Somewhere here I recently read that the reissued AMT 40 Ford had a Buick Nailhead engine as an option, and as I have recently been hankering to build one of those, and I happened to have just that kit on the shelf (for conversion to R&R Resin El Matador by the way), I dug it out and took a look. Not much to write home about but the shape seemed decent and I always loved the vertical valve covers so why not. I don't have anything to put it in at the moment so I just used the kit supplied engine stand (a true classic) and set it on the shelf with some other engines (eg: Morgan/Rover/MG variant of similar design later lightweight Buick V8, and Revell front mount blower 283 from Mooneyes Dragster). Heres some pics some descriptions of what got used where:
some stuff used:
parts by parks turned aluminum pulley set
detail master turned aluminum distributor (correctly wired to keep Don on his toes)
Replicas and Miniatures of Maryland 6-2 bbl carbs, manifold and curved intake stacks
scratchbuilt generator and bracket with parts by parks pulley
tony nancy nailhead exhaust pipes, tips drilled and only white glued on in case I want to use the motor for a build with more conservative exhaust system
wired and fuel lines plumbed though no carb linkages (just got a magnifier visor though so might start attempting that fine of stuff soon but no way am I attempting moving butterflies)
man these macro photos are BRUTAL!
posed with its British cousin:
thanks for looking and any comments cheerfully fielded!
Edited by jbwelda, 29 August 2013 - 07:00 PM.