New project! 1951 Buick straight-8 engine needs to be rebuilt | Redline Update #28

Davin's back at it in the Hagerty Garage. After completing our Chevy Stovebolt straight-6 rebuild last month (more to come on that), we thought it would be fun to add 2 more cylinders and take a crack at a straight-8 engine from a 1951 Buick Super Convertible. The car itself is in the process of being completely restored (you can check out that restoration process at Hagerty) and we thought a classic straight-8 would make for another great Redline Rebuild time-lapse video. Step one: Get the engine out of the car and over to our video garage.
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  • It's been a month, please do get on with it.

    Mark WatrousMark WatrousСарын өмнө
  • MAFIA 👍👍👍

    Сергей ЛобановСергей ЛобановСарын өмнө
  • I bought a '51 4 door Super but the day I went to pick it up the owner finally regret it extremely much having sold it so we ended undoing the deal... I bought a '58 Plymouth then, but I've had this car in my mind since then, more over a convertible one just like this... I'd be happy is one day I could just drive one, I loved sitting behind that wheel even it was for just one moment...

    riejurv50riejurv50Сарын өмнө
  • Time to rebuild an international harvester 345

    Michael ThompsonMichael ThompsonСарын өмнө
  • The heater ducts in those Buicks from the 50's were amazing. My father had a '53 and later a '55 Roadmaster. They both had heater ducts under the front seats into the back seats that warmed the front seat and kept the back seat toasty warm.

    Tamer 1Tamer 12 сарын өмнө
  • The way I remember it the straight eight Buick engine came in three series. The 8-40 was the smallest & came in the 'entry level' & earliest [pre war] cars. The 8-60 was longer & with greater displacement & was used in larger & more 'flash' models. Both engines were used in post war cars with three port holes in the hood/ bonnet. The Century series was the 8-80 engine & it was supposed to be longer & larger again. The host vehicles I believe were the Roadmaster models with four port holes in the hood although I have been told that they were also used in some other vehicles such as limousines & coffin carriers [Hearse]. I haven't had anything to do with these engines since I was a teen back in the mid '60's so perhaps a little brain fade may be at work here. I also seem to recall that the main bearing journal size increased in size from front to rear to help counteract the torsional twist of such a long crank. Am I delusional??? OK, so now I need to dig out my master manual [1929 to 1939] to check out the specs.

    KB10GLKB10GL2 сарын өмнө
  • Orang Indonesia like🇮🇩✔️

    Rahmat excellRahmat excell2 сарын өмнө
  • I subscribed to Hagerty for this motor series.

    Robert AndersonRobert Anderson2 сарын өмнө
  • Why fix such old gear? Seems like you could get a reliable used ride for what you are going to spend on this.

    Shain AndrewsShain Andrews2 сарын өмнө
  • Nice 1971 Datsun at the back

    Dan HernandezDan Hernandez2 сарын өмнө
  • Petition to bring back the straight 8

    Sean ForsytheSean Forsythe2 сарын өмнө
  • You guys have rather sweet looking Citroen 2CV in the back ground. Perhaps small video about it?

    Matti SillanpääMatti Sillanpää2 сарын өмнө
  • Stop dragging this out! I want to see this.

    Bennet FoxBennet Fox2 сарын өмнө
  • Nice 240z in the background!

    Clark KubiakClark Kubiak2 сарын өмнө
  • That Datsun tho 😍

    Stephen PlumbleyStephen Plumbley2 сарын өмнө
  • Please do a video on that 2cv in the background

    Linus BeeckLinus Beeck2 сарын өмнө
  • Fireball!

    tclott316tclott3162 сарын өмнө
  • Hydraulic power windows??

    Steve HansenSteve Hansen2 сарын өмнө
  • дааа смотрю на чистоту в гараже и думаю ну тыпые, как там у вас все плохо скоро вам пизда. Ren TV рулит епть

    Ан ЛиАн Ли2 сарын өмнө
  • I saw a 51 Buick 4 door at a local Pull-A-Part. Had the heater under the front seat also. Was pretty solid and had been restored at some point. So sad to see it there.😞

    Daniel GriffinDaniel Griffin2 сарын өмнө
  • Throw away the engine and transmission .find nice olds or cadu.. parts car save the driveshaft. The boat anckors fireintheballs motor 0_ 60 minute and half 3minute t o stop 6mpg.pffft 😃😃😃😃🤗

    Don DesnooDon Desnoo2 сарын өмнө
  • Your the best

    sam jacobsam jacob2 сарын өмнө
  • Engine rebuild + vehicle rebuild timelapse pleaseeeeeeeee

    Miles GochuicoMiles Gochuico2 сарын өмнө
  • Oh Man that's pretty.

