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History 1961 Hot Rod engine swaps

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by aceuh, Feb 6, 2010.

  1. aceuh
    Joined: Apr 17, 2008
    Posts: 1,360


    I picked this little book up a couple years ago when I was going through a phase of collecting old magazines. It's been just sitting on my coffee table since then. The author is Dan Francisco.

    I went through and scanned a few bits and pieces...Hope you guys dig it.

















  2. aceuh
    Joined: Apr 17, 2008
    Posts: 1,360


    Missed this one somehow...

  3. Evel
    Joined: Jun 25, 2002
    Posts: 9,025

    1. 60s Show Rods

    Thanks for posting this.. it pretty neat.. Damm those prices are crazy
  4. greasemonkey060
    Joined: Dec 18, 2005
    Posts: 212


    "Noisy exhaust system does not make sense if the car is to be driven in town because of the trouble it can cause"....


    Anyhow thanks for sharing! I'll have to keep my eye out for this one at the swap meets!
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  5. jamesgr81
    Joined: Feb 3, 2008
    Posts: 265


    Maybe you haven't been pulled over and written a ticket for loud exhaust by the Man! I got several of those in my youth. The cops used to pull you over and roust you for CS stuff like being too low, too loud, no bumpers or fenders etc.

    But that was in the day when they tried to catch you draggin' on the streets. Nowdays no cop does that anymore. It's all about drugs, DUI, or gangbanging now.
  6. chaddilac
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
    Posts: 13,799


    Wow! always cool to look back like this!!! thanks!
  7. fab32
    Joined: May 14, 2002
    Posts: 13,988

    Member Emeritus

    Too bad some of those old adaptors aren't still built today.

  8. 31modelo
    Joined: Apr 9, 2006
    Posts: 1,126


    I like the oil pan mods for the steering linkage.
  9. SOME of that stuff they did was whacking the front crossmember, rather than installing an electric fuel pump...
  10. WAY cool. I'll have to remember it so I can search for it later. Thanks for posting it.
  11. I was gonna say the same thing.. Man that is a cool book though.. Thanks for taking the time to share it
  12. Tank
    Joined: Nov 8, 2002
    Posts: 749


    Hey, Ive got one of those little books too! Found mine next to a trashcan in a pile of old Hot Rod mags at a swapmeet when it started to rain. I took em all. Saved them before they got wet.
  13. spooler41
    Joined: Feb 25, 2007
    Posts: 1,099


    That brings back some memories, some where in my library, I've got several of those "engine swap" how to books. I can remember that they helped me through many of my early hot rod builds. MY first was a Dodge D500 into a '46 Ford bus. cp. in 1959,wish I could do it again on the same budget.

  14. Paul
    Joined: Aug 29, 2002
    Posts: 14,321


    yeah, some of that stuff would never fly today

    I have one of these Lasalle plate adapters, 'wondered what it bell it fit

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  15. Irish Dan
    Joined: Jan 19, 2006
    Posts: 1,231

    Irish Dan

    Nice. Thanks for passing it on!
  16. freebird101
    Joined: Feb 13, 2009
    Posts: 1,203


    cool..thanks for sharing
  17. greaser
    Joined: Apr 30, 2006
    Posts: 809


    Yeah, that's one of my favorites...I spent some time on the bay a few years ago, and collected the whole "Spotlite" series. Occasionally, you still see some listed in "Hot Rod Magazine" e-bay search, but getting scarce!
  18. dirtbag13
    Joined: Jun 16, 2008
    Posts: 2,540


    is that a y block on the cover they're swapping into a falcon ?
  19. AnimalAin
    Joined: Jul 20, 2002
    Posts: 3,417


    I have a couple of later editions of the same book. Even though lots of the methods have been superceded by better technology, there are lots of clever ideas shown, and lots of imagination evident.

    Looking through the old books sort of rejuvenates the imagination.

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