WTB Nailhead 4 speed bellhousing 65/66 car

Discussion in ''Da Nailhead' started by nailheadpowered, Dec 13, 2006.

  1. nailheadpowered

    nailheadpowered Well-Known Member

  2. Dennis S

    Dennis S Well-Known Member

  3. nailheadpowered

    nailheadpowered Well-Known Member

    Yea i saw his auctions i think hes abit out there on price, at worst i will buy the repo eelco bellhousing for 299.00 would rather have an original but not at 750.00 :eek2:
     
  4. sore loser

    sore loser Platinum Level Contributor

    I have an extra

    Mike,

    I have one exactly like the one in the auction from a wildcat. I bought it on Ebay months ago and then found one for my GS the next week. I would be willing to sell it for what I paid plus shipping. I can box it up and weight it if your interested. I would estimate a total of $330 - $350 shipped to CA. I have heard bad things about the 299 Eelco ones and the bentdsen's are 385 before shipping. Let me know if your interested.
     
  5. nailheadpowered

    nailheadpowered Well-Known Member

    yes im very interested and also can you send me some pics at nailheadpoweredgs@sbcglobal.net and also does it have the clutch fork bar and fork in the middle? thanks mike. ps im at 91214 or you can reach me at 818-913-2800
     
  6. sore loser

    sore loser Platinum Level Contributor

    email sent

    Yes, you can see what is included in the photos.
     
  7. nailheadpowered

    nailheadpowered Well-Known Member

    Hey don was just checking back in on the bellhousing? you can contact me at 818-913-2800 still need a 4spd bellhousing for the 65/66 401/425 nailhead mike.
     
  8. nailheadpowered

    nailheadpowered Well-Known Member

    okay never heard back on the other bellhousing so if you have a bellhousing with fork etc. for a 65/66 nailhead let me know thanks mike.
     
  9. mainebuick

    mainebuick Well-Known Member

    I thought the bells for the wildcats were different from the o.e. skylark/GS bells. ?????
     
  10. nailheadpowered

    nailheadpowered Well-Known Member

    if they are let me know as i need one for a 65 skylark, if they are different how? and if you have a skylark 4 speed bellhousing then call me at 818-913-2800 thanks mike.
     
  11. John McNeel

    John McNeel Well-Known Member

    Nailhead bellhousing

    I'm an Oldsmobile guy, but a while back I came across a 1956 GMC schoolbus that I was told had a Buick 322 in it, with a four speed setup. Would that setup fit later model Buick engines? If not, does anyone know what it would fit? John
     
  12. nailheadpowered

    nailheadpowered Well-Known Member

    all i want for christmas is my nailhead bellhousing

    anyone have a 65-66 skylark 401/425 manual bellhousing they would like to offer me? christmas is in two days? :Brow: or can you direct me to a good aftermarket one as i have been told the eelco's are not that great, is there another one? thanks mike. 818-913-2800
     
  13. wkillgs

    wkillgs Gold Level Contributor

    Hey did you see 'Overhaulin' the other night? They overhauled an old school bus (a shorty) for John Force, the drag racer. Too bad it was a Ford, tho.
    I think a Nailhead-powered bus would be MUCH cooler! :grin:

    There were a few nailhead bellhousings from the late 50's that will not fit the later 401-425. Even tho they look identical, they are a bit wider, and just won't fit. So be careful!

    I'm not 100% sure, but I sorta recall someone saying (Brian?) that the 'big-car' bellhousings interfere with the cast exhaust manifolds on the '65-66 Skylark GS.
     
  14. John McNeel

    John McNeel Well-Known Member

    Thanks Walt, this is in a shorty school bus and is growing in the weeds. He's open to sell it but I should get a little more information before laying out the cash. I'd hate to spend a Saturday on it then end up selling it for less than I paid! John
     
  15. wkillgs

    wkillgs Gold Level Contributor

    I believe 53-56 will not fit the 57-66...
    I compile and save info from various message boards....I do have saved info that states the 53-56 nailhead uses a 1" larger diameter flywheel....so those years most likely use the wider bellhousing as well...

    Mike, EELCO and Bendtsens offer alum bells:
    http://transmissionadapters.com/Buick Bellhousing.htm
    Bendtsens bell fits 57-66.

    There is a 53-56 bellhousing on e-bay right now. Casting #1345121:
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/e...me=ADME:B:SS:US:1&viewitem=&item=330066059903

    Here's a pic of the 53-56 bell on e-bay:
     

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  16. wkillgs

    wkillgs Gold Level Contributor

    And the 65-66 Skylark GS bell, with cover:
     

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  17. wkillgs

    wkillgs Gold Level Contributor

    '63 'big-car' bell:
     

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  18. sore loser

    sore loser Platinum Level Contributor

    SB to BB swap

    Based on what Mike has told me he has a small block (300) 4 speed set-up and wants to use the linkage from it to actuate the clutch attached to a big block (401/425). I suggested he use an Eelco or Bendtsens bellhousing since he wants to keep his current linkage. Anyone have comments or experience doing this?
     
  19. sore loser

    sore loser Platinum Level Contributor

    65 linkage

    Bob,

    If you decide to sell any 65 nailhead linkage parts I would like to buy them. Even the part that attaches to the frame. I have a bellhousing and pedals, but could use everything in between.
     
  20. nailheadpowered

    nailheadpowered Well-Known Member

    bald menace i want to have all the stock original pieces for this setup as im making a 65gs clone if you get the two cars call me at 818-913-2800 as i would be interested in the complete setup bellhousing flywheel all linkage etc. good luck on the deal and how bad is the 66? as im selling my 66gs hardtop to eventually buy a 4spd 66gs :grin: have a merry christmas and hope to hear back in a couple of days mike.
     

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