9 Second Buick GSX Stage2 GS Stage1 9.51 @ 140
We originally built this car with Frank Urbinati back in 1996.It debuted at
the GS Nationals where it won the GS Pro Street class races. It was also
the 1st GS Pro Street class car to break into the 9's at the time.Thanks to
Frank this project came to life. Fast forward to 2010 and the car has been
taken over by Bob Ortolani,the car still looks great and Bob decided to
bring it up another level. We were happy to have the car come back to our
shop and to have the opportunity to work with Bob and put together the new
powerplant. The video shows the results of our 1st day out to tune the
engine. The 1st two passes were shakedowns to check fuel/oil pressures and
get a feel for the new combo. By the 3rd run we had posted a 9.62 @ 138
hitting the 7100rpm rev limiter chip! The 4th run was a 9.52 @ 140. On the
5th run it went 9.51 @ 140.65! After a good cool down and a timing
adjustment we were ready to try for a 9.40 run, launching right off idle
the car gave us a nice big unexpected wheelie! The wheelie sure lookes cool
but we know we can go quicker with a little more suspension work to
straighten out the launch and try to keep the front down. We're sure it'll
go into the 9.40's yet and maybe even 30's after everything is worked out.
71 Buick Skylark GS GSX 455 Stage 1 Burnout.MP4
4-17-13 NOW FOR SALE!! IS RECEIVING PAINT THIS WEEK. WHITE/BLACK STRIPES
May be traded this weekend for a big truck to haul my other toys unless
someone comes up with $18,000 or ?$$ Outskirts of Fountain Hills, AZ just
seeing what kind of smoke show the Buick was capable of. Motor was
completely built by TA Performance in Scottsdale, AZ. Car runs on premium
pump gas or aviation 110. Motor is a 73' Buick 455 bored .030 over to a 462
with forged pistons 9.84:1 compression, TA Hemi-Killer Camshaft, TA HD
rocker assembly, TA Double Row Timing Chain, TA Timing Cover, TA Water
Pump, Aluminum Radiator, TA Aluminum Stage 1 Heads, TA Valve Covers, Hooker
Full Length Headers, Magnaflow 3" stainless crossover Exhaust, 12 bolt posi, 4 Wheel Disc Brakes, 9"
Brake Booster, TA Hi-Perf. Starter,
TA Billet Aluminum Flywheel, TA Street/Strip Mechanical Fuel Pump, Borg
Warner T-10 4-Speed Transmission with 904 Cast Iron Case(split the old
aluminum case with 1st gear explosion), Driveshaft Loop, Hurst Shifter,
Centerforce dual friction clutch, Edelbrock 850cfm Carb, Edelbrock
performer intake, MSD Distributor, Accel Coil, tires were BF Goodrich
radial T/A. Motor was featured on the rear cover of TA Performance 2010
TA290-08H CAMSHAFT from TA PERFORMANCE!!! 6-6-2013
This video is a shortened clip of 8-26-2011's original video.
The camshaft is from TA Performance and it's a Schneider Racing Cam grind.
The "modified" '73 Buick 455 Stage-1 V8 in my '87 Buick Regal "Special-T"
idles @ 800-RPM! This video was also recorded when Tyrone's
"used/faulty/HEAVILY APPRECIATED Holley-750 w/vacuum secondaries was on my
With that Holley, I over-heated constantly @ 230-244-degrees on a HOT day
... 210+ degrees on a cool day ... WAY TOO LEAN OF A CARBURETOR. Since I
got the Holley-850 Double-Pumper ... 190-degrees on a HOT day DOING
My Buick 455 was built by Mr. Daniel Smith of "D&S PERFORMANCE" in Camden
Domenic informed me of 3 major electrical shorts, and went through my
Stage-1 Regal 3 times to guarantee no more electrical shorts.
Domenic also replaced the Exhaust
manifold gasket that Giovanni installed INSTEAD OF THE SUPPLIED TA
PERFORMANCE HEADER GASKETS!
That's why THIS was the very 1st time I HEARD how my Buick 455 Stage-1
motor REALLY should sound!
It's 6/7/2013 today, and my Stage-1 Regal is at Ralph & Johns Dyno SHOP. That video is 2
videos prior to this one.
UPDATES TO FOLLOW :)
1973 Buick Boattail Riviera Commercial
I just found this classic car commercial online and being a big Buick
Boattail Riviera fan I made the decision to upload this commercial to my
user account in order to share it with the rest of you car fans out there
and I must admit that this is one of the best car commercials I have ever
seen because it gives allot of good details about the car it is also the
longest car commercial I have ever watched I hope that you guy's IL enjoy
Bad-Ass Buick: 1955 Special - /BIG MUSCLE
• Harry Fisher
In stock form, the 1955 Buick Special could best be described as a "nice"
car. It's not drop dead gorgeous like a 1959 Impala, nor does it have the
panache of say a 1956 Chrysler 300. You see the '55 Buick Special was a
working mans car. It had room enough for the whole family, a decent
power-plant thanks to its 264 cubic inch V8, and style that was, well...
above average. Harry Fisher or "Uncle Harry" as most people know him, saw
the old Buick a bit differently though. He knew that with a few little
touches (like a 502 cubic inch big-block, modern suspension, and a new set
of wheels) that this old Buick had the potential to become one of the
baddest hot-rods around.
1955 Buick Century 322 Nail head First Start & Cam Break-in
This is the first start and cam break-in of my rebuilt 55 Buick Century 322
nail-head. The NOS fuel pump lasted about 2 minutes. The box fan I was
using to cool the engine was not giving enough airflow. I had to use the
industrial fan I use for painting. The carburetor that I rebuilt about 5
years ago has some idle jets plugged up. (I must not have gotten all the
gas out of it when I put it in storage) On the plus side, no oil/water
leaks and good oil pressure.
How to build a TURBOJET ENGINE
HELLO GEEK WEEK
So this is the first in my trilogy of videos about building a turboJET engine from scrap.
This video is me building the jet then tomorrow i'll take you through the
simple maths and it is simple.
enjoy subscribe and see you next video.
Music by march to the grave
The scrapyard is C.towell and they are great for off cuts of stainless etc
PLUS more at
Buick Special 1962 TA-Cam Open Headers
Buick 215 V8, 10.5 Compr.R., TA 110-215, Ported Heads(4degree Advance),
Rover Rockers, D&D Reinf.,D&D Block Huggers, ARP Head Studs,
500 Edelbrock ThunderS.,