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    Default D&S Performance (DAN SMITH) Buick 455!

    ... I FINALLY PAID FOR MY '73 BUICK 455 BUILT BY MR. DANIEL SMITH OF D&S PERFORMANCE (CAMDEN, NJ)! THIS MAN IS "THE MAN" WHEN IT COMES TO BUILDING ... MOTORS. HIS KNOWLEDGE OF BUICK'S 455 REMINDS ME OF SCOTTY AT PEE-GEE's. I WILL POST PHOTOS OF MY "D&S 462BUICK" AND THE '87 SPECIAL-T REGAL IT WENT IN NEXT MONTH AT www.nas-tech-engineering.com LATA!

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    Default Re: D&S Performance (DAN SMITH) Buick 455!

    Please post pics when you can!

    Also, please turn "caps lock" on your keyboard off, unless you meant to shout at us!

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    Default Re: D&S Performance (DAN SMITH) Buick 455!

    OH GOD! I DIDN'T MEAN TO SHOUT AT "BUICK DAWGS" ... I AM OCD ON AXIS-2 ... I AM "OBSESSED" WITH WRITING & TYPING IN CAPITAL LETTERING. Thanks for the "attention to detail." HAVE A GOOD NIGHT ... AND I PROMISE TO POST THE PICS. DAN GAVE ME TA PERFORMANCE'S "TA413" CAM (will post cam card later tonight ... my girlfriend/wife/same-crap made me agree to post ALL pics when motor is in car). THANKS AGAIN.

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    Default TA-PERFORMANCE cam card/D&S Performance (DAN SMITH) Buick 455!

    Good morning all.

    I made an attempt at attaching my cam-card ... hope it shows.

    Lata.
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    New Site Logo Design.
    Have A Great Weekend All.:tu:
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    Default Re: D&S Performance (DAN SMITH) Buick 455!

    UPDATE: I JUST ORDERED/HAD SHIPPED THE EDELBROCK-2146 ALUMINUM INTAKE MANIFOLD TO DAN SMITH. HE CALLED ME A COUPLE OF WEEKS AGO STATING THE STOCK EXHAUST MANIFOLD WOULD CRACK DUE TO THE CAM AND EXHAUST HEAT CROSSOVER PORTS BEING BLOCKED. I NEVER LIKED THE ALUMINUM INTAKES LEFT THEIR NATURAL COLOR ... SO MY ORIGINAL 1997 PLANS FOR THE "462 SCOTTY BUILT" GO INTO PLAY NOW WITH SANDING OF THE EDELBROCK-BUICK455 LETERING, AND DAN IS PAINTING IT "BUICK455 RED." I FEEL STRONG. lol

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    Default Re: D&S Performance (DAN SMITH) Buick 455!

    Your stock intake will not "crack" due to either the camshaft or the blocked exhaust crossover. Feel free to run either intake.

    Devon
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    Default Re: D&S Performance (DAN SMITH) Buick 455!

    ... NOOO, HE SAID THE STOCK EXHAUST MANIFOLDS WOULD CRACK. I ALWAYS WANTED TO KEEP THE STOCK BUICK 455 "INTAKE" AND RUN 12's. I GOT A LIL ANGRY AT FIRST WHEN HE TOLD ME I NEEDED TO SPEND $261-PLUS TAX/S&H, BUT THE WEIGHT LOSS AND PERFORMANCE GAIN (WITH THE LONG-STYLE TA PERFORMANCE HEADERS) MADE ME COME AROUND. I REALLY APPRECIATE YOUR HELP, AND I THINK MY CAPITAL LETTERING WAS THE REASON FOR THE MIS-READING. Lata.

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    Default Re: D&S Performance (DAN SMITH) Buick 455!

    Ah, I misunderstood, but still haven't heard of exhaust manifolds cracking for those reasons either.

    The edelbrock is worth it for the weight savings alone. Ask him if he's familiar with the usual plenum divider modification.

    Devon
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    Default Re: D&S Performance (DAN SMITH) Buick 455!

    THANKS MUCH. I WILL ASK HIM TOMORROW FOR SURE. IT SOUNDS FAMILIAR TO ME ... SOMETHING LIKE LIGHT BORE/SMOOTHING OUT OF THE PLENUMS AND TAKING A LITTLE OFF THE PLENUM DEVIDER? ... Guessimg here. lol I WILL ASK. THANKS AGAIN.

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    Default Re: D&S Performance (DAN SMITH) Buick 455!

    Hope he did better on yours than he did for one of the guys in the club...

    http://www.turbobuicks.com/forums/mi...-s-ing-me.html

    Your "Buick god" didn't do so hot on the machine work on that one.
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    Default Re: D&S Performance (DAN SMITH) Buick 455!

    Yikes. If it's the same builder, the engine we're discussing here needs to come apart to have everything inspected.

    Devon
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    Default Re: D&S Performance (DAN SMITH) Buick 455!

