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Kooky flathead inlet manifold!

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by X38, Sep 14, 2009.

  1. Saw this at a swap meet yesterday. Wierd looking and lo-and-behold, the seller actually was the maker. I asked about it and he produced a picture of a complete engine with it - pretty wild. After a little discussion, it turns out I had seen and heard the car run about 10 years ago and since then it's done only 400Km! I recall it was a strong sounding engine. Personally I don't care for the look of the manifold, it's bit too modern and Lego block looking. Yes, it's 2 piece.
     

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  2. How much was he asking for it?? Looks pretty crazy!!! I dont mind the look of it.....maybe its a different feel in the flesh.
     
  3. After all that, I didn't ask how much! Der!

    I suppose if you knocked off all the 90 degree edges etc it wouldn't be so bad.
     
  4. banjorear
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    Looking at how the zip tie is going underneath the carb. plate, it looks like it is seperated at the top and then becomes an open plenum from there.

    Pretty neat looking intake.
     

  5. That was on the Metallic Blue '32 roadster? I remember that from Brisbane Hot Rod Show in '98 was on the cover ASR same year.
     
  6. fab32
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    Don't let Bill Smith see that or a Chinese clone will be in the next Speeedway catalog along with 4 of his 9super7 ripoff 97 carbs.

    Frank
     
  7. banjorear
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    Sad, but true.
     
  8. Kooky indeed, but still neat to see someone making their own part.
     
  9. strombergs97
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    I wonder how it compares to the Jim Lattin 4x2 staggered intake, it had IRs..
    Duane.
     
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  10. Scott Miller
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    Send that Jaden to me and I'll do a unbiased comparison... :D


     
  11. Bingo! Allan Porter and he still owns it - obviously never drives it!

    BTW I've had enough of manifold (or adaptor) patent discussion on this board thanks.
     
  12. lakes modified
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    That intake looks cool & I want one.Box it up & send it my way.
     
  13. Last time I saw it was in '99 or 2000
     
  14. Tell us how you really feel about "Speedy Bill". :p
     
  15. daddio211
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    That's cool as hell Tony... but I can't imagine a flathead moving enough air/fuel to use four carbs, LMAO.

    Any plans for coming out this way again?

    Eric
     
  16. Well, if ya really want one, I could source one for you. No idea of price. How serious are you?


    And Eric, there are always plans, but life has a way of putting bumps in the road. My answer is a.s.a.p. Then there's the question of spend money to get a car project done, or go on a trip?
     
  17. strombergs97
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    I can't tell if it's a independent runner or not, if it is, one half of a stromberg 97, (75 CFMs) per one cylinder. I believe and healthy Flathead could handle that with no problems..
    Duane.
     
  18. strombergs97
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    Hello Scott..You haven't tested the one I sold you (Lattin), how can you compare??:confused:
    Duane..
     
  19. Scott Miller
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    My built flatty isn't up and running yet. I have a stocker........

    :rolleyes:

     
  20. I flathead really needs a 6x2 j/k
     

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