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Buick straight 8 to nailhead?

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Last try. 86-87 Regal. The Dauntless 225 V-6 was a Buick engine.
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This is a regular production vehicle. Right?
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Old 07-30-2012, 05:33 PM
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Buick straight 8 to nailhead?
Nope, we are talking a production Buick from the sixties, they made thousands of them. But the body and chassis were not designed for the motor so they had a number of components unique to this car only adapting the motor to it, these motor mount adapters were only one of them.

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Old 07-30-2012, 05:34 PM
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This is a regular production vehicle. Right?
Absolutely you have seen many of them.

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Old 07-30-2012, 06:38 PM
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Brian your talking about the Buick Skylark or Special. If so that was the only car that Buick put that aluminum 215 in which I was referring to earlier. What other engine were they going to use? I don't remember them having a six at that time. If that ain't it you got me.
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Old 07-30-2012, 07:40 PM
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Last hint, I own one.

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Last hint, I own one.

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I use to own one also. Crap! I forgot that the 300,340,350 weren't nail heads. I had a 66 GS but to tell you the truth I never noticed those adapter plates. They must have had to drop those 401's considerably or were the small blocks that much wider?
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Yep, that motor was literally shoe horned in there. The reason for the adapters was that the motor mounts on the Nailhead mount to the motor at the front of the block. All the "modern" GM motors it's in the middle of the block. So the A body frame being designed for the others had the mounts in the middle of the motor. Not only did it use these mounts, the oil pan was a rear sump which Buick had abandoned back in 59. The exhaust manifolds were totally unique with the drivers side coming all the way down to the bottom of the frame like a header. The wire harness was unique with the battery being mounted on the left (the same side as the Nailhead starter). The brakes were different with bigger wheel cylinders. The rearend used station wagon bearings! The clutch fork on the three and four speed was forged iron! How they made any money on those cars is beyond me.

Ok a softball:

What super rare option sat on tops of the front fenders on a 1969 Camaro?

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The Doublemint twins?
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The Doublemint twins?
Even as cute as they are, they better NOT be sitting on MY car! No Dan, I am talking about a factory option.

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I'd answer it (I think) if I had a decent question (I owned a '69 SS427 Impala). Oh well.

Don't want to give it away, but did the Camaro have it for the rear too?
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Old 07-31-2012, 07:57 AM
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I'm not certain, I can't imagine it would be in the front only. I do know that they are VERY rare I have only seen one in person with them.

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Your talking about the highly coveted " Parade Flag Holders". Very rare indeed!
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Now come on Cobalt you know you have a head full of crap like I do and you have a question in there for us.
BB, Nope.

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