By The Numbers
'70 Buick GS
Chris Lee, 44
Hesperia, CA
Total cost to build: approx. $14,000
Weight: 3,450 lbs
Best quarter-mile ET: 11.65 at 115 mph
ENGINE
Type: 455 Buick (4.312 bore x 3.90 stroke)
Block: '73 vintage factory block
Compression ratio: 11:1
Oiling: stock Buick
Rotating assembly: stock crank, stock shot-peened rods, Kenne Bell forged pistons
Cylinder heads: stock Stage 1 with mild porting
Camshaft: Kenne Bell 107/118
Valvetrain: Kenne Bell with Buick Stage 1 valves
Induction: Edelbrock Performer
Carburetor: Holley 850
Fuel pump: Holley Blue
Ignition: stock distributor with MSD 6AL
Exhaust: Hedman system with X-pipe
Built by: owner
Machine work: Dugan's Machine, Riverside, CA
CHASSIS
Steering: stock
Shocks: Koni drag shocks
Front suspension: Moroso springs, front sway bar removed
Rear suspension: Dick Miller rear suspension with Moroso springs
Front brakes: stock Buick disc brakes
Rear brakes: stock drum
WHEELS & TIRES
Wheels: stock Buick steelies, 15x7 rear, 14x6 front
Tires: 275/60-15 Mickey Thompson drag radials rear; 195/70-14 Dominators, front