1972 Buick Skylark
1972 Buick Skylark with a Hi-Compression Buick 350-4
I've had this car since October 8th 2010, I'm a senior in High School and it is my first car, my dad payed for half of it and I payed for the other half. I pay for the performance goodies that go into it and the occasional parts that break too. I love driving this old monster even though premium gas prices are outrageous but the rumble and roar of that massive V8 are well worth it. I take pride in this car and my dad and I do most of the work on it ourselves, it's somewhat of a father-son project. We've done nothing but make this car a heck of a lot better than it was when we got it. In the great words of GS Club of America, going fast with class, that's what these Buicks do.
Stock HP: 175hp (for 1972 Buick 350-4 8.5:1 compression)
Rear-wheel HP: 226hp @ 4326 RPM (should be a little higher with the Hyfire and Mallory coil)
Rear-wheel Tourqe: 307.8 lb-ft @ 3372 RPM (should also be a little higher)
Net HP: approx. 260hp
Compression: 9.5:1 (not sure, but definitely higher than stock because without prem fuel I get spark knock with the correct fuel to air mixture)
Rear-end gears: 2.73:1 Open Differential (plan on getting a Limited Slip one)
Transmission: turbohydramatic 350 (with a shift kit for fun :D)
1972 Buick Skylark ride
This is a video of my late brother Andrew and his 1972 Buick Skylark. Andrew was undergoing chemo at the time this video was shot so it was one of his last rides in the car. He had the car for 20 years and performed all sorts of modifications on it such as rebuilding the engine, converting the car to a five speed manual and toughening up the suspension. The car is a Buick 350, 4 bbl and five speed. Andrew passed away on December 31st, 2006. The music is from King Crimson.
The Cars of Queens: Part II - BIG MUSCLE
Big Muscle continues its New York adventure with its second installment on the cars of Queens, NY. This week we're taking a look at a stunning 1967 Buick GS 400 and a highly modified 1969 Dodge Charger. These are not garage queens, but two bad-ass muscle cars that see duty on the open road, local road and auto-x courses and of course the occasional trip to the drag strip.
1970 Buick GS 455 V8 Clone
I thought you might like a look at this nice, straight 1970 Buick GS clone. This one is equipped with a 455 V8 engine and a turbo 400 automatic transmission with shift kit. All the power is sent back to a rebuilt rear with 3.23 Posi gears. This Buick has a great presence with light green paint with white roof, tinted windows and chrome wheels. Options include AM/FM radio with cassette, tan cloth interior, power brakes and steering, seat belts, tinted windows, and radial tires with brand new American Racing chrome wheels. I hope you find it interesting, thanks for taking a look!
Filmed at Gateway Classic Cars near St Louis, MO
The background music track is Whiskey on the Mississippi by Kevin MacLeod. Available under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license. Download link:http://music.incompetech.com/royaltyfree2/Whiskey%20on%20the%20Mississippi.mp3
Instruments: Guitar, Bass, Kit, Organ, EP
With a jumping bass and off-beat syncopation, this is straight from Memphis' Beale Street. The Hammond organ and electric guitar play together as longtime friends, while the melody changes hands from guitar to organ to electric piano. 011
Bouncy, Grooving 2010
Buick Regal GS 2012 & Buick GS Stage 1 1970 with McKeel Hagerty
Buick Regal GS 2012 & Buick GS Stage 1 1970 with McKeel Hagerty. In anticipation of Buick's returning GS based on the 2012 Regal, MotoMan heads across the pond to briefly drive its donor car, the Opel/Vauxhall Insignia OPC/VXR. Back stateside he visits with the Mayor of the Classic Car Hobby, McKeel Hagerty, CEO of Hagerty Classic Car Insurance and they drive the car that inspired it all, a 1970 Buick GS Stage 1 . . .
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1956 Buick Special
The Vintage Vehicle Show guest host Kristyn Burtt went to Moorpark, California to the Roam'n Relics Car show and talked to the owner of this 1956 Buick Special.
437 cubic inch buick nailhead
Here is my 1965 Buick Nailhead running on my stand. Bored .060, stainless valves, new pistons, camshaft and just about everything else. Stock numbers matching dual quads 65 gs flywheel and I even have the air cleaner and super t-10 4 speed. Oh yah, the big block chevy is my 468 "muffler tester"
The Nailhead GROWLS!
1969 Buick GS400. Burn that RUBBER!!
The big boy wanted to show off on this day, so I helped him. The BFG tires don't stand a chance and never did. Gobs of torque make this all too easy.
'66 Buick Back From The Dead! - HOT ROD Unlimited Episode 5
On this episode of HOT ROD Unlimited, we raise a '66 Buick from the dead. After spending 33 years sitting outside in the desert, the broken down Buick Special is revived by David Freiburger and Mike Finnegan of HOT ROD and Rick Pewe of 4-Wheel & Off-Road magazine.
Rick's mother bought the car when it was near new and parked it when the transmission failed in 1978. In 2011, the guys spent two and a half days wrenching on the car, with the hopes of driving it home from Phoenix to Los Angeles. Come along for the ride and see what happens!
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