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    Default Boosted Buicks Here!

    I think we should start a thread on all of the Boosted Buicks. There are not a lot of us yet but we are seeing more all the time. A central location with what we have done could be helpful to all.

    Listed so far
    turbo 455-2
    supercharged 455-7 (2 race only, the others street driven)
    turbo 350-2
    671 nitro blown nailhead! -1 so way cool I can't stand it.
    supercharged 370-1
    supercharged 340 -1
    supercharged 215-1
    turbo 401-1 single turbo rear mount
    Added a table in word to keep track. Let me know what changes are needed.
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    Last edited by sailbrd; 11-08-2010 at 07:22 PM.
    Doug Gorton
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    GSX clone- May 2002
    Supercharged 462-April 2010
    1973 Ski Nautique 351w
    87 GN- August 2005

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    Default Dougs BBB procharged Skylark

    Guess I should be first since I started the thread.

    70 Skylark
    455 forged pistons, Cometic gaskets with ARP studs
    9.5:1 compression
    TA 413 Cam
    SP-1 intake, ported stage 1 irons
    QuickFuel 650 BAN
    Postons girdled oil pan

    Procharger D-1 home made brackets
    6 inch crank pulley 4 inch blower pulley 5PSI@5000 rpm
    intercooled

    SX fuel pump -8AN feed -10 AN return RobbMC regulator

    32 degrees total timing with -1.5 degrees per pound of boost.

    I do not think the TA 413 is the best cam for blower. Will be working on that. What else do we want to know?
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    http://www.v8buick.com/showthread.php?t=185358&page=2
    http://www.v8buick.com/showthread.php?t=208384
    Last edited by sailbrd; 09-30-2010 at 11:16 AM.
    Doug Gorton
    Gravity, it's only a theory.
    Trying is the first step towards failure
    -Homer Simpson
    GSX clone- May 2002
    Supercharged 462-April 2010
    1973 Ski Nautique 351w
    87 GN- August 2005

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    Default Re: Boosted Buicks Here!

    '73 Estate Wagon, for now
    3.50 rear gear
    TH400 with GV overdrive

    455, .030 over
    Stock type forged replacement pistons
    Copper head gaskets with O-rings
    8 to 1 compression
    Thermal barrier coating on piston tops, exhaust valve faces
    Dry film coating on piston skirts, pins, and valve stems
    Coated main and rod bearings
    Stock rods
    Main Girdle with studs
    Head studs
    Lunati cam, 110 lobe centerline, .500 lift
    Cast iron heads with stage 1 valves
    Offy 2x4 intake

    F.A.S.T. fuel injection
    50 lbs per hour injectors
    (2) bosch fuel pumps

    (2) TO4-B turbos with TO4-E compressors
    .81 A/R exhaust housings
    (2) turbonetics Racegates

    Set at 9 psi for now
    No intercooler

    Just changed to a belt driven oil pump
    Last edited by alan; 12-16-2012 at 08:14 PM. Reason: changed exhaust housings to .81 a/r
    alan

    It isn't what happens to you that matters most, but rather what you choose to do about it.

    '73 Estate wagon - Best ET 11.74, best MPH 117.13

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    Default Re: Boosted Buicks Here!

    455 0.038 over bore (464 ci)
    wisco flat top forged pistons
    9.2 to one compression
    all new arp fasteners
    aluminum first generation Bulldog heads
    roller rockers
    TA 310 cam
    coated 2 inch primary headers
    comp 9000 Mallary distrubitor
    Mallary six Hy-fire box
    eight-rib drive belt
    D1-sc procharger
    4.38-inch pulley
    seven and 1/4 drive pulley (I think)
    Blown through a Quick Fuel 750
    eight-rib belt
    ten pounds boost at 6000
    non-adjustable type BOV valve that I am having to take apart to set (don't recomend this type)
    Last edited by Michael Evans; 10-10-2010 at 09:11 AM.
    Michael Evans

    "Universal means the part universally does not fit anything until you make it"


    Next Buick project...........1987 T-Type

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    Default Re: Boosted Buicks Here!

