Hey guys. Were doing Grease for our school play this year, and the car we got was dead and us in auto had to make it run. I was the ONLY one who worked on the car, save for people to help me with a couple of extra hands to hold things in place and such. When we got it, you turned the key and got absolutely nothing, even with the new battery. I fired her up for the first time thursday and again yesterday and she sounds sweet. Its a '54 Ford Cutomline, 239 V8. But anyway, working on this car has given me the Gasser fever bug, and I want to build a gasser. I was looking at quitea few cars from the 50s. I dont like how short the rear ends of the Fords are, I want something thats going to look sweet with a nice rake, and while I havent ruled those out yet, the Ford Y blocks are also small and I want to keep period correct, although I have learned alot about Y blocks and have to say, the MUCH more popular small block Chevy aint got nothing on those suckers using stock parts. Anyway, the Tri-Fives are expensive, I dont like the way the Mopars look much, and Ive kinda narrowed it down to an Olds, Buick, or Poncho. I think a 425 Nailhead would make a really sweet engine in an early to mid 50s Buick, backed by a unobtainableium four speed lol, and a posi rear end, maybe 3.90s or so. I have some Nailhead questions though. Does anyone make forged pistons or good aftermarket rods? How many part interchange with the 400 and 455? If I have to do custom pistons and a BBC rod, how much do you think I can offset ground the crank to make it worth my while? I want to turn a good 6000 rpms or so (lol), maybe 6500 if the heads can support it. Are all of the Nailhead cranks forged? How big can I go with the valves and which type can I use? Like I said, if I can have the heads ported enough to let it, its going to be wound out pretty good. What are some drawbacks of them? Do you think I can get one to crack 12s in something like a '55 Special? I think a Buick, Olds, or Pontiac gasser would be great though. You hardly ever see the cars to begin with, let alone done in a Gasser fashion. Not to mention all of the old hot rod parts like multi-carb setups and finned valve covers there are for them. Oh yeah, and I would run one of the setups where you can switch from straigt pipes out the side to a regular exhaust, and im guessing a Nailhead through dumps right after the headers sounds pretty darn sick.