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66 Skylark Gran Sport engine color question


JohnD1956

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A fellow at the Cruise in tonite told me that not all 66 Skylark GS engines were red. Said he was a mechanic at a local Buick dealership at the time and the 400 (401) was green. Then Buick offered a performance version of the 401 which had a different cam, and used the q-jet carb for 345 hp. And that engine was painted red. Was wondering if anyone had some information to share on that?

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On 8/31/2022 at 11:50 PM, JohnD1956 said:

A fellow at the Cruise in tonite told me that not all 66 Skylark GS engines were red. Said he was a mechanic at a local Buick dealership at the time and the 400 (401) was green. Then Buick offered a performance version of the 401 which had a different cam, and used the q-jet carb for 345 hp. And that engine was painted red. Was wondering if anyone had some information to share on that?

A bit late but all 1966 SkylarkGS 401's were red, both the 325hp base and the optional 340hp Q-jet.

The 1965 SkylarkGS 401 was green only and the only engine in 65 was the 325hp.

Maby thats where the confusion is..

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