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@  dezldave961 : (12 April 2021 - 09:46 PM)

Hey, chuggin' along. Just finished a big overhaul on my turbo build after 12yrs.

@  Nateteo : (12 April 2021 - 05:56 PM)

literally, the last time I logged in was 3 years ago hows everybody doing

@  dezldave961 : (12 April 2021 - 04:43 PM)

Ya, they do open bracket at GS Nationals. I may go if I'm free, just to attend, even if there's no cage, yet.

@  Marchi1 : (12 April 2021 - 01:32 PM)

I am taking the SC car.I am sure it is a big event as it is in Bowling Green, KY so yeah will need to be fully copliant, but I think there is a bracket class. God I hope so

@  dezldave961 : (08 April 2021 - 01:50 PM)

*S&W Racecars cage for 95-99 Monte... I'd actually fit the xTSM class, aside from not being a RWD, if I swapped the Air-Air I/C back in. Probably wouldn't be competitive just yet, but I'd like to see them squirm.

@  dezldave961 : (08 April 2021 - 01:48 PM)

My only hesitation is that it's a big "gate-keeper" club, from my year of monitoring their forum. I might show up for fun to T&T in an open class, if I have a cage by then (S&S 90's W-body one when I get time).

@  dezldave961 : (07 April 2021 - 08:12 PM)

Oh, is the TurboBuick thing om, again? That's what I initially started my build overhaul for last year. Might be able to get out there, finally.

@  Marchi1 : (07 April 2021 - 02:53 PM)

Dave there is a Buick only event in May in Bowling Green...

@  dezldave961 : (04 April 2021 - 02:51 PM)

For launching in street trim with a s/c, you can pre-load just a bit at staging, then roll from that point to full throttle over ~1-2sec as traction permits. The tires will screech some at a track, but a 1.9-2.1 is the good typical range for most folks, with occasional freaks getting 1.8-1.9 success (my best on 2nd-hand Nitto 555R's was maybe mid-1.9's with my GenV/2.7/XP/3.29 setup at Norwalk).

@  dezldave961 : (03 April 2021 - 06:11 PM)

You should be able to modulate the throttle a bit better to get at least a 2.0 with practice. The Mustang is probably about all that can get, they're not too impressive without work.

@  ejguillot : (02 April 2021 - 01:12 PM)

I wasn't the only one having problems launching, There was a 2015 Mustang 5.0 on drag radials whose best time was a 12.9 after 3 tries or so.

@  ejguillot : (02 April 2021 - 01:09 PM)

Good news was nothing broke, and no KR on a 2.8" pulley. Will be revising timing tables too.

@  ejguillot : (02 April 2021 - 01:08 PM)

The first runs were so so. 13.5@104, couldn't launch for shit! 2.4 60' was the best I got. Then I look things over and realize my front shocks are all worn out. Ordered some KYB's from Rockauto on sale ($70 shipped), will be installing those and see what I can do next time.

@  dezldave961 : (01 April 2021 - 11:38 AM)

Cool. I may try BMP eventually, based on prep shown in Cleetus videos. Might live in the area again soon, too.

@  Marchi1 : (25 March 2021 - 03:11 PM)

The silver car will be hitting the track in May...Should see better numbers than the last pass 6 years ago

@  Marchi1 : (25 March 2021 - 03:11 PM)

Waiting for numbers.....

@  ejguillot : (25 March 2021 - 01:47 PM)

Hi all, finally taking my project GS to Bradenton Motorsports Park for it's maiden 1/4 mile run.

@  dezldave961 : (22 March 2021 - 01:21 PM)

Ya... I'm having fun working on mine, but mostly going to hit events for all cars. The big 3800 ones from ClubGP days are gone, aside from one in Detroit.

@  buck531 : (15 March 2021 - 04:24 AM)

ded

@  braebyrn : (17 February 2021 - 02:32 PM)

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#61 Ben98GS

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Posted 22 October 2010 - 01:57 PM

2/14/2010

Andrew's posts:

I swapped in my old front SSC springs and KYB GR2 struts and ZZP race control arms.

The next day I dropped it off at the body shop..Today I got it back...almost perfect! They even used the glass from the original door so I didn't have to try and match the tint.

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I even had the 3" scratch on the passenger side rear door fixed...

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Posted 22 October 2010 - 01:58 PM

3/20/2010

Just finished swapping the rear Springs and struts from the old car...no more 173k mile suspension parts!



