New member from central Illinois

Discussion in 'Wet behind the ears??' started by Mmolleck, Sep 28, 2019.

  1. Mmolleck

    Mmolleck Member

    AA36716E-1974-46B0-90B3-FE533FA65D06.png 296F5359-9B49-40A6-B797-88DD20053DFB.png 4B79DCED-7DB2-4835-92BE-DFCC068DD2E1.png E3D5B28D-D53D-450C-9650-BE5F41943AFB.png hello everyone, my name is mike. I’m in central Illinois. I’ve always had an eye for skylarks, and just recently bought my first one. It’s a 1970 skylark, post car. Originally an in-line 6 car according to VIN. Along the way, someone yanked that 6cyl out and put in a 455, with a M21 muncie. Engine has been rebuilt sometime in the mid 2000’s. It’s got a TA 413 cam, 67 400 big port heads, double roller timing chain, headers, 4 row aluminum radiator, and 373 gears with auburn posi. Carb was junk so just replaced it with an edelbrock AVS2 800.....needing to get that dialed in...I’ve read now that edelbrock isn’t the first choice with these engines but for now I’ll have to make due with it. Absolutely love this car! I actually like that it’s not original. Car I had prior was an 87 Buick Grand National. Loved that car too but I was too nervous driving it. I felt more comfortable with it sitting in the garage because I knew it was safe. It was mostly original, and almost perfect. I couldn’t get myself to even put it to the floor in fear of hurting it. So I let it go and here I am. If anyone is in the central Illinois area, drop me a message. I would love to find some Buick friends in the area! Thanks everyone have a great weekend
  2. #7

    #7 Well-Known Member

    Welcome from Plainfield!
  3. gsfred

    gsfred Founders Club Member

    Welcome aboard from NY.
  4. Donuts & Peelouts

    Donuts & Peelouts Life's 2 Short. Live like it.

    Buick had an inline 6 in 1970?
  5. Brad Conley

    Brad Conley Super Moderator Staff Member

    Yes. Starting in 1968, Buick used the Chevy straight 6 gutless wonder. They sold the Buick V6 Tooling to Jeep and then bought it back for the 1975 model year.
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  6. 455 Powered

    455 Powered Well-Known Member

    Welcome from Quincy
  7. Mmolleck

    Mmolleck Member

    Thanks everyone
  8. 2001ws6

    2001ws6 last of the v8 interceptors

    Welcome aboard! Nice looking ride! :cool:
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  9. Dragdoc

    Dragdoc Well-Known Member

    Welcome from Crystal Lake, IL
  10. IlliniGSX

    IlliniGSX GSX #401

    Welcome from Taylorville IL, Where are you located?
  11. Mmolleck

    Mmolleck Member

    I’m in Chillicothe,IL...about 15 mins north or Peoria
  12. Donuts & Peelouts

    Donuts & Peelouts Life's 2 Short. Live like it.

    So the Pontiac i6 and Chevy i6 were no comparison?
  13. ajesh35

    ajesh35 Well-Known Member

    Welcome fron Glenview IL
  14. Brad Conley

    Brad Conley Super Moderator Staff Member

    Nope. No more so than the Buick 455 vs the Pontiac 455.
  15. thebuick

    thebuick Well-Known Member

    welcome sweet ride
  16. IlliniGSX

    IlliniGSX GSX #401

  17. Brad Conley

    Brad Conley Super Moderator Staff Member

    To put my posts back on topic, welcome from Central Ohio with an Illinois connection. My daughter works at HSHS St Johns hospital in Springfield as a Sonographer (ultrasound). She's been out there for 3 years but is ready to move back to central Ohio and, I hope, will do so around Thanksgiving. If you are ever in the central Ohio area, you are more than welcome to stop in and visit the Buick Barn.
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  18. Mmolleck

    Mmolleck Member

    No I’ve never been down there for that. I’ll have to check it out next time wasn’t friendly to us this weekend
  19. Mmolleck

    Mmolleck Member

    Thank you, I hope your daughter is able to move back in time for the holidays
  20. thegrants

    thegrants Member

    welcome, fellow buick fan (65 gs convetible from quincy)

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