PURCHASED MARCH 4, 2008 --- THROUGH ---
'87 Buick Grand National /GNX
Clone Project 2008 - 2018.
Beech Bend Raceway Park
Bowling Green, Kentucky -- 1/4 mile Drag
Racing October 20 - 23, 2010
'87 Buick Grand National with Street Tires:
12.496 @ 109.33 mph
Next Pass/Removed FLOOR MAT: 60'=1.806 1/4 mile: 12.396 @ 108.95 mph (1/8
17, 2010 Video Tour
1987 Buick Regal
Grand National / GNX CLONE Project - Sept 2010.
20#'s Boost, No Knock, 13.2 @ 105 mph on Cooper Cobra
235/60/15" Street Radials May 13, 2009.
(and it wasn't even tuned), then over time more changes,
as listed below.
Purchased March 2008 with 88,000 miles STOCK - Original.
As of October 1, 2010 with 103,881 miles, driven from
Wisconsin to Kentucky; Wisconsin to NC, SC, Georgia
2008; Wisconsin to Kentucky to Maine to Wisconsin 2009,
Wisconsin to Maine 2010, and Maine to Kentucky Oct
20-23, 2010. Past 2.5 yrs, I've DRIVEN 16,000 miles in a
1987 Buick Regal Grand National with over 100k miles!!!
and "No Brakes & a Bad Turbo" when I
bought it in 2008...
this is my 2nd 87 Buick Grand National (and modified)
--- my 1st GN is an ORIGINAL T-Top with 38,xxx miles,
ATR 2.5" Pitbull Stainless Steel Dual Exhaust,
Torque Strap, Front & Rear Brace Kit Package, RJC
June 2008 - July 2009 Updates & Modifications:
GNX Clone is Modified with bolt on parts, unopened
engine - 3" Front Mount Intercooler, 3"
Downpipe with External Wastegate/Boost Controller,
3" Stainless Steel Dual Exhaust, TA 49 Turbo,
F-Body Alum Radiator with Dual Fans, RJC Power Plate,
Adjustable Fuel Pressure Regulator (43 PSI line off)
with FP gauge, Scanmaster, A-Pillar Boost & Knock
Gauges, TurboTweak 93 Chip with 60# Injectors, 3"
Aluminum MAF Pipe, 9" K&N Cone Air Filter, XP
Plus Fuel Pump, 160 thermostat, torque strap, Vacuum
Brakes with Billet Block. HRpartsNstuff Rear Sway Bar,
Lower & Upper Double Adjustable Control Arms, Air
Bags, Front & Rear Brace Kit. NOS L/R Headlight
Bezels, Grey Leather Steering Wheel w/Billet Buick
Tri-Shield/Horn Cap, New Shocks, Rotors, Bearings,
Brembo Brakes, 30% Side & Rear Window Tint .
August 2009 - April 2010 --- Parked - in storage...
May 2010 - Modifications:
Front & Rear Bumper Fillers replaced, Drive Shaft
Safety Loop, GNX Accents installed,
4 - 245/50/16" Tires
GNX Kirban Style Reproduction 16x8 Rims
GNX Dash Plaque #487,
GNX Rear Differential Cover,
GNX Front & Rear Emblems,
GNX ASC Stickers, under hood & door jamb, No rpo
GNX Turbo Cover,
GNX Flares & GNX Vents in Storage... (not sure I'll
cut it up)
GNX 6 Gauge Stewart Warner Gauges and Paint planned for
GNX Rear Suspension 1987 can't compare to HRpartsNstuff
Suspension of 2009...
New Windshield after I was stopped in New York late at
Night 82 mph in 65 mph, after being pulled over and the
officer checked my car out front to back, he saw my
cracked windshield and gave me warning to repair crack,
whew... thank you... $199 replaced, no speeding ticket,
no insurance adjustment... must be problem with my
cruise, becuz I dislike to follow or often speed up to
catch up to the people in front of me...maybe you do
September 2010 - Modifications:
Updated NGK UR5 Spark Plugs gapped tight at .030, new
ignition coil pack, new spark plug wires, LS1-3"
MAF with Translator after shooting this video, Fuel
Feeder/Hot Wire Kit, heated O2 sensor. Stainless Steel
Cat. Exhaust Hanger, Translator Base Setting = 5.
OCTOBER 2, 2010 ---- SCANMASTER RESULTS after road trip,
taken at idle.
02 = 792 (best tuned .750 - .770)
-- leaner is meaner w/out
knock, higher is safer)
AF = 4 (air/fuel best 4-6)
L8 = 30 (engine load = 30-40)
bat = 13.7 (battery 13.5 or higher)
INT = 128 (integrator 118 - 138, ideally 128)
blm = 126 (block learn lean side 118 - 138, rich side,
mph = 0
CLT = 170 (coolant)
ATS = 124 (air temp)
r = 800 (rpm)
TPS = .44 (throttle position sensor 0.42 - 0.44, WOT =
4.6 - 4.8)
IAC = 21 (idle air control 10- 40 good at idle, best at
fuel pressure 37-43 with line off car at idle in park.
start at 43, stock 34-40.
Oil Pressure 10-15 PSI HOT
O2 of .790 or higher prevents excessive retard.
at Race Track Tune for best MPH, ET Varies with traction
NOTE: time slips in the quarter mile will be updated by
October 26th, 2010 at the GS Nationals - Bowling Green,
Kentucky 2010 --- GS Nationals - October 20-23, 2010. 1/4
mile: 60'=1.806 with 12.396 @ 108.95 mph (1/8=7.900)
HRpartsNstuff, GBodyParts, RJC Racing, Kirban
Performance, Cotton Performance, TurboBuick.com, Full
Throttle Speed, GN1 Performance, NOS4GN, Red Armstrong -