The next Redline Rebuild engine is on the stand awaiting surgery, but it’s putting up a fight in the early stages of the overhaul. It’s a Buick 401 Nailhead, a grimy hulk of a V-8 that is locked solid. That is, no motion when we try to turn the crankshaft. The engine was yanked from a 1965 Buick Wildcat that lived in a field for many years, and traditional methods of disassembly proved fruitless.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2019/03/13/redline-rebuild-nailhead-update