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Post by 1973 454 MONTE on Sat Feb 12, 2011 2:19 pm

switched out the gears and added disc brakes to the rear end. took it to the Buick nationals. 13.- at 101.
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Post by TWBouska AKA Wooderson on Sat Feb 12, 2011 2:49 pm

what discs were ended up being used? and what rear end gear?
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Post by 1973montec on Sat Feb 12, 2011 6:18 pm

TWBouska AKA Wooderson wrote:what discs were ended up being used? and what rear end gear?


they used 3-73 gears and a disc set up from summit.


I still dont like the wheels.......
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Post by TWBouska AKA Wooderson on Sun Feb 13, 2011 6:20 am

the wheels are awful, was thinking about the summitt brake kits, also was going to go 3.73s in the el co but im stepping up to a big block so i think 3.42's will do nicely.
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Post by 1973 454 MONTE on Sun Feb 13, 2011 1:46 pm

i have the stock one wheel wonder 2:73 in my 73-454,im going to put the 3:42 posi in it b4 summer if i dont sell it first.

im watching that episode now,they make everything look sooo easy......

they could of changed those wheels, i think they could of saved some money and went with some nice crome buick rally wheels or some GN wheels.
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Post by Roadcaptain S3 on Sun Feb 13, 2011 1:54 pm

Alright, shoot me.

I like the wheels, they go with the two-tone, Pro-Touring look of the car.

I was surprised the thing wasn't making more HP , was making good torque numbers though.
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Post by IndyG3 on Sun Feb 13, 2011 4:12 pm

That number sounds about right with how much the car probably still weighs and the fact that they did a factory-ish rebuild on the 455.
I agree that the wheels don't look great. If they were a couple sizes smaller, maybe...
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Post by The Dude on Sun Feb 13, 2011 8:57 pm

Indy, they upgraded it with a new cam, heads, headers, etc. Should have been putting more down than that I would have thought, but what do I know?
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Post by IndyG3 on Sun Feb 13, 2011 11:27 pm

Rago wrote:Indy, they upgraded it with a new cam, heads, headers, etc. Should have been putting more down than that I would have thought, but what do I know?

I don't remember what exactly they did. I coulda sworn they just did a rebuild with a few standard upgrades for a little bit more power. I also thought that they used stock rebuilt heads and stuff like that, but I don't quite remember that either. At any rate, I wouldn't be surprised if it didn't make as much power as anyone building it to be fast would expect (I think that they mentioned in an episode they built it for cruising anyway). That, and I'm pretty sure they stuck with the Turbo 400 that was in it. Not sure how much that would help quarter mile times.

I will say again that I think the car at least looks alright. I just wish the wheels weren't so huge.
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Post by Limey SE on Mon Feb 14, 2011 12:30 am

No I watched that the other day they stepped up to edel alum heads new push rods, updated to MSD 8.5MM wires, updated the distributor, Torker manifold , Bigger carb and updated the trans to a 700R4 TCI street fighter series unit and TCI torque with I think 3000 stahll, also longtube headers

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Post by TWBouska AKA Wooderson on Mon Feb 14, 2011 12:31 am

1973 454 MONTE wrote:i have the stock one wheel wonder 2:73 in my 73-454,im going to put the 3:42 posi in it b4 summer if i dont sell it first.

im watching that episode now,they make everything look sooo easy......

they could of changed those wheels, i think they could of saved some money and went with some nice crome buick rally wheels or some GN wheels.

i completely agree with everything you just said, im hoping to do my motor and tranny with my tax money...i would have figured that set up would do better than 13's...maybe low 12s?
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Post by TWBouska AKA Wooderson on Mon Feb 14, 2011 12:33 am

Limey wrote:No I watched that the other day they stepped up to edel alum heads new push rods, updated to MSD 8.5MM wires, updated the distributor, Torker manifold , Bigger carb and updated the trans to a 700R4 TCI street fighter series unit and TCI torque with I think 3000 stahll, also longtube headers

haha im pretty sure all those upgrades bumped it up from blue collar to white collar buick.
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Post by Limey SE on Mon Feb 14, 2011 12:53 am

ok heres a partial list of the upgrades and yes travis they are def now white collar with this shyt

Custom Grind Hydraulic Camshaft w/lifters, Gold Race Extruded Rocker Arms, Pro-Series Pushrod Set <<=== All crane cams
Edelbrock Performer RPM 455Cylinder Heads
Edelbrock Cylinder Head and Top End Gasket Set
Edelbrock Performer Intake Manifold,
Edelbrock head bolt kit
Edelbrock Thunder Series AVS 800cfm Carburetor
Hooker Super Competition Headers
MSD 8.5mm Super Conductor Spark Plug Wire Set
Summit Racing GM HEI Ignition Tune-Up Kit
Summit Racing Street & Strip Aluminum Race Radiator
TCI 700R4 Super StreetFighter Transmission
TCI Breakaway Torque Converter
Loctite High Temperature PST Thread Sealant

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Post by IndyG3 on Mon Feb 14, 2011 2:31 am

Limey wrote:ok heres a partial list of the upgrades and yes travis they are def now white collar with this shyt

Custom Grind Hydraulic Camshaft w/lifters, Gold Race Extruded Rocker Arms, Pro-Series Pushrod Set <<=== All crane cams
Edelbrock Performer RPM 455Cylinder Heads
Edelbrock Cylinder Head and Top End Gasket Set
Edelbrock Performer Intake Manifold,
Edelbrock head bolt kit
Edelbrock Thunder Series AVS 800cfm Carburetor
Hooker Super Competition Headers
MSD 8.5mm Super Conductor Spark Plug Wire Set
Summit Racing GM HEI Ignition Tune-Up Kit
Summit Racing Street & Strip Aluminum Race Radiator
TCI 700R4 Super StreetFighter Transmission
TCI Breakaway Torque Converter
Loctite High Temperature PST Thread Sealant

I had no idea they had an episode where they put that stuff in. You're right about it not being very cheap anymore...
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Post by Roadcaptain S3 on Mon Feb 14, 2011 10:00 am

They finished the "budget buld" a while back, then started doing the upgrades.

It's hard to keep up with their projects cuz they jump back and forth on them from one episode to another, and they'll have two new episodes sandwiched between reruns.
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Post by Limey SE on Mon Feb 14, 2011 12:00 pm

yea the budget Build only netted 195 on the Dyno and the guys @ V8Buick.com said that was not good enough so arrgggg mateys lets tear it down it again

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