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Old 06-21-2005, 01:56 PM
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Are Wildcats Cool?

Hey I was just wondering if my 1965 Buick Wildcat is cool to any of you guys are not. Its really cool to me because it was made for a short period of time and the engine in it is great. The engine is a Buick Nailhead 401ci. Its called a Wildcat 445 tho because of the torque rating. I think the Nailhead is the coolest thing about the car tho. Its rated at 325 hp stock but is gonna be bumped up slowly maybe to 450 in the far future because parts are so damn expensive. Its got big tires in the back and chrome rims...
Oh and not to metion two 10" subs behind the seats and two 12" in the trunk. But me and my friends made it that much cooler with 3" exhaust and straight piped it to some Thrush Glasspacks. Yeah its a beast!!

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Old 06-21-2005, 02:00 PM
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?? yeah wildcats are cool. Only made them for a couple of years, right?

Nailhead motors are fun, too. Tire-fryers.

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Old 06-21-2005, 04:05 PM
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nice ride

With some good paint and nice interior..get the running gear in good order that can be a nice ride..

Had to look a pic or two of some of those and there are those who like those cars and "fix em up purty"

I have tried most all of it and now do what is known to work..
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Old 06-21-2005, 09:49 PM
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yeah, i have a soft spot for buicks i think wildcats are nice and i like nailheads too!
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Old 06-21-2005, 10:58 PM
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nailheads, well, buicks in general, are torque monsters, the 1971 Buick 455 in stage 1 trim made only 350 hp. But- it made 510ft.lbs. of torque.

Wasn't there a big Buick 455 vs Hemi rivalry back then too?
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Wildcats are cool, I was looking more at the Grand Sport though.
I really went off the beat when I chose my Outlaw rod.

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