My 72 Skylark 350 sport coupe, I've had it about 10 or 11 years and I bought it from the original owners family after he had passed away. It used to be a grandfathers car now it's just an old guys toy. Soon after I bought it I installed a warmed up 350 and it ran real good. One day I wanted more so I built a .030 over 455 and that's when the trouble started. The original owners name Was Charley Daniels(no not that one)May he rest in peace because lord knows, When ever I start this thing up nobody rests in peace. Mwuh hah ha hah ha ha
1972 Buick Skylark 455 or Driving "It' in the rain.
A little video made while taking a little ride in my 72 Buick. A little
ride that was interupted by a major downpour.
Sorry for the bad audio. My Sony Handycam is not good for outdoor use
although this was in a car with the windows rolled up it still is not a
Car has a self built 455(462 now) and turbo 400 tranny and a 3.42 geared posi rear. BFG
275/60/15 T/A radials.
This car is my "It" . What do you call tour car? A He, She or It?
Don't worry, No animals were harmed during the making of this video.
1972 Buick Skylark, TA 288-92H cam.
This is the TA 288-92H cam. Bought cam and lifters used from a reputable
source(Jim Weise who is a knowledgeable Buick guru, Hi Jim). TA SP1
intake, 800 QJ carb, Roller rockers, Headers and big 3" pipes all the way
to the bumper. This video shows the motor as it looks today and it is
different from the original video. The intake is the only visible part
changed but the valve covers have been painted Buick red to match the rest
of the motor. I like them better red than black as they were. Did the
additional motor work earlier in the year but am just now getting around to
a new video.
Motor is probably 9:00 to 1 or so comp ratio(cast hyperutectic pistons)as
both the block and heads have been milled a total of about .060" and has
homebrewed port and bowl work along with stainless stage1 size valves.
Recorded 12/13/09 Best heard with headphones. Oh yeah it's in stereo
1972 Buick Skylark Walk Around
This is my 1972 Buick Skylark 350-4bbl. It is bone stock with the exception
of duel Exhaust. Sorry that the
camera's microphone is sucky, but I think you'll get the gist.
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1967 Buick Skylark
Used to go for ice cream and the odd show and shine. Meant as stress relief
but at times has opposite effect!
1969 Buick Skylark convertible frame/suspension walk around
This is my first video upload on Youtube...so take it easy on me..:)
This is the 69 Buick Skylark convertible I am working on. I have the frame
and front suspension done so I thought I'd make a video of it. More videos
to come on the rest of the car...including the big block 455 build.
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over 230 walk around videos and 900,000 views
Always garage kept..I bought in in 1984 with 92,000 its has 160,000 now
Motor rebuilt 3 years ago
Tranny replaced 5 years ago
Interior redone 10 years ago
It was inspected in 2009 and 2011 driven some on the road
The basic Skylark was available as a two-door hardtop coupe or a four-door
sedan. The Skylark Custom came as a two-door convertible coupe, two-door
hardtop coupe, four-door hardtop sedan, or four-door sedan.
The previous V6 was discontinued and the associated tooling was sold to
Kaiser Industries, which used the V6 in its Jeep trucks and sport utility
vehicles. The base engine in Buick Skylarks (and Buick Special sedans)
became a 250-cubic-inch inline six-cylinder engine using a 1-barrel
Rochester carburetor (borrowed from Buick's sister Chevrolet division) that
produced 155 hp (116 kW) at 4200 rpm.
Optional on the Skylark and standard on the Skylark Custom was a new 350
cubic inch V8 engine using a 2-barrel Rochester carburetor that produced
230 hp (170 kW) at 4400 rpm. This engine was based on the previous 300- and
340-cubic inch-displacement V8 engines. The Buick Special name was dropped
after the 1969 model year.
For 1970, the mid-sized Buicks once again received new sheet metal and the
Buick Skylark name was moved down another notch, replacing the previous
Buick Special. The Skylark became the entry-level Buick available in two-
and four-door sedans with the 250-cubic-inch inline-6 as standard and the
350 cubic inch V8 (260 horsepower at 4600 rpm)
available as an option.
Replacing the previous Buick Skylark was the Buick Skylark 350, available
as a two-door hardtop coupe or four-door sedan with the 350 cubic inch V8
as standard equipment. This 350 cubic inch engine was a different design
then the Chevy's 350 CID engine (4.000 in × 3.48 in) the Buick design had
a longer stroke and smaller bore (3.80 X 3.85 in) allowing for lower-end
torque, deep skirt block construction, higher nickel-content cast iron, 3.0
in crank main journals, and 6.5 in connecting rods, the distributor was
located in front of the engine (typical of Buick), the oil pump was
external and mounted in the front of the engine, the rocker arm assembly
had all rocker arms mounted on a single rod and were not adjustable. The
Skylark Custom continued to be available, also using the 350 cubic inch V8
as standard equipment and still available as a two-door convertible coupe,
two-door hardtop coupe, four-door hardtop sedan, and four-door sedan. Buick
Gran Sport models continued to be available as a separate series. The Buick
Sport Wagon name was now used on a conventional four-door station wagon
that no longer featured a raised roof with glass panels over the cargo
area, or a longer wheelbase, as in the past. It now used the same 116 in
wheelbase as the Buick Skylark four-door sedan and the now-discontinued
Buick Special four-door Station Wagon. It became, in effect, a Buick
Skylark four-door station wagon in all respects but the name.
1972 was the last model year for the mid-sized Buick Skylark. During this
model year many pollution controls were added to the Engines, Compression
was lowered, engines had to accept leaded and unleaded gas, and spark
timing was retarded (no vacuum advance in lower gears) while driving in
lower gears to reduce emissions. For 1972, the base Buick Skylark used the
350 cubic inch V8 with the 2-barrel Rochester carburetor (now putting out
145 horsepower) as
standard equipment. A new federally-mandated system to calculate power was
put into effect that year, and the actual engine performance was probably
comparable but slightly lower because of pollution controls in the 1972
model year to the 230 hp (170 kW) that was listed for the previous year.
The Skylark 350 now used a version of the same V8 engine as the base
Skylark, but with a 4-barrel Rochester carburetor that generated 170 hp