The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Robert J. Palmer, Nov 19, 2015.
Earlier this year I had a $100 bill for parts. That's REAL rare these days...
just picked this up on Craigslist
Edmunds 2 x 2 wet intake, stamped "54 CHRY" underneath, on my '54 331. Carbs are matched
1954 Carter WCD's.
In the early sixties, building a copy of this model kit, I was fascinated by the Latham Supercharger and its four side draft Carter carbs on the Lincoln 430 engine. It wasn't long before the more compelling fascinations of beer and girls pushed this interest into the background. Now, almost sixty years later, while I'm playin' the back nine of life, the Latham Supercharger interest has pushed itself to the forefront again. This is like the Holy Grail of performance parts for me, similar to Ardun heads for Ferd flattie fans.
First time I saw a set up for sale was when I was hunting down vintage nailhead parts in 2012. I found a complete set up including carbs, belt, pulleys and manifold for a nailhead application. The price was high and I was underfunded at the time. I've been searching for a Latham ever since. Last week, I found one on eBay and grabbed it for the "Buy it now" price. The ID tag is missing and it comes with an early Chevy smallblock marine manifold. The idler pulley is on the right when looking at it from the front which, I understand, indicates a reverse rotation application such as a marine engine or even a Corvair. It will not work on the nailhead as is and will require a lot of Deep Ponder Mode time with beer and cigars. For now, it is a conversation piece. To paraphrase Jeremiah Johnson "But damn, it was a genuine Latham, and you couldn't go no better."
Here one for the who would have thunk it pile: An Eddie Edmunds intake for a Duesenberg Model J.
Cragar 4x2 for a caddy
Wonder if Eddie was still in Oregon when he made the Duesenberg. Last night I heard a rumor the family has a stash of his products hidden away ...
Here is the final iteration of this adaption, improved intake manifold and header and jack shaft throttle linkage (to individually adjust idle air flow in each after failing to successfully connect all the throttle shafts to each other with adjustable clamps) in place.
The throttle bodies were cast in pairs and were a direct bolt on to replace Weber carburetors and while used in Formula II road racing (Sterling Moss had a set on his Cooper) they were supposedly somewhat tracktable for street. I cut apart two pair, leaving the "TJ" (Tecalemit Jackson) made in England (sold in this country by Holman Moody) trademark on one while using three of the four throttle bodies.
Deeply indebted to Rich Fox for getting me started on this path and the encouragement along the way.
This may be pretty rare. Speedy Bill has two, and there is one in England, that I've seen on here.
Alexander Racing OHV head for Model A&B.
Came with single or dual Winfield intake. I have the single version, plus a partially finished dual I started on. Uses either single or dual plugs!
I used 1.86 BBC valves, Pinto springs, homemade rocker stands and shaft, early Chevy 6 cyl. rockers.
Unfortunately sitting unfinished.
Saw this one on CL for a 322 Nailhead. pretty cool!
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