Welcome to V8Buick.com.
Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 26 to 44 of 44
  1. #26
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Location
    Norwalk, CA
    Posts
    77

    Default Re: Nailhead Info/Parts Sources

    I saw this company on Ebay, It appears they make lightweight connecting rods for the nailhead. The name on the rods themselves is "SuperRod"

    Might check them out:

    Super Speed Equipment Co
    140 S Motor Ave
    Azusa, CA 91702-3225
    (626) 969-8823
    Ralph Nicastro Jr.
    Norwalk, CA
    64 Skylark 401 CID Nailhead

  2. #27
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Posts
    68

    Default Re: Carburetor adapter plate?

    I put a Carter AFB on my '56. I used a Tran-Dapt adapter and it works fine. The only problem was that the 4 holes that are used to bolt it to the manifold were not drilled all the way through. I had to have my machinist drill and counter bore the holes to make it fit correctly.

  3. #28
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    ct.
    Posts
    3,622

    Default Re: Nailhead Info/Parts Sources

    Bill, I make the "Adjustable Roller Tip Rocker Arms" for the "NailHeads" & they do fit under ALL the available valve covers. I also manufacture mini-starters for them. Do a search on this board & type in "toms roller rockers" to read replies of some users.

    Tom T.
    Tom Telesco
    Classic and Muscle Automotive
    12 Cook St.
    Norwalk, CT 06853-1601
    Day Phone 203-324-6045 ET
    NailHead Mini-Starters '53-'66
    Adjustable Roller Tip Rocker Arms - All NailHeads
    Custom Forged Pistons
    Many parts to numerous to list
    "If I can't get it, you don't need it!"

  4. #29
    Mr62Buick Guest

    Default Re: 322 Nailhead Headers?

    Are the exhaust ports close to a 401/425?

  5. #30
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    ct.
    Posts
    3,622

    Default Re: Nailhead Info/Parts Sources

    As far as spacing they are exactly the same, except '56 & older are round ports while '57 & newer are oval ports.
    Tom Telesco
    Classic and Muscle Automotive
    12 Cook St.
    Norwalk, CT 06853-1601
    Day Phone 203-324-6045 ET
    NailHead Mini-Starters '53-'66
    Adjustable Roller Tip Rocker Arms - All NailHeads
    Custom Forged Pistons
    Many parts to numerous to list
    "If I can't get it, you don't need it!"

  6. #31
    Mr62Buick Guest

    Default Re: Nailhead Info/Parts Sources

    On or about April 1st, 2008, My custom buick headers will be complete for the nailhead. The R&D is done and they are nothing like the sanderson headers. Sure, sandersons are shorty style, BUT, they will not fit the 59-64 buick frames since the upper "A" arm is right in the way. Thier headers wont fit a full sized buick. I bought a set of them for my 62' Lesabre, and sure enough, the headers dont clear the upper "A" arm on the first tube, and wont clear the frame on the second tube either. Those headers are designed for buckets are other vehicles without the steering box on the OUTSIDE of the frame. Plus, the tubes I am running are 1 5/8" full mandrel bends, not the 1 1/2" offered by sanderson. The collectors are not a fixed style 2 bolt flange, they are the ball and socket swivel style. These have been a few years in the making and are finally just about done. Wouldnt you like to use an exhaust header that actually will fit a full sized buick from 1957-1966? Well, these will be the cats meow! If I knew how to post a pic on this, I would post one for all to see. They fit right in the stock location of the factory manifolds. If interested, let me know... contact me at mr62buick@yahoo.com Thanks guys.... Steve Stabler GET BENT! Exhaust in Clackamas, Oregon. www.getbentexhaust.com
    Last edited by Mr62Buick; 03-16-2008 at 11:43 AM. Reason: spelling errors

  7. #32
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Posts
    21

    Default Re: Nailhead Info/Parts Sources

    I found this on another site

    I hope this helps some of you.







    Nailhead Part’s & Service

    Auto-fleet parts and Machine
    2551 Halls Mill RoadMobile, AL.
    Joel at 251-478-8441
    for Nailhead or any other motor rebuild

    Bendtsen’s Transmission Center Inc. (Trans Adapters)
    13603 Johnson St NE
    Ham Lake, MN. 55304
    Phone: 763-767-4480
    Email: bob@transmissionadapters.com (bbendtsen@aol.com)
    www.transmissionadapters.com (http://www.transmissionadapters.com/)


    Bob’s Automobilia
    3352 South El Pomar; Templeton, CA93465 (street)
    Box 2119; Atascadero, CA93423 (mailing)
    Phone: 805-434-2963
    Fax: 805-434-2626
    http://www.bobsautomobilia.com/ (http://www.bobsautomobilia.com/)

    Carmen Faso
    J&C's Parts
    7127 Ward Road
    North Tonawanda, NY14120
    Phone: 716-693-4090
    Yeah he's not on the net, he doesn't take plastic, but he is definitely the man...

