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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by backyardbeliever, Sep 26, 2007.

  1. Hey

    I have a Muncie M21 4 speed on mine...

    It is a custom built Bellhousing, made of aluminium, they took a mould of the original one and adapted it so they could mate engine to Gearbox. the flywheel and clutch etc are Chevy.

    Cheers
     
  2. Paul
    Joined: Aug 29, 2002
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    Paul
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    ah,
    in the still it's a Horne, and in the movie it's a Cragar
     
  3. sanfordsotherson
    Joined: Mar 21, 2005
    Posts: 958

    sanfordsotherson
    Member
    from So. Cal.

    Here's an Olds engine I picked up about a month ago, attached to a boat. ;) It's supposed to be a 371 J-2, but by the #'s, I think it's a '56 324 with a j-2 intake. The boat is a Buehler "Turbocraft". It's registered as a '58, but all the info I can find says they were first built in '59. Must be one of the very first boats built.

    Eng 371.JPG
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    BTW, here's a pair of 'Hildebrandt' Olds valve covers that sold on Ebay a few days ago for $999.99! :eek:

    Olds Hildebrandt.jpg
     
  4. CGkidd
    Joined: Mar 2, 2002
    Posts: 2,869

    CGkidd
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    I had my hands on a pair of Hildebrandt valve covers like those a couple years ago at the Portland swap meet but the guy wouldn't budge from his 750.00 price tag. I offered him 500 no deal. They ended up being sold the next day for 650. They are cool looking. Hey Langy I like the look of your headers. How did you do the center tube?

    Eric
     
  5. langy
    Joined: Apr 27, 2006
    Posts: 5,735

    langy
    Member Emeritus

    Hi Eric i sliced the side out of the tubes and put a divider in before welding together, If you have a look at my site and click on 32 project you should see some pics.

    Thanks for the kind words
    Steve.

     
  6. touchdowntodd
    Joined: Jan 15, 2005
    Posts: 4,068

    touchdowntodd
    Member

    heres my 51 303, sharp 3x2, has moon valve covers (i need cooler ones!), and spalding flamethrower that arent pictured... not much, but its what i got... o yeah, and theres a lasalle behind it..
     

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  7. Speed King
    Joined: Jul 17, 2007
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    Speed King
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    from Omaha

    ...
     

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  8. 51Gringo
    Joined: Jul 22, 2006
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    51Gringo
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    from Nor Cal

    Can anyone tell me where to get headers for a 303, or do I have to make 'em? Here's my 303 coming out and eventually[​IMG] landing in my buddys '29 roadster.
     
  9. Royalshifter
    Joined: May 29, 2005
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    Royalshifter
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    from California

    That boat is very cool.
     
  10. Durod
    Joined: Aug 20, 2005
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    Durod
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    from DFW, Tx

    keep em commin' these motors [especially the 394s] are great inspiration..
     
  11. Paul
    Joined: Aug 29, 2002
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    I prefer to make my own
    but have seen flanges, kits and complete headers advertised online

    google "303 olds headers" (pretty basic huh?)
    for venders
     
  12. a couple from fellow club members

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  13. HEATHEN
    Joined: Nov 22, 2005
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    HEATHEN
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    from SIDNEY, NY


    One of my Iskenderian catalogs (around 1970) was blowing them out the door for $10.00 a pair. I'll take a dozen of 'em.....
     
  14. langy
    Joined: Apr 27, 2006
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    langy
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    Bump, There must be more ???
     
  15. eyeball881954
    Joined: Sep 29, 2007
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    eyeball881954
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    from ARLINGTON

    new 455 rocket

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  16. My 56 324 Olds with some old shit on it. Paul is kinda familiar with it if he even remembers me. Gotha valve coves and Gotha 6 log intake with 97's with SP carb tops. Just rebuilt and real runs good. Just thought I'd throw in. See ya at Bako next week!
     

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  17. backyardbeliever
    Joined: Sep 15, 2006
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    backyardbeliever
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    I Just came in my pants........that rocket of yours is sexy!!!!..........unobtainieagasm.....I GOTHA go change my undies now.
     
  18. Wasahawaiianrat
    Joined: Sep 25, 2005
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    Wasahawaiianrat
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    [​IMG]

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    edmunds intake, fenton covers, jahns pop tops, adjustable pushrods, solid race cam, here is the motor running in the engine builder's car

    Turned 10.24 at 135 mph

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  19. Ray Frey
    Joined: Sep 28, 2007
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    Ray Frey
    Member
    from Arizona

    Just finish 24 Ford with 51 OLDS 303
    But system no let me upload photo
     
  20. Rocket
    Joined: Mar 7, 2005
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    Rocket
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    from Austin Tx

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    just pulled the 303 out of my wifes 53 olds for a rebuild
     
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  21. Back in 57 a friend ordered a new 88 with the J-2 option it had a special high lift solid lifter cam that required those vavle covers it also had higher compression ratio.
    my understanding is 90% of the tri-power manifolds were dealer installed and called J-2's
    trust me on this one, there was a major difference with the real J-2's. that bitch had wings and could fly. it flew off a cliff at 120 plus and killed my friend and two others
     
  22. Cyclebilly
    Joined: Apr 4, 2004
    Posts: 465

    Cyclebilly
    Member
    from Chicago

    59' 394 fresh build with mild cam and offy valve covers in my 52 Chevy


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  23. Ray Frey
    Joined: Sep 28, 2007
    Posts: 50

    Ray Frey
    Member
    from Arizona

    Finaly Some shots of my 24 Olds 303 with a 350 trans 2000 stall
    Cam not as much as I wanted but can change that
    Had headers copper plated looked great before fired engine they discolor fast but still copper
    First I need to get Miles
    Ray
     

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  24. BrandonB
    Joined: Feb 24, 2006
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    BrandonB
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    from nor cal

    Mels 394 in his 34 five window. Twin S.C.O.T. blowers and 4 twos put together back in the late 60's early 70's.
     

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  25. Flatheaded
    Joined: May 17, 2005
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    Flatheaded
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    from Nordakoda

    Now that's cool! Where did that set up ever come from?
     
  26. Like wise....and I have to clean my screen.
     
  27. Here's my lump. A '56 324 in my '54 Super 88. Weiend intake and 94's. Coming apart again right now for a few changes.

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  28. BrandonB
    Joined: Feb 24, 2006
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    BrandonB
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    from nor cal

    Mel made all the bracketry by hand. He cut it out of aluminum with a hacksaw and polished everything by hand. He's 59 years old and has had that car since he was 15. He drove it to his 40th high school reunion last year. That car has had only two motors in it in 44 years. He has another S.C.O.T. blower that he is putting on the first Olds motor he is now rebuilding that he had in that car.
     
  29. ronrob75
    Joined: Aug 14, 2007
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    Here's one that was at our car show in August. Cool old drag car with a 371

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  30. 1950olds
    Joined: Sep 8, 2007
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    1950olds
    Member

    hello,
    where did you get your fenderwell headers? your photos look great. please send me information.
     

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