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  1. #51
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    Default Re: My Resto Project

    Dan, your Skylark turned out great! Glad you decided to go with a tan color on the console. You have given the rest of us alot of inspiration with your project. Now get out there and enjoy it before the snow start falling!
    Later, Randy
    Randy & Kelley Sprague
    67 Riviera
    98 Riviera SC-SOLD to my daughter
    02 Silverado LS

    "Fast is only fun if you can do it more than once without dying in the process"

  2. #52
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    Default Re: My Resto Project

    thanks! ive been drivint the hell out of it, got about 400 miles on it already. it drives amazing with the 5 speed manual, i can easily keep up with traffic, and even have to down shift going up hills at 70 mph because the gearing is sooo low. i have been expecting bugs galore, but really haven't had any. itts like having a new car, even has a new car smell. a few things i need to still do, is update the dome light (put in the passanger side switch, and wire it like a new car with theater style lighting). and the stero is weak, going to update it too. and finish installing the remote trunk popper.
    Dan Lemyre
    75 skylark stage 2 455 (Bittersweet)
    2002 Trans am Ws6
    http://www.v8buick.com/showthread.php?t=181075

  3. #53
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    Default Re: My Resto Project

    What gearing are you running? I thought you said you had 3.73? I could effortlessly climb 6% grades in 5th at 70mph when I ran 3.23's (Q-jet and 4-pin HEI at the time with an isky .454 lift cam), and even now I pull ~10inHg vacuum (118 cam, EFI) with 3.70 gears at 70mph in O/D climbing the same grade.
    The Silver Buick- '77 Skylark coupe w/455, SPX, MegaSquirt 2 & TKO-600 (Drag Week 2011!), '72 Centurion Conv't - 455w/TH400, '67 T-bird 4Dr (suicide) w/428, MegaSquirt 1 & C6. '69 Firebird replaced, now building a Pontiac Turbo L6!

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    I'm just a regular guy that fuel injected an old Buick and Thunderbird.

  4. #54
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    Default Re: My Resto Project

    yes, im running 373's. it just feels sluggish climbing steep hills.
    Dan Lemyre
    75 skylark stage 2 455 (Bittersweet)
    2002 Trans am Ws6
    http://www.v8buick.com/showthread.php?t=181075

  5. #55
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    Default Re: My Resto Project

    I don't know what cam you are running, so maybe it's the low end there. Is that a single plane intake (SP1?)? With the carb that may be it too, I had a performer under the Q-jet. Now that you are driving it, play with the tune! Timing anyways

    Oh and congrats on driving it! The interior looks awesome, I may have to steal that console swap idea if I ever switch to bucket seats.
    The Silver Buick- '77 Skylark coupe w/455, SPX, MegaSquirt 2 & TKO-600 (Drag Week 2011!), '72 Centurion Conv't - 455w/TH400, '67 T-bird 4Dr (suicide) w/428, MegaSquirt 1 & C6. '69 Firebird replaced, now building a Pontiac Turbo L6!

    My Skylark thread
    http://www.v8buick.com/showthread.php?t=208168
    My Pontiac OHC Six thread.
    http://www.v8buick.com/showthread.php?t=219250

    I'm just a regular guy that fuel injected an old Buick and Thunderbird.

  6. #56
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    Default Re: My Resto Project

    didn't think of the SP (single plane) intake, and i think my 1050 is a little overkill , i am thinkng of switching to fuel injection also, eventually.
    Dan Lemyre
    75 skylark stage 2 455 (Bittersweet)
    2002 Trans am Ws6
    http://www.v8buick.com/showthread.php?t=181075

  7. #57
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    Default Re: My Resto Project

    Been doing some small chores on the buick. Added a led dome light from classic industries along with a passenger side switch and theather style relay so the light slowly turns off after the door is closed (like the newer cars). also finally recieved front lowe kick panels also from classic. they are nice pieces, but are made of ABS plastic instead of vinyl so they are a pain to install especially with the roll bars in the way. they come with a set of pioneer 6&1/2 speakers already installed
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    Dan Lemyre
    75 skylark stage 2 455 (Bittersweet)
    2002 Trans am Ws6
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  8. #58
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    Default Re: My Resto Project



    what kind of carpet did you use?
    tyler

    75 Skylark. 350. Auto. Stock. work in progress

  9. #59
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    I got mine from Classic industries during their %20 off sale. I used their "OER" authorizes molded carpet. part # 53149837 (i think)
    Dan Lemyre
    75 skylark stage 2 455 (Bittersweet)
    2002 Trans am Ws6
    http://www.v8buick.com/showthread.php?t=181075