    74 Skymaro
    4200 pounds mostly because I have too many amps(3 total 7000watts) and speakers(1-15" 4-12" 4-10" 4-5" 2-horns)
    Stock suspention
    3.73 Gear in stock 10 bolt 8.5"
    10.5x30" Tire
    TH-400 3000 stall switch pitch with Timer set at 1.8 seconds no trans brake....Yet Stage 2 shift kit with govenor set to shift in drive ant 4900 RPM's
    455(462 .30 over)
    All oil mods including drilling the block
    fully balanced rotating assembly
    stock rods
    Forged 10:1 pistons but high deck and thick head gaskets measures out to 8.4:1 compression.
    no girdles
    heads are stock with stage one valves enshrouded and very little bowl work I wasn't comfortable with the grinder. Stage one double valve springs. Stock rocker shafts
    Cam is a Crower Turbo Grind. Lift =.482 intake/.471 exhaust Duration @.050 Intake=222* Exhaust=218* LSA of 114*
    B4B intake
    2" spacer
    650 Quickfuel super charger carb
    Timing is stock style Accel performance module. No vacuum advance. Initial timing is 10* and total is 48* all in at 4500RPM
    Devils Own Meth progressive injection system starts at 4psi and is all in at 11psi

    Best run so far is 11.64@119.92 MPH on 9psi
    James Love

    How do you make a Camaro cool? By putting a Buick engine in it.

    The only thing better than a Buick powered chevy is a Buick powered Buick!

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    1973 ZSX Skymaro(Z28 Camaro) twin turbo 455 9psi 11.64 @ 120 high 10's on 12psi
    1971 Nova 455 has not seen track yet
    1972 Opel 4 cyl hope to goto turbo v6 fun
    1972 Skylark GS 455 12.80 @ 106
    1967 Skylark 455 has not seen track yet
    1971 Chevelle 307 17.79 @ 75 wife's car
    1969 Skylark 3504brl no track time yet

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    Default Re: Boosted Buicks Here!

    1971 Skylark (with 1970 front and rear parts)

    Stock bore 350, stock cast bottom end. No aftermarket studs or anything.
    Poston 114 cam.
    "cleaned up" heads with stock valves & 3 angle.
    Burton Machine roller rocker conversion
    X-Factor fabricated intake.
    Tri-Y headers.
    50mm Hybrid twin turbos. Intercooler. Dual BOV's.
    Aeromotive A1000 pump. Mallory 4309 regulator. 1/2" feed/return.
    Edelbrock 650 carb, 1/2" 4 hole spacer.
    3" Full mandrel true dual exhaust, no mufflers. 4" turndowns (to scare the imports)

    3800rpm 9" converter in TH350. Alto Reds, Kolene Steels, Kevlar, hardened this and that blah blah blah. Stage 2 shift kit.
    10 Bolt rear with Richmond 4.56 gears on a Powertrax Locker.
    32x17.5 Mickey Thompson ET street tires.

    Have hit 10psi on 87 octane just to see if it could do it without blowing up. Currently running 8psi on better gas for more timing. 25* locked with vacuum advance. Hoping to try 12psi before the real cold weather hits.

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    Default Re: Boosted Buicks Here!

    1971 skylark 25.5 stock suspension double frame rail chassis
    notched rear frame for 315 60 15 drag radial.
    464 block with stock crank.
    custom cam by scott brown
    r and r aluminum rods
    halo girdle by rob giroux
    wiseco pistons with compression about 9 to 1
    old stage 3 heads justed cleaned up no major porting.
    heads set up by gessler
    1.7 roller rockers
    out of the box ta intake manifold
    2 1/8 ta headers
    custom blow thru 750 carb from quick fuel
    F1R procharger with custom brackets
    ebay special honda intercooler and then modified to accept 3.5 inch piping
    custom turbo 400 by mark deconti with a governor and no manual brake.
    car shifts at 6000 rpm
    custom converter from ultimate converters
    8.5 inch 10 bolt rear with all the good stuff
    full 4 inch collectors and 2 sets of mufflers with an h pipe to quiet it up
    car weighed in at 3980
    best pass at 10 pounds of boost 9.12 at 150
    best 60 ft 1.40
    car has been numerous mid 9 second passes on 6 pounds of boost
    i am sure i am forgetting something else

    john jr

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    Default Re: Boosted Buicks Here!

    Mid 9's on 6PSI! I think I really want a Scott Brown cam.
    Doug Gorton
    Gravity, it's only a theory.
    Trying is the first step towards failure
    -Homer Simpson
    GSX clone- May 2002
    Supercharged 462-April 2010
    1973 Ski Nautique 351w
    87 GN- August 2005

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    Default Re: Boosted Buicks Here!

    john how fast do you think it'd go with say 15lbs?

