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garyash
02-22-2010, 06:30 PM
I got the castings in for the 4 carb mounts for my Indy car engine. They are sand-cast aluminum, came out with nice finish. I had the machining done and mounted the fittings for the vacuum balance tubes. Here's how they look on a President 250 cu in engine with 4 Stromberg EX-23 carbs from 1936 Dictators.

I think the mounts might also fit the 226 and 245 Commander 6 engines. I have some extras for sale.

Vacuum balance tubes and linkage are next.

http://www.studegarage.com/images/indy/indy_intakes_ash022210_sm.jpg

Here's the photo of the 1934 racing engine for comparison:
http://www.studegarage.com/images/indy/1934_race_engine_sm.jpg

[img=left]http://www.studegarage.com/images/indy/gary_indycar25_vvsm.jpg[/img=left] Gary Ash
Dartmouth, Mass.
'32 Indy car replica (in progress)
'48 M5
'65 Wagonaire Commander
'63 Wagonaire Standard
web site at http://www.studegarage.com

allstateguy
02-22-2010, 06:57 PM
that is one awesome looking flattie!
do you have a line on that 8 cylinder magneto?

JohnP, driving & reviving
an early Lark
http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q246/allstateguy/100_0683-1.jpg

Turbopackman
02-22-2010, 07:30 PM
Depending on the size of the intake port, I may be interested in using a set on my Packard straight eight. Looks to me like they'd be easy to adapt if they're not machined.

sweetolbob
02-22-2010, 07:42 PM
Gary

I continue to wait with anticipation for your posts. It's nice to see someone that has a dream and follows it to the detail you are.

great project

Bob

http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh263/sweetolbob/P1000416.jpg?t=1227109182, http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh263/sweetolbob/031-1.jpg?t=1254424814

Chris Pile
02-22-2010, 08:36 PM
quote:Depending on the size of the intake port, I may be interested in using a set on my Packard straight eight. Looks to me like they'd be easy to adapt if they're not machined.

Thinking ahead - eh, Eric?

Chris Pile
http://midwaystudebakers.tripod.com/

PackardV8
02-22-2010, 09:50 PM
Very nice work. Did you make the patterns?

thnx, jack vines

PackardV8

Turbopackman
02-22-2010, 10:07 PM
quote:Originally posted by Chris Pile


quote:Depending on the size of the intake port, I may be interested in using a set on my Packard straight eight. Looks to me like they'd be easy to adapt if they're not machined.

Thinking ahead - eh, Eric?

Chris Pile
http://midwaystudebakers.tripod.com/


Sort of. I just got a message from Gary about the dimensions and I don't think there's even a chance. I will probably go back to my steel tubing idea. I'm also leaning towards 4 2bbl's instead of the 1bbls. Although, I do have some of those glass bowl 1bbl Holley's that would look GREAT all in a row!

But then there's my original idea, 4 SU HS6's, no bends needed. You can see the plate I made for the manifolds in this pic:
http://lh4.ggpht.com/_a1KseX7Y2Es/SjXkudFJHWI/AAAAAAAACIo/FMLFtDmVUA0/s640/IMG_3178.JPG

Eric Boyle
Packard Engineering, LTD.
Wichita, Ks.

Chris Pile
02-22-2010, 11:01 PM
Just as cool....

Chris Pile
http://midwaystudebakers.tripod.com/

Chris_Dresbach
02-22-2010, 11:07 PM
That is really cool!!:)[8D]

Chris Dresbach
http://i768.photobucket.com/albums/xx323/chris_dresbach/Studebaker%201/ModelN-1-1.jpghttp://i768.photobucket.com/albums/xx323/chris_dresbach/40champion-1-1.jpghttp://i768.photobucket.com/albums/xx323/chris_dresbach/Studebaker%201/N10-1-1.jpg
1940 Champion two door.
Parts of the 1952 Model N

Chris_Dresbach
02-22-2010, 11:08 PM
That is really cool!!:)[8D]

Chris Dresbach
http://i768.photobucket.com/albums/xx323/chris_dresbach/Studebaker%201/ModelN-1-1.jpghttp://i768.photobucket.com/albums/xx323/chris_dresbach/40champion-1-1.jpghttp://i768.photobucket.com/albums/xx323/chris_dresbach/Studebaker%201/N10-1-1.jpg
1940 Champion two door.
Parts of the 1952 Model N

garyash
02-23-2010, 04:54 PM
Jack:
I drew the intakes in 3D CAD (SolidWorks) and sent it to my friend who makes metal parts for me in China. He's an American who spends 3-6 month a year in China. His supplier made the patterns from stereo-lithography using the CAD file, but otherwise it was traditional sand casting. They previously investment cast my bumper guards for the M5 truck in 316 stainless steel. Since China has a law that requires scrapping any car older than 20 years, the Chinese guys are very confused about making parts for cars from 70-80 years ago.

Allstateguy: Haven't found the magneto yet, still looking. Eight-cylinder mags are scarce as hen's teeth - and a lot more expensive! The original mags were Bendix Scintilla model VAG8-D3. Anyone got one lying around? The factory added an extra gear on the front of the engine to drive the mag and modified the front cover. Magnetos from that era were notoriously unreliable, so a modern distributor mechanism in an old housing might just have to do.

[img=left]http://www.studegarage.com/images/indy/gary_indycar25_vvsm.jpg[/img=left] Gary Ash
Dartmouth, Mass.
'32 Indy car replica (in progress)
'48 M5
'65 Wagonaire Commander
'63 Wagonaire Standard
web site at http://www.studegarage.com

Invalid User Name
02-23-2010, 06:04 PM
That is really cool. Thanks for posting the pictures.

Doug
Venice, Florida
1950 Champion
9G F1
http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m15/w4jdz/Stu-1.jpg

JRoberts
02-23-2010, 06:25 PM
I was wondering just the other day how you were coming with this project and today I find you seem to be coming along just fine with it. A beautiful piece of work.

Joe Roberts
'61 R1 Champ
'65 Cruiser
Editor of "The Down Easterner"
Eastern North Carolina Chapter

cstude1
02-23-2010, 10:12 PM
Gary,
How much for the extra adapters you have had made?
Thanks,
Chuck Collins Phoenix AZ