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Buick intake? Or can you tell me what it is?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by junkmanjr, Sep 14, 2008.

  1. junkmanjr
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    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.

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    It's NOT a nailhead..........................
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    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
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    Dosn't look like a nailhead to me either, but what else has that intake port arangement?
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    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!!
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    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.

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    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.
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    it says "64 buick 300" right on it....
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    LOL, yes it does..
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    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.
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    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....)
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    Buick rated their motors by torque not CI so 300CI may have had 310 footpounds of torque?


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    That's correct. Most 401s said "445" on the air cleaner, and 425s said "465".
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    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
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    Anybody needs it? I'll sell it for $100 plus shipping.
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    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.
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    64's were Aluminum.... 65-7 were Iron:)
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    Nuff said never argue with zbuickman
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    yeah so there dont argue;) :confused::confused::confused:
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    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.
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    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:
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    And what the bottom end of one looks like after a rod or 2 lets go at high RPM:
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    Oh The Humanity !!!!!
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    Thanks for all the responses guys.

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