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02-19-2011 08:15 AM
1930u The eyes in the skull are essentially air butterflys. It all works.
02-18-2011 10:58 PM
cobalt327 Might be a good thing this is made to be a show car. Looks to me like the skull thing is connected to the carb linkage, possibly to open the skull's 'mouth' when the throttle is opened.

All very clever- until the air pressure overcomes the return spring and this thing goes screaming into the distrance, literally WFO.

Thanks, but no thanks!

02-18-2011 07:18 PM
1930u
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Originally Posted by Irelands child
What I can see, very nice - that is with the exception of the "thing" on the carb
He made the skull from his wifes wok stir fry cooker deal. I love the headers.
02-18-2011 07:11 AM
Irelands child
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Originally Posted by bigdog7373
Look at all the custom work on that car! Sick

What I can see, very nice - that is with the exception of the "thing" on the carb
02-17-2011 08:58 PM
bigdog7373 Look at all the custom work on that car! Sick
02-15-2011 08:37 PM
1930u
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Originally Posted by Irelands child
The chromed OEM's are nice tho I do like them painted a contrasting color to the car better as I don't believe I have ever seen a chrome version that didn't have waves. Of course, the finned aluminum covers

Dave W
Dave I agree the painted stocker on the right car is really cool looking. See pic.
02-15-2011 08:05 PM
Irelands child The chromed OEM's are nice tho I do like them painted a contrasting color to the car better as I don't believe I have ever seen a chrome version that didn't have waves. Of course, the finned aluminum covers

Dave W
02-15-2011 08:00 PM
TucsonJay I'm a child of those times. Finned was the choice of the day... and now they will be more rare and unique than the factory pieces.
02-15-2011 07:39 PM
Von MoPar
Finned with Breathers

go for both....swap as your mood changes
02-15-2011 02:40 PM
ericnova72 If it was just naturally aspirated I'd agree with Cobalt and say the chromed stockers, but the blower changes everything for me. I'd go with the finned Donovan look, I think it goes better with the blower.
02-15-2011 06:55 AM
speedydeedy Finned all the way.
02-14-2011 09:49 PM
cobalt327 Well, you need a photo of the engine w/the chrome cover to compare it to! Unless your mind's made up, that is.
02-14-2011 08:02 PM
1930u Here's the engine all mocked up in my ragged out old body. I do think the big finned covers look better with the blower.

Thanks to all!
02-14-2011 01:32 PM
cobalt327 One last thing, though. You have a freaking Hemi- that just about says it all. Unless you were to slap on a rusted out, painted-w/a-brush set, it'll look good.
02-14-2011 12:46 PM
1930u
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Originally Posted by cobalt327
An upper end build or show car in the '60's might well have used the finned cover theme, so the type of build should be considered, but the thing about finned covers is they look somewhat out of place unless the 'finned' theme is carried on throughout, IMHO.

However the chromed "Firepower" or "Red Ram", etc. covers have universal appeal. And the Firepower logo is one case where I'd be proud to "advertise", unlike Edelbrock, etc. logo'ed covers.
Good points...I guess I'm thinking that 55 about 62 or 63 you saw a lot of fins. I really like that look. Then for my type application let's say the gasser/altered look 68 through the early 70's you saw pretty much anything but there were a lot of MT finned covers and the Donvans too on the Hemi's. I can try it both ways but I'll have to have two sets of plug wires if I use the stockers with the wire covers. I also have to decide if I'm going to add the crankcase breathers. Thanks for the input!
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