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Hot Rods Let's see your homemade speed equipment

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Robert J. Palmer, Nov 26, 2014.

  1. I love vintage speed equipment, but as a welder fabricator I love to peoples ingenuity when money is tight.
    As soon as I figure out how to post photos I will put up what I have found and built!
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  2. patmanta
    Joined: May 10, 2011
    Posts: 3,728

    from Woburn, MA

    Right at the bottom next to POST REPLY is the UPLOAD A FILE button. I'd like to see some too.
  3. I changed computers so I don't have a lot of pics floating around like I used to but this engine has a pair of crudely built but functional intake manifolds on it. I didn't build them they were built by a fella named Chet Smith an old Olds guru way back when.

    LOL who says that sheet metal manifolds aren't traditional. o_O:D

  4. That's slick, 'beaner! Indeed they are; here's a fabbed dual Winfield intake on the Bean roadster - 1938;

    bean 1.jpg
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  5. alchemy
    Joined: Sep 27, 2002
    Posts: 17,092


    My brother drew up a Hilborn-style injection intake in CAD for his Ardun engine. I have a pattern about half done (maybe I'll finish it this winter) and we'll have some cast in aluminum. Long term project, and no pics yet.

    All my other home-made parts are mostly decorative (dash panels, steering mounts, etc.).
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  6. I found a closer pic of them I thought I had a pic of the heads that they bolt to.


    I have cleaned them up since these pics were taken they actually cleaned up pretty good.

    Here's some zoomies I built for Sephgato a few years back. They are built this way so that when he gets tired of them he can throw a collector on 'em.

  7. I am still trying to figure out this posting photos deal, but I will tell you about what I have

    -An N.O.S. Gotha kit to put 2X1bbls on a stock Chev 6 intake
    -Floater Safety hubs using wide 5 Ford car hubs with the centers machined out and a 3/4 ton truck hub welded in Vintage Stock Car!
    -I have built my own spilt Chev 6 exhaust
    -I also have an N.O.S. Douglas header/intake flange
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  8. Jimbo17
    Joined: Aug 19, 2008
    Posts: 3,814


    That car body looks something like as old Devin.
  9. Lobucrod
    Joined: Mar 22, 2006
    Posts: 4,122

    Alliance Vendor
    from Texas

    home made fenderwell headers before and after coating

  10. Cool guys!! Keep it coming!
  11. Mine?

    MG TD, but the cowl was the same width as Sephgato's Truck, sometimes you just get lucky.
    Joined: Jun 6, 2007
    Posts: 3,719


    I've done several intakes and headers and a few valve covers, including the ones on my altered.
  13. saltflats
    Joined: Aug 14, 2007
    Posts: 10,904

    from Missouri

    Here's my 4X2 intake I built using a cross fire lower intake it was my first mill and tig project. 4 duce 001.jpg
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  14. Love to see some more vintage homemade parts too!
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  15. seb fontana
    Joined: Sep 1, 2005
    Posts: 7,071

    seb fontana
    from ct

    Not too vintage but dual 300 6L exhaust made by me...Welded up from 1/16th SS plate..

    Attached Files:

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  16. '52 F-3
    Joined: Sep 30, 2007
    Posts: 913

    '52 F-3

  17. King ford
    Joined: Mar 18, 2013
    Posts: 1,469

    King ford
    from 08302

    F3 I love your truck!, and that6 must be making a ton of torque!

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  18. For obvious reasons I never took pictures of it but my high school pal and I built a poor boy McCulloch type blower for our '49 Lincoln. We took a heater motor and made some ductwork and plumbed it to the carb. For some reason we were unable to detect any performance gain.
  19. Homemade 4 - 2 barrel intake flathead Ford v8. Each throat of carb feeds individual intake ports so each port(in theory) is tuneable to that particular port. Pacific Jackrabbit number 2 prototype
    Last edited: Nov 26, 2014
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  20. Homemade tunnel ram flathead Ford v8, named Pacific Jackrabbit,prototype number 1
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  21. More Pacific Jackrabbits,all flathead Ford v8,some 2/2,3/2,4/2 all Homebuilt by a friend inTexas out of boredom.
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  22. seabeecmc
    Joined: Jan 28, 2005
    Posts: 1,062


    Hey Robert, does this count? Ron c1.JPG c2.JPG c3.JPG c4.JPG c5.JPG c6.JPG c7.JPG c8.JPG
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  23. Hell Yeah! As soon as it stops snowing and I can get out to the shed I get some of my stuff up. I hate North East winters!
  24. That's Great I love back in the day (a recognized period of time) hot rod stories
  25. Brendan1959
    Joined: Jun 26, 2008
    Posts: 288


    Right hand drive Banger headers and mainifold, nickel plated on the bench.
    Brendan IMG_1803.JPG
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  26. I am going to sign off for the night, hope to see more when I log back on.
    Happy Thanksgiving to everyone in the U.S.A. Good night to everyone in the rest of the world.
    Thank- You and please keep 'em coming!
    Robert J. Palmer
  27. dragass
    Joined: Feb 16, 2006
    Posts: 307


    Work in progress almost done.[​IMG]
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