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    Bill Cathcart just finished a set for me:



    I cut them right in the middle after cutting off the heat riser housing. They came out really well and Bill knows how to make them now.

    Scott Rodgers
    Los Angeles
    SDC Member since 1989
    '60 Lark HT
    '63 Wagonaire
    Scott Rodgers
    Los Angeles
    SDC Member since 1989
    \'60 Lark HT
    \'63 Wagonaire
    \'66 Frankenbaker

  • #2
    Here's the (unfinished) set up with the modified intake manifold:




    I need to have a few holes filled on the intake. I'll be grinding both intakes down and polishing them and then get them Jet Hot coated. This set up came out better than I had hoped.

    Scott Rodgers
    Los Angeles
    SDC Member since 1989
    '60 Lark HT
    '63 Wagonaire
    Scott Rodgers
    Los Angeles
    SDC Member since 1989
    \'60 Lark HT
    \'63 Wagonaire
    \'66 Frankenbaker

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    • #3
      Beautiful, Scott! How do you get the car to the exhaust shop? Or will you make the pipes?
      Also, did you send Bill the old manifold? Shoot another pic when you get it all together, okay?
      Thanks for posting.

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      • #4
        I'm not sure how I'll get to the exhaust shop yet! I have another stock exhaust/intake that I'll probably put on to get it there.

        Scott Rodgers
        Los Angeles
        SDC Member since 1989
        '60 Lark HT
        '63 Wagonaire
        Scott Rodgers
        Los Angeles
        SDC Member since 1989
        \'60 Lark HT
        \'63 Wagonaire
        \'66 Frankenbaker

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        • #5
          Tom,

          I sent the exhaust manifold to Bill, but he probably can get one pretty easy. I wanted to experiment with an old one I had first. I gingerly cut out the heat riser housing, trying to leave as much material as possible. As it turned out, there was enough metal to work with. Bill did have to add some material to the ends:



          Bill had wanted to try building a set for years. He has an OHV 6 that he used as a guide. He's now going to build a set for himself.

          Here's some links to some "before" shots:

          http://good-times.webshots.com/photo...00242519OtLXFL

          http://good-times.webshots.com/photo...00242519UjliGb

          http://good-times.webshots.com/photo...00242519HtPpPS


          Scott Rodgers
          Los Angeles
          SDC Member since 1989
          '60 Lark HT
          '63 Wagonaire
          Scott Rodgers
          Los Angeles
          SDC Member since 1989
          \'60 Lark HT
          \'63 Wagonaire
          \'66 Frankenbaker

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          • #6
            Man! I'm liking that action!

            Chris Pile
            Midway Chapter SDC
            The Studebaker Special
            The only difference between death and taxes is that death does not grow worse every time Congress convenes. - Will Rogers

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            • #7
              quote:Originally posted by scott.rodgers

              Here's the (unfinished) set up with the modified intake manifold:
              Ram induction?

              Paul Johnson, Wild and Wonderful West Virginia
              '53 Commander Starliner (since 1966)
              '64 Daytona Wagonaire (original owner)
              '64 Daytona Convertible (2006)
              Museum R-4 engine
              1962 Gravely Model L (Studebaker-Packard serial plate)
              1972 Gravely Model 430 (Studebaker name plate, Studebaker Onan engine)
              Paul Johnson, Wild and Wonderful West Virginia.
              '64 Daytona Wagonaire, '64 Avanti R-1, Museum R-4 engine, '72 Gravely Model 430 with Onan engine

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              • #8
                Sweet! I literaly have been day dreaming of that set up for the past couple years. I just don't have a OHV 6 powered car to do it in.

                Dylan
                '61 lark deluxe 4dr wagon
                Dylan Wills
                Everett, Wa.


                1961 Lark 4 door wagon
                1961 Lark 4 door wagon #2 (Wife's car!)
                1955 VW Beetle (Went to the dark side)
                1914 Ford Model T

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                • #9
                  Let the grinding begin:



                  More:

                  http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2547...00242519wZjLfP

                  http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2805...00242519avaqTx

                  Scott Rodgers
                  Los Angeles
                  SDC Member since 1989
                  '60 Lark HT
                  '63 Wagonaire
                  Scott Rodgers
                  Los Angeles
                  SDC Member since 1989
                  \'60 Lark HT
                  \'63 Wagonaire
                  \'66 Frankenbaker

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                  • #10
                    That engine is on its way to being a Jet Thrust Six, for sure! [8D] Next is figuring out a bracket for the Whirling Orange Paxton.

                    Love the chromed valve cover. [^]

                    Matthew Burnette
                    Hazlehurst, GA


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                    • #11
                      I just love it when someone breaks new ground like this [8D].

                      Good going, Scott. Looks great, most likely will sound great, and there might even be a few horsepower there.

                      Dick Steinkamp
                      Bellingham, WA

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                      Dick Steinkamp
                      Bellingham, WA

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                      • #12
                        i HAD A 50 CHEVY WITH A SIX OVERHEAD VALVES AND I SPLIT THE MANIFOLD
                        TWO PIPES COMING OUT THE BACK .OUT TWO GLASS PACKS ON IT AND WOW,
                        DID IT CRACK WHEN YOU GASED IT..IT MADE THE V8 S SOUND QUIET..
                        LOVED THAT SOUND BUT AFTER MANY TICKETS I FINALLY TOOK IT OFF..
                        I GOT A 62 LARK 170 AND I WAS THINKING ABOUT IT AGAIN THEN I READ YOUR BLOG...OH I LOVE TO HEAR THAT SOUND AGAIN, BUT IM ALITTLE TO OLD TO DO IT AGAIN....LET US KNOW HOW THAT BABY SOUNDS WHEN YOU GET IT TOGETHER ...... HAWK





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                        • #13
                          Here's some details on the intake.

                          I completely cut off the material that formed the upper part of the heat riser housing:



                          Then I just ground the remains down flat. I need to fill the hole from the PVC fitting. I also got a little carried away and ground through part of the bottom wall of the manifold. This was in the part that was formerly covered by the heat riser housing. It was hard to tell how thin the wall was. I was trying to get the bottom of the manifold straight, but the casting won't allow it. A slight jog in the bottom has to remain.

                          Scott Rodgers
                          Los Angeles
                          SDC Member since 1989
                          '60 Lark HT
                          '63 Wagonaire
                          Scott Rodgers
                          Los Angeles
                          SDC Member since 1989
                          \'60 Lark HT
                          \'63 Wagonaire
                          \'66 Frankenbaker

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                          • #14
                            Another picture:



                            Scott Rodgers
                            Los Angeles
                            SDC Member since 1989
                            '60 Lark HT
                            '63 Wagonaire
                            Scott Rodgers
                            Los Angeles
                            SDC Member since 1989
                            \'60 Lark HT
                            \'63 Wagonaire
                            \'66 Frankenbaker

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                            • #15
                              More grinding done:



                              You can see here that the bottom of the manifold has a jog in it - it can't be ground flat.

                              Scott Rodgers
                              Los Angeles
                              SDC Member since 1989
                              '60 Lark HT
                              '63 Wagonaire
                              Scott Rodgers
                              Los Angeles
                              SDC Member since 1989
                              \'60 Lark HT
                              \'63 Wagonaire
                              \'66 Frankenbaker

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