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What was your first speed equipment part?

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

    Joined: Jan 1, 2008
    Posts: 1,367

    from Bordertown

    Wow, hadnt thought about this for a while. When I was 15, I helped a friend of a friend on his dirt stock car, and at seasons end he gave me a Pete Jackson Gear Drive wrapped up in an old paper bag. Put it in my Chevelle after I got my license and got it running.

    Still have one sitting on the shelf, but not that particular one...
  2. Falcon Sprint
    Joined: Oct 1, 2012
    Posts: 203

    Falcon Sprint

    Dual exhaust my dad helped me put on. I swear to this day, he only did it so it was easier from him to hear me come home late at night (early morning).
  3. ECallen
    Joined: Jun 8, 2009
    Posts: 5

    from Rolla MO

    In 1961, Ansen floor shift for 54 chevy 3 spd, bought from C&H speed shop in Springfielg MO
  4. flatheadz-forever
    Joined: Jun 16, 2011
    Posts: 501

    from new jersey

    My first ever speed part was a harmon collins magneto for a 59ab flatty
  5. teejay99
    Joined: Sep 26, 2009
    Posts: 356


    1966 , got a Hurst shifter to convert my bone stock 55 Chevy 6 cyl ," three on the tree "to a floor shift .....didn't go any faster of course but looked cooler than shifting on the column .

  6. A chrome oil breather cap.... I was the catzass !!!!
    I polished it every week.
  7. hoop98
    Joined: Jan 23, 2013
    Posts: 1,363

    from Texas

    Dual exhaust and a 4.57 gear
  8. 26hotrod
    Joined: Nov 28, 2009
    Posts: 875

    from landis n c

    my first speed part was a sun tach that i mounted on the dash of my 54 ford that had a 55 engine in it. my dad had a fit when i drilled the holes in the dash for it. it was purchased at Barkers Custom Asessories in Kannapolis N.C.bout 1964.................
  9. jamesgr81
    Joined: Feb 3, 2008
    Posts: 265


    Bought a cast iron intake and rochester 4GC carb for my 265 powered 56 chevy for $30. Got them from the Service Center in Compton CA used parts shelf. Got them from Sweet Shel himself.
  10. 19blockhead72
    Joined: Feb 17, 2012
    Posts: 201


    Used Purple Shaft cam for a small block Mopar.
  11. Blackjack headers for my 64 Falcon Sprint, which also brought me my first Snap On wrench, a 30/60 7/16" open end.
  12. 59ab
    Joined: Feb 19, 2009
    Posts: 221


    A set of adapters from Honest Charley to bolt a 303 Olds in my 48 Ford.
  13. 59 brook
    Joined: Jun 12, 2005
    Posts: 1,017

    59 brook

    Lakewood bellhousing from central jersey speed
  14. plym49
    Joined: Aug 9, 2008
    Posts: 2,797

    from Earth

    Edelbrock C4B manifold for the 283 I swapped into my 50 Plymouth. Age 16.

    Second speed part was a brand new Super T-10, 2.43 ratio (close ratio model). It was the first sold in my town and I still have it (with maybe 1,000 miles on it).
  15. gashog
    Joined: Dec 9, 2005
    Posts: 978


    Replaced the factory iron 4V intake on the 302 in my 68 Mustang with an over the counter aluminum hi rise. Put the carb spacer on upside down and the only sealing the bottom was the gasket. LOL, ran great til I punched it the first time and sucked the gasket.
  16. Forty61
    Joined: Jul 29, 2013
    Posts: 35

    from DFW

    Depends how you define it, I guess headers and a Weber carb on my MkII Escort counts right?
  17. daleeric
    Joined: Jan 13, 2008
    Posts: 68

    from Omak

    Clifford Research 6=8 decal for my 1937 chev pickup rear window.
  18. Smokin' Joe
    Joined: Jul 4, 2006
    Posts: 1,000

    Smokin' Joe
    Member Emeritus

    I can't remember what it cost, and I really can't even remember where it came from... but I CAN remember how excited I was when I finally scrounged up enough money to change the cam and lifters in my '55 Chevy.
    Funny thing was, after I finished installing it, (at age 17) and the car cranked up on the first try, I figured "Man, I can DO this! I'm a real hot-rodder!" 42 years later, I'm still playin' with cars and enjoying (almost) every minute of it. As for '55 Chevy's, I've owned at least 50 of them since that first one. Matter of fact, I've got 2 of them now!
  19. upspirate
    Joined: Apr 15, 2012
    Posts: 2,191


    Not sure if it was baby moons from K-Mart for my 65 Buick Special,or a glass pack from J.C.Whitney for the same car in 1970....then I was ready to cruise Woodward Ave!!!!:D:D
  20. Kiwi 4d
    Joined: Sep 16, 2006
    Posts: 2,718

    Kiwi 4d

    Allard twin carb manifold $50 ran it on the flathead for many years, wall hanger at present.
  21. gimpyshotrods
    Joined: May 20, 2009
    Posts: 17,147


    Edelbrock X-C8 crossram.
  22. waterhorse
    Joined: Oct 17, 2008
    Posts: 138


    Auto-Meter full sweep tach w/ chrome case.:cool:
    Still have it, that was 1972.
  23. woodbox
    Joined: Jul 11, 2005
    Posts: 1,110


    4bbl Weiand intake manifold and 600vacuum secondary Holley carb for the 283 in my first car.....a 1957 4 door Belair. It had a cast iron 2bbl and 3speed column shift manual. The Holley carb made a huge difference to performance and fuel consumption!

    Posted using the Full Custom H.A.M.B. App!
  24. dan31
    Joined: Jul 3, 2011
    Posts: 1,045


    Something or other from jc whitney,then they sent me 679,356 catalogs.
  25. 48FordFanatic
    Joined: Feb 26, 2011
    Posts: 1,336

    from Maine

    Mine was given to me some where around 1966 and it was an aluminum 2 -carb intake for a flat head Ford . After I got drafted and was serving in the Army my step father , in the process of cleaning out our barn, threw the manifold and a bunch of flat head stuff away. I guess he figured it had no value.
  26. Gabby
    Joined: Apr 14, 2007
    Posts: 236


  27. Bert Kollar
    Joined: Jan 10, 2007
    Posts: 951

    Bert Kollar

    4x2 intake manifold $50 four 97's $5.50 each for my 303 olds engine 1954
  28. droplord49
    Joined: Jan 12, 2004
    Posts: 1,679

    from Bryan, Tx

    Edelbrock dual carb intake for the 216 in my 49 Fleetline.
  29. A Jeep cam for my 37 Willys back in '78. JW
  30. Babyearl
    Joined: May 23, 2008
    Posts: 610


    1956,, Eddy Edmunds tall two duece intake for my '40 Ford Coupe, shades of the Tatersfield Tall. Tried to send picture?? Not a real good picture anyway.

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