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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
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    patmanta
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    1. MASSACHUSETTS HAMB

    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

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

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  5. alchemy
    Joined: Sep 27, 2002
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    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.

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    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.

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  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
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    That car body looks something like as old Devin.
    Jimbo
     
  9. Lobucrod
    Joined: Mar 22, 2006
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    from Texas

    home made fenderwell headers before and after coating
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  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.
     
  12. THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
    Joined: Jun 6, 2007
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    THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
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    I've done several intakes and headers and a few valve covers, including the ones on my altered.
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  13. saltflats
    Joined: Aug 14, 2007
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    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
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    from ct

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

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  16. '52 F-3
    Joined: Sep 30, 2007
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  17. King ford
    Joined: Mar 18, 2013
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    F3 I love your truck!, and that6 must be making a ton of torque!


    Posted using the Full Custom H.A.M.B. App!
     
  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
     
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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
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    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

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    Right hand drive Banger headers and mainifold, nickel plated on the bench.
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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
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    Work in progress almost done.[​IMG]
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