Emerson Payne from Portland Oregon, built one of the first A-V/8’s in the area, and cast some Dual Intake Manifolds for Flatheads. Last week his son in law, dropped by and furnished these pictures. Emerson built 2 styles of manifolds, his own and the “Columbia”. He was a friend of another Portland speed equipment manufacturer, […]
The Hexagon was produced by them for the 1935 Miller/Ford Indy car and with that being a front wheel drive effort the engine blocks were reversed. Why Hexagon, or Miller, or Ford for that matter thought the carbs needed to be mounted conventionally is anybody’s guess. Hexagon was a Detroit tool & die shop, possibly […]
Some History on the man behind Weiand: Written September, 2011 – Daniel Strohl Marketers nowadays have it too easy. Social networks, e-mail, mobile phones and other new technologies essentially bring hordes of potential customers to their doorsteps, targeted by their preferences and online behavior. No longer do marketers have to throw their nets over a […]
Ed Almquist not only produced the parts to make hot rods go faster, he built the cars, drove them and published the first popular “how to” hop-up book as well, written during his time as a marine engineering officer during WWII. He held seven U.S. patents and four foreign ones, and in recognition of his […]
ORD Mal Ord was, perhaps, best known for his expertise in preparing and maintaining the exotic European car collections of Don and Tommy Lee. Don Lee was a well known Southern California Cadillac dealer from the 1930’s to the 1950’s, as well as being heavily involved in the early Southern California broadcast industry. The Lees […]
Eddie Meyer Intakes Eddie Meyer went into business in 1919 repairing Model T Fords in Redlands, California and became a successful race car driver, racing a Rajo Model T with great success in 1923 and 1924. Bud Meyer, Eddie’s son, joined Eddie Meyer Engineering in 1928. Eddie generally ran the business and Bud was primarily […]
Eddie Edmunds —–Edmunds Custom Date of birth 18 feb. 1916 —- Date of death Sept 1969—- Social Security # 554-14-8185 Eddie Edmunds made more performance equipment for more makes of cars than Weiand – Edelbrock – Offy – and Fenton combined. Eddie was a true Automotive engineer supreme. Eddie was a native of Portland Oregon […]
Harrell Engines Intakes By the mid-1940s, Jim Harrell had refined the design for the intake manifolds he had been working on and had the patterns made for both dual and triple manifolds. Around 1945-’46 Jim contacted Dick Pickerel’s older brother and a friend to do the preliminary machine work on his first intake manifolds. On […]
ROOF Roof Intake where produced by Laurel Motor Car Co., Laurel Motors Corp. There is not much on the intakes themselves but plenty on Laurel. With help from depressed used Model-T prices, dirt track racing, which had become dormant during the First World War, experienced a revival in 1919, and by 1920 thousands of amateur […]
Navarro Engineering Barney Navarro has extensive experience in several types of engine development, both automotive and marine. Barney raced boats with racing partner Ken St. Oegger, including driving and performing maintenance on a supercharged Chrysler hemi-powered boat for Henry Kaiser in the late 1950’s. Later, Mr. Navarro raced a normally aspirated engine with aluminum heads […]
Charlie Price Takes you thru the rebuild of the 3 bolt...
PART 1 of 4 HOLLEY 94 (DISASSEMBLY AND INSPECTION)
Before Henry Ford changed the world with the Model T, he was broke. Unable to get investors for his new Ford Motor Company, Ford turned to the only men who would help: The Dodge Brothers.What happened when titans collided would change Detroit forever.