1972 Buick Skylark 455 or Driving "It' in the rain.
A little video made while taking a little ride in my 72 Buick. A little ride that was interupted by a major downpour.
Sorry for the bad audio. My Sony Handycam is not good for outdoor use although this was in a car with the windows rolled up it still is not a quiet car.
Car has a self built 455(462 now) and turbo 400 tranny and a 3.42 geared posi rear. BFG 275/60/15 T/A radials.
This car is my "It" . What do you call tour car? A He, She or It?
Don't worry, No animals were harmed during the making of this video.
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
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.
Jeff Brock Bonneville Buick
Jeff Brock, driving his "Bombshell Betty" 1952 Buick Super Riviera, sets a
new class world-record at Bonneville in early October 2012.
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.
1972 Buick GS STK 1404
By now, everyone knows better than to mess with the big, bad, 455 GS
Buicks, right? Bordering on insanely overpowered from the factory, a few
bolt-on parts can turn these flying bricks into weapons that will leave
Dodge Viper owners sobbing. Sinister in that bright red paint job, this
well-restored, 700-mile car tells you all you need to know about Buick
performance in the late �70s. Sure the shape of the body says
conservative, but the way it�s dressed smacks you like a two-by-four to
the back of the head. The N25 bumper package and with a hood tack and 3
piece spoiler makes the exclamation point. You just can�t miss these cars
driving down the road, and by the time you�ve seen one, it�s already
too late�you won�t catch it and the new stainless steel brakes will
help keep it under control. On this particular car, the paint is in good
condition all around with factory panel alignment. The red is glossy and
deep, exactly the way you want it on one of these cruisers. There are a few
touch-ups here and there�the car is, after all, 39 years old�but even
with a numbers matching GS it�s clear that this car was never used as a
daily driver. All the glass is good, and the seals are supple, suggesting
that this car has been properly treated for its entire life. There are no
signs of damage to the bumpers, no little nicks on the leading edge of the
nose, and the flanks are thankfully free of parking lot door dings. This is
a nice car that presents well, and you know how hard it is to make red look
The engine on this car is 100% stock, except the original heads. In the car
are T/A aluminum heads port and polished that add that little extra
someth'n, someth'n when you mash the gas. With almost all of the original
equipment still intact. Look at the pictures and you can see how
well-maintained this car is. Everything is in very good condition and
it�s obvious that this car has never seen snow. There�s not any
additional flash under there, but it is 95% factory original and correct,
which is probably a lot more important on a relatively rare car like this
one. The 455 cubic inch motor is backed by the ultra-reliable T400
automatic, a transmission which has served honorably and faithfully behind
these big block motors. Out back there�s a set of 3.42 gears in posi trac
pumpkin, offering great off-the-line go and impressive high-speed cruising
The stock black GS interior is just as impressive as the exterior. The
dashboard is pure original. A set off Sunpro gauges mounted just below the
radio helps keep tabs on the performance of thie monster under the hood.
Regal, with the long, rectangular speedometer augmented by a small bar
graph style tachometer and Boost
gauge. The upholstery is in excellent condition with no excessive wear, and
certainly no rips, tears, or stains anywhere. The headliner is perfect, the
carpets look almost new, and the dashboard has no sign of cracking or sun
damage. The A/C blows cold, the AM/FM stereo woks properly, and the car is
ready for a summer�s worth of cruising and stop light grand prix.
This vehicle is located in our Charlotte, NC showroom. For more
information, please call (704) 598-2130 or toll free (866) 542-8392.
2013 and 2014 Buick Encore Review and Road Test with IntelliLink Infotainment Review
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Buick's been on a roll this year, their sales are up and their owner
demographics are younger than they have been in recent memory. The cynic in
my says that's because half their clientele died of old age, but it has
more to do with their product portfolio. Say what? Yep, it's true, the
brand I wrote off for dead last decade is targeting younger buyers with
designs imported from Europe and finding sales success. The Verano turbo shattered my preconceptions, but can Buick
do it again? A brown Encore arrived one rainy morning to see if it was
The Encore isn't new, but neither is it an American rehash of a tired Euro
model. Instead, it is "badge engineering" 21st century style. When I was a
kid you knew a new Buick was coming when Chevy or Oldsmobile announced a
new product. You also knew what to expect: the same sheetmetal with a Buick
logo on the grille and some padded velour thrones. 30 years later Buick is
up to the same old game with an important twist: Buick takes Opel models
from Europe. Consequently you won't find a brother-from-another-mother
running around with a Chevy logo.
