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    I need still to finish detailing the engine compartment, I have the whole air cleaner assy, breather, heat riser assy etc. as well as the original valve covers. Those MT Super Scavengers sound awesome through the walker dynomax muffs but man those suckers generate some serious egg frying heat. I will be doing some strategic header wrapping in the days ahead.

    "Sometimes the place to be is right where you are"

    Ken Mild
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    12.90 @108.45mph - Open diff. / 3.08 / BFG T/A's
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9JjGIo3V40E

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    Also, if anyone has the correct part number for a set of plug wires for this sucker I would appreciate it. The ones I was given I could swear are for a 350. The number 8 wire BARELY reaches. I don't even have them routed right yet. I have that one stretched right accross the top of the engine and it still barely reaches.
    "Sometimes the place to be is right where you are"

    Ken Mild
    Proud member of The Stepchild Nation
    69 GS400; 462ci; 430hp, 530lb.ft.
    12.90 @108.45mph - Open diff. / 3.08 / BFG T/A's
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9JjGIo3V40E

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    Ken,

    You should put the '68/69 style valve covers on the motor with the 400-4V decals to give it that stock '69 look

    The car looks good...

    Evolution does not necessarily reward intelligence.
    With no natural predators to thin the herd...
    it began to simply reward those who reproduced the most...
    and left the intelligent to become an endangered species




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    I definitely plan on it Mike. I have the NOS valve cover decals.

    I also have the original 400 Valve covers from my 400 that I am going to sandblast and repaint. I forgot to mention I have a set of nicer looking Buick Ralleys and 4 new correct center caps too. There's not much I don't have for this car. I just need a friggin back seat still. Getting a back seat has proven to be as difficult to get as a nice decklid lip molding. Who the hell would have guessed? I thought rear seats were a dime a dozen.
    "Sometimes the place to be is right where you are"

    Ken Mild
    Proud member of The Stepchild Nation
    69 GS400; 462ci; 430hp, 530lb.ft.
    12.90 @108.45mph - Open diff. / 3.08 / BFG T/A's
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9JjGIo3V40E

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    On second thought, keep the current valve covers and sell me the NOS decals
    Evolution does not necessarily reward intelligence.
    With no natural predators to thin the herd...
    it began to simply reward those who reproduced the most...
    and left the intelligent to become an endangered species




    31 year 68/69 STEPCHILD NATION member.

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    Default Skymangs's car

    Quote Originally Posted by 45569Skylark
    This is my 69 Skylark. I picked it up Superbowl sunday 2005. It has a 71 455,posi rear end and alot of rust. Hopefully one day it will look like skymangss car.

    Jim
    Thanks Jim.... Speaking of which, here it is all buffed out, beautiful and mostly assembled
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    skyman

    Driving a 12 second Honda is a lot like coming out of the closet... At first you'll suprise a lot of people, but in the end you're still Gay!

    Past Buicks:
    64 Riv, 64 lesabre 2 dr, 67 Riv GS, 67 Skylark
    68 Skylark, 69 "Slylark", 71 Skylark (2), 72 Skylark (2), 72 GS350,
    87 Regal T-type

    Current Buick: "I'm in the market... as it were."

    Other Stuff: 47 Chevy pickup, 53 Packard Coupe, 65 Corvair vert, 71 Scout crawler, and 61 Coupe Deville

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    Talking more

    Look ma' no handles!
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    skyman

    Driving a 12 second Honda is a lot like coming out of the closet... At first you'll suprise a lot of people, but in the end you're still Gay!

    Past Buicks:
    64 Riv, 64 lesabre 2 dr, 67 Riv GS, 67 Skylark
    68 Skylark, 69 "Slylark", 71 Skylark (2), 72 Skylark (2), 72 GS350,
    87 Regal T-type

    Current Buick: "I'm in the market... as it were."

