Information unbelievably hard to find. - GM Forum - Buick, Cadillac, Chev, Olds, GMC & Pontiac chat


General GM Chat When starting new posts, please specify YEAR, MAKE, MODEL, ENGINE type, and whatever modifications you have made. Chat about all things GM (and related cars). Off-topic stuff should be in the Lounge, and all Model specific mechanical problems should be posted in the proper forum.

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 09-07-2011, 08:43 AM   #1
Senior Member
Posts like a Supercharger
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Margate, UK
Posts: 199
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
rustyroger is on a distinguished road
Default Information unbelievably hard to find.

I have spent hours at my computer trying to find what I thought would be readily available information.
I have an unmodified '87 Olds Delta 88 Royale Brougham, I would like to know what its performance data is,ie 0-60 and 1/4 mile time, top speed, engine rpm at given speeds, that sort of thing.
Also can anyone point me to where I can find a road test of this or a similar Hbody car, maybe from Consumer Reports, Motor Trend or whatever?.

Thanks in anticipation.

Roger.
rustyroger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-07-2011, 01:50 PM   #2
Senior Member

True Car Nut
 
sseidriver97's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Portage mi
Posts: 7,124
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
sseidriver97 is on a distinguished road
Default

1986-1988
•Family: GM Buick 90 V6
•RPO/VIN: LG3/3
•Displacement: 3,791 cc (231 cu in)
•Stroke: 3.40 in (86 mm)
•Bore: 3.80 in (97 mm)
•Power: 150 hp (112 kW) @ 4400 RPM
•Torque: 210 lbft (285 Nm) @ 2200 RPM
•Fuel Type: Gasoline
•Fuel System:SFI
•Configuration: 12V/OHV
•Compression: 8.5:1
•Aspiration: Normal

if you want 0-60 times take it to a track and run it they will tell you your reaction time 60 ft times ect ect you can just count your 0-60 i did my buick once and i think it was like 9-11 seconds or some crap
sseidriver97 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2011, 06:31 AM   #3
Senior Member
Posts like a Supercharger
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Margate, UK
Posts: 199
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
rustyroger is on a distinguished road
Default

Thanks sse,
I have the technical data, the nearest strip is 150 miles away from me.
I'm looking for road test publications to see how it measures up against similar cars of its time.
It keeps up with British traffic effortlessly, although a lot of European/Japanese cars with much smaller engines over here would embarrass me on a drag strip.

Roger.
rustyroger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2011, 10:42 AM   #4
Senior Member

True Car Nut
 
sseidriver97's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Portage mi
Posts: 7,124
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
sseidriver97 is on a distinguished road
Default

Well the car was desighned to be an ''ole lady car'' its no performance car but will move no problem.One of my 90 lesabres i put a STB and wider tires on and it made it handle alot easier and also put shorter sway bar end links on it and it lost alot of its body roll and body flex..its basically going to be roughly the same as similar platformed cars
sseidriver97 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2011, 02:47 PM   #5
Senior Member
Posts like a Supercharger
 
90LE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Portage IN
Posts: 186
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
90LE is on a distinguished road
Default

oh youd be surprised how well these boats will handle with new struts, a stb, some bigger sway bars, and wider tires. Im still on the stock sways and with the monroe struts It'* like a stiffened boat with all the feel youd want but not to much. still very smooth. I got 0-60 In about 9 seconds. Ive got the same engine as you just the newer version with 15 more horses. I personaly think w-bodys handle like crap compared to h-bodys. stock for stock.
90LE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2011, 07:51 PM   #6
-= Site Promoter =-
Posts like a Camaro
 
94cutlassvert's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: mesa az
Posts: 1,153
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
94cutlassvert is on a distinguished road
Default

here is motor week 88 on the sse bonne
http://youtu.be/mD3qWg1v96U


and here is the 87 bonnevill se
http://youtu.be/zgm8eFkfj2M
94cutlassvert is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2011, 01:01 AM   #7
Administratus Emeritus
Certified Car Nut
 
GXP Venom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Purgatory, Pennsylvania
Posts: 16,538
Thanked 7 Times in 4 Posts
GXP Venom is on a distinguished road
Default

I couldn't find a track time. I did find that Edmunds dumped all their Olds and Pontiac Reviews.....WTH!.
GXP Venom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2011, 01:07 PM   #8
Senior Member
Posts like a Supercharger
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Margate, UK
Posts: 199
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
rustyroger is on a distinguished road
Default

Thanks cutlassvert, that'* the kind of thing I'm looking for.

Thanks also you guys for your input on improving the handling, I'm happy with the stock suspension and ride, I like American cars for the luxury and effortless driving experience, which if you are careful comes a lot cheaper than running one of the equivalent European and Japanese models and even a old mans grocery getter like mine gets a second glance when I take it for a drive.

Roger.
rustyroger is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
4T65E hard shifting when driven hard pontiacandryan 1992-1999 14 06-29-2009 05:25 PM
is a mod chip so hard to find? italianstallion84 Performance, Brainstorming & Tuning 8 09-17-2005 08:27 PM
It is hard to find... rjolly87 Lounge 0 09-02-2005 04:21 PM
hard to find no-start problem theJMFC 1987-1991 25 02-23-2004 03:22 AM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:07 AM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.