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

  • čas přidán 24. 07. 2019
  • 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 (centervilleautorepair.com)
    ^^^Russ is THE guy to talk to about Buick Nailhead parts and service!
    Joe, Mike, Mark, and Todd at Thirlby Automotive (thirlbyautomotive.com)
    Doug at Allshaft Repair
    Jon at Apex Competition Engines (www.apexcompetitionengines.com)
    Blain at MSD (www.holley.com/brands/msd/)
    Jeff at Holley (www.holley.com)
    Drew at West Michigan Cerakote (www.westmicerakote.com)
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Komentáře • 1 993

  • Hagerty
    Hagerty  Před 6 dny +9

    Check out our latest Redline Rebuild video! We rebuilt a Ford Model A engine: chclip.net/video/GGn-5VoS-m8/video.html

    • EMAN
      EMAN Před 13 hodinami

      Just spent most of my day watching your videos! Awesome 👍

    • ganzano
      ganzano Před 2 dny

      Man, that sounds sweet.

  • Spralex Fishing
    Spralex Fishing Před 15 minutami

    Just whaoo...

  • Ruben Garcia Jr
    Ruben Garcia Jr Před hodinou

    This is my insurance company!!

  • Day By Day
    Day By Day Před 3 hodinami

    Yeah! Old american car is awesome! 👍

  • Corey Robinson
    Corey Robinson Před 3 hodinami

    That was a great video on how to strip a block down and machine it. I would have watched it in regular time. Great job.

  • Old Gunner
    Old Gunner Před 9 hodinami

    Super super great and awesome video.

  • Thomas Sheppard
    Thomas Sheppard Před 9 hodinami

    Great job on the rebuild but all the pretty paint wont change the small journal crank lol

  • Azlarabe El Ammari
    Azlarabe El Ammari Před 11 hodinami

    that's what called art bringing engine from death to life

  • David Jonathan
    David Jonathan Před 16 hodinami

    How many man hours actually you have putted to complete this restoration ?

  • Jim
    Jim Před 16 hodinami

    Really cool time lapse!

  • Ben Winstanley
    Ben Winstanley Před 19 hodinami

    Amazing work , amazing footage 👌👍👏 thanks

  • Ibrahim Abdullah
    Ibrahim Abdullah Před 20 hodinami


  • Lady Chatelaine
    Lady Chatelaine Před 21 hodinou

    Wow! You guys are SO clever. It all looked very complicated. I really don't know how you could remember where all the parts fitted in...🤔
    If I'd been born a guy I'd have been a car buff for sure...Lol 🙂🇬🇧

  • pedras preciosas do Brasil

    Like muito bom ✌👍🙏🙇💎💍🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷

  • Антон М
    Антон М Před dnem


  • The Combat Engineer
    The Combat Engineer Před dnem

    With more than 5M views, I’d say the marketing gimmick at the end of the previous video worked! Hell of a build and thank you for sharing. Subbed and shared!

  • georgiemcross
    georgiemcross Před dnem

    I like living in a whie country.

  • sedp13 drewde
    sedp13 drewde Před dnem

    Love it.

  • Michael Moran
    Michael Moran Před dnem +1

    You guys are no joke! Mind blowing professionalism! Next level editing, smashed together! Incredible!!

  • John Tempest
    John Tempest Před dnem

    Original block was scrapped. Why? Bores damaged?

  • Don H
    Don H Před dnem

    Nailheads are one of the prettiest engines ever built. I was hoping this one was going to go hot rod with a few carbs, etc, but as a stocker it even looks great.

  • Nate 07
    Nate 07 Před dnem

    Damn, that was one nasty engine. Nicely done!

  • damon sturgill
    damon sturgill Před dnem


  • Feel The Steel TATT00&PIERCINGS

    Makes it look easy

  • DaBirdman1989
    DaBirdman1989 Před dnem

    So is the 2nd block they got a buick as well?

  • SteelBlueBody
    SteelBlueBody Před dnem

    The engine looks fantastic!
    Great job & I will be following you guy's for now on!

  • zRTXR op
    zRTXR op Před dnem

    Hehehe beautiful

  • Troy C
    Troy C Před 2 dny


  • Сергей Уколов

    Крутые ребята)))

  • Faya Hima
    Faya Hima Před 2 dny


  • Platinum Garage
    Platinum Garage Před 2 dny

    At what RPM did you break that engine in?

