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Hot Rods SBC with Ardun Heads at the Revolution

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Lobucrod, Dec 14, 2011.

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  1. From where I sit there is only one thing to do, guess.

    The car has a HAMB Alliance tag on the firewall so it either belongs to a HAMBer or has belonged to a HAMBer at one time or another. I don't doubt that he has seen this thread and is laughing his ass off as I type.

    I do remember one of the fellas posting pics of one of those scoops wanting infor on a base for it as he thought it was a carb cover. it has been awhile back and I don't recall who it was.
  2. alchemy
    Joined: Sep 27, 2002
    Posts: 16,852


    I saw the car at Back to the Fifties in St. Paul a couple years ago, when it was in gray primer. Went running over to see the Ardun engine, only to be disappointed when I got closer. Kinda like when Fatman Fab showed his 33 tudor this year.

    I like REAL Arduns.
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  3. Atwater Mike
    Joined: May 31, 2002
    Posts: 10,596

    Atwater Mike

    Guys: 'O.T.', but same car: Anyone know what steering box that is with the cast-flange mount?
    Looks like VW bus, but is it? (4 bolts visible)

    By the way, that 'Ardun Bowtie trick' is slick. 'Carb cover' is well-fitted, looks like that was what it was intended for!
  4. MilesM
    Joined: May 28, 2002
    Posts: 1,203


    I have seen this set up at Don's also.

  5. I think it's VERY Cool.....
    Its no worse than calling a flathead a hot rod motor and then calling a Chevy a lesser engine....?
    I mean seriously when one disreguards superior performance and value for appearance sake -is that not the same thing?
  6. hotrod428
    Joined: Feb 7, 2007
    Posts: 293


    on real ARDUN heads the exhaust ports point straight down not to the side.
  7. Hi!
    Joined: Oct 4, 2006
    Posts: 731

    from SoCal

    Looks good. Plus its alot more reliable than a real ardun. Hahaha.
  8. jcmarz
    Joined: Jan 10, 2010
    Posts: 4,633

    from Chino, Ca

    Too bad a set was never produced for the Mouse Motor after all the man who designed the Ardun head was also the "Father" of a very famous sports car and wrote a famous letter about knocking a king off it's throne and replacing with a new king and making it happen (he also mention how Mopar copied the Ardun head).
  9. FritzTownFord
    Joined: Apr 7, 2007
    Posts: 1,020


    I saw that car and it took me a while to figure it out too. The water pump was the big tell. Fake, yes but a pretty good one. I saw lots of great ideas on that car - way more creativity than some "retro-trad" cars around.

    The main thing is, when I asked about it, the guy was straight up and said he didn't build the car and didn't know much about the construction of it - no bull shit just straight talk. He LOVES the car and has been trying to buy it from several owners and now he has it and drove it all the way to Austin in fucking rain and cold! So he's okay by me.
  10. spooler41
    Joined: Feb 25, 2007
    Posts: 1,099


    Could that be a Pontiac motor, pipe spacing looks about right.

  11. bigdav160
    Joined: May 5, 2007
    Posts: 153


    Water pump looks like a BBC too. The hose thing is just the bypass and not needed depending on thermostat configuration.
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  13. falcongeorge
    Joined: Aug 26, 2010
    Posts: 18,341

    from BC

    Hmm. Small world. I hate all that crap too. whoda thunk?:eek::rolleyes:
  14. titus
    Joined: Dec 6, 2003
    Posts: 5,075


    I think the car maybe from MN, or at least the midwest. i think it was at back to the fifties

  15. the-rodster
    Joined: Jul 2, 2003
    Posts: 6,766


    I say BBC.

  16. loudpedal
    Joined: Mar 23, 2004
    Posts: 2,196

    from SLC Utah

    You don't know what you're talking about.
  17. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 19,699

    from Austin, TX
    Staff Member

    My take... I'm not at all into fake stuff and I probably wouldn't have admitted that car had I of noticed this motor in the submission photo...

    BUT, once I saw the car at the show I really did like it. It was just an interesting car... And it was put together REALLY well. I'm glad it was there regardless of the faux stuff.
  18. LB+1
    Joined: Sep 28, 2006
    Posts: 581

    from 71291

    I think there are like a woman with small tits that got some implants - Sure as the devil they look much better!
  19. Dakota
    Joined: Jan 21, 2004
    Posts: 1,535

    from Beulah, ND

    i saw that at back to the 50's a few years ago i think. and it is a BBC. not SBC. nicely done for what it is.
    Joined: Jul 22, 2009
    Posts: 431

    from KS
    1. The Gas House Gang

    iam pretty damn sure he didnt ask anybody on the hamb for the money to do it so , its his, its diffeent and hes not a sheep in the heard. its cool as hell .
  21. One Finger John
    Joined: Mar 18, 2009
    Posts: 459

    One Finger John

    Ryan, so what you are saying is that it is a SBC with Arden valve covers. That the whole car is very well done (including the adaptation of the valve covers). Please explain the space between the inner primary pipes. A spread exhaust port cylinder head? Perhaps a sprint car head?

  22. Dar73
    Joined: Oct 26, 2009
    Posts: 106


    I haven't read all of the posts, so I apologise if it has already been said, but the scoop is called a Cal Custom. I have watched a few online, seems like they range from about 2-400 a piece in price. I think I would prefer it on a hood but to each his own. I just thought it was a neat looking piece.
  23. They used to sell that kit in the back of Street Rodder mag for around 800 bucks, early 90's I believe.
  24. Lobucrod
    Joined: Mar 22, 2006
    Posts: 4,122

    Alliance Vendor
    from Texas

    Well I looked it over pretty good at the show and if its a faux setup then they did one hell of a job. Who knows, maybe Arkus Duntov made some Ardun heads for the SBC too. After all he built the Ardun flathead conversions and was heavy into the developement of the SBC as well.
    Joined: Dec 11, 2005
    Posts: 244


    useless info but it looks as if its only running the center carb due to the faded fuel line in the middle
  26. falcongeorge
    Joined: Aug 26, 2010
    Posts: 18,341

    from BC

    Somehow that makes perfect sense...
  27. 49ratfink
    Joined: Feb 8, 2004
    Posts: 18,059

    from California

    looks cool to me. don't care if it is a fake ardun. saw an A touring at Paso several years back with a fake Ardun, didn't notice it was fake until a photo of it was posted here and someone pointed it out. too many other things to look at when at a show, don't always have time for all the details.
  28. falcongeorge
    Joined: Aug 26, 2010
    Posts: 18,341

    from BC

    Remember the ad well. Good catch.
  29. Brad54
    Joined: Apr 15, 2004
    Posts: 6,015

    from Atl Ga

    You know, those carbs are spaced awful far apart for a small block.
    You can just make out the Edelbrock logo between the front and middle carb, can't you? It's the old logo, like I've seen on the Edelbrock 2x4 Nailhead intake.

    Anybody have pics of an Edelbrock 3x2 intake for BBC?

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