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!!!

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Johnnylark's 1972 Buick 455 SKYLARK is a TORQUE-MONSTER!!! 7-3-2016
Johnnylark is THE-MAN. The TA Performance camshaft he has is the one a step down from my TA290-08H ... and it sound DEVASTATING. Ever since my Holley 850 and engine's TOTAL timing was "tampered with," my 455 does not sound like Johnny's (as they did sound identical since day-1) anymore. Tyrone and my timing lights do NOT read TOTAL timing, that why my motor is currently experiencing "extreme detonation/pinging above 3000-rpm with an extreme loss in POWER. Tyrone is getting his brother's timing light that reads TOTAL timing this coming week. Then, my total timing will be set 33-34 degrees total. The video prior to this one is FIRE 👍👍💪💪💯💯💯💯 ... really shows the TORQUE of Johnny's 455 Buick ... but needs editing before I can upload it. No lie ... his Buick 455 "PULLS LIKE A DAMN FREIGHT TRAIN ... in ANY GEAR!!!"





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.





1970 Buick GS 455 Stage 1 - Top Of The Heap
1970 was a great year for muscle cars. It happened to be the last year for high compression V8 engines for all GM cars due to the upcoming 1972 unleaded fuel mandate. Even though 1970 was a pinnacle year for muscle car perform, the Buick GS equipped with the Stage 1 455 cubic inch V8 was at the top of the heap. 1970 was indeed the year when Buick showed the best muscle cars who was really boss.





LARRY70GS "The Wizard's" 1970 Buick "GS" Stage-1. 7-6-2016
This video unfortunately, does not give the Larry's "GS" it's proper justice ... due to our working on my Buick 455 Regal. Larry and Bruno are KINGS ... they took care of my Buick as if it were their own. I adamantly appreciate them BOTH. Larry's GS is in PERFECT CONDITION.




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