  • Shahzad Abbasi
    Shahzad Abbasi Před 2 dny

    If I required this engine as show in video how much price I need to pay with accessories.
    Second thing I want this engine in pakistan.

  • Den Ardi
    Den Ardi Před 2 dny

    Amazing mecnic

  • noone knows
    noone knows Před 2 dny

    My kind of DJ at 6:44.

  • Oregon Madden
    Oregon Madden Před 2 dny +12

    Not sure how anyone would thumbs down!? The production value is through the roof!

    • I Am Maximus
      I Am Maximus Před dnem

      Oregon Madden
      Probably jealous because many of us don’t have a skillz & a shop like theirs ✌️😅💦

  • Brighton Lund
    Brighton Lund Před 2 dny

    Freaking phenomenal!

  • D a y s Day
    D a y s Day Před 2 dny

    Nice work

  • Kristoff Taylovoski
    Kristoff Taylovoski Před 2 dny

    Did I catch that "hiccup" correctly?? First block was effed, and a second block was pressed into service???

  • James Gilliam
    James Gilliam Před 2 dny +1

    I would love to see the entire car restored but very nice video sir

  • MBT808
    MBT808 Před 2 dny

    Be awesome if a classic Japanese engine got rebuilt(maybe an L20 for a 240z for example) for one of these. Love the video keep up the great work.

  • David Bell
    David Bell Před 2 dny

    I would have painted it after I assembled it.

  • Cesar Gonzales
    Cesar Gonzales Před 2 dny

    Awesome job!!! I wish you can do the same to my dads 1975 Ford falcon engine.

  • ali ikhsan
    ali ikhsan Před 3 dny

    It's a Monster!!

  • Johnny Utah
    Johnny Utah Před 3 dny

    Yeah man I would I would work for free just to learn that

  • honhon05
    honhon05 Před 3 dny +2

    “That feels advanced” - does some distributor black magic - engine fires right up....

  • Johnnie
    Johnnie Před 3 dny

    This video should win an Academy Award. The photography and editing is this video is now the benchmark. Well done!

  • Dennis McCulloch
    Dennis McCulloch Před 3 dny +1

    Amazing videos!! As a mechanical engineer and an old fashioned gear head this is truly "Art"!!

  • Руслан Стасов

    Молодцы, а как музыка называется в сопровождение?

  • Eric Severn
    Eric Severn Před 3 dny

    This is beautiful stuff, guys. I could watch it all day. But it's too fast. Try slowing it down by half.

  • Sam Ortiz
    Sam Ortiz Před 3 dny

    Thats not a SBC?

  • Kirk M
    Kirk M Před 3 dny

    What year is that wildcat?..66?

  • Cashmere Funk
    Cashmere Funk Před 4 dny

    Question don't know Buick had a car name nailhead...

    • Cashmere Funk
      Cashmere Funk Před 3 dny

      Do you know how many was built..

    • Cashmere Funk
      Cashmere Funk Před 3 dny

      @Patrick Brown wooow thanx sir

    • Patrick Brown
      Patrick Brown Před 3 dny

      Nailhead refers to the cylinder head configuration on this particular engine.

  • Donald Shannon
    Donald Shannon Před 4 dny

    I almost lost my lunch when he pulled the heads!

  • Robert Bragg
    Robert Bragg Před 4 dny

    That was amazing. To have the shop and tools to do such quality work I could die a happy man. Great work and the video was as cool as the project.

  • Dasha L
    Dasha L Před 4 dny +1

    У меня мотоцикл Урал такого же цвета был, странный цвет для мотора)))

  • i d
    i d Před 4 dny

    Production excellant

    • Hagerty
      Hagerty  Před dnem

      Thank you for watching!

  • rob1248996
    rob1248996 Před 4 dny

    Love the content. Hate the "time lapse". Useless.

  • Jitendra Sharma
    Jitendra Sharma Před 4 dny

    Love the presentation

  • Robert Meese
    Robert Meese Před 4 dny

    Never herd of a Buck Nail head engine! I wonder why the engineer came up with this engine the main purpose....

  • Pofigist
    Pofigist Před 4 dny

    Какие уроды ставят дизлайк?