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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Cold starts and a Vista cruiser drive
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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.





Buick Skylark GS455 Acceleration 0-135mph (215km/hr)
Rebuilt Buick 455 Block, .020 over, pro lite Pistons 10.5:1 Compression. Heads Ported & Polished with 2.12 Intake Valves / 1.82 Exh Valves Plained .010, Port matched Extrude honed Exhaust manifolds w/ 2.5 Stainless Dual Exhaust with Pypes Competition Mufflerrs Edelbrock Performer Intake / Poston Alum Valve Covers 160 Thermostat / Aluminum Polished 4 Core Radiator Holley 770 Aluminum Polished Street Avenger Carburetor *73 Primary Jets / 77 Secondary Jets* Timing 35 Degrees / MSD Blaster 2 Coil / MSD 6AL Booster Box MSD Pro Billet Distributor / Taylor 8.8mm Wires / E3 Plugs March Under Drive Pulleys Billet Polished TH400 w/ Shift Kit / B&M ratchet Shifter 2000 Stall Converter / Amsoil Trans fluid 10 Bolt Posi upgraded 30 spline Moser Axles / 3.23 Gears Acceleration run performed on a closed sanctioned track





Oldsmobile Cutlass 496 vs Buick Skylark 455 1/8th Mile Pass
Olds: 9.1 Buick: 11.6 The Olds had a fresh transmission this run. This car has run an 8.6 before all motor. The car is pushing out around 500hp and 500 lb-ft of torque. The guy in the Buick made his very first pass with his new 455 installed after taking out the old Chevy 305. The A/T tires were low on tread and this was his very first pass without knowing how the car would react. Unfortunately it started pouring after this pass and he couldn't get it dialed it. He has plans for 300 cheater slicks. Think this car has a 3.73 rear.




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