Hello! My name is Zach. Here is a little bit about my car. Let me know what ya'll think! What makes a classic car exciting? Is it the way they look? Bold lines and swooping quarter panels. Or is it the way they sound when being woken from a deep slumber at 7:00am on a Sunday before Cars and Coffee. Is it the smell of horsepower bleeding from the exhaust ports on a pre smog steel body beast? Maybe it’s the way people look at you in awe as your 4mpg street machine lets loose off the red light. New rubber chirping due to your lead foot like Robin birds at dawn. For myself these are just a few of the reasons I will always love an American classic Muscle car. About 4 years ago my dad helped me buy a 1972 Buick skylark 3504bl. One owner car from Texas with 86,000 original miles! One of the cleanest original interiors I have ever seen. Light football brown with bucket seats. Little did I realize this was going to become an addiction, just much more expensive than prescription pill dependency. This car from the factory was not designated a “Muscle Car” like its big brothers the GS350 and GS455. Never the less, In today’s world of plastic body panels and small liter engines it gets closer in designation to its brethren’s day by day. Now its time to get down to what I have already done to the car and what I’m planning for the future. The suspension is stout thanks to having a spare stage 4 CPP kit lying around in the garage. That kit was meant for my dads 1968 GTO nicknamed OC GOAT but was swapped for more expensive pro-touring parts. I mean if your building a six-figure road beast you might as well go big on the suspension, too right? (That car has since been finished and has already won three awards for Best of Show at a few of our local car shows.) Anyway, back to my more humbling project. After the suspension was installed, we moved onto the brakes. By the way, the suspension kit came with all new upper and lower control arms as well as QA1 fully adjustable coilovers in all 4 corners! The new cross drilled and slotted rotors were installed in the front and back with new 4 piston calipers up front and 2 piston in the back. It was all tied together with new American Racing torque thrust rims and Michelin Pilot SuperSports. 17x7 with 225/45/17 in the front and 17x8 245/45/17 in the rear. This combination handles! In the future I would like to widen out the back wheels and tires more to give it that stanced look and more traction to handle the engine mods coming soon. Next we had to move onto the rear end. Mainly due to the fact that I blew it out on the 73 freeway. (I’m good at that). There’s a few options out there for GM A body’s and the difs they came with or what you can choose to replace them with. After almost buying a used 12 bolt, we went with the building out the original 8 and half in 10 bolt instead. These differentials are extremely rare! Originally it had a peg leg rear end but we tore out the old guts and put in an Eaton posi unit with Richmond 3.42 gears and new Mosier 30 spline axles as well as a new drive shaft and a T/A Performance rear end girdle. Underneath her slightly rusted sheet metal, she has some pretty sweet parts. That pretty much sums up the current state of the Lark. As for the engine, the Buick 350 shares zero part with its cousins the Chevy, Pontiac and Oldsmobile. Weighing in at only 450 pounds, the Buick 350 is defiantly a light motor. We installed a new Petronix ignition and got rid of the old points system for better spark and easier starts. Here is the rough draft of the engine plan. From top end down. 1. 770 cfm Holly Street Avenger Carb with electric choke. ($473) 2. T/A Performance SP3 Single Plane Intake Manifold. ($435) 3. T/A Performance Stage 1 Street Eliminator Cylinder heads. ($2,800) 4. Comp Cams Thumpr 227/241 Hydraulic Flat tappet Cam Kit. ($453) 5. T/A Performance 1-5/8”x3” Raw Finish competition Headers. ($425) 6. T/A Performance 3” mandrel bent exhaust system. ($385) 7. T/A Performance Gasket Set with Intake and header neoseal. ($133) 8. T/A Performance 350 oil slinger. (While timing cover is off) ($20) 9. T/A Performance Aluminum Radiator with Transmission cooler and twin electric fans. ($1,434) What does everyone think about this build?