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DEEPNHOCK
03-31-2013, 12:19 AM
Here's a teaser pic of some customer Stude stuff that I am working on right now....
More info over on the Racing Studebaker site at:

http://racingstudebakers.com/foo/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=2266


http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j54/deepnhock/IMG_2655_zps2a71e5d4.jpg

Geerbangr
03-31-2013, 12:53 AM
Very nice. Are those studebaker intakes factory aluminum or aftermarket ?

sals54
03-31-2013, 02:24 AM
They look like Mopars, modified for use on Studebakers. Or in other words, magnificent works of art. Beautiful pieces. Have you got a price sheet going yet??

DEEPNHOCK
03-31-2013, 07:58 AM
They look like Mopars, modified for use on Studebakers. Or in other words, magnificent works of art. Beautiful pieces. Have you got a price sheet going yet??

Not yet, and have been avoiding making a price sheet.
There is so much hand work, so many options, and such a choice of intakes, that a price sheet would just be a starting point...
So it has been a custom order type deal. A very slow custom order type deal.
This stuff comes after the regular job and family duties.
But progress is being made, and some interesting aluminum intakes are getting built up, as well as a large batch of Stude cast iron AFB conversion manifolds.

Yes, they are remachined Chrysler aftermarket intake manifolds, with custom mount flange plates welded on.
Starting with a polished intake makes finishing a polished intake a bit faster (but not easier).
The one way down on the end is a new Offenhauser intake, modified to take an AFB, that was polished from scratch.
That takes a ton of work.
Jeffhttp://forum.studebakerdriversclub.com/images/icons/icon6.png

duncan1951
03-31-2013, 08:11 AM
Fantastic work. Great looking product.
Dave

SN-60
03-31-2013, 08:44 AM
The intakes in the front row look like fine sculpture! I take it that You're starting with Mopar intakes for the big block? ('B' or 'RB' would work?) Studebaker head adapters tiged on?

DEEPNHOCK
03-31-2013, 09:28 AM
Small Mopar. 318, 340, 360. Small port.
Only reason for that is the port spacing is very close to Stude's.
A low profile offering for C/K and Avanti's is in the works...

(I'm going to check a 440 Mopar intake gasket against a Packard intake that's in the shop....Just to tease Jack Vines;))
Jeffhttp://forum.studebakerdriversclub.com/images/icons/icon6.png



The intakes in the front row look like fine sculpture! I take it that You're starting with Mopar intakes for the big block? ('B' or 'RB' would work?) Studebaker head adapters tiged on?

4961Studebaker
03-31-2013, 09:44 AM
:!: Ooo ahhh. :!!::drool:

allstateguy
03-31-2013, 10:24 AM
I see the Q-Jet to iron Stude manifold. Would it be feasible to put a Q-Jet on an Offy manifold?

BobWaitz
03-31-2013, 10:41 AM
Your link is to a jpeg, not the thread on Racing Studebakers:

First note in thread: http://www.racingstudebakers.com/foo/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=2266

Page where the most recent pictures start: http://www.racingstudebakers.com/foo/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=2266&start=90

DEEPNHOCK
03-31-2013, 11:23 AM
Thanks for the heads up, Bob...:oops:
I fixed it, but your choice of link is better:!:

(Thanks, Smile/Webshots.... They screwed up years worth of photo links:mad:)
Jeffhttp://forum.studebakerdriversclub.com/images/icons/icon6.png


Your link is to a jpeg, not the thread on Racing Studebakers:

First note in thread: http://www.racingstudebakers.com/foo/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=2266

Page where the most recent pictures start: http://www.racingstudebakers.com/foo/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=2266&start=90

DEEPNHOCK
03-31-2013, 11:43 AM
I see the Q-Jet to iron Stude manifold. Would it be feasible to put a Q-Jet on an Offy manifold?

