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Old 02-13-2012, 11:28 AM
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401 nailhead offenhauser intake carb inquiry

I've recently ripped the nailhead out of my 63 buick lesabre for a complete cleanup and to do some repairs to the firewall and inner fenders. I managed to find an offenhauser high-rise 2x4 manifold for it at an amazing price and couldn't pass it up. Now i'm not sure what kind of carbs it's set up for, or even what kind i should use. Do I need to replace my camshaft for a more aggressive one? or can i use the stock cam provided? This is my first build, I am a hobbyist and could use all the help i can get. learning as I go along

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It was cheap because among Buick people, that manifold is a looser. From what I understand it isn't as good as a stock four barrel for power.

What you want is an Edelbrock B262, I sold one a while ago for $800!

That Offy will look cool and for the most part do the job for you, you aren't dragging it looking for a lower et. You are just cruising it and want a cool looking motor, it will do that for you.

The cool part is, on that Buick there is no distributor in the intake, no water running thru it, nothing. You can swap the intake in about ten minutes with two tools.

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You're right I'm not dragging it, just cruising, and it will look cool. So, to answer my questions........?
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