1964 Buick Skylark Convertible - Turbo LS6 Swap Build

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

  1. sean Buick 76

    sean Buick 76 Buick Nut Staff Member

    Nice fab work !!
     
  2. Wasted Income

    Wasted Income Well-Known Member

    Intercooler showed up...and of course, the first thing that was required was to cut it up. lol.

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    Cut the straight outlet off and welded on a 90* elbow. Also have some more work to do on it...will post pics once its done.

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    Decided to hack up the core support as well, for intercooler/radiator clearance.

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    Had to do some trimming of the core support to allow the IC to tuck back into it. Welded tabs to the support to mount the IC.

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    Also ordered a Ron Davis radiator today...great guys to work with...but that hurt the wallet. lol. Should be here in a couple weeks.
     
  3. sean Buick 76

    sean Buick 76 Buick Nut Staff Member

    Really nice setup!!
     
  4. hugger

    hugger Well-Known Member

    Man I could have sold you that intercooler for CHEAP, I've had one for like 5yrs just sitting, Treadstone is very nice stuff for the money
     
  5. Wasted Income

    Wasted Income Well-Known Member

    Thanks Sean!

    :shock: Figures....lol. I did at least get it during one of their 25% off sales. ha
     
  6. Wasted Income

    Wasted Income Well-Known Member

    Radiator showed up last week....total work of art. Haven't had a chance to do anything with it yet though.
    It's meant for an LS swap into an early 60s impala, but the dimensions worked out to what I needed. I hope. lol.

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  7. Wasted Income

    Wasted Income Well-Known Member

    Small update. The blow off valves are mounted, and the radiator is tucked down into place. Still need to make mounts for it.

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  8. sean Buick 76

    sean Buick 76 Buick Nut Staff Member

    One of the most clean setups I have seen nice job!
     
  9. Wasted Income

    Wasted Income Well-Known Member

    Needed to hack up the intercooler some more, to clear the frame rails. lol.


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  10. TrunkMonkey

    TrunkMonkey Well-Known Member

    Found you a period correct hood ornament....

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  11. Wasted Income

    Wasted Income Well-Known Member

    I don't get it.
     
  12. TrunkMonkey

    TrunkMonkey Well-Known Member

  13. Wasted Income

    Wasted Income Well-Known Member

    Yea that one went waaaay over my head. Haha. :Dou:
     
  14. sean Buick 76

    sean Buick 76 Buick Nut Staff Member

    carry on with the build.... it certainly will not look like a Lincoln...
     
  15. TrunkMonkey

    TrunkMonkey Well-Known Member

    Well, my '64 is sitting in five rooms in the house, and scattered in the garage, so I have to do something when I'm not trying to "...put Tab A into Slot B...".

    Poking fun at your awesome project just seemed the thing to do. But it is all flattery. :bglasses:


    BTW, can you tell me anything about the chrome trim speers on the deck on the car before you started the work?

    Has that "surfer" look that I saw in San Diego that was implemented in the 60s. Saw a few cars with the stripes and the chrome, and did not know if that was a thing that was added back in the day, or if there was an option for it. Looks nice, but not sure if it is "at home" on a buick. Maybe a GTO. Although, the '68 'larks look good with the chrome on the deck.
     
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  16. Radlark

    Radlark Well-Known Member

    Wasted, the fab work is truly amazing man!!! Always wanted to build a turbo car but the tuning and fabrication always scared me!

    Almost thought I was looking a Nelson Racing Engine motor!!
     
  17. Wasted Income

    Wasted Income Well-Known Member

    Thanks man. As far as all the added extra chrome "trim"...the PO must have gone on a shopping spree in the ricer aisle at AutoZone. It was all the crap you get on a roll, an applied with 2 sided tape. It's all gone now, and won't be back.

    Wow, that is quite the compliment! I appreciate it, but I'm nowhere near that good. lol. Just some clown that is self taught and likes to build cool stuff. But again, thank you.
     
  18. Wasted Income

    Wasted Income Well-Known Member

    Small update. Finally got the cold side finished up. I think the bumper should hide most of this tubing. I'm sure just a bit may peek out from underneath. Who knows, maybe it will look mean like that.

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  19. sean Buick 76

    sean Buick 76 Buick Nut Staff Member

    Looking really good! No sharp turns just a nice radius.
     
  20. 300sbb_overkill

    300sbb_overkill WWG1WGA. MAGA

    You'll have to warn your father in law(IIRC this car is for him?) to try not to do any Dukes of Hazard jumps with the car after its done or he may damage the cold side pipes. :eek2:

    Looking good! Can't wait to see the finished product!





    Derek
     

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