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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Comentários • 80

  • Mark Watrous
    Mark Watrous Mês atrás

    It's been a month, please do get on with it.

  • Сергей Лобанов

    MAFIA 👍👍👍

  • riejurv50
    riejurv50 Mês atrás

    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...

  • Michael Thompson
    Michael Thompson Mês atrás

    Time to rebuild an international harvester 345

  • Tamer 1
    Tamer 1 Mês atrás

    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.

  • KB10GL
    KB10GL Mês atrás

    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.

  • Rahmat excell
    Rahmat excell Mês atrás

    Orang Indonesia like🇮🇩✔️

  • Robert Anderson
    Robert Anderson Mês atrás

    I subscribed to Hagerty for this motor series.

  • Shain Andrews
    Shain Andrews Mês atrás

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

  • Dan Hernandez
    Dan Hernandez Mês atrás

    Nice 1971 Datsun at the back

  • Sean Forsythe
    Sean Forsythe Mês atrás

    Petition to bring back the straight 8

  • Matti Sillanpää
    Matti Sillanpää Mês atrás

    You guys have rather sweet looking Citroen 2CV in the back ground. Perhaps small video about it?

  • Bennet Fox
    Bennet Fox Mês atrás +1

    Stop dragging this out! I want to see this.

  • Clark Kubiak
    Clark Kubiak Mês atrás

    Nice 240z in the background!

  • Stephen Plumbley
    Stephen Plumbley Mês atrás

    That Datsun tho 😍

  • Linus Beeck
    Linus Beeck 2 meses atrás

    Please do a video on that 2cv in the background

  • tclott316
    tclott316 2 meses atrás


  • Steve Hansen
    Steve Hansen 2 meses atrás +1

    Hydraulic power windows??

  • Ан Ли
    Ан Ли 2 meses atrás

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

  • Daniel Griffin
    Daniel Griffin 2 meses atrás

    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.😞

  • Don Desnoo
    Don Desnoo 2 meses atrás

    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 😃😃😃😃🤗

  • sam jacob
    sam jacob 2 meses atrás

    Your the best

  • Miles Gochuico
    Miles Gochuico 2 meses atrás

    Engine rebuild + vehicle rebuild timelapse pleaseeeeeeeee

  • Cameron Alexander
    Cameron Alexander 2 meses atrás

    Oh Man that's pretty.

  • Gokhan Atan
    Gokhan Atan 2 meses atrás

    Where do you guys make the videos?

  • Mr H
    Mr H 2 meses atrás

    He is a clean mechanic, just like Tony Stark.

  • Wednesday Grey
    Wednesday Grey 2 meses atrás

    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

  • Son Kor
    Son Kor 2 meses atrás

    Another project 😍😍 can't wait to see the redline rebuild .
    Love you Hagerty ❤

  • Rusty Shakleford
    Rusty Shakleford 2 meses atrás +1

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

  • vtr0104
    vtr0104 2 meses atrás

    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 :|

  • AzyleeZ Studio
    AzyleeZ Studio 2 meses atrás

    Nice datsun back there

  • Baue Boersma
    Baue Boersma 2 meses atrás

    Citroën 2cv in the back!!! Flat Twin for the win!

  • Игорь Касатов
    Игорь Касатов 2 meses atrás

    Возможно ли сделать субтитры на русском языке?

  • Ricky Collins
    Ricky Collins 2 meses atrás

    These cars have a sealed driveline. You don't want any weight resting on it.

  • Ricky Collins
    Ricky Collins 2 meses atrás

    You can see the wild way they did paint on those underneath panels. Very interesting.

  • KevinEmmel Arroyo Garrafa
    KevinEmmel Arroyo Garrafa 2 meses atrás

    Wow, salude you, from Perú

  • Tawatchai Kawira
    Tawatchai Kawira 2 meses atrás

    The idol

  • Ryan Chelberg
    Ryan Chelberg 2 meses atrás

    ooOOoo Straight 8 time lapse! cant wait!

  • Sean Goldsworth
    Sean Goldsworth 2 meses atrás

    Wow a Buick straight eight! I will be tuned in on this project. Definitely don't see these at all.

  • J J
    J J 2 meses atrás

    You have the coolest job! I can’t even tear down a lawnmower without getting yelled at by the wife.

