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History The Frenzel Supercharger Co. Is Back!

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Ryan, Sep 22, 2021.

  1. Ryan
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    That feels a bit like looking for drama where there isn't any.

    I like to be very open and transparent about my beliefs of such things. What you are describing sounds like something Speedway would do. You can read more about that thievery here:

    https://www.jalopyjournal.com/?p=23701

    An American company taking an idea and then utilizing cheap labor in China to have it mass produced. I don't like this form of capitalism at all... and that's why I wrote about it.

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    People like Stromberg and Frenzel are doing something ENTIRELY different in my opinion.

    They are finding products of yore that have long since last seen a production line and reproducing them when others haven't in decades... And Stromberg and (apparently) Frenzel have gone so far as buying the name as well.

    Not only is this perfectly legal, but I see nothing wrong with this morally either... In fact, I think it's a service to the community to be able not only to get full service carbs and superchargers again, but parts as well.
     
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  2. Stan Back
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    Damn! I hope some of you Hambers don't get caught with later-design forged pistons . . .
    Off with their heads!
     
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  3. Oldmate
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    Well said
     
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  4. WiredSpider
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    Why wouldn,t it be?
    It is no different than repro Ardun heads,Halibrand quickchanges,Stromberg carbs and 32 roadster and coupe bodies
     
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  5. Budget36
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    No, I think you missed the intent of my reply.

    No drama intended. I was referring to the two companies involved that are now producing/will be producing them.
    What caught my eye was just a small difference in the websites of each and the name.
     
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  6. Ryan
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    All good homie.

    I still don’t see how either of them are stealing IP though… They are both keeping something alive in some way.
     
  7. Hate to nitpick, but Australia is "The arse end of the world", not "The ass end of the world"
    Geez...
     
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  8. DDDenny
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    You say Toolangi, I say "Tater"!:D
     
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  9. 41 GMC K-18
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    Very glad to see that this style of super charger is being built again !
    Thanks for posting !
     
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  10. $um Fun
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    Did the US or Aussi guys building the new units figure out a way to regulate the oil to the gear box? From what Mike Russel that ran one said it was the achilles heel of the unit.
     
  11. aircap
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    Frenzel blowers are bitchin. The end.
     
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  12. Loveless is casting the housings and machining the spinning bits, so no difference between the two there.

    Loveless had filed for the trademark "Frenzel" (as it would appear on the housing) prior to the Australians filing for "Frenzel Superchargers" but appears to have abandoned it for some reason.
     
  13. Oldmate
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    Smaller diameter feed line in & a regulator- I’ve pm’d you
     
  14. uncle buck
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    How much are your units?
    Also , does anyone know if the unit stolen unit from the Early Ford Store several years ago was ever recovered?
     
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  15. Nick Agius
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    I've seen the Aussie blowers up close against an original and they haven't taken reproducing these lightly. They're perfect, And sound great.

    Great job Tim & Paul :)
     
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  16. Gary Addcox
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    Sounds like Mike Curtis might be whittling them. He is one hell of a machinist/computer genius. Reminds me a bit of Alan Budnik, a Texan who made it big in Cal.
     
  17. Gary Addcox
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    We "complain" about the Chinese because of their inherent shitbox quality.
     
  18. chiro
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    So F**king Cool. I wish I had a motor to put it on. May be time to build another flatty.
    Andy
     
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  19. AmishMike
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    Not me, but when will someone fit to SBC that revs a bit higher then a flathead & see what breaks first? Sure do look good.
     
  20. Amazing story.....keep up the Aussesome work...
     

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