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new product input ? ribbed lakes header bockoff plates

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by dirtbag13, Jan 27, 2011.

  1. dirtbag13
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    kicking around a few ideas for some products and just built a set of speedway patriot lakes headers ! wanted something different for caps and to match some of the ribbed accesories on an engine instead of just the plain blank steel ones included ! curious if anyone would be interested in these ! probably around $ 50 a set in the cast finish , backs are turned in a lathe for a good finish to seal and fronts are counterbored for stainless socket head cap screws included ! these will fit patriot headers with the 3 and a half inch collecter ! ready to start a production run if theres enough interest ! let me know your thoughts , thanks ! photos were ones i pollished the outside and raised areas and glass beaded the rest ! could paint recessed areas body color also!
     

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  2. I think they look great................! I don't have a need for them but I wish you the best selling them.
     
  3. dirtbag13
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    anyone else ? poor idea - good idea
     
  4. chaddilac
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    I like the idea... I think the fins could be narrower though, kinda like a Cal Custom valve cover.
     

  5. 76cam
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    Great idea puts a nice touch to a common area.Those look good.Nice job!!!
     
  6. alchemy
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    Marshalltown is the cast aluminum capital of the world!
     
  7. fab32
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    Looks good. Maybe a few more fins that are a bit narrower. If your going to do anything with color better make it a jet hot coating of some sort as paint won't make it out of the drieway.

    Frank
     
  8. dirtbag13
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    yeah i think we may thin down the ribs a little posibly ! didn't wanna go to thin as these get taken on and off in most cases and dont want them getting chipped or damaged while off !
     
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  10. owen thomas
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    Going back to the 50's, I don't remember many lakes pipe caps that weren't ribbed. But all that I remember were two-bolt caps. We also called them "Blooey Pipes".
     
  11. alchemy
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    You are thinking lakes pipes down by the rocker. His new ones are for "Limefire" style headers.
     
  12. BOBBYA312
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    Ribbed for your pleasure.
     
  13. fleetside66
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    I think they would be a great success...really. Here's something that you might incorporate as an option. I blocked off my open pipes because they were too loud, even though they had the standard baffles in them. It got to be a bit wearing. I routed the exhaust off of the pipes underneath with a tube glass packs. Now, things are a bit too quiet. So, I just started an experiment to fab a small (maybe 1"?) removable threaded plug in the block-off plate, to get a little bit more sound. Has this ever been done? Do you think it'll work?
     
  14. fleetside66
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    Oh, wow, I quoting myself. Amazingly enough, the experiment was a success. The exhaust is a bit edgy, without being obnoxious. The plugs go in & out real easy, but I don't think I'll be needing them. I'll be filing for the patent tomorrow.
     
  15. See I knew that was your secret, trowel boy!;)
     
  16. Royalshifter
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    Product is cool...for modern rods because the lakes headers now days are not like the ones from the early days in my opinion.
     
  17. Master of None
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    I like them, if the fins were smaller and more of them I would really like them.
     

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