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 this Buick 455 Stage-1 Skylark's TA PERFORMANCE "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!!!
134283 / 1970 Buick GS455 Stage 1
For more information on this vehicle visit http://tinyurl.com/pp2mfqt
When GM lifted their ban of engines larger than 400 cubic inches in
intermediate cars, the Buick camp responded with a legendary piece of
muscle car history. The GS was the go-to for anyone who put equal emphasis
on pure comfort and brute power. This Sloan-documented 1970 GS 455 is the
beneficiary of an extensive frame-off restoration which has already claimed
some significant awards. Accolades include a Concours Gold First Senior
award at the 2012 Buick Club of America Nationals.
While Buick's GSX made its presence loud and clear with two strong color
options, the GS455 went about things in a slightly more sophisticated way.
This GS 455 wears a refreshing mix of fresh Burgundy Mist and Glacier White
paint for a refined appearance. Only the functional hood scoops hint at the
cars performance capabilities. All brightwork has been polished or
replaced, including the showroom fresh bumpers which were rechromed by
Inside the car, Buick design remains at the forefront. An all new Pearl
White interior from Legendary Auto Interiors offers new carpet, bucket
seats, door panels, and a taut new headliner. Presentation is great thanks
to details like freshly rechromed center console trim and a new steering
wheel. Upgrades include a full Custom Autosound stereo system with direct
The stock Buick 455 was a strong engine, offering a factory rated 360 horsepower and 510
lb. /ft. of torque but this GS takes things to the next level. Lift the
hood and a deceptively stock-appearing bay hosts a fully rebuilt 470ci
Buick motor full of high-quality parts. Built by Tri-Shield Performance,
the block hosts pieces like Diamond forged pistons, Eagle H-beam rods, and
a TA cam. At the top, a ported stock intake works alongside ported and
polished aluminum SE Stage 1 heads to help make a stout 507 horsepower.
Behind that powerhouse, TH400 automatic transmission rebuilt by TSP spins
power back to a 12-bolt rear with versatile 3.31 gears. At either side,
headers connect to a 3-inch dual Exhaust system complete with an X-pipe and
Flowmaster 50 series mufflers. To the rear, a new Quantum fuel tank and
RobbMc fuel pump keep the big Buick properly fed.
During restoration, the frame was sand blasted and painted with an
industrial urethane before being joined by all new suspension components.
Power front disc brakes and rear drums provide plenty of stopping power
while a fully rebuilt power steering system ensures confidence through the
corners. The chassis meets the road through new Wheel Vintiques Buick Rally
wheels wrapped in Goodyear Polylgas tires.
Offering a near-perfect blend of show and go, this award-winning 1970 GS
455 is a great reminder of Buick's performance heritage and a resounding
"Yes" to the old slogan, "Wouldn't you really rather have a Buick?"
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.
American Muscle Car - S01E07 - Buick Gran Sport
The American Musclecar series relives that incredible time when Detroit
produced the most outrageous cars ever to hit the street. From the car that
started it all, the 1964 Pontiac GTO, experience the glory days of power
and speed through the stories of those who lived and breathed it then. This
2-disc set features twelve half-hour episodes devoted to each extraordinary
muscle car from that magical era.
1964 Pontiac GTO
1969 Pontiac GTO Judge
1953-62 Chevrolet Corvette
1967-69 Chevrolet Camaro SS 396
1964 Ford Fairlaine Thunderbolt
Ford Mustang Shelby GT-350
Buick Gran Sport 1969-71
Hurst Oldsmobile 442
Chevrolet Chevelle SS 396 and SS 454
1961-64 Chevrolet Impala 409
Plymouth Hemi 'Cuda and Dodge Hemi Challenger
1968 Chevrolet Nova SS 396
Home Depot Parking Lot MUSCLE CAR MEET ... Enter; JOHNNYLARK'S Stage-1 Skylark! 5-30-2013
These guys had some really good looking/running cars here!
I was feeling disappointed having seeing NOT 1 Buick here. Just as I was
about to leave ... we ALL heard this devastating "CHOPPING" sound of a
The TA286-08H camshaft in Johnnylark's Stage-1 Buick 455 Skylark sounds
I will bring my Stage-1 Buick 455 Regal probably next Thursday.
"11-SECOND-STEVE" and his 1986 STAGE-1 BUICK 455 REGAL at FLoyd Bennet Muscle Car Show! 6-10-2012
I finally got to meet "11-Second-Steve" in person today at The Floyd Bennet
Field Auto/Muscle Car Show! Actually, if it wasn't for Steve's invite(s)
... I would have missed a really great display of ... AUTOMOBILES!!!
Steve wants to race his 1986 Stage-1 Buick 455 Regal against mine. ME TOO!
Steve also informed me as to how to do a BURNOUT ... "correctly!" Steve
stated that Ginger's Burnout with my Stage-1 Regal was BETTER than mine
(Youtube video)! LOL
Steve's Regal is SWEET ... put together correctly. I learned a few
performance/traction mods from him.
STEVE RAN AN 11:90 THIS WEEKEND ,,, without manually-shifting the Buick! He
just put the shifter in DRIVE ... and let the 455 & the TH400 automatic
transmission do the rest!
