We run every single installment of the Hagerty Redline Rebuild videos because they are so cool. We love how they are put together with a level of playfulness and fun while also celebrating awesome engines from the past. The most recent engine has been a battle since the beginning. This Buick Nailhead was a pain in the ass at every turn. The first engine that the guys were attempting to use was a complete pile so after inspecting it at the machine shop, they literally went back on the hunt. After more trials and travails, we have arrived at the part of the program where the new engine comes together in fine stop/action form.
Chad poshest that actual stop-action video over the weekend and we loved seeing it. Here’s the rest of the story with Davin, the guy who’s responsible for so much cool content on the Hagerty Channel surrounding engines. He gives great advice, information, and technical insight into the assembly of the engine. Yes, the main video is a lot of fun to watch with its occasionally self-assembling parts, but the real meat on the bone for us is this video where we see and hear all about the engine building process.
At the end of the day, engines are largely the same in many respects. They have cranks, connecting rods, cylinder heads, pistons, etc. It is not knowing what those things are but it is about knowing how they properly go together in various applications that separates the good one from the great ones in terms of engine building.
Tips, tricks, and fun as this Nailhead comes together!