Nailhead Info/Parts Sources

Discussion in ''Da Nailhead' started by Adam Whitman, Apr 14, 2002.

  1. Adam Whitman

    Adam Whitman Guest

    This is to list the reputable parts suppliers and builders of nailheads.

    Carmen Faso
    716.693.4090 -
    J&C's Parts
    7127 Ward Road
    North Tonawanda, NY 14120
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  2. Adam Whitman

    Adam Whitman Guest

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  3. Adam Whitman

    Adam Whitman Guest

    TA Performance is also getting more involved with the nailheads. Hard parts, and shorty headers.
  4. Adam Whitman

    Adam Whitman Guest


    Looking to install a 700R4 or 200-4R behind a nailhead 401/425 ?, contact: Rod N Racin, 715 East Main St, Belleville, IL 62220, 618-257-0567. Price for the adapter kit is $295.
  5. IgnitionMan

    IgnitionMan Guest

    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.
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  6. BuickStreet

    BuickStreet Well-Known Member

    I can vouch for Ignition Man's work - I've seen it. Use him.

    Bill S.

    P.S. Dave, my 401 distributor is on it's way!
  7. Pinhead64US

    Pinhead64US Well-Known Member

    Nailhead Parts Sources

    Ken Schmidt
    The Buick Bonery
    6970 Stamper Way
    Sacramento, CA 95828

    "Previously owned" parts in absolutely the best condition I have ever bought. You get way more than you pay for.

    Buick Specialties
    P.O. Box 5368
    Kent, WA 98604

    Very high quality rebuilt/restored rockers and shafts
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    Mini-starters are available. Weigh 8lbs. 9ozs. Will fit '61-'66 364/401/425 engines only at this time. Will be working on older designs soon, depending on interest. All brand new, no rebuilts. $299.00 plus shipping.
    Also getting closer to production, Roller Tip Rocker Arms for all NailHeads from'53-'66. Will post dyno results when the time comes for all to see & read.
    E-mail, or
    Phone, days, 8Am-6Pm, M-F, (203) 324-6045
    Snail mail: Tom Telesco
    C/O Classic & Muscle Automotive
    465 Glenbrook Rd.
    Stamford, Ct. 06906-1820
  9. WUWU20

    WUWU20 Well-Known Member

    I found this place that says they make a kit to put any Chevy Trans stick or auto from 55-97 to any nail head from 53-66..there are 3 different kits...but it looks like nice stuff..kind of pricey but hey, what would my 63 LeSabre be like with a 401 and a 6 speed from a Z28 in it :Brow: ....
  10. tburgeson

    tburgeson Roadmaster

    Bob Bendtsten builds cool stuff. (Transmission As you can see from his website, he'll put just about anything to anything too. He also knows his fuel injection. Fun to BS with also.
  11. i'll agree with pinhead..Ken scmidt is a life saver, he is super helpful,always has pretty much anythin y'all can thinkk of in his 'collection' and his prices are more than decent... he's kept my baby rolling quite a few times now..
  12. Ronin

    Ronin Active Member

    I bought an adapter from Benstedts to put a 700r4 behind my 401 in a 61 Electra Convert. I have nothing but positive things to say about the man and his products. Helpful start to fininsh and he builds a great kit. Everything was included and it all fit no problem. I definitely would reccomend him. This guy also puts Cadillac Northstars into Fiero's!!! I bet thats a wild ride!
  13. into_l

    into_l Well-Known Member

    For all of you nailhead junkies, there's a custom hotrod and speed shop up here in the Pacific NW that is producing speed equipment for the nailhead along with alot of other goodies.

    The speed shop website is

    and the custom shop website is

    They're sister sites, with some redundancy, but well worth checking out if only just to see the slammed '59-'60 fullsize Buford.

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  14. Airy Cat

    Airy Cat Airy Cat

    Nailhead Parts

    For straight eight or nailhead engine parts try:

    Terrill Machine, Inc.
    1000 County Road 454,
    DeLeon, TX 76444

    (254) 893-2610
  15. Opa

    Opa Torque/a 8 piston figure


    Did you ever call Jim Burek Buick Engine and Parts Builder I'm sure he can help you further with your nailhead heads!

    And they will be a great ride when you get them back!

    Did you have your heads checked for cracks yet?


  16. green goblin

    green goblin Nailhead Freak

    Anyone know where to get an inexpensive set of these for the early nailheads?


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  17. Nash Rod&Custom

    Nash Rod&Custom #1 Source 4 Hot Rod Parts

    Parts r Us!

    Check out our online store at (see link above).

    We are still stocking our store, and if anyone has any requests/suggestions for Nailhead specific parts they'd like to see on there, drop me a line. We carry over 450 different vendors (from Accel to Zoops and everything in between), and are adding more every day.

    I'm currently building a 'highboy '30 Model A Sedan which is getting a '65 425 Nailhead. This will be my personal hot rod, and it won't have a hood (why hide something that pretty?!), and it will be a daily year-round driver. I'll post pics of the build if anyone is interested...

    I'm thinking either a 6x2 setup, dual quads (I know where a factory dual quad manifold is cheap), or possibly Hilborn Fuel Injection. (With an open hood, I'll need down-turned velocity stacks though to keep rain out).....God, I love this stuff!!!!
  18. 51gmc

    51gmc Well-Known Member

    I've got an intake that was modified to do just that out in the shop, I'll pop off some pic's and get back to ya.
  19. Mr62Buick

    Mr62Buick Guest

    Nailhead Blower manifolds...

    If you guys wanna hold on for a bit on the induction.... Marty at NWSPEED is in the process of having blower manifolds cast.. (aluminum) So, go to his website and see if they are out yet... I think a blower would be SLIGHTLY better then hilborn and ALOT less headaches to adjust... HMMM dual quads/blower manifold/nitrous??? Hmmmmm think of the possibilities!!
  20. wkillgs

    wkillgs Gold Level Contributor

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