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Almquist Intake manifold infos?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by cruiserbuddy, Jan 21, 2008.

  1. cruiserbuddy
    Joined: Oct 21, 2005
    Posts: 397

    cruiserbuddy
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    from Germany

    I want to have information about almquist, the manifolds, the company, the man, everything......Who's got any?
     
  2. 22 track
    Joined: Mar 23, 2001
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  3. side_valve
    Joined: Sep 22, 2002
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    Mr. Almquist is alive and well in PA. I sell his posters and books. He has a great story about talking to Henry Ford when he was 19.
     
  4. Villlage Idiot
    Joined: Dec 30, 2005
    Posts: 408

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    A couple of years ago I bought an old part on Ebay from a guy who was located near Pittsburgh. Turned out he was a banker who travelled to our town each week and spent a couple of days at a bank branch. So he delivered the item. We got to talking and he was dropping "Ed" into the conversation. I found out he was referring to Ed Almquist. He said he had lunch with Ed on a regular basis and he was working on a deal to start reproducing Almquist aluminum manifolds and other goodies. He had even located a small foundry in our town to cast the parts. As far as I know that partnership never materialized.
     

  5. Spike!
    Joined: Nov 22, 2001
    Posts: 2,733

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    I recently bought a 1962 Almquist catalog (small one) and a 1963 Almquist Catalog (large one) for ten bucks. Well worth all the info I got from them. Pennsylvania is a great state!


    Spike
     
  6. banjorear
    Joined: Jul 30, 2004
    Posts: 3,837

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    I had one of the real low rise 2X2 for earlier flatties. The one with fins running down the middle.

    Real crappy design, but worth a shit load on E-bay as of late. I thought $100 was good money when I unloaded it.

    Silly kid!
     
  7. tommy
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 14,757

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    One unusual fact is that there are adapters like this out there with his name mis-spelled.:eek: I think it was ALMQIUST or something close to that.

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    I really think this is a pretty cover.
     
  8. banjorear
    Joined: Jul 30, 2004
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    I do love his "Y" adaptors. Cool stuff.
     
  9. cruiserbuddy
    Joined: Oct 21, 2005
    Posts: 397

    cruiserbuddy
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    from Germany

    Thanks for the great info!
    @Sidevalve: Is there any chance to get a poster with his signature?
    Are there also decals available?

    Almquist is all over the world, I gonna put this one in my T-Bucket:

    [​IMG]
     
  10. mike1951
    Joined: Jul 15, 2007
    Posts: 706

    mike1951
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    from Colorado

    I ended up with one when I bought a running flatty, trans and bunch of speed parts. Not much out on the web. I plan on running it on my 30 build. I heard the #5 cylinder can run lean? I'd like to ID the specific one I have so I know what it is and what it's worth etc. I think I read on here there was a rumor of them repopping them as well.

    http://www.fototime.com/{A66D3FB2-6388-4A1D-8C8C-E3EEBA3C74F9}/origpict/
    Mine appears to be the Universal Road and Track
     
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