Featured Car - Russel Burakowski's 1986 Grand National

Another fine example of a good looking, hard running southern car ...

Russel's good looking GN shows the typical attention to detail and appearance of a Buick owner. Russel tells us that it runs mid 7s in the 1/8 mile and expects more with fine tuning his combination. Russel plans on upping the fuel injectors to match the turbo better and to get a Terry Houston downpipe for a bit better breathing. He also says that he enjoys the exchange of information and sense of community that the GN/TType Enthusiast Organization gives him.


  • Factory Stock heads with LT1 valve springs
  • 208/201 camshaft with 108 degree lobe centers
  • TE44 Turbocharger
  • 30 lb fuel injectors
  • Kenne-Bell Front Mount Big Boy Intercooler
  • 70MM Kenne-Bell Billet Throttle Body
  • Headers
  • HP Fuel Pump - hot wired
  • K&N Air Filter
  • Adjustable Fuel Pressure Regulator
  • Adjustable Wastegate

TransmissionRear End/Suspension

  • GM Hydromatic 200 4R with shift kit
  • 2800 stall converter
  • Transmission cooler
  • Stock rear end with stock 3.42 gears
  • Pinion snubber
  • S-10 larger rear wheel brake cylinders
Russel Burakowski

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