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Hot Rods Let's See Some lightening Holes

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Speed Gems, Jan 11, 2020.

  1. Speed Gems
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    Back in the days before carbon fiber fiberglass and sometimes aluminum were used but low budget rodders and racers used lighting holes to "Lighten up their cars. I've seen the in all kinds of places including frames, axels, brake backing plates, fenders, deck (trunk) lids, you name it. I've even seen them in the rear window fame of a '40 Willy's lets see some of the places you have or have seen lighting holes.
     
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  3. 4speed411
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  4. More cosmetic than functional
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    One of my faves 3206f1e1d3bf1d507df425c46f691821.jpg
     
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  7. arkiehotrods
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    Here's a lightning hole!
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  8. Speed Gems
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  10. Rootie Kazoootie
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    BRM Grand Prix car chassis circa 1950

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    Dual purpose, lightening and cooling holes.

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  13. Almostdone
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    Not my car, but lots of holes. Even in the valve covers.

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  14. Gofannon
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    I have heard that having holes in your valve covers gives a massive increase in horsepower.
     
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  15. Pete1
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  16. Littleman is the KING of holes, his Henry J has a shit load of holes in just about every conceivable piece imaginable, his truck has a plethora of holes as well, he even put speed holes in his accessory pulleys...ha ha FB_IMG_1578964346601.jpg FB_IMG_1578964314985.jpg 20190531_164537.jpg
     
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    Hole treatment on my 40 Chevy doors. Not finished yet!
     
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    Holley cannoli Batman , cool thread...
     
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  20. rooman
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    I did not know that Holley made cannoli, I thought that it was just carburetors. ;)

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    never really thought of holes but I do use aluminum or light weight stuff wherever I can
     
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  23. We just made these stainless steel bumper brackets and bumper. 7/8's Hole saws didn't last long. I think we used six or seven of them. Now to make end caps. 10062.jpeg
     
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  24. Fortunateson
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    Only example so far! I think the OP means "lightENing holes". As in "to lighten" something by reducing , wait for it, weight. LOL
     
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    Where is that "Hooked on Phonics" tape, I know it's around here somewhere!
     
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  28. Speed Gems
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    Thanks for the heads up on that one @Fortunateson .
     
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    Kurtis Kraft 2000 frame

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    When holes turn into slots

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