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Technical Early Chevy DOHC head

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by gbritnell, Jan 16, 2016.

  1. gbritnell
    Joined: Apr 26, 2013
    Posts: 193

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    Here's one from the archives! Does anyone out there have any information on what this might have been? It's bolted to an early Chevy inline six engine. A friend of a friend asked me to look into it. No one knows if this is just a one off or whatever but it looks like it has a chain case up front with some type of plain fuel injectors like an early Hilborn style.
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  2. 1934coupe
    Joined: Feb 22, 2007
    Posts: 4,309

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    I can't help you but WOW! That is some set-up, I'm going to follow this I'm interested also.

    Pat
     
  3. RichFox
    Joined: Dec 3, 2006
    Posts: 9,989

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    I believe the 5 freeze plugs mark it as a GMC enging, not a Chevy. It looks like the Wayne Hourning DOHC GMC built to run at Indy that never qualified. I think he only built the one, but made several 12 port pushrod heads.
     
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  4. The photo shows Jorge Daponte on left
    and Harry Warner behind the #95
    "Wayne Manufacturing Special," as it
    was ready for the 1953 Indy 500 race.
    This was the same car that Bill Johnson
    had run in 1951 at Indy, but now it had
    a different engine; the 12 port Wayne
    GMC. Lap speeds of 133 mph were
    achieved, but he car failed to qualify.
    WH-special.jpg
     

  5. 27troadster
    Joined: Mar 14, 2013
    Posts: 105

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    Well, I don't, but thanks for posting!

    I'm very familiar with Chevy/GMC (235 and up cu in) and your pic is bad ass! 12 port Wayne heads are one thing, but holy S..., that's cool!

    thanks,
    Kipp
     

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