    Other Stuff: 47 Chevy pickup, 53 Packard Coupe, 65 Corvair vert, 71 Scout crawler, and 61 Coupe Deville

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    Cool Last one

    Last one
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    skyman

    Driving a 12 second Honda is a lot like coming out of the closet... At first you'll suprise a lot of people, but in the end you're still Gay!

    Past Buicks:
    64 Riv, 64 lesabre 2 dr, 67 Riv GS, 67 Skylark
    68 Skylark, 69 "Slylark", 71 Skylark (2), 72 Skylark (2), 72 GS350,
    87 Regal T-type

    Current Buick: "I'm in the market... as it were."

    Other Stuff: 47 Chevy pickup, 53 Packard Coupe, 65 Corvair vert, 71 Scout crawler, and 61 Coupe Deville

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    Hey Skyman
    Thats one of the Baddest looking Skylarks I have seen in a long time!!
    I like those mustang wheels!! The bolt pattern seems to work and look great!
    The no door handle action is just cool.
    Thanks for sharing!!! Whats under the hood?? Share any specs??
    Nick White
    69 Skylark 500cu in/200r4/355eaton12bolt.
    72 LeSabre 355/200r4/342s cruiser.
    70GS455 convert in progress.

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    Hey skymangs,

    i send you a pm
    question about your shave door handles

    thanks

    Marvin
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    1970 Skylark V8-350 - SOLD!
    1965 sportwagon - 455 with a 350trans

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    Thumbs up Holyfreakin'Toledo!

    Skymangs...Uh....
    George Henderson

    Proud 36 year member of the 1968/69 BUICK STEPCHILD NATION

    1969 GS350 awaiting resurrection "The Screaming Yellow Zonker"

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    1969 Skylark Custom, My first car, "The Blue Bomb"
    1970 GS350
    1970 GS350
    1965 Skylark Coupe

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    on a web site that is predominately occupied by purists and restorers, there are very few modified cars that dont bring out the ire of someone for being too gaudy. this car is NOT gaudy! this is one of the best looking modifieds i have ever seen!! if, when you are done with this car, it doesnt make the cover of an enthusiest magazine, i would be very much suprised. can you tell i really like the look of your car, skymangs?
    rob tabish
    69 skylark 350/2bbl [gone but not forgotten]
    81 honda CB900 custom [slightly modified]
    81 honda CB900F [really modified]
    77 El Camino 350/4bbl [cruck]
    and a whole bunch of junk!!

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    Darth Vader, your car is ready!

    Kick ass job Skymangs!!!
    Jim Pfannenstiel
    36 year 68/69 STEPCHILD NATION member.
    69 Skylark '430 Stage 1'
    Ex 69 GS California


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    Heres my 68 Ive only had it about 3 weeks My very first car was a 68 skylark I forgot how much I missed it.
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    Default Small Buick World

    Quote Originally Posted by James P
    Darth Vader, your car is ready!

    Kick ass job Skymangs!!!
    Jim,

    Do you want to know something ironic about what you posted? When the GNX came out Car and Driver did a review of it, and on the cover of the magazine was "Buick GNX. Darth Vader, your car is ready". Pretty crazy, huh?
    George Henderson

    Proud 36 year member of the 1968/69 BUICK STEPCHILD NATION

    1969 GS350 awaiting resurrection "The Screaming Yellow Zonker"

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    1969 Skylark Custom, My first car, "The Blue Bomb"
    1970 GS350
    1970 GS350
    1965 Skylark Coupe

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    Quote Originally Posted by glen roberts
    Heres my 68 Ive only had it about 3 weeks My very first car was a 68 skylark I forgot how much I missed it.
    Nice ride Glen!
    George Henderson

    Proud 36 year member of the 1968/69 BUICK STEPCHILD NATION

    1969 GS350 awaiting resurrection "The Screaming Yellow Zonker"

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    1969 Skylark Custom, My first car, "The Blue Bomb"
    1970 GS350
    1970 GS350
    1965 Skylark Coupe

