Discussion in 'Members Rides' started by Stage 2 iron, Nov 2, 2018.
BYW,what rockers are you using?
Thanks, that would be great maybe the GSCA coordinator could put together a iron head stage 2 reunion. I’m running a set of an NOS KB 1.6 roller rockers an rocker arm girdles that Jim Bell gave me back in the late 90s for doing the paint work on Jim Dallesandro’s pearl white 86 grand national that we took to the nationals back in 1990. He won his class ran 1140 at 115mph and also took first place in his class in the car show.
Time for an update, while I’m waiting for the engine to be assembled a run on the Dyno. I’m going to replace all the rear axle studs, thanks Todd for the new wheel studs. Back in the late 80s I replace the factory studs with Moroso (junk) wheel studs so I could run a 8 inch wide weld pro star rim with a 10 inch firestone slick, one studs broke on the driver side and two broke on the passenger side just by trying to change the factory 15x7 rims street tires, This time around I’m going to run the car as delivered by the dealer new full weight. 15x8 drag radial. The car was a consistently in the 1.5 foot times
Looking really nice! Keep us updated please!
Cleaned and installed the seatbelts I received from Duane earlier this week.
Are there two too many female seatbelts? That is super clean.
Not for a coupe with bench seat. Two shoulder, two lap and one center pass.
Thanks for the comment. I never realized there was seatbelts for the center passenger on the front bench seat till a little while ago. I believe the original owner took them out of the car when he used to race the car back in the 70s.
Received today from board member Wally yellow stamped and lined radiator hoses, correct clamps, water pump bypass hose, hose valve, cover to air breather, power, steering hose with correct clamps. I’m starting to lean on all in on the total stage 2 package as would’ve been available.
I also have the correct radiator cover ready to go. 05 date code.
Sorry, just saw your reply. Thanks.
Nick, has assembled the short block an degreed, the cam, Up next is to clean and reassemble the new Delphi lifters and assemble the front timing cover.
Last week I picked up the 850 Holley from the rebuild and dropped it off at Nicks on Monday.
heyyy.... isntthis your profile picture???? lol, cars coming together!!
yes it is ! Hey, I didn’t realize you were George’s son. Glad to see that you have the same interests as your father. It’s a great hobby you just have to be patient at times and work two jobs to pay for it. Lol.
Do I spy South Side Machine bars?
A 1.5 60' time is cooking! That's almost a full second faster than my slow 2.35.
Yep southside bars. I took them off after I decided to go to the stock look. Put the heavy duty lower control arms that were on it when I bought it back on, took the B&M floor shifter out that the original owner installed put the shifter and leakage back on the column, put the factory rear cover back on replacing the chrome one I was going to put the southside bars back on, but since Atco raceway has closed near me I may leave them off. I have to say that my stock 87 grand national has also gone 1.59 60 foot times also when I’m leaving with about 5 pounds of boost on the break. GN has 3.42 the GS has 4.30 gears.
ive been around and loved the buicks since i was born, im glad to find another member who knows my father! although i have more hair then him...
ive owned and worked on my fare share of things (and buicks) thanks to him! just ask him! he loves to tell my stories
Who did the carb? Maybe I missed it?
A place here in South Jersey called the Carburetor exchange in Blackwood to be honest. I wouldn’t recommend when I got the carburetor back it still had all the original float bowl bolts, float, adjuster bolts. I noticed the gap on the back bowel was kind of wide so I took it apart and found they were two power valve gaskets and the power valve was resting against the metering block. I took the front bowel apart, and noticed there was no gasket at all for the power valve. I ordered the new Holley decal, float bowel bolts, float level, adjuster bolt off of eBay. Hopefully it runs OK on the Dyno we shall see. If not, I have a quick fuel 950 ready to go.