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Old 12-30-2016, 06:23 PM
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Is an aluminum 215 considered a nailhead ???
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Old 12-30-2016, 08:16 PM
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No, but it kinda looks like one!

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Old 12-31-2016, 08:00 PM
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No, but it kinda looks like one!

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Way to many people refer to the 215 as the "Baby Nailhead." Which of course it was never supposed to be.
We put a 215 in my brothers 73 Vega wagon back in the day and it went like stink. LOL 3 speeding tickets in one day. That's small town living.
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Old 01-06-2017, 06:31 PM
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Got a couple of them, had one in my hotrod pickup. Thinking about putting one in my Metropolitan.
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Do it, Bruce, do it!

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Didnít Mickey Thompson use one in an Indy car?
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In 1962 he used a 255 in engine based on the 215. I didn't read any more about it.

The 215 would be a nice engine for the Metropolitan, Bruce.
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Is it possible to get parts for them?
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Just reading now the 215 was only used for a couple of years in the U.S. then the rights were sold to Rover in England. They corrected the flaws and produced it for 39 years. The parts are no doubt easier to get from there.
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If I remember correctly, the olds F85 engine used different heads compared to the Buick 215. Some were turbocharged. Not sure which engine the Rover uses.
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