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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.

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#21 ejguillot



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Posted 08 October 2020 - 09:58 PM

Good Luck!  Any results yet?

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Posted 09 October 2020 - 04:39 PM

Nothing yet. The kid hasn't taken his truck down to the dragstrip since last year. Hasn't done anything new to his truck, either, though.


I've started driving the Buick to work after getting it back on the road and cleaning it. Doing maintenance and mods to it little by little every weekend that I have time, trying to get it ready for its first dragstrip run in years. Last weekend I tackled a trans flush with new filter and a dorman trans pan with darin plug, and cleaned out the factory airbox (installed a new filter), and threw in the DHP 1.0 ECM.


I'd like to service the supercharger (new fluid and coupler), and throw a set of either 104 or TR6 plugs in her, then I think it'll be ready for some racing! Should only be another week or two, then I will have my results.

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Posted 29 October 2020 - 12:14 AM

Just a quick update... did the trans flush with new filter and gasket, as well as an oil and filter change (Mobil 1 5W30 and filter). Also, cleaned out the airbox and installed a new Fram filter. Got my issues sorted out with the DHP 1.0 ECM, so that's up and running.


I currently have removed the stock front exhaust manifold and crossover pipe and will be replacing them with a ported and jet-hot coated set of stock manifolds. They should be a little better than the original equipment. I am also doing a valve cover gasket replacement (due to an oil leak at the back valve cover). Apparently, this is something GM is dealing with in a recall in the last few years. I figure, I can do a better job using higher quality parts than they can. Got the front valve cover removed, painted, and cleaned up and re-installed.


Future plans (this weekend... especially since it's going to rain) include swapping out the rear exhaust manifold and replacing it with my ported and jet-hot coated version, as well as replacing the valve cover gasket on the rear. I would also like to remove the fuel injectors and rail, and blower unit. I will be installing new injector orings, as well as servicing the blower coupler, fluid, and gasket. Will also be painting the M90 red to contrast with the painted black valve covers. Then will be hitting the strip with plans to beat the best ET posted by the Dodge pickup.


Hopefully I can get all this done in the next week or two. Cecil County Dragway closes in the next 5/6 weeks... but with a 2017 Taurus SHO, an 2016 Audi S4, and a 2000 Dodge Dakota pickup all needing work and with plans to race them as well, my schedule is tight to say the least.


Here is a quick before and after of the work to the front stuff so far (I know it's not much, but just the removed exhaust manifold and painted valve cover does alot).



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