  • D0T3XE
    D0T3XE 2 meses atrás

    Please rebuild a Ford Y-block! Been asking for a while now.

  • Davi RS Brazil
    Davi RS Brazil 2 meses atrás

    nice! I appreciated that..! greetings from Brazil...

  • PrivatPauler
    PrivatPauler 2 meses atrás +1

    Wonderful engine

  • JJ Bartek
    JJ Bartek 2 meses atrás

    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.

  • Iss993 ITA
    Iss993 ITA 2 meses atrás

    I was waiting 4 it

  • Christoffer Sinding
    Christoffer Sinding 2 meses atrás

    I never heard a straight 8 pls make it turbo.

  • Серега Гардюта

    Капец у них помещение чистое!

  • 302hobronco
    302hobronco 2 meses atrás

    Was that a single barrel carb for the entire engine?? Bet that thing would liven up with a dual carb set up.

  • степан луговнин

    Добавьте русский субтитры)

  • jockellis
    jockellis 2 meses atrás

    2:36. That oil filter holder appears to be the same as old Mercedes and 356 Porsche’s used. Didn’t clean all the oil.

  • raketa diesel
    raketa diesel 2 meses atrás

    Я хочу у вас работать 👍

  • Zion Deniel Teodoro
    Zion Deniel Teodoro 2 meses atrás

    I've been waiting for an straight 8 engine pretty unique..

  • Picax8398
    Picax8398 2 meses atrás

    That datsun😍

  • Justin Dampier
    Justin Dampier 2 meses atrás

    So glad a Buick 8 is getting rebuilt!

  • егор мелешков
    егор мелешков 2 meses atrás

    Ого рядная восьмерка!!!

  • Isaak Welch
    Isaak Welch 2 meses atrás

    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!

  • Will B
    Will B 2 meses atrás

    Can hagerty try a ford 300 i6 rebuild ?

  • Thierry Gal
    Thierry Gal 2 meses atrás

    What about the Citroen 2CV on the back?

  • Максим Хадерер

    А дальше где? Крутая тачка!!!

  • Markus Kunze
    Markus Kunze 2 meses atrás

    Hi, I want to see the Citroen 2CV! Please!!

  • Herbert Norkus
    Herbert Norkus 2 meses atrás

    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???

  • Анатолий Латышев

    Cool video as always 👍

  • ARS Official
    ARS Official 2 meses atrás

    Where is the next video??! I can't wait 😭

  • Hearsedriver302
    Hearsedriver302 2 meses atrás

    Waiting to see you guys do a Cadillac 472...

  • bigblocklawyer
    bigblocklawyer 2 meses atrás +2

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

    ALABAMAHEADHUNTER 2 meses atrás

    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 .

  • jwrappuhn71
    jwrappuhn71 2 meses atrás


  • Brooks Van Pelt
    Brooks Van Pelt 2 meses atrás

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

  • TruWaRDez
    TruWaRDez 2 meses atrás

    I want to come from Russia and work with you even Apprentice, I love old cars....

  • Yesenia Krueger
    Yesenia Krueger 2 meses atrás

    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?.......

  • Ray Main
    Ray Main 2 meses atrás

    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.

  • Velcro1167
    Velcro1167 2 meses atrás

    Why don't you build that straight 8 for some muscle??

  • Joe Schlotthauer
    Joe Schlotthauer 2 meses atrás

    I have a 47 Buick Sedanette 2-door 50 series...

  • Brooks Van Pelt
    Brooks Van Pelt 2 meses atrás

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

  • 777jones
    777jones 2 meses atrás +2

    Haha you talk like a young man but you are actually more of an “experienced pro” age 😂

  • Fred Franklin
    Fred Franklin 2 meses atrás

    Always liked these cars .wonder how a 700r4 would be behind one of these engines....?

  • Eric Hildreth
    Eric Hildreth 2 meses atrás

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

  • dano
    dano 2 meses atrás

    If anybody can do this, is this man!!

  • Ref Jim
    Ref Jim 2 meses atrás

    Cool but, what about the 2cv ???? ;)

  • Edward Pate
    Edward Pate 2 meses atrás +1

    The old Buick Straight 8's in both 248 and 320 CI versions were great engines! The Dual Carb versions really ran!