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High School Re-Pop -- Only Nailhead Lovers Need Apply

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by C9, Sep 6, 2003.

  1. The end of a three year build.
    Just re-licensed.
    Muffs way too loud to drive, way loud, really loud.
    New ones next week.



     

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  2. The front view.
     

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  3. Drivers work station - as if you could call this work....

    The steering wheel is a temp, a nicer one is on hand and will be installed after front wheel alignment.

     

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  4. Hop in - said the spider to the fly....

    What beautiful young woman could resist an interior appointed like this?
    Not many did....
     

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  5. Radshit
    Joined: Mar 2, 2001
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    That is beautiful C-9........thanks for the eye candy!
     
  6. plan9
    Joined: Jun 3, 2003
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    wow man, that is nuts! some good rides being posted this week...exciting, and *CURIOUSLY AROUS(ing)ED*, "FORMERLY CURIOUS RASH"
     
  7. HotRodDrummer
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    Looks great man!! would have loved to have a ride like that in school, maybe I would have gotten a little more [​IMG]
     
  8. Crestliner
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    That is one nice 57
     
  9. The piece de la resistance' or as the French would say, "The Good Stuff."

    425" of good running Nailhead.
    Stuffed with a fairly big cam.
    Ford 9" rear running 4.11 gears - and you thought it was a custom....
    Dual Carters, think they are 625's.
    Front disc brakes - bitch if you want, but these old Buicks didn't stop worth a damn. I owned a 57 Roadmaster and it was a brake fader par supremo.
    The Buick brakes work great on a lightweight Ford, but on the Buicks, not so hot.
    Corvette M/C.
    57 Buick auto trans, super turbine or whatever Buick called em. Beefed a touch.

    It took three 425 blocks to come up with a good one for the build.
    This is one strong running nailhead and bad sounding mofo.

    The car is a new build of a high school Buick Century belonging to a couple of brothers we call the "Buick Brothers."
    More HP than back in the day, but this car is a good example of some customs that ran the street in the late 50's.

    You would look at them and figure, nice, but slow and then find yourself watching a rapidly disappearing set of taillights.

    More than a few Nailheads found their way under the hood of a few 40's & 50's era Fords.
    They were tough to beat when the Nailhead was in stock form.
    A little breathing upon and it was all over.

    I estimate it will run the quarter in the high 13's on soft compound street rubber and crank off about 101-102 mph.

    Back to the future they say.

    Or is it, forward to the past?
     

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  10. HotRodDrummer
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    Nice looking under the hood as well!
     
  11. Shiva69
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    C9 could you send me larger pics of the car please. If not all at least the engine bay and outside car pics
    soltmag@comcast.net
    Thanks
    Garth
     
  12. ramrod
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    from NJ

  13. burndup
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    That kar is fawking awesome... Someday I wanna have a '57 GM non-chevy...

    -J
     
  14. [ QUOTE ]
    C9 could you send me larger pics of the car please. If not all at least the engine bay and outside car pics


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    Do you mean a pic of the whole car?
    Don't have any - yet - as we didn't roll the car out of the garage.

    I have a few other shots, close up of the dash and a closer shot of the package shelf.
    As well as a shot of the back end and closer view of the engine.
    Would those help?
     
  15. Judd
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    C9
    100% coool!
     
  16. rodnkustom
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  17. as far as i am concerned the 57 buick was the epitome of the whole of auto manufactureing for the year 1957..

    i always thought of them as a 57 chev on steroids... just absolutely magnificent...

    they made the 57 chevy look like a kmart offering by comparison.

    and that car is one fantastic example of that marque!!


    bob
     
  18. Fraz
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    I got 3 problems with it.

    1. Too loud? Huh? What's that? [​IMG]
    2. White letter tires don't match the cars look.
    3. It's NOT MINE! [​IMG]
     
  19. Do me a favor and post a good detailed pic of the alt and mount. I'm trying to mount one on my 425 in a 51 Merc right now.
     
  20. Shiva69
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    Mainly i want more pictures of that engine. I like the way it looks

    Garth
     
  21. a/fxcomet
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    How is the rearend held in?? '57 was still closed, right??
     
  22. 50Fraud
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    Veeery nice!
     
  23. Fatchuk
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    It's absolutley georgous..........i'm envious..Fatchuk
     
  24. You Lucky Dawg.........Enjoy! [​IMG]
     
  25. TagMan
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    Abso-f'n-lutely gorgeous, C9. Onliest problem is....it ain't in my garage!! Very cool!
     
  26. TagMan
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    Went back for a re-read and see you used a 9" rear. Seeing, too, that you used the stock tranny, how did you mate the 9" up with the torque tube?
     
  27. The Ford 9" is on parallel leafs.
    I think out of a late T-Bird, but am not sure.
    The stock fuel tank doesn't fit and there's a fuel cell in the trunk.

    As far as the generator/alternator mount goes, it's a standard Buick generator mount setup with the bracket shortened up to fit the alternator.

    If you're not familiar with or are missing them, Buicks had a pair of head bolts on every engine.
    Said bolts were double ended.
    In other words there was a 3/8" or 7/16" short stud on top of the hex.
    The gen bracket bolts to the head bolts upper stud which makes life very easy.

    For the Rocketeers, getting a pair of these double ended Buick head bolt/gen bracket studs will set you up for the world's easiest gen/alt mount.
    They screw into the lower head bolt holes on the early Olds and enlarging or drilling new bracket holes and using either the Buick or Olds bracket - forget which - to fit the different spread of bolt holes will have you in business pretty quick.

    Here's a closer view of the engine.
    Next time I see the car I'll try to get some more detailed shots, but if you're familiar with the stock Buick method of gen mounting then you'll know what I mean.
     

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  28. gearheadbill
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    [ QUOTE ]
    Do me a favor and post a good detailed pic of the alt and mount. I'm trying to mount one on my 425 in a 51 Merc right now.

    [/ QUOTE ] DITTO! I've put a 401 in a '32 5 window and am contemplating an alternator bracket. Ant pics appreciated!!
     
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    Went back for a re-read and see you used a 9" rear. Seeing, too, that you used the stock tranny, how did you mate the 9" up with the torque tube?



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    I'm not completely sure how the change to open driveline was accomplished.
    Didn't the later Oldsmobiles use a trans similar to the Buicks Super Turbine?
    If that's the right name.
    Was the Olds trans called Jetaway or similar?

    Seems like a little parts swapping if they are the same trans may do it.

    Long as we're on Buicks....
    Here's another.
    This one with the factory three speed and column shift.
    I really like this one although the red one above ain't too shabby.

     

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  30. TagMan
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    [ QUOTE ]
    If you're not familiar with or are missing them, Buicks had a pair of head bolts on every engine.
    Said bolts were double ended.
    In other words there was a 3/8" or 7/16" short stud on top of the hex.


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    Here's a pic of the bolt C9's refering to:

    [​IMG]
     

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