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What's your dream Flathead Intake ??

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by DeLuxe 32, Dec 15, 2012.

  1. Kiwi 4d
    Joined: Sep 16, 2006
    Posts: 2,995

    Kiwi 4d

    Eddie Meyer 2 piece hi rise 8ba manifold. Rang a couple of suppliers who currently list these but speedway was a back order and Sacramento vintage ford said they still list them but haven't had stock since 2006!!! Dumb.
    Are there any suppliers who have one??
  2. Marty Strode
    Joined: Apr 28, 2011
    Posts: 5,692

    Marty Strode

    This one may not qualify as a "dream intake", but it has a special meaning to me. It belonged to a friend of mine's late Brother, who ran it back in the 50's, he drag raced a 29 roadster on alcohol, up in Washington State, he gave it to me. It being a "Sharp", I was lucky enough to spend some time with Al Sharp at a CHHR back in 1998. The guy in the red hat is Joe Graffio, another friend of mine, brought Al by to meet me, and I got this shot of Joe and Al in front of my old #7. Al was a great guy, he took one look at my roadster with it's Offy heads, and said "Marty, that is an awful nice roadster, but it could sure use a set of heads". It was a joy to meet him, before he passed.

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  3. 50Fraud
    Joined: May 6, 2001
    Posts: 9,778


    I think the best LOOKING was the Weiand 4-carb, but I would never use one on the street.

    In 1961 I built a smallish flattie and was fortunate to find an Offy 3-carb, my favorite triple, on a used engine that only cost me $35! It had Offy heads too!

    More recently I had this, which used a repop S.Co.T. manifold adapted to a GMC 3-71. Can't see the manifold because of the water manifolds on the Baron heads, though:

  4. So-Cal Speed Sacramento
    Joined: Sep 6, 2008
    Posts: 463

    So-Cal Speed Sacramento
    Alliance Vendor
    from Sacramento

    that's it! i'm remarkably jealous of you.
  5. Marty Strode
    Joined: Apr 28, 2011
    Posts: 5,692

    Marty Strode

    50 Fraud,
    I enjoyed your post, especially the prices you paid back then, it reminds me of the engine (1st pic) that I sold in 1965, it had an Edelbrock SU 459 manifold, Offy heads, Isky pattern cam, open driveline pickup trans, I got $50.00 for it. Flash forward to 1995, I bought the Edelbrock 359, with 3- 97's in the other pic, for $50.00, and look at the prices today!

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  6. 50Fraud
    Joined: May 6, 2001
    Posts: 9,778


    I bought that used engine in '61 just for the heads and manifold, but I did OK on the prices of some internal components too. Bought a used Isky 87 "Full Race" cam for $20 in perfect shape, and a complete set of .060 over JE solid skirt pistons with pins and rings for $40.50 for all 8! Ray Alley ported and relieved my 59L block for $35.

    How times have changed.
  7. Mnhotrodbuilder
    Joined: Jul 12, 2010
    Posts: 1,142

    from Afton, MN

    I like the Ruel casting I have (1 of 4) but if we dreaming I would want the custom made quad side draft intake for a flathead I seen on here at one time.


  8. 226 flattie
    Joined: Jan 6, 2009
    Posts: 307

    226 flattie
    from orange,ca

    Cyclone 2 carb for 226 flathead ford . Kevin we need to make the pattern .
  9. 37ragtag
    Joined: Apr 8, 2013
    Posts: 2


    Looking for 4X2 8BA intake-prefer Navarro, but will consider all.
  10. Flipper
    Joined: May 10, 2003
    Posts: 3,328

    from Kentucky

    That's pretty cool! How well does it work?
  11. Oilcan Harry
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 906

    Oilcan Harry
    from INDY

    My very early No-name Edelbrock Slingshot.
  12. rick core
    Joined: Dec 1, 2010
    Posts: 10

    rick core

    i'm going to use a weiand dual carb intake on my 8ba with a pair of canadian smooth aluminum cheater heads
  13. 21stud
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
    Posts: 281

    from California

    Davies on my Coupe.

