Brad Conley

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  1. Buicks at Country Classics

    There is a reason for this, you know....Too big and you can see too much.
  2. I just DON't like the picture of this Buick

    That is someone with too much time and a sawsall.....
  3. 2017 national meet photos

    My Mom had an identical '56 Super...lots of memories came welling up seeing that. Wish I were there to speak with the owner.
  4. 1964 Electra 225 2 Door Hardtop on CL- Southern MD

    Interesting choice of engines...at least it's a Buick. Modern seats too.
  5. 1956 Stationwagon $2500 Oklahoma

    Nevada plates...much dryer than Oklahoma...
  6. 79 Buick Wagon, not mine

    Shouldn't this be in "Photos of Buick's I DON'T like"?
  7. Roberta, Per your post on ,V8Buick.com you stated the following: As said in way previous posts, there is no such thing as a Stage 3 block, I think the engine in the Blackhawk may have the TA Stage 3 heads on it as they tried to make it all out Buick, but didn't have the right components with the right techs to do the job, as "The Old Guy" said, we were there, and know the details, as do several others. The car has been reworked and if you look at the pics from Richmond, compared to the pics before it went to NM,you can see a great deal of work was done on cleaning up the engine compartment etc. The car doesn't get a great deal of on the road or racing action, but basically out of the Reliable Trailer out to the shows and back in the trailer. It's a show car, and that's all it will ever be, and hopefully will be for a long time. Maybe Buick/GM will take it in as something that could be a production car or at least a clone of a production car someday.Like this??? Roberta BPG# 1018, BCA #16798, GSCA #2598 Director -Michigan Buick Performance Club http://www.mi-buicks.com '68 GS350,4-sp, '68 GS400, 4-sp, Convt, P/S, 14.269 ET, 97.79 MPH, '70 GSX Stage 1, #14, 12.99 ET, 104MPH, Concours Gold Award in 2011 GS Nats, '70 Skylark Race Car - Broke, '86 GN, 14,853 miles, Senior Preservation Award in 2013 BCA Nats Show! '99 Buick Riviera Silver Arrow #12, 228K miles I was mistaken on Mike T at TA Performance building the engine, but TA Performance did supply many of the parts used.
  8. Pleasurizer opinion?

    LOL! At least we can all laugh about it! And Dave, I was meaning you as to starting it all..LOL!! Have a good day, my friends.
  9. Pleasurizer opinion?

    He started it!! Use your magic wand, Mr. Earl and prune this thread. If I had the wand, I would. Thank you for your patience.
  10. I have no personal knowledge of this particular car but have heard about it several times. It has been touted as a "Bobby Labonte" edition where in it was sold through his dealership back in the day. See: http://www.turbobuick.com/threads/labonte-edition.153529/ for a thread on this particular car and postings from the (then) owner.
  11. The car pictured is my car. I've owned it since 1978. It is the factory show car (Prototype) for the GSX series and sold to Len Immke Buick in Columbus, Ohio at the conclusion of its use by Buick. The photo depicted is my car, sitting on a turntable, at the 1970 New York International Auto Show. Mr. Immke owned many such show cars over the years, this is not the only one to "escape" into the wild. I have been involved with Performance Buick's all of my life (59 years and counting). While this may not be as many years as you have accumulated, I assure you I know of what I speak. I have spoke at length with Denny Manner, the powertrain engineer that developed the Stage 1, Stage 2 and the Stage "3" 4 bolt main block. Again, according to Denny, the Stage "3" 4 bolt main was only give to certain racers and NEVER AVAILABLE OVER THE COUNTER OR FACTORY ASSEMBLY LINE INSTALLED. It was, so to speak, a "Skunk works" project, completed during lunch hours in the Powertrain Engineering Department at Buick. This is direct from "the horse's mouth", so to speak. There were less than 10 of these Experimental Block's produced by Buick back in the day. I am not meaning to call you out, but you just can't believe everything you read on the internet. I know the statements I have presented to be factual and direct from the person's involved with the projects directly and not from Google. Again, you just can't rely on everything you see/read on the internet. Inaccurate information is presented as fact all the time. The sources you cite are inaccurate in both horsepower and torque including the "fact" they cite that the Stage 3 was produced and installed in the Buick Blackhawk Showcar by Buick. Nothing could be further from the truth. TA Performance, of Phoenix, AZ, designed and built the powertrain for for Blackhawk. Buick hired TA Performance to develop the powertrain for the Blackhawk. TA Performance built the engine and delivered it to the designer/builder of the Blackhawk...Buick just paid the bill. Those are the facts, from those involved with the various projects. Google is just an assimilation of various posts on the internet. You can never take anything Googled as fact.
  12. . Sorry. No such animal. Stage 1 was factory produced, Stage 2 was over the counter only. There were plans for a Stage 3, but the only thing that ever came of that was a few experimental blocks (4 bolt mains) produced. Never factory installed (either Stage 2 or Stage "3"). I happen to co-own (with Duane Heckman and Mark Reeves) one of the experimental 4 bolt main blocks that survives to this day. They were given to a select few racers back in the day, according to Denny Manner, the Buick Engineer that developed them. Still a real nice Chevy...my aunt had a 65 SS convertible. Aqua, white top and white guts. Beautiful car. Sadly, only a 283/powerglide.
  13. Beautiful Chevy. But one question. What is a Stage 3 Buick?
  14. 70 GS overflow tank

