Post Your Nail Head

Discussion in ''Da Nailhead' started by Weezo182, Apr 3, 2008.

  1. Weezo182

    Weezo182 The Wild One

    sorry if this is in the wrong place.

    i would like to see some of your guys nail heads and nail head builds so i can get some ideas.

  2. wildcat2

    wildcat2 Well-Known Member

  3. 64BuickCat

    64BuickCat Geaux Tigers! L-S-U!!!

    As opposed to the custom job, this is factory configuration.

  4. 70aqua_custom

    70aqua_custom Well-Known Member

  5. 87GN@Tahoe

    87GN@Tahoe Well-Known Member

    :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
  6. Kqqlcat

    Kqqlcat Well-Known Member

    Here's a picture of my 63 cat motor. Does anyone know how to put on the spark plug covers with this type of alternator bracket?


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  7. SpecialWagon65

    SpecialWagon65 Ted Nagel

    Nice work Pat!

    Here is a 66 engine for a 65 Wildcat: Stock bottom end, 66 q-jet intake, big valve Faso heads, TA shorties...

  8. Kqqlcat

    Kqqlcat Well-Known Member

    What are you putting this in?
  9. Lee Martin

    Lee Martin Active Member

    The only thing I've done since this photo was taken is polish the manifold and add Sanderson block-huggers....

  10. buickbonehead

    buickbonehead WOT Baby!

    Here's mine.


    Here's what my 25 year old topless girlfriend sees when she stands up while we're driving down the beach in Galveston. She says she'll only go topless if I drop the top and pull the hood off. She always asks "Why do people keep saying 'My god look at the twin carbs on that beauty', I've never heard them called carbs". ....and if you believe any of that I've got a chevy 350 I'll sell ya.:laugh:

  11. chriswildcat

    chriswildcat 63 Wildcat conv.

    Here's mine - 63 Wildcat. I went for a "phantom" super Wildcat look.



  12. nailheadnut

    nailheadnut Riviera addict

    There's a guy in Detroit who makes brackets for mounting spark plug covers. You'll need four additional head bolts with the stud on them. The bracket bolts to the stud and then you use a bolt through the cover that screws into a u-nut on the bracket.

    Send me a PM and I'll give you an email address.

  13. Kqqlcat

    Kqqlcat Well-Known Member

    Does anyone have a picture of the covers over the alternator bracket?
  14. Topcat

    Topcat Got TORQUE?






    Peace WildBill

    JESUPERCAT No Slow Boat

    Here is one of our single Nailhead car yesterday at Speed World in Phoenix AZ.. This is a 425 alcohol/nitro injected combo with a BTE shorty power glide, and 3400 stall TCI converter.
    We will get the last of the plumbing done next weekend in Las Vegas and then we can have some fun:3gears: .

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  16. 64 wildcat conv

    64 wildcat conv Silver Level contributor

    Sorry for resurrecting a 5 year old thread, but does someone know where the prototype turbo nailhead resides or have any specifics on the carbs/turbo used? I'd like to recreate this turbo set-up for my Wildcat. I design turbos for Borgwarner and have access to the "right" people :grin:

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  17. bhambulldog

    bhambulldog 1955 76-RoadmasterRiviera

    Here's a 2010 pic of mine

    And this pic from 1980
  18. 56buickboy

    56buickboy Well-Known Member


    I have just purchased (still waiting for delivery) "Hot Rod" Magazine from May 1970 that has an article on Buicks Experimental engines. This may provide you with some useful information. It has the turbo engine on the cover.
    Buick Experimental Engines Magazine.jpg
  19. 64 wildcat conv

    64 wildcat conv Silver Level contributor

    Hi Ross,

    i just got a copy from Ebay myself, which got the wheels in my head turning. I have done this sort of thing (replicate rare or prototype parts) for motorcycles before, but this would be quite an undertaking. I'd like to get my hands on the real engine long enough to get detailed pictures and measurements. I also am looking for a running 401 CID Wildcat low compression engine with 2 barrel carb for a test mule and fit up.

  20. doc

    doc Well-Known Member

    here is the engine in my 64 riv....

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