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@  dezldave961 : (17 April 2021 - 02:04 PM)

Just keeping the candle lit, as I mentioned on my only remaining local ClubGP chapter of the 3-4 I was very active on in my 20's

@  Marchi1 : (15 April 2021 - 07:00 PM)

nope...just us old timers

@  WildGS : (15 April 2021 - 03:56 AM)

are people still here?

@  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.


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#1 jason.arthur.taylor

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Posted 29 November 2019 - 08:03 PM

Happy thanksgiving Buick Regal old timers and granddaddies.

 

My Audi A6 has a plastic underbelly "pan" which goes underneath the entire engine bay. The name of this thing itself is part of the reason I'm posting since I don't really know the best words.  Help me out.  Some ideas: belly pan, splash guard, underbelly panel, underbelly plate, belly plate, belly pan, undercarriage pan?  What's the best word?  

 

It is a pain to remove just to do an oil change.  Also, if you are doing a job and loose a bolt, it will go there instead of the concrete.  But, even so I need this on my cars and was curious if there's such a thing on my buick regal.  I got my regal used and the first thing to loose would be this thing, so I was just asking if this is available on this car.  I checked ebay to see if there's a part, but didn't see anything.  I want it for a few reasons and would be happy to get an aftermarket one if anyone knows of one.


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Posted 29 November 2019 - 10:43 PM

Nope. Not on this car.
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Posted 05 December 2019 - 11:19 PM

Nope. Not on this car.

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Posted 08 December 2019 - 10:49 PM

Thanks for the replies Fast86GN and Ohmygs.


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Posted 30 December 2019 - 03:52 AM

They're correct, but also be sure the air dam is in place.  It's usually a ~3-4" plastic flap hanging down just ahead of the front cross beam of the engine cradle/crossmember directing air to the radiator to not bypass it.  These have more structure on some newer W-bodies, extending to the bottom of the bumper cover (my GXP's does that).

 

Sidenote:  ~12yrs ago a friend (JohnC from ClubGP) made a panel for under the rear of his GTP to cut-down the "parachute" effect from the rear bumper cover, since it's hollow from the gas tank to the back.  Covering that area where only the spare tire well occupies seemed to be a cool idea.  He ran some high 11.4's at ~119mph like this with some great launches, granted the XPZ setup with his custom head porting probably did 99% of the job, but every bit helps.


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