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Hot Rods Help Identify this Intake Chevy 235 Stovebolt?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Steel A Rod, Nov 8, 2019.

  1. Steel A Rod
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    Hey Guys,
    Anybody recognize this? Looks like it would fit a Chevy Stove bolt, but I'm not sure, never messed with one.
    It's cast aluminum. Quality looks good, and it's pretty old. My guess is its for a blower? No markings on it. 1108191845.jpg
     

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  2. 302GMC
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    Sometime in the '50s, John Bandimere in Denver cast at least one 3-71 or 4-71 GMC blower manifold for the 235. Finding one today would be nothing short of a miracle.
     
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  3. Steel A Rod
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    302, thanks for the info.
    Checked into Mr. Bandimere. What a innovative guy! This manifold looks different than the photos I saw of his, but maybe?
     
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  4. VANDENPLAS
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    No markings or numbers?
    Definitely well made.
    Sorry no help to I’d the thing but it sure is cool!

    I owned a 235 and a 261 and anything rare for them the price goes up, in-line 6 guys love the rare go fast goodies
     
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  5. lumpy 63
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    Nice piece! looks like its set up for a pop off valve too.
     
  6. The manifold appears to be for a S.C.O.T., or Italmechanicca blower, I think that the pop off is the give away they used.. Those blowers were made in various sizes, From flathead to Cadillac to Crosley To various other engines. George Monte had one on a display engine in his Gasoline Alley Speed Shop on Long Island in the 1960's. Frank Dominiana, owned Hi-speed Power And Equipment, also on Long Island. I went there in the 1960's, and saw some of the smaller blowers that he still had sitting on the shelf. All of the popular models were gone. Frank also had Stangulinni dyno in his shop. I wish that I had a camera with me to preserve some early hot rodding history, but, I still have the memories.
     
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  7. Fordors
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    I think you nailed it @nickthebandit. Comparing this Ardun manifold the mounting pad for the blower looks the same. All these years of looking at S.CO.T. blowers and I never before realized they mounted like a pruned GMC 71 series.
     
  8. Steel A Rod
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    Nick, I think your right, it does look like it is for the S.CO.T blower. And there was a small Italmechanicca Blower sold at the same auction. This intake has some oxidation on it, but I don't think it was ever mounted?
     
  9. Steel A Rod
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    Actually found a photo of a very similar set up by SCOT, on a Crosley.
     

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