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  • Member since
    August 2022
  • From: Houston, TX
Buick GS 400 1968
Posted by GS45570 on Saturday, October 8, 2022 2:12 PM
Hi Folks
I’m new to the FSM board; a retiree returning to modeling. Posting pics of my last build (2008). Perhaps an unusual subject, possibly of interest to fellow “Buick Nuts…”

Nick

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Saturday, October 8, 2022 2:57 PM

Welcome back Nick!  Great looking build.  That engine bay looks fully plumbed.  So far I've just been tried wiring the distributor.  Some kits come with heater hoses but man, you put everything in there!  Nice job.

Thanks,

John

fox
  • Member since
    January 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Saturday, October 8, 2022 3:52 PM

Welcome to the Forums! Welcome back to the hobby.

Very nice looking build. Yes Yes

Jim Captain

Stay Safe.

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  • Member since
    August 2022
  • From: Houston, TX
Posted by GS45570 on Saturday, October 8, 2022 6:51 PM

Very much appreciate the positive comments. During my "modelling hiatus" I restored and raced 1:1 Buick Gran Sports, so "everything's there..." But, as far as the distributor... I know we're "supposed to" drill out the distributor cap and follow "1,8,4,3..." I freely admit, the top of the distributor cap is a blob of glue where each wire landed "close enough..." Confused

Nick

  • Member since
    September 2022
  • From: South Carolina
Posted by Omni Yomni on Saturday, October 8, 2022 7:05 PM

Looks great. Don't sweat the distributor, mine go that way sometimes too. That's why I' ve been gravitating towards the prewired ones.

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Saturday, October 8, 2022 7:21 PM

There's a couple of us on here that did some racing.  Pics?

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    August 2021
Posted by lurch on Sunday, October 9, 2022 1:18 PM

Great job. Realy like the paint job. I to did some racing in the early80,s to early 90,s.Mostly used monte carlos and vatios buicks. It was only hobby stock nothing fantsy. But had a great time doing it. I will try to dig up some old pics and try to post them.

  • Member since
    August 2022
  • From: Houston, TX
Posted by GS45570 on Monday, October 10, 2022 9:09 AM

Best ET of 13.01 at 99

 

Nick

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Monday, October 10, 2022 3:07 PM

Right on!  This one ran 11.7 with a magnuson SC @7lbs then rebuilt with procharger F1A at 14lbs and it dyno'd at 700RWHP, but never made it back to the track :/  I gave it to my son in law in TX because it wasnt street legal in CA.

I still have the boss 302 in my pic but that one is for the twisties

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Saturday, October 15, 2022 12:01 AM

Looking good! Yes

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