In creating this spotters guide for Flathead Plymouth, Dodge, Chrysler, Desoto, Fargo intakes
my hope was to show related information, pictures of various intakes, and attach any technical information
and perhaps vintage ads for them.
I am starting it here in hopes of putting something together with the help of many members and then maybe move it to the technical archives.
If there is lots of information coming forward, then maybe it becomes a given thread for each different intake
Well there it was, the 1st car I ever bought, a 1970 Dodge Challenger... I knew it was a major project, but I was thinking - "well I can get parts to fix this over at the scrap yard at no extra cost and the body looks good." So I was quite pleased with things.
I was off for home and Grampa who I thought was heading to the other barn to feed the livestock was busy jacking the car up and removing the wheels, just after I left. He was also obviously on the phone with Grampa Bolton.
Home I arriv
So this isn't about a flathead and to my one grand father, he like Richard Petty would turn up his nose as it wasn't a Plymouth ! lol
I have tried to recreate the conversations from my diary posts and what I can remember of conversations. Most of which I think I remember very well... lol.. Whether I did.. well at least two of the people in this story are still alive (besides me), so maybe I will run it by them sometime!
My 1st car, was a car my Dad purchased for me. It was a Plymouth with a sl
Well the pattern is complete! Attached are a couple of pictures. The one with the blue cores was just before Christmas, and the other two were actually taken last week.
The 1st intake will actually be cast tomorrow and then a 2nd one will be cast with the integrated water tube early next week. It will be made with its own mini foam core for the water tube. The tube will be on the inside, or block side of the intake. In that way it becomes easy to make it optional, without changing the outside
Happy New Years !
Well on behalf of all the AoK boys, we wish you a Happy New Years !
In the last few weeks, after being nudged by a couple of members, we started to blog.
I figured we would give it a month and see if I got a few followers interested in the ramblings of a group of
Mopar Nuts !
We have been sincerely humbled by the responses so far.
While I cant guarantee I will have the time to post as regularly throughout 2015 as I have the last month, I will try and make sure a month
Well as the year is coming to a quick end, a shout out to a great guy and fellow Mopar Nut!
I am not 100% sure what year it was, but sometime after the earth cooled, my Dad, George Asche and I were hanging out at Chrysler Carlisle (or I guess All Chrysler Nationals) when I 1st met Mike.
I think we hit it off immediately and as my Dad said, that guy has that same twinkle in his eye as you do.. Full Throttle Trouble !
Over the years we would see Mike and his buddies, and somewhere a few years a
Its part 4 over time.
Lol.. some pictures of the engine bay, the fuel block you will see on the fire wall as custom made by Dashman's Hot Rod and Speed Parts. They make super cool stuff.. You can get an idea on their ebay account (items for sale) or check out their website or give them a call.
Oh yes, they are the supplier of the fuel distribution block and other cool stuff on the Worlds Fastest Dinasour !
Also pics of the beautiful re
Part 4 – The Plymouth gets trailered to AoK headquarters and is parked beside the “World’s Fastest Dinasour” & “Calling In Favors”
Well the Plymouth wasn’t home long and pictures were shared with my friends and the ideas and discussion of what the plans were for her.
In what I will call the round table discussion with George and Rob Asche we kicked around the idea of building a race engine that would still be streetable. We had just finished off the Velociraptor or the Worlds Fastest Dinos
So I had a bit of spare time tonight so I wrote part 3.. so a little 2 in 1 night bonus, or extra stuff to put you to sleep !
Part 3 - So what would my Aunt do.. What would me Grandfather’s do and ultimately what would my Dad do !
So The 1949 Plymouth Business Coupe, was back in the family and I had spent all winter thinking about the car and what I would do with it.
While I realize many people would try and make this super low mile car a 100 point trailer queen, that was really not in the ca
In Part two - The 1949 Plymouth raises its head again or the World is a small place contest winner ..
The 1949 Plymouth would disappear and fall out of mind after Aunt Thelma had passed away. Then in 2009 at my Dad’s funeral a friend of mine told me about an old Plymouth that was for sale that I might be interested in. A couple of weeks past and I really wasn’t looking for project, but after being nagged a few times to go see the car, we embarked on a ride to St Thomas.
My friend was following
So here is the story of my 1949 Plymouth Business Coupe or my entry to the "just how small the world can be" contest -
Part 1 - The back ground of the 1949 Plymouth, its owner, and its early life !
