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New here with a 86 buick skyhawk t type
Tuesday, April 26, 2016 8:01 AM
I'm new on here and I got a 86 buick skyhawk t type hatch 5-speed. This is an original California car I have all the paperwork leading from the original owner all the way up to me have the original owners manual and build sheet from the factory everything on this car is still original and any parts that were replaced the originals were kept.
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Re: New here with a 86 buick skyhawk t type
Tuesday, April 26, 2016 9:38 AM
Welcome, that is sweet!


86 Skyhawk wagon 1.8SOHC 93 Sunbird two door 2.0SOHC 93 Sunbird four door 2.0SOHC
Re: New here with a 86 buick skyhawk t type
Tuesday, April 26, 2016 1:12 PM
Great find!
Re: New here with a 86 buick skyhawk t type
Tuesday, April 26, 2016 1:12 PM
Welcome Aboard Greg!!


Amazing find! Rare right down to those Louvers! I bet Motorman377 would get a kick outta seeing this.

I can't get over how clean this veteran is - of course it is a Cali-Car though. Makes one wonder what other gems might be hiding around there!!

What else can one say........Time Machine? Thanks for sharing!



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Re: New here with a 86 buick skyhawk t type
Tuesday, April 26, 2016 6:08 PM
Here is some more pics
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Re: New here with a 86 buick skyhawk t type
Tuesday, April 26, 2016 6:49 PM
Haha another Skyhawk, I see more on here in two days than anywhere else in six months lol.

Love your car Greg, and especially how different it is from mine. Goes to show Skyhawk could go from downright sporty (I'm sure yours must fly because these things don't weigh much) to a boulevard cruiser / old-lady special like mine. Louvers are so 1980s too, I'd love to see the interior and your gauge cluster too!
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Re: New here with a 86 buick skyhawk t type
Tuesday, April 26, 2016 6:58 PM
Nice looking car and love that t-type hood!





Re: New here with a 86 buick skyhawk t type
Wednesday, April 27, 2016 3:25 PM
Thanks for the interior pic, sweet car!! :-)
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Re: New here with a 86 buick skyhawk t type
Wednesday, April 27, 2016 3:37 PM
Oh and I meant to ask since you have flip-down headlights, do they work well or are a little temperamental like mine? It's impossible to find the spare parts it seems...
Re: New here with a 86 buick skyhawk t type
Wednesday, April 27, 2016 9:06 PM
No they both still work I just fix the driver's side the bracket was broke for the motor and replace that now both work fine
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Re: New here with a 86 buick skyhawk t type
Wednesday, April 27, 2016 9:11 PM
I forgot to say if you do need some spare parts for the driver side I have plenty and I have two spare Motors

Re: New here with a 86 buick skyhawk t type
Thursday, April 28, 2016 4:19 AM
Hey thanks for the offer! So far the passenger side is the one that gives me trouble. But while the motor may be a little tired by now, I think the first problem is with the hinges that connect the motor to the cover. I'll have to take a closer look when I come back from vacation but symptoms point to that...
Re: New here with a 86 buick skyhawk t type
Thursday, April 28, 2016 1:15 PM
Greg - how long have you owned it?

You should definitely post shots of the interior and engine compartment!
Re: New here with a 86 buick skyhawk t type
Thursday, April 28, 2016 3:46 PM
Gorgeous Gregg! This is exactly what I've been looking for! Any chance you'd be willing to part with it?

Jordon
Re: New here with a 86 buick skyhawk t type
Thursday, April 28, 2016 5:44 PM
A little treat from my friend TestDriveJunkie!

http://testdrivejunkie.com/1987-buick-t-type-manufacturer-promo/
Re: New here with a 86 buick skyhawk t type
Thursday, April 28, 2016 8:36 PM
Nice find and if you have any mechanical issue's or questions just ask!!!



Re: New here with a 86 buick skyhawk t type
Thursday, April 28, 2016 9:02 PM
Here's a pic of the engine bay
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Re: New here with a 86 buick skyhawk t type
Thursday, April 28, 2016 9:04 PM
Post some pictures of the interior tomorrow
Re: New here with a 86 buick skyhawk t type
Friday, April 29, 2016 4:31 AM
So ... what happened to the turbo?


86 Skyhawk wagon 1.8SOHC 93 Sunbird two door 2.0SOHC 93 Sunbird four door 2.0SOHC
Re: New here with a 86 buick skyhawk t type
Friday, April 29, 2016 11:13 AM
drivesa5 wrote:

So ... what happened to the turbo?

The turbo engine was an option on T-type's, not standard.

Greg if you haven't seen this before Dealer Brochure for the 1986 Skyhawk








Re: New here with a 86 buick skyhawk t type
Friday, April 29, 2016 11:31 AM
Wow I did not realize that! Interesting. I just assumed they were, probably because I think all Regal T-Types were turbo.


86 Skyhawk wagon 1.8SOHC 93 Sunbird two door 2.0SOHC 93 Sunbird four door 2.0SOHC

Re: New here with a 86 buick skyhawk t type
Friday, April 29, 2016 11:49 AM
So was the turbo always an option on T Types or only an option after a certain year? My perception was that only from 1986 on was turbo an option, but I'm not sure.
Re: New here with a 86 buick skyhawk t type
Friday, April 29, 2016 4:26 PM
Nice Car!




Re: New here with a 86 buick skyhawk t type
Friday, April 29, 2016 11:47 PM
drivesa5 wrote:

Wow I did not realize that! Interesting. I just assumed they were, probably because I think all Regal T-Types were turbo.

No, they were not. Ttype and RegalT were made with V8 as well.
Re: New here with a 86 buick skyhawk t type
Friday, May 20, 2016 11:13 AM
I think the first gen T-types are my favorite J-bodies - ever. Yours is exceptionally clean.


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