    CARS, Inc.
    205 Pearl Street
    P.O. Box 5
    Neshanic Station, NJ08853
    Phone: 908-369-3666
    Fax: 908-369-7595
    http://www.buick-parts.com/ (http://www.buick-parts.com/)

    Egge Machine Company, Inc.
    11707 Slauson Ave.
    Santa Fe Springs, CAUSA 90670
    Phone: 562-945-3419
    Fax: 562-693-1635
    info@egge.com (info@egge.com)

    NailHeadBuick-subscribe@yahoogroups.com (NailHeadBuick-subscribe@yahoogroups.com) will get you on the list...

    O'Brien Truckers
    29 A. Young Road
    Charlton, MA 01507
    Phone: 508-248-1555
    http://community.webshots.com/user/obtruckers (http://community.webshots.com/user/obtruckers)


    Poston Enterprises
    200 Ewing Lane
    Atmore, AL36502
    Phone: 800-635-9781
    http://www.postonbuick.com/ (http://www.postonbuick.com/)


    Russell Martin
    http://nailheadbuick.com/ (http://nailheadbuick.com/)
    He would be the man to go to on the West Coast for building an engine...
    He can also be found on the Yahoo Nailhead Group for advice and help...

    TA Performance Products, Inc.
    16167 N. 81st Street, Scottsdale, AZ85260
    Phone: 480-922-6807
    Fax: 480-922-6811
    http://www.taperformance.com/
    Email: TAPerf@AOL.Com (TAPerf@AOL.Com)

    The Buick Farm
    PO Box 384
    Clayton, DE19938
    Email: Sales@BuickFarm.com (http://www.buickfarm.com/home/contact.asp)
    http://www.buickfarm.com (http://www.buickfarm.com/)

    Tom Telesco for mini-starters and roller rockers....
    C/O Classic & Muscle Automotive
    465 Glenbrook Rd.
    Stamford, Ct. 06906-1820
    Phone: (203) 324-6045
    telriv@yahoo.com (telriv@yahoo.com) or telriv@msn.com (telriv@msn.com)

    Wheatbelt Antique Auto
    Rt. 2, Box 178
    Carrier, OK 73727
    Phone: 580-855-2449
    Fax : 580-855-2476
    http://www.wheatbeltbuick.com (http://www.wheatbeltbuick.com/)

  8. #33
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Naples, FL
    Posts
    10,720

    Default Re: Nailhead Info/Parts Sources

    I'll second what Ronin said about Bendtsens' adapters. I have my 431 cu. in. nailhead attached to a 700R4 in my Chevy pickup. The kit fit perfectly, everything that I needed was there, and the quality was tops. He doesn't give his stuff away, but considering the work involved in producing his adapters - he should make a few $$ on it. Good stuff.
    John Codman
    Formerly owned Buicks:
    '33,'48, '51, '52, '54, '55 (3), '56, '60 LeSabre 3 sp stick.
    264 powered '53 Mercury
    322 then 264 powered 55 Ford
    264 powered '56 Chevy
    Presently - 431 nailhead powered '82 C-10

  9. #34
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Naples, FL
    Posts
    10,720

    Default Re: Nailhead Info/Parts Sources

    Buick engine machine work and products:

    Precision Billet Design - Rob Giroux
    342 East St.
    South Hadley, MA 01075

    Email: precisionbilletdesign@comcast.net
    413 536-3174

    Outstanding machine work incl CNC. Has made Rods for Buick racing engines,
    has done serpentine setup for later Buicks, is rumored to be working on a serpentine setup for a nailhead owned by a guy in Texas.
    John Codman
    Formerly owned Buicks:
    '33,'48, '51, '52, '54, '55 (3), '56, '60 LeSabre 3 sp stick.
    264 powered '53 Mercury
    322 then 264 powered 55 Ford
    264 powered '56 Chevy
    Presently - 431 nailhead powered '82 C-10

  10. #35
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Hilo Hawai
    Posts
    32

    Default Re: Nailhead Info/Parts Sources

    Anyone have current email or phone numbers for MILR Products/Donald Kring? I have tried several attempts to reach them thru their web page's "contact us" link but have never gotten a response. Thanks

  11. #36
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    ct.
    Posts
    3,622

    Default Re: Nailhead Info/Parts Sources

    I am a dealer for Don's products. What do you need??? As of this moment I'm going racing for the week-end. Will answer questions Monday when I get back.

