70 triple black 455 4speed

Discussion in 'Members Rides' started by hugger, Sep 12, 2017.

  1. hugger

    hugger Well-Known Member

    This is my pops car , it's been together since 2003 and is now showing some scars and whatnot but still is a blast to drive. Originally sold to an enlisted fella in NY and then spent some time overseas with him, be fore returning back to NY where it was sold a streetraced and track raced a good bit. Amazingly we have all the original drivetrain in good condition. How a 4speed BigBlock Buick lived thru all that abuse idk. Car was originally a manual brake, power steer car but we put the manual steer on it for the simple look. Car is probably 1 of less than 10 maybe even 5. Originally it was a stock appearing type build that ran pretty well 12.40s at 114mph on G60 polyglas. It's now a little more of a hot rod with the single plane, headers , carb and aluminum heads. Car gets pretty VIOLENT when you push on it so it's kinda hard to run without doing burnouts which my pop won't let me do. So I just try to ease it out and get in it as quickly as the tires will allow. Still a blast and not as rough on parts as burnouts and clutch dropping.

    Engine
    464cid
    13.6 to 1
    107 window rattler (needs an updated cam desperately)
    Stock TA Street Eliminator heads stage1
    Holley 950 e85
    Mickey Thompson's
    2.5 exhaust Xpipe
    AutoGear m22 trans
    RAM clutch
    12bolt 4.10 gear
    Drum brakes
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  2. BYoung

    BYoung Stage me

    Love it! Will this car be competing in BG?
     
  3. hugger

    hugger Well-Known Member

    Yea it will be there not competing just plan on a few passes to see how it mph's hope to see 118+
     
  4. Brett Slater

    Brett Slater Super Moderator Staff Member

    Nice!

    I'm dying to find a set of those valve covers.
     
  5. buick64203

    buick64203 Buick Hunter Staff Member

    Man, that's a nice ride! Do you know what dealer it came out of?
     
  6. hugger

    hugger Well-Known Member

    Yea I'll look when I get to the shop have the protec o plate in the folder from the dealer
     
  7. Brett Slater

    Brett Slater Super Moderator Staff Member

    Flint build?
     
  8. hugger

    hugger Well-Known Member

  9. Brett Slater

    Brett Slater Super Moderator Staff Member

    1 of 160 black GS 455's.
     
  10. hugger

    hugger Well-Known Member

    I'm going to be fiddling with the carb most the weekend probably, it's got a flat spot under load down low, and it's a fresh clutch so I can't be to rough on it just yet
     
  11. hugger

    hugger Well-Known Member

    Wonder what the 4speed gets it down to
     
  12. Brett Slater

    Brett Slater Super Moderator Staff Member

    Good question. It's not broken down that specifically, unfortunately.
     
  13. Clarkie

    Clarkie Well-Known Member

    Nice hot rod. I would love to have a factory BBB 4-speed car.
     
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  14. hwprouty

    hwprouty Gold Level Contributor

    Nice! My dream car right there!
     
  15. dan zepnick

    dan zepnick Well-Known Member

    I have one 4 sale in cars for sale section.
     
  16. moleary

    moleary GOD Bless America

    Top notch Ethan
     
  17. 65Larkin

    65Larkin Well-Known Member

    Go Pops. Very nice ride
     
  18. HeavensDevil

    HeavensDevil Active Member

  19. BYoung

    BYoung Stage me

    Saw this car in person at the Nats. Looks better than the pics.
     
  20. wkillgs

    wkillgs Gold Level Contributor

    I had called about a black 4 speed for sale in NYC in the late 80's/early 90's. Car was disassembled, a little beat up from city use but included a bunch of new parts. When did your dad buy it?
     

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