The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 32coupedeville, Dec 25, 2008.
1955 331 punched to 350 in my Survivor 1915 T Roadster.
Nice, I had to take a minute of silence to take that all in...... WOW Did they not have a one belt system back then?
That power plant gives me a boner,the triple belt drive adds to it!
Whats the story with the water outlets?
Into the front of the heads, looks like the two hoses running across feed into a separate thermostat housing
no thermostat, Marine Water Pump from the 50's.There are two radiators on this car.One up front and one underneath the car horizontally that he fabbed two heater blower motors and vents up to it.Crazy stuff but it worked.Car is a true survivor with only 2500 miles total on the car.
Did you restore it yourself Mr Edell,I was just wondering what the drive line is made up off.
Surprising to see 94 s rather than the usual 97s for its age.Those intake manifolds would be rare as rocking horse shit to wouldn't they?Does it still run the Turtle deck as the show pics show.
I didnt do anything yet, thats as it sits now.Its been well preserved.55 Cadillac, 37 La Salle, 1940 Oldsmobile Rear Axle, with Turtle deck.
Very kool survivor Marcus. Hope it goes to somebody who doesn't fuck it up. That being said I can see a couple of little things I would change to improve it's look. But then every time I look at my roadster I see some things that should be changed.
Gary that somebody is me! I own it! Its getting new wheels and tires and black interior.
Yeah Marcus that's pretty much what I was thinking. Especially the front tires.
Thanks,beautiful looking rig
Thank You...Im in love for sure...lol
Here's Home movie footage of the T in the late 50's and early 60's Drag Racing.
I'm looking for a 6x2 if anybody has one
Cool home movie,Love the drag footage and it must be a buzz to have that footage of the T in there.I was born to late!
It was cool to see the glass slipper
hey heres my 6x2 and eelco valley cover I has polished for my pickup
331 caddy with Horne 4 twos in my 40
You got it made Mark
If I had that intake on a motor in any car, I would probably just throw the hood away so others could bask in the glory of the Horne 4x2.
Anyone have a Caddy 6x2, 4x2, or 3x2 intake they are willing to part with? Looking to buy, but may be willing to trade a fully polished Edmunds 2x4 with fresh WCFB's.
Weiand 2x4 for 331 365 390 caddy
I have an NOS WCA 408 Weiand 2x4
I d love to replace my dual 2 bbl for a dual quad!
Here's a few pics of the '59 390 in my Model A...Edelbrock high rise 6x2 with chromed original Stromberg 97's and 2" aluminum carb risers made by me, Edelbrock finned aluminum valve covers, Vertex Magneto (they still make 'em, you just have to send them a distributor gear), 500/300 cam (regrind by Howard's Cams outta Oshkosh, Wi), .202 stainless intake valves, chromed the carbs, water pump, valley pan, oil pan, timing chain cover, generator, fan, generator bracket, upper and lower pulleys, cut the crank pulley down from a 3 groove to a 1 groove, Hilborn fuel filter, relocated the oil filter can to the firewall, custom made stainless Zoomie headers, stainless lower generator bracket, and stainless oil fill tube by Cowboy Bob (Grade A Welding Fond du Lac, Wi), Wilcap adapter with a Turbo 400 and a B&M 3500 stall converter...she gets right up!!
I picked up a Cadillac intake yesterday at the Jalopyrama show. Seems to be a Marine intake as there are no heat risers. Not sure if its a Connell or a Detroit racing. I'll probably end up putting up for sale as it was a cool piece but I am looking fro something I can use on my 390.
EELCO covers that i'm gonna place on a 390
Bump Caddy porn
A few years ago, there was an article in Hot Rod Deluxe? about a home built fiberglass sports car that was uncovered in storage, and built in early to mid 50's. The fella that built it was an aerospace engineer I believe. It used a Cadillac 331, but the amazing thing was that it used 8 dellorto cable actuated carbs. One for each intake port. I also believe it had a dry sump type oiling system, and a few other amazing upgrades that I can't recall. HP was estimated around 500! Anyone on here recall that article? The engineering was superb. I will try and dig the article up, but I bet there is someone on here with more info on this than I or the article.
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