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McGurk intakes...

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by chop32, Mar 25, 2010.

  1. chop32
    Joined: Oct 13, 2002
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    My buddy called me over last night to show off an intake manifold he found.
    Its a low style McGurk 6x2 for a small block Chevy. Id heard of McGurk manifolds but had never seen one.
    Anyone know when they were made or what else was manufactured by McGurk?
     
  2. Stovebolt
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    G,

    i have a McGurk triple carb intake for my Stovebolt 6. He made a 5 carb for the jimmy six as well. These two have detatchable elbows fromthe head to the log of the intake.

    Twice carb manifolds were made too.

    Stovebolt

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    GMC

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    some say this is a McGurk, others call it a Wayne

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    strange - I don't have any pictures of *8 intakes :D
     
  3. HEATHEN
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    from SIDNEY, NY

    McGurk was big into Chevy and GMC six cylinder speed equipment throughout the '50s. I've got a 1962 McGurk Chevy V8 speed manual that has a picture of the 6 carb intake in it.
     
  4. chop32
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    Mark, Cool pics...Ill try to get you a picture of the 6x2 for your "files"!

    Heathen, Thanks for the info...I seem to recall McGurk rocker arms for...? Looks like the sbc stuff might be a little rare compared to the 6 cyl stuff just from the amount of time they were being produced. We know they were in business in 1962...I wonder when they were bought out/went under?
     

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  6. HEATHEN
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    Frank McGurk died in 1969, and Ed Iskenderian bought out the rights to his stuff.
     
  7. R Pope
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    McGurk invented the "Modular" manifold. The log could be swapped, or just the top plate, and different combos of carbs fitted. 50 years ahead of his time!
     
  8. fab32
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    Anything McGurk is pretty rare. If you pick up any for a resonable price you''ll be able to make some bucks as collectors today are looking for rare.

    Frank
     
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  9. chop32
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    Wow, All this time I just figured that McGurk equipment was named for Tom Medleys Stroker McGurk, not Frank.
    If you dont learn something every day, your not paying attention!
    Thank you all for the info!
     
  10. LB+1
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    Frank McGurk.

    Can you help?


    Born:

    19 Jun 1915
    Los Angeles, California

    Died:

    07 Feb 1982
    Escondido, California

    Nationality:

    United States

    Indy 500s:

    1 (1936-1937)

    Later went on to work for Chevrolet and General Motors as an equipment manufacturer. working until 1969, when he sold the majority of his company to two different companies: Crane Cams and Ed Iskenderian. McGurk was a talented engineer who specialised in hot rods, both racing and building parts for them, the McGurk Cam Shaft being his greatest legacy. He was an expert in Chevrolet engines, working on their six cylinder engine design. As well as racing in hot rods, which he did prior to World War Two, McGurk also worked as a crew chief in the discipline.
     
  11. 34Phil
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    McGurk made front accessory covers for midgets that allowed FI and oil pumps to be plugged in.
     
  12. I got McGurk rockers on my 394 olds.

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