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.
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.
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!!!
1957 Buick Roadmaster - Jay Leno's Garage
The boulevard ride - pure Dynaflow
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1957 Buick Roadmaster - Jay Leno's Garage
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.
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.
1970 Buick GS 455 Stage 1 for sale
This stunning vehicle is for sale. It is currently listed on eBay - search
for seller's username: adidas0349 (Video was shot on 2/6/2011)
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
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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