Buick Build Up - Part 1 (1972 Buick Skylark 350 coupe)
Fixing up a neglected 1972 buick Skylark. this is pretty much how i got it
except for a lot of cleaning and polishing and the steering wheel and tint.
It was done up on the cheap like the death proof car for Hell pizza as a
competition prize and I won it. Its my daily driver so it wont ever be show
class but my plan is to make it real nice.
The Best Buick Build Ever!
Time compressed build of a 1955 Buick Special custom rod. See this car go
from stock to a custom frame, air ride, custom panels, amazing metal work,
to paint, and finally completion. Apparently these things don't happen in
less than 10 minutes, or even a week. See how it is *really* done. This
ain't no TV show!
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 Walk Around
This is my 1972 Buick Skylark 350-4bbl. It is bone stock with the exception
of duel Exhaust. Sorry that the
camera's microphone is sucky, but I think you'll get the gist.
1972 Buick Skylark 350 RUNNING COLD
This is Billy's(my brother) 1972 Buick Skylark 350, now 355.
Buick 350 Bored .030 over
-T/A performance Intake Manifold
- 50,000V HEI Ignition
-268H Comp Cam
- 9.5:1 Compression
- Hooker Super Competition Headers 1 7/8 primaries; 3" Collector
- 2 1/2 Exhaust; H-pipe; Flowmaster
40's w/ turndowns
Any questions or comments feel free to contact me via PM.
Buick - History Documentary (1995)
This video is a wonderfully-done documentary, written and produced by
Michael Rose, on the history of Buick as presented in 1995 from the History
Channel's archive. Here is Michael's description of the video verbatim:
"No one would have believed that the tinkering of a plumber would turn into
the foundation of the world's largest corporation. But it did. David Dunbar
Buick invented a process to adhere porcelain to tubs and other bathroom
fixtures. But the Scottish immigrant dreamed of making a mark out of the
bathroom, and set to work building a car. By 1900, he enlisted the aid of
another inventor, Walter Marr, and they built their first vehicle. Their
invention attracted the attention of one of Michigan's wealthiest men,
William Crapo Durant, the president of the world's largest buggy-building
business. As soon as he drove one of Buick's early creations, Durant
realized that the days of the horse and buggy were over. He teamed up with
Buick, and the two went on to make history. By the thirties, Buicks were
regarded as some of the finest cars ever made. From the first Buicks
through the birth of General Motors and into history, this is the
compelling story of the partnership that eventually became the basis for
the largest company in the world."