Anything is possible...but....
It takes a new mounting plate (adapter if you want to call it that) to get an AFB onto the small base Offy intake manifold.
The plate on this one was custom built to keep the thickness to a minimum for hood clearance.
That Q-jet adapter plate (on Dan Salia's intake in that pic) would have to set on the AFB mount/adapter plate on an Offy intake.
So there would be two plates on it. Not that that is bad or anything. It just gets kind of tall..
And besides that, the intake runners on the Offy manifold are smaller than the (late) Stude cast iron 2bbl, or 4bbl intake.
While I love the look and appeal of the Offy intake, it is not the best performance intake for a 289 Stude engine.
I'd be game to set one up, if you want...
Jeffhttp://forum.studebakerdriversclub.com/images/icons/icon6.png

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j54/deepnhock/Studebaker%20V8%20Offy%20Intake%20Manifold/IMG_2656_zpsd4f6872b.jpg

allstateguy
03-31-2013, 10:39 PM
Thanks Jeff, your work (and the pictures of it) keeps me interested in moving my project forward. I have the manifold and both adapters. I think my buddy has the Q-Jet at his shop. I have Offy valve covers too. Not looking for the highest HP from the 299, but as you put it, the Offy manifold just has the age appropriate appearance. Having less than cast-iron weight, and since I don't have to look for one makes it my best choice so far. You don't forsee a hood clearance problem on a 60 Lark with the double-adapter setup, do you?

DEEPNHOCK
03-31-2013, 11:11 PM
I don't think so....but....
I can set the one Offy intake I have on my mock up engine and set the Q-jet adapter on it
and measure the stack up height off the top deck of the block (where the valley cover fastens down).
You could measure your setup on the car and see what room you have...
Jeffhttp://forum.studebakerdriversclub.com/images/icons/icon6.png


Thanks Jeff, your work (and the pictures of it) keeps me interested in moving my project forward. I have the manifold and both adapters. I think my buddy has the Q-Jet at his shop. I have Offy valve covers too. Not looking for the highest HP from the 299, but as you put it, the Offy manifold just has the age appropriate appearance. Having less than cast-iron weight, and since I don't have to look for one makes it my best choice so far. You don't forsee a hood clearance problem on a 60 Lark with the double-adapter setup, do you?

allstateguy
04-01-2013, 09:10 AM
Thanks Jeff, I'd really appreciate that. It will save a lot of time, or require extra machine work, but that's what putting "different" stuff together often requires!

Mike Van Veghten
04-01-2013, 09:29 AM
Allstateguy -

No, no clearance problems what so ever. There a ton of room on Larks
With the Offenhauser manifold, 1/2" adapter/spacer, Edelbrock carburetor....still room for about any aircleaner you like.

My 59's been this way for many years.

As for the Offy intake performance...while obviously designed for the earlier engines (small ports), My Lark has been easilly well into tripple digits many times with no problem. While the ports in the heads are larger thAn the manifold...if you are running a stock cam, stock (unported heads) the cam and Offy intake are a reasonably good match.
If you have an R2 or R2+ cam and ported heads, then the intake will be a restriction.

I just this weekend removed the Offy intake and Edelbrock carb. and replaced the stock 2 barrel on my Lark. This is in perperation to put it on another stock 259 that's going into my daily driver 54 Conestoga.

Mike

DEEPNHOCK
04-08-2013, 11:44 PM
Finished Michael Scarabino's two intakes...
Going to try and deliver them this weekend...
Jeffhttp://forum.studebakerdriversclub.com/images/icons/icon6.png

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j54/deepnhock/Studebaker%20Air%20Gap%20Custom%20Intake%20Manifolds/IMG_2748_zps76d3f023.jpg

sweetolbob
04-09-2013, 12:57 PM
Looks like your welding is getting top notch.

Very nice examples. Nicely done.

Bob

starliner62
04-09-2013, 05:14 PM
Jeff,
It looks like I need to send you a polished dual plane intake and put it at the end of the line... before it gets too long!! Any intake you prefer to work with?

sals54
04-09-2013, 07:41 PM
Who keeps bumping this thread to the top again and again??? Its torture. Those intakes are gorgeous. Makes me have lustful thoughts.