First time seeing daylight since 1999

Discussion in 'Members Rides' started by Stage 2 iron, Nov 2, 2018.

  1. 72STAGE1

    72STAGE1 STAGE 1 & 2

    BYW,what rockers are you using?
  2. Stage 2 iron

    Stage 2 iron 480 IRON HEAD STAGE 2

    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.
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  3. Stage 2 iron

    Stage 2 iron 480 IRON HEAD STAGE 2

    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 B72DFE0D-6823-4E3B-84FE-D6FF959E667F.jpeg A021FA72-2816-4DC1-8C77-BFFFA1A0C476.jpeg E10C6F3C-F6EF-4988-B32B-DB1511912533.jpeg A5620885-0067-4163-B2B1-61EC02532187.jpeg BA27410D-82F3-48A0-BF9D-0E89AE558D9B.jpeg B001AC2F-EE05-48D2-BDCD-7A54C6EB9283.jpeg FD024A56-226A-4C69-8E97-B0500E3DD920.jpeg F7635339-A6DB-49E8-B6C0-A341AB4F1325.jpeg 692FC83C-4B0B-4769-81AB-932F8474A3D7.jpeg
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  4. Guy Parquette

    Guy Parquette Platinum Level Contributor

    Looking really nice! Keep us updated please!
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  5. Stage 2 iron

    Stage 2 iron 480 IRON HEAD STAGE 2

    Cleaned and installed the seatbelts I received from Duane earlier this week. IMG_2469.jpeg IMG_2470.jpeg IMG_2471.jpeg
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  6. 73Stage2

    73Stage2 Well-Known Member

    Are there two too many female seatbelts? That is super clean.
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  7. Redmanf1

    Redmanf1 Gold Level Contributor

    Not for a coupe with bench seat. Two shoulder, two lap and one center pass.

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  8. Stage 2 iron

    Stage 2 iron 480 IRON HEAD STAGE 2

    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.
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  9. Stage 2 iron

    Stage 2 iron 480 IRON HEAD STAGE 2

    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. IMG_2523.jpeg IMG_2524.jpeg IMG_2525.jpeg IMG_0821.jpeg IMG_0820.jpeg IMG_0822.jpeg
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  10. Stage 2 iron

    Stage 2 iron 480 IRON HEAD STAGE 2

    I also have the correct radiator cover ready to go. 05 date code.
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  11. Stage 2 iron

    Stage 2 iron 480 IRON HEAD STAGE 2

    Sorry, just saw your reply. Thanks.
  12. Stage 2 iron

    Stage 2 iron 480 IRON HEAD STAGE 2

    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. 72029835642__37ABC851-7ECA-4765-9534-EEC20E4FE122.jpeg
  13. Stage 2 iron

    Stage 2 iron 480 IRON HEAD STAGE 2

    Last week I picked up the 850 Holley from the rebuild and dropped it off at Nicks on Monday. IMG_0822.jpeg IMG_2787.jpeg IMG_2784.jpeg IMG_2786.jpeg IMG_2785.jpeg
  14. dylan!

    dylan! (magazine boy)


    heyyy.... isntthis your profile picture???? lol, cars coming together!!
  15. Stage 2 iron

    Stage 2 iron 480 IRON HEAD STAGE 2

    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.
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  16. Brett Slater

    Brett Slater Super Moderator Staff Member

    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.

  17. Stage 2 iron

    Stage 2 iron 480 IRON HEAD STAGE 2

    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.
  18. dylan!

    dylan! (magazine boy)

    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
  19. 12lives

    12lives Control the controllable, let the rest go

    Who did the carb? Maybe I missed it?
  20. Stage 2 iron

    Stage 2 iron 480 IRON HEAD STAGE 2

    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.
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