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  14. #1 Kawboy
    Joined: Aug 4, 2009
    Posts: 189

    #1 Kawboy
    from Fl

    OK Pollard Intake Lover's... GET THIS !!! I LIVE NEXT Leroy Pollard !!! OMG !!
    Here's the scoop....
    A couple of weeks ago I'm takin' my 16 y/o son door to door looking for summer jobs.
    Spot an old man having a hard time with his trash can haul and stop to lend a hand.
    Conversation of the norm, and we leave. He calls later with a "job" for my son. I had already told my kid to go back there and take his (big city issued) trash cans to the curb on trash days. He wanted him to do the same till his Son/family get back from vaca. in about a month or so.
    Well, my son did tasks as asked (told) and he calls me to ask me tosee him. Hmmm... OK.
    I go over he tells me he's thankfull for my son (who didn't take a dime for getting up everyday and putting his paper on the step, and trash cans out) and proceeds to give me advice on how to help him establish credit. I listen....and listen... and listen...and in the conversation he says, " I'm kinda famous, but you don't know me." Well with this hook set firmly in my jaw, and waited it out and when he was done, I asked "How so ?"
    You really wanna know ?? he says..
    takes me into a inside "workroom" as he says, "Well I'm an old Hot Rodder."
    My heart raced.....

    On the wall is pics of his intakes, AND THE PATENTS. THE ACTUAL PATENTS.
    We'll be bench racing soon......and often.
    More on this later......
  15. JeffreyJames
    Joined: Jun 13, 2007
    Posts: 16,612

    from SUGAR CITY

    ^^^^^^ THIS IS COOL^^^^^

    Oh and by the way, my current favorite Flathead intake is the Evans 4x2 Elephant intake.

  16. hiboy32
    Joined: Nov 7, 2001
    Posts: 2,775

    from Omaha, NE

    Wow, what a story. Tell us more

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  17. ibarodder
    Joined: Oct 25, 2004
    Posts: 223


    I would be happy just to find one at a fair price .
  18. 38FLATTIE
    Joined: Oct 26, 2008
    Posts: 4,350

    from Colorado

    Carl, that looks great!

    I have one of these comimg, for a blown flathead I'm working on for a FED/gasser project/s!

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  19. Post Apocalyptic Kustoms
    Joined: Oct 21, 2012
    Posts: 480

    Post Apocalyptic Kustoms
    from Outside

    My dream flathead intake sits in the corner on my dream flathead on an engine stand while I'm out cruising my ride with an SBC in it. :D
  20. peter schmidt
    Joined: Aug 26, 2007
    Posts: 660

    peter schmidt
    from maryland

    My weiand 4 x 2 for my 8ba but I may have to sell it to fund the model a. I want Doubt I could build a good enough motor to use it on tho.
    Joined: Apr 23, 2006
    Posts: 684

    from central NY

    not sure what my dream intake would be , but i was psyched to get this flatty with an original eddie meyer high rise 2x2 on it it !!

  22. Bearing Burner
    Joined: Mar 2, 2009
    Posts: 912

    Bearing Burner
    from W. MA

    My dream manifold would say ARDUN on it
  23. then it wouldn't be a flathead..........
  24. daddio211
    Joined: Aug 26, 2008
    Posts: 5,999


    Funny. But true.

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  25. I gotta agree with Jeff on this.
  26. This is the one! My dream too!
  27. hotrodderhaag
    Joined: Jan 22, 2007
    Posts: 2,123


    I'm pretty partial to mine.. Works well!
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  28. superchargednailhead
    Joined: Jul 20, 2004
    Posts: 245


    The Ruel is one of two. There were two repop made that's one of them. There were two originals.

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  29. Actually the ardun issue is one of great debate. I have heard it argued that since it still uses a flathead block that it is technically a flathead engine. I guess it falls into the same realm as a small block chevy cammer.

    I wonder what the SCTA ruling is, I think I have heard it before but it escapes me. I think it falls into an FX class though.

    OK way off topic, sorry.

    I think that Evans built a single 4 intake for a flatty, that would be a neat one to own as well.
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