Brad Conley

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  1. I concur. I would strongly advise you to use what you have now, so long as it is correct for your application. The biggest mistakes people make is: 1) using an aftermarket part when the OEM part was designed by people that actually know what they are doing ( ie-Holley vs Quadrajet) and buying a rebuilt part from a giant wholesaler (Auto Zone comes to mind) that was rebuilt using a mishmash of wrong parts. Lamar, the three rebuilders you listed will all do an excellent job for you.
  2. Might I suggest a Quadrajet specialist? I've used Mark Northcut at Quadrajet Power for 4 rebuilds so far. https://quadrajetpower.com . Great guy and a Buick owner!
  3. Kinda like those Pontiac's of the mid-80's, the 6000's? First time I saw one the LE model's name badge read GOOOLE to me...
  4. Here's a link to the, somewhat correct, hubcaps you need. They are missing the center medallion, but those can be found. $25 a pop. Worth a look! https://buyusedhubcaps.com/home/shop/13-inch-wheel-hubcaps/hubcaps-for-13-inch-buick-wheels/13-inch-buick-hubcaps-1975-thru-1981/hubcap-c13buic1975_5/
  5. Sadly I had to cover them up with metal. They were turning to powder and not keeping any weather out at all. I was afraid a gust of wind would blow down the building, so made the tough decision. The barn is over 100 years old (about 130, we're guessing) and those are the original board siding.
  6. Here's my 75. Same color and most options as my first one had. 4 speed too!
  7. There are a few forums for H bodies (Vega/Astre) and H-Special bodies (Skyhawk/Starfire/Monza/Sunbird) and several Facebook pages also. The Facebook pages seem to be more active and forums such as this one or V8Buick.com. The first couple of years Skyhawks were produced in Ste Therese but production shifted to Lordstown, OH which was recently closed. Ste Therese was closed and torn down several years ago and the site redeveloped. As far as remaining Skyhawks, not many. I searched for 3 years for mine but I had narrowed my search to the first model year, 1975, to bring back memories of my first car, a 1975 Skyhawk. Most turned to dust as the tin worm ate them up. Rust was a pretty severe problem for them as it was for many vehicle's built in the 1970's.
  8. If the women don't find you handsome they should at least find you handy.....
  9. A Red Green handyman’s special.
  10. I had one....1981 Skylark 2dr v6. Total piece of crap that should have never been released.
  11. Excellent news!!!!! Those caps are few and far between as are most things Skyhawk. Well worth going back that direction.
  12. This one looks better than what you have. Could probably remove the wording stickers, paint it and be back to "normal". https://www.ebay.com/p/Stant-G-713-Fuel-Tank-Cap/188788085?iid=153461728239
  13. You may want to contact Clyde Biagi. He's big in the H-special world and may have or have a lead on a replacement fuel cap. You can find him on Facebook by searching his name. Good guy.
  14. The biggest issue with a dual exhaust is procuring a double hump transmission crossmember.