Joe Tripodi's 87
1987 Buick Regal
Limited -T 3.8 SFI Turbo V-6. 1 of 1035 made. Special ordered in 1986. Delivered
in October of 1986. Dark red metallic paint, side marker cornering lights,
full chrome, landau top, rustproofed, undercoated, crushed velvet plush interior, drivers
6-way power 40/60 bench seat, power windows, p/locks,
p/antenna, and p/trunk. Digital dash, column shift, am/fm stereo cassette,
twilight sentenial, rear defogger, tilt leather wrapped steering, air
conditioning, cruise control, posi rearend. It is loaded with options.
Best 1/4 Mile ET- 12.294 seconds
Best MPH- 110.17mph
Best 60foot- 1.738 seconds on street
Using a stock turbo @ 22PSI
boost, stock injectors, modified neck stock intercooler, on a stock unopened
motor, and transmission, injecting denatured alcohol through my Dual deadhead kit with open dump exhaust, and utilizing
the MaxEffort fully programmable thumbwheel chip!
Race: @23psi boost
VP C-16 gas 34* timing.
Street: @21psi boost Sunoco 94 gas
with Dual Deahead alcohol kit.
*MaxEffort*- Custom 8 Position Thumbwheel Programmable Digital Fuel
Management for Stock Injectors and no MAF screens with the following
options: Alcohol injection solenoid enable vs. Spark retard, fuel out, MAF Lock On
vs. GPS, timing selections of 18,20,22,24,26,28,34 degrees with full injector
*Jay Carter*- 94/110
octane chips, adjustable alternator voltage booster, walbro 307 fuel
*Joe Tripodi*- Me :-) Dual Deadhead Methanol/Alcohol Injection Kit.
*ATR*- 7th injector with Lucas
33 pound injector, fuel pump hot wire kit, adjustable fuel pressure regulator,
cold air system with 14" K&N air filter, charcoal canister relocation
kit, stainless 3" MAF pipe, heavyduty intercooler
hoses, 160 degree stainless thermostat, K&N valve cover breathers,
magnetic drain plugs, fuel rail T, billet turbo inlet bell, driveshaft
safety loop, B&M supercooler, shift kit, air-fuel ratio monitor with
Larry Fisher knock detector circuit I built and added into it.
*Torque Tech*- Dynomax superturbo
mufflers, Transcrafters 2800 stall red stripe converter.
*Modern Musclecar*- Ported stock
turbo elbow, mild steel 3" two piece downpipe, 3" test pipe with
dump, Performance Fuel Systems fuel rail pressure gauge.
*Cotton's Performance Center*-
Duttweiler Performance 2.5" intercooler neck and adapter hose.
*Kenne Bell*- Adjustable waste gate rod kit, southside lift bars,
pinion snubber, urethane end links & sway bar bushings, strut & front
body brace kit, diagonal rear seat body brace kit, VDO boost gauge, modified switch
panel includes: TCC lock up switch on/off with indicator light (green),
hi-lo fan selector, fan on manually, ECM on-off, Alcohol injection on/off indicator light
*Dams by CORY*- Air dam: Driverside
opening feeds air filter, and passenger opening feeds cold air to turbo
compressor side, center is sealed to intercooler.
*Casper's Electronics Inc.*-
Digital dash modification. No more blinking at 85mph.
*TDS Technologies*- Turbo-Link
Engineering*- Direct Scan diagnostic program.
*Other*- 140Amp Alternator, no MAF
screens, water wetter, taylor spiralpro wound spark plug wires, AC CR43ts plugs, 62mm throttle body,
port matched upper plenum, ported wastegate hole to .950, engine
tie down strap, Monroe sensi-trac shocks, B.F. Goodrich Comp TA 235-60-15VR rear and 215-65-15HR front tires, TRW variable
rate rear coil springs, Lyle Simons A-pillar dual gauge panel, Westburg 2"
E.G.T. gauge, stock exhaust Y-pipe with no tailpipes, unplugged EGR valve
vacuum line, Raysbestos pro stop brake pads, thermotech wrapped up-pipe and MAF pipe.
AG1, AM6, AT6, AUE, A01, A31, A90, BC1, BF2, BS1,
BY1, B34, B35, B48, B51, B85, B93, B94, CD4, C04, C49, C60, C90, C95, D64,
D68, D7I, D85, E5Z, FE3, FFL, GMD, GU6, G80, G87, J41, J50, K09, K34, LC2,
MW9, MX0, NA5, NP5, NQ5, N33, N89, PDN, QYZ, TT5, T1Y, T47, T63, T82, T87,
UA1, UM6, UQ1, U52, U66, U75, VD6, VD7, VK3, V73, WG1, WO5, YR1, YS1, YT1,
YT9, Y56, 55A, 6YX, 7YW, 79D, 79I, 79Q, 79T, 79U, 799, 8PZ, 9SJ, J47....
Dams by CORYAir
First Annual Buicks at
Bristol 1997 car show category winner for Best Turbo Regal Street Machine
Check out this race above on video of me
racing this GN.
Buick Day 1997 Superstreet class winner at London Motorsports Speedway
(With Jay Carter street chip
@ 17 PSI boost)
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