Here’s What Happens When a Retired Diesel Mechanic Builds a Twin-Turbo Buick

Discussion in 'High Tech for Old Iron' started by 70skylark350, Nov 25, 2017.

  1. 70skylark350

    70skylark350 Well-Known Member

  2. LARRY70GS

    LARRY70GS a.k.a. "THE WIZARD"

    It would have been a big deal if he had done that to a SBB.
  3. Smokey15

    Smokey15 So old that I use AARP bolts.

    Car looks nice, as does the 'engineering'. Only thing, body-wise, I would change is to keep a bit more of the chrome.
  4. sean Buick 76

    sean Buick 76 Buick Nut Staff Member

    He actually did do that to a Buick 350 back a few years ago but must have swapped to a SBC since. I will dig up pics he sent me through email years ago. He broke the Buick 350 block, then I never heard from him after that till this popped up. I am glad he kept the car boosted...

    "My 1964 Buick Skylark sports a Buick 350 with a turbo Garret turbocharger pirated off an international school bus. I hand fabricated the induction system and runs a tame 6 lbs of boost through the primaries only for cruising. But with the flip of a switch I can activate the boost operated secondaries and bring the boost limit up to 12 lbs. The car runs on pump gas with the aid of a boost operated alcohol/water injection system."

    On a related note:

    The new owner of my old car went to a 383 with twin turbos and sold me the Buick engine back, I think it is over 1000 HP now and he likes that he can get low cost parts and get them locally vs waiting for parts from across the country.

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    Last edited: Nov 29, 2017
  5. gscalifornia

    gscalifornia Small blocks rule!!

    I remember seeing that car years ago at a BPG picnic when it still had the Buick 350 in it! It was at a lake just south of St Paul, and it was also the first time I met Jim Weise.
  6. 84regalturbo

    84regalturbo Member

    What did you use for the headers?

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