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  • Studerick64
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    Next up will be a Lark with a 2R engine in it.

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  • studegary
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    Originally posted by jpepper View Post
    Regardless of the engine equipment, I'd be more concerned if it is an old engine or a full flow. The body does look nice and solid. For a little cheaper price the engine would be irrelevant.
    The engine picture shows a '57-'62 spin on oil filter up top (not a '62-'64 full flow).

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  • jpepper
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    Regardless of the engine equipment, I'd be more concerned if it is an old engine or a full flow. The body does look nice and solid. For a little cheaper price the engine would be irrelevant.

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  • wittsend
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    Perhaps, "Built in the spirit of" would be more applicable than “clone.”

    It seems doubtful that the dryer vent like hose could sustain any boost. What can bee seen of the device looks like washing machine parts. The apparent ratio of the pulleys probably doesn't spin the device anywhere near the 100,000 RPM range of a real turbo. It seems to fall into the same category as those Rice Rocket inline electric turbos that provide zero boost. Perhaps a piece of amusing nostalgia more than something of practical functionality.

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  • shifter4
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    Originally posted by t walgamuth View Post
    So is that electric driven blower a real thing offered by a reputable supplier or a total monkey rigged deal?
    I contacted the seller , using the Craigslist way , via email.

    Quoting him , ( including his spelling ) :

    " It reads McCullah Blower on the side it appears to be an air box of some type but it has electrical wires.
    The original owner said the blower works but it was using a little extra gas . I have not tried to hook it up.
    vehicle bought to sell or trade .

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  • t walgamuth
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    So is that electric driven blower a real thing offered by a reputable supplier or a total monkey rigged deal?

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  • Jessie J.
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    Would be 'interesting' to see what an attached a boost pressure gauge would read at 3k rpm.

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  • shifter4
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    Originally posted by Bordeaux Daytona View Post
    I think it's driven by an electric motor.
    From the Craigslist ad.....https://fortmyers.craigslist.org/lee...734300262.html
    I worked the picture over some , and this shows the electric motor .

    12volt blower drive by Bill H, on Flickr

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  • sweetolbob
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    Originally posted by Bordeaux Daytona View Post
    I think it's driven by an electric motor.
    From the Craigslist ad.....https://fortmyers.craigslist.org/lee...734300262.html
    That's the observation I made when I first saw the listing. I thought blower but it took a while to figure it out but like sals54 observed, the tire showed the blower drive to be horizontal. I won't argue either way on clone but it does appear to be a supercharged Lark.

    Bob

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  • Bordeaux Daytona
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    Originally posted by sals54 View Post
    But, wait a second fellas... What is that "thing" the air cleaner is sitting on? It sure looks like one of those early style sideways superchargers. Is it possible that it is indeed supercharged? But just not in the manner in which we are accustomed? I'm not too familiar with this style of blower, but have seen them on early cars. I don't even know the drive mechanism used on these.
    A possibility? I'm just wondering. More details needed, I think.
    I think it's driven by an electric motor.
    From the Craigslist ad.....https://fortmyers.craigslist.org/lee...734300262.html
    Attached Files

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  • sals54
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    But, wait a second fellas... What is that "thing" the air cleaner is sitting on? It sure looks like one of those early style sideways superchargers. Is it possible that it is indeed supercharged? But just not in the manner in which we are accustomed? I'm not too familiar with this style of blower, but have seen them on early cars. I don't even know the drive mechanism used on these.
    A possibility? I'm just wondering. More details needed, I think.

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  • Boothguy
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    The ad was edited after original posting, doesn't really matter since anyone who knows what an R2 is- wouldn't be fooled by this car

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  • BobPalma
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    Originally posted by sweetolbob View Post
    So what do I complain about? I saw it when it was within two cars of the top so it was a recent listing and I saw Clone. I've seen clone Yenko Chebby's that started as a 6 cyl.

    A clone ain't real and it said so.

    Not trying to start an argument just asking as I'm curious about what's wrong with the ad?

    Bob
    Really, Bob; I think what's wrong with the ad is that it isn't even a clone.

    If it was a clone, it would have a Paxton or McCulloch supercharger on it in some manner or fashion. Even an older 1957-1958 supercharger setup would do for "clone" status, I would think. Of course, that's just my opinion.

    To say this car is a clone of an R2-powered Lark is too much of a stretch for some of us. Others, maybe not so.

    (I'm not trying to start an argument, either; I'm just trying to answer your legitimate question.) BP.

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  • sweetolbob
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    Originally posted by creegster View Post
    I just contacted the site through their contact form here
    https://barnfinds.com/contact/

    I suggest others do so as well. Make sure to include a link to the listing. The more complaints they get, the more notice it will get.
    So what do I complain about? I saw it when it was within two cars of the top so it was a recent listing and I saw Clone. I've seen clone Yenko Chebby's that started as a 6 cyl.

    A clone ain't real and it said so.

    Not trying to start an argument just asking as I'm curious about what's wrong with the ad?

    Bob

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  • creegster
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    I just contacted the site through their contact form here
    https://barnfinds.com/contact/

    I suggest others do so as well. Make sure to include a link to the listing. The more complaints they get, the more notice it will get.

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