Welcome to the THE H.A.M.B. forums.

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!

Go Back   THE H.A.M.B. > General Discussion > The Hokey Ass Message Board

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-14-2008, 09:13 PM   #1
junkmanjr
Alliance Member
 
junkmanjr's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Knoxville TN when I'm home
Posts: 1,275
Default Buick intake? Or can you tell me what it is?

This is an intake of my dads. He claims its a nailhead Buick. Shit he thinks he knows it all. Here are a few pics. Can you tell me? Its aluminum, looks factory and it is carrying a GM Rochester.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	SD532561.jpg
Views:	212
Size:	108.9 KB
ID:	498426   Click image for larger version

Name:	SD532563.jpg
Views:	69
Size:	112.3 KB
ID:	498428   Click image for larger version

Name:	SD532562.jpg
Views:	58
Size:	108.2 KB
ID:	498429  

Click image for larger version

Name:	SD532504.jpg
Views:	107
Size:	108.3 KB
ID:	498431  
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2008, 09:30 PM   #2
CTFuzz
Old School HAMBer
 
CTFuzz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: the smallest town in the smallest county in the smallest state
Posts: 2,505
Default Re: Buick intake? Or can you tell me what it is?

It's NOT a nailhead..........................
__________________
http://jalopytimes.blogspot.com/
Pictures of Great New England Cars
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2008, 09:35 PM   #3
power58
Member
 
power58's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: chicago IL.
Posts: 429
Default Re: Buick intake? Or can you tell me what it is?

Yep not a nail head , cause nail head intakes to not have water passages or themostat housings. It could be a 215 V8 Buick, the all aluminum Buick from 1962
__________________
Junk Collecting. Acquisition is the most important part. Justification can come anytime after.
offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)
Old 09-14-2008, 10:05 PM   #4
RichFox
Alliance Member
 
RichFox's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: San Mateo, Ca.
Posts: 6,358
Default Re: Buick intake? Or can you tell me what it is?

Dosn't look like a nailhead to me either, but what else has that intake port arangement?
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2008, 10:08 PM   #5
woodbox
Member
 
woodbox's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Whangarei New Zealand
Posts: 867
Default Re: Buick intake? Or can you tell me what it is?

Hey Junkman,
Just dragged my 215 Buick 2bbl manifold out of the workshop and yours looks to be the same....as near as damnit any way!!
__________________



There is only one sure thing in this life.....and that's doubt.....I think!
online   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2008, 11:01 PM   #6
Brad54
Old School HAMBer
 
Brad54's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Atl Ga
Posts: 5,913
Default Re: Buick intake? Or can you tell me what it is?

On a nailhead intake, you set it on the bench and the ports are flat on the surface of the bench, period.
As was stated, no water passages.

A lot of guys refer to the 215 aluminum Buick motors as nailheads, but they're wrong.

Could be what your dad is thinking.

-Brad
__________________
54-56 Buick Performance Sway Bars 4-sale.

Gear Jam Vintage Drags Sept 27 www.gearjamdrags.com
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2008, 10:06 AM   #7
HEATHEN
Old School HAMBer
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: SIDNEY, NY
Posts: 7,607
Default Re: Buick intake? Or can you tell me what it is?

It's not a nailhead, and it's not a 215,either. It's from a '64 300, the only year that 300s had aluminum intakes. The '65-'67 intakes were all cast iron.
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2008, 10:24 AM   #8
squirrel
Old School HAMBer
 
squirrel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Sierra Vista AZ
Posts: 24,726
Default Re: Buick intake? Or can you tell me what it is?

it says "64 buick 300" right on it....
__________________
Jim Forbes
.
my shtuff
.
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2008, 10:30 AM   #9
zman
Alliance Member
 
zman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Garner, NC
Posts: 16,538
Default Re: Buick intake? Or can you tell me what it is?

Quote:
Originally Posted by squirrel View Post
it says "64 buick 300" right on it....

LOL, yes it does..
__________________
I have gotten grief for pointing out that the white, speckled stuff on chicken shit is still chicken shit. I will continue to do so... Chili Phil
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2008, 05:04 PM   #10
junkmanjr
Alliance Member
 
junkmanjr's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Knoxville TN when I'm home
Posts: 1,275
Default Re: Buick intake? Or can you tell me what it is?

Thanks for the input. It says 64 310 not 300. We didn't take it off the motor. And just because someone wrote that on the intake didn't mean thats what it was. Thanks for the responses. So its a Buick 300 intake.
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2008, 05:06 PM   #11
squirrel
Old School HAMBer
 
squirrel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Sierra Vista AZ
Posts: 24,726
Default Re: Buick intake? Or can you tell me what it is?

I guess it's only obvious that it says "64 buick 300" if you are familiar with the 300, which is a kind of rare engine. (300? 310? could be a typo....)
__________________
Jim Forbes
.
my shtuff
.
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2008, 05:17 PM   #12
Judd
Senior Member
 
Judd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: South Mississippi
Posts: 1,794
Default Re: Buick intake? Or can you tell me what it is?

