Buick Roadmaster 1st Dyno pull
My first Dyno run with a bad program. Started off at 234rwhp with a terrible program to 275rwhp with a great great program thanks to Jeff @Precision Autosports in xenia Ohio. Shooting for 400rwhp Summer 2011
CID Vicious' Buick Roadmaster 35 Dollar Intake
So, after gleaning all the info I could from the various B-Body boards, I decided to cobble together the most minimalist - but effective - intake system I could for the Roadmaster for the least money possible. I bought a pair of 45˙ 3" ABS elbows from Home Despot and discovered that 3" pipe and the required cement would raise the cost considerably above the '8 dollar intake' level mentioned on the boards. So after a couple of different configurations I came up with what you see above. Pro Gaff tape is used throughout, and being thorough has meant so far, no SES lights.
I had a hockey puck in the back shed (I saw it years before I bought the Roadie and thought 'hey, at least I'm ready for an LT1 car now!) so that cost zero dollars. Throttle body bypass was zero dollars because I didn't use the kinda idiotic forum approved method. Bent a line and shortened a hose, added more Gaff tape for abrasion resistance.
Used a drop in Spectre air filter, it's perfectly clean inside and the extra pickup has been noticeable. I have an Exhaust done as well so I don't hear this much anymore, but when I was 'Cadillac Quiet' Exhaust wise I certainly did.
See more at The (Actually) Smart Car Blog: http://actuallysmartcarblog.blogspot.com/2011/08/project-buick-roadmaster-part-six-stage.html
1994 buick roadmaster 0-100
stock intake and Exhaust with 4.10 gears and a tune. car has 263,000 miles and the engine and transmission have never been rebuilt. future mods are 1.6 roller rocker to open the top end up a little and full Exhaust. thats about all i plan on doing to it
1919 Buick First start since 1952
This is the first startup of this 1919 buick six roadster that had been sitting in a barn in ohio since 1952. It was parked there with a bad differential. My boss bought it on Ebay and i gently disassembled the engine, cleaned out the 50+ year old oil, freed up the piston rings and put it back together. I had to substitute a newer coil to get a strong spark and had manually filled the float bowl of the carburetor. No fuel pump was hooked up or water in the engine hence the short run time. This is a very cool early overhead valve engine with an aluminum crankcase,cast iron cylinder block, roller tappets, exposed valvetrain, zero gap piston rings, and electric start. This car had about 14,000 miles on the odometer. Enjoy the video! Check out my other video/slide show for engine disassembly pictures.