1970 Buick lesabre 455 1st time at the 1/4 mile TA performance headders three inch magnaflow exaust untouched engine w/ 70000 miles oringinal 750 quadrajet 2.93 rearend .Th400 tranny w/B&M shift kit car weight @ 4066 lbs aprox 400 -425 hp 510 ftlbs of torque open differential ,and street tires could not launch with much over 1000 rpm fighting wheelspin well into second gear see other video
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.
1970 Buick GS 455 Burnout and Pass
Buick built a number of great sleepers in the '60s and '70s, since they
were known for style and comfort rather than all out performance. Buick's
big block, the 455 powered a number of high performance muscle cars,
including this all black 1970 Buick Gran Sport. This car is a real sleeper
with its all black paint and base model wheels, but it runs low 12's in the
quarter. This video was taken at the 2012 Buick GS Nationals in Bowling
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.
70 Buick GS Stage 1 vs Radical 69 Camaro SS
Stock 1970 Buick 455 Stage 1 engine with pump gas vs 454 with gears and
converter in a 69 Camaro SS. Listen to the
difference in cams etc towards the end. The owner of both even said he was
pissed till he realized they were both his cars so why be mad the buick was
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 :)
1966 Buick Convertible Barn Find Rescue, Part 1
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 1,
with the hacking fun the guys had rescuing the car. Look for part two,
loaded with road-trip hilarity. The story is printed in the September 2011
issue of HOT ROD Magazine.
Test Drive - 1970 Buick GSX 455 Stage One V8 Tribute Muscle Car
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I thought you'd like a look at this 1970 Buick GSX tribute that we took out
for spin. It's equipped with a 455c.i. 4BBL (Performance Built) V8,
Automatic (turbo 400) Transmission, 10
Bolt Rear w/ 3.55 Limited Slip, Power Steering, Power Disc Brakes, Factory
Air Conditioning, Hood Tach, AM Radio, Nice Chrome & Glass, Buckets/Console
w/ Staple Shifter, Seat Belts, Spare, Jack, & Tool. Dual Sport Mirrors,
Functional Hood Scoops Feed the Ram Air Induction, Beautiful Fit & Finish,
Custom Dual Exhaust System, Gorgeous
Saturn Yellow w/ Painted GSX Stripes, Buick Rallye Wheels w/ BFG Radial T/A
Tires, An Original GS Car Re-Created into a GSX, GSX Equipment, Front &
Rear Spoilers, Great Attention to Detail, Runs & Drives Fantastic, No
Expense Spared in the Resto & Build of this Muscle Car! Stunning Example &
Tribute to the Classic GSX! Thanks for checking it out!
Filmed at Fast Lane Classic Cars in St Charles, Missouri
The background music track is Whiskey on the Mississippi by Kevin MacLeod.
Available under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license.
Instruments: Guitar, Bass, Kit, Organ, EP
With a jumping bass and off-beat syncopation, this is straight from
Memphis' Beale Street. The Hammond organ and electric guitar play together
as longtime friends, while the melody changes hands from guitar to organ to
electric piano. 011
Bouncy, Grooving 2010
1970 Buick GSX 455 engine high performance muscle car vintage classic
collector car clone tribute stage one highly collectible restored fast
torque monster show automobile auto burnout launch "muscle car" "hot rod"
"show car" "for sale" Fast Lane Classic Cars RamblinAround rambling vlog hd
Camaro Z28 messing with 455 GTO on the street
Late-Model Camaro Z28
with bolt-ons messing with a classic 455 swapped GTO.
The GTO jams it and then one of the passengers thought they were being
tailed by an unmarked B4C (special service police) Camaro holding a radar gun (video
camera, lol) and you can notice the nervous and unsure look on his face as
we roll beside, then his complete and total relief once he recognized a
couple old pals in a regular Camaro, lol.
(This LT1 Camaro made
280hp at the wheels and ran 13.1 at Mason Dixon Dragstrip)
This footage was shot way back, many years ago, with an old junky analog
camera, so apologize for the poor video quality.
Produced by nedaCFilms / Mustang-Town.com & V8ponycars.com
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."