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Hot Rods Holy Grail find, Tom Beatty blown olds

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by titus, Jun 27, 2019.

  1. titus
    Joined: Dec 6, 2003
    Posts: 5,076


    So about a year ago a buddy posted a pic on facebook of another buddies collection of vintage olds speed equipment, in the pic i could make out a odd intake, i recognized it as being for a pruned jimmy blower, so i inquired about it. the reply, "that is a Tom Beatty blower intake, i also have a the 10 v belt drive that goes with it!" i messaged back and forth a little and got his phone number, so a phone call was made and a deal was done! I also learned that he had the motor it came off, but i couldnt afford it.
    Here is what i ended up, a pruned 671 and a 10 v-belt drive! i couldnt believe it, its one of the cool pieces i own. After a little thought i decided it would be smart to get the motor this belongs on. After saving up some more dough i was lucky enough to have a buddy driving thru and was able to pick it up for me. The details on the motor are 9/16 stroke, .125 overbore putting it to 454 ci, it has Jahns pistons, an Engle solid lifter cam, head have been heavily modified, intake port dividers mostly removed, ford vlaves, conical valve springs, ported and polished, isky lifter, the block also has Veyland main caps, i have never found any info on Veyland, anyone in hamb land ever hear the name?

    I had to do a little mock up of course!
    I also copied the 6x2 blower top like what was likely on it originally
    Unfortunately i cant pin down or prove where the motor was used but i was told it was at one time in his belly tanker, ive heard and read lots of stories of Tom bringing many motors with to bonneville and trying many many different combos and blowing lots up, the last motor that was run is the car the car now and is a destroked low cid motor.
    heres some other misc pics
    beaty 2.jpg beaty 3.jpg beaty 4.jpg beaty 5.jpg beaty 7.jpg beaty 8.jpg beaty 9.jpg IMG_7984.jpg FullSizeRender.jpg IMG_7982.jpg IMG_7987.jpg IMG_8002.jpg IMG_8004.jpg IMG_8005.jpg IMG_7983.jpg IMG_8007.jpg thumbnail.jpg IMG_7983.jpg IMG_8164.jpg IMG_8169.jpg IMG_8168.jpg IMG_8163.jpg IMG_8167.jpg
  2. Tim
    Joined: Mar 2, 2001
    Posts: 12,691

    from KCMO

    Very cool! I’d be mocking it up in that gasser coupe build!
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  3. Fordors
    Joined: Sep 22, 2016
    Posts: 3,718


    You are very fortunate to own such a great piece of hot rodding history. What a find! The induction is one thing, but to also acquire Beatty’s engine borders on the unreal.
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  4. Black Panther
    Joined: Jan 6, 2010
    Posts: 1,764

    Black Panther
    from SoCal

    That stuff is simply awesome. Thanks for the pics!
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  5. chevy57dude
    Joined: Dec 10, 2007
    Posts: 6,399


    Handling vintage speed parts is a moving experience. That's some seriously cool stuff there. Hell of a score! Bet it was like cracking open King Tut's tomb.
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  6. Now that right there is quite amazing! Great find and score.
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  7. Dago 88
    Joined: Mar 4, 2006
    Posts: 2,100

    Dago 88

    Whole lotta Cool there. Love it :)
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    Joined: May 5, 2015
    Posts: 971


    Now that you have it, what are you going to do with it?
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  9. loudbang
    Joined: Jul 23, 2013
    Posts: 37,039


    AND it has his name all over the parts. What a great find.
  10. How many of those do you think he cast up? Ten maybe 25 sets? Time to throw together drag car with some Minnesota inspiration! Eric I-phone dump 8-30-15 315.jpg Eric I-phone dump 8-30-15 314.jpg Eric I-phone dump 8-30-15 456.jpg
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  11. bschwoeble
    Joined: Oct 20, 2008
    Posts: 630


    What a score ! I remember a picture of his "40" sedan delivery at the salt flats with the hood up and that type setup.
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  12. catdad49
    Joined: Sep 25, 2005
    Posts: 5,063


    The Delivery immediately came to mind. Race cars are one thing, but when the "the pusher" has a big inch, blown, multi-carbed mill, then That is Really somethin'! You are a blessed man.
  13. WB69
    Joined: Dec 7, 2008
    Posts: 1,625


    Absolutely a monsterous find in my books! Congrats.
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  14. corncobcoupe
    Joined: May 26, 2001
    Posts: 5,574

    Staff Member

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  15. Corn Fed
    Joined: May 16, 2002
    Posts: 2,991

    Corn Fed

    Very cool. Glad you were able to get the whole thing. Did it come with rockers? Now you just need to get an ultra rare mag and valve covers for it.
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  16. Moriarity
    Joined: Apr 11, 2001
    Posts: 21,427

    Staff Member

    got it made.....
  17. bowie
    Joined: Jul 27, 2011
    Posts: 2,704


    One hang of a great chunk of Royal hot rod history! Doesn’t get much cooler than that.
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  18. continentaljohn
    Joined: Jul 24, 2002
    Posts: 4,907


    WOW now that is wicked cool!! congratulations on the find... What’s the plan for such a treasure?
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  19. That's cool as hell!!
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  20. Baumi
    Joined: Jan 28, 2003
    Posts: 2,765


    Damn, what a find! A few threads above someone just posted about a blown up flatty. I'd rather have your blown Olds than his blown up flathead , haha
    Last edited: Jun 28, 2019
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  21. adam401
    Joined: Dec 27, 2007
    Posts: 2,457


    So sick!!!
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  22. This is your day. Be thankful, some of us old timers were never able to find, and buy, treasures such as you did
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  23. JJK
    Joined: Feb 9, 2005
    Posts: 883


    Harder than chicken lips, so metal
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  24. Time for my stupid question,,
    What is a pruned blower?
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  25. Holy shit!
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  26. titus
    Joined: Dec 6, 2003
    Posts: 5,076


    mounting flanges are cut off beaty 9.jpg
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  27. catdad49
    Joined: Sep 25, 2005
    Posts: 5,063


    It makes you sh*t Fast!
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  28. Squablow
    Joined: Apr 26, 2005
    Posts: 15,133


    So this thing runs 10 off the shelf Gates style belts all in a row? That's crazy! And I assume the engine started off as a late 394? Is the crank offset-ground, or was it a custom made thing? That's a lot of cubes for an early Olds motor. Very wild stuff.
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  30. titus
    Joined: Dec 6, 2003
    Posts: 5,076


    yeah, 10 V belts
    block is kind of a oddball but i believe it to be a 371. Crank has been welded on and offset ground.
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