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#1 southpier

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 05:13 AM

TRJ #56 page #10 - Reed Jensen's A-V8. powered by 296 c.i. '48 Mercury flathead with 2 McCulloch centrifugal blowers!

anyone suggest how this could be modeled? i know the resin companies have the blowers, mill & carburetors fairly straightforward, but how to go about making the snakepit of tubing? not the tubing itself, but rather where it starts & stops.

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 05:28 AM

Maybe a link would help everyone to see this?

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 06:40 AM

not the tubing itself, but rather where it starts & stops.


Without a pic my first thought is a couple of a couple of aluminum sleeves?

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 07:49 AM

i tried to get a picture from TRJ website but no luck. and evidently my, or perhaps the owner's, google-foo is weak because a search there turned up nothing either.

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 10:20 AM

Just a guess, but the twin blowers/pulleys and belt assembly from the AMT Avanti kit ought to be a good start.

http://public.fotki....o-av/file6.html

Look at the optional version on the right.

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 04:04 PM

the 2 blowers are mounted on top over each head. maybe i can scan & post the picture from the TRJ article. reading the rest of it, this is a quintessential example of the A-V8.

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 09:13 AM

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 10:47 AM

beautiful! i remember Almquist ads in my older cousin's hot rod books when i was a kid.

so picture 2 of those blowers and the carbs mounted up over the oil filler up against the firewall.

i gotta scan the picture.....

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Edited by southpier, 03 November 2012 - 11:08 AM.


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Posted 03 November 2012 - 04:23 PM

That's one bizarre induction system. Man. Sounds like a pressure-retard distributor (turbo Corvairs had them, among others...probably the turboed 215 Olds V8 unit would work...) might cure his detonation problem under boost.

Edited by Ace-Garageguy, 03 November 2012 - 04:26 PM.