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Nailhead V8s

Discussion in 'eBay, FB Marketplace and Craigslist' started by garage gnome, Feb 21, 2024.

  1. Feb 21, 2024
    garage gnome

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    Thats a pile of heavy iron! Was the 322 was the first generation Buick V8, replacement for the Straight 8? There are likely some folks interested in these, but they are going to be semi-local.
    Good luck with the auction.
    -Donny
     
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    Rich M.

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    The Buick nailhead trick back in the day was to reverse the intake and exhaust and use a supercharger. Hint..
     
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    garage gnome

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    Like use the exhaust side as the intake and have the exhaust go up where the intake would bolt on?
     
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    Something like THIS? Pretty cool;)

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    Actually I had no idea what a nail head engine is/was :confused: Very interesting engine;)
     
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    11.89? Is that in the 1/4 mile?
     
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    No D’ne, your example is just a fuel injected nailhead. Rich M is talking about the exhaust exiting through the stacks in your example, and the intake/induction where the exhaust headers would be; reversed from the conventional way the engine was intended to run.
    I saw one of these run back in the late ‘60s when my older brother brought me with him to the local drag strip. I couldn’t comprehend why this was the only car that that shot flames out the stacks though the hood as it made its pass. I just knew it was different from all the rest of the cars running. It wasn’t the fastest, but it was definitely the most memorable.
    -Donny
     
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    I thought it was done on flathead ford's but I cannot recall how that worked on the shared port.
     
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    My example was a quick google, I've just never known about the nailhead engine~ it's so different and unique;)

     
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