Learn how to rebuild and upgrade your Buick Nailhead
with the first book ever dedicated to the subject!
In this all-new book from Nailhead racer and veteran
engine builder Gary Weldon, you will learn everything
you need to know about how to rebuild and upgrade the
venerable Buick Nailhead engine. Weldon takes you
through each step, including a review of the birth of the
Nailhead, the benefits of its unique design, serial and
casting number information to source and identify the
best project, and a history of the engine in development.
Also covered are the processes of rebuilding, including
disassembly, inspection, sourcing the best parts, making
critical upgrades, reassembly, and break-in. Of course, all
the machine shop work is covered, and practical advice
on building engines for competition is provided.
The Nailhead was a throwback to the early overheadvalve
engine design, and that unique design makes it a
popular choice for period-correct hot rod projects. In addition,
if your torquey Nailhead resides between the fenders
of a Buick Special, LeSabre, Invicta, Roadmaster, Riviera,
Century, Skylark, Wildcat, or Electra 225, this book will
help you keep that old beauty on the road.
• First how-to book ever published on this engine
• Thousands of 1953–1966 Buicks still roam the streets
• The Nailhead is an extremely popular choice for early
Ford Hot Rod engine swaps