Welcome to V8Buick.com.
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 46
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Location
    Collierville, TN
    Posts
    445

    Red face "I WANTED TO GO FAST SO I PUT A CHEVY 400 SMALL BLOCK MOTOR IN IT."

    TOM APRIGLIANO'S 1971 BUICK GRAND SPORT ss

    THIS IS WERE IT ALL STARTED . I GOT THIS CAR FROM AN OLD LADY IN DELTONA FLORIDA AND SHE DID NOT DRIVE IT. IT HAD 40.000 MILES ON IT WHEN I GOT IT.I TOOK IT HOME AND TOOK THE BUICK MOTOR OUT OF IT . I WANTED TO GO FAST SO I PUT A CHEVY 400 SMALL BLOCK MOTOR IN IT....

    SO FAR THIS PROJECT IS IN IT'S 2ND YEAR AND WE HOPE TO BE TAKING THIS CAR TO THE WORLDS FASTEST STREET CAR SHOOT OUT WHEN IT IS DONE HERE IN ORLANDO NEXT YEAR.... SO FAR I HAVE NEVER SEEN ANY REAL BUICK GS OR GSX OUT THERE. I WOULD LOVE TO SEE ANY OF YOU BUICK GUYS THERE! AND IF YOU DO SHOW UP PLEASE PUT YOUR MONEY WERE YOUR MOUTH IS.


    Them's feudin' words!
    Greg Friend
    GSCA #618
    Friends' Garage
    1967 GS400 convertible | 1987 Grand National Astroroof
    1984 Cutlass Supreme Brougham | 1992 Custom Cruiser Wagon
    1987 Grand National GNX'd
    < STOLEN & STRIPPED 4/19/06

    Lakeland International Raceway

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Location
    Bismarck ND
    Posts
    457

    Default

    Quote:
    "ALSO I WOULD LIKE TO SAY TO ALL YOU GUYS WITH BUICKS OUT THERE NOT TO PUT YOU DOWN. I LOVE BUICK MOTORS BUT IT IS TO HARD TO FIND PARTS TO MAKE THEM GO FAST.MOST OF MY RACING BUDDIES WORK ON CHEVY MOTORS. AND IT IS A FACT THE PARTS ARE EASY TO FIND AND THE MOTORS ARE MUCH CHEEPER TO BUILD. TAKE NOTES GUYS THIS IS THE WAY YOU TAKE YOUR CAR FROM A STREET CAR TO A RACE CAR FOR LESS MONEY."

    Well if "Cheeper" and easier is the only point, why waste $5k on a paint job? You can do a nice two-tone scheme for about $40 including primer & tape using Wal-Mart spray paint.

    White spoke trailer wheels are a hell of a lot "cheeper" too than chrome ones....

    Greg Grube
    83 Regal 455 Stage 1
    67 Skylark Convertible
    87 Turbo T
    58 Chrysler Windsor

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    North Brunswick, NJ
    Posts
    491

    Default

    Someone should show up with a TSP Stage 4 Race Motor and clean his clock.
    Scott
    1965 Skylark - Finally on the road.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Location
    Yorkville, IL
    Posts
    1,370

    Default

    Hey the Skyhawk is street legal,,, does that count??
    Rod & Danie'
    91 Regal 6.83 @199 mph, 1.01 60FT
    78 Skyhawk 9.36 @ 145mph on E-85 (hand me down parts from Regal)
    69 Riv 12.86 @106 on normal street tires.
    AESracing.net

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Location
    Carlisle TWP. Ohio
    Posts
    2,251

    Thumbs down

    typical chevy moron.......it just goes to show you how smart the guy really is he types in yellow (like the stripe down his back) you can't even read about his stupid conversion so it must be nothing worth reading to that Dolt

    we should invite him to a smackdown.... and have the buick guys blow his doors off LOSER ........
    Mark