    ... TWO THINGS: I AM SORRY THAT YOUR FRIEND HAD A BAD DEAL WITH DAN SMITH, WHO IN NO WAY IS MY "GOD... " NO "MAN" CAN EVER BE A "GOD" IN MY EYES. IT WAS HEAVILY SUGGESTED BY GREG HEARN (good friend) THAT I LET DAN BUILD MY MOTOR. GREG MENTIONED TODAY THAT DAN BUILT HIS 383-STROKER W/JUICE 12-YEARS AGO WITH NOOOOO PROBLEMS. GREG RACES AT ATCO & ENGLISHTOWN ... LIVES IN ALBANY, NY. DUE TO MY "OCD ON AXIX-3," I SECRETLY CHECKED EVERYTHING WITH SCOTTY AT PEE-GEE's & TOM AT TA-PERFORMANCE ... THEY EVERYTIME GAVE OVER-THE-PHONE THUMBS-UP. DAN HAS ALSO WORKED GREG'S 11-SECOND GN ... Again ... NOOOO PROBLEMS. IN CLOSING, MY-MAN-SCOTTY MADE A MISTAKE (that is all I will say) THAT HAD ME DRIVING THE REGAL TO HIM ... AND HIM REPLACING/REPAIRING THE ISSUE. THINGS HAPPEN. IN CLOSING, AGAIN ... SORRY THAT DAN SMITH HAS ANNOYED YOU. OH YEAH: DAN REFUSED TO PUT A "LUNATI" CAM IN MY 455 ... STATED THEY CAUSE ISSUES IN BUICK 455's ... TOM AT TA PERFORMANCE TOLD ME, "TRUE ... BUT NOT ANYMORE DUE TO A TA-PERFORMANCE COPY OF THE LUNATI(s) WITHOUT THE ISSUES." I HAVE NO REASON TO DOUBT D&S PERFOR.ANCE. THANKS FOR YOUR CONCERN, AND HAVE A PLEASANT NIGHT.

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    Default Re: D&S Performance (DAN SMITH) Buick 455!

    CAPS OFF!!!..like this.. Good thread though!! Later,Tony.
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    Default Re: D&S Performance (DAN SMITH) Buick 455!

    ... THANKS, TONY. SORRY BOUT' THE CAPS ... I SUFFER FROM "OCD ON AXIS-3" ... I LEAVE CAPS ON WHEN TYPING ... Except for work. HAVE A GREAT DAY. PS ... YOUR BUICK LOOKS DEVASTATING. LATA.

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    Default Re: D&S Performance (DAN SMITH) Buick 455!

    i've ran a lunati cam for over 15 years haven't hada problem as of yet
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    Default Re: D&S Performance (DAN SMITH) Buick 455!

    Quote Originally Posted by killrbuick66455 View Post
    i've ran a lunati cam for over 15 years haven't hada problem as of yet
    DID Dan Smith build your Buick 455???

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    Dan just called my cell phone. He PROMISED me next SATURDAY pick up engine date. Either way, I go pick it up next week... AS A WHOLE OR IN PIECES!

    SO-FAR-SO-GOOD!

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    Default Re: D&S Performance (DAN SMITH) Buick 455!

    Quote Originally Posted by STAGE-2 TORQUE View Post
    Dan just called my cell phone. He PROMISED me next SATURDAY pick up engine date. Either way, I go pick it up next week... AS A WHOLE OR IN PIECES!

    SO-FAR-SO-GOOD!

    UH OH! MORE PROMISES AGAIN! LETS HOPE THEY'RE REAL THIS TIME! CAPS LOCK FOREVER!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Default Re: D&S Performance (DAN SMITH) Buick 455!

    Quote Originally Posted by jjaguars84 View Post
    UH OH! MORE PROMISES AGAIN! LETS HOPE THEY'RE REAL THIS TIME! CAPS LOCK FOREVER!!!!!!!!!!!!

    " ... LOLLL; TELL ME ABOUT IT!"
    Last edited by STAGE-2 TORQUE; 07-04-2010 at 07:39 PM.

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    Default Re: D&S Performance (DAN SMITH) Buick 455!

    DAN SMITH JUST CALLED MY CELL PHONE!!!!

    I can go THIS Sunday morning and pick up my 1973 Buick 455 with TA290-08H cam, 1973 Buick 455 Rochester 4-bbl carb (totally rebuilt/rejetted), 1974 Buick 455 H.E.I. totally rebuilt, my new custom-built high-stall converter ... annnnd a brand new 1987 Buick GN front spoiler!!!!!

    SO-FAR-SOOOO-GOOD!!!!

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    Default Re: D&S Performance (DAN SMITH) Buick 455!

    Does anyone have dan's #? is D&S still in business bc I can not find a number for the life of me..
    Help!!

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    Default Re: D&S Performance (DAN SMITH) Buick 455!

    Quote Originally Posted by LADYINRED View Post
    Does anyone have dan's #? is D&S still in business bc I can not find a number for the life of me..
    Help!!
    Did you get hosed too? He's at 609-841-1552. Whether D&S is still in business or not, who knows.

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    Default Re: D&S Performance (DAN SMITH) Buick 455!

    I can go THIS Sunday morning and pick up my 1973 Buick 455 with TA290-08H cam, 1973 Buick 455 Rochester 4-bbl carb (totally rebuilt/rejetted), 1974 Buick 455 H.E.I. totally rebuilt, my new custom-built high-stall converter ... annnnd a brand new 1987 Buick GN front spoiler!!!!!
    Well........................

    Did you get it??


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    Default Re: D&S Performance (DAN SMITH) Buick 455!

    OH NO NO RESPONSE!!!! I SURE hope he is busy putting it inthe car! Peace, Mike D.

 

 
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