1986 Buick Grand National

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Current Status: Sold 🙁

About:
1986 Buick Grand National with T-tops
One of 5,512 GNs produced in 86
235 hp @ 4000 rpm
330 ft-lbs @ 2400 rpm

Purchase date: 12/18/06
Status at time of purchase: Mostly stock, running, work needed
Mileage at time of purchase: 112,000 according to stuck odometer

Current Modifications:
* custom aluminum dash with:
* Autometer Z series tach & speedo and:
* VDO Cockpit boost, oil pres., water temp., fuel level and:
* knock gauge
* MSD 8.5mm red plug wires
* ACDelco spark plugs
* Turbotweak chip
* oil cooler delete (but hopefully not for long)
* radiator, newer
* shift kit (unknown type)
* stay down license plate frame
* trans cooler (tube and fin)
* Gbodyparts front springs
* ACDelco pcv valve
* Bilstein front shocks
* Gbodyparts tubular upper control arms
* powdercoated front lower control arms with:
* Prothane front control arm bushings and new:
* ball joints, upper & lower
* powdercoated shifter
* console gauge pod
* fake cat
* Casper’s field fix harness
* red silicone vacuum lines
* 86 monte carlo brake pedal powdercoated black
* Napa vacuum booster and master cylinder
* turbocity turbo rebuild kit
* Scanmaster 2.1
* adjustable wastegate actuator
* Racetronix hotwire harness
* Metco fuel rail pressure gauge fitting
* Kirban adjustable fuel pressure regulator

Resto:
*

Deleted:
* AC & heat

In Progress:
* 3.8 rebuild .030 bore, forged pistons, ARP hardware
* ceramic coated stainless headers
* powdercoating
* Dynomax Ultra Flo Race Bullet 3″ muffler
* Dynomax 3″ turndown
* trans cooler
* oil cooler
* digital fuel pressure gauge
* custom aluminum radio delete/triple gauge pod

Future:
* minor rust repair
* trans cooler (plate type)
* oil cooler
* body work
* stainless lines (fuel, brake, etc)
* shifter handle
* new visors
* weatherstripping
* floormats
* front seats recovered
* chassis stiffening
* boost controller
* dash gauges
* powdercoating
* rear suspension

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