Like its sister-ship, the Opel Mokka, the Encore is a small
crossover/hatchback closely related to GM's other small car offerings. Euro
origins are obvious when you park the Encore in an American parking spot,
this Buick is tiny. The Encore's tall profile further accentuates the
Encore's 168-inch overall length, which is surprisingly 6-inches longer
than a MINI Countryman.
The Encore isn't a terribly expensive crossover starting at $24,950 and
ending at $31,110 for a full-loaded AWD model. Despite the low starting
price, the cabin makes extensive use of soft touch plastics lending a more
premium feel to the cabin than vehicles like the MINI Countryman, Acura TSX
or Lexus CT. Speaking of MINI, the Countryman, (like the rest of the MINI
lineup) is a mixture of trickle-down BMW technology, great switchgear,
high-style, cheesy plastics and chintzy headliners. Of course MINI's
biggest asset is brand perception while Buick's brand is more of a
liability in some demographics. That's really a shame because the Encore
has not only a quality feel but a very uniform feel as well. While MINI's
cabins are full of highs and lows, everything in the Encore is consistently
a notch above the rabble. Equipping the Contryman and Encore as closely as
possible reveals the Encore is about $1,500 cheaper once you add to the
MINI the features standard on the Encore. Comparing the top-trim of the
Encore to the MINI the difference grows to $3,800 in the Encore's favor.
Want AWD? The difference grows by about three-grand.
The Encore may be small, but the interior is spacious thanks to the tall
profile, stubby nose and upright seats. Taller folks will have no problems
getting into or out of the front or rear seats thanks to large door
openings and a low step-in height. I grabbed a few willing tall people for
lunch and successfully (and comfortably) took two 6'5" passengers, one 6'2
gentleman and myself (6') on a 50 minute trek to the prefect burger joint
without a single complaint.
Because the Encore shares seat frames with GM sedans, there are a few
compromises. The lack of a power recline mechanism seems odd, especially
considering the 2-positon memory seat found in our tester. Using the sale
seat frames and rails as a sedan or coupé meant creating some unusual
"platforms" in the floor stamping so the seats could be mounted high to get
an SUV-like seating position. Consequently the rear footwells might be a
problem for big-footed passengers on long trips. A manual front passenger
seat is standard, but most models on dealer lots have the optional power
The Encore uses the same 1.4L four-cylinder engine as the Chevy Sonic and
Cruze. Producing 140 HP at 4,900 RPM this mill isn't targeted at speed
addicts. On the bright side, thanks to a turbocharger and some direct-injection magic, the
engine manages 148 lb-ft of twist from 1,850-4,900RPM and under certain
circumstances it will allow an "overBoost" to 163 lb-ft over the same range for up
to 10 seconds.
My opinion of the diminutive engine changed constantly during my week with
the Encore. In the city the low-end torque provided by the turbo and the low first gear make easy work of
0-40 MPH traffic and the Encore effortlessly zipped into narrow gaps on
busy expressways. Thanks to the way the throttle is mapped the engine
doesn't feel out of breath cruising on the highway, until you need to pass
someone as getting from 60 to 80 MPH takes a Prius-like 8 seconds. Load the
Encore up with two people and some luggage and forward progress is
noticeably stunted in all situations. However, every time I wished for more
power I glanced down at my fuel economy and was reminded that more power
consumes more gasoline.
Music by Kevin MacLeod
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.
1971 Buick GS, Low mileage car
This is a friends very low mileage 71 GS. Started life as a 350 car but in
2002 was morphed into a 455 car.
He bought it from the northwest sight unseen in 2000 and was the proverbial
little old ladies car. he has the origional bill of sale and the
corresponding title paperwork aswell as the very first tags that were
issued in California. The build sheets and al the other things that make
the cars more desireable are there too. The underside of the car and the
interior metal pieces look like the day the car was assembled in Fremont
California. Again, In all my years of being into Buicks I have never seen
a car this clean and original. It doea have one repaint and that leaves a
lot to be desired but have you seen a car like this lately?
Big Block '72 Buick Skylark
my big block '72 buick skylark running. i was in a mood to piss people off
so i fired it up.
its a buick 455 with a th350 trans. its completely stock, i swear ;)
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