Procharged 70 Stage "Big Orange"

Discussion in 'Members Rides' started by hugger, Sep 18, 2016.

  1. hugger

    hugger Well-Known Member

    I've posted alot but never put my car in here because I couldn't post pics, well now I can so here's a few and many more to come as I finish up the blower install. I'll give a little history on the car and it's past combos and how they performed. I've done about everything with this car and my experiences may help some or even confuse others but here is how Big Orange sits rite now. I call it Big Orange because that's what all the local guys call it, so why not.

    Car came from out west originally and I bought it from a friend in Ft Lauderdale, drove it back home to SC and drove it as it was for a bout 6months. Originally triple Burnished Saddle, which I don't care for but had perfect Interior so my color options were limited and open at the same time. All the normal colors that go with Burnished Saddle interior I've either had already or didn't want, so I decided on Sherwood Green, and then on a whim I went Hugger Orange as a solid color is much easier to spray when one knows it won't be painted all at once , which I knew would be the case. Car took about 4yrs to build as I was always chasing women and building WS6 Trans Ams
    First combo was a 464 with 9.85 comp Stage 1 aluminum heads ,b4b , Qjet, MT headers, and a mild cam with AC,PS,PB etc 3.31gear. That combo weighed in at 3980 and went 7.80s to the 1/8, swapped to a SP1 and a 950HP and went 7.30s and 11.61 at 115. I drove it everywhere at all speeds like it was a late model car. And then that wasn't fun anymore so the drivetrain came out and comp went to 11.5, Stage 2 TE heads ported by me, 1050Dominator, Solid cam from Bullet, 4200stall, 410 gear and all the power options were removed to lower weight to 3780 and the result was 10.80's at 120 first time out with stock front suspension and a 1.44 60'. I drove it all week at the Nationals last year and drove to the track and ran 10's which has always been a personal goal. Probably should have left well enough alone but what fun is that, so here I am now wrapping up the blower install with Zero Changes made to the engine as it was run NA, it's gonna be scary strong with 6lbs blowing on top of an almost 700hp engine. Blower is a F1c-94, Carb is an E85 Blow thru from Eric at Horsepower Innovations and that's pretty much it,...for now
     

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  2. hugger

    hugger Well-Known Member

    I'm going to doing a pretty wild looking hood for it in the next month or so it's a glass GS hood that's going to be all cut up, the rear tips are crooked and I have to address that also , 3.5 N25 was a little tricky ha. Also have new wheels that will be more appropriate for its current transformation. It's sitting on Global West tubular front suspension, Viking Double Adjustables all way around, TrZ upper rear arms, BMR lower rears and a sphon rear anti roll. Rear end is a Narrowed 12bolt with 33spline Moser spool and axle package. I'll get some pics of the underside here soon , buddy of mine and I done the 3.5xpipe exhaust, we are building a tubular trans cross member next much like this one we done for my dad's car
     

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  3. Smokey15

    Smokey15 So old that I use AARP bolts.

    Nice car Ethan!
     
  4. Mike B in SC

    Mike B in SC Well-Known Member

    Sorry I missed you this year Ethan. I did see either your father's or your brother's black and gold GSX Friday. I forgot which one has that car.
     
  5. hugger

    hugger Well-Known Member

    That is my brother's, I didn't get to BG till 11:30pm Friday and left Sat around lunch
     
  6. moleary

    moleary GOD Bless America

    NIce work man!
     
  7. jake csordas

    jake csordas Well-Known Member

    Coming along great.
     
  8. wildcat4

    wildcat4 Well-Known Member

    I will be very curious to see how the new setup works for you.
    It was nice meeting you next to my car in the rain yesterday.
    Too bad we didn't get to race, hopefully next year
     
  9. sailbrd

    sailbrd Well-Known Member

    You know anyone running a blown 455 Buick is a bit nuts. :laugh:
     
  10. hugger

    hugger Well-Known Member

    Video coming very soon
     
  11. sean Buick 76

    sean Buick 76 Buick Nut Staff Member

    Awesome car!
     
  12. hugger

    hugger Well-Known Member

    Getting closer, gotta Weld BOV in and few little things to do hope to make some noise next week
     

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  13. moleary

    moleary GOD Bless America

    That's coming together tight man!!!!

    You are going to love that setup when dialed in. I liken it to as when your just crusing around its efficiently feeding fuel to the engine, and when you jump on the throttle it's like dumping food into a feeding frenzy
     
  14. hugger

    hugger Well-Known Member

    The anticipation is killing me that's for sure
     
  15. sriley531

    sriley531 M.M.O.G.

    That's one bad mofo Ethan. Seriously...
     
  16. DasRottweiler

    DasRottweiler -BuickAddict-

    Video video video! !!

    Tapatalk User
     
  17. hugger

    hugger Well-Known Member

    Gonna dress the edges up at Somepoint this week, thinking I'm going to do the center black.
     

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  18. sailbrd

    sailbrd Well-Known Member

    I went a little different direction (literally) but have been having fun cutting out the fiberglass to fit the hat. Love that fiberglass dust.

    Two questions: what springs did you use for the hood? I have tried two and neither will hold the hood open. When I look at other GM a bodies it seems that the springs are stretched much more. The Buick hinges seem to have a different dimensions.

    Two: Are you using stock hood hold down?
     

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  19. hugger

    hugger Well-Known Member

    Springs are ones that came on 442 I bought years ago, it had an Aftermarket glass hood w31 hood, they are same dimension as the stock spring just smaller wire they could stand just a touch more tension, but they hold it up fine just doesn't require much effort to lower, which obviously is better than to much. But I'm going to install the AeroCatch pins this week , I'm still at odds at whether or not to use the stock center latch, if I do I will weld a section of 1/4 steel rod to a plate and bolt it in the hood, the my hood is an older VFN and doesn't have any latch area reinforcement, which seams odd to me but what you gonna do...
     
  20. Smokey15

    Smokey15 So old that I use AARP bolts.

    the Aerocatch latches will be fine w/o the factory latch. I "gutted" the lower assembly on my wife's Z so not it is just a core-to-header panel brace. Sorry that neither pic really shows that very well. They mainly show the lower pin mount and core support.
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