Roadhog1951

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  1. PS, don't know if you are trying to clean up sludge or stop a lifter tick but I have put auto trans fluid to clean up sludge, I inherited an old 4 cyl. tractor that had set for many years and a valve was stuck. I removed the valve cover, freed it up and changed the oil. It did have some build up in the valve train, but not too bad. It ran fine all summer but the next spring, after sitting all winter the valve was stuck again. This time I freed it up, changed the oil and added 1/2 qt. of auto trans fluid and it ran great for several years after! I added the trans fluid at every oil change...Ed
  2. I have a '56 Buick special with the stock 322 2 bbl engine, roughly 125,000 miles, engine internals are all original. It developed a "tick" on cold start up after sitting for a while so I changed the oil and that didn't help. I then added a can of Slick 50 and the tick went away, it has been over 10 k miles since then with more oil changes and the tick has not returned. I tried the slick 50 from the advice of my brother who owns a vintage GM product who used it for the same reason to cure his cold tick problem,,, Well it worked for us and I would not hesitate to do it again if the problem arises!
  3. Someone needs to buy this, If I was anywhere near there I would have it! (Idyllwild, California) , BTW the seller offered it to me for $2500, probably take less with cash in hand!!! https://www.ebay.com/itm/Refurbished-1964-Buick-425-Nailhead-Dual-Carb-Engine-includes-Heads-man-block/254409008629?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649
  4. Dennis, those "French" locks are available now, look on e-bay
  5. I don't think I used any flat washers, just bolts out of the bolt bin with lock washers , it was soon after I acquired my Buick, I just had to put dual exhaust and glass packs on it! I found the correct left dual exhaust manifold, NOS for $99.99!!!!!!,,,Come to think of it, this was probably before 1999!!!, its all still intact!
  6. Hello, Does any one know of a engine rebuilder familiar with nailheads in the St Louis area or the Midwest?...THANKS,,,Ed
  7. Mr Earl.. when I saw notification that you had responded to my post I was sure it was gonna say, "Bring her down here , Ill do it!!!!",,,Ill post it in other forum too. Thanks, Ed
  8. OOOKAAAYYYY,,,, How about any one in the Midwest good with nailhead rebuilds???????
  9. What parts are you using for this conversion?
  10. Joe, I would love to take a closer look at that car but its 2200 miles from me!!!.
  11. Anyone in the ST Louis area good with nail head rebuilds?
  12. Hello, has anyone here upgraded the front suspension/steering on a mid 56 model 48 (special) Buick I am thinking of the Mustang 2 rack and pinion set ups, any suggestions (except DON"T!) Any other options? Show me yours!!! THANKS< ED
  13. I've been wanting to do this swap for some time and have looked a numerous conversions but this one looks like the neatest and simplest one yet! I have already located a doner truck!!! THANKS!!!!!,,
  14. Dennis, I long piece of fuel liner is good to find leaks, just put one end in your ear and move around manifold. I took both manifolds off of my 56, 322 with no problems...... Just the normal "rusty nut" stuff, I had to heat a couple of the header pipe nuts to get them off. The manifold bolts came out nice, I installed new bolts with lock washers and didn't reuse the bolt locks, they are still tight 15 pluss years later,,,
  15. Thanks Joe, I Knew I had seen that set up before somewhere before, I used to own a 65 chevy truck!!! (a LONG time ago)!