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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Mikey b, Jun 17, 2012.

  1. Mikey b
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    Ok I will doc . Do they do 364 is the question ? Thank you very much I'll be calling them!
     
  2. zman
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    The heads are the same. The deck height is why the manifolds don't swap.
     
  3. marxjunk
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    gessler is a great place, they do incredible work..but id never spend that money to
    re do a set of heads that arent able to flow well..thats why the supercharger...turn the boost up, unless youre going all out racing..spend the grand on the blower or pistons..or a real blower cam..doesnt make sense to me..
     
  4. zman
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    I agree, I wouldn't go all out on the heads for a blower motor, but a little clean up would be good and wouldn't necessarily take Gessler's expertise.

    And remember NO HARDENED SEATS.
     
  5. yah, i hope there will be some report on availability/price, and i might sell that 6x2 to offset the cost of that intake. This will be a year or so project so im in no hurry yet, but my mag 8-71 should be here soon to atleast mock up
     
  6. donut29
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    He makes all the stuff check the link the was posted
     
  7. marxjunk
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    or spend some of the grand on Tom Telescos roller rockers, they make a diff, they really work..better money spent than head porting by Gesslers
     
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  8. Mikey b
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    Okay i got it but I you think I'll look into roller rockers and see whats up
     
  9. zman
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  10. marxjunk
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    they have been around long enough there feedback out there..hes on the Buick V8 board..you should slide over there and read thru the nailhead section lots of good info..join its free...
     
  11. zman
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    He's here too http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/member.php?u=7958
     
  12. Mikey b
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    Ok thanks guys a wealth of knowledge you all are!
     
  13. Mikey b
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    Zman I read and read a lil above my pay grade or over my head cause I'm a newbie nailheader is it worth 650$ for roller rockers from this guy? If you say yes I'll write it down on my list of things to get.
     
  14. Mikey b
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    Sometime in the next couple days I'm gonna go over what I wrote down and you guys can tell me what I missed and I might start some new questions . Thank you to everyone that is helping me with this build. Hopefully I will have a very nasty lil 30 coupe
     

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  15. zman
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    Really depends on your budget and what you want out of the the engine. They definitely work. I'd say work on getting all the blower stuff together first. See where you stand with the short block. Then see what you have left for the heads. The blower will overcome some of the deficiencies of the heads as was stated earlier.
     
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  16. Mikey b
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    Just want to get all the parts to buy list right and I'll start getting them one by one . I'll start with the blower & manifold .
     
  17. Mikey b
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    Put the drag slicks on to get me motivated for a nasty nail
     

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  18. Paul
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    I keep going back to these pictures,

    for a period looking street piece the first picture is about as good as it gets
    and the second for strip duty you couldn't ask for a better looking setup

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  19. Mikey b
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    I know I've been looking at the 1st pick for the last couple days.
     
  20. donut29
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    Heres my 6-71 just a mock up in this pic. It will have a Hilborn 4-port when I get around to building it
     

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  21. Mikey b
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    Wow that's going to be amazing. That's pretty nasty my friend
     
  22. mock up for now, gotta make or buy the intake, but nothing better than a mag 8-71
    [​IMG]
     
  23. Wow! Bad ass Jeff!
     
  24. Mikey b
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    That's tough looking. Too cool
     
  25. Thanks. Your the one that got Josh's 364 right? that almost ended up heading north
     
  26. 29tudor
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    Pbrmeasap, here's some pics of the one I sent you the lead on. Hope this helps
     

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  27. lippy
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    That will be a killer Model A. I don't know if your gonna run the 4-71 because it's old looking or what. But 8-71's are everywhere and you can spin it slower which I believe will help with intake charge temp. Plus you can turn up the wick on it if you feel you need more boost later. The 4-71 would be done pretty quick. If you have to have a manifold made anyway I'd say 8-71. Oh, and put a good sparker in it. JMO.. Lippy
     
  28. mattyk007
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    Any updates on the blower build?
     
  29. Did anything ever come of this build
    I know I’m bringing One back from the dead
     

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