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Orlando_87GN's 1987 Buick Grand National
Welcome to Mike Savino's garage! I bought my 1987 Grand National sometime in 1998. Ever since it's first drive I always wanted to make it even faster than it already was (who doesn't) while retaining good street manners and gas mileage. The Buick is the ultimate 11 second highway cruiser.

1987 Buick Grand National, solid roof, digital dash:
  • Budget 4.1 Production Motor
  • Champion Iron Ported Heads
  • CPT-66 Ball Bearing Turbo from Cottons Performance
  • 204/214 Cam
  • MSD 75# Injectors
  • PTE Stock Location Intercooler
  • Translator Plus, LS1 Maf with Extender chip
  • 3800# w/driver
  • Aluminum Radiator Core Support
  • Aluminum Bumper Inserts
  • Torque Thrust II 17"x8" 4"backspace

Best time to date in this car was before the 66 turbo, ported heads and PTE intercooler. One of these days I'll go back to the track for some updated times!
11.40 @ 117mph with 21 Timing, 25psi Boost on Drag Radials

Mazda RX-7 with Grand National Drivetrain
  • 4.1 Production block
  • Champion Ported Iron Heads and Intake
  • .040" over, Federal Hyper Pistons
  • 210/210 roller cam
  • 14 bolt Girdle
  • CPT-70 Turbo from Cottons Performance
  • Custom built Garrett Front Mount Intercooler
  • Viper 3.08 Rear End
  • Cooling Mist Alcohol Injection soon to be installed

    Dyno'ed the car at KDK Performance Orlando, FL shortly after initial engine install. Had some issues like torque converter ect but was able to put down 560HP. Also went to the track about the same time as the dyno and ran 11.2? @ 128MPH. Need some more trigger time and there is a lot of room for improvement.

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Author Comment Date
mrbullfrog33 do u have any motors for sale? 09-24-2006
Orlando_87GN I usually have some motors for sale, contact me at [email protected] 09-10-2007
baylove grand national motor in a rx-7 wow thats crazy 03-06-2009
anarchy nice ride man. i cant wait for the 5 post thing so i can put pics of my car up. 10-04-2011
jk7294 I have a set of GN original rims that need re-chromed and a little repair done on one of them.. they are dated 8-27-87 . I am willing to give tem up cheap if someone needs them for a restoration 03-25-2012
cybil1986 Just bought 86 Gn 15000 miles new to buick spent 4200 today at dealer still leaking brakefluid where booster bolts to fire wall and make noise and loss of power when boost gauge goes red completely stock want to keep that way PLEASE HELP and who is great buick shop on Md eastern shore no more BUICK dealer hertrick is horrible in easton 05-11-2012
cybil1986 One more question where can I find tires went to pu car from dealer today and they put passenger car tires that I made them remove the OE Eagle GT only have 15000 but some cracking on side walls 05-11-2012
cybil1986 contact me at [email protected] 05-11-2012
6cylboost i went to the park today 04-30-2015

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