Buick Skylark 455 Accelerating

NOTE : At 70mph (115km), Car Shifts into Drive, and than I drop it back down into 2nd. Shifting done at 4500rpm. Buick accelerating to about 105mph (170km). Enjoy. Mods Include the Following : MSD Distributor, Blaster 2 Coil, MSD Super Comp Wires 8.5mm, 650 Qjet Carb 4bbl, Dual Exhaust with X-Pipe Cross-over with new Flowmaster 40's and Tuned Tail Tips. Timing Re-curved and Advanced initial / total timing. Car has 2.90 Rear Gears, 3 Speed Auto (TH400) with Shift kit. Enjoy the video!

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71 Buick Skylark GS GSX 455 Stage 1 Burnout.MP4
4-17-13 NOW FOR SALE!! IS RECEIVING PAINT THIS WEEK. WHITE/BLACK STRIPES May be traded this weekend for a big truck to haul my other toys unless someone comes up with $18,000 or ?$$ Outskirts of Fountain Hills, AZ just seeing what kind of smoke show the Buick was capable of. Motor was completely built by TA Performance in Scottsdale, AZ. Car runs on premium pump gas or aviation 110. Motor is a 73' Buick 455 bored .030 over to a 462 with forged pistons 9.84:1 compression, TA Hemi-Killer Camshaft, TA HD rocker assembly, TA Double Row Timing Chain, TA Timing Cover, TA Water Pump, Aluminum Radiator, TA Aluminum Stage 1 Heads, TA Valve Covers, Hooker Full Length Headers, Magnaflow 3" stainless crossover Exhaust, 12 bolt posi, 4 Wheel Disc Brakes, 9" Brake Booster, TA Hi-Perf. Starter, TA Billet Aluminum Flywheel, TA Street/Strip Mechanical Fuel Pump, Borg Warner T-10 4-Speed Transmission with 904 Cast Iron Case(split the old aluminum case with 1st gear explosion), Driveshaft Loop, Hurst Shifter, Centerforce dual friction clutch, Edelbrock 850cfm Carb, Edelbrock performer intake, MSD Distributor, Accel Coil, tires were BF Goodrich radial T/A. Motor was featured on the rear cover of TA Performance 2010 Catalog.





1972 Buick Skylark GS455 Enjoy!!
1972 Buick GS455, 455 Cubic Inch, Ported and Polished, 650 Q-Jet Carb, Replacement Intake (extrude honed), 2.5 Magnaflow Stainless Steel Exhaust with Magnaflow Stainless Steel Mufflers, Electric Fan Conversion, A/C Delete, MSD Pro Billet Distributor, Timing Advanced 34.5 Total, Blaster 2 Coil, Champion Platinum Plugs .040 Gap, MSD 8.5 Supercore Copper Wound Wires, Engine Dress up Components (valve covers, valve cover breather, chrome breather with a K&N Filter). Crager 15's with 275/60/15s on the rear. Car runs hard and is very quick! High 12's with Track Tires on and low 13's on Street Tires all on Pump Gas! Thanks and Enjoy.





JOHNNYLARK'S Stage-1 Buick 455 Skylark with "TA286-08H" Camshaft & 1.6 Rockers!!! 5-30-2013
This was a COOL DAY! I finally met "Johnnylark" of V8buick.com at the Home Depot Parking Lot MUSCLE CAR MEET. YOU MUST SEE THE "entrance" Johnnylark made with his 1972 Buick Skylark's 1971 (10-compression) Buick 455 Stage-1 motor with TA Performance's "286-08H" cam CHOPPING like crazy accompanied by his TA PERFORMANCE 1.6 ROCKERS! Johnny & his COOL son "John" made my day. In the video I recorded prior to this one ... I stated that there's NO Buick Muscle Cars attending ... and felt disappointed until I heard ... we ALL heard this Buick 455 Stage-1 chopping "Sinister-Like." This is a very similar cam to that I have in my '87 Stage-1 Buick 455 Regal (currently at the Dyno Shop). The guy in the white wife-beater suggesting that Johnny "reverse it in," actually stated a few seconds before that ... "A car like THIS shouldn't be over there by itself." Classic! JOHNNY IS THE COOLEST!!!





700R4 Transmission Governor
Basics on how a transmission governor works. The large weights on the outside control the low speed shift, the lighter inner weights and springs control the high speed (WOT) shift points. Ligher weights will move your shift points to a higher rpm. As the governor spins, it forces the weights out, which moves the plunger up toward the gear, changing the flow of fluid to shift gears.




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