Why Is Buick Engine Called Nailhead ?

Tech Spec Nailing Down The Misunderstood Buick Nailhead

Tech Spec: Nailing Down the Misunderstood Buick Nailhead

Like the Small Block Chevy, the Rocket 88 Olds, the Ford Flathead and the Chrysler Hemi, the Buick Nailhead engine is one of those that has the immortal …

History Of The Buick Nailhead MotorTrend

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The nailhead was introduced for the 53 model year as a replacement for the straight-eight engine. The basic design of this engine is generally …
The nailhead engine has valves that are too small for the engine to develop the power that it could if the valves were more conventional. The V6 …

Why Do They Call It A Nailhead

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A lot of people claim the term “nailhead” came from the valves being oriented in an upright position, but the straight 8 buick that was …

Buick Generation 1 V 8 Nailhead 1953 1966 Auto History

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Buick’s first series of Nalihead V8s were used from 1953 through 1956. Like all Buick engines, It was an OHV/pushrod engine. The engine became known as the …

Nailhead Engine S The Reason Why The H A M B The Jalopy Journal

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The ’53 – ’65 Buick engines were called Nailheads, because of the valve configuration. If you look at a cross-sectional view of the cylinder …

The Buick Nailhead OPGI Blog

The Buick Nailhead

Buick’s legendary V-8 engine from the mid-fifties to the mid-sixties is often called the “nailhead” motor due to its long, thin-stemmed …

Buick S Big Bad V 8 Engines The Nailhead 430 400 455 And More

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When Buick replaced its overhead-valve inline-eight in 1953, the Nailhead became the company’s first pushrod V-8. The engine took its name …

Secrets Of The Buick Nailhead V8 Mac S Motor City Garage

Secrets of the Buick Nailhead V8

The Fireball V8 of 1953, soon to become known as the Nailhead, was based on GM’s corporate research efforts, along with Buick’s extensive …

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