    That would actually be an A-body 1970 California emission (49 state was different), 1971-1972 all A-body, windshield washer bottle. Overflow was on the passenger side of the car, this is mounted on the driver's side.
  15. Has anyone been contacted by PPebbles re parts?

    I agree with Matt...this just reeks of scam.
  16. 1964 Buick Door Lock pull color?

    On my 64 Electra the knob pulls matched the interior color, Fawn in my case. I'm fairly certain the Riviera would be the same.
  17. Visited this collection today

    The real attraction at Hemi Hideout is the classic neon. I'd pay to see that, not so much the mopars...
  18. 2007 Buick Lucerne Wiring Issues

    Ain't nobody happy unless mama is happy.
  19. I just DON't like the picture of this Buick

    Interesting that the modifier of the body put all the passenger doors on the curb side of the vehicle, which makes sense if you think about it.
  20. FLINT, not as bad as it was!!!!

    I stand corrected.
  21. FLINT, not as bad as it was!!!!

    I dunno...ask Sid on his feelings....
  22. Headlights: sealed beam, Halogen, HID, LED???

    Exactly correct Willis. I ran E-Code Cibie's in everything I ever owned that would permit such. I owned a 2010 Subaru Outback for a while and while I couldn't install my Cibie's, I did upgrade the bulbs and installed a pair of driving lights (Cibie' Oscar+ clear driving) and also a set of Cibie' Super Oscar's. All were upgraded to 100 watt lamps, Don't ever leave your high beams on when I'm coming at you....
  23. Nailhead Dragster

    bass-akwards. Darn auto-correct!
  24. Nailhead Dragster

    Close Ed...Force through the EXHAUST valves, exhaust through the INTAKE valves. We knew what you meant... :-)
  25. 1960 Buick Electra

    Therein lies the problem. Usually they don't but there was one that did. Our local BMV registrar DID go out of business after numerous complaints about the lack of friendliness exhibited by the employees. In Ohio, the BMV (the one's that issue license plates and such) are politically appointed positions. While I generally don't care for political appointments, in this one case it worked out in the favor of the constituents. There were enough complaints that the "new Governor" gave the position to a different person and removed the previous person that was appointed by a previous administration. This isn't usually done, but I guess there was on exception in this one case :-). New registrar is doing a bang up business since now word has gotten out that they are new and they are nice. Folks use to go to another county to do their business with a different registrar, but now stay local. Sometimes, just sometimes, it does work out...