    69 GS 400 stage1,4 speed,3.64 posi
    72 Skylark w/70 455 stg.1,BB trans,3.64 posi
    72 Riviera w/factory sunroof, 3.42 posi
    68 Olds Ramrod 350 4 speed, 3.91 antispin
    73 Cutlass S W-31 350,TH 400, 3.73 antispin

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Location
    Carlisle TWP. Ohio
    Posts
    2,251

    Thumbs down

    WELL THE PIC'S CAME TROUGH THIS TIME
    WHAT A P.O.S

    get a load of that ricer wing

    and then I couldn't get out of his sight
    Mark



    69 GS 400 stage1,4 speed,3.64 posi
    72 Skylark w/70 455 stg.1,BB trans,3.64 posi
    72 Riviera w/factory sunroof, 3.42 posi
    68 Olds Ramrod 350 4 speed, 3.91 antispin
    73 Cutlass S W-31 350,TH 400, 3.73 antispin

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Location
    Sacramento CA area
    Posts
    3,211

    Default

    I think he went to the chivvy spillin skool.

    Keath Black must rollin in his gravy.

    Shor am glad he bord out the motor an poot a Holly carb on it.

    Nuthin like crack to mak yer car fast.

    sumbudy stop me!
    BadBrad
    '70 GS455 - Power Brute Super T10 4spd
    ex. '70 GSX
    New Project: 2000 Mercury Grand Marquis - for the kids to drive.
    New Muscle: 2013 Ford Taurus SHO - Twin Turbo Terror

    Spare 455 on the stand, just in case!


    Slideshow of BadBrad's Car: http://s517.photobucket.com/albums/u...view=slideshow

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Location
    Baltimore,Maryland
    Posts
    1,474

    Default

    ANYONE CAN BUILD A CHEVY! ALL THAT IS REQUIRED IS TO VISIT YOUR LOCAL K-MART or WALMART for the speed PARTS.
    WHAT A JERK !!!!!!!!1
    Bill

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    Mountain State
    Posts
    954

    Default Yup...

    You beat me to it Brad. If you wonder how intelligent an individual you are dealing with here.....just ask him if he ever heard of Spell check.

    Still watching that Diplomat Blue, '70 Stage 4 Speed one owner car, WAITING FOR SALE....
    '69 Camaro, 5speed, 502CI Crate Motor (www.photobucket.com ), Account name "3Shields"
    '57 Belair My retirement project...(under construction, www.picturetrail.com/blown502 )
    2006 GMC Duramax Crew Cab....Doing the dirty work for me.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Washington DC
    Posts
    283

    Default

    Dont worry about a guy like this . It sounds like he can do none of the work himself and if you read down a bit , he says he will run both alcohol and nitrous in big volumes. I worked with a promod team a few years ago that tried this . It was basically a bomb. You couldnt put enough volume in it to keep it from leaning out . Think this knuckle head will figure it out? PLUS pass car 400 block and big HP --Bomb
    Look at the way the car sits,etc.
    Call him out with anything and I think you'll be safe .
    George
    1972 Skylark
    500 + hp 455 (now going stage II, headers, bigger exhaust) Doug Nash 5 speed, aftermaket AC
    4 wheel disc brakes,Mark williams 12 bolt, 33 spline axles, lowered,big sway bars, Metco trailing arms
    Now undergoing body resto...

    1997 Ford Probe NHRA Competition Eliminator B/Altered/Planetary 459 inches Olds DRCE 1260 hp on two carbs and gasoline 7.22 192 mph

  11. #11
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    Steeler country
    Posts
    5,375

    Default

    "take note guys, this is how you turn a street car into a race car"!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!


