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Old 12-01-2015, 03:46 AM
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I now have my first Nailhead. Been looking for one for several years. Hope to get a 348/409 next. Going to see if I can get this one started. Its pretty much complete minus the carb. All the wiring still looks good in the car so once I get a good 6V battery Ill see what I have here. Going to vacuum out all that debris/nest out of all the ports. I am unsure how long this motor has sat so I will try to turn it over by hand first. Then add some Trans fluid to the cylinders.
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Old 12-01-2015, 09:48 AM
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Isn't the 55 Buick a 12V system?
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Old 12-01-2015, 09:25 PM
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Hope it spins for you bud. Be a miracle if it doesn't need an overhaul tho. I agree with Old Iron. Has to be 12V.
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I now have my first Nailhead. Been looking for one for several years. Hope to get a 348/409 next.
I looked for years before I found my BB Nailhead! Been looking even longer for a decent 348/409... they're *really* hard to find here in Tejas... unless you wanna sell the farm or pull out the Platinum card (which I don't have)!

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Cleaned up that rats nest. Shop vac had a good time with it. Sucked out all I could out of the intake. Reached down and grabbed the fan. And this old girl turns over. Wasnt even stuck a little. I turned it over several times and you could hear the valves popping.

12V? I hope so I was just reading about some old buicks and everyone was talking about there 6V batteries. The battery tray is kinda long like a 6V battery. Ill get a picture of it tomorrow. But 12V would be great.


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Looks like it should be 12 volt

http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/t...pecial.733925/

http://forums.aaca.org/topic/185069-...olt-batteries/

http://www.teambuick.com/forums/show...1955-buick-12v
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Oh yeah... my fav Buick site is...

http://www.v8buick.com/

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Thanks Tipper, I just joined that site. I found more info on it, yes its 12V. And I just found how to turn it over Tricky Buick folks..
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Thanks Tripper, I just joined that site.
And this guy's a great resource as well. Be sure to check out his Tech Info section! He's pretty much the guru IMO!

http://nailheadbuick.com/

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X2 on the Guru^^^^^^^^^^
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