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)
72 Skylark w/455 burnout
just a quickie cause people kept hounding me to make a video. the smoke was intense in the car so i didnt continue it. no need to waste my tires lol.
its 1st, 2nd & 3rd gear with a th350
1971 GS 455, Stage 1 with F1C Procharger
Rich's 71 GS after replacing the D1 procharger with a bigger F1C. Some fine tuning to be done yet, and then off to the track.
The car was mid 11s on 17" drag radials before.
1961 Buick Skylark 8-71 Blown SBC
1961 Buick Skylark walk around at idle. Blown SBC 388ci Don Hampton 8-71 blower, two holley 750DP's, th400 transmission with gear vendor overdrive, 4.11 rear gears in a 9" housing, 4 link rear suspension, 325/50/15 drag radials. This is a pump gas car runs on 91 octane.
1972 Buick Skylark GS350 Test Fire
72 Buick Skylark GS350 Test Fire
First test of a rebuilt and modded 750 QJet built by Ken Gies.
The car is 1972 Skylark with a GS350 motor, 750 cfm QJet 4 barrel, 10.25-1 compression, 260-H Comp Camp .454 lift, bored .030, T/A Headers running thru 2" duals into glasspacks.
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.
I made a compilation video for YouTube. It was really cool. I had tunes from Skid Row and you could hear the cars in the background. Unfortunately, YouTube said I had a copyright infringement so I either had to trash the video or use one of YouTubes crappy soundtracks. I'll make another one with the sound of the cars only soon. Later!