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Buick Nailhead V-8 engine rebuild time-lapse: from rusty to roaring | Redline Rebuilds - S3E3

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There were many trials and tribulations along the way with our 401 Buick Nailhead engine rebuild, but it's finally DONE! The engine is together and running like a dream. And now, for your enjoyment, we present our latest Redline Rebuild time-lapse video. We pulled this iconic V-8 from a 1965 Buick Wildcat that had been sitting in a field in Northern Michigan for the better part of the last 3 decades. While the car was completely unsalvageable, we thought we'd take a crack at resurrecting the engine. Unfortunately, the block and heads were junk, but we managed to use a few parts off the original engine to bring a trusty American V-8 back to life. Enjoy!

HUGE shoutout to all the folks who helped make this project happen:
Russ at Centerville Auto Repair (http://centervilleautorepair.com)
^^^Russ is THE guy to talk to about Buick Nailhead parts and service!
Joe, Mike, Mark, and Todd at Thirlby Automotive (http://thirlbyautomotive.com)
Doug at Allshaft Repair
Jon at Apex Competition Engines (http://www.apexcompetitionengines.com)
Blain at MSD (https://www.holley.com/brands/msd/)
Jeff at Holley (https://www.holley.com)
Drew at West Michigan Cerakote (https://www.westmicerakote.com)

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