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Art & Inspiration Never seen this done before!!

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Lloyd's paint & glass, Jan 17, 2020.

  1. TCTND
    Joined: Dec 27, 2019
    Posts: 74


    This was sometimes done to flatheads so the exhaust wouldn't have a long path through the block shedding unwanted heat into the cooling system the whole way. That actually makes some sense. On a Chevy; total BS.

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  2. Hnstray
    Joined: Aug 23, 2009
    Posts: 11,425

    from Quincy, IL

    Yep.....we have a winner! Surprised it took 30 posts to get to this bit of hot rod info...

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  3. Lloyd's paint & glass
    Joined: Nov 16, 2019
    Posts: 2,229

    Lloyd's paint & glass

    Damnit! Ya got me. I already got the hole cut in the hood, but every time i cut the wheels around it leans out my idle mixture!
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  4. low budget
    Joined: Nov 15, 2006
    Posts: 5,561

    low budget
    from Central Ky

    I think its pretty interesting just because someone did it, and showed it could be done.
    Horse power advantage or not, I think its pretty cool.:cool:
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  5. Lloyd's paint & glass
    Joined: Nov 16, 2019
    Posts: 2,229

    Lloyd's paint & glass

    Guess they got tired of catching hell over running another "plain ol small block Chevy" :D
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  6. slowmotion
    Joined: Nov 21, 2011
    Posts: 3,191


    "I recon so...." -TOJW
  7. chubbie
    Joined: Jan 14, 2009
    Posts: 2,294


    Hotrod history. Studebaker donated block and crank to what we know as an Offenhauser, brains behind it.. "Miller" These Offys/Millers were built for Indy cars in the 1960's. Overhead cams and were a reverse flow that ran over 10,000 RPM for hours. Not BS!
  8. 51pontiac
    Joined: Jun 12, 2009
    Posts: 135

    from Alberta

    This must be one of those rare “corvette” engines.;)
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  9. Tim
    Joined: Mar 2, 2001
    Posts: 11,046

    from Raytown Mo

    I’ve heard it run in person it does exist as mark pointed out.

    as far as why do it if it’s not making more power? Why not?

    guys are still building all kinds of weird shit lol. It looks cool, that’s probably enough reason for some guys.

    I’m sure with the right small valve donor heads that you could have enough meat to make the now intake valves bigger and make some better power.

    more or less it’s some bench racing you can touch and I dig that.

    if we all wanted to go fast, actual fast, we wouldn’t be building what we are lol.
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  11. Nope people used to think that they would breath better that way. yes its a straighter shot at the intake valves but they don't breath any better. Now its just a novelty.
  12. Stephen Barrett
    Joined: Sep 24, 2019
    Posts: 759

    Stephen Barrett

    I want to hate this but just can't.
  13. This picture is at least 15-17 years old, I used to think it was awesome before I knew better.
  14. ramblin dan
    Joined: Apr 16, 2018
    Posts: 2,033

    ramblin dan

    Kind of reminds me of one of the guys I went to shows with who had a dummy blower on his T-Bucket. I wasn't functional but looked cool as hell on the car. 483.jpg
  15. Boneyard51
    Joined: Dec 10, 2017
    Posts: 4,009


    My Dad showed that to me on our 1937 Ford ton and a half truck, back in about 1964. It was impressive! Some how the pistons looked like they were at the top and bottom at the same time! That was at an idle, when he reved it up a little they just blured out!
    If you ever get a chance to see this, do it you will never forget it.

    After responding to this, I got to thinking, that would be an awesome display at a car show; swap meet! Anybody got an old flat head laying around? Lol

  16. sevenhills1952
    Joined: Mar 14, 2018
    Posts: 924


    Years ago I had a friend who was a Super Stock (SS/A) racer (rip) always experimenting. One set of heads he drilled into the intake runners so he had two dominators on intake, then four 1 barrels, one at each corner.
    He ran it like that once and the tech inspector asked if he was from Mars!
    There were great stories about Smokey Yunick and I had the honor of meeting him.
    The one I liked was he won a stock car race without having to refuel towards the end. The tech inspectors made him drop the gas tank and they were carefully measuring to see the capacity when he finally got disgusted, fired his car up, loading it on trailer! He had figured out how many gallons of fuel the roll cage would hold so he was using it for extra storage.

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  17. TRENDZ
    Joined: Oct 16, 2018
    Posts: 187


    A big problem with doing this, is the intake port on a sbc has no engine coolant shrouding around the port. Imagine the oil in the valve covers pouring over the intake ports. Lots of crusty smokey mess in that crankcase.
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  18. Lloyd's paint & glass
    Joined: Nov 16, 2019
    Posts: 2,229

    Lloyd's paint & glass

    I don't have a picture, but the best one I've done is weld 8 pipes to a frame made of 1"angle, cut a hole in the hood, and weld it to the bottom of the hood recessed about an inch lol, shut the hood and voila! Stack injection baby, well, not really, but in my mind, i was the bees knees:D

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