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History The Modern Muffler Chevy

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Ryan, Jul 12, 2021.

  1. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 19,768

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    Ryan submitted a new blog post:

    The Modern Muffler Chevy


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    Last edited: Jul 12, 2021
  2. Tman
    Joined: Mar 2, 2001
    Posts: 34,454


    VERY cool!
  3. Rolleiflex
    Joined: Oct 25, 2007
    Posts: 1,059


    What do you want to bet the kid on the side of the house thought the car was going to be his; his Dad sold it and now he's all bummed out. Ha, ha poor guy.
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  4. 1971BB427
    Joined: Mar 6, 2010
    Posts: 6,902

    from Oregon

    The kind of old Chevy I consider the Holy Grail! Would love to own it!
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  5. If my memory serves me correctly, Layne Yoshimura was responsible for finding & restoring Rudy Kealoha's Deuce 5wd Coupe:

    Layne Yoshimura's 'Rudy Kealoha Deuce 5wd'.JPG

    ... and Isamu Okuda's 1931 Roadster:

    Layne Yoshimura's 'Isamu Okuda '31 Roadster'.JPG

    I'd be curious to know if the Deuce Roadster in Layne's garage:

    Layne Yoshimura's Deuce Roadster.JPG

    ... also has some Hawaiian Hot Rodding history ... ???

  6. I'm impressed with that ET and speed from a Stovebolt six! Too cool.
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  7. Gofannon
    Joined: Feb 8, 2007
    Posts: 673


    "261-inch SBC" Bit of a typo there Boss.
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  8. wuga
    Joined: Sep 21, 2008
    Posts: 395


    Not a SBC but possibly a transplant inline. The 261 was used in Chev trucks and in Chev based Canadian Pontiacs from 1955 until 1962. The 235 and the 261 are totally interchangeable. He is also running a 53-54 intake with the Carter YH carbs.
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  9. Bakchoy
    Joined: Apr 4, 2009
    Posts: 64

    from georgia

    They actually started making the 261 in 1954 and it wasn't a full pressure oiling system. It has the same motor motor mount bosses on the sides of the block as the 1953 and 1954 235. I've got one bolted in my '53 club coupe.
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  10. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 19,768

    Staff Member

    HAHA... Thanks. On it.
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  11. Todd553
    Joined: Feb 16, 2005
    Posts: 524


    Wow! Love it.
  12. AHotRod
    Joined: Jul 27, 2001
    Posts: 11,405


    Great reading Ryan
  13. socal34
    Joined: Feb 25, 2007
    Posts: 382


    Layne , Great find
  14. Atwater Mike
    Joined: May 31, 2002
    Posts: 10,635

    Atwater Mike

    Those are some startling times for the impressive Stovebolt six!

    -My '56 Ford 292 was turning 14.20s @ 92-94 MPH back then (Fremont)
    Official 'Hillary' growled at me the second time they 'looked closely' under Chevy protest:
    "We ALL know yer cheatin'...Ain't NO Ford that runs thet fast..."

    All he had to do was degree the cam and look that the pistons were installed backwards.
    Heck, I was a Porsche mechanic...Thought those 'arrows' on pistons pointed at the flywheel! (heh, heh...)

    Chevy love...blind...
  15. Ebbspeed
    Joined: May 7, 2007
    Posts: 90


    This car is cool. Love old inline 6 powered race cars or street cars.
  16. wheeldog57
    Joined: Dec 6, 2013
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  17. Todd553
    Joined: Feb 16, 2005
    Posts: 524


    I like the little scoop on top of the driver side front fender. I assume to allow clearance for the intake, carbs and stacks.
  18. When talking story with Layne, about his 1936 Modern Muffler Kinau 6 coupe people ask what's with the name on the car. He says Fred was sponsored by Modern Muffler a local muffler shop in Honolulu, Kinau was the street Fred live on and 6 was for the six cylinder engine he ran in the car. Got to love it!
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  19. Chris Casny
    Joined: Mar 13, 2006
    Posts: 4,873

    Chris Casny

    I think I bought my 36 Ford, 3 window coupe (now sold) from Layne in 2010. Isn't he in Pearl City?

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