Real Hot Rod '15 T Bucket Nailhead Powered
Built in 1961 in Fresno,Ca originally built with a Flathead Ford V8 a 55
Buick Nailhead 322 was installed in the 60's, car still has CA Black Plate
and is registered as a 1961 Special Construction.1940 Ford Rear Axle and
Spring with Welded on F1 shock mounts,40 Ford Juice Brakes,T89 B Borg
Warner 3 speedn transmission with open driveline conversion.
1955 Buick Century 322 Nail head First Start & Cam Break-in
This is the first start and cam break-in of my rebuilt 55 Buick Century 322
nail-head. The NOS fuel pump lasted about 2 minutes. The box fan I was
using to cool the engine was not giving enough airflow. I had to use the
industrial fan I use for painting. The carburetor that I rebuilt about 5
years ago has some idle jets plugged up. (I must not have gotten all the
gas out of it when I put it in storage) On the plus side, no oil/water
leaks and good oil pressure.
How to start a 1912 Cadillac
The 1912 Cadillac is the first automobile in the world to include a starter
motor. This is the procedure in starting one and driving away.
Hauling Hay with 1926 Ford Model TT 1 Ton Truck
Bringing in the hay with my 1926 Ford TT 1 ton truck. The truck has a New
Zealand 'Colonial' built cab and deck.
What use is a vintage truck if you can't use it?
12 December 2010
(I think over 60 bales of hay was the biggest load)
1955 Buick 322 Engine Pre-Lube
Giving the 322 Nailhead engine initial pre-lube before installing the
valley and valve covers. Need to make sure everything is getting oil. I
will pre-lube it again with a full 7 quarts of oil just before starting.
1963 Buick LeSabre 401 Nailhead 4 Speed Posi ROAD TEST
We test drive a factory built 1963 Buick LeSabre powered by the 401 4
barrel backed by a Borg Warner T-10 4 Speed and Positraction. Along with
other enthusiasts Celebrating the 100th birthday of the Baker Garage Buick
dealership, of Baker City, OR, we found this LeSabre 'in stock' and ready
for a drive...
CHUCKLES GARAGE "Strange Bird" Blown Buick Nailhead Powered 62 Falcon Gasser FIRST DRIVE!
This Is the Chuckles Garage "Strange Bird" 1962 Ford Falcon Futura A/GS
The car is powered by a Littlefield Supercharged 401 Buick Nailhead that
was originally in a 1960's drag boat. The motor sports a custom blower
manifold made here at the shop, custom pistons, custom rods, wild Comp cam,
Comp lifters, custom valve springs, custom hi-flow valves, mild port work,
custom pushrods, custom headers made in-house,vintage Weiand valve covers,
dual Buick Wildcat Rochester 4 Jets that were modified for use with the
blower with custom non-progressive linkage, Nicson front cover/engine
mount, custom motor plate, custom oil pan, and its backed by a built switch
pitch ST400 transmission that is from a 65 Riviera. Front suspension is a
Speedway straight axle kit with custom made two position shackles, and
custom panhard. Rear suspension is stock leaf springs with custom 66" long
heavy wall ladder bars. Rear axle is a Lincoln Versailles unit with 4.56
gears. Tires are Hurst Racing Super Cushions in the front, and Hurst 30x10
Piecrust slicks in the back. Wheels are Vintage American Racing Magnesium
spindle mounts up front (no front brakes) and vintage Shelby Cal 500's out
back. Seats are set back almost to the rear seat. Gauges are a Sun Super
tach, and vintage Stewart Warner oil, temp, amp. This is a period
exhibition car, so it will not conform to current NHRA spec. The car is
being built to the 1966 NHRA rule book. It has the maximum crank center
height of 25", and near the maximum amount of engine set back as well.
Maximum setback was determined by the wheelbase. You are allowed 10% of the
wheelbase measured from the axle centerline to the first sparkplug hole.
This engine is set back 10" The car sports a fUll .120 wall frame that will
be tied in to the .120 wall roll cage. It's very sturdy. All work on the
Strange bird is being done at Chuckles Garage.
Pontiac 350 - 350 Horsepower For Less Than $500.00
A short video describing the modifications done to the 65,000 original mile
Pontiac 350 engine in my 1975 Formula. Using heads, cam, pushrods, rocker
arms and an intake that I had laying around, this Pontiac 350 developed 353
horsepower and 385
lbs/ft of Torque, for less than $500.00 invested.
Shopping cart test stand 322 Buick nailhead
The Chevy rat truck has been sold. Now the next project is in work at my
buddies shop. A 1955 Buick special. The original engine was shot and he
picked up a bigger nail head from a firetruck. He made a quickie test stand
to see how it ran before deciding whether or not to use it.