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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by 1947knuck, Apr 8, 2018.

  1. 1947knuck
    Joined: Sep 4, 2011
    Posts: 5,480


    We drove down to Austin from Amarillo so my son could pick up his engine from Ross Racing's Tony Lombardi for the 31 Model A coupe he's building. Since we we're all going to be at the Roundup Tony brought the engine with him to save my son having to have it shipped. Super nice of Tony to do that for my son. IMG_2430.JPG IMG_2431.JPG IMG_2433.JPG
  2. clem
    Joined: Dec 20, 2006
    Posts: 3,226


    Let me be the first to tell you, -

    that is just beautiful !

  3. You beat me to the exact same thought! HRP
  4. Okie Pete
    Joined: Oct 29, 2008
    Posts: 3,385

    Okie Pete

    WOW that is amazing.

  5. slim38
    Joined: Dec 27, 2015
    Posts: 437

    from Sudan TX
    1. H.A.M.B. Chapel

    Fudge! That is beautiful.
  6. Tony sure builds some nice engines.
  7. wheeltramp brian
    Joined: Jun 11, 2010
    Posts: 1,140

    wheeltramp brian

    So what's the specs ?
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  8. That’s a bad boy right there. Congrats!
  9. Deuces
    Joined: Nov 3, 2009
    Posts: 19,753

    from Michigan

    Beautiful eye candy with balls..... :)
  10. cruiserjohn76
    Joined: Apr 7, 2011
    Posts: 569


    Hi I'am the son. Tony called me last Saturday and said it was finished and on the dyno it put out 357hp /405ft/lbs torque. I will post video of dyno run tomorrow that I got from Tony. I would do it tonight but my brother has to show me how.
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  11. 1947knuck
    Joined: Sep 4, 2011
    Posts: 5,480


    My son John had these headers built by Matt at Gear Drive Speed & Custom so we bolted them on just to stand back and get a look. Perfect. IMG_2437.JPG IMG_2438.JPG IMG_2439.JPG
    Last edited: Apr 9, 2018
  12. Torkwrench
    Joined: Jan 28, 2005
    Posts: 2,495


    WOW!!!! What trans will be used? Stick? Or auto?
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  13. philo426
    Joined: Sep 20, 2007
    Posts: 2,035


    Awesome!I bet it runs as good as it looks!I think the headers need some sort of protective coating to prevent rust.
  14. 1947knuck
    Joined: Sep 4, 2011
    Posts: 5,480


    My son John has a rebuilt M22 out of a 69 Z-28, Tony had already sent him an adapter for a standard transmission but he hasn't decided on the M-22 or a 5 speed just yet.

    Once John get's the sound he wants out of the headers with the baffles and end caps from Gear Drive & Speed he is going to have the headers chrome plated.
    Last edited: Apr 9, 2018
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  15. 41rodderz
    Joined: Sep 27, 2010
    Posts: 5,385

    from Oregon

    Old school cool:cool:
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  16. 357 hp! Yikes! The 55 olds I bought from my parents only put out 202 HP and I thought I was mister street racer back in 1965-66. Nice.
  17. BJR
    Joined: Mar 11, 2005
    Posts: 6,804


    Chrome heads, you gotta be kidding me. Those are just fuckin beautiful. Look at 2 thousand engines in custom cars and hot rods, and you may, if lucky, see one with chrome heads. You suck!! that is just amazing.
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  18. cruiserjohn76
    Joined: Apr 7, 2011
    Posts: 569


    First off thanks for the compliments it means a lot. The heads aren't chromed, they are Tony's aluminum heads that I had him polish along with intake and valley pan. I like how they look like original castings with the correct mounts. That was a concern of mine, because I'am mounting A real generator on it. The aluminum end plates are off being polished, and its going to be just as cool as the motor
    Last edited: Apr 9, 2018
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  19. Breathtaking!.......but I wouldn't expect anything less.
  20. traffic61
    Joined: Jun 15, 2009
    Posts: 1,501

    from Owasso, OK

    I love good Rocket porn. That is am amazing mill my man.
  21. 4wd1936
    Joined: Mar 16, 2009
    Posts: 896

    from NY

    WOW, That belongs in the living room but I guess a hot A is just as good. Glad to see it will have a clutch pedal.
  22. brady1929
    Joined: Sep 30, 2006
    Posts: 8,553


    It looks like jewelry! Ohh shiney.
  23. Just beautiful work right there. Love to see these Olds engines being saved. What distributor are you running and are you using it as a trigger for a MSD?
  24. sloppy jalopies
    Joined: Jun 29, 2015
    Posts: 4,593

    sloppy jalopies

    pocket rocket.... oh yeh !
    Last edited: Apr 2, 2020
  25. cederholm
    Joined: May 6, 2006
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  26. GeeRam
    Joined: Jun 9, 2007
    Posts: 410


    Oh my....... :cool::cool:

    I would love to have had one of Tony's Rockets in my '32........especially after encountering Tony and the rest of the 'Hilton A Coupe' crew at Lone Star 2 years ago........but circumstances and logistics dictate having to retain the SBC.
  27. Stooge
    Joined: Sep 9, 2015
    Posts: 447


    Well that's just pornography! Beautiful engine and those headers really compliment it well!
  28. cruiserjohn76
    Joined: Apr 7, 2011
    Posts: 569


    It's a old daul point mallory I've had for years. And yes it has been converted to electric

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