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Old 02-20-2008, 11:36 AM
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Hemi Heads' Don Garlits Faux Injection unit

Has anybody seen these up close. I am thinking about getting one for my 55 chevy. I wondering if they look cheesy or not.

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As a general rule, anything fake looks cheesy.
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Oh I do agree. But it is the cost effective way to get the look I am wanting with out the cost of the Aftermarket EFI w/injecter stacks or the tempermentalness of mechanical injection. This thing supposed to fit over a carb and I want to adapt it to a tbi small block that is going into my 55. The pictures of it look cool which is why I am asking if anybody has seen them up close. I had the car set up for a 6-71 but that motor went into my gasser so I have a hole in my hood that I am trying to fill with something. Maybe I will just weld it up instead.
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I'm not familiar with the Garlits unit but I've never seen a fake system yet that can escape detection as a fake. And if folks discover it's fake...it's going to disappoint them.

But keep in mind, that's the opinion of a guy who runs THIS for an air cleaner!!!!!! So you might want to rely on your own personal taste rather than mine.

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I am not sold on the idea of it yet because Having something that is fake on my car goes against everything I believe in. It just cost effective for me at this time. This is the unit pictured that I am asking if anyone has seen up close.
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I'm not familiar with the Garlits unit but I've never seen a fake system yet that can escape detection as a fake. And if folks discover it's fake...it's going to disappoint them.

But keep in mind, that's the opinion of a guy who runs THIS for an air cleaner!!!!!! So you might want to rely on your own personal taste rather than mine.

I must admit that air cleaner sure does fit a ford engine, got the tools right there. One question does it come with gum and bailing wire?


fake is fake, if it is fake then it will look fake
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I think I will fill the hole up, the crap sticking out the hood will take away from the cars lines anyway. I went and looked at the cost of shipping and the price to "look" injected and .....wow. If I gonna spend that much I just wait and get the real thing. Tim
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Put the 6-71` back in the car Tim!!!!
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I believe I saw one last summer. My now father-in-law and I were scratching our heads for awhile trying to figure out what it was until the owner let us in on the secret.

Those old mechanical injection units are a little before my time, and were too rare for my FIL to have seen one with enough recall to be able to tell it was a fake, but I suspect someone in the know could tell right away.

Personally, it would have made more sense (to me) to use that setup to hide an EFI, but then, everyone has their own sense of style and taste.

How about using that hole for a hood scoop to make a ram air system? At least that would be functional to a degree w/o filling the hole. Or, maybe you could go to one of the tri-5 boards and trade your hood to someone who is going to cut a hole into theirs?
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I believe I saw one last summer. My now father-in-law and I were scratching our heads for awhile trying to figure out what it was until the owner let us in on the secret.

Those old mechanical injection units are a little before my time, and were too rare for my FIL to have seen one with enough recall to be able to tell it was a fake, but I suspect someone in the know could tell right away.

Personally, it would have made more sense (to me) to use that setup to hide an EFI, but then, everyone has their own sense of style and taste.

How about using that hole for a hood scoop to make a ram air system? At least that would be functional to a degree w/o filling the hole. Or, maybe you could go to one of the tri-5 boards and trade your hood to someone who is going to cut a hole into theirs?


The hood will only fit that car as it has been stretched to flush fit the sunkin top. and it has a custom fabbed inner structure so the hood can lift and tilt forward. I can either pop one out of glass or weld up that one.
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You are not going to put that hood on another car,Unless you cut about 5'' off the back of it.LOL. Tim, you will have to post some better pics so everyone will be able to see what was really done to the car.

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I saw one on a Willys at a Branson,Mo. show last summer. This is the first time I heard about one since then. It sure got lots of close and puzzled looks .
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I saw one of these units at the streetrod nats last year, this thing looks deceivingly real, and I think you would see many more of them if the price was not soooooo high!! If that's the look you are looking for, at that price, you can buy a real injection unit, and have kinsler or one of the other dealers convert it to e.f.i. and get the best of both worlds!
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Are you telling me Don Garlits is marketing a fake injection unit? The shame of it all. I shall have to go to the shop and hide my despair under the 27 and plead to the gods of rodding to return and strike asunder all who would promote and keep such a travesty alive.
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That system looks pretty cool for a fake. And if "Big" is really marketing it (which he possibly should be ashamed of) I doubt he'd put his name on some cheesy piece of crap.

Still, they say it's very expensive. Back when, lots of guys who had Hilborn setups used to get these aluminum cold drink cups that looked like injector stacks, but they were anodized in different cool colors.

You could find a set of those, screw 'em to a board and mount it to the underside of the hood........save yourself a ton of money.....



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