86 big block regal

Discussion in 'Tri Shield Performance' started by e.j.howe, May 27, 2009.

  1. e.j.howe

    e.j.howe Well-Known Member

    I have several questions about the 86 regal you built for Tim Hol some time ago. It has had a minor fender bender and I was wondering it you could provide the paint code, it appears to be a dark cherry? Another question, do you rember what company you purchased the converter from, the new owner would like to have a little less stall and would like to send it back for an adjustment. Last question, do you know at what point the carb was changed to a thero quad ? the car runs good but I believe it would do better with a different carb.
    if you can answer any of these questions i would really appreciate it
    ps. you did a very professional job, it gets many thumbs up where ever it goes.
  2. Jim Weise

    Jim Weise EFI/DIS 482


    Sorry to hear of the fender bender..

    I didn't paint that car, so I can't give you the exact paint code. Tim knows it I am sure.

    The converter was changed sometime after it went to South Carolina with Tim, and I am not sure who built it. But we could certainly look at what is in there now, and either change what you have, or set you up with something more to your liking. The car was originally built with a 10" Art Carr converter that Tim had, but I think it failed at some point.

    The car has always had that 1000 Competition Series TQ on it. On the dyno, a 1000 Hp Holley was about 4 or 5 HP better, but at that time we thought there was no point in spending $750 for a couple ponies. Tim never had any problems with that carb that I am aware of. While they can be a bit tempremental at times, that CS TQ is one of the best carbs out there for performance and driveablity. If you change it, the only one to use is the 80513-1 downleg booster 1000 HP Holley.

    If you don't have access to Tim's phone number, I can certainly get that for you, to answer your other questions.

    Have fun with it, and thanks for the compliment.

  3. v6plus2

    v6plus2 Hol'N'Ass

    E.J. The paint is 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix Special Edition Dark Cherry Met. The paint code numbers are code 77 or WA9800. The converter that was in the car when I sold it was a TCI 3500 stall. It was brand new. The 1000 cfm Thermoquad was always on the car . I never had a problem with it. It's a wonderful car; enjoy it. Tim
  4. e.j.howe

    e.j.howe Well-Known Member

    thanks for the info. it really helps.

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