    Tom T.
    Tom Telesco
    Classic and Muscle Automotive
    12 Cook St.
    Norwalk, CT 06853-1601
    Day Phone 203-324-6045 ET
    NailHead Mini-Starters '53-'66
    Adjustable Roller Tip Rocker Arms - All NailHeads
    Custom Forged Pistons
    Many parts to numerous to list
    "If I can't get it, you don't need it!"

  12. #37
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Adena Ohio
    Posts
    190

    Default Re: Nailhead Info/Parts Sources

    Quote Originally Posted by IgnitionMan View Post
    I do both real, live HEI, and MSD trigger only conversions into stock cast iron nailhead distributors.

    I don't use Ignitors, but real HEI and MSD components.

    can you PM me the perticulars... such as i send you my points vac adv distributor and u send me back a drop in one wire done deal sestrib that will work for my 401?? well yea i know theres the i send u money part too but.....
    62 Buick Invicta 4Dr HT
    401 V8 Nailhead (fresh repaint)

  13. #38
    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Location
    East Coast
    Posts
    1,272

    Default Re: Nailhead Info/Parts Sources

    Quote Originally Posted by Trikeman72 View Post
    can you PM me the perticulars... such as i send you my points vac adv distributor and u send me back a drop in one wire done deal sestrib that will work for my 401?? well yea i know theres the i send u money part too but.....
    Service information and contact particulars for Dave can be found here. He is not on this website anymore.

    Cheryl
    14 Nissan Leaf SL (100% Electric Vehicle)
    05 Toyota Prius
    95 Suburban Turbo Diesel 2500

  14. #39
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    ct.
    Posts
    3,622

    Default Re: Nailhead Info/Parts Sources

    I also do one wire points conversion distributors. Set the advance rate etc.
    Tom Telesco
    Classic and Muscle Automotive
    12 Cook St.
    Norwalk, CT 06853-1601
    Day Phone 203-324-6045 ET
    NailHead Mini-Starters '53-'66
    Adjustable Roller Tip Rocker Arms - All NailHeads
    Custom Forged Pistons
    Many parts to numerous to list
    "If I can't get it, you don't need it!"

  15. #40
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Adena Ohio
    Posts
    190

    Default Re: Nailhead Info/Parts Sources

    Quote Originally Posted by IgnitionMan View Post
    I do both real, live HEI, and MSD trigger only conversions into stock cast iron nailhead distributors.

    I don't use Ignitors, but real HEI and MSD components.


    hey ignitionman can you PM me your info and prices for this set up for my 401 nailhead

    thanks
    62 Buick Invicta 4Dr HT
    401 V8 Nailhead (fresh repaint)

  16. #41
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Adena Ohio
    Posts
    190

    Default Re: Nailhead Info/Parts Sources

    Quote Originally Posted by Babeola View Post
    Service information and contact particulars for Dave can be found here. He is not on this website anymore.

    Cheryl

    welll derr guess i just scrolled right on past that post
    thanks for the info cheryl
    62 Buick Invicta 4Dr HT
    401 V8 Nailhead (fresh repaint)

  17. #42
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Posts
    2

    Default Re: Nailhead Info/Parts Sources

    I just bought a 1959 Invicta, the original 401 Nailhead is in the car but dead, any advice on where i can get parts around the Dallas Texas area?

  18. #43
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Posts
    6

    Default Re: Nailhead Info/Parts Sources

    Quote Originally Posted by telriv View Post
    I also do one wire points conversion distributors. Set the advance rate etc.
    You got a website, Tom?

  19. #44
    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Location
    North Carolina
    Posts
    26,494

    Default Re: Nailhead Info/Parts Sources

    Call Tom or send him an email through his profile on this Board.

    Tom Telesco
    Classic and Muscle Automotive
    465 Glenbrook Rd
    Stamford, CT 06906-1820
    Day Phone 203-324-6045 ET
    Jim Lore
    BPG 1037
    "If you cannot clear up the confusion at least make the confusion clear."

 

 
Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Back to top