Ride in a 1964 Buick Wildcat with a 425 Nailhead Engine

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Ride in a 1964 Buick Wildcat with a 425 Nailhead Engine

Post by Pete » Wed Feb 21, 2018 7:03 pm

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Re: Ride in a 1964 Buick Wildcat with a 425 Nailhead Engine

Post by nolaxride » Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:49 am

Was the nailhead one of the aluminum block V8s?
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Re: Ride in a 1964 Buick Wildcat with a 425 Nailhead Engine

Post by Falstaff2 » Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:27 am

The aluminum engine Buick built was only 215 cubic inches and only installed in the Skylark for a couple of years. GM never did master the art of plating the cylinder walls of aluminum blocks but Rover bought the Buick plans and used the small V-8 for many years.
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Re: Ride in a 1964 Buick Wildcat with a 425 Nailhead Engine

Post by Pete » Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:06 am

my dad had a Wildcat for a short while and that damn thing was a rocket sled. dad had a big heavy foot in those days
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