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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. Bought pipe and flanges to put 3x1 on a 170 CID Mercury Comet, three glass bowls.
    Welded in metal shop, turned out great. (had an extra head)
  2. my first speed equip related part was a 'glass tilt front end to fit a 68-9 GTO on my 15th birthday. I didn't even have a car yet but, I wanted that thing. Within 6 months, I had saved up enough to buy a running '69 GTO. I sold the metal/rubber front end and had the 'glass tilt on the GTO before my 16th birthday. That was 1975-6. I still have the car and the tilt.
    Here is a picture waiting to get into Beeline Dragway around 1977, my junior year. By now, was pulling it with my 72 GTO 455HO

    Last edited: Jan 20, 2013
  3. das858
    Joined: Jul 28, 2010
    Posts: 755


    A set of Ansen Sprint wheels in real nice condition, four wheels for $60.00.
  4. CodeMonkey
    Joined: Sep 13, 2012
    Posts: 92

    from Moline IL

    A Crane Blazer camshaft that went into the 283 in my '50 Chevy (fall of 1980). I also commandeered the quadrajet and cast iron 4-barrel manifold from my brother's '74 chevy pickup. How much of a mismatch was that for the stock (1.75/1.50 no camel humps here) heads? :eek:

    Even so, it was a huge improvement over the bone stock, asthmatic 216 that, most days, couldn't pull the hat off of a sick cat...
  5. ol fueler
    Joined: Oct 6, 2005
    Posts: 935

    ol fueler

    An Engle cam and McGurk rocker arms for an Olds v8. Bought it at FG Ferre and Sons in Salt Lake City Ut.
  6. ol fueler
    Joined: Oct 6, 2005
    Posts: 935

    ol fueler

    Wait--- It might have been Gotha rocker arms , but it was still at F G Ferre. I saw a while back that the old man Ferre died not too many years ago. He did a lot of drag racing and Bonneville running too in his day.
  7. kwoodyh
    Joined: Apr 11, 2006
    Posts: 641


    Sun Tach, Gil Younger shift kit!
  8. flatheadz-forever
    Joined: Jun 16, 2011
    Posts: 501

    from new jersey

    my neighbor gave me a harmon collins 59ab magneto when i was 14 still have it two years later lol
  9. wagoon78
    Joined: Nov 13, 2008
    Posts: 359


    The new sneakers my parents bought me when I was 3.
  10. 60srailjob
    Joined: Nov 14, 2008
    Posts: 1,219

    from nowhere

    Mom bought me Black track shoes with white stripes in 1970.....then on my second car I bought.....Headers,650 carb,cam,and intake.......
    Last edited: Jan 23, 2013
  11. jimbousman
    Joined: Jul 24, 2008
    Posts: 547


    A used Edmund's two two manifold for my '39 standard coupe.
  12. Garry Carter
    Joined: Mar 11, 2002
    Posts: 576

    Garry Carter

    I don't guess "flipper" hupcaps count as speed equipment, Huh??

    My inital goal was to look good ... rather than go fast.
  13. Falcon Sprint
    Joined: Oct 1, 2012
    Posts: 203

    Falcon Sprint

    Mine was hand-me-down 5 spoke Cragars from my older brother. Man, they were cool in high school! Those and a footprint gas pedal, which I still have hanging on the wall in the garage.
  14. spot
    Joined: Jun 10, 2009
    Posts: 204

    from usa

    Fuel pressure gauge from Ace Speed Shop in Gastonia NC. Around 1979 or so.
  15. chevy3755
    Joined: Feb 6, 2006
    Posts: 1,044


    tri-power for sbc...........
  16. black 62
    Joined: Jul 12, 2012
    Posts: 1,895

    black 62
    from arkansas

    Hurst shifter---mail order from Gratoit auto supply
    Joined: Nov 22, 2005
    Posts: 7,591

    from SIDNEY, NY

    An Offenhauser three carb intake bolted to a '53-'54 Corvette dual exhaust manifold for $20.00 in 1976.
  18. 26Troadster
    Joined: Nov 20, 2010
    Posts: 648

    from Texas

    a set of headman headers and thrush mufflers from eastex speed shop by homestead road and hwy 59 houston texas.
  19. flamed58
    Joined: Feb 25, 2007
    Posts: 226


    Jahns 11-1 pistons for a v8 studebaker. Dusty
  20. boutlaw
    Joined: Apr 30, 2010
    Posts: 1,236


    Duntov 30-30 camshaft for a SBC. I thought I had hit the motherlode. Bought it at the local Chevy dealership in 65-66.
  21. dblgun
    Joined: Oct 24, 2009
    Posts: 348


    Set of "BlackJack" headers for my 64 Chevelle purchased at Chief Auto Parts!
  22. Falcon
    Joined: Jul 28, 2009
    Posts: 482

    from nevada

    homemade shackles
  23. MO_JUNK
    Joined: Jan 22, 2006
    Posts: 1,072

    from Rolla, Mo.

    Hurst "T" handle for the 4-speed in my 68 Sport Satellite.
  24. kvwberg
    Joined: Jul 20, 2008
    Posts: 13


    Chrome MOROSO valve covers from Super Shops for my 70 MACH 1, Man I thought I was bad a$$.
  25. 61 chevy
    Joined: Apr 11, 2007
    Posts: 891

    61 chevy

    home made duels exhaust, fell off on first RR tracks,
  26. jcmarz
    Joined: Jan 10, 2010
    Posts: 4,633

    from Chino, Ca

    650 Holley 4 barrel for my 55 Nomad.
  27. txcr13
    Joined: Feb 15, 2010
    Posts: 242


    A Fenton floor shifter for my '57 Chev 2dr hardtop three speed. I cut a hole in the trans tunnel the size of a garbage can lid trying to get that thing put in. But damn! It was cool! This was before Camaros and Chevelles and there weren't many floor shifts around, especially 4 speeds. None of us had any money, but we heard about the kids with money that had a "Corvette engine" and four speed transmission in their car. And mag wheels??? Who in the hell could afford those. Hell, a new set of Keystone Classics or Cragar SS was around $500!!
  28. mastergun1980
    Joined: Oct 18, 2010
    Posts: 1,095

    from Alva OK

    Fenton split exhausts for a 235 chevy
  29. letncat
    Joined: Mar 31, 2012
    Posts: 34


    Tri-power for SBC in my '56 Chevy sometime in the early '60's from a speed shop in Wichita, KS.

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  30. bowtie40
    Joined: Apr 8, 2010
    Posts: 197


    My first set up was a set of Evans heads bought from Gene Scott at Ford Obsolete in Rosemead, Ca. Put em' on a stock motor, and blew the seal off the rings, had to re ring the motor, told Gene, he laughed his ass off, after that, I didn't show my face in there for a few weeks... Dumb Kid. Oh by the way, I was 15 and it was 1961.
    Last edited: Jan 26, 2013

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