1971 Buick Skylark - New 455 engine. Edelbrock Intake. Ken Gies performance built (Everyday Performance) 800 CFM Quadrajet. TA-284-88h cam. Bored .030 over. Stock Exhaust manifolds ported out to 2.5 inch to 2.5 inch Flowmaster American Thunder system!! 3.08 posi soon to be 3.42.
1966 Buick Convertible Barn Find Rescue, Part 1
This is the story of a '66 Buick Special convertible that had been
abandoned in Arizona in 1978 by the family of Rick Pewe, editor of 4-Wheel
& Off-Road magazine. In 2011, the guys from HOT ROD Magazine, in
conjunction with Rick, spent four days bringing the car back from the dead
with plans to drive it home from Phoenix to Los Angeles. This is part 1,
with the hacking fun the guys had rescuing the car. Look for part two,
loaded with road-trip hilarity. The story is printed in the September 2011
issue of HOT ROD Magazine.
1974 Buick Apollo GSX
1974 Buick Apollo GSX 455
--Originally 6 cyl automatic 10-bolt. Now 1970 455 Stage 1, Edelbrock b4b,
John Osbourne Q-Jet, Forged Pistons, Custom Exhaust, MSD, turbo 400 switch-pitch transmission 1200-2800
stall, Frame tied, Ford 9", 3.50 Posi. Conversion performed by Tri-Shield
Performance in 2004 at 51,000 original miles. Now has 59,000+. Vinyl top,
chrome, stainless, and most of the interior is original. Repainted once in
original color and had GSX decal package reproduced from the originals
prior to stripping the car. Its been a good dependable cruiser.
1972 Buick Skylark, TA 288-92H cam.
This is the TA 288-92H cam. Bought cam and lifters used from a reputable
source(Jim Weise who is a knowledgeable Buick guru, Hi Jim). TA SP1
intake, 800 QJ carb, Roller rockers, Headers and big 3" pipes all the way
to the bumper. This video shows the motor as it looks today and it is
different from the original video. The intake is the only visible part
changed but the valve covers have been painted Buick red to match the rest
of the motor. I like them better red than black as they were. Did the
additional motor work earlier in the year but am just now getting around to
a new video.
Motor is probably 9:00 to 1 or so comp ratio(cast hyperutectic pistons)as
both the block and heads have been milled a total of about .060" and has
homebrewed port and bowl work along with stainless stage1 size valves.
Recorded 12/13/09 Best heard with headphones. Oh yeah it's in stereo
Buick GS 455 with T/A 284-88H Eddi heads 3"Headers listen !!
My new Buick engine is ready :
Speed pro pistons 23 CC
284-88H Cam T/A performonce
1:6 Roler rockers Trick flow puschrods
Pertronix distributor and coil
AND My friends very nice Buick Electra 1967 !!
Tuned sooooon !!
750 vs. 800cfm Rochester Quadrajets-how to tell them apart
There exists a ton of misinformation regarding the actual airflow capacity
of the Rochester Quadrajet. Not many people know how many variations there
are or how to tell them apart.
Here is a simple video explaining how to identify each size based on
casting design. I will cover the "cfm-limited" carbs in a separate video.
1972 buick GS455
This is my new project it's a 1972 buick skylark GS455 please Comment
1955 Chevy 454 TH400 burnout
This motor and tranny came out of a 1979 camper 60K miles.Added a comp cams
11-242-3 .520 lift.Edelbrock RPM intake and Edelbrock 800cfm carb.I'm very
happy with the out come.
Buick - History Documentary (1995)
This video is a wonderfully-done documentary, written and produced by
Michael Rose, on the history of Buick as presented in 1995 from the History
Channel's archive. Here is Michael's description of the video verbatim:
"No one would have believed that the tinkering of a plumber would turn into
the foundation of the world's largest corporation. But it did. David Dunbar
Buick invented a process to adhere porcelain to tubs and other bathroom
fixtures. But the Scottish immigrant dreamed of making a mark out of the
bathroom, and set to work building a car. By 1900, he enlisted the aid of
another inventor, Walter Marr, and they built their first vehicle. Their
invention attracted the attention of one of Michigan's wealthiest men,
William Crapo Durant, the president of the world's largest buggy-building
business. As soon as he drove one of Buick's early creations, Durant
realized that the days of the horse and buggy were over. He teamed up with
Buick, and the two went on to make history. By the thirties, Buicks were
regarded as some of the finest cars ever made. From the first Buicks
through the birth of General Motors and into history, this is the
compelling story of the partnership that eventually became the basis for
the largest company in the world."