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Santa brought me a Clifford? WTF is that???

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Rustahaulic, Dec 24, 2008.

  1. OK, so long story short A buddy of mine stopped by today and was needing some xtra Xmas Ca$h and sold me a few things NICE pieces, one of which I have no idea of its origin, application, nothin! 2 cyl, 4 cyl 8 cyl??? But guess what, I own it now...
    Could someone please tell me what the hell it is and is it worth anything more than just a wall hanger?
    It is an aluminum intake that was polished at one time, it has a pair of Holley 2 barrel carbs on it.

    I'm sure somebody here knows...I'm going to the liquor store for some holiday cheer...I expect BIG results by my return...:DHappy Holidays Ya'll...:)
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  2. 067chevy
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  3. squirrel
    Joined: Sep 23, 2004
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    the older, dual carb version of this?

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  5. Yea, Thanks...I know it's cool, but what the hell does it go to?
  6. own me a soda :D.
  7. Oh yea....It has C 4750 stamped on the back....
  8. dirtbag13
    Joined: Jun 16, 2008
    Posts: 2,540


    chevrolet 153 cubic inch 4 cylinder intake ? spacing looks similar , if you find out thats what it is & are interested in selling it i would be very interested !
  9. Onelow34
    Joined: Oct 9, 2007
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    wtf??? Rustahaulic you got me stumped!
  10. Boones
    Joined: Mar 4, 2001
    Posts: 9,559

    from Kent, Wa

    that is a cool set up. Do not know what it is for, but I think it would be cool on a roadster
  11. My buddy who I got it from,
    said he thought might be for a 153 chevy 4...
    He's a mopar guy and said he didn't know for sure.
    I guess I've just never seen one...
  12. Jack Clifford was a racer who raced Hudsons...He started the Clifford performance business making Hudson speed parts.

    That's not a Hudson unit...I'm not sure exactly what it is honestly.

    Looks like something for a 4 cyl to me...but I'm no expert.
  13. Are the intake to block mounting holes snapped off or is it just me? Wall hanger if so bummer:(.-Weeks
  14. oilslinger53
    Joined: Apr 17, 2007
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    from covina CA

    I dont know what its for either, but damned if it doesnt look cool... and valuable
  15. dirtbag13
    Joined: Jun 16, 2008
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    i'm almost sure thats what it is , i have a 153 in my rpu , they kinda replaced the v-8 60s in midget sprint racers and cliford used to and still does make some hop up parts for the little motors !
  16. dirtbag13
    Joined: Jun 16, 2008
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    the holes on my intake are just like that they arent broke the exhaust manifold shares the same bolt so they are like that !
  17. Thanks dirtbag13 just looked like they were snapped off. Cool old intake. Clifford appears to not really make anything that looks like that anymore, all newer designs.-Weeks
  18. phukinartie
    Joined: Oct 8, 2008
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    Is it for the Iron Duke engines
  19. dirtbag13
    Joined: Jun 16, 2008
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    the chevy 153 engines are often refered to as iron dukes and the intake and exhaust share the same side of the head hence the half circle mounting hole that looks broke, as oposed to the actuall pontiac iron duke that has the intake on the oposite side of the exhaust so i dont believe so , i am about 99% positive it's a chevy 153
    intake , one of cliffords early designs for the little engines !
  20. squirrel
    Joined: Sep 23, 2004
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    That's exactly what I was thinking.
  21. dirtbag13
    Joined: Jun 16, 2008
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    are there adapter plates under the 2 barrels ? kinda hard to tel from the pics , just currious if the actual intake had a 2 or three bolt setup and someone put adapters on to run the 2 barrels as oposed to a couple 1 barrels ?
  22. Crusty Nut
    Joined: Aug 3, 2005
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    Crusty Nut

    Can we be friends so you will buy random, unknown things from me?

    It is a cool looking piece.
  23. HRK-hotrods
    Joined: Sep 26, 2007
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    I'de have to say Chevy 153 4 cylinder also. That is cool. Would look killer on a modified ;)
  24. propwash
    Joined: Jul 25, 2005
    Posts: 3,858

    from Las Vegas

    Yes, I also have an amazing assortment of "was polished at one time" unidentifiable items of unknown purpose that may be auto-related. Will you stop by MY house and trade me a large wad of greenbacks for them? I can guarantee that they were all manufactured prior to Taiwan knowing how to forge or cast metal.

  25. shooter54
    Joined: Apr 25, 2006
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    if nothing else, it's cool wall decor
  26. cody repp
    Joined: Aug 12, 2008
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    cody repp


  27. There is a spacer in between the holley carbs and intake but it's still bossed for four bolts on the intake...linkage is still complete and carbs still open freely...
  28. I should probably just keep my mouth shut since I have no idea what I'm talking about, but didn't Clifford also do Jeep intakes as well? Perhaps?
  29. dirtbag13
    Joined: Jun 16, 2008
    Posts: 2,540


    yes they make them for the 258-242 , alot of the earlier postal jeeps were equipped with the 2.5 153 chevy 4 cylinder , not sure if any civilian jeeps had the little 4 banger or not ?

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