nailhead supercharger intake

Discussion in ''Da Nailhead' started by marxjunk, Aug 11, 2018.

  1. marxjunk

    marxjunk Well-Known Member

    anyone have a lead on a blower intake for a 401..i realize i can buy a fabbed intake..

    i am trying to find an imperial speed, but the company wont return my emails...

    i owned an edelbrock in the past, but greed took over and i sold it...

    does centerville sell them?
  2. dual-quadism

    dual-quadism Black on Black

    Try Esoteric Speed on Instagram. He has a blower Nailhead intake, might sell it.
  3. marxjunk

    marxjunk Well-Known Member

    found him, but cant contact him...cant figure it out...i signed up...

    OK figured it out..thanks for the lead
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  4. marxjunk

    marxjunk Well-Known Member

    Eric got back to me..his is for a 364...super rare..i cant even imagine how hard those are to get..and of course..wont work on a 401...
  5. Mark, have you checked with Don Hampton of Hampton blowers?
  6. telriv

    telriv Well-Known Member

    And BDS Blower Drive Service
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  7. give them a call, when I talked to him years ago he was modifying an offy dual quad intake for nailheads

  8. marxjunk

    marxjunk Well-Known Member

    i did call them...Hampton is on the table...

    BDS lists itn for $1600 for just an intake..still on the table..just looking for something else

    Dyers is the same..

    recently a company re popped an exact copy of the Weiand blower intake, they are Imperial Speed....prob is i cant seem to run one down and they made more than a few.. and they are $500...and i can find pics of the stacked a dozen high..and muliple stacks..but i cant get to the company, called Hellsgate Hotrods and a few other names, out of Oregon i believe...and no response from them, they do a lot of vintage 3 and 4 carb adapters etc...

    a company named Gear Drive is releasing an intake this fall ...but they are 4-71 only as of right now and are scheduled to be $850..i want a 6-71..but maybe a flange will work on that..dont know..

    id like to find a real intake before i resort to a modified junk offenhauser intake that has more probs as it it let alone a conversion..absolutely nothing on Hampton, they are Aces...

    but i do appreciate the effort..thanks Bob
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  9. telriv

    telriv Well-Known Member


    Mike Lewis has a process he goes through to get the Offy's to FLOW!!!!

    Tom T.
  10. marxjunk

    marxjunk Well-Known Member

    Tom, i am not familiar with Mike Lewis..

    is he the guy that works the Offy over by cutting them apart and fixing the choke points?

    I found on the net where a guy mills the top half off of the offy 2x4 for Q-jets and uses it for a blower that Mike?

    i appreciate your help..i do..just trying to figure this all out..
  11. marxjunk

    marxjunk Well-Known Member

    another guy built a square "cake pan" plenum/box and welded a 1/2 plate that is available as a 4-71 to 6-71 adapter

    another guy is using those 3 inch risers that centerville sells and building a box and using a plate flange on top of it too...

    both seem like a boost leak prob..
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  12. dual-quadism

    dual-quadism Black on Black

    Mark, if you can get pics of the converted Offy, send them to me. I can probably port it to work pretty well. I have been doing a lot of porting on Caddy's and Nailheads lately and getting pretty decent #'s. I like the highrise Offy the best, if you have to start froM scratch. FYI, I would go 8-71 or not at all. IMO, anything else is a restriction if you want to turn it up and make power. That is unless you want just the look. PM me, will be glad to help with the combo. PS, camming it will be critical to making it make power and last, I am doing my own cams, we'll talk.

  13. marxjunk

    marxjunk Well-Known Member

    Dave we will talk..just getting my bearings and a direction..

    truth is, i'm making a looker more than a racer..5 to 7 lbs of boost..and i want one of those spacers to get most of it out of the hood..i want a salt flat racer type car..

    i want to put a blower in a 53 Studebaker starlight coupe...
  14. wkillgs

    wkillgs Gold Level Contributor

    Mark, I posted in your other thread about the Falcon with the blown Nailhead built by Chuckles Garage. Maybe they have some suggestions.
  15. wkillgs

    wkillgs Gold Level Contributor

    Can you build something with those log manifolds?
  16. marxjunk

    marxjunk Well-Known Member

    yes i saw the falcon post..i looked it over and was going to try to find his build thread out there..i saw some of his build on the Hamb...he s the guy that built the "cake pan" untake...i havent had time to read thru the whole thing..

    there is a guy that used the logs..i found it like at 3 am a few days ago, and now i cant find it..but not sure its worth the effort
  17. dual-quadism

    dual-quadism Black on Black

    10-4, we'll talk. I still like an 8-71, though. It's all the same $$$ in the end.
  18. marxjunk

    marxjunk Well-Known Member

    your right..all the same
  19. telriv

    telriv Well-Known Member

    I don't believe the 8-71 will fit between the valve covers as it's too wide.
  20. gsjohnny1

    gsjohnny1 Well-Known Member

    6-71/8-71 same width. 8-71 just longer.
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