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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Sep 2005

    Default Specs 1972 Buick Skylark 350ci

    How's it going? Can anyone tell me what the factory specs are for a 1972 Buick Skylark? How much HP? Thank You

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Lawrenceburg TN


    4bbl motor should be around 195 hp @ 4000 RPM.
    Eddie Culp
    70 GSX 455 Stg. 1 4sp. (clone)
    71 GSX 350 auto (clone)
    66 skylark 340 4bbl. (sold )
    72 skylark (in cloning process)
    67 Evinrude Sportsman 225 odd-fire v6
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    GSCA #1729

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Windsor Ontario


    with dual exhausts also.
    1972 GS 350 ht #s
    2008 Astra XR 3 door
    2011 Chevy Cruze

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Medina, O.

    Default 350 Cid V8

    In 1972 the 2bbl motor was rated at about 155 HP
    the 4bbl was rated at 175 HP

    In 1970 before the change in how HP was measured
    the ratings were 225 and 250 as noted above.
    "More than most....less than some"

    1972 Buick Skylark 350 Sport Coupe
    Antique Gold/Saddle vinyl interior
    I am the original owner...
    bought new at BARRY BUICK, Inc.,
    Lakewood, O. 7/5/72
    now showing 149,240 miles
    "40th Anniversary 2012"

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Feb 2002


    Sounds like Buick was more honest than most in advertising the real drop in horsepower from 1970 to 1971 with the change to low compression. Or was the 1970 number overstated?

    I could never believe the 71 Olds 442 W30 numbers having driven both them and 1970 W30's. Must have been more than horsepower involved there. Small blocks seem to respond better to increases in compression. Big blocks don't seem to need it.
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