Progress On The Hagerty Straight Eight Build! The Cam, The Crank, and Plastic Pistons For The Win!


Progress On The Hagerty Straight Eight Build! The Cam, The Crank, and Plastic Pistons For The Win!

We have been loyally following the Hagerty build of a classic Buick straight eight engine for a while now. Davin has been working his way through a variety of different issues and setbacks but has really been making some progress as of late. This episode shows the engine starting to really come together with the installation of camshaft bearings, the camshaft itself, and the crank. It also shows the interesting use of some 3d printed pistons made of plastic used in the mock up of the engine. In the end he also has the correct valves he needs to re-assemble the cylinder head so things have taken a strong turn for the good on the timeline of this particular project!

This is not just a slap it together type deal. There’s good information and process stuff in here to check out. In typical fashion we get walked through the parts, the procedures, and the thought process behind everything that Davin is doing. We’re fans of this engine and now that the whole thing seems to be cooperating, we cannot wait to see it completed and actually running!

This has been a realistically long process and that is why we respect these videos. They are not hiding from setbacks or problems. Just like real life.

Press play below to see the next step in the process of building the Buick straight eight –


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2 thoughts on “Progress On The Hagerty Straight Eight Build! The Cam, The Crank, and Plastic Pistons For The Win!

  1. DanStokes

    I’ll never understand why he didn’t put the block on it’s butt while it was off the stand and drop the cam in while he had gravity on his side. SO much easier.

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  2. claymore

    And he has never heard of coating the tap with heavy grease to grab the chips while they are re-cutting the threads?????

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