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Old 03-03-2005, 12:45 AM   #1
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Hello, a month ago I bought a 95 Park Ave Ultra. I love everything about this car except the mileage in town. Oh well, for heated leather seats I guess you got to make sacrafices. I was wondering if any of you could tell me what my stock Buick might be able to pull off at the track. I had an argument with my roomate who doesn't think I could even get into the 15'* with it. I have an old style g-tech and have gotten it to read in the low 15'*. GRANTED, I know that isn't correct but It'* never been all that far off either when I've raced at the track. Maybe someone could give me some personal numbers? Also, I've been looking at the 2.5" UD pully from pully boys. What would this my increase (roughly) my hp and boost levels too(without other mods)? I'm under the impression that they run 7 to 8 psi stock, so correct me if I'm wrong. Also, what are some easy cheap mods to do to this motor to get a little more out of it. All the 3.8 */C parts seem to be specificaly for GP'* or Bonnies. What would work with mine? Sorry to be so long winded with my first post. Thanks.

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With the supercharged model, you would definetely be in the 15'*. Where (high or low), that i do not know. The pulley should be done, after intake and exhaust mods. As well as the #1 first mod of a 180* thermostat. With the pulley, intake and exhaust (hi-flow cat, and muffler), you should definitely be in the low 15'* if not high 14'*.
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Well, being a Park Avenue (obviously not a light car) and a Series I, I'm not so sure it would be in the 15'*, but it might be close. With an intake, pulley, t-stat, plugs, chip, stuff like that, it would get there pretty consistantly, but I wouldn't count on it stock. I'm not saying it can't be done, I just think its unlikely.

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http://www.whatthehellwasthat.50megs.com/index.html


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That'* cool!!!!!!!

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Welcome to the club... Anything that the series 1 92-95 SC'd bonnies are using will work on your car as well... Same trans and engine...

Also the 95 3800 SC was good for 225 HP and 275ft lbs Bone stock... The pulley should run you up to 240 HP or so... I think someone else would have a better number... But every little bit help... Intake, pulley, exahust... They add up.. You also have the benefit of roller fulcrum rockers, no roller tip.. Good Luck and welcome..

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That'* cool!!!!!!!

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That is definatley cool. Check out this site. I saw this a few years ago, and its still awesome. I don't think he'* raced it since like 01 though.

http://www.turbovan.net/van.html , this one runs 12.6'* without nitrous!!!

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That is definatley cool. Check out this site. I saw this a few years ago, and its still awesome. I don't think he'* raced it since like 01 though.

http://www.turbovan.net/van.html , this one runs 12.6'* without nitrous!!!

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Paul Smith (the driver/owner) of the 12.6 mini van is well known at another form I frequent. He hasn't driven it as he has sort of lost interest. There is actually someone here not too long ago beat Pauls Turbo Mini record by about .05, there is also rumor of a guy in Canada who built a Minivan this winter that should be running in the mid 11'*, but again that is unconfirmed.
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Welcome!!

Wasn't that Bryan Lugert who beat Paul'* time? He only lives like 70 miles from me. I haven't seen the van since it was a 15 second rig -I have to get to another MNSDAC meet and see that thing.
My bet is you are in the mid 15'*. My mom has a 1993 Park Ultra and my dad has handed my 1998 SSE (15.948 @ 87.52) my a$$ in a handbasket more than once. Mom'* car is also less powerful than your 1995, being the 1992/1993 L67 SSEi/Park Ultra/Touring Sedan'* only had 205 hp and 260 lb ft. My moms car has a cheap CAI, Autolite 605 plugs (.055"), Belden Premium 8mm wires, and removed MAF screen, so it maybe is pushing around 215 hp and 265-270 lb ft. Very nice riding car, and very swift too.
Does your Park Ultra have the Gran Touring Suspenion with 16" rims or Dynaride with 15"?
By chance are you a member of the MNSDAC? I'm not but I've atteneded a meeting and have had ties to the SDML, and MN/WI SD crowd since the late 90'*. I have a 1988 Lebaron at the moment (awaiting motor ..STILL). Best E/T to date is a 12.9 @ 108(? -been awhile since I looked at the slip -heck I haven't even seen it in over a year).
Oh, yeah, and it'* a Turbo GTC Conv TII+ 5-spd.

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Wasn't that Bryan Lugert who beat Paul'* time? He only lives like 70 miles from me. I haven't seen the van since it was a 15 second rig -I have to get to another MNSDAC meet and see that thing.
My bet is you are in the mid 15'*. My mom has a 1993 Park Ultra and my dad has handed my 1998 SSE (15.948 @ 87.52) my a$$ in a handbasket more than once. Mom'* car is also less powerful than your 1995, being the 1992/1993 L67 SSEi/Park Ultra/Touring Sedan'* only had 205 hp and 260 lb ft. My moms car has a cheap CAI, Autolite 605 plugs (.055"), Belden Premium 8mm wires, and removed MAF screen, so it maybe is pushing around 215 hp and 265-270 lb ft. Very nice riding car, and very swift too.
Does your Park Ultra have the Gran Touring Suspenion with 16" rims or Dynaride with 15"?
By chance are you a member of the MNSDAC? I'm not but I've atteneded a meeting and have had ties to the SDML, and MN/WI SD crowd since the late 90'*. I have a 1988 Lebaron at the moment (awaiting motor ..STILL). Best E/T to date is a 12.9 @ 108(? -been awhile since I looked at the slip -heck I haven't even seen it in over a year).
Oh, yeah, and it'* a Turbo GTC Conv TII+ 5-spd.

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Hi Martin, I believe you are right about Bryan Lugert breaking the record I can only remember him by his sign name "Umbass" but the name does sound very familiar. No, I am not part of the MNSDAC even though I thought it would be alot of fun. For some odd reason though I almost feel like I needed a running TD to be in the group, And being a fellow Turbo Dodge owner I'm sure you know how hard that is!!! Really, I've just never had the time but I plan on taking the van to a few shows this year and maybe to BIR. I should AT LEAST be in the low 14'* w/o nitrous but I'm hoping for 13'* on street tires w/o n2o, but well see. I only put 3500 bux into is this winter.
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