EELCO Q&A thread

Discussion in ''Da Nailhead' started by 4toe, Nov 1, 2009.

  1. 4toe

    4toe Well-Known Member

    I have started this thread as way for members of the board to ask questions about products both application and developmental. Technical discussion and constructive criticism is welcome. This will be part of my continuing effort to provide the best parts and service possible. This thread will be limited to the V8 buick forum only in appreciation for the many years of support I have recieved from it's members. Best Buick forum on the web!
  2. doc

    doc Well-Known Member

    Where are we on the rumored single 4 intake manifold??????
  3. 4toe

    4toe Well-Known Member

    Not a rumor! I am on the second generation. A dual plane design; I had hoped for late summer but knew that was optomistic. I will be taking time away from the phones and distractions during the holidays to finish the molds.
  4. 1967GS340

    1967GS340 Well-Known Member

    Well Doc I'll bet that the first thing that you do with an new manifold is make your special adjustments.
  5. nekkidhillbilly

    nekkidhillbilly post whore

    marty do you have any detailed instructions for the trans adapter going on a 62 nailhead like pictures and such
  6. nekkidhillbilly

    nekkidhillbilly post whore

    also the new adapter vs the old whats the differences
  7. CameoInvicta

    CameoInvicta Well-Known Member

    Doc's manifold is a dual plane - no mods necessary.

    So Marty, being realistic, when do you think the first manifolds will be ready to be sold? Spring?
  8. 4toe

    4toe Well-Known Member

    I am hoping for 1st of the year. I do not expect any problems with this version since it is based on a manifold that is already been produced.
  9. doc

    doc Well-Known Member

    The way I figure it, Marty will already have the partitions removed from between the front and rear barrels... so the ''Doc dual plane will fade into the sunset....sniff, sniff....
    Btw i will need 2 of the single 4 manifolds....
  10. custum65GS

    custum65GS Well-Known Member

    Any idea of a ball park price those new manifolds are expected to sell for???
  11. ahhh65riv

    ahhh65riv Well-Known Member

    Ya know... the 425 "test mule" for the 2x4 shootout is still on my engine stand... and I still have all the dyno stuff...

    Ding! Ding! Round TWO!?!?!?!?!:bglasses:

    I wish... too bad I'm broke. :Dou:

  12. 30coupe1

    30coupe1 Nailhead coupe

    If i ordered something from you could i get it fast?
  13. 4toe

    4toe Well-Known Member

    single 4bbl 375.00????
  14. 4toe

    4toe Well-Known Member

    You are correct DOC. I'm sorry
  15. 4toe

    4toe Well-Known Member

    I'm I gonna get that stuff back ???
  16. 4toe

    4toe Well-Known Member

    It depends on the part; Some I have in stock and some is made to order. Pm me with your needs.
  17. ahhh65riv

    ahhh65riv Well-Known Member

    Hmmm... Gary billed me for E V E R Y T H I N G- including the trans adapter and pilot bearing, which I also thought I was just "borrowing".... That was untill I got billed for it. :Do No: Now it's all paid for.

    This doesn't need to be public...Give me a call or a PM. You know my email too.

  18. Mr62Buick

    Mr62Buick Guest

    Here is the updated flexplate from marty @ EELCO. I purchased his flexplate and crankshaft adapter from him and I got a wild hair and decided to build one of my SP400 transmissions. I decided to go with the stage 2 shift kit. Anyways, here is the rundown...

    Pulled dynasaur trans, installed new flexplate and crank adapter. Installed torque converter with 3 qts fluid in it. Bolted trans to motor, measured distance from flexplate to converter. Roughly 1/8" gap..PERFECT! Bolted 3 converter bolts to flexplate. So far all went smoothly. Then, narrowed the crossmember by 5" EXACTLY. I cut out the 2 large circles on each end so I would have more "meat" in the crossmember. Since the yoke was from a later t-400, it was a little longer than usual as the 64 yokes were about 4 1/2" in length and the later ones were about 6". So, with a newer yoke, I shortened the driveline by 5" also. I installed the driveline, new custom bent cooler lines to the rebuild radiator, lowered the car, started her up, filled the trans with the remaining fluid to total 11 qts, and off I was. His flexplate worked great! Enclosed is a few pics for ya all... Since i do have the console I had to grind a bit and make the new linkage I made work. Otherwise if you have a column shifter, it's quite easy. ALSO, you will have to drill a new hole in the linkage that is on the side of the trans. A little bit towards the 9/16" nut that hoolds on the bracket since the 62 Buick has enough detents for P R N D 2 but not low gear. AND when you are in low gear, the reverse light light up! So, now you have to find a neutral safety for a 1964 or better yet, find a 64 fullsize steering coulmn and you are done and the safety switch and lights are done too. (will have to change the female plug in cars wiring too.

    ALSO, you must use the shorter nosed starter from a 64-66 nailhead. Otherwise the starter is way out of the starting range.

    (notice the rare flexplate dust shield) he he he.. only the best for a Buick..
    Last edited by a moderator: Jan 12, 2010
  19. Lucy Fair

    Lucy Fair Nailheadlova

    Guess we are talking about squarebore intake only?:(
  20. 4toe

    4toe Well-Known Member

    jury is still out on the spreadbore. Have to get the squarebore done first.

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