Quest For More Boost!!

87WE4BOOSTED

I NEED MORE BOOST!!
I guess I will go ahead and start this thread since there has not been any for awhile for the BAY AREA REGION. :( :( Tomorrow I will start the voyage of trying to build an 11 sec car with the potential to dip into the 10's here and there. For the last 6 months I have spent numerous hours reading and researching our cars, along with countless $$$. :biggrin: I love every minute and dollar spent though. :rolleyes: I will be doing these things in stages, and would like any feed back if possible. I will be starting first thing in the morning.

Sat 9/26/08: Fuel Pump w/hot wire kit, Fuel Regulator, Fuel Pressure Gauge, 160 Thermostat, Heated O2, Knock Gauge, Adjustable Wastegate using stock DP & turbo, :( Cold Air Kit, and some new plugs. I think that will be enough for the day. I just got all the fluids changed and used ROYAL PURPLE on the oil.:D

I will drop a line in Sat evening or Sun morning.

I will also try to get as many flics as I can!
 

Gary Wells

White turbo Buick trailer park trash
I am sure that everyone will be following your progress, me included. Good Luck with the project.
 

87WE4BOOSTED

I NEED MORE BOOST!!
Quest for more Boost

All the parts mentioned in the first post are all on. :biggrin: When I dropped the tank I was surprised to see a WALBRO pump inside the tank already:eek: . I went ahead and replaced it anyway. Since I'm off tomorrow, I will have a chance to take it to Pete's Gear Shop and get the Moser axles and the Eaton Posi unit installed. After that I will install the new FMIC.:D Something that I also thought was cool was when I took a measurement of the exhaust, it was 2 1/2 inch with some Flow Master.:biggrin: I won't touch them until I go 3 inch. Does anybody know where a Dyno Shop is? I want to get a baseline and see the progress over time. I will keep you guys updated. Thanks for looking.
 

87WE4BOOSTED

I NEED MORE BOOST!!
Almost there!!

I can say that this journey has been a fun and expensive one. I pretty much have all the bolt on's on. Every thing but the Wide Band, fresh trans & converter, and the BILLET WHEEL:eek:. I must admit, on the stock turbo @ 23 psi (no knock) ;) the car feels real good. I know when I put the parts mentioned above on, I have a feeling the the car should come alive. I'm waiting on the trans to arrive so I can get ready to head to Sac Raceway.:D .

I have no seat time :redface: and I did not just put all this $$$ just to look pretty. Two more weeks and I should be at a test and tune night in Sac.
 

87WE4BOOSTED

I NEED MORE BOOST!!
The QUEST continues!!

Alright, one year later and here is an update. Right when I placed my 6262 on the stock long block, it spun a bearing. :( I only had it on for no more than 25 miles. I guess these new turbos will reveal any weakness if you have any.

After 5 months of eating TOP RAMEN for lunch, I’ve just ordered the last parts needed for my rebuild and sent my builder the first deposit! He should have my block by next week. :biggrin:

This is what the new build will consist of:

109 Block
Stock Crank
# 2&3 Billet Caps
Bored ?? We don’t know what the block will clean up to.
Diamond Pistons
New 763 GM Rods
Champion Iron Heads w/K-Motion Springs
Webber Ported Intake
Webber Roller Iron Ductile 206/206 Cam w/kit
Stock Rockers w/RJC Rocker Shaft Supports
Dbl Roller Timing Chain
Victor Reniz Gasket Set
New GM Water Pump
New Aluminum Radiator w/Dual Fans
ARP hardware throughout
The rest is in the Sig.

With this new build and the current parts I have, I hope everything will mesh together. I was doing some reading and was really happy to find this combo and was really happy to see what times he had ran. http://www.turbobuick.com/forums/ca...lid-10-sec-87-t-florida.html?highlight=webber. I know it will take me time and tuning but I should be able to get there. Our combos are very similar.

I will update as soon as the new Bullet arrives
 
We4, my cars long lost twin!


Me three!

I see Tonys Malibu in your avatar,
is he still in search of a TR?
Tell him to bring out his car this sat the 20th to
sac raceway for some test n tune, Roberto will
be there to help him out.
Tony should remember him.

