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PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2007 10:26 pm 
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ok, here it is. i was researching parts at Hotchkis.com and was wondering something. the GM G-body - does that entail both coupe and sedan version of the platform? i hope so, the ol' girl needs a rear sway bar!

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2007 10:34 pm 
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The G-body includes all 1982-1988 rwd Cutlass Supreme/Salon/442, Buick Regal/GN, Pontiac Bonneville/Grand Prix, and Chevy Malibu/Monte Carlo. They are related to the ElCamino (though i dont know if they also share the G designation). The G body cars were the older midsized car platform which was prior known as the A-body. The A body designation went front wheel drive in 1982 with the introduction of the Cutlass Ciera/Century/6000/Celebrity cars, and those which that had been rwd a bodys were renamed g body.



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Like the Malibu wagon, the El Camino was a G body.

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That is a cool looking elcamino with the buick rims and front end...



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That is a cool looking El Camino ........

Black finish is part of the package. Under the skin, it's a Buick Grand National. I don't know anything else about it.

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........ with the Buick rims ........

Along with the matching inners (wheel centers) that support/align them.

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Ive seen him at the track before, good ol El camino with the gran nat acceroies that make it a grand nat including the engine but the guy has the Pt-61 turbo upgrade last time i checked he was pushing 11's with that.


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88 Coupe wrote:
........ Under the skin, it's a Buick Grand National. ........

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....... last time i checked he was pushing 11's with that.

Production spec GNs do not turn elevens.

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krusty the clown wrote:
Production spec GNs do not turn elevens.


Read again. and maybe another time, and then again.

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Ive seen him at the track before, good ol El camino with the gran nat acceroies that make it a grand nat including the engibut the guy has the Pt-61 turbo upgrade and last time i checked he was pushing 11's with that.



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........ but the guy has the Pt-61 turbo upgrade

Good example of your "playground" attitude.

Your juvenile use of font coding, not only distracts attention from the actual context of the message, but it makes it hard for many people to read.

In this case, it is also insulting, because it implies that one did not read your post, before responding to it.

Hard to get much more childish than that.

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Please PM your hurt feelings to me so we can discuss them between me and you, nobody wants to hear what you think is insulting and your version of what is insulting or not. get back on topic and as you have gotten on other members about---read before you post , bold just emphasizes what you missed, makes a little easier to relay my point to you.



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Here it is again:

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88 Coupe wrote:
........ Under the skin, it's a Buick Grand National. ........

91buickman wrote:
....... last time i checked he was pushing 11's with that.

Production spec GNs do not turn elevens.

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Production spec GNs do not turn elevens.


Is it [the elcamino in the picture] made to be a production spec GN? Better said, did you mean that it is a GN with an elcamino body over it?

Also, what is the difference between a stock turbo and the PT-61?

After seeing that car again... I have to say again- What a cool looking car- 8-)



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Just for clarifaction- its a Elcamino with the GN front clip
as for the turbo i mentioned its bigger and spools faster than the factory Garrett. heres the link if anyone is curious on the specs. http://www.nolimitmotorsport.com/prod/PT61-T350-E

also check out www.rjcracing.com they have some pretty sick GN's



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The EC frame/body is a few inches longer than the other G bodies. Other than that, everything interchanges.

It started out as an EC. Every part, unique to the GN, was used to replace its EC counterpart, starting with the front clip and interior. This made, what is called, a "Phantom" (nonexistent) GN.

Using a non GN part (supercharger) would not fit into the intended theme.

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........ what is the difference between a stock turbo and the PT-61? ........

I don't know, but it must be profound if it can put an otherwise production spec GN into the elevens, with no chassis modifications.

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I have to ask why does "production spec" come into play?
Not to mention he had drag radials IIRC when i saw that 11second pass either way from that pic its impossible to tell what he has done to the suspension.



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