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Re: Semi race motor advice

Post by SimcaBertone66 » Fri Feb 01, 2019 5:25 pm

The three faces of evil …..lol :evil: Out with the old and in with the new ….
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It fit very well except I used a too tall,
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fancy shancy stainless thumb screw and it rubbed the inside of the hood a bit. Since, moved to a modified PiperCross foam '"sock" originally used on my IDF's with tall ram tubes
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Re: Semi race motor advice

Post by whitehause » Fri Feb 01, 2019 5:42 pm

Hummm, I think I have an old Fly Eye style air cleaner I can make work for this. It looks like it will sit lower than the chrome one you show. Man I love how clean that engine bay is.....chalk up another goal for me to try and achieve.
Thanks Joe!

Edit : And I'm stealing that idea for the coolant tank placement with a shorter tank since I'm running an external thermostat :D
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Re: Semi race motor advice

Post by SimcaBertone66 » Fri Feb 01, 2019 5:48 pm

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I have two 68 Vetts. Don't think I'd ever re skin one with fiat parts, though one of them is an old crazy 70's custom I restored a few years ago. It's my drag/go fast car. 468, 4Sp, 411 rear, full roller, nitrous injected, adrenalin rush.
Along with a few Bikes I have done.
I am a recovering semi -pro drag racer fror the 60's I shot the photo and crewed on this AA/FD and then with two other guys, we bought it and raced it all over the East coast from 1965 to 1967 when I surrendered to D, S and R & R ... this car qualified 16 in a 32 car field at the Nationals in Indy in 1966 … and was one of the first East Coast AA/FD to get into the 6's ... you can look itt up....lol
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Re: Semi race motor advice

Post by whitehause » Fri Feb 01, 2019 6:02 pm

That's awesome man. Back when I was a kid we used to go to Maple Grove for drags, the Reading fairground for dirt track, and Duryea at the Pagoda for hill climb. All within a 20 min drive. You've got few years on me since I was only born in 66, but as a young kid in the 70's, I got hooked early on.
The 68 Vette I posted a picture of has a cool back story. I bought it from a guy in Long Island New York who said it was supposedly done by Enzo Stuardi, an Opera singer , and race car driver in the 60's and 70's. He used to do crazy one off customs to Lamborghini's, and he was know to use a guy from northern NJ to customize his American cars. A guy on the one Corvette forum I would frequent said his parents knew Enzo and he showed them a picture of it(that I took with the original god awful paint job from when I originally got it) , and they said " yep, that looks like one he had" now who knows for sure, but it does make for a good story.
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Re: Semi race motor advice

Post by friedman » Sat Feb 02, 2019 8:42 am

I worry about a guy who carries spare sparkplugs! Did you own Kawasaki triples when you were young?
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Re: Semi race motor advice

Post by SimcaBertone66 » Sat Feb 02, 2019 12:43 pm

Thank you for your concern Carl.... It's a fashion statement ….lol Kawasaki triple, them fear sum 3 cylinder cray cray motorcycles ? MY friend Raymond, had one … really fast think it was a 500 ??….. [expletive] he rode it to Woodstock … ! Ha I went in my friends 55 Pontiac He still rides to this day , has BMW's and Ducati's noiw

No Carl, never ever had or rode a bike … a 55 Chevy 265 V8, 3 on the tree, a and within a month, a Hurst mystery shifter, tube headers, glass packs, and a dash mounted Sun tach all courtesy of JC Whitney mail order… this was in 1965 …..
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Post by friedman » Sat Feb 02, 2019 3:02 pm

OK, you were a street sissy and I was a street squid although never a Kawasaki triple (which I believe came with spark plug holders since the fouled plugs all the time)

Sorry, we really drifted off topic on this thread..
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Re: Semi race motor advice

Post by whitehause » Sat Feb 02, 2019 6:02 pm

Funny the direction this thread turned.......Last long road trip I took with the Fiat I'm building was with two friends to the British bike show in Maryland. One of them road his 73 Triumph triple, his girlfriend road her 66 Triumph Daytona. I took the Fiat cause we needed a follow car with extra plugs and points and tools. :lol:
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Re: Semi race motor advice

Post by fp55scca » Mon Feb 04, 2019 3:21 pm

SimcaBertone66 wrote:
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.... … a 55 Chevy 265 V8, 3 on the tree, a and within a month, a Hurst mystery shifter, tube headers, glass packs, and a dash mounted Sun tach all courtesy of JC Whitney mail order… this was in 1965 …..
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--Did someone say 265 Chevy V8.....in 1965? Geeeeze Joe, you are old!! :lol:

--I suppose this was my high school hotrod.....you guessed it, in 1965....a 47 Ford Coupe with a 265 Chevy engine (from a '55 Chevy), 3 on the floor, but nothing like Hurst...maybe original? Glass packs, of course, headers. You can't tell from the photo that the hood is removable, but check those reversed steel rims, accomplished by grinding out the original rivets and reversing the shells.

--Oh BTW, this picture was taken not too far from Carl's house, in Annandale, VA. My girlfriend, at the time, lived over near Carl's house in Springfield.
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Re: Semi race motor advice

Post by friedman » Mon Feb 04, 2019 3:26 pm

Apparently the Navy would take anyone...you must have kept this car a secret. I had access to the family 59 Chevy wagon...with bald snow tires and 283 and I painted the wheels silver. Oddly enough, I wish I had that car now, what a great resto-mod Fiat parts hauler it would be.
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