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Robbie
Robbie UltimaDork
6/17/19 2:27 p.m.

With the addition of the red Jag, the skylark has got to go (sad because I just got it up and going - but I'm moving on). Willing to let it go cheap to a GRMer. It looks better in pics than it does in person, haha. But the frame is absolutely solid. 

https://chicago.craigslist.org/sox/cto/d/flossmoor-1965-buick-skylark-sedan/6914160009.html

Stampie
Stampie PowerDork
6/17/19 2:34 p.m.

Damn northerners. All those pictures of rust free frame but no engine porn.

Robbie
Robbie UltimaDork
6/17/19 2:36 p.m.
Stampie said:

Damn northerners. All those pictures of rust free frame but no engine porn.

Pictures of this engine ain't porn, I can tell you that. 

Stampie
Stampie PowerDork
6/17/19 3:24 p.m.

In reply to Robbie :

To each their own. 

ClemSparks
ClemSparks UltimaDork
6/17/19 3:41 p.m.

Dang!  If I had cash on hand (for this sort of whimsical purchase) I might just buy it back from you.  

ClemSparks
ClemSparks UltimaDork
6/17/19 3:47 p.m.
Robbie said:
Stampie said:

Damn northerners. All those pictures of rust free frame but no engine porn.

Pictures of this engine ain't porn, I can tell you that. 

I have some that are...

Robbie
Robbie UltimaDork
6/17/19 3:50 p.m.

In reply to ClemSparks :

Haha, in 6 months when I'm still sitting on this you can make a low-ball offer.

Stampie
Stampie PowerDork
6/17/19 5:31 p.m.

In reply to ClemSparks :

I like that. 

Patrick
Patrick MegaDork
6/17/19 9:12 p.m.

Robbie, i dislike you right now.  

EvanB
EvanB MegaDork
6/18/19 8:09 a.m.
Patrick said:

Robbie, i dislike you right now.  

Same here. 

Robbie
Robbie UltimaDork
6/18/19 8:32 a.m.

Oh, I found some service history:

Robbie
Robbie UltimaDork
6/18/19 8:39 a.m.
Patrick said:

Robbie, i dislike you right now.  

Do you want the whole thing or just some parts? If my $5 Craigslist ad runs out and I still have it I could be talked into parting it out.

Robbie
Robbie UltimaDork
6/18/19 8:40 a.m.
EvanB said:
Patrick said:

Robbie, i dislike you right now.  

Same here. 

Same question

Indy-Guy
Indy-Guy UberDork
6/18/19 8:42 a.m.

In reply to Robbie :

I'd really like to have this one, It'd be a fun addition to the fleet.  However the timing is all wrong and I'm not willing to give up the Jag to purchase this.

GLWS.

EvanB
EvanB MegaDork
6/18/19 8:45 a.m.
Robbie said:
EvanB said:
Patrick said:

Robbie, i dislike you right now.  

Same here. 

Same question

I want the whole thing to cruise in and finally have a v8 project that I have been wanting for years. 

¯\_(ツ)_/¯
¯\_(ツ)_/¯ UberDork
6/18/19 9:07 a.m.

This seems like a fun gastropod entry.

In reply to EvanB :

Weren't you saying you wanted another Moto Guzzi too?  There's a Quota on ADVrider right now...

EvanB
EvanB MegaDork
6/18/19 9:08 a.m.
¯\_(ツ)_/¯ said:

This seems like a fun gastropod entry.

In reply to EvanB :

Weren't you saying you wanted another Moto Guzzi too?  There's a Quota on ADVrider right now...

Stop it. The Quota is one that I really want. 

Stampie
Stampie PowerDork
6/18/19 9:29 a.m.

In reply to Robbie :

No don’t part it.

 

Robbie
Robbie UltimaDork
6/18/19 2:38 p.m.
Stampie said:

In reply to Robbie :

No don’t part it.

 

I'd much rather not part it either...

Added some... Pics.... To the ad for you.

Stampie
Stampie PowerDork
6/18/19 4:05 p.m.

In reply to Robbie :

Just the air cleaner is worth it.  2bbl?  I have a desire to research this engine now. 

 

Robbie
Robbie UltimaDork
6/18/19 4:20 p.m.
Stampie said:

In reply to Robbie :

Just the air cleaner is worth it.  2bbl?  I have a desire to research this engine now. 

 

Yep, 2bbl. Was supposed to be rated at 210 hp and 310 ftlbs (that's where the wildcat 310 came from). It's a 300 ci v8. Very smooth and quiet. Now that I have the choke spring on the right way it starts really easily hot, cold, and in-between.

Apparently the higher spec option was simply a different intake manifold and a 4bbl which would bump the quoted power up to 250 hp or so.

Also interestingly, the 63 version was all aluminum. The 64 had aluminum heads, and this 65 has aluminum nothing. Apparently Buick knew it was the material of the future but they couldn't get the manufacturing right.

Patrick
Patrick MegaDork
6/18/19 7:51 p.m.

I just miss my rambler and having a rough around the edges 60’s v8 cruiser around.  

Dead_Sled
Dead_Sled Reader
6/18/19 8:19 p.m.
Robbie said:
Stampie said:

In reply to Robbie :

No don’t part it.

 

I'd much rather not part it either...

Added some... Pics.... To the ad for you.

Don't part this out, this is the last car I should be buying but if it comes to it I'll come pick it up without asking for permission.  SWMBO and I were just checking out the rear of a Skylark at power tour, so sexy.  

Stampie
Stampie PowerDork
6/18/19 8:38 p.m.

In reply to Dead_Sled :

You should buy it, LS swap it, put in a 8.8 rear end and let me take the leftovers for scrap metal prices. Just saying. 

Andy Neuman
Andy Neuman SuperDork
6/23/19 7:06 p.m.

Can’t wait to offer low in October and do a fly and drive to the challenge. 

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