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#21 Ace-Garageguy

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Posted 08 May 2014 - 12:56 PM

...or if you have a few old Jo-Han "flat" box Super Stock kits laying around...

 

Man, i didn't even know those existed.



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Posted 08 May 2014 - 01:02 PM

you didn't look under my bed. :lol:



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Posted 08 May 2014 - 02:17 PM

These bad boys , right ?

 

 

I don't think the Tri Y manifolds were ever used in a production car



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Posted 08 May 2014 - 06:26 PM

1964 Dodge Ramcharger & Plymouth Super Stock 426 Stage III Short Ram Engine with Tri-Y Exhaust Manifolds. The Stage III Max Wedge engine was the scourge of the drag strips in the early 1960s. Chrysler made one last improvement with these gigantic cast iron exhaust manifolds called "Tri-Y". It is estimated that less than 10 were actually built in this configuration, mainly because these Tri-Y manifolds were not only super heavy, the very first thing all drag teams did was take off thefactory cast iron manifolds and bolt on custom tubing headers.

 

TRI-02_zps032e4820.jpg    TRI-04_zps1a873194.jpg Looks like they used em on something.  http://www.lxforums....t-Treasure-Hunt


Edited by Greg Myers, 08 May 2014 - 06:27 PM.


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Posted 08 May 2014 - 06:29 PM

they do look wild. TRI-01_zps47691344.jpg



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Posted 09 May 2014 - 02:14 AM

That's one seriously wild iron casting. I'd like the hear the cursing and swearing at the foundry as the workers tried to keep the sand cores from breaking up during handling. I bet THAT'S the real reason only 10 sets were made. B)



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Posted 09 May 2014 - 05:32 AM

That's one seriously wild iron casting. I'd like the hear the cursing and swearing at the foundry as the workers tried to keep the sand cores from breaking up during handling. I bet THAT'S the real reason only 10 sets were made. B)

Funny you should say that, just what I was thinking, what a bear it must have been to cast.  :o Certainly a little bit different than the injection "molding" we're used to in plastic.



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Posted 09 May 2014 - 02:55 PM

The '28 Ford sedan units don't fit the car (a set of headers was included).  They were meant to be used on the engine if it were built as a display item, separate from the car.  They are on the "fat" side and probably wouldn't fit too many "in scale" installations.   



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Posted 09 May 2014 - 03:01 PM

The '28 Ford sedan units don't fit the car (a set of headers was included).  They were meant to be used on the engine if it were built as a display item, separate from the car.  They are on the "fat" side and probably wouldn't fit too many "in scale" installations.   

 

Maybe not the Model A. 00001141mi.jpgccrp-1111-06-o%2B1964-dodge-330-max-wedglooks like there's plenty o' room in them MOPARS.



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Posted 10 May 2014 - 09:25 AM

Pretty. Drool drool. Bet it's a bugger to tune spot-on though.



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Posted 11 May 2014 - 08:28 PM

That Polar Lights 1965 Dodge I think had what you may want, and an exhaust system to go with them cut outs and all,



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Posted 12 May 2014 - 02:05 AM

 

 

I don't think the Tri Y manifolds were ever used in a production car

Tri Y manifolds were very popular in the Pontiac Cars. 180 degree Stock Car headers were also in the Tri Y configuration to promote the low end torque needed in short track racing.



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Posted 13 May 2014 - 01:10 PM

To tell you guys, wrong. They were not fender well headers, they were a cast iron(two piece) factory made header that was only on the 413/426 cid wedges of the early 60's Dodge and plymouth's for drag racing. Yes they were on the 13.5;1 engines. These speiceal headers came up along the valve cover and then went down along the back of the engine. at that time there was a joint which bolted the bottom part on and ran along the trans. I don't know of any kit that makes them headers, only make headers that are after market. This would be a nice resin project. I think the last time I seen a set of these headers on e-bay they went for $2500.00. very rare and they are cast iron!



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Posted 13 May 2014 - 09:00 PM

Interesting stuff!



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Posted 17 May 2014 - 04:13 PM

What a great thread!



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Posted 21 May 2014 - 05:44 AM

Yep, those are the ones!  Thanks Gregory!

 

Man, how good do those headers look? 

 

Cast iron too.

 

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Posted 23 May 2014 - 05:31 PM

Interesting stuff!

Yes very Edujmacational. :D



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Posted 23 May 2014 - 09:36 PM

Don Holthaus at The Modelhaus has this 383/413 Cross Ram intake set up...Don also has Max Wedge exhaust manifolds.

 

The Mopar Cross Ram.

http://www.modelhaus...php?c=0&p=69214

 

And the exhaust Manifolds.

1963 http://www.modelhaus...php?c=0&p=68356

1964 http://www.modelhaus...php?c=0&p=68357

I believe the 1963 manifolds are the early low production rare Tri-Y manifolds.


Edited by Force, 23 May 2014 - 09:40 PM.


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Posted 08 February 2015 - 04:08 AM

Does any know if these are avail in any kit,,,or reproduced in resin.

 

I would like to have maybe 3 or 4 sets


Edited by gtx6970, 08 February 2015 - 04:09 AM.


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Posted 08 February 2015 - 07:02 AM

One source for a somewhat similar set is in the old AMT '49 Mercury.

 

$_57.JPG


Edited by Ace-Garageguy, 08 February 2015 - 07:03 AM.