Project HP 69 S/S Skylark

Discussion in 'Race 400/430/455' started by Graham, Feb 18, 2006.

  1. Buicks4Speed

    Buicks4Speed Advanced Member

    Soft tread...


    That is actually a good sign that the rubber is like that. The M/T Radials are the softest compound M/T uses. They are softer than the drag ET's. If you have a set that don't get that "shreaded" look then they are probably old and dried out.

    THey don't need a hard burn out. Just a quick 3 sec high-gear burnout is all they need. :TU:
     
  2. Dubuick

    Dubuick CMDR Racer

    those tires are great I know lots of guys in the 10's with them maybe even me if I get chance to mount them up....
     
  3. DEL

    DEL Well-Known Member

    Very cool looking car! Inside and out! Nice work!
     
  4. Snowbound

    Snowbound Well-Known Member

    Great looking car! Where do you plan on racing it? We just moved down from Fort Mac and are staying at Pigeon Lake for the summer until we get into our new house in Lacombe. I'm hoping to make it to the race track at Calmar a few times this summer (Bud Park or whatever they call it now)

    Hope to see you around. If you see a light green '66 Skylark around, that'll be me. It's nice to see some more Buicks around!

    Brian
     
  5. Graham

    Graham Registered User

    Thanks for the replys. Been laid up for a while sick and haven't been around.

    Thanks Brian.

    Your not that far away, I'm in Red Deer. Show & Cruise nights are on Thursday's downtown.

    Havent even seen another Buick A body in town yet. A couple 65 and 66's though. We'll have to get together soon.

    I plan on participating in the 100 footers coming up in Rimby, Lacombe and Innisfail this year with the 69.

    Did you hear that Rimby is building a new 1/4 mile track thats just about done? :TU: The oval is completed as well.

    Also, looking for a trailer to get it to Budwiser Raceway by Edmonton and Racecity Speedway in cowtown.

    I'll dig up the dates and post them in the events forum. Sent you a PM. :TU:
     
  6. Snowbound

    Snowbound Well-Known Member

    Hi Graham,

    I was planning on going to the Rimbey 100' drags. (as a spectator) My company sponsers the Rimbey Motorsports Park, so I can get tickets anytime. I'll introduce myself if I see you.

    I never knew they had an event in Lacombe. I hope I'm off that weekend!

    Never got a PM from you...? Maybe the system is down...

    Brian
     
  7. Graham

    Graham Registered User

    Thought I'd post a few pics of some work done this summer on the Machine.
    Tranny Cooler Installed:
     

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  8. Graham

    Graham Registered User

    Tranny Cooler other view:
     

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  9. Graham

    Graham Registered User

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  10. Graham

    Graham Registered User

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    Graham Registered User

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    Graham Registered User

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  16. Hector

    Hector '79 Buick Limited

    Beautiful car!! :3gears: :beer
     
  17. TimR

    TimR Nutcase at large

    Nice work :TU: .....looking forward to a ride one day.... BTW you let the plate numbers slip, kinda funny, too bad the middle one isn't a K, you'd get lots of reaction then!!! :laugh:
     
  18. Snowbound

    Snowbound Well-Known Member

    Tim, you don't want to ride with that maniac, trust me! :laugh:

    Maybe by next year the passenger seat will be installed so we don't have to ride in the back like Arab women. :Dou: :grin:

    Graham, how do you find so much time to post when you should be working?

    Any word from Derek on that '68 yet? I have been dealing on that '65 in Edmonton. Got him down to $1500, but still don't know if it's worth that much. Passenger quarter looks wasted, typical rust.....Would make an ideal bracket car though....... :3gears:

    Tried to call you today, but you must turn your cell off at work. I'll call Thursday or Friday.

    Brian
     
  19. TimR

    TimR Nutcase at large

    Oh yeah, I DO!!!!! I even bought diapers already!! :laugh: :laugh:
     
  20. Graham

    Graham Registered User

    Brian,:laugh: :laugh: No Kidding.
    Yea the 68 GS400 should be here soon. Have some interesting news, talk to you next week.

    Tim, anytime brother. :TU: We'll get together next summer in Calgary and make some vids. :Brow:

    Thanks Hector :)
     

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