Buick - 1985 Buick Grand National
Here's another great video from the History Channel's archive on the 1985 Buick Regal turbocharged Grand National. Per the History Channel's exact video description:
"A high-horsepower, attention-grabbing celebration of speed, the 1985 Grand National represents Buick's return to muscle-car roots. Now, two teams of veteran mechanics try to extract everything they can from the Grand National's made-for-speed equipment (including turbo engines, fuel injectors, and racing transmissions) to transform the car into a big, mean racing machine
The premise is simple: FULL THROTTLE selects two teams who are each given the same model of classic car in a similar state of disrepair. They're supplied with a garage, tools, and parts, and after 20 hours of repair time, they battle it out in an old-fashioned drag-race on a certified track. The winner keeps both cars. The loser keeps nothing.
They're fast, they're flashy, they reignited America's love of muscle cars-and finally, the 1985 BUICK GRAND NATIONAL returns with a vengeance on the track."
1987 Buick Grand National (Regal T-Type Turbo) Start Up, Exhaust, and In Depth Review
**I made an editing error at the beginning. Thanks a bunch to Streetside Classics of Charlotte, NC for allowing me to film this video!
Hello and welcome to Saabkyle04! YouTube's largest collection of automotive variety! In today's video, we will take an up close and personal in depth look at the understated muscle car of the late 80s, the Buick Grand National, this one specifically the Regal T-Type. The GN and the T-Type are identical except for badging and interior trim. It wasn't until you stepped it on up to the GNX did you get the truly different package (which I will explain in the video). The GN is arguably the most menacing looking buick of all time with it's black monochrome paint scheme and turbo charged 3.8 V6 pumping out amazing performance numbers for the time period, even today! A unique experience to be able to check out one of these beasts. During this presentation, we will take a 1st person look at what the vehicle is all about beginning with the start up, performance data, fuel economy, the occasional track data, and build quality. Also, I will teach you how to use most of the interior and exterior features in a detailed fashion, that before, you could only get from going to a dealership yourself! Throughout the video, I will highlight key styling and unique differences about the vehicle, any available options, and of course it would not be an enthusiast car video without the good ole engine portion with rev and Exhaust note with interior and exterior perspectives. A thorough tour/review of this car designed to give others a greater overall appreciation of the vehicle.
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1987 Buick Grand National 3.8 Turbo V6 53xxx Miles Original Modern Muscle Car
This 1987 Buick Regal Grand National has a 3.8 Liter turbocharged & Intercooled V-6, Automatic Transmission w/ O.D, Limited Slip Rear, P. Steering, P. Disc Brakes, P. Door Locks, P. Windows, AM/FM/Cassette w/ P. Antenna, Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Buckets/Console, Interior is in Beautiful Condition, T-Tops w/ Bags, Rear Window Defogger, Performance Suspension, Remote Sport Mirrors, Chrome Accessories Under the Hood, 15in Grand National Chrome Wheels, Tinted Windows, Runs & Drives Great! Original Owners Manual, Warranty Book, Window Sticker & Brochure, These Grand Nationals are Becoming Urban Legends!! Thanks for taking a look!
Filmed at Fast Lane Classic Cars in St. Charles, Missouri
Background track is Whiskey on the Mississippi by Kevin MacLeod. Available under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license. Download link:http://music.incompetech.com/royaltyfree2/Whiskey%20on%20the%20Mississippi.mp3
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
1987 Buick Grand National Regal GN GNX 3.8V6 turbocharged turboturbocharger fast muscle car hot rod rat rod lead sled custom high performance quick Intercooler original show car vintage classic collector automobile vehicle auto overdrive black Fast Lane Classic Cars St Charles Missouri Jeff RamblinAround rambling vlog hd partner
1987 Buick Grand National First start in ten years
Video was made for personal use but decided to share
Sat in storage for ten years (01-11)
Changed oil, changed plugs and charged the battery. Thats it.
Fogged the cylinders and ran the motor with out plugs to build up oil pressure before i started it.
Smoke from start up was from the fogging oil, I still cant believe how easy it started. Even the gas in ten years old! Although, it was before Ethanol was added to everything and it was treated with a heavy dose of good stabilizer. It will be drained and new fuel will be added before we run it again.
1986 Buick Grand National FOR SALE flemings ultimate garage
#910 '86 Buick Grand National, Frame off restoration, no expense spared ! (Look under this car )Only1645 miles on this show quality, nut and bolt restoration! Freshly rebuilt 3.8 liter turbocharged+intercooled V6@235hp ( this one makes more) , rebuilt 4speed automatic overdrive trans, rebuilt 3.73 performance axle rear differential w/ upgraded auburn posi unit, new professionaly done mirror finish GN black paint, great looking new grey+black power bucket seat interior w/factory console, full factory backlit gauges with factory led Boost gauge, front & rear spoilers, brand new great sounding Flowmaster dual Exhaust, original Delco Concert Sound II audio system w/ EQ, factory cold air conditioning, fast ratio power steering,power disc brakes ( ultra rare aluminum rear drums),cruise control & tilt steering column,power windows & locks,new factory chrome wheels w/BFG radial T/A's, very rare optional power sunroof. The fastest American production car back in '86.
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
Tom's Turbo Garage: Buick Grand National Street & Strip Upgrades - Part 3
In this episode, we focus on making some good old turbocharged horsepower on my 1987 Buick Grand National. We also take a trip back to 1987 to look at performance recipes back then.
This is part of a multi-part series where we're making a host of modifications to this classic American muscle car to improve its performance on the street and strip. Thank you for watching and subscribing!
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Buick Grand National v6 turbo grudge race test pass 8-11-11
Buick Grand National v6 turbo grudge race test pass at Edgewater Sports Park 8-11-11 during Thursday Night Lightz event. This car is a top contender for the King of the Streets competition later that night. Check out my channel for more grudge racing from this season event all summer 2011;