Buick rated their motors by torque not CI so 300CI may have had 310 footpounds of torque?


Quote:
Originally Posted by squirrel View Post
I guess it's only obvious that it says "64 buick 300" if you are familiar with the 300, which is a kind of rare engine. (300? 310? could be a typo....)
__________________
Judd
65 Comet A/FX

http://southerngassers.org/
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2008, 09:26 PM   #13
HEATHEN
Old School HAMBer
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: SIDNEY, NY
Posts: 7,607
Default Re: Buick intake? Or can you tell me what it is?

That's correct. Most 401s said "445" on the air cleaner, and 425s said "465".
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2008, 09:35 PM   #14
64LeSabre455
Member
 
64LeSabre455's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Adkins, Tx
Posts: 799
Default Re: Buick intake? Or can you tell me what it is?

The Buick 300 had 2 different varieties in 64.The 310 and the 355 which is the torque
rating the 310 was the 2bl and 355 was the 4bl
__________________
"Nailheads are like tits... great no matter what size they are." BRAD54

My Project- 1964 Buick Wildcat
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2008, 01:58 PM   #15
junkmanjr
Alliance Member
 
junkmanjr's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Knoxville TN when I'm home
Posts: 1,275
Default Re: Buick intake? Or can you tell me what it is?

Anybody needs it? I'll sell it for $100 plus shipping.
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2008, 09:31 PM   #16
power58
Member
 
power58's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: chicago IL.
Posts: 429
Default Re: Buick intake? Or can you tell me what it is?

Nah , still say it's Buick 215. The 300 would be in the same family, but all 300 intakes Iv'e seen were iron. Buick sold the design to Rover in England. Looked at a Rover version of the intake, Same port layout. And yes I have heard the 300's incorrectly called nailheads.
__________________
Junk Collecting. Acquisition is the most important part. Justification can come anytime after.
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2008, 09:52 PM   #17
zbuickman
Member
 
zbuickman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: South Central Wisconsin
Posts: 448
Default Re: Buick intake? Or can you tell me what it is?

Quote:
Originally Posted by power58 View Post
Nah , still say it's Buick 215. The 300 would be in the same family, but all 300 intakes Iv'e seen were iron. Buick sold the design to Rover in England. Looked at a Rover version of the intake, Same port layout. And yes I have heard the 300's incorrectly called nailheads.
64's were Aluminum.... 65-7 were Iron
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-2008, 05:24 PM   #18
power58
Member
 
power58's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: chicago IL.
Posts: 429
Default Re: Buick intake? Or can you tell me what it is?

Nuff said never argue with zbuickman
__________________
Junk Collecting. Acquisition is the most important part. Justification can come anytime after.
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-2008, 07:16 PM   #19
zbuickman
Member
 
zbuickman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: South Central Wisconsin
Posts: 448
Default Re: Buick intake? Or can you tell me what it is?

yeah so there dont argue
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2008, 05:05 AM   #20
MorganGT
FNG
 
MorganGT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 30
Default Re: Buick intake? Or can you tell me what it is?

Quote:
Originally Posted by power58 View Post
Nah , still say it's Buick 215. The 300 would be in the same family, but all 300 intakes Iv'e seen were iron. Buick sold the design to Rover in England. Looked at a Rover version of the intake, Same port layout. And yes I have heard the 300's incorrectly called nailheads.
The Rover version of the engine was eventually redesigned as a stroked (3.5" stroke) 4.4 litre version for use in the Leyland P76 here in Australia - this pic shows (from left to right): a standard P76 2 barrel inlet, an aftermarket 'Willpower' 4 barrel inlet manifold and what is supposedly a Buick 300 4 barrel inlet (with spacer plates to fit the 'wider' P76 engine). I'm no Buick expert, so am only going by the caption with the pic.


And just for kicks, here's what one looks like loosely mocked-up in the engine bay of my ute with a drawthrough turbo setup:

And what the bottom end of one looks like after a rod or 2 lets go at high RPM:

offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2008, 10:44 AM   #21
64LeSabre455
Member
 
64LeSabre455's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Adkins, Tx
Posts: 799
Default Re: Buick intake? Or can you tell me what it is?

You need to post that in the blown engine thread!! Carnage!!

http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/s...d.php?t=294529
__________________
"Nailheads are like tits... great no matter what size they are." BRAD54

My Project- 1964 Buick Wildcat

Last edited by 64LeSabre455; 09-18-2008 at 10:46 AM. Reason: added link
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2008, 12:26 PM   #22
power58
Member
 
power58's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: chicago IL.
Posts: 429
Default Re: Buick intake? Or can you tell me what it is?

Oh The Humanity !!!!!
__________________
Junk Collecting. Acquisition is the most important part. Justification can come anytime after.
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2008, 12:07 AM   #23
junkmanjr
Alliance Member
 
junkmanjr's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Knoxville TN when I'm home
Posts: 1,275
Default Re: Buick intake? Or can you tell me what it is?

Thanks for all the responses guys.
offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump

Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:49 PM.