This week we had a great questions from one of our members. If you’re like me when the question comes up about what does this number on my Flathead head mean, I wanted to make sure my members get answers. Which lead me down the rabbit hole of what do the rest of them mean. […]
Although pretty cheese it still might help some of our members and show them how to replace a starter bendix on their motor. I had a pan that was bent and after getting my engine up and running the bendix gear would shatter every few weeks. I didn’t know at the time it was the […]
As I have been going to more shows, I have seen that many show goers mount their 2brl scoops incorrectly. After a recent post in our group, I thought it would be good to record the best answer in our archive. Answer: They’re supposed to face backwards. People make the mistake of facing them forwards […]
The Offenhauser engine, familiarly known as the “Offy”, was developed by Fred Offenhauser and his employer Harry Arminius Miller. Originally, it was sold as a marine engine. In 1930, a four-cylinder 151 cu in (2.47 l) Miller engine installed in a race car set a new international land speed record of 144.895 mph (233.186 km/h). Miller developed this engine into […]
Update: We are currently reaching out to Tony Baron to get some of the information here confirmed and updated. Please check back. The story all starts with Tom Thickstun who started designing and producing aftermarket performance products before ww2. Likely due to the success and growing popularity of dry lake racing, which started in the […]
Robert Paxton McCulloch was a skilled Stanford University engineering graduate who inherited a considerable sum of money from his multi-millionaire grandfather at an early age. This gave him the financial freedom to indulge in two of his passions, boat racing and engineering, which eventually led to him becoming a national champion in classes C and […]
Stuart Hilborn invented the fuel injection system and it became the system of choice in racing, beginning with his hot-rod V8 and then the Meyer & Drake Offys. He is still active and, like the others of his generation, is using the computer to design and manufacture his products. One of them is an experimental […]
Charlie Price Takes you thru the rebuild of the 3 bolt Holley Carburetor from tear down to final assembly. Identification of models and explaining the working parts of the Carburetor. Our online catalog has every part of this Carburetor available. You can order from Charlie’s catalog at WWW.VINTAGESPEED.COM. 772-778-0809 in Florida.
PART 1 of 4 HOLLEY 94 (DISASSEMBLY AND INSPECTION)
Motor Life Feb 1954 Spark Advance Hop-up Trouble Spot By Barney Navarro Among the mistakes made in hopping up engines, few exceed in number the misapplication of spark advancing principles. The chief source of error is the limited information available about spark lead. That which is distributed, unfortunately, fails to cover some essential factors and […]
This week we had a great questions from one of our members....
This 1934 gem shows the pitfalls of modern driving and gives the viewer some examples of poor road etiquette, as well as illustrating the correct approach.