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

    Quote Originally Posted by bostongsx View Post
    Now stop taking pics and get it in the car

    LOLLL, AIIIIGHT!

    I just (literally) got back in the house from visiting the shop that's going to "transform" my Regal. The shop stated that they will need my Regal and everything else "on their operating table" for 9-days maximum.

    Now let's make this very, very clear (lol);

    On or about July 17th 2010 (Saturday), I plan to take "half-the-$$$," my 1987 Buick Regal (olds 307, th200-4, 7.5" limited-slip 3:08-geared rear), 1984 Buick T-type 10-bolt posi-rear w/3:42's, Chrome-moly GN driveshaft, my new D&S Buick462, my "built" th400 w/torque converter, and EVERY-SINGLE new part I bought for my Stage-1 Regal to the "SHOP."

    On or about July 31 2010 (Saturday), I plan on picking up my 90%-complete Stage-1 Buick 455 Regal from the "SHOP," and drive it straight to Meineke (already set everything up). Meineke's task is to complete my exhaust system from "header collectors" BACK, and inspect/correct our headers installation.

    Theeeennn, I drive the Stage-1 Regal straight to the "auto electrician" so they can install my MSD-6AL-2 ... and inspect/correct ANY electrical mistakes created by the "SHOP."

    As soon as I pick the Stage-1 Regal up from the auto-electrician ...

    MY STAGE-1 BUICK 455 REGAL GOES ... HOME.

    PS ... ALL labor fees from THIS posting on, are "TOP-SECRET" ... yet very reasonable.

    Thanks much.
    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!

    4.42 GEARS are going to be a little tough on the street, and
    I would be worried about the shop putting in the engine if they cant wire a 6AL Box
    HERB L.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bostongsx View Post
    4.42 GEARS are going to be a little tough on the street, and
    I would be worried about the shop putting in the engine if they cant wire a 6AL Box

    THANKS VERY MUCH! I made a mistake in posting "4:42's" ... I just made the correction. The rear has the factory "3:42" gear ratio. Additionally ... I put the 1st base/right out of a 74' Electra Buick 455 in my '85 Regal ... I knew NADA regarding ELECTRICITY (lol) ..."YOU-DAMN-SKIPPY"; I "ain't" letting the "SHOP" even "see" the MSD6AL-2. I want to be 100% certain this electrical issue does not BECOME an "electrical-issue" later down the line. lollll I assure you the "SHOP" can install the MDS correctly ... but if "I" have a tooth-ache ... I ain't going to no PODIATRIST. LOL
    Last edited by STAGE-2 TORQUE; 07-02-2010 at 03:59 PM.
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    Default Re: D&S Performance (DAN SMITH) Buick 455!

    ... I feel very, very, very LUCKY to have My Baby "touching-up"
    MY
    D&S Baby.



    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oLP_k...eature=channel
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    Quote Originally Posted by STAGE-2 TORQUE View Post
    DID Dan Smith build your Buick 455???
    umm...no he didn't
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    Quote Originally Posted by killrbuick66455 View Post
    umm...no he didn't

    ... I think ... this is a reply from @ 2-months ago????
    I forgot what your reply was originally regarding.
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    ... the "repainting" of my D&S Buick 455 is complete. The water pump and aluminum thermostat housing from TA Performance gets here by Wednesday ... and I cant wait to paint and install. I'm putting in the "R45" plugs the same day. The distributor rebuild will happen next weekend.

    (PS; "look" at the "Stage-1" sticker on the air cleaner assembly.)
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    Sounds like it is going to come together quick.

    What about that painted internal of the timing cover / water pump housing I posted about a few days ago?

    MO
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    Quote Originally Posted by moleary View Post
    Sounds like it is going to come together quick.

    What about that painted internal of the timing cover / water pump housing I posted about a few days ago?

    MO
    It's NOT A PROBLEM. I did post a reply to this the same day you inquired. Dan has done many of his motors like this for YEARS ... no one has had an issue YET. Are we 'done' with this topic? (lol)
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    Quote Originally Posted by STAGE-2 TORQUE View Post
    It's NOT A PROBLEM. I did post a reply to this the same day you inquired. Dan has done many of his motors like this for YEARS ... no one has had an issue YET. Are we 'done' with this topic? (lol)
    Oh, I must have missed your reply I just have never seen that area painted before

    And who is that happy fellow in one of those pictures with your engine?

