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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. olscrounger
    Joined: Feb 23, 2008
    Posts: 3,721


    1958--put 3 2's on a stock flathead in a 37 Ford pu--didn't run too well and as it was my daily commuter I took it off and went back to stock--ran much better
    Last edited: Dec 30, 2013
  2. flatoutflyin
    Joined: Jun 16, 2010
    Posts: 385


    I bought a spark intensifier at the custom car show at the Cincinnati Music Hall early in 1965. Put it on my 241 '54 Dodge hemi in the parking lot. I swear it ran better on the way home!
  3. A set of Isky valve springs and aluminum retainers for a FE; to go with the used '63 427 solid cam I put in my '59 352PI. Motor would turn 6500+, why it never blew up is a mystery. Did explode a lot of generators though.... LOL
  4. southerncad
    Joined: Feb 5, 2008
    Posts: 709


    A fish carb and put it on my stock '40 chevy....didn't run any better, but I was the only guy that had one:D
  5. nunattax
    Joined: Jan 10, 2011
    Posts: 2,148


    a set of drop handlebars for a honda cb 125 circa 1976
  6. kyvetteman
    Joined: May 13, 2012
    Posts: 762


    Offenhauser aluminum valve cover and split manifold for the 216 inliner in my '46 Chevy PU. didn't make it go any faster but the cool factor when up several notches!
    Joined: Nov 9, 2008
    Posts: 270

    from Ohio

    Mallory coil from Super Shops in long beach, calif. still got it, then Hedman headers and Edelbrock torker and 600cfm Holley, then Sig Erson camshaft.
  8. Wedgehead426
    Joined: Sep 20, 2013
    Posts: 114


    Sun Super Tach, purchased at H&H Speed Shop, Cocoa Florida. The Tach and the Speed Shop are long gone.
  9. Hurst floor shifter.
  10. Edelbrock finned valve covers for an amc engine!! Still have them on the same car and that was in 1973!!
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  11. Corvette side draft carbs, manifold and air cleaners for my 235 powered 31 Chevy sedan for $35.00 Got a floor shift from PepBoys around the same time for $9.99. Neither one of em worked very well
  12. 29AVEE8
    Joined: Jun 28, 2008
    Posts: 1,384


    A two pot Offy manifold for an 8-BA. Came off the used wall at Scotty's Muffler in Berdoo. Still have it.
  13. Richard Head
    Joined: Feb 19, 2005
    Posts: 505

    Richard Head

    Edelbrock SP-2P for the BBC in my 55 Chevy truck. Bought it at the Portland Swap Meet Annex for $40. I'm quite sure performance went down.

  14. whtbaron
    Joined: Sep 12, 2012
    Posts: 554

    from manitoba

    6 volt Lucas coil... last time I saw it, it was still in the box.
  15. HOOKER headers!
  16. NMCarNut
    Joined: Nov 28, 2009
    Posts: 629


    Back in 1965 bought a pair of Hedman headers and a noname 3/4 cam for my 58 Plymouth 318, mail ordered from the old Warshawski & Co. Must have gotten a catalog a week after that order.
  17. Chrome acorn nut covers for the head nuts on the 48 Merc Flathead in my 36 Ford pickup. Got em at Pep Boys in San Diego. Didn't go much faster though.
  18. jkeesey
    Joined: Oct 12, 2011
    Posts: 652


    11" wide mags for my OT first car.
  19. Hotrodhog
    Joined: Aug 11, 2011
    Posts: 169


    A Mallory Rev Pol dual pt distributor from J.C. Whitney and a General Kinetics cam from Smith Auto in Mpls for my '62 Vette back in '72
  20. bobadame
    Joined: Jan 20, 2009
    Posts: 174


    Didn't buy it I made it. A hood scoop for my '48 Crosley. (Really)
  21. In 1959, i bought Vic Hubbard solit lifters, pushrods, and adjustable rocker arms for my first swap, a 53 Olds 303 into a 34 Ford 1/2 ton. In the same order, I also bought Hurst motor mounts, Olds to 34 Ford.
  22. PandorasBox99
    Joined: Dec 1, 2012
    Posts: 186


    Old school set of ''offie''tall chevy valve covers even before I had a engine to put them on. I think I traded them for a skate board or some stuppid like that. Sure wish I had them today.
  23. alphabet soup
    Joined: Jan 8, 2011
    Posts: 1,382

    alphabet soup

    Chrome air cleaner. Got it for my birthday from the Joe's store in Highlandtown Md. I had a '62 Rambler American flat head 6. I drove it around my grandmothers farm.
  24. das858
    Joined: Jul 28, 2010
    Posts: 670


    A set of four used Ansen sprint wheels for 60.00 .
  25. Fenton cast iron headers for my '49 Chevy 6 with duals & glasspacks. Sounded like an airplane on the freeway. Miss that car.

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  26. RFH1931
    Joined: Aug 14, 2006
    Posts: 323


    Chrome air cleaner.
  27. Spring/Summer 1960. Fresh out of High School , first few paychecks from first job, bought a set of Jahns pistons, 4" merc crank,Howards F9 cam...Had Willie Thompson (who had just quit Holman-Moody to open his own shop...!) build me a 3 3/8" x 4" flattie...Stuck that motor in a '50 Ford and went dirt track racin' . Spent every dime I ever made that summer ...What a money pit...Learned my lesson
    Wouldn't take a gold nickel for the experience tho...Wish I had that engine back..!!!
  28. A 3 2bbl intake manifold for SB Chevy from Montgomery Ward mail order store in Lebanon MO. in 1958 for my '55 Chevy 210. Next was a "full race" cam from the same store. Surprisingly, that was a hell of a cam.
  29. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 26,516


    Spark-O-Matic shifter for my 51 Merc at Value Mart in Yakima Wa in 1963 right after I broke the shift tube at the shift handle in the column. I think I paid 18 bucks for it.

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