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What was your first speed equipment part?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 30FordNerd, Jan 15, 2013.

  1. 30FordNerd
    Joined: Oct 5, 2012
    Posts: 274


    I have not yet found a thread about your very first speed equipment part that you have bought. So if you do remember the speed shops name, the part or still have it with you still, please show us. Thanks Matt
  2. Chrisbcritter
    Joined: Sep 11, 2011
    Posts: 1,885


  3. dual carb intake for my 1954 chev 6 $20 used sold it later , we always bought stuff and used it for awhile, reverbs, tires and wheels , tachs
    never made any money off it, but got to use it for awhile from 1964 to 69:D
    made a lot of stuff too had a lot more ambition than money
    redrilled intakes to 2gc from 97s and used to weld up dual carb intakes for 6 cyl all done with a buzz box and no real skill but it all went down the road;)
  4. fleetsidejeff
    Joined: Nov 1, 2012
    Posts: 35

    from Nebraska

  5. Running gear out of a 65 GTO for my 56 GMC 1/2 Ton back in the 70s.
  6. 37willysgasser
    Joined: Jul 24, 2007
    Posts: 769


    I was 10yrs old, it was a Hexagon Tool 2 duece flathead intake for $8 at a local swap meet with my Dad.
  7. Smokey2
    Joined: Jan 11, 2011
    Posts: 920


    Moth Balls ..........In the gas Tank !


    Hard nowadays to find enuff Moths............

    Seriously, was probably dual exhaust. Necessary, to carry all the smoke out ...
  8. JD Miller
    Joined: Nov 12, 2011
    Posts: 1,908

    JD Miller
    from Wildomar

    Can of silver spray paint,(chrome) at 4 years old.
  9. 39 Ford
    Joined: Jan 22, 2006
    Posts: 1,558

    39 Ford

    My first real speed part was probably a Spark-o-matic 3 speed shifter for a 54 Ford with a 6 in it. Most likely bought at California Speed and Sport in New Brunswick N.J.
  10. mine was an aluminum flex fan from nationwise autoparts
  11. Desotoben
    Joined: Jan 10, 2013
    Posts: 11

    from Arizona

    My first speed part was a 4 deuce manifold for my 291 desoto hemi bought of a guy that was advertising in a hemmings parts book. I then bought 7 strombergs to build four working carbs . Added a lil more cam to her at the same time. Sounds beautiful. Looks good. Mt first spead part. Sort no pics im stol working off my cell. Computer will be back up soon
  12. deanopopino
    Joined: Aug 20, 2007
    Posts: 237

    from Troy, MO

    Offenhauser dual-quad manifold for a Chevy 409. Never used it, still have it; just never got around to selling it.
  13. 53 effie
    Joined: Oct 21, 2004
    Posts: 236

    53 effie

    A pair of Cal Custom valve covers for a Ford 390. I bought them from JC Whitney about 1974 and as I recall the catalog didn't say the valve covers were Cal Custom, just finned aluminum. Years later I checked for the Cal Custom part number cast inside.

    I still have them and they are on the 390 in my '53 F-100.
  14. titus
    Joined: Dec 6, 2003
    Posts: 5,066


    weiand drag star nailhead 6x2 intake.

  15. Kan Kustom
    Joined: Jul 20, 2009
    Posts: 2,660

    Kan Kustom

    One peeling Cragar SS. I bought it from the salvage yard.Couldnt afford a set of wheels but wanted Cragars in the worst way.Was glad to get anything.
  16. aussie oldie
    Joined: Dec 7, 2007
    Posts: 402

    aussie oldie

    Most of you guys wont know what I'm talking about, but it was a ''Speco'' twin carb manifold for a grey motor. Aussies will know!!!
    Last edited: Jan 16, 2013
  17. indyjps
    Joined: Feb 21, 2007
    Posts: 4,037


    Rebuilt th350 with a shift kit, then a steel crank forged piston 501 lift cam 350. Didn't mess around with the small stuff
  18. mgtstumpy
    Joined: Jul 20, 2006
    Posts: 8,463


    Gee, I can't remember that far back, old Ford Customline rear ends with 4.11:1 gears because they were giveaways, all I had to do was remove them from the cars.
  19. Olds J-2 intake and carbs someone gave me, I sold it to a dude for the carbs so he could run them on his Chevy.
  20. txturbo
    Joined: Oct 23, 2009
    Posts: 1,771


    Mine was an Edelbrock Torker intake, Holley Carb and a set of Hedman headers for my 57 Belair when I was 17. Up until money for was all going to replacement parts to get it running and roadworthy. Unless you count the 57 Corvette 283 I bought for $150 to replace the 235 straight six when I was 15.
  21. traffic61
    Joined: Jun 15, 2009
    Posts: 1,486

    from Owasso, OK

    A brand spanking new Carter Competition Series 625cfm AFB.
  22. ftroop
    Joined: Sep 22, 2006
    Posts: 346

    from Detroit

    Braje equipment for my 52 Crosley Super Sport. I was 12. Still have it!
    Joined: Mar 6, 2008
    Posts: 256


    7 inch cheater slicks, from the JC Penny speed shop.
    Of coures on monday i was looking for a clutch
    2 weeks alter , hurst synchro lok
    this monday, U-Joints
    and it hasnt stopped in 45 years
  24. deuce354
    Joined: Feb 9, 2005
    Posts: 304


    A two gauge Stewart-Warner panal, with a oil pressure & amp gauge for my 57 chevy. I think is was about $12.00 brand new
  25. raymay
    Joined: Mar 2, 2008
    Posts: 2,397


    A speeding ticket that cost me my license for 30 days. That gave me time to put a better set of heads on my Chevy small block.
  26. eppster
    Joined: Jan 26, 2011
    Posts: 223


    Fenton shifter for my 55' Chev, followed by chrome wheels in 64' .
  27. Well, ill have to say the intake an holley 94 carb for the Banger :)
  28. Fairlane Mike
    Joined: Sep 21, 2010
    Posts: 389

    Fairlane Mike

    In the cold winter of '69, I laid out $36.47 for a NEW Holley 500 c.f.m. 2 barrel carburetor, model 4412. They had just come out a few months earlier. That was over 2 weeks pay at my after-school job!! My '57 Courier sedan delivery never ran so freekin' good, and of course the old Ford-O-Matic suffered accordingly!! I still have that carb, only new one I ever bought!
  29. olskoolspeed
    Joined: Mar 2, 2009
    Posts: 474


    Cragar "Hot Blue" headers.
  30. tommy
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 14,758

    Member Emeritus

    Packard 440 wire and Rajah clips.


    Funny I did a Google search for Rajah clips and my picture came up.:D They were the first performance parts that I bought as an 18 YO kid for my 58 Plymouth so my 352 Ford got period correct plug wires.:D I had to learn how to walk before I could run. Packard 440 wire and Rajah clips have a special place in my heart.

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