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Hot Rods 6X2 Nailhead Intake ID?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Slimegreeeeeen, Jul 30, 2018.

  1. Looking for info on this Eelco 6X2 nailhead intake I scored last week in San Antonio.
    I can't find others like it through a basic Google search. So I figured I'd throw it out for discussion here. I'm fixing to use it on my Tall T coupe's 401. Any info most appreciated.

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  2. BJR
    Joined: Mar 11, 2005
    Posts: 6,833


    See if the ports line up with a 401 gasket. I believe the only difference is port size and the distance between the heads, which will not apply with this 2 piece manifold.
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  3. bhemi
    Joined: Sep 1, 2010
    Posts: 100


    The ports on my 1965 401 are 1.5" x 1.65" . I was ordering injection manifolds from Hilborn and they said to measure because there are apparently two sizes of ports. Maybe the 425 had bigger, it was a surprise to me.
  4. The 264/early 322 had smaller ports, but same basic shape. The late 322(GMC), 364-425 were all the same. If it's the smaller size, it's super rare.

  5. BuckeyeBuicks
    Joined: Jan 4, 2010
    Posts: 2,263

    from ohio

    I don't have any information but now that I see it I want one:cool::D
  6. jnaki
    Joined: Jan 1, 2015
    Posts: 5,616


    upload_2018-9-12_4-48-5.png 1959-60 LIONS DRAGSTRIP: YOUNG DON PRUDHOMME
    Hey S,

    That 6 carb Buick manifold looks familiar. I filmed a version of the 6 carb manifold + Strombergs on Don Prudhomme’s first dragster. His FED was a hand-me-down purchased from Tommy Ivo, into which he installed another Buick V-8 with the carbs. It was around late 59-early 1960 that we saw that (now painted white/red accents) FED at Lions Dragstrip.

    I also filmed a young, Prudhomme at the 1960 March Meet in Bakersfield. He had some success with that version by the end of the Smokers Meet. (for him, a win in the lower gas dragster classes.) As we all have read his history, he replaced that Buick with a Hemi for better success at the drags in 1961-62.

    There is a degree of difficulty getting those 6 Strombergs adjusted to work right. But, when they do, the motor purrs with power. We had 6 Strombergs on a 283 SBC at first, then put those same 6 Strombergs on a 671 for our larger 292 SBC in 1960 build of our B/GAS and C/GAS 1940 Willys Coupe.

    a young Don Prudhomme: at Lions and Bakersfield

    stop at .04
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