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!!!
1964 Buick 455 Special (Red Beast) STAGE-2 belonging to BRUNO & BRUNO JR!!! 9-4-2011
THIS video is for sure SELF-EXPLANATORY!!!
I went to visit "The-King" earlier today to purchase a BUICK 455 H.E.I.
DISTRIBUTOR that accepts a vacuum advance canister ... and HIS SON BRUNO
JR. was there! This 1964 Buick 455 Stage-2 Special runs low-9's on ALL
BUICK 455 MOTOR!!! Notice the vacuum reading?
There's a video on Youtube of Bruno Jr. in North Carolina taking this BEAST
down the 1/4-mile hard!
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?"
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
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
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.
"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????
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.
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.
1970 Buick GSX Engine Rebuild - RKM Performance Center
This 455cid V8 came into the shop under the hood of a 1970 Buick GSX. When
new, the motor was capable of propelling the GSX to 13-second quarter mile
passes in stock trim. Unfortunately, this one was way past its prime. To
get this 455 back in shape, a full rebuld was called for. Technician Jon
Sipple gives us a quick overview of the process.