Steve Stankus is relatively new to the Buick performance world, having owned this beautiful 72 GS for only about 2.5 years. But he really hit a home run on his first effort. Steve purchased the Black GS from a GSCA Member in Ohio and started on his ideas for a street warrior. The engine is a mild combination that works extremely well together. The shortblock houses a stock crank, and resized stock rods with ARP bolts. Wiseco Pro-True pistons and rings round out the rotating assembly. The compression ratio is 10.25 to 1. The cam is custom hydraulic from Scott Brown at Competition Components, 226/239@ .050 with a shade over .510 lift when used with the1.6 ratio Comp Cams Ultra Pro Magnum Rockers. Machine work and assembly was done at Finishline Motorsports. Steve sent us the heads, for our full CNC porting treatment and blueprinted assembly. All of the standard Edelbrock Components were used. The Intake is an Edelbrock B4B, and both the heads and intake were painted Buick red to somewhat hide their origins. The Norm Dihle rebuilt Q-jet underneath a stock GS air cleaner rounds out the sleeper costume. The car currently has headers, but Steve plans on going to a set of ported stock exhaust manifolds. The Turbo 350 transmission was rebuilt by Joel’s on Joy, and uses a Kenne-Bell 10″ torque converter. The 10 bolt rear houses the original 3.42 gears. Mickey Thompson 275/60R15 Drag Radials try to get all that Buick torque to the ground. They have done a good job so far, with Steve recently laying down some passes in the 11.90′s at 112MPH on the first outing. Steve also wanted to thank good friend Rob Ross for lots of tech support. Great Job Steve, keep up the good work!!
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Competition Components is pleased to announce the availability of CNC porting for all Buick aftermarket cylinder heads. In addition to our very popular porting for the Edelbrock 455 Castings, we have now completed programs for the TA Performance Stage 1 Heads, Stage 2 Street Eliminator and Track Eliminator castings, Stage 3 Heads, and the Stage 4′s will be wrapping up shortly. In addition to the porting, we can provide you with quality parts as well as meticulous assembly and race winning camshafts.
Stage 1 Street Eliminator
Stage 1 Track Eliminator
Stage 2 Street Eliminator
Stage 3 Heads
Stage 4 Heads
Competition Components friend and customer Bruce Kent got some well deserved ink for his latest engine build, a 540 CID Buick that belted out 950+ HP. Great Job Bruce! You can read the full article here:
Brian’s killer E85 Buick with Edelbrock heads kicks butt at the track and takes names at shows! As a testament to Brian’s hard work and pride in his 72 Buick GS, he won his class at the 2012 Detroit Autorama. The legit street car has run a best in the 10.30′s at nearly 130MPH. I got to spend some time with the gang at the show, and people just love the immaculate ’72, tons of compliments day and night. Congrats Brian!
Competition Components is pleased to announce the availability of our Forged Buick 455 Pistons by Autotec. These pistons feature internal lightening, lightweight pins and a modern (1.5/1.5/3MM) ring pack. They are available in both dished and flat top versions, 4.350 bore to start. We can alter the basic design of this piston for different bore sizes, or compression distance and pin diameter (for your fire breathing 470 combo, for example!) for a nominal charge. Please check them out. Affordable Forged Buick 350 and v6 Pistons coming soon!
Street Price: $2,371.23
140 Character Pitch: New EZ-EFI® with In-Tank Fuel
System features all the benefits of the original EZ-EFI
Master Kit, plus a high pressure in-tank fuel pump
Features & Benefits:
- New kit includes original EZ-EFI Master Kit with the addition of an in-tank fuel pump
- In-tank Walbro 255 LPH high pressure pump flows enough fuel to support 600 horsepower applications
- Easy-to-use Setup Wizard provides a comprehensive walk-through that allows self tuning
- In-tank fuel pump is self-cooled by fuel in the tank for a longer & more reliable service life
- Universal design fits most muscle cars & street rods
- No laptop connection or tuning experience required
Our CNC Porting Program for the TA Performance Stage 2 Track Eliminator (raised port) heads is completed. Cost is $1150 to port Customer supplied Castings. Complete head packages available soon!
.100/ 74 / 61
4.350 Bore, 28″ Test Pressure. 2.260/1.755 Valves
Here’s the Deal: We are offering a group purchase discount on any of our CNC ported Buick heads. Even if you purchased the heads somewhere else! We will take orders on the heads from now until midnight March 6. Enter”group” for the discount code and recieve $150 discount off of the purchase price. Your credit card will be charged 75% of the total order as down payment, and the remaining 25% will be charged at shipment. We will start porting the heads the first week in march with delivery shortly thereafter. If you are sending us your heads we need to recieve them by the first of March. This discount is valid on any of our CNC ported Buick heads and is valid from 2/14/2011-2/28/2011. CNC Ported Buick Heads. Please CONTACT US with any questions
Competition Components has added the entire Flatout Gasket line to our online store. Flatout makes exceptional quality gaskets, from their Rubber Coated Copper (RCC) Head gaskets, RCC Header gaskets. Their MLS gaskets are second to none! Check them out here: Flatout Gaskets.
We have added the entire FAST product line to our website. F.A.S.T, is part of the Comp Performance Group and is considered by many to be the leader in Fuel Injection development. XFI Fuel Injection kits, the EZ-EFI retrofit kits, and all of the associated components are available for order here at Competition Components. Check them out here.