    Have a great Fourth.
    MarkO
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    Default Re: D&S Performance (DAN SMITH) Buick 455!

    Quote Originally Posted by moleary View Post
    Oh, I must have missed your reply I just have never seen that area painted before

    And who is that happy fellow in one of those pictures with your engine?

    Have a great Fourth.
    Sorry, I didn't realize you didn't read my reply-to-your-reply.

    That would be "ME."

    I swear to God ... I lost weight stressed over getting this engine done/in Brooklyn with my transmission.
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    Quote Originally Posted by moleary View Post
    Oh, I must have missed your reply I just have never seen that area painted before

    And who is that happy fellow in one of those pictures with your engine?

    Have a great Fourth.
    "You have a fantastic 4th as well; I bet YOU will be DRIVING your BUICK today."
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    Default Re: D&S Performance (DAN SMITH) Buick 455!

    ... FINALLY was able to "update" my Site (... I almost had forgotten about it's major purpose) with my motor and the "Cold-Air-Induction System" I invented for my Stage-1 Buick 455 Regal.

    Major modifications (exterior/size/weight mainly ... and more rounding) are already in play. I can finalize it, and make it BEAUTIFUL now ... cause' ... I have the D&S 455 I've been waiting for ... and the "455" can now go in the Regal.

    http://www.nas-tech-engineering.com/
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    Glad you have gotten your engine. Hope all works out well for you too! BUT, you need to listen more to people on this board IMO. When people tell you to ask for a build sheet you might want to do so. A good builder will have such a sheet. It will show the clearances on the bearings and all the parts used. This is the story of your engine. Without it you are blind as to what you really have. If you have problems in the future a build sheet might help you figure out a problem also. Also, a friend of mine is a GREAT engine builder. He has been building and racing his engines since the late 60's. However, he is a Chevy builder and when I used him on my Buick parts he cost me hundreds of dollars. When I used a local race shop to build my last short block he didn't listen and set bearing clearances to what he thought was needed. His "Chevy" way of thinking cost me much needed oil pressure. This shop is considered the best in our area but again they build Chevy engines.
    So, I suggest in the future you do many searches on here. You ask as many questions as possible and when certain members tell you something you listen.

    Glad you are happy and I sure hope you stay that way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pooods View Post
    Glad you have gotten your engine. Hope all works out well for you too! BUT, you need to listen more to people on this board IMO. When people tell you to ask for a build sheet you might want to do so. A good builder will have such a sheet. It will show the clearances on the bearings and all the parts used. This is the story of your engine. Without it you are blind as to what you really have. If you have problems in the future a build sheet might help you figure out a problem also. Also, a friend of mine is a GREAT engine builder. He has been building and racing his engines since the late 60's. However, he is a Chevy builder and when I used him on my Buick parts he cost me hundreds of dollars. When I used a local race shop to build my last short block he didn't listen and set bearing clearances to what he thought was needed. His "Chevy" way of thinking cost me much needed oil pressure. This shop is considered the best in our area but again they build Chevy engines.
    So, I suggest in the future you do many searches on here. You ask as many questions as possible and when certain members tell you something you listen.

    Glad you are happy and I sure hope you stay that way.


    Thanks. I DO listen to PEOPLE, the way I REACT to what PEOPLE say/tell me is QUITE a different STORY. Spoke to Dan regarding the BUILDSHEET the day o picked up my motor; Dan offered the info to me ... I told him when "I" need it (God forbid ) I will get it. I refuse to post that sheet here ... CAUSE FOR SOME STRANGE REASON; PEOPLE are dying to SEE it WAAAAAY MORE THAN ... ME.
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    Quote Originally Posted by STAGE-2 TORQUE View Post
    Thanks. I DO listen to PEOPLE, the way I REACT to what PEOPLE say/tell me is QUITE a different STORY. Spoke to Dan regarding the BUILDSHEET the day o picked up my motor; Dan offered the info to me ... I told him when "I" need it (God forbid ) I will get it. I refuse to post that sheet here ... CAUSE FOR SOME STRANGE REASON; PEOPLE are dying to SEE it WAAAAAY MORE THAN ... ME.