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    Thanks George

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    Quote Originally Posted by nickwhite
    Hey Skyman
    Thats one of the Baddest looking Skylarks I have seen in a long time!!
    I like those mustang wheels!! The bolt pattern seems to work and look great!
    The no door handle action is just cool.
    Thanks for sharing!!! Whats under the hood?? Share any specs??
    Nick White
    69 Skylark 500cu in/200r4/355eaton12bolt.
    72 LeSabre 355/200r4/342s cruiser.
    70GS455 convert in progress.
    Thanks Nick, I've been working hard on this thing for two years now. Right now The car has no wiring, no door panels, radiator, headers, etc. It is still some $$$ from being on the road. She will run (once I finish getting it together) A 494 Stroker, with 9.3:1 Ross slugs, Postons 113 cam, PAE's Block girdle/aluminum pan. On top I am cooking up a Mulit-point Fuel injection setup, and an intercooled Garrett T4-TO4R turbo. Trans is a Raptor 200-R4 w/ 2400 stall. Rear is Just a good old 8.2 BOP, but has Richmond centersection and strange axles. I also intend to pick up one of those "ultimate rear end braces" in the attempt to keep the whole thing from flying apart! Hopefully it will hit the mark at around 725rwhp, If my planning is correct, w 3.90 gears I should be hitting the 18mpg range if I'm nice to it?

    Thanks for the compliment.
    Skyman
    skyman

    Driving a 12 second Honda is a lot like coming out of the closet... At first you'll suprise a lot of people, but in the end you're still Gay!

    Past Buicks:
    64 Riv, 64 lesabre 2 dr, 67 Riv GS, 67 Skylark
    68 Skylark, 69 "Slylark", 71 Skylark (2), 72 Skylark (2), 72 GS350,
    87 Regal T-type

    Current Buick: "I'm in the market... as it were."

    Other Stuff: 47 Chevy pickup, 53 Packard Coupe, 65 Corvair vert, 71 Scout crawler, and 61 Coupe Deville

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    Quote Originally Posted by rtabish
    on a web site that is predominately occupied by purists and restorers, there are very few modified cars that dont bring out the ire of someone for being too gaudy. this car is NOT gaudy! this is one of the best looking modifieds i have ever seen!! if, when you are done with this car, it doesnt make the cover of an enthusiest magazine, i would be very much suprised. can you tell i really like the look of your car, skymangs?
    Wow, thanks guys. This forum has really been what kept me motivated, and in fact helped me solidify all the plans for this thing. You guys are the best. Now, all I need to do is get it running in time for Buick Nationals next summer and I'll be set!
    Skyman
    skyman

    Driving a 12 second Honda is a lot like coming out of the closet... At first you'll suprise a lot of people, but in the end you're still Gay!

    Past Buicks:
    64 Riv, 64 lesabre 2 dr, 67 Riv GS, 67 Skylark
    68 Skylark, 69 "Slylark", 71 Skylark (2), 72 Skylark (2), 72 GS350,
    87 Regal T-type

    Current Buick: "I'm in the market... as it were."

    Other Stuff: 47 Chevy pickup, 53 Packard Coupe, 65 Corvair vert, 71 Scout crawler, and 61 Coupe Deville

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    Default A nare-nodda buick

    What the heck, here's a pic of my old 68, now owned by someone in Ohio. (we're hurting on pics anyway)
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    skyman

    Driving a 12 second Honda is a lot like coming out of the closet... At first you'll suprise a lot of people, but in the end you're still Gay!

    Past Buicks:
    64 Riv, 64 lesabre 2 dr, 67 Riv GS, 67 Skylark
    68 Skylark, 69 "Slylark", 71 Skylark (2), 72 Skylark (2), 72 GS350,
    87 Regal T-type

    Current Buick: "I'm in the market... as it were."

    Other Stuff: 47 Chevy pickup, 53 Packard Coupe, 65 Corvair vert, 71 Scout crawler, and 61 Coupe Deville

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    last one
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    skyman

    Driving a 12 second Honda is a lot like coming out of the closet... At first you'll suprise a lot of people, but in the end you're still Gay!