    Cody

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    Default Re: Boosted Buicks Here!

    Quote Originally Posted by td99 View Post
    john how fast do you think it'd go with say 15lbs?

    Cody
    running over the crank is never fast!
    Doug Gorton
    Gravity, it's only a theory.
    Trying is the first step towards failure
    -Homer Simpson
    GSX clone- May 2002
    Supercharged 462-April 2010
    1973 Ski Nautique 351w
    87 GN- August 2005

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    Default Re: Boosted Buicks Here!

    Our new engine:
    1965 401 block bored .017 over
    Block filled 1/4" from the top with epoxy
    Stock crank balanced
    Stock rods reconditioned
    Forged JE pistons 7.8 - 1
    Schneider Fuel cam
    Well prepped heads loaded with Chevy parts
    Don Hampton custom aluminum intake- SFI
    All 671 supercharger parts from Hamptons
    Old style Hilborn 4 port Injector with 8 - 62A nozzles
    Hilborn scoop
    Fuel pump Hilborn 175-2
    Mallory Super Mag 4 with external transformer
    Fuel 50%-90% Nitro
    Car 1422lbs with me in it
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    "Not all Boats are slow Boats"

    66 Wildcat GS 2x4 425 original
    GSCA# 1966
    66 Wildcat GS convertible
    Dragsters;
    221" 1973 S&W rear engine Blown Fuel Nailhead
    200" FED 462" Cast iron block, Hilborn 4-port
    148" Injected Nailhead FED

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    Default Re: Boosted Buicks Here!

    ok I will do these one at a time.

    first one
    535 cu. 8.00 to 1 compression
    mopar crank custom fit
    r&r aluminum rods
    wiscoe custom pistons
    stage three heads done by FLM
    sp2 intake
    cam is a FLM custom blower cam flat tappet from compition components
    ta front cover
    rollmaster timing chain
    quick fuel e-85 carb 850cfm
    f1-r pro-charger

    we have run this combo on 93 octane as well as the e-85. the e-85 combo is still being snuck up on since we never dynoed with it on the motor.
    this combo is in a tube chassis regal with the drive on board and half a fuel tank worth of fuel it scaled 2650lbs.
    we have run 8.24 @ 164 on 93 octane with 12lbs of boost and so far we have run 8.30 @ 163 with a really safe and soft tune up in it we had hoped to turn it up in Osceola but broke the tranny when we started turning up the power. We should be ready to let it rip in BG
    Last edited by Bobb Makley; 09-30-2010 at 04:37 PM.
    Bobb Makley
    70 Stage 2 Street eliminator 9.80's @136 R.I.P
    72 stage 2 3750 LBS
    Pro charged bulldog block
    8.80's @153+w/ 1.34 60
    85 pro Street regal
    10.40's @ 128

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    Default Re: Boosted Buicks Here!

    Ok number two.

    this is a 464 cu. stock block 8.5 to 1
    stock crank widen for Chevy rods
    R&R aluminum rods
    wiscoe pro tru dished pistons
    custom blower FLM solid flat tappet cam from compition components
    Pro_-form front cover
    rollmaster timing
    oiling lifters
    stage 4 heads with very little work done to them
    Indy mopar intake
    csu gas carb 850cfm
    custom air to air intercooler
    scavenger oiling system
    f-2 pro-charger with 16 lbs of boost

    the car is a stock suspension 25.5 certed 72 stage one car it weighs in at 3740LBS with the driver. This car has run 8.80 @154.50 still working on getting the sixty foots settled down. I run mt drag radials on this car I think with a little work we can maybe get some 8.70 out of it at BG. this short block has all the stuff done to it but is all used parts except the cam and lifters. Not real sure how long it will last but with out a good block I hate to spend very much building anything right now.

    post the small block combo later
    Last edited by Bobb Makley; 09-30-2010 at 04:40 PM.
    Bobb Makley
    70 Stage 2 Street eliminator 9.80's @136 R.I.P
    72 stage 2 3750 LBS
    Pro charged bulldog block
    8.80's @153+w/ 1.34 60
    85 pro Street regal
    10.40's @ 128

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    Default Re: Boosted Buicks Here!

    Count me too!

    '70 Skylark, 455 w/P1 procharger, T/A 413 cam, stage 1 heads.

