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.
437 cubic inch buick nailhead
Here is my 1965 Buick Nailhead running on my stand. Bored .060, stainless
valves, new pistons, camshaft and just about everything else. Stock numbers
matching dual quads 65 gs flywheel and I even have the air cleaner and
super t-10 4 speed. Oh yah, the big block chevy is my 468 "muffler tester"
The Nailhead GROWLS!
401 Nailhead running in a 28 Ford Model A sedan.
For those interested in the build of this car you can see it on my website
Kevin's 1955 Buick Special, first drive, part 1
Three long years later, the '55 Buick is back on the road. June 7, 2011,
the fully restored car had finished it's motor break-in and was ready for
her test drive.
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-- Sawyers Vintage Service 885 Clovis Avenue, Clovis, CA 93612.
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