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The Buick

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The T-Type is essentially a Grand National, with a different interior and paint scheme. Almost all Grand Nationals are all black with a black interior. T-Types came in a variety of colors both external and internal, but with the exact same drivetrain. The '84 - '85 sub-generation used a 3.8L Single-cam 12V V6 with a small turbo mounted to the top of the intake. It had no intercooler.

My T-Type has a silver exterior, and a blue interior. It has not run in over 4 years, but I'm hoping to change that this year. It is not meant to be the fastest car in the world, just something to toy around with. Though it doesn't attract women, 30-40 year old men are all over it. As much as I say I hate this car, I actually love it.

Engine/Drivetrain Modifications:
Swapping in a later Grand National (intercooled) top-end, combined with a slightly built 4.1 block from a similar year Buick LeSabre. I have some specifications listed on my webshots page.


Some of this information is out-dated, as my plans have changed a lot over the years.

Suspension Modifications:
Air-bagged rear springs. An aftermarket pinion-snubber that I don't have the specifics on anymore.

Wheels/Tires Modifications:
'87 Grand National wheels. Regular ol' front tires. Some monstrous Mickey Thompson drag radials in the back. I'll get the specs on them later.

Interior/Exterior Modifications:
Removed A/C system, cut dash to custom mount 2 extra guages on passenger side (Left to right: Oil Pressure, Water temp). 5" Tach (From previous owner). 3 Guage pod with (Top to Bottom) Knock, Boost, Volts. A/F ratio "box" mounted above the stereo.

Some minor stereo upgrades.