Or at least to spectate, holler if you guys are down. Tony has my number



Jose
 

V8Assassin

100mi away ready 2 strike
Good Luck!

You Nor-Cal guys piss me off...................buy only cause you are in Nor-Cal and I am stuck in MS :(
 

87WE4BOOSTED

I NEED MORE BOOST!!
He found one.

Me three!

I see Tonys Malibu in your avatar,
is he still in search of a TR?
Tell him to bring out his car this sat the 20th to
sac raceway for some test n tune, Roberto will
be there to help him out.
Tony should remember him.

Or at least to spectate, holler if you guys are down. Tony has my number



Jose



Tony did end up selling that one in the pic. He picked up a nice GN that was in an accident. He's getting it together now. I just sold my radiator and fan to him because the car has a wrecked front end.

I'm down to head to Sac and see some fellow buick members run and just hang out.
 
Tony did end up selling that one in the pic. He picked up a nice GN that was in an accident. He's getting it together now. I just sold my radiator and fan to him because the car has a wrecked front end.

I'm down to head to Sac and see some fellow buick members run and just hang out.


Starts at noon.
Get with tone too maybe we can allmeet up in the morn.
I'm only gonna hang out not gonna race this time around.
Email me with info if you want, ttypenssrider@aol.com
 

510TURBO

ALKYHOLIC
Thanks V-8. I hope this thing turns out well. The weather JUST started looking good here in Cali. We've had lots of rain.

i don't know if it was your car but the set up seems the same as the we4 i seen at mizzi's a couple months ago when i had my T there.... nice car....:biggrin:
 

87WE4BOOSTED

I NEED MORE BOOST!!
Things that will come back to Haunt You.

Well, I’m 4 weeks behind due to some jail time I had to do over a DUI that I got 2 years ago.(Lesson Learned):redface: I was supposed to do 24 days Sherif Work Program and I never got around to it. I figured I will take care of it when they caught me. Well, they caught me and time is served. :cool: I don’t have that dark cloud also known as a warrant hovering over my head anymore. :rolleyes: I’m glad I didn’t get a chance to ship the engine, because I would not have been able to communicate with my builder. I just talked to the guys over at Weber and everything is back on track. The block, heads, and other parts should be arriving at Weber Racing May 4th. They gave me a 4 week turn around so I will be looking at early to mid June. I feel like a kid waiting on Christmas!!! I can't wait!!
 

V8Assassin

100mi away ready 2 strike
Well, I’m 4 weeks behind due to some jail time I had to do over a DUI that I got 2 years ago.(Lesson Learned):redface: I was supposed to do 24 days Sherif Work Program and I never got around to it. I figured I will take care of it when they caught me. Well, they caught me and time is served. :cool: I don’t have that dark cloud also known as a warrant hovering over my head anymore. :rolleyes: I’m glad I didn’t get a chance to ship the engine, because I would not have been able to communicate with my builder. I just talked to the guys over at Weber and everything is back on track. The block, heads, and other parts should be arriving at Weber Racing May 4th. They gave me a 4 week turn around so I will be looking at early to mid June. I feel like a kid waiting on Christmas!!! I can't wait!!

I just have one question......What kind of bird don't fly???? :D:D;)
 

87WE4BOOSTED

I NEED MORE BOOST!!
Update!!

I think I might have gone too far. :eek: After speaking with Sean over @ Webber, and discussing my goals, I went ahead and bumped up my combo a little. They are subtle changes but I think they will allow me to reach my goals a little more safely.

109 Block
Stock Crank = Forged Crank (Stock Stroke)
# 2&3 Billet Caps
Bored ?? We don’t know what the block will clean up to.
Diamond Pistons
New 763 GM Rods = Forged Eagle Rods
Champion Iron Heads w/K-Motion Springs
Webber Ported Intake
Webber Roller Iron Ductile 206/206 Cam = 218/212Roller
Stock Rockers w/RJC Rocker Shaft Supports Harland Sharp Rockers
Dbl Roller Timing Chain
Victor Reniz Gasket Set
New GM Water Pump
New Aluminum Radiator w/Dual Fans
ARP hardware throughout


I think with these upgrades, when ever I decide to bump up on the Turbo and stall converter the bottom will be there. :rolleyes:
 
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