Nail Head T-bucket

Discussion in ''Da Nailhead' started by TXGS, Oct 2, 2009.

  1. John Codman

    John Codman Platinum Level Contributor

    Getting back to the original issue, my 425 is .030 over with no problems. My '82 Chevy pickup is running the huge Diesel radiator with a viscous fan clutch. Overheating is not an issue. Hey Hudrod - I would just as soon live slow and die fast...
     
    Last edited: Nov 10, 2009
  2. hudrod

    hudrod Well-Known Member

    Sorry guys,little late but i´m really not genius with video convertin and loading.And of course,the quality is poor :Dou:

    But i hope you can get what kind of sound TA 413/401 give. Headers has the mufflers.

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  3. CameoInvicta

    CameoInvicta Well-Known Member

    Did you run into any valve-piston clearance issues with this cam?
     
  4. hudrod

    hudrod Well-Known Member

    No problem with clearance,there is not too much space,but enough for the working. I have stock pistons, non adjustable pushrods and stock rockers.
    But i think that cam screaming more compression than stock pistons can give.
     
  5. CameoInvicta

    CameoInvicta Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the info. Also, I did finally get around to repling in the Dyno thread.
     
  6. TXGS

    TXGS The United State of Texas

    Updates: preparing mockup for rear axle.:TU:
     

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  7. John Codman

    John Codman Platinum Level Contributor

    There are three "proper" engines for a true hotrod. The famous Ford flathead with finned aluminum heads and a couple of '97s; a Mopar Hemi, or a nailhead. For a street rod, what we care about is how it looks. You don't need a million horsepower - the rod should be very light anyhoo. That's kinda the point of a rod. Here's a photo of a friend's rod.
     

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  8. nailheadnut

    nailheadnut Riviera addict

    Different but definately cool. A moon tank up front, six 97's, full moon disks, big header dumps, but a fully detailed four door. He could take the family for an outing at Bonneville then make a couple of passes.

    Ed
     
  9. TXGS

    TXGS The United State of Texas

    update: here is my T bucket getting ready to mock up the nailhead.
     

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  10. 1967GS340

    1967GS340 Well-Known Member

    Looking good!
    I've been thinking long and hard about an A or a T project with a nailhead.
    Right now the wife has fallen in love with another house so I'm spending my time, money and effort ripping layers of sheetrock, paneling and boards to get to the bones of my 1913 hose so I can re sheetrock.

    Maybe next year that will be behind me and my 65 will be at a point where I can pick up a starting point model A or a new T body. I'm thinking a Tudor so that I can pack the wife and kid, but my heart says roadster.

    In the mean time I'm enjoying seeing your car go together.

    I NEED an old hotrod!
     
  11. xtremepaint

    xtremepaint Mustang guy

    I bet Donna cant wait to go for a spin :bla:
    looking good Phil:TU:
     
  12. chris lee

    chris lee Gold Level Contributor

    i was close to buying this:laugh:
     

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  13. TXGS

    TXGS The United State of Texas

    Update:

    Got my adapter plate to bolt my 700 r4 to my 401. :TU:

    Everything is looking good.
     
  14. 26Troadster

    26Troadster Well-Known Member

    i would pull the sbc out of my roadster if i could find a trans or adapter for a 54 nailhead that i could afford, i just can;t do 675.00 for a adapter to put a th350 behind it.

    odie
     

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  15. TXGS

    TXGS The United State of Texas

    odie,

    I played with the idea of a SBC. I even had one i could use. but as a buick guy I think it is best to keep with my brand. Good to see another T on here!
     
  16. TXGS

    TXGS The United State of Texas

    Changes were made and here are some updates. should be ready for motor mock up this weekend (maybe).
     

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  17. TXGS

    TXGS The United State of Texas

    Update: Installed 401 and 700r4
     

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  18. John Codman

    John Codman Platinum Level Contributor

    In my earlier post I forgot to mention that the BuSoto with the six '97s is absolutely reliable and regularly makes the 750-mile round trip from it's home in the Allentown, PA area to Eastern Massachusetts. It is 401-powered. It's owner is currently building a '33 Buick coupe - also nailhead-powered. It has a Corvette independent rear and a Fatman custom-built front suspension and steering.
     
  19. daviidwilson

    daviidwilson New Member

    I'll tell you what you should do.
    Send me that old 425 to put into my 64 and put the 401 in the T bucket!
    The T would still be a bad a$$ ride!
     

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