Let's see those nailhead engine bays

Discussion in ''Da Nailhead' started by The Big Guy, Feb 1, 2019.

  1. The Big Guy

    The Big Guy Nailhead Nation

    I need some inspiration for the '63 LeSabre wagon I just scored. How about some pictures of nailhead engine bays to get me motiviated?
     
  2. 1972Mach1

    1972Mach1 Just some guy.....

    This is my Riviera's last year, done some more improvements since then. The paint is more red than the pics make it look, and matches the pinstripes I did on the aircleaner, which matches the pinstripes on the car:
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  3. The Big Guy

    The Big Guy Nailhead Nation

    Very nice! I like that look.
     
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  4. roadrunnernz

    roadrunnernz Gold Level Contributor

  5. wkillgs

    wkillgs Gold Level Contributor

    I scored this air cleaner on eBay. The seller said it was on the Batmobile, which is entirely possible.


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  6. wkillgs

    wkillgs Gold Level Contributor

    And my red '66. I went for a more stock look but added a 5 speed for more fun! And discs to make it safer. I have since found the correct oil breather and rad cover bolts.


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  7. Steven A

    Steven A Active Member

    Here's a pic of mine, 64 riviera. Detailed the engine added factory dual quad. Still need to clean the engine bay. Has a modified edelbrock air cleaner I picked up for cheap at a swap meet.
     

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  8. GS Spoken Here

    GS Spoken Here Well-Known Member

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  9. Bigpig455

    Bigpig455 Fastest of the slow....

    Oh hell - it's been a while since it looked like this...will again soon I hope.

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  10. gs66

    gs66 Well-Known Member

    7C93DA16-BE66-4C31-AF95-ABA05256B603.jpeg Found a picture when it wasn’t as dirty from driving.
     
  11. gs66

    gs66 Well-Known Member

    Wow Rhett, ours are almost identical. Looks like my valve cover has spilled oil on it though. You must have had a K & N filter.
     
  12. Bigpig455

    Bigpig455 Fastest of the slow....

    That was my original numbers matching motor, which had a wicked blow by issue after I raced it 500-600 times. It would puke oil out that breather, you can see a little residue in the pic.It never did blow up though, so I took it out and pickled it...now it looks like this! Still runs beautifully, and was running 14.6's when I pulled it.

    I was running a K&N filter sitting on a ring of 3/8 hose, now I just run a 3 1/2 in tall paper filter for the same effect.

    Edit: Wow Jim! when I first wrote this post, I didnt look closely and though I WAS looking at the picture of my engine! Thats amazing!
     

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  13. TrunkMonkey

    TrunkMonkey Well-Known Member

  14. 66electrafied

    66electrafied Just tossing in my nickel's worth

    Compared to the others up above, this one is boring; - Dead Stock...
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  15. dual-quadism

    dual-quadism Black on Black

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    Here is Norm's Roller Cam 401 I built. Prettiest I have ever seen. It goes too, made 400fhp in the car w/ accessories and an idiot tuning it. Pics are old, has dual quad FITech's on it. Was the first dual quad FITech Nailhead I had ever seen. Terrorizes the streets in Iowa in his 64 Lark. Also, it's painted in these pics, but I had the timing cover polished. Not sure why the installer decided to paint it, was beyond amazing w/ the polished Flowcooler water pump.
     
  16. TrunkMonkey

    TrunkMonkey Well-Known Member

    That's like you saying your child is ugly.

    We'll let it slide... this time.
     
  17. dual-quadism

    dual-quadism Black on Black

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    This is Rob J's 401 in his 65 Riv. Just a ridiculously clean stocker. I built the motor, he did all the detailing and paint work. As nice as it is, looked even better in person. Super crisp.
     
  18. Dragdoc

    Dragdoc Well-Known Member

    67A06341-EE45-4F8E-875D-6BA69C389084.jpeg 91A4E5F3-BF98-4AB4-860D-7DA582763E36.jpeg ‘60 LeSabre. And yeah, I know thats an air cleaner for other GMs but they look purdy cool. Its one of the smaller diameter repops - had to use my original base to get enough drop but will fab up something in spring. And get rid of that red heater hose!
     
  19. 66electrafied

    66electrafied Just tossing in my nickel's worth

    Had no idea an Olds Batwing aircleaner would even fit; - that looks cool!
     
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  20. Dragdoc

    Dragdoc Well-Known Member

    Absolutely did not fit with the supplied base! Or the supplied air cleaner! In fact, I had to thin out the hood insulation so it didnt touch the top.

    I used my original lower - you can see it sticking out of the bottom. Im hesitant to cut that up, but may try to find another.
     

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