    Take note of this 400 Chevy guy!
    Dan


    1969 Wildcat Convertible (14.92 @ 91.54)

  12. #12
    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Location
    East Brunswick NJ
    Posts
    1,724

    Default

    Silly me, I am removing the chevy block that currently is in the engine bay of my recently purchased '71. I am putting in a 455/TH400, so I guess I'll have to settle for running great 1/4 times reliably
    Artie Sabatino

    ASE Master Tech w/L1 Certification
    Former "wrench" at Dynotech Performance

    72 Skylark 350 13.94@93.1 Stock engine, stock cam. 3400 Stall TC, Hooker headers, 3" Pypes exhaust, TA Intake, 750 Holley, 1" Spacer
    13.69@94.8 so far with Comp 260H cam

    98 Regal GS - wife totalled it
    Buick powered race car in progress :)
    86 GN Hardtop 11.22@117.9 1.52 60' stock motor with bolt-ons, 3700# with working A/C Sold

    Dyno sheets don't win races...see you at the track
    BPG #1632

  13. #13
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    FL
    Posts
    343

    Talking

    My motor is all broken in now, so I would love to race that POS. Also he beat on the back roads a low 11 sec. car and he only has 400 hp. What is his secret? Bring it on chumly!!!!!!!!

  14. #14
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    south chicago
    Posts
    497

    Default

    Tuning twin percolators(predators) on alcohol with nitrous oh boy this idiot might as well hit himself in the head with a tack hammer he'll get more acomplished.That POS stock 400 block will split the cylinder walls and or spit the main webs out of it the first time he hits the can!JUNK.There are more holes in his project than a screen door.
    I to had problems getting off that site whats up.
    Kevin Stevens
    Fatboy racecraft
    Finishline Motorsport
    Turtle Racing
    Raceengineering
    sfi 25.2 certified 10 inch tire 66 GS
    Finshline/FBRC 540CID BULLDOG
    Procharger f3r-131 l

  15. #15
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    Phoenix, Az
    Posts
    1,449

    Default

    OK, I'm thinking the low 11sec car he raced was more like a mid-low 13sec car. C'mon, that car would have to weigh 1500lbs to blow the doors off of a low 11sec car with 400HP.

    Here's where he looses me though. He talks about doing this cheaply but spent all of that money on a motor that only puts out roughly 40HP more than a stock 455 GS. WTF!!!!!!!!!
    Pick up a used 71-72 455 and put in a cam, headers, ignition and some mild porting. You'll have well over 400HP at half the price.
    Moron!
    Aubrey Anthony
    69' GS 400 Stage 1
    60' Invicta Wagon
    59' Ford F250

  16. #16
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    Phoenix, Az
    Posts
    1,449

    Default

    OK, I've thought it through a bit.
    He's right, I'll be ordering a new 454 tomorrow.
    Anyone want to buy a Buick 350 and 455?
    Aubrey Anthony
    69' GS 400 Stage 1
    60' Invicta Wagon
    59' Ford F250

  17. #17
    Stage1 Jeff Guest

    Default

    i gotta better name for his project...PROJECT QUARTER FLUSH!!
    looks like a martha stewart getaway car! bet he has dual "fart pipes"too
    what a dufus!!! CHEVY....IT'S WHAT'S FOR DINNER!! TASTES LIKE CHICKEN!!

    whu tout him too spel??

  18. #18
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    bowling green ky
    Posts
    337

    Exclamation moron inc.

    this guy doesn't know squat. he has everyone else do his work for him. i think he needs new people. it's guys like him that make us buick guys look like gods. i'll drink to that just my point of view. jerry
    jerry meiergerd 68 skylark custom convert, 64 special 4dr, 67 gs 400, 67 skylark, 68 gs 350, 71 gs stage 1 4 spd(1 of 114), 71 gs stage 1 4 spd convert (1 of 9),68 gs 350 4spd, 72 gs 350, 72 gs parts car, 68 impala ss 4spd, 68 camaro ss convert 3spd on the floor, 69 chevelle ss 396, 70 nova ss 396, 82 s-10 383 11.83 1/4 mile, 93 octane!( still had power locks and power windows, tilt, stock rear end, street legal!!)

