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Old 12-16-2007, 12:13 AM
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Found long lost photos of my truck when I was in HS

I have been looking for these damn things for a long time and finally found them. Amazing what cleaning out a closet will yeild.

My buddy shot them for a photography class in black and white. I simply took a photo of the 8x10 glossy.

They were taken in 1977 but if not for the smoothie rear rims and the funky scoop they could have been taken in 1957!

There is one more thing that dates the side view, do you see it? And yes, the parking lot was full of Camaros, Mustangs, Dusters and the like. I was a Ratrodder when Ratrodding wasn't cool!

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Old 12-16-2007, 03:15 AM
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wow i like it
what engine inline 6 with home made intake manifold?
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Old 12-16-2007, 05:39 AM
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At least your thumb wasn't over the lens....just the picture.........

How well did that engine run with that setup?
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Old 12-16-2007, 08:28 AM
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What kind of carb is that?





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Old 12-16-2007, 08:58 AM
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I forget the actual name of the carb. My brother and his buddy who owned it before me made the intake and set up the motor. The carb from what I understand was a "55 Chevy" four barrel. They drilled a couple of new jets for the accellerator pump. They found that it needed more fuel to get enough down to the motor . The bought a flange from the local (15 miles away in another town) Speed shop. The flange was a one piece all the way down the length of the head, including both intake and exhaust. The packed tubing with sand, heated it up with a rose bud tip and bend it. The headers were junk, they had them brazed up because they couldn't wait to do them at school on Monday didn't know how to weld up the gaps they had created between the tubes. The guy laid bolts over the gaps and covered it all with a mountain of brass! At the top of the intake they welded a flange on made of flat metal, Then they got a four barrel carb "spacer" that raises a carb up two inches. The bolted that on and filled the inside with JB weld or something like it. They spread it around so the air fuel would be guided down the three tubes better than just rushing down and hitting the flange.
We called it the "Martin-Duarte Tarantula tunnel tube" intake

I had a set of 340 Chrysler headers donated to me by my buddy with a 340 Duster and made a new set welding them, they worked well.

The darn thing ran pretty good, 16.43 at 85.00 MPH in the quarter was it's best.

All I know is, I had a BALL with this truck as you see it. No carpet, no door panels, head liner nothing. No power anything, just the motor or the 8track is all I that could break.

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Old 12-16-2007, 09:08 AM
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Tres cool! I wish I still had pics of my truck while I was in HS. Are those later model Mopar side mirrors?

Thanks for sharing the photos.

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Old 12-16-2007, 09:13 AM
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Tres cool! I wish I still had pics of my truck while I was in HS. Are those later model Mopar side mirrors?

Thanks for sharing the photos.

Antny
Good eye! They are not Mopar, they're 72ish Chevy pickup from when the previous owner worked at the local Chevy dealer after school.

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Old 12-16-2007, 09:56 AM
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I love trucks, especially chopped ones.
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That's a cool intake,I like that.
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Old 12-16-2007, 10:58 AM
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Did the rubber fuel line go all the way back to the fuel tank ?
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Old 12-16-2007, 11:05 AM
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LOL, I don't remember. I do wish I could find that intake. But with the sectioned cab that it now has it wouldn't fit! The biggest air cleaner that would fit under the hood was only the small 8" (?) one inch thick one! A blown big block will fit under the hood on these trucks! The carb was something like 14 inches above the valve cover.

I am not kidding you, I had soooooo much fun with that darn truck.

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Old 12-16-2007, 11:14 AM
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And that's when we really knew what we was doing.LOL Cool pics Brian!! thanks for sharing them with us.
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gotta love vintage pics!
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