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50's Buick Nailhead ID ?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 55olds88, Jan 1, 2011.

  1. 55olds88
    Joined: Jul 23, 2001
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    Lookingat a couple of 50' Nailheads, one should be 1955 (likethe car its in) engine # starts with V8 the other starts V5 ? heads have different casting info on them so I figure not the same year ? I'm used to Olds so this is all new, anyone out there that can bring me up to speed ? appreciate it.
     
  2. thadeal4real
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    from FRESNO, CA

    castings should start 13 11 or 10

    but v codes are for year/model

    v720080 is 1955
     
  3. 55olds88
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    The # I was looking at is the serial # on the drivers side of the block, are you talking the casting # on the rear of the block ? if so what # relate to what year/size ?
     
  4. 55olds88
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    Back to the top for our hungover friends in North America :) hope you all had a memorable new year
     

  5. 55olds88
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    Anyone ??? before I go an stuff this thing in and find its not right :(
     
  6. Buford
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  7. 55olds88
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    Thx buford, just signed up there and it seems to have answered my questions, I think one if a 54 and the other a 55 but both series 50.
     
  8. nailheadroadster
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    Quick ID info for ya on the 53-56 engines... Look at the crank pulley, If it has a damper attached, it's a 322. If it does NOT have a damper attached (i.e. just the pulley itself) it is a 264.
     

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