My 87' buick grandnational lives again,(please read
below)12-31-09,Orlando,FL,USA..Brand new GN1 Stroker motor..This time " I "
did all the work!! vs paying for blown-up motors from KDK Performance an/or
Lamotta Performance,both in FL an supossed speacilist...8^/....If your cars
at either of these shops above in Florida,i feel for you!!!..
Update! July 27th 2010
The ROH drift wheels an Falken autocross tires are on,Aerospace disk brakes
all around,TRZ tubular control a-arms front an upper in the back..Cars Very
close to the GNX conversion an Brand New Paint!!
The Story of this car..
Brought out storage,in year 2000
had 2 differant motor builds both whipe the camshafts,little known to
people back then was the camshaft manufactors fault ,the cams metal was
the car goes to Bowling Green Custums in Alt GA,
He has it 4 years, charges me $14,000 for Yeap,straight from his shop a
Car goes to KDK Performance in FL
gone billit rollor cam
$8000 rebuild,car blows up 1/2 track at 110mph
3 total rebilds all i payed for,Dynoed an to the track same
thing, 1/2 track garnade First Run !!
4th new motor bought an payed for, i pull car out KDK
spend over $30,000 in cash an parts totaling over 3 years
I call Cal Hartline,He recommeds Lamotta performance
The new motor from KDK goes striaght on the Dyno an BOOM!! headgasket
launches as all the times before
I asked if Lamotta can fix it, an add GNX style dash an new Intercooler,6 months later motors done
at Heartbeat racing engines,Even though Lamottoa dropped my motor to him
for whatever reason i had to go pick it up.(that cost the tranny in my
truck!)After Lamotta installs the motor an fires it,I called Jake an he
said i quote "Its fine, ready to go"..I pick it up, Its belowing white
smoke out the exshuast,water temps high, oil pressuers all over the
place!!!,,the dash speedo don't work, (the whole reason i had the GNX dash
kit Installed!!) an the grill ,Lamotta broke the headerpanel flap so my
Grill dangles in place,had to buy whole new pannel,won't mention them
storing my car under a car on lift that leaked fuild
$13,000 in total back to square one
Piston pin was riding up an down the #4 cylinder wall
Car stays in My Garage..
Dave at Heartbeat racing engines rebuilt an sleves the damage piston pin
cylinder an i have him add GN1 stroker kit..The Motors now perfect an i
have over 2000miles on it
Today July 27th 2010 the cars at ProFab in Tampa having Matt inspected
the suspenion along with the brakes,Possiably adding a 6 point roll
Moral to this build,Try your Hardest to Have one All-in-One shop work on
your car,Or you'll get the Third person run around,(example), Oh i'll take
your car an your money,but its the machist fault or part builders fault why
nothing works,pay us, blame them...
First time you here that....Run!!!
Get all work in Writing,You might need it later
Buick Grand National Burnouts
Film by Nelson Febus, all credit to him please check out his site
Buick's of all kind doing burnouts...
Buick - History Documentary (1995)
This video is a wonderfully-done documentary, written and produced by
Michael Rose, on the history of Buick as presented in 1995 from the History
Channel's archive. Here is Michael's description of the video verbatim:
"No one would have believed that the tinkering of a plumber would turn into
the foundation of the world's largest corporation. But it did. David Dunbar
Buick invented a process to adhere porcelain to tubs and other bathroom
fixtures. But the Scottish immigrant dreamed of making a mark out of the
bathroom, and set to work building a car. By 1900, he enlisted the aid of
another inventor, Walter Marr, and they built their first vehicle. Their
invention attracted the attention of one of Michigan's wealthiest men,
William Crapo Durant, the president of the world's largest buggy-building
business. As soon as he drove one of Buick's early creations, Durant
realized that the days of the horse and buggy were over. He teamed up with
Buick, and the two went on to make history. By the thirties, Buicks were
regarded as some of the finest cars ever made. From the first Buicks
through the birth of General Motors and into history, this is the
compelling story of the partnership that eventually became the basis for
the largest company in the world."
Grand National and GNX History (part 3 of 3)
Buick quietly re-entered the super car wars in the late eighties with a turbocharged 3.8 liter V6 engine in an all
black Regal. The car was so outrageously fast that its now among the most
collectible cars of all time.
10.99 buick run daily driver
This is my daily driver 1987 Buick Regal T. 3.8L turbocharged, white version of a Grand National.
Stock block with ported Champion iron heads, slightly modified turbo, injectors and downpipe. Running on 93
octane pump gas at the track, this 10.99 was backed up by 5 more 10 second
runs with a best of 10.81 @ 124 MPH. Yes it has A/C and gets 22 MPG on the
highway. Leave it up to a Buick !
'66 Buick Back From The Dead! - HOT ROD Unlimited Episode 5
On this episode of HOT ROD Unlimited, we raise a '66 Buick from the dead.
After spending 33 years sitting outside in the desert, the broken down
Buick Special is revived by David Freiburger and Mike Finnegan of HOT ROD
and Rick Pewe of 4-Wheel & Off-Road magazine.
Rick's mother bought the car when it was near new and parked it when the
transmission failed in 1978. In 2011, the guys spent two and a half days
wrenching on the car, with the hopes of driving it home from Phoenix to Los
Angeles. Come along for the ride and see what happens!
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Buick Grand National For sale-nicest around
This is my 1986 Grand National,its as clean as they get and pretty fast for
a 6 cylinder..Its for sale for 18,000..Everything is new inside and out and
all the underneath also!!
Jeff Brock Bonneville Buick
Jeff Brock, driving his "Bombshell Betty" 1952 Buick Super Riviera, sets a
new class world-record at Bonneville in early October 2012.
HOT ROD Magazine Buick Barn Find Rescue Part 2
This is the story of a '66 Buick Special convertible that had been
abandoned in Arizona in 1978 by the family of Rick Pewe, editor of 4-Wheel
& Off-Road magazine. In 2011, the guys from HOT ROD Magazine, in
conjunction with Rick, spent four days bringing the car back from the dead
with plans to drive it home from Phoenix to Los Angeles. This is part 2,
loaded with road-trip hilarity. The story is printed in the September 2011
issue of HOT ROD Magazine.
Following Ferrari's, Porsches, Lamborghini in the Grand National(HD!) Read the Description
Watch in HD. Leaving Captree State Park carshow in the Grand
National.(sorry they are not pink my camera needs adjustment so red appears
pink sometimes) Following a Ferrari Testarossa, Ferrari Scuderia 16M,
Ferrari F430, Lamborghini LP560-4 Spyder, a Porsche GT3, some other kind of
Porsche didn't look at it too much at the show. Also passed a Nissan GTR
who was leaving but taking a quick loop around the mainly empty other part
of the lot/show. Awesome show this week (11/29/09) Sorry about the camera
shake I was holding it with my hand and watching in real time aswell as the
road wasn't the smoothest. Turn up the speakers to really hear um, and the
turbo in the Grand National. After we
had left them we were just cruising around while heading home and to some
car dealers to look around. Subscribe and maybe stop on down next
week(every sunday shine or clouds as long as it's not raining/snowing) or
any other for the rest of the winter at Captree State Park, Long Island,
NY. After the beaches open it is at Oak Beach(OBI) Really nice show, over
300 cars this past show. The car we are in is dads 1987 Buick Grand
National(not GNX). Sorry no specs on the car!