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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 deezdad

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Posted 01 January 2021 - 04:33 AM

Help me out I'm waffling here.. got a line on a GMC syclone it's stock with 34k miles, I can get it for $28k. Here the thing Ive got an 04 gs that's been sitting in my garage unused for a few years and I'm starting to miss it.. only has 100k miles on it runs good but the passenger rocker panel is wasted completely rotted out, what does it take to fix this issue? Worth it to fix? Doesn't have to look pretty as Im fine with the ugly sleeper look so was thinking of saving the $ & stress of buying/owning a syclone and making the gs fast with bolt one... Only room for 1, what would you do???
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Posted 02 January 2021 - 03:21 AM

I'll give you my 100% biased answer. I'm pretty frugal, and $28,000 is a lot of money to me. Plus I have some ability to do a decent repair. I remember a thread on here where one of the members did a rotten rocker panel repair. So I would side with keeping the GS and the 28k. Put the 28k towards a retirement or college fund. This from a guy that has over 50 years of making decisions similar to the one you are wrestling with. Now that I'm nearing retirement, there are a few things I would have done differently.
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Posted 03 January 2021 - 03:01 AM

I appreciate your wise words of wisdom & valid points
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Posted 07 January 2021 - 12:18 AM

Whew... hard decision to make there. The Syclone is a special piece of automobile history and nostalgia, so owning one of those would be a dream come true. I remember reading magazines about those amazing vehicles, and their low 13 sec 1/4 mile times bone stock when I was in middle school.

 

However, 28 grand is alot of money... and a Regal GS can be made just as fast for super cheap (however, it'll NEVER launch as hard as the AWD in that truck!). Since I don't know your available free time, or mechanical aptitude, I cannot comment on the repairability factor of your rocker panel woes.

 

Sorry I can't be more helpful, as that would be just as hard a decision for me if I was actually in that position. Some of us will never be so lucky!


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Posted 07 January 2021 - 03:42 PM

deezdad,

 

I had bought a set of replacement rocker panels from https://www.c2cfabrication.com, but never installed them.  (changed out the Regal to one with no rust.) They were bare metal and I painted them with weld through primer to keep them rust free. 

New they're about $35 each + shipping, if you're interested I can sell you mine (both panels, in the original box). Shipping would be from zip code 33578, make me an offer. smile.png


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Posted 07 January 2021 - 10:33 PM

That's cool thanks alot.. how about $50 plus shipping? Don't want to offend you let me know, thanks again
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Posted 08 January 2021 - 09:16 PM

Offer accepted, see my private message.


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