The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Bondoboy, Mar 23, 2008.
They absolutely rule!
can someone tell me where to find the finned air cleaners that are on the nailheads? Thanks
They were cast by Bud Ehlert in 1954 in Los Angeles- there are some repops out there but these have his name on the inside.
Extremely rare they were expensive in 54- $75 which would be line $350 in today's money. Coolest yblock valve covers ever IMHO!
75.00$$$ why? were they sold individually at 37.50?
TYPO! I used the inflation calculator for the $37 and its around $331 to be exact.
Be still my heart. I'm in love.
I would have to agree with you! Probably the coolest set of covers period! They're definitely going on my swap meet bucket list.
That fan guard is gross....
It's not 'gross'.....it's DETAILED
My 52 merc. in my 32. Edmund heads and intake.
1962 401 Nailhead in my 1937 Nash, made to look like a 1955 322.
Like the chrome straight pipes on that Hemi - any baffles in them . . . or just open to the world?
My work in progress.
I couldn't agree more, not detailed but RRish. Some things definitely detract from the car itself and could have been done better however the law down here stipulates that movable engine parts need to be shrouded with exhausts covered (Heat wrapped). The car doesn't look it, but it is well engineered.
So build a proper fan shroud out of tin and paint it.
This is engine in my avatar. 276 cubic inch,ported& polished,balanced,10lbs off of flywheel,Racer Brown cam,3speedOD,4.11 rear gears,full flow oil,Sharpe intake with 3 holley 94's, Fenton headers. Screams
I couldn't agree more. The engine configuration was my focus. Sadly the tastes of some people are in their a***.
Looks good - always love to see some full dresser flatties!
Not quite done, but I couldn't resist posting
Here's the DeSoto in my 34 Tudor
Hey - like the oil filter treatment . . . nicely done!
Here's a picture of my flathead, with dual 97's on a Hexigon Tool intake and Thickston boat covers
It's a detailed period correct engine, and the engine compartment is being painted as we speak...
62 327, 65 heads, 67 GMC blower, mickey thompson valve covers and vintage moon breathers.
The ol 283 is getting more aluminum. Picked up this edelbrock intake at pate.
Tri-Power 347 in my '57 Pontiac. It's hooked up to a 3 speed stick on the column!
1960 Caddy 390 w/ 55 Eldorado dual quad original Rochesters
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