Owners name is Jim, this is an 87 GN with a funny car cage, air to liquid Intercooler, SBC V8 (yeah, I know), 106mm single turbo, running on E85. The car Dyno'd 1464 HP but since this was a challenge no torque numbers were shown. The PA system they have sucks and this car brought such a large crowd it took me more than ten minutes just to see the screen and verify the numbers.
He won the Car Craft Dyno Challenge in the turbo class at the 2010 Car Craft Summer Nationals.
GN vs. GT500
I ran a GT500, he wasnt talking to anyone, just acting like his GT500 was a Ford GT or something. He did a really weird burnout and I let him get the jump. I guess he liked his rims to much to get a stickier tire because all he did was spin. It wasnt even a race, his time ended up being 21.41 seconds in the quarter.
1960 Peterbilt Hotrod Truck called Piss'd Off Pete
While I was at SEMA 2009 a captured a video of Piss'd Off Pete's engine being revved up in front of a huge SEMA crowd just down from the Autogeek.net booth.
This is Jay Leno's 1960 chopped Peterbilt with a 852ci two-stroke Detroit Diesel twin-supercharged V12 mated to an Allison 4-speed automatic transmission from a Greyhound bus. The engine produces 500 horsepower and nearly 1000 lb-ft torque with a red line of just 2,800 rpm. Built by the Blastolene Brothers.
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John Force fires up funny car after 15th Championship
John Force has just clinched his 15th Championship Title run at the 2010 NHRA Finals at Pomona Raceway, California. Shortly thereafter, his crew was hard at work in preparation for his next race which would be for the Final which was the icing on the cake! Here, John and his crew fire up his 7500HP funny car for a short test run, killing us all with the wonderful Nitro Exhaust fumes and incredible sound :) AIN'T NOTHING IN THE WORLD LIKE A TOP FUEL CAR!
2010 Buick Grandnational Dyno Runs!!!
My 1987 Buick Grandnatoinal is Complete!! (please read below) Motors In an now Tuned!! horsepower numbers will be up-comming,,This was only a street tune at 14 psi Boost on 93 octain fuel threw Full exhuast !! 2-8-10 2pm, est, Orlando,FL..I Filmed the last NASA Space shuttle night luanch 4am this filmed Morning..Thanks Dave at HeartBeat Racing Engines in Apopka,FL for machine work,Titan Motors sports for the Dyno rental an Cal Hartline Of Harline Performance for the Awsome Tune..No Hessitations in the throttle At All..This a big injector car too...8^)
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 flawed,the 90's SP cams
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 Whiped camshaft!!!
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 Jake at Lamotta if he 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 very 10 minutes,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 front headlight pannel,won't mention them storing my car under a car on lift that leaked fuild
$13,000 in total parts an labor 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 cage...8^)
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
412hp supercharge 350z vs the Great Grand National
412hp supercharge 350z(low Boost pulley) vs the Great Grand National
my nissan was no match for the grand national....
350z - stillen Supercharger,stillen Intercooler,cosworth Vq block with 10.3:1 pistons and CNC big valve heads,DC headers
Grand National -1987 buick grand national stroker stage II T/A aluminum block and heads.Fully built J&E pistons, scat rods, steel crank, Jessel rockers, BG intake with RJC spacer, RJC pulley's, MSD dis high output alternator, turbo 76MM Innovative turbo dbb..asnti 22 rear 20 in the front (new set up)bear all around etc
its not a GNX its a Grand national......the rims are a custom 20in 3 piece rims on Nitto NT 555 R Drag Radials(video set up)
pic of rims
Duramax Diesel Grand National CLONE
This is actually an Oldsmobile chasis that was converted into a Grand National looking Buick. This car is powered by a 6.6 litre Duramax Diesel engine. This car is sick, I do not own it unfortunately...
Buick Grand National burnout
Buick Grand National 1987
Testing my new setup.
Holset hx40 super (modified for buick), Tial wastegate, kb-headers, 42-lbs injectors, front mount ic, power logger, devils own alcohol injection, 3" dp, tt chip, 70 mm accufab, walbro pump, test pipe, hooker Exhaust system.
Brakes and suspension:
SMC rear control arms, airbags, polyurethane bushings, eibach lowering springs, 2005 pickup brakes.
vigilante converter, ported gn1 heads, cam, maf translator pro etc...