Brad Conley

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  1. I hate auto-correct.... That's what I meant. Sorry for wrong direction.
  2. Encore = North Korea, Envision is produced in China. Neither of which will have the opportunity to grace my garage.
  3. No, that is definitely not a 1971-73 Riv frame/suspension. Parts may be, but it seems to be a combination of 1956 and parts of the Riv frame/suspension. Another thing noted in passing...at least sweep out the trunk before you take photos.
  4. Location? Judging by a phone number I could see in one of the photos, it looks like it could be New York.
  5. Sorry if I missed it, but your general location would be nice to know.
  6. Actually Ed, the 455 (and 400 and 430) Buick big blocks weigh less than the small block chevy. I'd be much more concerned about twisting the car in half than the weight on the front end, that is if you could ever get it to hook. If I am not mistaken, those years of Skylarks are unibodies. Careful where you cut for clearance. The flywheels will not interchange, to answer the OP's initial question. Anything can be made to work but at what cost.
  7. I would contact https://quadrajetpower.com Great people and are into Buick's.
  8. Link: https://www.ebay.com/itm/1954-Buick-Skylark/233280846673?hash=item36509f3b51:g:g8IAAOSwN6FdIVmi
  9. This is my best friends creation. Causes quite a stir wherever it goes.
  10. For some reason, the link does not work, at least for me, to the minutes.
  11. Buckets were an option and sometimes not even available on a GS. The VIN is your best ally as all GS's had a specific VIN that was different than a GS (there is 1 exception but not in the year's you are looking into).
  12. Yep, check out http://www.clearimageautomotive.com/chevy_impala_ss_tubular_transmission_cross_members.php Brand new and should bolt in when you give the proprietor the info on your set up.
  13. There was a mounting bracket that screwed into the floor and then the “box” attached to that bracket. They were simple brackets that many people either handmade a substitute or mounted the box itself to the floor sans any form of bracket.
  14. You would probably be able to sell several sets, especially gears in the 3.23-3.42:1 range.
  15. What he's talking about is a 9 3/8" rear end (size of ring gear) common on full size Buick's, Olds' etc in the mid 60's through mid 70's and not the ratio. A VERY strong rear axle used in most (all?) full size with big block engines. 350's most commonly used the 8.5" (ring gear) sized rear end in those full size cars equipped as such. There is zero aftermarket support for these rear ends and used/NOS parts are his only hope. The guy I mentioned above is his best chance for these parts.
  16. Monzaz (username) on V8Buick.com would be your only hope. That rear end is not supported by any aftermarket vendor.
  17. You do know why British drink warm beer, right ? Lucas also made refrigerators too!!!
  18. AKA THE 3 position switch....dim, flicker and off......
  19. B body = LeSabre & Wildcat C body - Electra E body - Riviera
  20. That exhaust is aftermarket too. Many cars have been converted to dual exhaust over the years and it this one looks to be no exception. Round rear side markers, no backup light in center of rear bumper, vent windows, etc all point to 1968 without exception.
  21. I just re-read your first post, convertible. Definitely a 1968.
  22. Unless that one has a pillar, ie: sedan, it is a 1968. GM intermediates lost the vent windows in 1969. The vent is definitely aftermarket. As stated above, round rear markers are round for 1968, square for 1969.
  23. Saw your reaction, Lamar. I know most of the others have a 2-3 month turn-a-round time. This is a winter down time project.
  24. When I checked a couple of years ago, Cliff was out two years. It may be different today, but when I called....