Son of Kong.....coming soon?

Discussion in 'The "Pure" Stockers' started by Tom Miller, Jul 17, 2008.

  1. Jeff Mann

    Jeff Mann Well-Known Member

    Knocking down the 350HO is a pretty tall order but anything could be possible if you can hook that SBB torque.
     
  2. Dave H

    Dave H Well-Known Member

    Don't think that 12.80 was the 350HO, but Sawruk's tickling the 12's now. If he put that Custom S on a diet, he'd be there real quick.

    Is that Buick a 4 speed?
     
  3. Donny Brass

    Donny Brass 12 Second Club Member

    I was thinking Casey's 350........
     
  4. Don Harber

    Don Harber Well-Known Member

    Tom? Tom? Are you there buddy?
    What about the 14 x 7's I called you about Saturday nite?
    Is your wife screening your calls AGAIN?
    Call me or e-mail. Thanks Don:TU:
     
  5. Tom Miller

    Tom Miller Loch Ness Monster

    No Dave, a TH350. And Sawruk has run in the 12.80's now:shock:

    Sorry Don, I didn't get the message, so I just got done knocking her lights out.
    Give me a call.

    Tom
     
  6. Dave H

    Dave H Well-Known Member

    Gotcha. Didn't realize Jeff got it down that far. What does that car weigh with him in it?
     
  7. 442w30

    442w30 Well-Known Member

    Tom, I've got a question for ya . . . I thought the 315hp engine was in the GS 350? So why is your car a Skylark?
     
  8. Jeff Sawruk

    Jeff Sawruk Well-Known Member

    How much does it weigh? With a nearly empty fuel tank it weighs around 3,858 Lbs with me in it...that's why it's going on a diet this summer. Hopefully the Custom S will lose 40-50 Lbs by September :Brow:
     
  9. Dave H

    Dave H Well-Known Member

    Mine went up a lot when I started driving instead of Rob. :laugh:

    3909 with me in it lasat time I weighed it (Stanton). Have lost 20# since then (myself), so that's headed in the right direction now. Only took me 64 years to get that turned around. :laugh:

    So how you going to shave the weight? A/C? Power Steering? Power Brakes? plexiglas windows? Aluminum bumpers? hollow sway bars? Helium in the tires? :laugh:
     
  10. Tom Miller

    Tom Miller Loch Ness Monster

    Diego,
    Read this.......

    Now, wouldn't you really rather have a Buick?
     

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  11. Rich Johns

    Rich Johns Platinum Level Contributor

    Diego
    The hot high compression Buick 350 4 bbl motor was standard in a GS 350 car and was the top most powerful engine that could also be ordered in regular Skylark line.
    So yes ,a non GS Skylark with 315 horse Buick 350 4 bbl engine is rare and very much a sleeper.
    I found a 70 Skylark conv with this engine a couple years ago, nice car, and still with original owner.
     
  12. Doo Wop

    Doo Wop Where were you in '62?

    315 HP SP 350 was also available in a Sportwagon. Just for info.
     
  13. 442w30

    442w30 Well-Known Member

    Strange that engine would have overlap with 2+ models. Normally I would think the GS 350 engine would be proprietary to the GS 350. This was true for the previous two years, right?
     
  14. Doo Wop

    Doo Wop Where were you in '62?

    PP and RP 350s (280 HP) were available for all lines of Skylark including Wagons in '68 & '69 respectively.
     
  15. Rich Johns

    Rich Johns Platinum Level Contributor

    Diego
    This engine was optional in Skylarks and Skylark Sport wagons because buyers needed a 4bbl V8 engine option for the guy who was towing a trailer back in the day.
    Buick viewed it real GS 455 and GS Stage 1 cars as Gladiator Performance intermediate so that is why you could not 455 in regular Skylark.
    Speaking of Blurry line, look at what Pontiac built in 70-72.Tempest's Lemans's, GT-37's and Lemans GT's Lemans Wagons with Pontiac 400's to 455 HO's.
    This in part can be attributed that all Pontiac V8's are physically the same.
    Buick 350's are a true small Block and Buick 455's are true Bigblocks thus each require different engine mounts ,alternator PS brackets ,steering shafts est.
    Pontiac was not restricted, a 455 HO used everthing a Pontiac 350 did making optional engine choices easy.
     
  16. Jeff Sawruk

    Jeff Sawruk Well-Known Member

    I am switching over to manual steering (-30 Lbs), manual brakes (-9 Lbs) and plain steel wheels (-10 Lbs). Time to get wrenching!
     
  17. Dave H

    Dave H Well-Known Member

    Use G body wheels in place of the originals, they're quite a bit lighter. 14 or 15, 6 or 7 inch width....and the best part is they're cheap! That's of prime importance to the cheap bastards that own and drive Oldsmobiles. :laugh:
     
  18. Casey Marks

    Casey Marks Res Ipsa Loquitur

    Use the aluminum top plate for the manual box. I can build you one, by the way ........ :cool:
     
  19. Tom Miller

    Tom Miller Loch Ness Monster

    Re: Son of Kong.....getting closer

    Got some new shoes.
     

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  20. darrenkp

    darrenkp Love that Torque!

    One of my favorite colors......now all it needs is a white painted top.:TU:

    I declare first dibs when it goes on sale.:laugh:
     

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