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240z HKS surge tank intake manifold….replica

I managed to get my hands on a unique item in that only a few have in the world.  It is a surge tank for a L series engine (240z, 280z, 280zx) to run a turbo or supercharger system with triple carburetors.  It is actually a replica unit of the HKS series 1 surge tank made from sheet metal.

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Yes it was in a garage and forgotten for decades it looks like to me but I am curious if it can still work up to 1.1 BAR as that is the max on Mikuni Solex carbs I am willing to run.  On the upper right hand side you can see the location of what looks like to be a recirculating valve or discharge unit for extra pressure.

Looks like I have some residents in there!!!

Looks like I have some residents in there!!!

Below you can see the inlet where the air will be blown into.  Unfortunatley I will need to source some bolts for the cover as all but two are missing.  Then not to mention I will need a gasket to prevent any leaks of air.
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You can see I may also need to repair some of the metal as the inlet distribution pipe is a bit dented. This will have an impact of air distribution to the carburetors on that side. It can make the carbs run rich and throw the efficiency off par.

There is the dent as stated earlier.

There is the dent as stated earlier.

Will this was a lucky find and a bargain to match at $180 USD. Maybe I can replicate this and provide to the masses this rare part. Only time will see.

AutoRama Texas 2013 pt.2

Ok I had some time to get away from the onslaught of work.  When I had entered the convention center,where the event was held, I was greeted by something totally wicked

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yes that is two blowers on a Chevy engine…not waisting any people’s time who had went to the venue they made sure this was greeting you at the front door!!!!  And here is what it was in….plus the specs

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Just look at those blowers!!!!

Just look at those blowers!!!!

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Now most of the show was dominated by Chevy vehicles, followed very closely by the Blue Ovals (Ford).  I personally am favored towards MOPARS and though they were there, Texas loves the other two more…..case in point

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Next in line were two vehicle made by House of Hot Rods & Classics, based out of Texas.  I am a fellow bike rider and was pleased to see this piece of work along with…you guessed it….another chevy

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Just bare metal!!!

Just bare metal!!!

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Next is something not just Ford followers can appreciate, but rather almost all interested in Motorsports!!!  Now I was informed this was a kit car, but WOW just look at this!!!!

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Because the glare was so bad I could not get any picture of the inside of the GT40, but was lucky that this next Blue Oval did have a window glare preventing a shot of the inside

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Finally a Mopar, score!!!!

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Reminds me of the godfather movie…

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one fast delivery rust bucket

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Look at those tires!!!!

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Well I have about half of what I want to put up and I can not spend to long on here but hopefully will get to post the rest today at a later time if not in the next few days I will, so keep coming back….til next time

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