New guy from Ohio

Discussion in 'Wet behind the ears??' started by Craiglee, Feb 8, 2019.

  1. Craiglee

    Craiglee Member

    New guy from Ohio. I had been looking for a project car for awhile. I was looking for something a little different, something that you don’t see a lot of. After looking at lots of pics of all kinds of different cars I settled on a 1964 Buick Skylark. It took me awhile to find one, but I found one in California and after many back and forth s with the owner, and lots of pics, I bought the car and had it shipped to Ohio. I absolutely love this car! It is a 2 door coupe with the 300 engine. It is the 4 barrel version with the 2 speed automatic. I got the car in July and have started the process of getting it the way I want it. I will post more info and pics if there is any interest.
    This is my first Buick and my first project car so I have really been having fun so far. Even with the few glitches that I have already run into.
  2. 300sbb_overkill

    300sbb_overkill WWG1WGA. MAGA

    Welcome from SE Michigan!

    Nice choice, one of my favorite old cars. Post some pics if you have any.
  3. Craiglee

    Craiglee Member

    I also have a 1966 Chevy Impala SS convertible.

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  4. Nailhead Ronnie

    Nailhead Ronnie Life's 2 Short. Live like it.

  5. Mark Demko

    Mark Demko Well-Known Member

    Hi Craig, and welcome to V8 Buick:D
    Sharp looking '64, I like the trim on the roof, plus its a California car, little to no rust huh!
    Definitely post more pics:cool::cool:
    Where in Ohio you from? Im in Garfield Hts. just south of Cleveland.
  6. BrunoD

    BrunoD Looking for Fast Eddie

    Welcome from Long Island,NY.I also have a 64,but I use mine differently,as you can see.Bruno.
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  7. BYoung

    BYoung Stage me

    Solid looking car. Welcome to the forum.
  8. 71GSX

    71GSX Well-Known Member

    Welcome from Southeast Ohio.
  9. sriley531

    sriley531 Big green hunk of $#*^....

    Welcome from Southwest Ohio! There are quite a few of us here from the buckeye state.
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  10. Philip66

    Philip66 Well-Known Member

    Welcome aboard!! :)
    I too like the looks of that car;
    it would look great with some wide steelies and dog dishes.

    Good Luck with the tear down and rebuild.

    Philip T.
  11. dr

    dr Well-Known Member

    Welcome from Medina County (NEast)
  12. 67nitrouspig

    67nitrouspig Active Member

    Welcome from SouthWest Ohio
  13. telriv

    telriv Well-Known Member

    Looks like 2 diff. cars by the pictures. One a light blue & the other a darker blue.
  14. ssmock

    ssmock Well-Known Member

    Welcome to the board and Buicks. You will find a lot of good information here. My 64 Special; IMG_1462.jpg DSC_9332-X2.jpg
  15. Buicksky

    Buicksky Silver Level contributor

    Welcome from Copley Ohio! Welcome to the word of Buick's! Enjoy the ride.
  16. Craiglee

    Craiglee Member

    Sorry. I have been gone this weekend. I will be replying to everyone later today. I will also post more pics and more info on my plans for the car. Thanks for the welcomes from everyone.
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  17. Craiglee

    Craiglee Member

    My original plan for the Buick was to clean it up, get it running (it hadn’t run for 8-10 years) and drive it for the rest of the summer. I got it cleaned up and when I got it running it had a serious knock so I pulled the oil pan and it had some stuff in it. I can’t call it metal because it was flexible but I was going to have it rebuilt anyway so I pulled the engine and took it to my rebuilder. I pulled the interior started cleaning up the engine bay and under the chassis. Under the drivers feet was the only rust in the floor boards so I cut that out and welded in a new piece. I rebuilt the brakes and put new bushings in the rear. I decided on coil overs for the front because I wanted to be able to adjust the stance. I also really wanted a 4 speed so I picked up a Muncie 4 speed. The engine and trans are ready to get put back in but I’ve had some side jobs so it’s been slower than I would like. I guess that is typical. I rebuilt the front end. I plan getting the chassis and running gear finished before I start any body work. I am planning on painting it my self. I haven’t painted before but what could go wrong.......
    The 2 main issues so far have been 1. When I was trying to put spark plugs in it, 2 of the holes were bigger that the other 6. I guess that at some point in its life they stripped the threads and had them drilled out to 18 mm. I have found some 18 to 14 mm. adapters. Has anyone used these. Any feedback? My other issue was that I bought a set of headers for it and I guess I missed the part about them being for automatics only. So I am stuck with some brand new Sanderson headers ( I bought them at the end of October and just got my tranny so I didn’t know).
    Since I’m new here I’m not sure if this is the place for this or do I need to start a different conversation somewhere else? Also, if I have stuff that I could part with (sell) is this the place for that? Auto trans, headers, front Springs. Thanks for your patience.

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  18. Craiglee

    Craiglee Member

    Hi Mark
    Thanks for the welcome. I am from the Dayton area. I’m not sure if the car was in California it’s whole life but I was very pleased with the little bit of rust it has. Behind both rear wheel openings, drivers floor and that’s it! The rockers are solid as is the trunk floor. The front passenger side fender is damaged but it came with a new ( junkyard) fender. The trim on the roof is cool.
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  19. Craiglee

    Craiglee Member

    Thanks, I was just in New Lexington this weekend helping my niece with a new house.
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  20. Craiglee

    Craiglee Member

    Sorry, meant to mention that the original color was arctic white and I’m thinking about going back to that.

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