The Jalopy Journal
I am building a 65 425 nailhead from a Rivera for a 56 Buick Special.
Not a race car but should liven it up some.
sounds like a quality score on the new project!
Need some pics.
The artist formerly known as Mr T body.
Have had a Binks #7 for years great old tool.
Got a deal on a used SataJet RP and love the way it applies clear!
Getting ready to repaint a...
Buy good jack stands
if that is your first project good luck!
Great story and even better car!
Got beat out on a 56 Buick Special
that sat in a barn since Carter was president
only to buy it from the guy who...
Life is short sounds like he lived well.
A friend of a friend died under his daughters car several months ago when he crawled under it to check for a noise.Jack stands were sitting a few...
Setups like that are why some people think turbos suck.
That has failure written all over it.
I run several off topic late model Turbo engines.Being able to get 300-400hp out of a 1.8/2.0l 4 cylinder is a good thing.
Guys building rods in...
Thanks for the info
That setup sounds very fun 3000-3500k should be a sweet spot in the nailhead torque curve!
Picked up a 425 Buick nailhead out of a 1966 Riviera with the switch pitch th400 for a 56 Buick Special project.
Looking forward to connecting...
Go to the local Pull-a-part once or twice a week costs $1 to get in but that is good for all four yards in the area.
Waking around the yard on a...
Needs white walls
Starting to work on a black & red 56 special interested to see how you work the suspension.
My dad had 0 mechanical ability.My mother used to "borrow"
My 69 GTO and had her fathers love for high power convertibles.
Corvette motor might have been something other than a joke before the gm aftermarket grew.
Now who cares anyone can get a crate motor or build a...
No luck on the Riviera rear end but found a Ford 9" rear end with disk brake setup.
Will need to rebuild and change the gears to something like...
Got a lead on a 64 Riviera rearend will see how that works out.
Finally dragged the car home yesterday.Last time a registration was purchased...
Esab migmaster 250 with an Aluminum spool gun
Old arc welder and oxy/acetylene torches
Metal Crankshaft Grinding is a great shop!
The owner has been doing this since he got back from Vietnam in the 60's
Really fortunate to have a guy...
Some good links
Dropped the block and crank at the machine shop today.Spent a few hours standing around bullshiting with some old motorheads and the owner.
If your girlfriend smokes after sex you might want to slow down and use some lube next time.
[QUO:pTE=threeston;7388534]reminds me of my...
Thank god for youtube.
Was trying to tear down the 425 wife was adding to the honeydo list and crabbing about the "the ugly old rusty car I...
Grew up building cheap 60's muscle cars and Harleys in the late 70's early 80's.
Lost all interest when everything became collectible and prices...
Check out webrodder.com and search Nailhead.
Good technical information on the motor.
I recently bought a 56 with a 322 but purchased a 425 and...
Nice start will be interested to see this build progress
Damn good looking motor!
Get busy good weather is a few weeks away.
Spent today tearing down a 425 for my 56.
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