  10. #60
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    Default Re: My Resto Project

    its nice. i need some carpet. it sucks being broke!
    tyler

    75 Skylark. 350. Auto. Stock. work in progress

  11. #61
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    Default Re: My Resto Project

    and to paint the inside.. what kinda paint did you use. and did you use only clear coat or anything
    tyler

    75 Skylark. 350. Auto. Stock. work in progress

  12. #62
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    Default Re: My Resto Project

    On classic do you just order the nova parts?
    Aaron

    1978 Buick Skylark 4 door(Whole Earth Brown) 231 v6 even-fire Auto

  13. #63
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    Default Re: My Resto Project

    yeah aaron, i just tell them i have a 75 "nova". dont tell them you have a skylark or they will refer you to the A body catalog.
    Dan Lemyre
    75 skylark stage 2 455 (Bittersweet)
    2002 Trans am Ws6
    http://www.v8buick.com/showthread.php?t=181075

  14. #64
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    Default Re: My Resto Project

    Thanks Dan, I've been trying to think of little things to do on mine during the winter, so car i have a list but haven't done anything. How much did you pay for your kicker panels? I looked under a '75 and a '78 and didn't see them on their list.
    Aaron

    1978 Buick Skylark 4 door(Whole Earth Brown) 231 v6 even-fire Auto

  15. #65
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    They called me about5 weeks ago and told me that they have the original style panels in (w/o speakers). they are part #9614815 for the left and 9614814 for the right. and go for 109.95 each. The ones I have (with the speakers) are K628 and go for 189.99 a pair. comes with pioneer speakers and sound prety good. if they are sold out (because they only make a few of these at a time) get put on the waiting list and they will call you when they become availiable. i am on line for a bunch of things and i get phone calls occasionally.
    Dan Lemyre
    75 skylark stage 2 455 (Bittersweet)
    2002 Trans am Ws6
    http://www.v8buick.com/showthread.php?t=181075

  16. #66
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    Default Re: My Resto Project

    looks great... nice Job!!! enjoy

  17. #67
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    Default Re: My Resto Project

    Minor updates have been made to the car during the winter. mainly upgrading the sound system and a few ammeneties.

    added small led lights to the door handles that come on at night with the headlights.


    added a new stero with i-pod attachment that will go in the glove box.


    and tweeters to the door panels. Still need to be "tweeked"
    Dan Lemyre
    75 skylark stage 2 455 (Bittersweet)
    2002 Trans am Ws6
    http://www.v8buick.com/showthread.php?t=181075

  18. #68
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    Default Re: My Resto Project

    Nice Buick,
    Its lucky to have owner like you.

  19. #69
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    Default Re: My Resto Project

    dan, are you coming to the puyallup show next weekend?
    Aaron

    1978 Buick Skylark 4 door(Whole Earth Brown) 231 v6 even-fire Auto

  20. #70
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    Default Re: My Resto Project

    Planning on it, hoping to be able to get out of work, how about you?
    Dan Lemyre
    75 skylark stage 2 455 (Bittersweet)
    2002 Trans am Ws6
    http://www.v8buick.com/showthread.php?t=181075

  21. #71
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    Thumbs up Re: My Resto Project

    Quote Originally Posted by wormwood View Post
    added newer "Halo" style halogen headlights:



    Hi Dan, what a beautifully car, I might "borrow" some of your ideas, But where on earth did you get your hands on these lights, (is it sealed or H4?) I have been looking for something like that for a looong time now.

    Brgds
    Brgds Dannie
    1968 Buick Wildcat Custom
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  22. #72
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    Default Re: My Resto Project

    I have them on my car too, you can find them on Amazon just search for Skylark Halos, they are not sealed.
    Aaron

    1978 Buick Skylark 4 door(Whole Earth Brown) 231 v6 even-fire Auto

  23. #73
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    Default Re: My Resto Project

    Quote Originally Posted by wormwood View Post
    Planning on it, hoping to be able to get out of work, how about you?
    I will be there! got everything sent in, this week is going to be spent on getting little things ready, hopefully this time we can park the X-Bodies by each other!
    Aaron

    1978 Buick Skylark 4 door(Whole Earth Brown) 231 v6 even-fire Auto

  24. #74
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    Default Re: My Resto Project

    Thanks for sharing your project. You had some great ideas (instrument panel and console) Great job!
    Gary


    1971 GS 455

  25. #75
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    Default Re: My Resto Project

    Quote Originally Posted by noraarm View Post
    I have them on my car too, you can find them on Amazon just search for Skylark Halos, they are not sealed.
    Tanx a lot mate, they are now on the way to Denmark.

    Brgds
    Brgds Dannie
    1968 Buick Wildcat Custom
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