BqUICK

Electra GSX Road Racer

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Dear All,

 

I've been holding back on Go Fund Me thinking we could do it all. Sadly, we cannot. We need additional money for a new transmission, new aluminum cylinder heads to prevent detonation, and other msc. things like fluids, and a brake caliper. We've rebuilt the trans 5X in 13 years. We cannot go on cheaply, we need a 1000HP transmission.  Please help us reach our goal!

 

https://www.gofundme.com/faithfulpursuit

 

 

 

 

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I took out a loan for $5,000 and had Chad Wilcox Racing Transmissions in PA custom build a Turbo Hydrmatic 400 for my application. It is considerably stronger than my past racing transmission. It has the SFI rated Superbell, 34 element sprag, aluminum drum, Redline competition clutches, tranny brake with reversed valve body. ACC Torque converter is 3,800 stall and 3,200 hp capable.F32E14D3-ABF2-4744-AAAD-4E7A80730A6E.thumb.jpeg.56f5742c7f96faf6ac1913e09b4a49af.jpeg

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Well that ought to handle it!!!  G'luck

 

Had kept putting off the gofundme donation and just got to it. small pittance but hope it helps

 

keep us informed and hope ol Santa is good to you and the FP this year.

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I don't look at the Buick Modified section often, but this caught my eye.

My Chapter hosted the 2005 National in Batavia, 2005.

Your car was great on display, right next to Bill Antelli's unfinished '32 Model 90 coupe.

Donation #2 is in.

Bernie

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Its always great to connect with people who saw her years ago, thanks for the contribution! Here is a photo of me and GT PERFORMANCE FORD president Gary Tyler. He builds the 9” racing rear ends. 

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4 hours ago, BqUICK said:

Its always great to connect with people who saw her years ago, thanks for the contribution!

 

I've never seen it in person but I contributed, so as maybe I can...someday...:)

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Twas the Night Before Christmas....

'Twas the night before Christmas and in the garage,

No trace of Ford, Chevy, or even a Dodge.:D

The presents were wrapped and the lights were all lit,

So I figured I'd mess with the Electra a bit.

I popped the release and I lifted the hood,

When a deep voice behind me said "looks pretty good.":lol:

Well, as you can imagine, I turned mighty quick,

And there, by the workbench, stood good ol Saint Nick!

 

We stood there a bit, not too sure what to say,

Then he said "don't suppose that you'd trade for my sleigh? ;)

I said "no way, Santa" and started to grin,

"But if you've got the time we could go for a spin!"

His round little mouth, tied up like a bow,

Turned into a smile and he said "hey! Let's go!!"

 

So as not to disturb all the neighbors' retreat,

We pushed the big Buick into the street, 

Then, taking our places to drift down the hill,

I turned on the key and I let MSD spill.

The sound that erupted took him by surprise;

But he liked it a lot, you could tell from his eyes. 

With Mickey Thompsons a' crying and exhaust tips aglow,

We headed on out where hot rodders go.

 

And Santa's grin widened, approaching his ears,

With every shift up as I went through the gears. B)

Then he yelled "can't recall when I've felt so alive!"

So I backed off the gas and said "wanna drive?"

Ol Santa was stunned when I gave him the keys,

When he walked past the headlights he shook at the knees! 

 

The big block exploded with the 430 STAGE II sound!

When he dropped the hammer, Electra GSX shook the ground!

Power shift into second, again into third!

I sat there just watching, at loss for a word, 

St. Nick turned to me with a gleam in his eye,

And said “Shut the gates on the turbos and let's fly!”

 

With a wave of his hand and a prayer to the Lord,

There were twin Turbos & water Injection aboard!

We passed Hemi’s, Cobra's and even Veyron's that night,

Punched over-drive and blasted from sight!

St. Nick turned to me with a gleam in his eye,

And said “Merry Christmas BqUICK!” and we took to the sky!!!"

 

God Speed,

BqUICK aka Michael Joseph, II

GSCA, North East Member #33, 1983

 

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Ahh another good one, always look  forward to these every year and enjoy them. Thanks for adding a bit of Christmas spirit Michael 

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Having trouble getting my heads done. The best people around here have been booked up for months; I need to send the heads and parts back to TA for them to build the heads. Just wasted 3 months while they sat in shops around here. The good news is that the inspection at our local shop turned up "dings" on the TA valves as though they had been dropped. I get the heads back today and will look into it. Anyway, Tim at TA said they can turn them around quickly. 

 

Here are some photos to enjoy...https://www.pinterest.com/michaelajoseph3/1969-buick-electra-225-electra-gran-sport-electra-/

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Back on track after a 14 month cylinder head oddessy. My thanks to TA Performance for getting the job done after 2 other outfits lost their ability to do the job. Thanks Mike T. And crew! 

 

Heads were torqued last week and they took about a week to do! The Cometic .080” thick gaskets had to be drilled for additional cooling passeges, separated, deburred, & re-silicone sealed. The torque fun began there...30ft-lbs, wait 8 hrs; 50ft-lbs, wait 8 hours; bolts 1,3,&5 to 110ft-lbs and the others to 100. Wait 24 hrs and re-torque wait another 24...well you get the point!

 

Adjusting valve lash and naturally my old pushrods did not fit. Pulled adjustables from my old 455 STAGE-1 race motor. When Exhaust is fully closed as it opens to .050” adjust lash in intake to .005”. When intake is fully open and starts to close .050” adjust exhaust valve lash to .005”. Etc. etc. 16 X. Did 8 and will do the rest tomorrow night. 

 

God Bless you and God Speed,

 

BqUICK

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Back on track after a 14 month cylinder head oddessy. My thanks to TA Performance for getting the job done after 2 other outfits lost their ability to do the job. Thanks Mike T. And crew!

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Hello all,

 

Mocked up the intake install. The grade 8 bolts "dished" the washers on the last installation, rendering them ineffective. We had water getting pulled into the motor and coming out of the exhaust. A lot of mist would come out under full boost, from I suspect the blow off valves. 

 

The fix is to use 7/16-14 x 1.5 Grade 8 flanged bolts thus eliminating washers. A thin layer of 500F capable silicone will be applied to the 0.070" gaskets, already pre silicone glued to the manifold. This should give me the seal I need around the water passages while giving us the added contact pressure the motor seems to need. The 0.080 thick head gaskets altered the geometry making this necessary. 

 

I followed TA's advice on modifying the valley pan and trimmed much of it away at the intake ports. Siliconed in the front and rear seals and trial bolted the manifold in place. One bolt didn't go in straight last night and I boogered the threads. Popped the mani off tonight and tapped a few holes and we are good to go. 

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On 8/10/2018 at 3:17 AM, BqUICK said:

One bolt didn't go in straight last night and I boogered the threads. Popped the mani off tonight and tapped a few holes and we are good to go. 

 

"last night" is probably the at fault words here. Good to hear you're conquering the intake and other problems and back making progress. Keep us updated.

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