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
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)
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 babee!
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.
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 good!
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 abilities.
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.
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Buick Big Block 455 rebuilding
This is how my garage looks in the moment.
My Buick GS on his way to a "HEMI-Killer" and a friends Buick powerd Tempest "GTO".
Both are waiting to be fired up.
It`s nice to have 15000 ccm in his garage, even if they need a "little work"
My Buick get`s :
T/A Performance Cam
Hyper pistons 23CC
800CFM Holley DP
DashCam: Crazy Rain & Hail Storm! Driving Blinded - 6/25/2010
I was on my way home and thought I could make it home before the storm. Did I make it...Nope. I have Never drivin in this type of weather before. I saw the tail-lights and thats how I decided where to drive. When it got too bad of a condition, I pulled over behind a city-bus.