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I found this at a flea market. It was filthy and I planned on bead blasting it.

Well, I washed it with Greased Lightning and this is how it turned out!!

What does it fit!!?? :dunno:

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I don't think so. The "Y" block had the intake runners top and bottom as opposed to side by side. Whatever it fits has an open intake valley, and this isn't something you would want on a street car, as it has no provision for manifold heat. If I had to guess, that would fit a big block Pontiac engine. The keyword here is "guess".
 

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Might be for a Buick nailhead,the 322,364,401 and 425 engines from the 50's to 1966...those engines had a valley pan,and no water passages in the intake,and a crossover tube for the thermostst...if it is for one of those,you made a rare find!..

Any part numbers or casting numbers on it??...Google may be of help if there is,or maybe someone has an old Offenhauser catalog to look it up in...
 

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There are no numbers on it that I could find, so no start for a search.

It was purchased as a shelf decoration to go with my Winchester target thrower.

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My wife says the weed eater is also a decoration!! LOL
 

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would you like to sell it?
 

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Checking pic's on line it looks like a old Olds intake.

http://oldsmobilecarsandparts.com/catalog9.html


What one Im not sure... but defently looks like the early old's V8 Intake
I was thinking Nailhead Buick like TH, but after checking the Olds link, I'm thinking it's for an Olds V8. Where did you get that link from Paul? Never stumbled across that one before, have to save it for future reference. Thanks!

Cadplans, save it, makes a great conversation piece!
 

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I was thinking Nailhead Buick like TH, but after checking the Olds link, I'm thinking it's for an Olds V8. Where did you get that link from Paul? Never stumbled across that one before, have to save it for future reference. Thanks!

Cadplans, save it, makes a great conversation piece!
Just tripped over it. :D

LOTS of diferent Olds engines out there back in the early days wasnt there?
 

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Just tripped over it. :D

LOTS of diferent Olds engines out there back in the early days wasnt there?
There sure was, by all manufacturers. Back in those days most Brands Engineered, R&D'd , casted (I know Olds had there own foundry in thier factory complex in Lansing MN) and machined their own engines. GM's (Pontiac, Caddy, Olds, Chevy, Buick) gang made some awesome test mule engines that never made it out into production. Great reading if your so inclined. I have a few books on the shelf, The history of Oldsmobile, Plymouth and some of the outlandish designs were really cool.

Back on subject, sorry about that.....
 
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