Guess who showed up also????
1967 Buick GS California with a 455 Big Block @ the Radiator Works
1967 Buick GS California with a 455 Big Block in for some cooling work.
Running just a tad hot. Gorgeous car with lot's of HP and Torque! We are
always working on a variety of different cars, trucks and industrial
70 Buick GS Stage 1 vs Radical 69 Camaro SS
Stock 1970 Buick 455 Stage 1 engine with pump gas vs 454 with gears and
converter in a 69 Camaro SS. Listen to the
difference in cams etc towards the end. The owner of both even said he was
pissed till he realized they were both his cars so why be mad the buick was
9 Second Buick GSX Stage2 GS Stage1 9.51 @ 140
We originally built this car with Frank Urbinati back in 1996.It debuted at
the GS Nationals where it won the GS Pro Street class races. It was also
the 1st GS Pro Street class car to break into the 9's at the time.Thanks to
Frank this project came to life. Fast forward to 2010 and the car has been
taken over by Bob Ortolani,the car still looks great and Bob decided to
bring it up another level. We were happy to have the car come back to our
shop and to have the opportunity to work with Bob and put together the new
powerplant. The video shows the results of our 1st day out to tune the
engine. The 1st two passes were shakedowns to check fuel/oil pressures and
get a feel for the new combo. By the 3rd run we had posted a 9.62 @ 138
hitting the 7100rpm rev limiter chip! The 4th run was a 9.52 @ 140. On the
5th run it went 9.51 @ 140.65! After a good cool down and a timing
adjustment we were ready to try for a 9.40 run, launching right off idle
the car gave us a nice big unexpected wheelie! The wheelie sure lookes cool
but we know we can go quicker with a little more suspension work to
straighten out the launch and try to keep the front down. We're sure it'll
go into the 9.40's yet and maybe even 30's after everything is worked out.
Jeff Brock Bonneville Buick
Jeff Brock, driving his "Bombshell Betty" 1952 Buick Super Riviera, sets a
new class world-record at Bonneville in early October 2012.
1970 Buick Wildcat 455 V8 Chevy Caprice / Impala Clean 350 Killer
1970 Buick Wildcat 455 You know Everybody Got a Chevy with a 350. This is
the Real Deal Big Block http://www.1ownercarguy.com and this is a Real Tip
Top With The Ralleys and the whole deal. This is one of the last of the
Most Powerful of the 455's This one is rated factory at 350 horsepower. If your a fan of
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Nathan Wratislaw AKA 1 Owner Car Guy 406 544 6919
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1966 Buick Skylark Streetrod Drag Racer 600 hp 455 Buick Motor 617-538-2099
Street Legal drag racing car for sale Buick 1966 Skylark 600 hp. Mint
condition, perfectly straight, no rot, no rust. The car is a street & strip
legal. It has a 455 that has had extensive engine modifications. It is
certified to 10.50 . the car has turned 11.2 on slicks. This car is very
clean and needs nothing.
- 455 buick, roughly 5k miles on engine
-aluminium radiator w/electric fan
-cool flex radiator hoses
- 850 carb dual fed mechanical secondaries no choke proform mainbody
(holley bowls) with a k&n air filter
- Aeromotive fuel pressure regulator with AN lines to steel under car lines
-10 gallon sumped cell in the trunk with electirc fuel pump
- TA performance stage 1 aluminium intake
- cast valve covers
- msd ignition system (wires,dist,cap,coil and box)
- headers to a 3" side exit Exhaust
with borla mufflers
- remote battery with nhra approved battery kill mounted on the rear bumper
-Fairbanks turbo 400 with manual valve
-auxillary trans cooler
-B & M quarter stick with black buick shift ball
-line lock with switch mounted on shifter
-manual steering all new sterring components
-15 inch Weld racing wheels 15x7 in the rear 15x3 in the front
-moroso drag front coil springs
-tubular rear control arms
- Autometer 5" monster tach with shift light
-Accutech oil pressure and water temp
This vehicle was acquired this week, the description above is what was
given to us by the previous owner, he purchased a vehicle from us and we
took this on trade. I have personally driven the car on the street about 20
miles and it is a BEAST...If you are taking it far away, I suggest you have
it shipped because it has a fuel cell that only holds 10 gallons. It is
certified to do 10.5 second quarter miles. It is currently inspected for
the state of Massachusetts and comes with a clear MA title. The mileage is
over 100k miles and we do not have an accurate record as to the original
mileage, the build out basically refurbished absolutely everything in the
car. Call me if you have questions. 617-538-2099 Please close quickly, we
can keep the car indoors and safe for a reasonable amount of time but
payment must be made within 72 hours of auction end unless arrangements
have been agreed to ahead of time...The previous owner has probably
$30k-$35k++ invested in the car..He mostly just drove it around town, ran
it at a track maybe 3 times. He is not really a gear head, he bought a
VOlvo XC90 and this was his one frivoulous toy. I met him at his home, so I
have a good understanding of where the car came from. Please do not delay,
if you are interested we move the iron, I am going on vacation April 12 so
that is why it is on EBAY...we are moving everything out. You can pickup
after that date but please pay on time.