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  1. #3651
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    Default Re: D&S Performance (DAN SMITH) Buick 455!

    Happy new year!
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    Lightbulb Re: D&S Performance (DAN SMITH) Buick 455!

    1987 Buick Regal-T/1973 10:3.1 Dan-Smith Buick 455/462 V8, race ported/matched Stage-1 Iron Heads to Edelbrock Performer Intake, Schneider Racing Cams "TA290-08H" 509/504-lift, Holley850, Griffin w/ Derale electric fans, MSD6AL-2, '74 H.E.I. re-curved, TA long headers, '70 "built" TH400 3-speed with a Jim Wiese 9.5" 3000-3200 stall converter, B&M Super-Cooler, TCI shifter, Carter Electric-fuel pump, "built" '84 Buick T-type 3:42/10-bolt, & 3-inch-true-duals.

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

    ... small test of my new Jim Weise 3000-3200 stall converter;



    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G77vYJcncLw


    1987 Buick Regal-T/1973 10:3.1 Dan-Smith Buick 455/462 V8, race ported/matched Stage-1 Iron Heads to Edelbrock Performer Intake, Schneider Racing Cams "TA290-08H" 509/504-lift, Holley850, Griffin w/ Derale electric fans, MSD6AL-2, '74 H.E.I. re-curved, TA long headers, '70 "built" TH400 3-speed with a Jim Wiese 9.5" 3000-3200 stall converter, B&M Super-Cooler, TCI shifter, Carter Electric-fuel pump, "built" '84 Buick T-type 3:42/10-bolt, & 3-inch-true-duals.

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

    ... just a few exterior pics of upcoming changes;


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    The 3-piece Grand National trunk spoiler from Brian Weaver/gbodyparts.com gets painted the factory light blue color. Also, the 4 aluminum ARE Vector T-wheels are going to have my custom (above pics) center caps.


    210BUCKS-Ebay-window sweeps-included-12-29-2016.jpg 1987 Buick Grand National DOOR HANDLES-X2-gbodyparts-29BUCKS.jpg
    I got lucky on Ebay for the black-out window, b-pillar, and window sweep moldings ... the black door handles are from Brian Weaver.



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    The trunk lock frame (getting blacked-out) is from Ebay as well, the GSX (BY BUICK is already blacked out) badge is from YearOne (dirt cheap), and the new/larger BUICK & REGAL letters are from Ebay as well. These 4 items are for my trunk lid after the GN rear spoiler is installed-painted/dry.



    DSC_0010.jpg BW-frontBumperBodyFillers.jpg DSC_0018.jpg
    These composite plastic flexible front & rear bumper body fillers are from Brian at gbodyparts.com as well.


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    Last month, I finally purchased the floor carpeting with jute padding from Highway Stars.


    When I went to Whitey's on Atlantic Avenue over a week ago to get my wheels aligned ... they told me that the passenger side front aftermarket upper control arm "might" be bent ... thus preventing them of doing a wheel alignment.

    I ordered a new set of upper control arms over the phone from Speedway Motors while in Whitey's ... Whitey's told me that they DO NOT install aftermarket parts. So, I spoke with PepBoys, and they gave me a price to change upper control arms, and give my Regal a wheel alignment.

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    IMPORTANT NOTE: For g-body cars, you need to buy TWO RIGHT SIDE control arms ONLY ... NO left & right.



    1987 Buick Regal-T/1973 10:3.1 Dan-Smith Buick 455/462 V8, race ported/matched Stage-1 Iron Heads to Edelbrock Performer Intake, Schneider Racing Cams "TA290-08H" 509/504-lift, Holley850, Griffin w/ Derale electric fans, MSD6AL-2, '74 H.E.I. re-curved, TA long headers, '70 "built" TH400 3-speed with a Jim Wiese 9.5" 3000-3200 stall converter, B&M Super-Cooler, TCI shifter, Carter Electric-fuel pump, "built" '84 Buick T-type 3:42/10-bolt, & 3-inch-true-duals.

  5. #3655
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    Default Re: D&S Performance (DAN SMITH) Buick 455!

    I have to wonder what kind of hit your upper arm would take to be bent or it was never built right in the first place. What brand were they?

    I'm a little nervous about those Speedway arms you bought. I also wondered what was up sing the same one for both sides. It is explained in their Q&A section. They have no bushings in them. I wondered why they were so cheap. They need to be greased regularly and hopefully they hold up. Plus, I'd watch out for big potholes because they will make the bumps rougher without bushings. There's a reason the normal custom a-arms are so much more expensive. Don't forget to add in new upper ball joints to cost.

    http://www.speedwaymotors.com/IMCA-S...ross,2120.html
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    Default Re: D&S Performance (DAN SMITH) Buick 455!

    I'd send them things back, they for round track use, new York streets will destroy them things
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    Default Re: D&S Performance (DAN SMITH) Buick 455!

