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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. perk30
    Joined: Jun 22, 2009
    Posts: 321


    Single to two barrel carb adaptor from JC Whitney so I could put the 2 barrel carb from my friends 318 onto the 194 on my mom's Chevy ll wagon.
  2. KeithDyer
    Joined: Mar 26, 2007
    Posts: 193


    Chet Herbert solid lifter cam for my friend's 301 Chevy. 300 degree - .450 lift (did not know about "duration @ 0.50 yet)!!

    Started selling speed equipment out of my folk's garage while in high school.

    It was great to have speed equipment warehouses in Dallas!!!

    Custom Automotive, AEECO, Sigman-Pitman, and all the rest.

    Take care, K
  3. thehazguy
    Joined: Aug 12, 2010
    Posts: 1,799


    Hurst three speed floor shifter for my 55 Chevy. Replaced the three on the tree.
  4. verno30
    Joined: Aug 25, 2008
    Posts: 1,028


    No name SBC valvecovers, just like the Graffiti coupe has. Why? Because the Graffiti coupe has them. Hey, I was 15 and impressionable.
  5. bobscogin
    Joined: Feb 8, 2007
    Posts: 1,674


    Hurst 4 speed shifter, 1965
  6. Murocmaru
    Joined: Apr 5, 2006
    Posts: 386

    from Van Nuys

    Rat fink bobble head.
  7. 35desoto
    Joined: Oct 6, 2009
    Posts: 761


    Yup I remember them over here in New Zealand
    My first part was a 2 barrel intake made by Berry and Chung for a DCD weber onto a Hillman Minx 1500 cc and was the best car I ever had - at the time. Man I used to think that car was cool with it on 13' widen rims dcd wber ,a free flow onto a 1 3/4 exhaust pipe and a tonne of chroming - probably didnt go much faster but boy it looked and sounded the part
  8. Deuces
    Joined: Nov 3, 2009
    Posts: 18,403

    from Michigan

    A Holley 780 DP List# 4779... Still have it....;)
  9. Al Napier
    Joined: Feb 6, 2007
    Posts: 401

    Al Napier
    from Central CT

    Corvair Turbo Mufflers/Dual Exhaust System (that I bent up, worked at a muffler shop when I was a youngin'). Followed shortly afterwards by a Tri-Power setup that I received for my 18th birthday from my parents........

    Al in TN
  10. 40FordGuy
    Joined: Mar 24, 2008
    Posts: 2,908


    Fenton 2 carb intake and Fenton headers for my 47 Ford flatmotor.

  11. Pinstriper40
    Joined: Sep 24, 2007
    Posts: 3,298


    I got a Offy Super Dual intake for my flatty with my first big paycheck when I was 16.
  12. McDeuce
    Joined: Sep 16, 2008
    Posts: 258


    Cal Custom Air Cleaner for 1969 Pontiac Tempest
  13. 55willys
    Joined: Dec 7, 2012
    Posts: 1,601


    Clifford Research 4 barrel Intake and headers for a 300 I6 in my 66 Ford crew cab for $35
  14. powmia
    Joined: Oct 4, 2009
    Posts: 126


    The baseball card in my spokes....
  15. woodbutcher
    Joined: Apr 25, 2012
    Posts: 3,188


    :D Lets see.Glass pack muffler.Back about 1963.Then in about mid 1964 a bunch of friends conspired with my Mom and hijacked my car one day when I was at work and did some "slight"up grades to it,for FREE.The 53 Stude got a 327 Chebby and a Muncie 4 speed and a complete re wire,and all new 12V bulbs.
    Took about 5 days with 6 guys working on it.What a fun car that was then.
    Good luck.Have fun.Be safe.
  16. Lurk king
    Joined: Dec 12, 2011
    Posts: 197

    Lurk king

    My first ever swap meet,I was Probably around 13 years old. my dad gave me $20 for the day. About 20 min. Later I came back to him with a crusty set of cal custom "badger scoops" for a 3x2 set up. He said "cool how much?" I told him 20 bucks. Then he almost choked on his hotdog. He figured I wasted the money on some junk. Well 15 years later I still have them and am running them on my hotrod.
  17. Algon
    Joined: Mar 12, 2007
    Posts: 1,215


    65 issue M/T valve covers for Pontiac from the swapmeet. Oddly one had the edge of the fins cut down in the exact manor to clear the A/C pump bracket on my 60 Ventura. They were really out of place on the fully loaded boat but those and some Torq Thurst made in mine.:D
  18. Cliff Ramsdell
    Joined: Dec 27, 2004
    Posts: 1,160

    Cliff Ramsdell

    An indy 3 speed shifter and 1 bbl to 2 bbl adapter for my '63 Falcon. Got them from Competition Speed Specialty in Torrington, CT. Summer or 1973. Don't remember where the carb came from, some junk car I'm sure.

    Cliff Ramsdell
  19. Robert Wilson
    Joined: Nov 13, 2009
    Posts: 47

    Robert Wilson

    Set of headmen headers for my 1955 Chevrolet 180 H.P. power pack.
  20. Thunderroad312
    Joined: Nov 18, 2012
    Posts: 159


    A pair of "Thrush" straight through glass-packs for my 63 1/2 Galaxie with a 390. I was 15 and not old enough to drive(legally). Man what a sound! At least I thought so at the time. Nothing like being a kid, when its all so fresh and new.
  21. 34Flatty
    Joined: Nov 4, 2012
    Posts: 68


    NOS Eddie Meyer 21 Stud Heads...NOS Weiand 2x2 Intake...still in bubble wrap.
  22. saltflats
    Joined: Aug 14, 2007
    Posts: 9,896

    from Missouri

    A header for my 65 bug. First car I got at a closed bid auction for 127.97 had a droped valve in #3 cylinder go figure.
  23. Webco "hot head" for my dad didn't understand taking off a perfectly good head...
  24. fridaynitedrags
    Joined: Apr 17, 2009
    Posts: 402


    Four barrel intake manifold and WCFB Carter carb for my '51 Merc flathead. (1959)
  25. HarryT
    Joined: Nov 7, 2006
    Posts: 530


    Duntov cam and lifters for the sbc in my 50 Ford, back in the late 50s.
  26. spuds
    Joined: Dec 30, 2008
    Posts: 403

    from Idaho

    Camshaft for my 68 camero
  27. Edelbrock aluminum intake for my 64 chevelle. Bought it at "Super Shops" - bunch of dumbasses standing around in that joint back then (sometimes I was one of em). Took me two tries to get the right intake, I didn't know there was different rochester 4 brl carbs then. Mine had (still has) the 4gc square bore instead of the spreadbore quadrajet style. Took me an hour trying to fit that f***ker on till I figured it out. Then they were closed for the night.
    Still on there and works good - Almost 25 years now
  28. A Hurst floor shifter kit and a well used 3x2 set up for my 57 Chevy.
  29. kngfisher
    Joined: Sep 15, 2010
    Posts: 60

    from Virginia

    Set of 360 heads, 4 barrel intake and holly carb for my 318 to be used in my 74 dodge dart sport.
  30. wsdad
    Joined: Dec 31, 2005
    Posts: 1,252


    My first speed equipment part was a clothes dryer.

    In high school, I tried to supercharge my 1st truck by attaching the blower wheel to the alternator pulley and the blower housing to the alternator's adjusting arm. I duct-taped some dryer hose to the engine's breather snorkel. Now I had a blown engine! I don't know if it made any more horsepower, but it did run. It eventually all rattled loose so I took it off.

    Last edited: Jan 20, 2013

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