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Technical HAMB-appropriate parts that aren't popular nowadays

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Just Gary, Apr 19, 2021.

  1. birdman1
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    Aftermarket bolt on metal flake headrests
     
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  2. alanp561
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    'Cause if's cool enough for King Richard, it's cool enough for me:cool:
     
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  3. Fun thread. Thanks for posting it, Gary.
     
  4. Rickybop
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    Yep... kind of a fun thread.
    Also kind of an ironic thread.
    Most of the actual HAMB-friendly stuff remains popular with us.
    But I've got one that might fit.
    6x2 intakes.
    They're only appropriate for certain era builds. And I think a lot of guys avoid them because of the tuning challenges.
    So you don't see a lot of them. Even among our ranks.
    But I think they're my favorite intake system. I like all that jewelry on top of a big old V8.
     
  5. Rickybop
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    Add Italiamechanica superchargers to the list.
     
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  6. They may not be popular but on the right vehicle (the Pusher for example) moon discs are perfect on a street vehicle.

    I have always liked white headers to look at. I don't run them because they are always dirty on a daily driver and I mostly have owned daily drivers.

    Here are a couple that are really "trad" friendly and no one uses any more.

    TT chassis rails (I'll see if I can find a better pic later), they are heavier and taper on both ends.

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    and the Model AA truck chassis rails (poor mans deuce)

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    Both chassis are heavier then the car chassis and flex less. I guess that is mostly a performance thing.
     
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  7. Rickybop
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    Cadillac LaSalle transmissions.

    Adapters to mate an overhead valve V-8 to a Ford transmission. Most of the adapters today are used to mate those same engines or flatheads and some others to later transmissions.
     
  8. sidewayzz69
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    right
     
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  9. yep - UGLY shit! Rare don't make it cool
     
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    My '56 Meteor came with blue ones which I intend to put back in whenever I get that car done. However the intended purpose of them will not be realized by my wife or anyone else
     
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  12. Matthew Greenwell
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    I still love Moon discs, and have them on my daily driven Morris Minor.
     
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    Fuzzy Dice, I still like them and have them in my 51 Merc.
     
  14. ..........We can still be friends.:D;).........Don.
     
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    Got red fuzzy dice and a hula girl in my DD, and black fuzzy dice in the coupe.
     
  16. 36cab
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    Looking at a lot of the photos that people post of their cars, I think traditional shiny paint doesn't seem as popular anymore. I find that very sad.
     
  17. Marty Strode
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    Are wide 5 wheels more popular now, than in the 40's and 50's ?
     
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    ;)
    That's good Don, I think you need all the friends you can get...;):p
     
  19. ....No doubt.:)
     
  20. I think that's a disease that has jumped species from the circle track world.
     
  21. Roothawg
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    It's a South Dakota thing......
     
  22. It's either stuff a sock down your pants or buy a Corvette...
     
  23. Never found the need for either one!

    Ben
     
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    I went for the sock:eek:...couldn't afford a Corvette:(
     
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    Maybe he thought he had a "foot" down there.
     
  27. Chief 64
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    Well there is a good question. For me, 50 years. I had one I used all the time. Since I never throw anything out, I thought maybe I still have it. So I went up in the attic and looked through some old boxes with "treasures" from my youth and there it was!! It has changed a little over the last 50 years. I remembered it as a white, soft and furry. Apparently there are some parasites in the attic that had a good meal from it.:rolleyes: I showed it to my wife and she said " that's disgusting! throw it out!!!" No way, I am keeping it!!! I think I'll hang it from the rearview mirror on one of my cars and see if she notices it.:D:D:D. It is stamped "Lucky Charm " on the ring part.
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    I also found another item that lived in my glove box 50 years ago. My Sur-Snap Switch Blade Knife. I am not sure I would leave that in my glove box today, but it was fun seeing it again. I would have never used it but it was a cool thing to have in your car back then. It still works fine. How many of you guys had these in your glove box too?
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    Greg
     
  28. richard grace
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    How about STP decals under the hood.
     
  29. dirt car
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    Marty, Not sure about the wide 5 wheel popularity more popular now than in the 40's & 50's, counting all the 36-37-39 Fords that were on the streets & the scores of the same on nearly every fairground dirt track around the country, not to mention the scores of 32-33-34's-track 'T's & others that were retro-fitted with wide 5's it might be debatable.
     
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  30. ^That was my point. Roundy roundy cars:rolleyes:
     
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