    That a pretty common part for G-bodies but really more meant for 80% strip/ 20% street cars, that's not to say some people have gotten away using them on street car but as suggested they probably won't handle NY streets -- if you can afford them buy the SPC's and Howe Precision Xtra tall upper ball joints and lower ball joints, they are very nice units.

    https://www.summitracing.com/parts/s...ck/model/regal

    https://www.summitracing.com/parts/hre-22408

    Double check part #'s though if you happen to change your mind and go this route as I didn't spend much time looking at them.

    Here's a link to a suspension guru who wrote a book (literally) about the suspension on these cars....

    http://scandc.com/new/catalog/68


    IF you stay with what you've bought be sure to fab up a limiter so that they don't hit the frame when the weight has been removed off them.

    61 Sky 215CI 2spd

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

    Quote Originally Posted by regal81455 View Post
    That a pretty common part for G-bodies but really more meant for 80% strip/ 20% street cars, that's not to say some people have gotten away using them on street car but as suggested they probably won't handle NY streets -- if you can afford them buy the SPC's and Howe Precision Xtra tall upper ball joints and lower ball joints, they are very nice units.

    https://www.summitracing.com/parts/s...ck/model/regal

    https://www.summitracing.com/parts/hre-22408

    Double check part #'s though if you happen to change your mind and go this route as I didn't spend much time looking at them.

    Here's a link to a suspension guru who wrote a book (literally) about the suspension on these cars....

    http://scandc.com/new/catalog/68


    IF you stay with what you've bought be sure to fab up a limiter so that they don't hit the frame when the weight has been removed off them.


    ... MUCH appreciated . If I'm not mistaken, the sales lady told me that they have 2 types of the upper control arms ... 1 for circle track duty, and the other/ones I bought over 6 years ago for street use. (???)

    The arm probably got bent (If it really is) before the KYB front shocks were installed.

    I appreciate the ball joint info as well.
    1987 Buick Regal-T/1973 10:3.1 Dan-Smith Buick 455/462 V8, race ported/matched Stage-1 Iron Heads to Edelbrock Performer Intake, Schneider Racing Cams "TA290-08H" 509/504-lift, Holley850, Griffin w/ Derale electric fans, MSD6AL-2, '74 H.E.I. re-curved, TA long headers, '70 "built" TH400 3-speed with a Jim Wiese 9.5" 3000-3200 stall converter, B&M Super-Cooler, TCI shifter, Carter Electric-fuel pump, "built" '84 Buick T-type 3:42/10-bolt, & 3-inch-true-duals.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by No Lift View Post
    I have to wonder what kind of hit your upper arm would take to be bent or it was never built right in the first place. What brand were they?

    I'm a little nervous about those Speedway arms you bought. I also wondered what was up sing the same one for both sides. It is explained in their Q&A section. They have no bushings in them. I wondered why they were so cheap. They need to be greased regularly and hopefully they hold up. Plus, I'd watch out for big potholes because they will make the bumps rougher without bushings. There's a reason the normal custom a-arms are so much more expensive. Don't forget to add in new upper ball joints to cost.

    http://www.speedwaymotors.com/IMCA-S...ross,2120.html

    Hey, No_Lift .

    I find out next week if the passenger side upper control arm is "really" bent.

    The set on my Regal now has been there for over 6 years ... probably got bent a few months ago. Ball joints are on them ... heavily considering the one's at Summit.


    1987 Buick Regal-T/1973 10:3.1 Dan-Smith Buick 455/462 V8, race ported/matched Stage-1 Iron Heads to Edelbrock Performer Intake, Schneider Racing Cams "TA290-08H" 509/504-lift, Holley850, Griffin w/ Derale electric fans, MSD6AL-2, '74 H.E.I. re-curved, TA long headers, '70 "built" TH400 3-speed with a Jim Wiese 9.5" 3000-3200 stall converter, B&M Super-Cooler, TCI shifter, Carter Electric-fuel pump, "built" '84 Buick T-type 3:42/10-bolt, & 3-inch-true-duals.

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

    ... one more thing regarding a fuel pump relay; will a bad/faulty relay cause a electric fuel pump to sound like the pump is working fine ... YET pump no fuel?

    This happened twice since Tyrone installed my TH400 a few weeks ago ... 2-1/2 psi of fuel ... shut off.

    Then, 7 minutes later the pump fed 8-psi of fuel ... no problem.

    1987 Buick Regal-T/1973 10:3.1 Dan-Smith Buick 455/462 V8, race ported/matched Stage-1 Iron Heads to Edelbrock Performer Intake, Schneider Racing Cams "TA290-08H" 509/504-lift, Holley850, Griffin w/ Derale electric fans, MSD6AL-2, '74 H.E.I. re-curved, TA long headers, '70 "built" TH400 3-speed with a Jim Wiese 9.5" 3000-3200 stall converter, B&M Super-Cooler, TCI shifter, Carter Electric-fuel pump, "built" '84 Buick T-type 3:42/10-bolt, & 3-inch-true-duals.

 

 
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