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How rare are Howard multi carb inline intakes?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by flatblackindustries, Feb 12, 2009.

  1. flatblackindustries
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    Just curious to know how rare they are. I have only seen a few in photos and own one personally.
    The life of Mr. H Johansen is a great story and I wonder how many are left and are still in use.

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    (Photos stolen from: The 12 Port Story by Herbert Hall)
     
  2. propwash
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    There was a guy in WA back in the 50s - name was Mike Mraz - his dad owned a machine shop in Clarkston. He had a 39 or so Chev coupe with a poked/stroked 302 GMC - if memory serves - he ran a Howard 5 in a row and a Wayne 12port. Very fast car - some old farts from Spokane may remember the car - he ran it up at Deer Park for a few years.

    dj
     
  3. backyardbeliever
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    I saw 2 for sale with carbs in turlock swap a few weeks ago from two unrelated vendors at first i thought it was the same one. you know the buy, mark up and resale trick. But there were actually 2 diff ones. my guess is they are pretty scarce in comparison to other intakes for the chev/GMC inliners
     
  4. RichFox
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    Howard also made a 12 port racing head for the GMC six. This head is presently made and sold by the Arias piston people. The may also have intakes for the 12 port head.
     

  5. flatblackindustries
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    Thanks DJ,
    Hope to see you around sometime and hear some more stories.

    Like I said I own one but I have never seen one like mine.
    It has Howard stamped on the top, it is a inline 5x2 set up for 3 bolt carbs and is finned.
    It's not nearly as square as the one shown above.

    Would be cool to see pictures of various types of Howard's intakes if anyone has any. variations.
     
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  6. flatblackindustries
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    Anyone interested in Howard's 12 port heads should read this story:

    12 port story

    From the inliners site.
     
  7. scootermcrad
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    Uh oh... what are you up to??!! :eek::eek:
     
  8. strombergs97
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    I built this one a couple of years ago for a guy in the S.F. bay area..
    Howard...5x2
    Duane.
     

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  9. flatblackindustries
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    Thanks Duane.
    Didn't that end up on a magazine cover car?
    Mine is even different than that. Good to see the variety.


    Scooter...
    You always know I am up to no good!
     
  10. oilslinger53
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    Don't know how rare the originals are, but langdons sells repops.
     
  11. flatblackindustries
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    Got a link? I couldn't find the info.
     
  12. I had one of those, it had 5 carb mounts, but I think you could only run 2 or 3 at once. you had a choice. You could not run 5. The holes were not all lined up, if I remember correctly.

    I think I sold it for $450 with 2 94's on it.
     
  13. flatblackindustries
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  14. Stovebolt
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    The rare ones are those to suit a Chev six.

    They differ from the jimmy model in the placement of the 2 outside holes for the elbows, and the elbows themselves need an adapter to go from the larger Jimmy port size, to the smaller Chev intake port size.
     
  15. flatblackindustries
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    This is what mine looks like.
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  16. scootermcrad
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    Wow... you HAVE been up to no good! :eek:
     
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  18. flatblackindustries
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    Thanks Fiddy,
    I found my way to Langdon's earlier but did not see any info on the Howard's intakes.
     
  19. Not sure if you can see the Howard 5 carb set up on my Dad's 34 Chevy he had back in 50's. He did all the paint and custom work and had Motoreco (Foyt family) in Houston build the motor. Raced it in Porter and Houston Int dragway in Dickinson. That's me, #1 kid, on the board and Mom with # 2 of 12 ready to pop out. I have a 34 sedan that I'm gonna build it just like his, a tribute to the original rebel (1932-2005).

    Damn, I wish we were still there.

    Mikey
    www.MikeysPinstriping.com
    "Dad did Bad Stuff"
     

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  20. flatblackindustries
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    I wanted to bring this up again and troll for more info.
     
  21. JasonCarGuy
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    Found one yesterday
     

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  22. jimmy six
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    Patrick's (I know) was repoping or a least selling them. I have an original. The bottoms were all made from one mold, the center one. The outers were then machined from it. Each had a short side.
     
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