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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by PKap, Feb 9, 2013.

  1. Back in about 1970 when I was going to Fresno State I found one of these used at a speed shop there. My brother-in-law knew a kid in McFarland (yes, same as in the Movie, about 5mi north of Famoso drag strip) who was building a '55 Chevy and wanted one. I got it and took it to them. Was WAY too much for the SBC he had. I think he tried to run it for a couple months then got rid of it. Made me mad 'cause the vent tube on one of the carbs stuck up too high and put a dent in the hood of my brand new '70 yellow VW bug.
     
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  2. DFH-GMC
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    Here's mine


    There is a madness to my methods
     
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  3. ssaza25
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  4. egads
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  5. hotrd32
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    Weiand Staggered Four Manifold on Stuart McCaw's '32 Three Window in 1964 Hot Rod Magazine. Same manifold on my '32 Five window.
    Stuart Mc Caw '32 3 window.jpg Stewart-Mc-Caw-staggered-four.jpg My Staggered Four set up duotone small.jpg
     
  6. Paul
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    Picked up this Edelbrock Olds 4x2 a week or so ago..
    set some cores on it to check the look.. 20170823_152559.jpg
     
  7. Wes Rager
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    Weiand Drag Star 6x2 for Desoto hemi. It's F/S by the way.
     

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  8. Paul
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    '49 Olds with Edmunds 2x2 with 4 bolt base 94s

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  9. bobbytnm
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    Great stuff...subscribed
     
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  10. ^^^^^With Belond? headers & not one, but two, '37 LaSalle trans.
     
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  11. bobbytnm
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    Here's a pair of Stromberg WW's on an old 2 x 2 Weiand intake On a 289ci going in a 58 Packard
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  12. Jet96
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    Paul- that's a really cool Olds!
    bobbytnm- talk about unusual! I like that
     
  13. 6 Holley 94's on a 54-322 Buick.
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  14. Jet96
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    ^^Yeah that whole pickup is cool!
     
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    Mine. Off 360 with E carbs on the 283 in my '34 roadster. 21077515_10214741456792670_7259237883893543992_n.jpg
     
  17. jnaki
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    Hello,

    Is 57 years vintage? Our multiple carb set up was first used on a 283 with 6 Strombergs on an old 60’s Edlebrock Manifold in March 1960. We bought the 283 long block from a tiny speed shop hidden in a residential area of Long Beach. (kind of like our own, small garage shop) We got the motor completely built with locally bought, speed stuff and put it into our 40 Willys coupe.

    With the 6 Strombergs fully adjusted, it ran well for a first time build. The light weight of the Willys, the 283 SBC with 6 Strombergs got put into the B/Gas class. It was competitive, but not against the top of the class. We were way off those times and speeds. But, it was our first time build and racing adventure.


    Then several months later, with more racing under our belts, we upgraded that same motor to a 292 ci (plus more internal speed stuff), went to a new Isky Gilmer Belt Drive for the 671 blower on this motor in May 1960. Since we could not afford the two hole Hilborn Injectors at the time, the 6 Strombergs went on a new, flat Weiand manifold on top of the 671.

    You would think a larger motor would still keep us in the B/Gas class. We needed more traction in the rear, so we welded in several 1” thick steel plates over the rear axle and in the trunk for more rigidity. The stock gas tank was also full of water. That was enough weight to drop us down to the C/Gas class. The Willys was still fast…even with the added weight.

    upload_2017-8-28_8-56-21.png Bones Balogh Oct. 1960
    Since we have lost all photos and movies of our 40 Willys with this 283/292 ci, 671 motor set up, this is the closest photo I could find. It was in Bones Balogh’s Chevy gas sedan. At the time, the 671 Gilmer Belt set ups just came on the market. We got one of the first ones for our build in April/May 1960. But, it looked exacty like the photo above. His carb linkage was nicer than our set up. Our fuel lines ran between the carbs and were out of sight.

    Jnaki

    The initial tune up of the 6 Strombergs on the SBC was hectic, to say the least. Adjusting one carb was hard enough, let alone 5 more. But, let us just say that it took the longest of anything on the first time build. Once, it was adjusted, it made such a great sound when revved up. If you thought a single 4 barrel carb with the air cleaner removed made a sucking sound, 6 two barrels easily made more horsepower and a more powerful sound.


    The crazy thing was that later on in the rebuild, when we put the fully adjusted, 6 Strombergs on top of the 671 blower, we thought they were already adjusted and should have run well on the start up… That was not the case. It must have taken us a few more tries to get every thing in good working order for the drags. Who needed those fancy, expensive, two hole Hilborn Injectors? These Strombergs worked well on top of the 671 and made it super powerful. (besides, we did not have anymore money for the two hole Hilborn Injectors. Although, several months later, we had saved up enough to purchase them.)

    One final note: No one on that August 1960 day/night could keep up with our SBC Willys coupe in the C/Gas class. We were at least a car length ahead on every race, including against the perennial class champion in the last race. Until…

    (This past June, I had a discussion with the author of the new Lions Dragstrip history book, “So Cal Thunder, When Lions Roared.” He was a young kid in the spectator bleachers on that fateful day/night. He saw us racing all day and thought that our Willys was another fast, gas, street class coupe in the making.

    He also said that the final race of the night took place right in front of him and witnessed the explosion/fire. It was the most horrific thing he had seen. He could not believe that the Willys was on fire and that it crashed into the spectator side fence burning. So, then he witnessed us, Atts Ono and I plus several other racers, spraying our multiple fire extinguishers on the flames. That June 2017 discussion gave me the chills…)
     
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  18. PKap
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    Thank you for sharing! As cool as the parts are, the stories like this are what I enjoy the most.


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  20. CA43BE4C-E9FE-4B27-95A6-BBBCFDACAEFC.jpeg
    Factory dual quad intake on my 383 with vintage AFBs.
     
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  22. Nine pages and no 318 Polys.........so the top pic is the only one of the 318 Poly in my 1940 Dodge when I used a 57 Plymouth factory twin 4 intake with a pair of Offy cross ram adaptors & a pair of 600 Holleys, this was 1975......I had no idea what I was doing but it ran o/k but I ended up replacing it with a Weiand single 4 intake, again a very old pic from 1980..........and the 230 Plymouth 6 that I was building for the 41 Coupe with an Offy intake & a pair of Oz GM single Strombergs, since sold............andyd
     

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  24. This is going on my 427. 20210801_180307.jpg
     
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  25. One of 20 made. Say wieand 8x2 8-71 blower intake. Only stromberg 97s fit on it. It ran good on the street and strip. Went 9.90 in the quarter. 20130224_220015.jpg 20130616_202149-2.jpg
     
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  26. Jet96
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    A58177B3-C20D-4040-B2F9-51B11A875EBE.jpeg When I first got the engine with the Slingshot 3353F3CD-160C-467A-B8DE-7960033F6537.jpeg EE65B1BD-A8FE-43A6-8DD2-867E5031F593.jpeg
     
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  27. Thought this was a nice set-up on an old flat Mopar six.
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  29. Moriarity
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    Offy 3x2 on a 364 nailhead in the miss elegance 55 Chevy


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  30. Moriarity
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    3x2’s in the Astorian


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