    Cameron AlexanderCameron Alexander2 сарын өмнө
  • Where do you guys make the videos?

    Gokhan AtanGokhan Atan2 сарын өмнө
  • He is a clean mechanic, just like Tony Stark.

    Mr HMr H2 сарын өмнө
  • I’m very interested in what you guys do and I’d love to do the same. How did you guys get to where you are? Did you start out as a mechanic working for someone else to gain knowledge? Are you still technically a mechanic or is there another name for what you do? What tips or advice would for someone like me waning to be where you are

    Wednesday GreyWednesday Grey2 сарын өмнө
  • Another project 😍😍 can't wait to see the redline rebuild . Love you Hagerty ❤

    Son KorSon Kor2 сарын өмнө
  • What a beautiful facility you have at your fingertips and of course top notch talent besides yourself,you're a very blessed individual!!!!

    Rusty ShaklefordRusty Shakleford2 сарын өмнө
  • Weird how so much engineering went into making these engines and mechanical bits that somehow still work decades later, yet the rest of the car is done in because no one cared enough about weather-stripping or rust-proofing. The US auto industry used to be a very strange place 70 years ago :|

    vtr0104vtr01042 сарын өмнө
  • Nice datsun back there

    AzyleeZ StudioAzyleeZ Studio2 сарын өмнө
  • Citroën 2cv in the back!!! Flat Twin for the win!

    Baue BoersmaBaue Boersma2 сарын өмнө
  • Возможно ли сделать субтитры на русском языке?

    Игорь КасатовИгорь Касатов2 сарын өмнө
  • These cars have a sealed driveline. You don't want any weight resting on it.

    Ricky CollinsRicky Collins2 сарын өмнө
  • You can see the wild way they did paint on those underneath panels. Very interesting.

    Ricky CollinsRicky Collins2 сарын өмнө
  • Wow, salude you, from Perú

    KevinEmmel Arroyo GarrafaKevinEmmel Arroyo Garrafa2 сарын өмнө
  • The idol

    Tawatchai KawiraTawatchai Kawira2 сарын өмнө
  • ooOOoo Straight 8 time lapse! cant wait!

    Ryan ChelbergRyan Chelberg2 сарын өмнө
  • Wow a Buick straight eight! I will be tuned in on this project. Definitely don't see these at all.

    Sean GoldsworthSean Goldsworth2 сарын өмнө
  • You have the coolest job! I can’t even tear down a lawnmower without getting yelled at by the wife.

    J JJ J2 сарын өмнө
  • Please rebuild a Ford Y-block! Been asking for a while now.

    D0T3XED0T3XE2 сарын өмнө
  • nice! I appreciated that..! greetings from Brazil...

    Davi RS BrazilDavi RS Brazil2 сарын өмнө
  • Wonderful engine

    PrivatPaulerPrivatPauler2 сарын өмнө
  • I have built a few of those straight 8 Buicks. The later ones are easier to do than the early ones. Hope you have good engine stand! Make sure you put flywheel/flexplate bolt in the crank flange before you put the rear main cap back on.

    JJ BartekJJ Bartek2 сарын өмнө
  • I was waiting 4 it

    Iss993 ITAIss993 ITA2 сарын өмнө
  • I never heard a straight 8 pls make it turbo.

    Christoffer SindingChristoffer Sinding2 сарын өмнө
  • Капец у них помещение чистое!

    Серега ГардютаСерега Гардюта2 сарын өмнө
  • Was that a single barrel carb for the entire engine?? Bet that thing would liven up with a dual carb set up.

    302hobronco302hobronco2 сарын өмнө
  • Добавьте русский субтитры)

    степан луговнинстепан луговнин2 сарын өмнө
  • <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="156">2:36</a>. That oil filter holder appears to be the same as old Mercedes and 356 Porsche’s used. Didn’t clean all the oil.

    jockellisjockellis2 сарын өмнө
  • Я хочу у вас работать 👍

    raketa dieselraketa diesel2 сарын өмнө
  • I've been waiting for an straight 8 engine pretty unique..