    As long as your builder is warrantying your engine I wouldn't worry about it either... If it blows up he has to rebuild it for free correct, how long is he giving you for time/mileage?

    Also nice work on the 2 -stage, if you are looking for someone to track test the performance let me know, I would be happy to try it at the bpg event and post the results, I have a cowl hood so clearance shouldn't be an issue. Is there anything internal on that air box to take care of the turbulence.
    Let me know
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    Default Re: D&S Performance (DAN SMITH) Buick 455!

    Quote Originally Posted by bostongsx View Post
    As long as your builder is warrantying your engine I wouldn't worry about it either... If it blows up he has to rebuild it for free correct, how long is he giving you for time/mileage?

    Also nice work on the 2 -stage, if you are looking for someone to track test the performance let me know, I would be happy to try it at the bpg event and post the results, I have a cowl hood so clearance shouldn't be an issue. Is there anything internal on that air box to take care of the turbulence.
    Let me know
    Herb
    Thanks much, Herb. Yes. The very first issue I addressed in my "2-Stage Cold-Air-Induction System" was AIR TURBULENCE. The INSIDE is nothing like the OUTSIDE.
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    Default Re: D&S Performance (DAN SMITH) Buick 455!

    ... been super-busy;

    The '87 Regal, the D&S motor, the TA long headers, tranny, GN chrome-moly driveshaft, 10-bolt GN 3:42-posi, and the fuel lines head to the SHOP next week Friday.

    The TA Buick 455 flywheel, Buick 455 100-amp chrome alternator, and a new H.E.I. "pick-up" were ordered this morning ... gets here by Thursday latest.

    Brian () at gbodyparts.com sold me the water pump & crank pullies with stainless steel bolts & screws included. I sanded/primed/painted the pullies and the original '73 Buick 455 alternator bracket last night ... they look PERFECT ... you can still see the ###'s on each piece.

    In closing ... thank you all ... AGAIN.
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    ... the Stage-1 Buick Regal TRANSFORMATION begins Friday after work!!!
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    Default Re: D&S Performance (DAN SMITH) Buick 455!

    How is it a hobby if you don't do any of the work?

    Not to be a smart ass, but is'nt doing it yourself a big part of the satisfaction?

    Help me understand this......

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

    Guys I enjoyed reading your posts. Do you have a dino sheet? Around how much did it cost? My 73/74 455 blew and Im looking for a local buick shop to build my long block. I am located in Westchester NY. I need some one who is knows buick motors, this is my second motor i blew. yes its fun doing it yourslef but I would like to drive the car again sometime this year.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by PaulGS View Post
    How is it a hobby if you don't do any of the work?

    Not to be a smart ass, but is'nt doing it yourself a big part of the satisfaction?

    Help me understand this......

    ... "IF" you are referring to "me," I don't think you read closely.

    To reiterate, way back in 1997 ... without ANY technical help, I bought a '74 Buick 455-V8 Electra for $500 running/driving/killer-A/C ... even did burnouts with it my friend could NOT do with his 5.0 Mustang. I bought a '85 Regal sands motor/tranny ... and put that 455 in the Regal and beat the hell out of it till I threw 2 rods. It took me @ 1-month to get the 455 in the Regal ... and close the hood ... until I saw a Poston add in Muscle Car Magazine. I called Jim ... the rest is History.

