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.
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.
BLOWN BUICK NAILHEAD
Here is our newest edition. A blown 438 Buick Nailhead. HP cam, stainless
valves, hardened intake/Exhaust seats,
Competition cams Big block chevy dual valve springs (pockets were opened to
accept them) ,new high domed pistons, ARP bolts, Don Hampton custom intake
manifold, and GM 6/71 blower with dual 750 carters. Oh, sorry... EDELCROCK
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.
Chevy, Olds, Pontiac and Buick V8 engines are not the same!
Evidently a segment of the automotive enthusiast population does not
believe that the four main GM divisions had their own versions of a V8. In
addition there may be people who simply never knew that fact.
In this video I show photos of a 350 cid engine from Buick, Oldsmobile,
Pontiac and Chevrolet and highlight the differences in each. Buick and
Pontiac V8 engines went out of production in 1980, Oldsmobile's in 1990 and
of course the Chevy versions lasted a lot longer because they were cheaper
to produce and easier to smog/mpg certify.
I challenge anyone to video themselves removing a Chevy SBC head and then
installing it on a Pontiac, Olds or Buick engine.
Jeff Brock Bonneville Buick
Jeff Brock, driving his "Bombshell Betty" 1952 Buick Super Riviera, sets a
new class world-record at Bonneville in early October 2012.
1964 Buick 455 Special (Red Beast) STAGE-2 belonging to BRUNO & BRUNO JR!!! 9-4-2011
THIS video is for sure SELF-EXPLANATORY!!!
I went to visit "The-King" earlier today to purchase a BUICK 455 H.E.I.
DISTRIBUTOR that accepts a vacuum advance canister ... and HIS SON BRUNO
JR. was there! This 1964 Buick 455 Stage-2 Special runs low-9's on ALL
BUICK 455 MOTOR!!! Notice the vacuum reading?
There's a video on Youtube of Bruno Jr. in North Carolina taking this BEAST
down the 1/4-mile hard!
CHUCKLES GARAGE 62 Ford Falcon Gasser with BLOWN NAILHEAD Power!
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. The car will have a 6
point cage, and a passenger seat as well when it is finished. 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 fill .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.