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General Buick Tech / Turbo question
« on: February 10 2021, 03:33:18 PM »
Thinking about "handing down" the turbo in my car ( 5931) to my sons and putting larger one in mine. Questions, dont plan on running more than the 24 lbs I run now, so is boost boost? Is a larger turbo at 24 going to make any more power? This one spools quickly so I assume a larger one might be slower spooling.

Looking for guidance here. I have run my current combo to death and cant get into the 11's  :icon_eyes: and been reading lots of threads and seems a 6262 is a really common choice.

For Sale/Trade/Want To Buy / Transmission TV cable WTB
« on: October 16 2020, 12:42:58 PM »
Anyone have a cable they would sell? Want to get some tires spinning!!

General Buick Tech / Bradys build
« on: September 18 2020, 09:36:28 AM »
Well shes home now so here we go. Going to get it all unpacked today and try to make a systematic list of things to get done. First goal is get through check list and get this motor started and get cam broke in. Son is pretty excited, hope that continues as I explained this wont be a "couple weekends" kind of job. I will try to keep updates and pictures coming to keep you guys entertained  :cheers:

For Sale/Trade/Want To Buy / WTB 87 project car
« on: August 20 2020, 02:28:17 PM »
Hey guys, looking for a solid car to do a GNX clone with my son....anyone with a fixer or a lead on one?? Cant find anything I'm interested in that the guy dosent want a fortune for. :cheers:

General Buick Tech / Bigger brake project
« on: July 09 2020, 06:08:25 PM »
Ordered blazer front spindles, and the brackets and C5 front calipers, rotors for the buick today. Should stop much better, easier after but to be honest I'm doing it mostly for the look. Also will be a fun project for my 11 yrs old son and me to tackle. I will post up some before/after pics when done. If anyone has done this any advice is always appreciated  :atbeer: :atbeer:

General Buick Tech / Radiator
« on: June 26 2020, 06:29:03 PM »
Getting ready for the track tomorrow and after the test drive my radiator sprung a leak. It's a pinhole leak up by where the upper hose comes out. Can these radiators be repaired would I be better off getting a replacement. If they can be replaced where is a good place to find a replacement. Better it happened here at home then after a 2-hour drive to the track but still a pain in the ass.

General Buick Tech / Muffler recommendations.
« on: June 12 2020, 09:56:23 PM »
Hey guys, currently have pypes 2.5 with race pros. To loud /droney at highway speed for me. Been reading good things about dynomax vt....thoughts . recomendations?

General Buick Tech / Digi-tails led tail lights
« on: April 21 2020, 11:16:57 PM »
Hey guy, been gone for a year building a house, back to fun with the GN. Anyone on here install the look but wondered what guys on here knew about them

General Buick Tech / Compression check
« on: October 18 2018, 06:34:49 PM »
Did a test, drivers side front to back 146,155,152 pass side 155,160,155. Should I be concerned about the 146 hole? I don't think I should, it's within 10% but figured I'd ask you guys....thanks!!

General Buick Tech / M&H racemaster dr's
« on: September 30 2018, 08:51:55 PM »
If your considering them, my advice is dont!! Street tires hook just as good. Tried them because they were the only company that made a 17 inch that was 28 inches tall. With my 26 inch tall Nittos I had 1.6 60 ft times and could leave with 10-14 lbs boost and hook. These let go on 2 lb launches and my best 60 ft of the day was ied from 18 lbs air and dropped down to 14 and still no traction. Very disappointed!!

General Buick Tech / Exhaust ideas
« on: September 24 2018, 09:47:54 AM »
Hey guys...i have a Pypes 2.5 system on the car now with a 3 inch DP.....Works great but the drone is just getting too annoying. I put some Magnaflos mufflers on a camero that had terrible drone and took care of 90% of it.  What works well on these to flow but not drone? Thanks

General Buick Tech / Tire MPH question
« on: September 21 2018, 12:59:51 PM »
I got my new rears installed and they are 28 inches tall. stock tranny and rear end, is there a way to calculate how far off my speedo is now. Reading 60 on the speedometer seems like Im going closer to 70.


General Buick Tech / powerlogger boost question
« on: September 14 2018, 04:56:35 PM »
I had a problem with alky activation this spring, Julio helped me figure out that the MAP wiring that went to the stock boost gauge was causing trouble, a short in the gauge. We eliminated it as I have an a pillar boost gauge. Getting ready for some track time end of the month so I got out the laptop and powerlogger dosent read boost info now.  How do I get this info to the computer now, I'm assuming by eliminating the signal to the stock gauge it also eliminated it to the computer ?

General Buick Tech / MAP sensor
« on: July 14 2018, 11:30:15 AM »
My alky won't activate under boost but test button works fine. Have 5.06 volts on grey wire at wire has .09 volts. Question is when I blow hard in tube going to map voltage on green wire dosent should unless a person can't blow hard enough to make it change??

General Buick Tech / Headlights
« on: April 19 2018, 03:40:21 PM »
Is there a relay somewhere up front for the headlights. Last summer when driving at night ( try to avoid night driving because of the thousands of deer that cant stay off the road) the lights would go out. if I switched the brights/low beams on and off with the turn signal stalk it would make them come back on. Thought maybe there is a relay going bad?? Hope its not the turn signal stalk!!

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