Featured Car - Brad Eaton's 1987 Grand National

Wicked 6 !
Brad purchased this beauty in December of 1998 (Merry Christmas to Brad!) from the original owner. The car had been stored since 1992 and had about 52,000 miles on it. He then proceded to strip and restore the car from the ground up. The paint is incredible on this car, with three coats of PPG Black base and five coats of PPG Concept Clear .. completely blocked flat, wheeled and microfinished. The car is like a black hole!

The car should be solidly in the 11s with the new torque converter.


  • 1987 Turbo Regal LC2
  • Ported heads
  • Ported intake
  • Ported throttle body
  • Modified oil galleys and oil pump
  • Lucas 009 injectors
  • Adjustable billet fuel pressure regulator
  • Walbro 340 fuel pump hot wired with WOT voltage booster
  • TA51 Precision Turbocharger
  • Stock intercooler
  • Ported stock headers
  • Terry Houston Downpipe
  • Adjustable stock wastegate
  • 3" MAF tube
  • 9" K&N filter
  • Scanmaster II
  • Max Effort 16 position thumbwheel chip

Transmission/Rear End/Suspension

  • 2004-R Art Carr shift kit
  • 10 Vane pump
  • Hardened shafts
  • Lockup converter (2000 stall)
  • 10" Coan 3200 Stall lock up being installed
  • Boxed Control arms
  • Polygraphite Urethane bushings throughout the chassis
  • KYB shocks
  • Air bags
  • Aluminum rear drums wiht Super Stopper brakes
  • 8" Centerline Warrior wheels rear
  • 7" Centerline Warrior wheels front
  • P275/50-15 BF Goodrich Drag Radials on the rear
  • P245/50-15 BFG Euro T/As on the front


  • Three coats of PPG Black Base
  • Five coats of PPG Concept Clear
  • Blocked flat, wheeled and microfinished
  • Pillar mounted Autometer Phantom Gauges (boost and oil pressure)
  • Chassis sand blasted and painted with PPG single stage black

Future Plans

  • Completely matching interior( finding wagons is hard enough, never mind with gray interior)
  • Concert sound (need the gray door panels first)
  • Maybe buckets and a console, although the bench is comfortable
  • GN wheels (Brian already has them)
  • Baby seat for looks
  • Powder coated roof rack and trim


  • 12.13@117 MPH (leaving with only 1 psi of boost and a 1.90 60ft)

Brad Eaton

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