    Zion Deniel TeodoroZion Deniel Teodoro2 сарын өмнө
  • That datsun😍

    Picax8398Picax83982 сарын өмнө
  • So glad a Buick 8 is getting rebuilt!

    Justin DampierJustin Dampier2 сарын өмнө
  • Ого рядная восьмерка!!!

    егор мелешковегор мелешков2 сарын өмнө
  • So now that you're doing a straight 8 and you've done a nailhead, you've gotta do a 455 or a fireball v6 next!

    Isaak WelchIsaak Welch2 сарын өмнө
  • Can hagerty try a ford 300 i6 rebuild ?

    Will BWill B2 сарын өмнө
  • What about the Citroen 2CV on the back?

    Thierry GalThierry Gal2 сарын өмнө
  • А дальше где? Крутая тачка!!!

    Максим ХадерерМаксим Хадерер2 сарын өмнө
  • Hi, I want to see the Citroen 2CV! Please!!

    Markus KunzeMarkus Kunze2 сарын өмнө
  • Funny how you can get parts for a 51 buick straight eight, but i had to junk my beloved 91 geo storm because i couldnt get a waterpump! Wtf???

    Herbert NorkusHerbert Norkus2 сарын өмнө
  • Cool video as always 👍

    Анатолий ЛатышевАнатолий Латышев2 сарын өмнө
  • Where is the next video??! I can't wait 😭

    ARS OfficialARS Official2 сарын өмнө
  • Waiting to see you guys do a Cadillac 472...

    Hearsedriver302Hearsedriver3022 сарын өмнө
  • Cummins 6BT: one of the biggest, heaviest in-lines ever put in a consumer vehicle. Buick Fireball 8: hold my beer.

    bigblocklawyerbigblocklawyer2 сарын өмнө
  • Looking forward to the rebuild . I'm glad to see I am not the only one that had a hard time figuring out how to pick one of these thing up . I just got through rebuilding a 40 strait 8 at my machine shop . I always enjoy getting to do something out of the ordinary . Our specialty at my shop is heavy diesel engines but our name " Advantage Engine Restoration " brings in all kinds of antique engine work . I'm doing a L134 Willys right now and have the crank case out of a 900 c.i.d. American LeFrance that I have got to fit the crankshaft into the babbit bearings . The man that we have always used to pour our bearings recently passed away . If anyone knows anyone near Birmingham , Alabama , please let me know .

  • Fantastic.

    jwrappuhn71jwrappuhn712 сарын өмнө
  • I hope they don't get rid of that (probably) original paint. You don't see original paint like that anymore.

    Brooks Van PeltBrooks Van Pelt2 сарын өмнө
  • I want to come from Russia and work with you even Apprentice, I love old cars....

    TruWaRDezTruWaRDez2 сарын өмнө
  • Had a couple of straight 8 cars back in the day.. buick and a pontiac.. the truth is real gas hogs.. little acceration.. why save one?.......

    Yesenia KruegerYesenia Krueger2 сарын өмнө
  • would be fun to hot rod a Buick straight 8. Back cut the valves, regrind the cam, custom multiple carb intake and a headder. Just for the halibut. I have no idea what I'd put the engine in lol.

    Ray MainRay Main2 сарын өмнө
  • Why don't you build that straight 8 for some muscle??

    Velcro1167Velcro11672 сарын өмнө
  • I have a 47 Buick Sedanette 2-door 50 series...

    Joe SchlotthauerJoe Schlotthauer2 сарын өмнө
  • Ok I need the car communities help here since Google won't help. What classifies a car and/or engine as a redline?

    Brooks Van PeltBrooks Van Pelt2 сарын өмнө
  • Haha you talk like a young man but you are actually more of an “experienced pro” age 😂

    777jones777jones2 сарын өмнө
  • Always liked these cars .wonder how a 700r4 would be behind one of these engines....?

    Fred FranklinFred Franklin2 сарын өмнө
  • Glad to see another engine rebuild! A straight 8, this should be a cool build!! You don't see these motors everyday!!

    Eric HildrethEric Hildreth2 сарын өмнө
  • If anybody can do this, is this man!!

    danodano2 сарын өмнө
  • Cool but, what about the 2cv ???? ;)

    Ref JimRef Jim2 сарын өмнө
  • The old Buick Straight 8's in both 248 and 320 CI versions were great engines! The Dual Carb versions really ran!

    Edward PateEdward Pate2 сарын өмнө