The wagon?

Discussion in 'Inquiries' started by 69gs400, Jun 7, 2009.

  1. 69gs400

    69gs400 Well-Known Member

    I was doing some searching around for some current info on the famous T/A wagon and I can't seem to find anything anywhere.

    I've found the 8.99 video on Youtube and I have some old magazine articles but I'm wondering what it runs these days and what kind of numbers it's putting down.

    I was really surprised that there wasn't a section on your website about it since it's such a showcase for your products.

    Any info would be greatly appreciated. :beer
  2. TABuickMike

    TABuickMike Michael Tomaszewski Jr

    Im having website difficulties so I'm not able to currently get a page for the wagon up yet but I have video on youtube of the very last time it ran.

    Currently it is sitting next door under a foot of dust and the engine is scattered across the building. There's talk between dad and I about getting the wagon running again but thats with high hopes as we've been doing that for the past 4 years or however long the car has been apart as we still need to get my car done.

    If you have any specifics that your looking for I'll compile everything I can :beer

    This is what we had on the page on our old website:

    Owner: Mike Tomaszewski
    Home Town: Scottsdale, AZ
    Car: 1968 Buick Special Deluxe Wagon
    Weight: 3500 lbs with Driver
    Best Time: 8.99
    Best Speed: 149 MPH
    Engine: Buick 455, bored and stroked to 532 cid
    HP: 900+
    Torque: 800+
    Power Parts: Stage 5 Heads, Sheet metal Intake, (2) 1050 CFM Dominators, Block Girdle w/halo, Lifter Bore Girdle, Special Solid Roller Cam, Custom Made Headers, Dry Sump Oiling System, Fabricated Oil Pan.
    Transmission: Lenco
    Rear End: 4 link Dana 60 with 4.56:1 gears
    Chassis: Full

    Mike has employed just about every trick possible to his 532 CID Stroker, Horse Power and Torque ratings are Normally Aspirated, NO Nitrous, Blowers, or Turbos!! Many parts have been developed from this project.​
  3. TABuickMike

    TABuickMike Michael Tomaszewski Jr

    Oh? What is this I see??


    Can it really be?? Yes! Its the Wagon!






    That was the first time it's seen the light of day in a good 4 years or so, pictures were taken a couple of months ago.
  4. bignastyGS

    bignastyGS Maggot pilot

    I'll gladly take that parts car off your hands....Will go nicely in my new garage...:laugh:
  5. dpcp66

    dpcp66 Well-Known Member

    Shock us all and build the 700 inch buick that will take all of us into the buick of tomorrow. remember they dont die they just get faster and are there for harder to see:3gears:

    Glad you thing of putting it back together an race it. even if it does nothing more then just the classic wheel stand. Id be happy

  6. TABuickMike

    TABuickMike Michael Tomaszewski Jr

    Problem with 700 ci is the heads dont flow enough air to support that much displacement, we have the prototype Stage 6's but they require more work to get a set working than we're willing to do so I think we were lookin somewhere in the 600 ci range. And as far as the wheelies, that was back when it had an automatic, now it has a Lenco and the engine was moved forward or back (I don't remember which) which also decreased the ability for it tup lift the wheels in an effort to get the car to go faster. I've talked to him about reverting it so it pull the wheels up again but he doesn't seem to interested in the idea. :Do No:
  7. bill lagna

    bill lagna Well-Known Member

    Hey Mike ,
    Did your Dad have a new fiberglass rear bumper made ? The old fiberglass one looks good on my wagon!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  8. TABuickMike

    TABuickMike Michael Tomaszewski Jr

    Yeah I believe he said he has another one plus the busted one that we could get fixed someday.

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