1986 Buick Grand National T-Top Car

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Bob Atkinson

New Member
Apr 12, 2014
This is my baby. Purchased new from a southern California Buick dealer
show room in 1986, after seeing Hot Rod Magazine featuring the 1986
Buick Grand National. Asking $30,000

127,000 reliable street miles as a daily driver before re-working.
No accidents.

This is a T-Top car, with sun shield inserts. Always garaged.
Digital dash, converted to eliminate 85mph max readout
Professional paint job.
No dents or dings
New interior: seats, carpet
headliner is good

Professionally re-built engine:
disassembled and hot tanked
hone cylinders, taper was ok
polish crank, new main & rod bearings
new pistons, rings, pins
new cam, lifters, valve springs
external oil cooler, converted to larger oil filter
heads by Kenne Bell, ported, port matched
after-market valve covers and breathers
transmission re-built by Performance Transmission (Henderson NV)
external transmission oil cooler
positraction/rear end professionally rebuilt
Chev maf converter, after-market air cleaner, larger up-pipes
S-10 rear wheel cylinders
aluminum rear brake drums
no-zerk heavy duty u-joints
drive shaft safety loop

stock position, 50% larger intercooler
oversize new turbo charger
3" after market down pipe
after market throttle body and plenum
cat converter delete
after market 3 inch dual exhaust
manual boost pressure control, currently 20 lbs thru the 1/4 mile traps

replaced rear end upper and lower control arms with aluminum billet parts
GN aluminum rear differential cover
rear air bags
rear seat frame brace
hydro-boost power brakes, replaced powermaster (electric) brakes
fuel pump re-wire
after-market in-tank fuel pump
line lock
trans brake
3500 stall converter
Center line wheels, rear wheels have Nito Drag Radials,
extra set of rear wheels for MT slicks
stainless steel upper radiator hose
after market gauge pod, analog, oil pressure, oil temp, boost

no "deletes" that can not be reversed
a/c is intact, not working

best at 1/4 mile was 11.7 at 115
car will lift front tires off the ground on slicks (LV Motor Speedway)

email ratkinson@tech-x.com


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