  19. #19
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Location
    Topeka, Ks
    Posts
    311

    Default

    Ok, Chevys are cheaper in most cases, but a small block? Small block, heavy car and a tunnel ram=pooch. What a goof. He could have spent the same money on a BBB and made more power.
    Trey Scully
    I may be fat, but at least I'm ugly
    ____________________________

    87 Camaro (my first car)
    70 Skylark Custom
    03 Harley Davidson Night Train
    83 F-250
    86 Regal
    64 Tempest

  20. #20
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Location
    Dayton, OH
    Posts
    238

    Default

    I redneck have inherited some money. As you can see I am getting rid of it as quickly as I can. I am going to make my Grand Sport ss go so fast that I am going to have someone else drive it for me. Yeehaw! In two years when I am divorsed, broke, and selling off stuff for pennys on the dollar. (To pay off my racing bets) You can thank me for not ruining that nice 40,000 mile unmolested Buick motor. You have to pick it up from the garage floor of my nice house before Thursday as that is when the bank takes the house back. Here is to going fast with them Chevy motors as they are the cheepest.
    71 GS 455 Stage 1, Sold to be restored

    87 GN, TE-60 turbo, Stretch intercooler, 42.5lb injectors, 3" downpipe, 3,000 stall lockup converter, Meth/water injection, Original owner

    87 Olds 442, 509ci Cadillac, 800 Q-jet, Performer intake, Street ported heads, 230@50 518 lift cam, Headers, 200-4R, 2800 stall lock-up converter, Electric fans & intank fuel pump, AC, Factory oil pres & tach work, Functional Hurst hood, Rear spoiler, 36mm front swaybar, 17mpg hwy, Both 2run 11.8ish 113+ on pumpgas

  21. #21
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    Palm Springs,CA
    Posts
    413

    Default

    69GSCAL you just go ahead and send that 455 my way,I may even be able to pick it up!lol
    Philip Davenport

    65 Skylark
    300 bored .30
    SB-110A cam
    Stock carb(for now)
    headers
    full 2.5" mandrel exhaust

  22. #22
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    Near Buffalo (a Chebby town)
    Posts
    5,327

    Unhappy

    There should be laws about putting cheep crap motors in Buicks.

    Joe N.

    Never argue with a idiot...they will bring you down to their level and beat you with experience!

    '67 Riv GS w/Dual Quad 425 ('66 clone?)

    Past Buicks:
    '66 Riv GS
    (driven 200k miles and rusted badly)
    '69, '70 & '71 Skylark 350's
    (former daily drivers)

  23. #23
    Stage1 Jeff Guest

    Default

    yeah...the death penalty!!!!!

  24. #24
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Location
    Monroe,Conn.
    Posts
    3,164

    Default

    Why would anyone be so stupid to do something like that?!!!! He basically took a car that was worth a relative amount and reduced it to a fraction.Yeah ,he wanted it to go fast,so he put in a Chevy small block,but if he wanted to go faster he should've kept the Buick! I myself have spent a considerable amount of money keeping my Buick GS all Buick. Yes I know I've got a Stage 1,but if I went the chevy route,you know how much less my GS would be worth? Much less.


    Shame on you!!!

    And here's the respect that chevy powered Buick gets from me:

    If you wanted to go chevy power,you should've bought a Chevelle.
    Carl Rychlik N.E. GS/GN Club
    GSCA #2090 BCA #23261 BPG #1064
    BPG Car Show Co- Director
    1970 Gran Sport Stage 1 Coupe-BCA Senior Gold Award-2005 ,BCA Senior Gold Preservation Award 2011, GS Nationals/Larry Miller Best Of Show Award 2011, & HEMMINGS MUSCLE MACHINE OF THE YEAR-2006, AACA Junior and Senior 2010
    1987 Grand National (original owner)
    2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Ex.Cab w/Duramax

  25. #25
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    McHenry, Illinois USA
    Posts
    386

    Default


    wtf is with that front bumper? what an idiot
    -Slawek W.

    -1970 Buick Skylark with GS350 motor, currently sitting in the garage.

 

 
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Back to top