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Hot Rods Odd Ball Hot Rod Engines Let's see Em

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Robert J. Palmer, May 18, 2016.

  1. Like the title says I would like to see some odd ball engines.
    -Studebaker
    -Packard
    -Flathead Six's
    -Ect..

    The Ansen Dragster with a Packard V8
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    Tom Branch 32 Ford with Studebaker V8
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  2. A couple Plymouth flathhead 6's

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  3. Speed Gems
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    Buick straight 8

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  4. Hnstray
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    My Studebakers are offended to learn their engines are considered "oddball"! They had become accustomed to thinking of themselves as "small displacement Cadillacs". :D

    Ray
     
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  5. Hnstray
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    :eek: In the context of a Traditonal Forum, a Buick Straight Eight is NOT an 'Oddball'!

    Not as numerous as the ubiquitous Flathead Ford, but by no means rare in hot tod applications. California Bill Fisher even wrote a book highlighting popular performance tweaks. :cool:

    I am beginning to see a pattern here.......I have 3 Studebaker V8's and 4 Buick Straight Eights......hmmmm......Oddball or Man of a Discerning Tastes? :D

    Ray
     
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    Here is my 259 studebaker with sweet edmunds intake and air cleane.
     
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  7. RichFox
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    All common. How about a 32 Plymouth 4 cylinder. Flathead twin plug or OHV with Y block head. How many of those have you see DSCN8057.JPG n?
     
  8. Six Ball
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    These two don't meet the "hot rod" engine category yet but they meet the oddball requirement. The four cylinder F head is form a 1919 Essex and will power an early speedster using as many Essex parts as I can find. The other one is a 413 inch Dodge truck engine. I had planned to put it in a Bonneville lakster but it is too big for the vintage engine class and B gas lakester record is so high I could not even afford the tires to run there. I know where there is another one maybe a twin engine dragster. :rolleyes:


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    Here's a hotter Essex four.
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    The engine in question is sort of an oddball. But the type of engine itself is not really that odd other then the fact that a 394 doesn't get used much in our circles. Could be that they are somewhat rare or could be that they are somewhat uncomely never the less you don't see too many hot rods with the big olds bolted between the rails. ;)
     
  10. jcillch
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    Love that 347. Here's mine ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1463689285.077064.jpg
    1957 347 Pontiac
     
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  11. wayne-o
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    Was at the Roundup!![​IMG] 20160409_151637_resized.jpg
     
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  12. drtrcrV-8
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    I think we have a winner!! LOL!
     
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  13. D_Lazaris
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    51' Nash straight 6 with Edmunds head. Soon to be supercharged with a McCulloch Vs-57

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  14. Amazing induction set up - home-made?
     
  15. jcillch
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    Nope, six 94's on a old dragstar manifold.
     
  16. Dunno. The big Olds dominated the 7 liter/Grand Nationals class of hydroplanes for years.

    http://www.apba.org/node/5828

    Grand Nationals
    5 Mile/3 Lap Closed
    Course World 117.058 9/5/1987 Essex, MD Miss Stroth's
    Beer Wheeler
    Baker Prime Mover
    Enterprises Staudacher Ford

    5 Mile/4 Lap Closed
    Course World 113.222 7/20/1996 Olympia, WA Flyin'
    Hawaiian Brian A.
    Reynolds Brian A.
    Reynolds Karelsen Oldsmobile

    5 Mile/5 Lap Closed
    Course World 104.052 9/8/1996 Yelm, WA Flyin'
    Hawaiian
    Brian A.
    Reynolds
    Brian A.
    Reynolds Karelsen Oldsmobile

    Kilo Straightaway APBA 155.718 10/19/1991 Lincoln
    City, OR Enterprise Brad L.
    Mosier Three
    Roses Inc. Hanson Chevrolet

    1/4 Mile Straightaway APBA 132.295 9/25/2015 Duffy, OH Miss
    Daddy 'Oh!! John
    Jenkins Andy
    Denka Karelson Chevrolet
     

  17. Yea but most of us don't build boats.

    Kilo Straightaway APBA 155.718 10/19/1991 Lincoln
    City, OR Enterprise Brad L.
    Mosier Three
    Roses Inc. Hanson Chevrolet

    The owner was in Lincoln City or the race was in Lincoln City? Open water or lake?

    We had a place in Taft when Lincoln City was still D lake Ocean Lake and Taft.
     
  18. Well makes it primo choice for a street rod then!
     
  19. Most people aren't aware of MEL (Mercury, Edsel, Lincoln) variety of Ford big blocks that came in 383, 410, 430, and 462 inch displacements. But they have made their way into a few hot rods (and even more customs) through out the years.

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  20. Allison made its way into a few dragsters. If I had one I would be all about r trying to make it run and drive on the street. Although I a not sure where I would find a gas station. LOL

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  21. southerncad
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    Hey Beaner, ain't that a pic of the car Jim Lytle built?
     
  22. Drake midget engine, water cooled Harley-Davidson knucklehead

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  23. wheeldog57
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  24. bobbytnm
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    Good stuff here.
    I'm starting a traditional styled roadster pick-up around a Packard 327 straight 8 (sorry, couldn't get pics to load)
     
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  25. That'll work!
     
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  27. GRX
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    Two Pontiac 347 back to back. Gotta love the HAMB.
     
  28. cretin
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    Here's a nice Packard straight 8.

    ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1463982249.764437.jpg
     
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