    Gets lots of attention, everyone expects a Chevy under the hood. ALL Buick

    Will have it at the GS nats if all goes well.
    Steve
    Professional Buick hoarder

    Current Buicks:
    '70 GS restoration in progress.
    '70 GS 464 /2004r
    '70 GS clone Procharged 464/2004r
    '87 GN

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    Default Re: Boosted Buicks Here!

    can you guys describe what you did to adapt your supercharger? Like info on your brackets, oil feed line, crank pulley, relocated ps, etc. I am planning to go boosted eventually (just have to get other things in line first like the drive train) but I already have a Novi 2000 that I plan to use. I'd like to make some of these parts myself for fun.

    Ps..if this doesn't go here let me know and I'll start another thread.
    -Satch

    '72 Skylark vert
    454 LS-7
    Th350 / 3.73

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    Default Re: Boosted Buicks Here!

    Quote Originally Posted by satch View Post
    can you guys describe what you did to adapt your supercharger? Like info on your brackets, oil feed line, crank pulley, relocated ps, etc. I am planning to go boosted eventually (just have to get other things in line first like the drive train) but I already have a Novi 2000 that I plan to use. I'd like to make some of these parts myself for fun.

    Ps..if this doesn't go here let me know and I'll start another thread.
    I built my own. See links in my above post (just adding them.)
    Doug Gorton
    Gravity, it's only a theory.
    Trying is the first step towards failure
    -Homer Simpson
    GSX clone- May 2002
    Supercharged 462-April 2010
    1973 Ski Nautique 351w
    87 GN- August 2005

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    Default Re: Boosted Buicks Here!

    Quote Originally Posted by Staged 1 View Post
    Count me too!

    '70 Skylark, 455 w/P1 procharger, T/A 413 cam, stage 1 heads.

    Gets lots of attention, everyone expects a Chevy under the hood. ALL Buick

    Will have it at the GS nats if all goes well.
    Steve,
    What else are you running with that? carb, amount of boost, etc

    How does yours work with the 413?
    Doug Gorton
    Gravity, it's only a theory.
    Trying is the first step towards failure
    -Homer Simpson
    GSX clone- May 2002
    Supercharged 462-April 2010
    1973 Ski Nautique 351w
    87 GN- August 2005

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    Default Re: Boosted Buicks Here!

    Doug, It is a holly 850 blow through from what I have been told. I bought the car with all the parts installed. Runs good. May be a bit too big of a carb from what I have read. Not 100% on the 413. Idles awesome(racecar like) and seems to run good on the street. Not sure about full boost yet. Have not truely run it hard yet. 4"pulley. Maybe 10lbs? Still learning
    Steve
    Professional Buick hoarder

    Current Buicks:
    '70 GS restoration in progress.
    '70 GS 464 /2004r
    '70 GS clone Procharged 464/2004r
    '87 GN

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    Default Re: Boosted Buicks Here!

    Quote Originally Posted by Staged 1 View Post
    Gets lots of attention, everyone expects a Chevy under the hood. ALL Buick

    Will have it at the GS nats if all goes well.
    Me also,

    So far I have gotten:

    That thing have a gear drive ?
    alternator going out ?
    water pump going out ?
    air conditioner belt sliping ?


    Have had my hotel room reserved since Feburay.
    Michael Evans

    "Universal means the part universally does not fit anything until you make it"


    Next Buick project...........1987 T-Type

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    Default Re: Boosted Buicks Here!

    Steve,

    What size is the drive pulley?

    What type and size of charger?
    Michael Evans

    "Universal means the part universally does not fit anything until you make it"


    Next Buick project...........1987 T-Type

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    Default Re: Boosted Buicks Here!

    Ok Im back with the third installment. this one was built by my son with a little supervision from me.

