1969 BUICK SKYLARK CUSTOM 350-4 L77
My New 69 Buick Skylark Custom with L-77 350-4 motor. Most of the Buicks
Skylarks of this year you will find are 350-2. The Skylark GS and some
Skylark Customs have the 350-4 L77 motor. This motor is rated at 285hp and
375Ft/lbs of Torque. Compression is 10.25:1 which is high and only Premium
will do. O well.. An extra 2-3 bucks per tank.. Not a big deal.. But the
power is a big deal !! And this car has tons of it ! The Engine is so
large, you would swear it is a Big block and not a 350 Small block. 0-60
in around 8 secs. I have found that this is under rated being that I am
doing 0-60 in 8 secs at 6000 feet high here in Colorado. Could be the
195/70R14 tires previous owner has on the car. These tiny tires do help
the torque. Not sure what factory size they should have but I bought some
GS 15's wheels with 245/60R15s that should be perfect for this car !!
Sorry about the Video ending as my batteries died.. Since this Video. I
have removed the top, cured the rust and primed the top area. Also the left
and rear lower quarter panels have been replaced and primed.. Tomorrow the
car will have the seats re done.. Shortly there after.. The paint will be
started.. This car is sweet !! I really love the ride and power.. Old
Buick Power is Amazing !! I had no idea !!! Enjoy the Video.. Enjoy the
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1957 Buick Roadmaster - Jay Leno's Garage
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
Chevy, Olds, Pontiac and Buick V8 engines are not the same!
Evidently a segment of the automotive enthusiast population does not
believe that the four main GM divisions had their own versions of a V8. In
addition there may be people who simply never knew that fact.
In this video I show photos of a 350 cid engine from Buick, Oldsmobile,
Pontiac and Chevrolet and highlight the differences in each. Buick and
Pontiac V8 engines went out of production in 1980, Oldsmobile's in 1990 and
of course the Chevy versions lasted a lot longer because they were cheaper
to produce and easier to smog/mpg certify.
I challenge anyone to video themselves removing a Chevy SBC head and then
installing it on a Pontiac, Olds or Buick engine.
1969 Buick Special Deluxe Driving Video
This is my 1969 Buick Special Deluxe. I'm 16 and it's my first car and
first love. It's a 3 in the tree (so pay attention to how fast I can shift)
with a chevy 250 in it. All original. 155HP/235Ft-lbs. I bark the tires
into second in the video a few times.
1928 Buick Country Club Coupe 1st Start in 50 Years
My Great Grandfather bought this car in 1929 from the Buick dealer in
Perryman, Md. with only a few hundred miles on it. He paid $900 for it, a
hefty sum considering most new cars at the time were under $400. He was the
last one to hear it run until today. By the way, I could not tell while
looking through the camera if the lights were on or off.
1962 Buick Skylark Street Cruiser
A 1962 Buick Skylark Street Cruiser that I shot at the Georgia Mountain
Moonshine Cruize In 2013....Who Hot Rods a Skylark....Bob's son did...very
nice car...Check it out!!...Make sure you follow me so you don't miss any
of the other awesome videos I shot at this show!!
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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.
1972 Buick Skylark 455,
My 72 Skylark 350 sport coupe, I've had it about 10 or 11 years and I
bought it from the original owners family after he had passed away. It used
to be a grandfathers car now it's just an old guys toy. Soon after I
bought it I installed a warmed up 350 and it ran real good. One day I
wanted more so I built a .030 over 455 and that's when the trouble started.
The original owners name Was Charley Daniels(no not that one)May he rest in
peace because lord knows, When ever I start this thing up nobody rests in
peace. Mwuh hah ha hah ha ha
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 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
This is a very similar cam to that I have in my '87 Stage-1 Buick 455 Regal
(currently at the Dyno
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!!!