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    Default My Nailhead

    Hey guys. Figured I would throw out a few pictures of my Nailhead powered 55 Chevy Truck build. Its a 66 425 with MILR valve covers, intake, plug covers, and valley cover. Jim Inglese Weber Carburetors.
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    As one who has also done a Nailhead into an old ('82) Chevy pickup, Welcome to the club!
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    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

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    Cool! Can't wait to see what it'll look like finished!
    Marc,
    66 Electrafied,

    '66 Buick Electra 225 Conv. (Going to finally get this thing finished this winter, since I can't sell it)
    '67 Buick Wildcat Custom Conv. (...the Cat came back the very next day...)
    '01 Buick LeSabre Limited
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    Default Re: My Nailhead

    Some up to date pictures.
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    Oliver
    68 Chevelle 408 BBC/GN 200-4R
    55 Chevy Truck Nailhead/Inglese Powered
    67 Skylark
    1987 Grand National-Sold March 1st,2012

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    Default Re: My Nailhead

    Very cool project, good luck with it!👍
    Jim
    N. Mankato, MN

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    Default Re: My Nailhead

    Oliver,,,, back in the 50's GMC trucks came with Buick nailhead engines when the build specified a V8 engine.... They are really hard to find , now.... but there are some out there....
    Doc "Widely unknown"

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    Quote Originally Posted by doc View Post
    Oliver,,,, back in the 50's GMC trucks came with Buick nailhead engines when the build specified a V8 engine.... They are really hard to find , now.... but there are some out there....
    didn't some get Pontiacs too? ive seen a nail in a 2 ton truck oem was neat.
    66 skylark 2 dr hartop...... in progression
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    not seen a Pontiac engine,,, anything is possible,,, on special order.... I did see a 57 Ford once that had been special ordered with a Lincoln/Mercury engine from the factory,,,, you could just breathe on the throttle and it would break the back tires loose.....
    Doc "Widely unknown"

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    Default Re: My Nailhead

    Yes,
    They came with Pontiacs also.
    Tom Telesco
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    I'd love to find a nailhead powered truck to make a car hauler
    John

    64 wildcat build in progress

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    be pretty neat. I think the Pontiac powered ones where more common. ok ive been reading up apparently buicks where in medium duty chevys and Pontiacs in mediun duty gmcs. yeah I have seen oem Lincoln engines in ford trucks. also some of the hd trucks had one off engines too. ie the 366 chevy ford 401. nailheads where called loadmaster engines in the trucks.
    66 skylark 2 dr hartop...... in progression
    07 silverado 3500 hd 6.0
    12 kia sorento sx
    99 f150
    89 dodge spirit
    http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v237/nekkidhillbilly/

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    Welcome I have a 1950 3100 with a 1961 401

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    I have seen a Round-nose Chevy (or GMC) HD truck with a 322 Nailhead from the factory.
    BTW: Love those six twos. I have a friend who did a late 20's Desoto with a 401 and six twos. Recently it was sold to someone from the upper midwest (I think). It was a show-quality car. I did post a photo of it on this board a couple of years back, but I'm horrible at finding stuff here.
    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

 

 

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