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Operator/Instruction Manual - Page 14


1968 Buick Skylark Gran Sport


Engine Timing


     Set timing at 16 Deg. with motor idling.  I put a mark (Original Mark) on the 16 Deg. position to make it easier to see.

     There is another (2nd Mark) 1 3/4" clockwise from the 16 Deg. mark.  At 2500 RPM this mark should be at 6 Deg.


Engine Timing Log


     I first set timing at:   16 Deg. at idle  (Original Mark)

     2nd Mark: 8 Deg. at 2500 RPM         (2nd Mark)


     Reset 5/18/95 to:    14 Deg. at idle  (Original Mark)

     2nd Mark:  6 Deg. at 2500 RPM        (2nd Mark)


Notes for setting Timing


     Use leather gloves and 9/16" Box End wrench to loosen distributor.  Taking off air cleaner makes it easier to see. (Be careful not to gun engine with air cleaner off since back firing through the throttle body is a fire danger)



Shows What Alarm Zone was Tripped

 These Red LED's are located on the passenger side of the dash.


  This is my 1968 Buick Skylark Gran Sport.  I spent 8 years and 5000 hours on it and it turned out much better than I would have believed.  I have always liked a car with a stick not just because they might be faster but because when you drive a stick you feel the power of the car and are one with it.  The first car that I learned to drive on didn't have a synchromesh transmission, so you had to learn how to double clutch.  That's now a lost art and probably not necessary in most cases.  However it was and still is great fun to be able to control your vehicle manually.  The Buick is rough and loud by today's standards but nearly tearing your head off your shoulders is what makes a car like this exciting.  A V6 Buick Regal can turn in similar times in the quarter mile and pull as smooth as silk but where's the fun in that?  This is the only car I have ever driven that you can accidentally spin the wheels just because you pushed the accelerator down a 1/4 of an inch to far.  Although this car is built for drag racing with a safety Lakewood Bellhousing shielded gas lines etc. I have never raced it because I don't want to scratch the Candy Apple paint job.  It has a lot of chrome and less than 1000 miles on it since the restoration.  There's no rust anywhere even inside the panels and they are all painted Candy Apple Red.  Home   Clutch   Links   Picture1   Picture2   Picture3   Picture4   Picture5   Picture6   Picture7   Transmission   Operator/ Instruction Manual Page1   Page2   Page3   Page4   Page5   Page6   Page7   Page8   Page9   Page10   Page11   Page12   Page13   Page14   Photo Gallery   E-Mail