1964 Buick Skylark Convertible - Turbo LS6 Swap Build

Discussion in 'Members Rides' started by Wasted Income, Oct 15, 2013.

  1. Wasted Income

    Wasted Income Well-Known Member

    It's not Buick related, but I figured you guys might get a kick out of this.
    Got my Blazer back on my buddy's dyno a couple months back...she laid down 825 rwhp and 899 rwtq. 370 cubic inches, 80 mm turbo, 23 psi boost, E85 fuel....drive it anywhere. :Brow:
    I can't wait till the Skylark makes noises like this.

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  2. Radlark

    Radlark Well-Known Member

    damn!!!!!!!! Very nice!!!
     
  3. sean Buick 76

    sean Buick 76 Buick Nut Staff Member

    That is super cool! I love the sounds my turbo Buick 350 makes.
     
  4. Wasted Income

    Wasted Income Well-Known Member

    Any vids of the beast in action?
     
  5. sean Buick 76

    sean Buick 76 Buick Nut Staff Member

    I have no clean runs yet but here is what I have so far. This is with a pretty much stock Buick 350 at about 200 rear wheel HP before boost and 450 HP at the wheels on boost. The converter was slipping big time and it blew a header gasket so we got out of it early.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWi0qnwFxfI

    Here it is on the street, the rattle is the windows as I have yet to add the new weatherstripping after paint... rebuilt the steering since then to and got it aligned:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qmdHBrNNOpQ

    And then here was the final run on this stocker engine before I was yanking it out to swap in a forged internal Buick 350. Set the rev limiter at 7500 and let her rip. Blew a head gasket and no real good numbers as the converter was slipping way too much. Swapping in a $1500 converter with the good engine this month.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iLwk1H4QleQ
     
  6. Wasted Income

    Wasted Income Well-Known Member

    Dang, she's a beast. Awesome. I like the steam rollers too. Looks mean.
     
  7. sean Buick 76

    sean Buick 76 Buick Nut Staff Member

    Thanks, should be stout with the girdled block and billet crank etc.

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    I also love the LS engines too, have 3 6.0 engines here for my truck projects...
     
  8. Wasted Income

    Wasted Income Well-Known Member

    Header progress

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  9. Wasted Income

    Wasted Income Well-Known Member

    Got one side all fit...on to the other side...then finish welding. ugh.

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  10. sean Buick 76

    sean Buick 76 Buick Nut Staff Member

    Damn those look GOOD!
     
  11. Wasted Income

    Wasted Income Well-Known Member

    Thanks Sean. Getting there :TU:

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  12. wkillgs

    wkillgs Gold Level Contributor

    Impressive! You do VERY nice work.:TU:
    Watching that Blazer at full throttle scared me! Felt like I was standing 3 feet from a jet engine at full blast!
     
  13. Wasted Income

    Wasted Income Well-Known Member

    Got the headers all welded up.


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    Pushed it outside for the first time in a long time, in order to clean up the shop a little.


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  14. Wasted Income

    Wasted Income Well-Known Member

    Turbo Mounting:


    I was not able to find a drain flange mount of the design I wanted...so I built my own.


    Started out with a hunk of bar stock
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    Ended up with:
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    Burned a plate to the frame, with a mating bolted flange that will allow easy removal.
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    Final mounting location
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  15. Wasted Income

    Wasted Income Well-Known Member

    Made a bit more progress this weekend.

    Wastegates go on next.

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  16. Buicksky

    Buicksky Silver Level contributor

    Very impressive I will be watching your progress.
     
  17. Wasted Income

    Wasted Income Well-Known Member

    Thanks!

    I also got a new tool that should help this project immensely.

    Whirly Jig!

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  18. Wasted Income

    Wasted Income Well-Known Member

    Finally got some work done on the Buick again.

    Got the wastegates fitted up...which is a seemingly simple deal, but takes FOREVER when you're trying to make things as symmetrical as possible. Not to mention, working with sch 10 stainless is a total bish.

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  19. hugger

    hugger Well-Known Member

    Now that's how Turbo kits are done.
     
  20. Wasted Income

    Wasted Income Well-Known Member

    Small progress. Downpipes are done to the firewall.

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