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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Okiedoker, Oct 12, 2017.

  1. Boneyard51
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    That manifold came on 1965 and up Galaxies with the 427 option, the rarest and most desirable of the 65 options. The current pipe is an 1 1/2 inch, but I don’t think is the original. The flange could easily accept a 1 3/4 inch, maybe more. It does have the original heat riser on it, which is very rare, as most folks took them off and chucked them. I’m going to leave it as is and weld on to the existing pipes. Mainly because there are no leaks there now. With big ports, flat gaskets, flimsy flanges and two bolts, they are prone to leak there. My build will not be for all out performance, just a mild tire burner.
    The FE was notorious for poor exhaust manifolds, except the one pictured. Jay Brown tested those manifolds in his book and found they were as good as any after market header. The common stock “log” manifolds were the worst.
    Planning on using them on a mild 410 I now have in a pickup when I put it in my Galaxie.

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  2. 0NE BAD 51 MERC
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    Well considering it seemed like everyone use to brag that their street rod had a Corvette engine in it ,I figure there must be a ton of Corvettes out there running Flatheads! lol That must make my 77 pretty rare , it still has it's 350 in it! Larry
     
  3. 0NE BAD 51 MERC
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    Talk about Ultimate Indiscretion !!!!:rolleyes::rolleyes: At least he has good taste in body styles. lol Larry
     
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  4. wrenchbender
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    Look at the bright side it's not a sbc 350 lol
     
  5. topher5150
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    That's like getting a Ferrari kit car that's built in a VW drivetrain

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  6. 0NE BAD 51 MERC
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    So looking at Norb and Scotts timeslip, and taking into account all you guys are running pretty close together . I just need to build a car that runs 10.70s and I win! Sounds simple enough, do not know what the fuss is all about? :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes: lol Larry
     
  7. Tickety Boo
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    Larry
    I think when Scott gets done tuning and finding the weak links, his Mustang it will be very low 10s, that seems the place to be to run with the big dogs.

    My old New Zeland pro topline cast iron 223400020 heads are at there limit, just told the Sugar mama I ordered some new aluminum heads from Competition Products with some fluffing. ;)

    Norb
     
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  8. 0NE BAD 51 MERC
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    Well Norb , I am just an old dog that is tired of sitting on the porch. To close to retirement to get carried away . But I still like banging gears. The 55 with the big block and the right gears maybe good for mid 11's and that still fast enough to have fun and still be able to hang out with you guys in the pits after the races.:) And that's really what I want, to participate instead of just spectating. And cheering you Big Dogs on! lol Larry
     
  9. Tickety Boo
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    That"s where I am Larry, Retired 64 years old and these new heads won't get my small block low 10s, but Scott might miss a gear. ;)
     
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  10. powrshftr
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    Norb,with some heads with big 230+cc intake ports and 2.10” intake valves,I bet you pick up close to an honest 90-100hp out of that killer combo of yours.
    I’m swimming with sharks out there,Larry.lol

    Scott


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  11. 0NE BAD 51 MERC
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    Scott , it would not be any fun if they where a bunch of guppies! ;) lol Larry
     
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  12. saltflats
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    Just some old used parts here. ;)
     
  13. saltflats
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    Norb I have a pair of Dart Iron Eagle 230 heads. ;)
     
  14. powrshftr
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    Those “old used parts” are stuff Nicholson and Profitt would have killed for back in 63.


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  15. powrshftr
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    THIS^^^!!!!


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  16. saltflats
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    Hope this is to your liking, Norb. :cool:
    Sorry Scott, you didn't pay the video man. ;)
     
  17. Tickety Boo
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    Thanks Salty, it came out Cool :cool:

    Scott you should know that the Video man has a powerful thirst. ;)
     
  18. wrenchbender
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    The only time I seen scott was way after it was over lol so he couldn't have been out in front too far lol


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  19. powrshftr
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    It was really close....maybe a fender length,if that...?

    Here’s one from last weekend:


    Scott


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  20. powrshftr
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    And yes,the track was greasy as heck....and yes,that scoreboard said 7.05@101.13


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  21. rawcjw19
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    Nice Scott! I can see I may have to stop building my kids cars and up the performance on the model A. I used to think it was pretty fast. All you guys are passing me up


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  22. powrshftr
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    Actually,I was going to call you soon,and ask a bunch of questions about blower motors.Theres a good chance Dad’s model A might be getting one too.

    Scott


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    Best Jackson quote ever. Pointing at his dragster power plant... Air Fuel Magic Power Fun.


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  26. powrshftr
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    So as most of you probably know,we had some major issues with our shifter jamming up on the 2-3 shift at the Meltdown.
    The problem turned out to be a really mushy,worn out rubber mount on the passenger’s side of the motor,and one that was nearly as bad on the transmission.
    I had welded the drivers side mount solid years ago after it broke and separated,so it’s ok.
    The problem was,the two worn out rubber mounts were letting the motor twist and shift in the car so much,that it was jamming the shift linkage into the transmission tunnel,and not allowing the shifter to go into 3rd gear.
    If the mounts don’t completely cure the problem,we’re gonna swap the shifter out for this one:
    IMG_2777.JPG
    While we’re at it,that mechanical fan might get swapped out for a FoMoCo electric fan I scored from a buddy recently.

    Scott


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  27. Gammz
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  28. powrshftr
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    Cause I posted the shittiest cell phone picture ever of a Long inline shifter and what looks like a severed human foot?

    Scott


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  29. Gammz
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    No. These damn kids and there dragsters out in our parking lot tearing up the joint!!! Get off my lawn!!


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  30. powrshftr
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    Oh it’s still a street car,and always will be.


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