New to forum, upstate New York

Discussion in 'Wet behind the ears??' started by JohnnyS, Sep 20, 2022.

  1. JohnnyS

    JohnnyS New Member

    Hi. I’m slowly getting back into the Buick V8 thing after a long hiatus. This forum seems great. Helpful, knowledgeable people.

    So I am starting a sbb 350 build and was wondering if anyone knows a good machine shop in upstate New York - Hudson Valley/Capital District?

    Thank you.
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  2. sean Buick 76

    sean Buick 76 Buick Nut

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  3. Dano

    Dano Platinum Level Contributor

    Welcome. We need more in the 350 contingent. What car is it going into?
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  4. pbr400

    pbr400 68GS400

    Welcome from Georgia!
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  5. JohnnyS

    JohnnyS New Member


    You’re going to think I am nuts but no car yet. I have two salvageable 350s in my garage. My father’s a retired heavy equipment mechanic by trade and lifelong Buick lover (as was my grandfather) and I want a father/son project before he gets too old. We built a 71 Skylark 350 (my teenage car) and I love SBBs. I’m saving for hopefully another 68-72 Skylark.

    If I only had the cars I sold off while in college (69GS 400, 69 Skylark, 71 Skylark, 80 Regal)!
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  6. chiefsb30

    chiefsb30 Gold Level Contributor

    Welcome from Pa!
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  7. gsfred

    gsfred Founders Club Member

    Welcome from the Hudson Valley.
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  8. FLGS400

    FLGS400 Gold Level Contributor

    Welcome from Florida!

    Always like to read about the father-son projects.
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  9. TommyV

    TommyV Well-Known Member

    Welcome from Colonie, NY! 71 Skylark here
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  10. DaWildcat

    DaWildcat Platinum Level Contributor

    And welcome from just north of Detroit, MI USA.

    No worries, we're all nuts.

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  11. Buickwagon

    Buickwagon Wagon's Rule!

    Welcome from the Albany area.

    For a machine shop you can trust, contact Gary Askins at the Napa in Saratoga Springs, NY. Gary has been doing the machine work on all of my Buick engines since the late 1990's, including a couple of 350s. I have always assembled them myself but he can do the whole thing if you prefer. He is one of those guys that hates having someone's engine sitting in his shop for months so if he has everything he needs, he will get it done in weeks, not months. He recently finished the machining on my TA aluminum block that will be going together this winter. Feel free to PM me with any questions. And tell Gary I sent you.
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  12. mitch28

    mitch28 Well-Known Member

    Welcome!! Grew up in Syracuse nursing a 1972 Electra in MA! Good luck with your project.
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  13. JohnnyS

    JohnnyS New Member

    Thank you! That’s exactly the kind of lead I was hoping for. I will look him up for sure. It’s especially good that he has experience with Buicks. And good luck with your project.
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  14. JohnnyS

    JohnnyS New Member

    Thank you everyone. I’ll post progress and look forward to seeing your builds. Amazing wealth of info and inspiration in these forums.
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  15. 69 RIV

    69 RIV Well-Known Member

    Welcome! The folks here are great and I have been given fantastic support.
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