    Past Buicks:
    64 Riv, 64 lesabre 2 dr, 67 Riv GS, 67 Skylark
    68 Skylark, 69 "Slylark", 71 Skylark (2), 72 Skylark (2), 72 GS350,
    87 Regal T-type

    Current Buick: "I'm in the market... as it were."

    Other Stuff: 47 Chevy pickup, 53 Packard Coupe, 65 Corvair vert, 71 Scout crawler, and 61 Coupe Deville

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    Skyman,

    Thanks for reposting those pics...beautiful! When you have time, could you post the specs on that car...engine, tranny, wheel/tire size etc. I'm particularly curious about what you did for lowering.
    George Henderson

    Proud 36 year member of the 1968/69 BUICK STEPCHILD NATION

    1969 GS350 awaiting resurrection "The Screaming Yellow Zonker"

    Previous
    1969 Skylark Custom, My first car, "The Blue Bomb"
    1970 GS350
    1970 GS350
    1965 Skylark Coupe

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1969GS350
    Skyman,

    Thanks for reposting those pics...beautiful! When you have time, could you post the specs on that car...engine, tranny, wheel/tire size etc. I'm particularly curious about what you did for lowering.
    Sure, Car had a 350 out of a 71 GS w/T350 B&M trans. Normal goodies. I actually cut 1.5 coils out of the front stock springs (which made the ride a little rougher). The rears are two inch drops from OPGI. I had intended to use the 2" drop springs in front, but they just didn't have the "Rake". If you intend to drive your car daily, I wouldn't go quite that low. I had to take speed bumps at a 45deg. angle.
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    skyman

    Driving a 12 second Honda is a lot like coming out of the closet... At first you'll suprise a lot of people, but in the end you're still Gay!

    Past Buicks:
    64 Riv, 64 lesabre 2 dr, 67 Riv GS, 67 Skylark
    68 Skylark, 69 "Slylark", 71 Skylark (2), 72 Skylark (2), 72 GS350,
    87 Regal T-type

    Current Buick: "I'm in the market... as it were."

    Other Stuff: 47 Chevy pickup, 53 Packard Coupe, 65 Corvair vert, 71 Scout crawler, and 61 Coupe Deville

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    This is about as low as it gets
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    skyman

    Driving a 12 second Honda is a lot like coming out of the closet... At first you'll suprise a lot of people, but in the end you're still Gay!

    Past Buicks:
    64 Riv, 64 lesabre 2 dr, 67 Riv GS, 67 Skylark
    68 Skylark, 69 "Slylark", 71 Skylark (2), 72 Skylark (2), 72 GS350,
    87 Regal T-type

    Current Buick: "I'm in the market... as it were."

    Other Stuff: 47 Chevy pickup, 53 Packard Coupe, 65 Corvair vert, 71 Scout crawler, and 61 Coupe Deville

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    Wheels are 17x8 w/ 4.5" b.s. Tires are Kuhmo XTSA 711's in 245/45R17 front and 255/45R17 rear. I didn't have any issues with tires rubbing at any speeds, or driving conditions (And I owned this car while I was stationed in Germany so it regurlarly saw 120+ mph on the Autobahn). Nothing like the look on a BMW drivers face when you blow by them at 130 or so!
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    skyman

    Driving a 12 second Honda is a lot like coming out of the closet... At first you'll suprise a lot of people, but in the end you're still Gay!

    Past Buicks:
    64 Riv, 64 lesabre 2 dr, 67 Riv GS, 67 Skylark
    68 Skylark, 69 "Slylark", 71 Skylark (2), 72 Skylark (2), 72 GS350,
    87 Regal T-type

    Current Buick: "I'm in the market... as it were."

    Other Stuff: 47 Chevy pickup, 53 Packard Coupe, 65 Corvair vert, 71 Scout crawler, and 61 Coupe Deville

 

 
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