My 68 GS350 California build thread

Discussion in 'Small Block Tech' started by Sebambam, Feb 9, 2016.

  1. sean Buick 76

    sean Buick 76 Buick Nut Staff Member

    Its awesome!!!
  2. Sebambam

    Sebambam Well-Known Member

    Sorry long time no posts.
    I got a new job that is taking a lot of my time.
    So since I don't have a pickup truck and I love gm a-bodies I took advantage of a nice lol trade and got this 1970 so camino 350/350.
    It needs a interior overhaul but runs fine.
    I 'll also do a disc brake conversion and I will finally build a chevy
    At least I do top end kit + lumpy cam to wake it up. As well as 29.5/10.5 rear tires etc.
    The wife Actualy likes Caminos . 20171129_140114_1512228746401-1.jpg
    So there goes my new " pickup"
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  3. sean Buick 76

    sean Buick 76 Buick Nut Staff Member

    Very cool! You will enjoy the low $ on the parts!! I love my 83 and 79 Chevy trucks for that! ...
  4. Sebambam

    Sebambam Well-Known Member

    correct... i already headliner 59$ etc.
    SBC will get some " budget" goodies too
  5. Sebambam

    Sebambam Well-Known Member

    Hey guys....
    My new job keeps me busy so I still work on this turbo beast.

    Here a lil pic update.
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  6. Mark Demko

    Mark Demko Well-Known Member

    Nice El Camino:D
    I'd have to put a Buick engine in it tho, just to piss off the Chevy guys;)
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  7. Sebambam

    Sebambam Well-Known Member

    Well but that would defeat the budget purpose... Nothing s as cheap as chevy stuff especially sbc.
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  8. sean Buick 76

    sean Buick 76 Buick Nut Staff Member

    I thought you would like this truck I am working on with a friend.. $200 truck, I donated the 6.0 and he is fabbing up the turbo kit.

    Attached Files:

  9. Sebambam

    Sebambam Well-Known Member

    Havent been on here for a long time.
    And i dont want to lie i had a lil lack of motivation to work on my buick.

    Further i was rather working on a 70' Elco that i got in a trade. I stuffed a 468 ci th 400 combo in it. I did all body and paintwork myself (1st time) .

    The 68 GS 350 CALIFORNIA TT is back on track.
    The TT. Runs and scares the **** out of my neighbours .
    I need to find a downpipe leak and fix it.
    Setup AFR and BOOSTgauge and get a Dyno tune. ( its race season so its too busy/expensive now.)

    The interior is comin together.
    Panels/ headliner are in.
    the Gto seats needs some wiring and get bolted in. The rear seats need to get custom fitted too.

    I built a nice shifter bracket/ mount for my b&m ratchet. ( love this things)

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  10. Sebambam

    Sebambam Well-Known Member

    Work is killing me but i feel like i have to bring this thread back alive...
    so here is the status
    Car is running, sounds mean
    NEEDs a tune
    it rips the rear end at 3.5k rpm bad.... you got to hold on to it...
    I finialized the interior...04 GTO seats
    they needed some custom fitting but i had a smart moment and made it work...

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  11. Mart

    Mart Gold level member

    Don't think anyone with the Burton Turbos have ever got it all fine tuned to a T.
    Check out the Turbo Buick site, maybe those boys have a dial in recipe that will work for you.

    STREETFIGHTER50 Well-Known Member

    Just went through the whole thread. What a bad ass build! Love the Pro-Touring look!
  13. Sebambam

    Sebambam Well-Known Member

    Thanks alot

    Guys sorry for not reporting for a while but i had several changes going on and live got in the way again.
    New Job, Sold and ought a new house and moved from expensive CALI to BIG TEXAS.
    what a transition.
    But i love it.

    So im planning to revitalize my Buick
    BUT i might disappoint you because i will convert the Buick back to N/A!
    Its time to do his and make it a reliable Streetcar that i can take to shows and drive. ( i have never thought i'd say this )
    In order to do this i think i will move this to another forum section .. " High Tech for Old Iron"
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