    Now; I (with the help of my "drinking" brother with no mechanical-anything) removed the 455 from the Electra, I called the junkyard to come get the Electra' when I was done with it ... they paid me $50 for the Electra, I got the chassis mounts from Poston, I paid for them as well. I borrowed my friend's portable engine lift and pushed it 6-blocks back and forth till I got the motor in the Regal ... that I paid for. I was the one under my Regal lying on my back in frustration for 2-hours daily praying to God to help me get the Regal done. I was the one that cut his hands deeply ... daily and again... it was I that ignored the pain of of sweat, dirt & oil in the cuts. I also installed the Poston chassis-mounts by first installing the motor/tranny/chassis&motor mount kit as one ... bolting it all up ... then spray-painting around the chassis-mounts to create a template as to where to drill new holes (Poston lied ... the holes NEVER line up. You need to drill 2-new holes). I was the one installing/pulling the motor till I got it centered. I was the one that busted my heater core & cover. I was the one that cracked my grille putting the motor in the Regal. I was the one that felt that pain. I also was the one that figured out to move the TH200-cross-member back a few inches to accept the th400 AND keep everything centered. I was the one that had to bang out the radiator housing on both sides to clear the '74 Buick Electra' radiator in the '85 Regal. I paid for it all ... JUST LIKE THIS TRAIN RIDE. I cut/modified my fuel lines ... gasoline tastes NASTY ... I had it all in my face while under the Regal ... I stayed ... GOT IT DONE. I additionally cut into the '85' Regal's crossmember chassis bracket ... slid the crossmember in between the 6-inch long section, and bolted down the crossmember that way. I used a die-cutter to do this ... WITH NO GOGGLES!

    I did a whoooole lot more than I can write here ... like listening to the shop owner (My mother's mechanic at the time, may she rest in peace.) Willie Rodriguez tell me, "Broooo, you're wasting my lift's time & money. You are NEVER gonna' get that BIG motor in that Regal. It was DEVASTATING proving a Puerto-Rican mechanic ... WRONG!!!

    Heck, I also sanded & repaint the Regal's entire engine bay (by HAND) before the Pee-Gee Buick 455 went in.

    OH; I'M SORRY ... the above TRUE-STORY was in reference to my "stock" Buick 455 Regal.

    I blew the original '74 Buick 455 ... and had to go see Scotty at Pee-Gee Performance.

    Now ... the sammme things I did to my prior 3 Buick 455 Regals ... I am doing again ... and better. Just because I mention a "shop" ... it doesn't mean I aint gonna' do nothing.

    WHO said I was NOT going to be heavily involved physically in "MY" Project??????

    The shop is my friends.
    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!

    ... I took alot of photos at D&S Performance. I was fooling around on lunch-hour today with creating a serious slide show of the progress of my Regal. This only a test.


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eerwyEnMSQI
    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 PaulGS View Post
    How is it a hobby if you don't do any of the work?

    Not to be a smart ass, but is'nt doing it yourself a big part of the satisfaction?

    Help me understand this......
    The hobby could be just enjoying the car for some people, while for others it could be paint and body or building engines. It sounds like Stage2Torque has done an awful lot of his own work on his cars over the years.
    At the end of the day if a guy just has the money to get it done rather than the time to do it himself really doesn't matter. For me there are things I am comfortable trying and things I'm not ready to tackle yet. Wrenching on 5 to 8k worth of parts on an engine isn't just somethig a guy hopes "works out ok".

    Beagle

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

    Quote Originally Posted by RegalBeagle View Post
    The hobby could be just enjoying the car for some people, while for others it could be paint and body or building engines. It sounds like Stage2Torque has done an awful lot of his own work on his cars over the years.
    At the end of the day if a guy just has the money to get it done rather than the time to do it himself really doesn't matter. For me there are things I am comfortable trying and things I'm not ready to tackle yet. Wrenching on 5 to 8k worth of parts on an engine isn't just somethig a guy hopes "works out ok".

    Beagle
    I agree yes working on them is part of the fun I suppose but I enjoy driving the car more than anything. A good friend of mine is just the opposite he's a very talented guy when it comes to cars, but he builds them and then six months later gets rid of them and works on something else. I've done some of the work on my car (installed nitrous kit, some suspension stuff, maintenance, etc), but I left the paint and body to a professional. I'm thinking about building a 455 at some point and would never try it on my own. I read alot of stuff on here about guys destroying new motors not saying they don't know what they are doing, but I'll let a shop take that risk rather than me I can only afford to do it once.

 

 
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