    370 cu. sbb with 8.3 to 1 compression
    stock crank stroked
    yate's Honda rod journal 6.400 long rods
    wiscoe 3.8 turbo 30 over pistons
    custom hid. blower cam comp components built flm exclusive design
    new front cover
    9 key way timing chain
    stock heads with 1.900 1.6 exhaust valves with 11/32 stems ported by my son when he was 16
    Burton machine rocker conversion for use of Chevy rockers
    ta dual plane intake would have preferred a single plan.
    p1cs reverse rotation charger
    quick fuel blow thru on pump gas
    small air to air intercooler

    on the dyno it made 423 hp N/A we then added the charger with 3lbs of boost it jumped 550 something. I don't have the dyno sheets in front of me so I'm gong off memory and it was 14 engines ago. we than changed the pulley and bumped the boost to 6lbs and it jumped up to 630 hp. we were very happy for a street sbb for my kid and he did it himself.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zktYYQhCtqU
    Bobb Makley
    70 Stage 2 Street eliminator 9.80's @136 R.I.P
    72 stage 2 3750 LBS
    Pro charged bulldog block
    8.80's @153+w/ 1.34 60
    85 pro Street regal
    10.40's @ 128

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    Default Re: Boosted Buicks Here!

    And for the most boring and docile of the boosted Buicks, and one that anyone can do, here is my build.. This is a build that can be done for not a huge amount of money and will provide hours of fun.. This is a driving around car that ANYONE can get in and drive anywhere. There is absolutely nothing special to do or know. It drives around like your mothers Skylark drove you to school back in the day, or your Grandmothers Skylark drove to church. It makes between 450 and 500 HP and at least as much torque as a 3 cylinder ford fiesta.

    Burton Machine twin turbo kit. .50 AR turbos (8psi springs)
    Burton Machine roller rocker conversion kit 1.6 RRs
    Home ported heads stock valve size
    650 Mighty Demon Blow Through
    72 Rebuilt 355 with stock bottom end
    26* timing locked
    Custom Crower cam - high lift- little overlap 114 * lobe seperation
    Aeromotive a-1000 w/ Mallory 4 port comp. regulator 1/2 feed and return
    3.73s with Yukon Dura grip and 2800 stall
    Hardened up Turbo 350 with red this and unbreakable that (lifetime warranty against breakage)
    Snow Alky injection 10 GPH
    325/50 drag radials
    Very quiet and smoooooth idle..

    With the exception of the tires, there are no outward signs that this car is
    able to get out of it's own way.
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    72 GS 355.. Sold
    71 Skylark 355 Mark Burton Twin Turbo 7.67@ 92.1 W/2.01 60ft Ecoboosted SOLD

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    Default Re: Boosted Buicks Here!

    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Evans View Post
    Me also,

    So far I have gotten:

    That thing have a gear drive ?
    alternator going out ?
    water pump going out ?
    air conditioner belt sliping ?
    I get... "Is it running"
    Jay Davenport
    70 Skylark 455... Needs paint and interior
    72 GS 355.. Sold
    71 Skylark 355 Mark Burton Twin Turbo 7.67@ 92.1 W/2.01 60ft Ecoboosted SOLD

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    Default Re: Boosted Buicks Here!

    How 'bout a little old 340? Eaton M112 blower, air/liquid intercooler, EDIS ignition, Megasquirt EFI, Venolia pistons, Scat rods. Ok if that didn't start out far enough off the beaten path, next it gets weird. '64 aluminum 300 heads, moderate custom ground cam, 7" rods, 10.6 CR.

    Why? No particular reason, just trying something different. It'll have more power than my last build, reach a higher redline, should get better mileage and hold up better too. That's a win in my book.

    The last build? Even smaller. 215 with an M90 Eaton, experimental heat-pipe intercooler, same basic ign and efi setup, but I used the Olds version of the engine and a stock cam with 8:1 compression and 16+ psi of boost. I figured it was good for 300hp and in a 2400 lb car that was just about right. I mean that's like 450 in a 3600 lb car and for a daily driver that's good power. But the boost nibbled away at the edge of one of the stock cast pistons until the blowby eventually lit off and blew out the lifter valley cover and by then I was ready for an iron block. (better clamping of the head gasket) Besides, nobody else has ever put a 340 in an MGB, let alone a blown 340.

    There is just something about a blower motor that hooks you. Maybe it's the really wide power band, or maybe it's the just insane power increase that just goes like a rocket. Maybe it's knowing that power would just keep building until the whole thing turns to shrapnel. Or, maybe it's just the controllability. Whatever it is, there's no looking back. Biggest problem is that it takes time to build it and that means not driving it. So the plan is to be rolling next spring. Then I plan to go out and blow the doors off that 455 GT we built.

    JB

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    Default Re: Boosted Buicks Here!

    Quote Originally Posted by jay3000 View Post
    It makes at least as much torque as a 3 cylinder ford fiesta.
    Wow really? Did you turn up the boost?

 

 
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