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David Wood

PASMAG Tuner Battlegrounds David Wood Buick Grand National Exterior Passenger Front

Owner: David Wood
Keithville, LA, USA
Vehicle Information: 1987 Buick Grand National
Horsepower: 593 hp
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/woodyscustomcreations

I immediately fell in love when I saw my first Buick Grand National in 1986. I was a Junior in high school and at 17, I already had the Hot Rod bug from my Dad's 1970 Chevelle SS 454. Like most 17 year old teens, I had "champagne" dreams on a beer budget. It wasn't until 2005 that my dreams would come to life. I bought a low mileage Grand National with a few modifications with the sole intent of just driving it. Within a few months, the motor blew up (I have no idea how that could have happened with my driving). I decided if I was going to be replacing parts, I might as well do it all the way. With the help of my father, in late 2005, my Grand National (who my wife lovingly refers to as my "mistress") became an all-consuming project that would turn into a 4-year journey. My father and I spent over a year fixing and straightening the body; a bonding experience with my Dad that I will never forget. It took another three months to paint, sand, and buff the beauty, creating a mirror finish. I left the interior mostly stock except for the gauges and the change from black and silver to all black. I spent the next year modifying the drivetrain, which I'm proud to say has a respectable 593 horsepower and 551 max torque on the dyno. My final adventure was the custom competition sound system. Car audio has been my bread and butter for over 20 years so I knew this had to be exquisite. With the help of Zach Abass, I was able to do just that. The car won the very prestigious Spring Break Nationals in Daytona, Florida with her debut competition. While I made quite a bit of modifications, I feel that I have stayed true to the character of the 1987 Buick Grand National.

PASMAG Tuner Battlegrounds David Wood Buick Grand National Engine

RJC Girdled Stock Block
Eagle Forged Crank
Molnar Technologies H-Beam Rods
Champion Cylinder Heads
Kenne Bell Cam
Champion Port Matched Lower Intake
RJC Power Plate
Kenne Bell Ported Upper Intake
Kenne Bell 70mm Throttle Body
Siemans 85# Injectors
Kenne Bell Fuel Pressure Regulator
Twin Fuel Pumps With 6an Line From Each
Complete RJC Billet Pulley Kit
Mechman Alternators Billet Alternator
TA Performance Headers
Tial 50mm Waste-gate
Turbonetics CPT70 DBB Turbo
MSD Dis4 Ignition System
Magnacore Plug Wires
Razor Methenal Injection System
Full Throttle Speed 4" Mafless CAI
Kenne Bell Front Mount Intercooler
BeCool Aluminum Radiator
Full Throttle Speed MafPro Piggyback Fuel Management
Full Throttle Speed Power Logger and Extender Chip

TA Performance 3" Down pipe
Magnaflow 2.5" Dual Exhaust

Extreme Automatics Stage II Transmission
Kenne Bell Billet Torque Converter
Aluminum Drive shaft
Stock Rear End Housing
Eaton Posi
Richmond 373 Gears
Moser Axles
C-clip Eliminators
TA Performance Rear End Girdle

PASMAG Tuner Battlegrounds David Wood Buick Grand National Passenger Rear

MB Motoring 17" Billet 5 Spoke
Bridgestone Potenza S-04 Pole Position Tires

SSBC Twin Piston Calipers (f)
Aluminum Drums (r)
Brembo Cross Drilled and Slotted Rotors (f)

Spohn Upper And Lower Tubular A-Arms
Eibach Lowering Springs
Metco Lower Billet Control Arm
Metco Adjustable Upper Billet Control Arm
Spohn Front and Rear Sway Bars
Energy Suspension Polyurethane Bushing Set

GBody Parts Fiberglass Bumpers
GBody Aluminum Bumper Supports
GBody Fiberglass Hood
GBody Fiberglass Bumper Fillers
Kenne Bell Front Chin Spoiler For Ram Air CAI

PASMAG Tuner Battlegrounds David Wood Buick Grand National Interior

Old School Recaro Seats
Custom Auto Meter Gauge Cluster
Custom Aluminum Shifter Plate
Custom Control Panel In Ash Tray
Alky System Molded Into Dash Panel
New All Black Cloth Interior

PASMAG Tuner Battlegrounds David Wood Buick Grand National Car Audio Day

Pioneer PRS-880 Head Unit
Audison Bit One Processor
Audison LRX 9.5 Amplifier x2
Hertz Audio HT 28 Tweeter
Hertz Audio HL 70 Mid-range
Hertz Audio HV 130 Mid-bass
Image Dynamics IDQ 10 x2
Streetwires Wiring Accessories

World Of Wheels/Autorama 2010 - 1st Place
World Of Wheels/Autorama 2011 - 1st Place
World Of Wheels/Autorama 2012 - 1st Place
Spring Break Nationals 2011 - Pro SQ - 1st Place
Import Face-Off 2009 - American Car Class - 1st Place
Import Face-Off 2010 - American Car Class - 1st Place
Import Face-Off 2012 - American Car Class - 1st Place
Numerous Other Smaller Shows

PASMAG Tuner Battlegrounds David Wood Buick Grand National Car Audio LED

My favorite modification is how I did all the things to my car while still maintaining mainly stock exterior keeping true the reason I fell in love with the car in the first place.

I did not have any sponsors but I could not have done this without the love and support of my wife and my father.