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Posted 22 October 2010 - 01:59 PM

Pictures at the track before Andrew did the suspension:

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Posted 22 October 2010 - 02:00 PM

5/1/2010

I took her to the track for the first time yesterday...met up with Keith and he showed me how to do the cable mod. Best I could get for the night was a 13.433 @ 108 with a 2.297 60'. I had A LOT of wheel spin leaving the line. I got to the track with too much fuel (about 1/4 tank) although it was GT100, so better than 93, but I didn't think it was worth mixing in 104 since I wasn't seeing any knock on the way up.


I attempted to up the boost after the first run, but did't really see any effect (maybe I just wan't turning the boost controller enough). So I gotta figure that one out. Overall I was pleased, I was hoping for better times, but those should come when I get some DR's. Since I got the car I had to add a cat & an exhaust so the extra weight and restriction didn't help. It is still a w-body PB for me and the car made the 2.5 hour trip without an issue. If I can figure out how to launch it I should be in the 12's without having to do too much more to the car. This car got a lot more attention in the pit lanes than my '99 ever did...although Keith threatened to take pictures of the engine bay to show Ben how it's condition had deteriorated.



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Posted 22 October 2010 - 02:01 PM

5/2/2010
Well..the boost controller is working now. I tried earlier this morning to go to max boost and the most I got was a spike at 11 (was running at 12 ever since I got it from Ben). Later today I went all the way to min and only got 8.5 psi. I then went back to max boost....um...wow. I got up to 14.5 and had 0 knock...it was fun. So I decided to see if it had more in it. Um I think it got up to 20 something...it built so fast...and I was busy watching for knock...then nothing. Zero boost...vacuum was still normal, so I wasn't too worried. Got it into the driveway, turns out I blew off the input clamp to the intercooler.

The boost controller must have been frozen up from being in the same position for so long, or something. After going all the way to minimum and then back to max it was a completely different car...I can't wait to get back to the track.

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Posted 23 November 2010 - 12:03 PM

Wow, really need to update this side. Heading out of town today...so here is a brief synopsis.
Towed the car the 13 hours to RM10. Won first place in the modified class of the car show portion (Thanks to Ben and Brown's auto body). Snapped the input shaft of the transmission about 30 minutes after judging and didn't get to race the next day. Towed it back home. It sat in the driveway for the rest of the summer while I gathered parts.

Towed it up to Bill Boost's place, he installed a dynotech 3.29 gear, GM racing 1" chain transmission, an XP cam and a trickle charger for the race battery. Just picked it up last night...this thing is even more of a beast now. I wasn't able to go above ~60% throttle the whole way home as the tires would break loose. This winter I plan to take it to the local speed shop and have it dyno tuned even though I have heard mixed reviews.

When I get back I'll upload some pics from the trans install.
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Posted 23 November 2010 - 05:40 PM

Wow, really need to update this side. Heading out of town today...so here is a brief synopsis.
Towed the car the 13 hours to RM10. Won first place in the modified class of the car show portion (Thanks to Ben and Brown's auto body). Snapped the input shaft of the transmission about 30 minutes after judging and didn't get to race the next day. Towed it back home. It sat in the driveway for the rest of the summer while I gathered parts.

Towed it up to Bill Boost's place, he installed a dynotech 3.29 gear, GM racing 1" chain transmission, an XP cam and a trickle charger for the race battery. Just picked it up last night...this thing is even more of a beast now. I wasn't able to go above ~60% throttle the whole way home as the tires would break loose. This winter I plan to take it to the local speed shop and have it dyno tuned even though I have heard mixed reviews.

When I get back I'll upload some pics from the trans install.


Mixed reviews about taking it to be dyno tuned? Huh?

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Posted 24 November 2010 - 01:35 PM

I think he means mixed reviews about the shop itself, not the idea of dyno tuning.

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 10:24 PM

Fixed a bunch of the broken pictures/links. ;)

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Posted 04 October 2014 - 11:33 AM

This beautiful beast has changed hands again. I hope to have it back on the road in spring making noise and beating up on cars half her age. Lots to do and a few changes I want to do to make it my own.....sorry no orange on this ride.

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Posted 14 October 2020 - 12:05 AM

So bad news for everyone. What I thought would be a simple fixed ended up turning into a rusty money pit with no bottom in sight. As of this post. We have started the process of a demod and then the departure of a shell will be very soon.

 

We did a little bit of work, and the old heart is looking for a new body after we did a lot of cool stuff, like a custom radiator to make the return on the right side of the car.....






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