My Dad’s first cousin, that he always called "Aunt Thelma" Lewis lived in London Ontario, in a large house on Waterloo Avenue. Her Dad was a builder of large homes and industrial buildings in the early 1900's and by the late 1920’s was a very wealthy man.
When the stock market crashed in 1929 the
Finally this part 3 is just so I can attach a few more pictures. Primarily pictures of the famed Fred Luther Plymouth Motorcycle
as it is this summer.
Hope the 3 part post was worth the build up .. and as another of my hero's used to say .. and now you know the rest of the story !
As Promised - The story of the "Worlds Fastest Flathead…. Motorcycle !" - part 2
I am also going to attach two pictures from the 1931 Modern Mechanic which featured contest award winners from the “baby auto” contest. Both these featured car/motorcycle mixes and it was really from this 1931 publication that Grandfather said Fred got the idea for putting a car engine into a motorcycle.
But the story didn’t end in 1935. The Plymouth Motorcycle had the engine and transmission removed and well tho
As I promised, here is the story of the Worlds Fastest Flathead…. Motorcycle !
1st off I want to acknowledge that there is an article online on this motorcycle. Please go read it at -
Next up I want to make it very clear that in my opinion Jim Benjaminson is one of the
most dedicated Plymouth Historians on the planet and I am very happy to call him my hero !
I want to say that right up front, because some of what I am about to say may n
Well Folks -
It is that time of year again, with 2014 flying by so fast it must have been powered by a 265 ci flathead !
I know Santa has checked his list to see who was naughty and who was nice. As usually I am on the
list of several Corvette, Ford and Chevy owners and maybe even Mrs Claus's naughty list.
So while most are thinking about -
"Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.
The stockings were hung by the chimney wit
**** Development Update **** Behind the Scenes ***
Well as promised a little sneak peak behind the scenes on the development of the new Dual Carb AoK intake.
And just to give people an idea of where this process is going, I have also attached the finished AoK triple intake
that followed this exact same development process.
So since our last update, which to recap was the completion of the core. Unfortunately I dont have a picture of the dual intake core, so I will attached the core fro
In reply to the request.. here is "the truck" and the Trip to Saskatewan.. It is a 1952 Fargo and the reason I attached the combine in the grainry... its a 1955 Massey Harris, and you guess it ... it has a 265 chrylser flathead in it.
The picture of Dad beside the fargo out in Saskatewan was taken as he looked at it and he had no idea, that I would eventually purchase it, bring it back and give it to him for his birthday in Feb 2002. The picture of me with the truck tucked in the garage, i
Well lots have asked about AoK where that came from, and what is the story behind the Asche and Kingsbury's and to be honest it really isnt as complex as some may think. The Asche thread dates back into 40's and 50's when many members of this branch of AoK were busy driving mopars. George's Dad was a Dodge and Chrysler man, as was his Uncle Harry Hines (who is still alive today). George worked as a mechanic at various garages, as well as started helping his uncle with his stock car. As time p
Originally Posted 29 November 2014 - 09:54 PM
Howdy Folks -
As discussed on the forum under various topics, my father Eddy Kingsbury, George Asche, his boys Rob and George III along with a buddy and myself developed a triple carb intake for the Canadian 25 1/2" big block flatheads.
We used the 50's triple that Eddy Edmunds produced and dramatically improved the flow of the intake as well as made a number of changes to the design to dramatically improve the performance (torque and RPM) over o
Welcome to the “Keeping Up with the AoK boys” blog, or in other words, Ramblings about Vintage Mopar Performance stuff with the Kingsbury's and Asche's
This Blog really originated after several forum members suggested I should start a blog. After discussions with the p15d24 site owner, my “brothers”, the guy who calls me his “3rd son” rofl, George Asche, and a few forum members, I decided to take the plunge.
I will start off apologizing in advance to all of the above ! Lol, in other words, be
I've been asked a lot of things by a lot of different people in my life. Giving advice, lending a hand, being politely asked to leave..., they are all generally of a similar class of requests such that not many are ever a surprise anymore. That was true most of my life until as of late. Now I'm getting surprised all the time. Here's some examples.
Looking for any and every excuse to drive my truck, I took my kids to a birthday/costume party. In a few minutes parents were asking for kids to pose
I used to worry about big things. Can I really do a McArthur on the frame and survive. Will the gas tank fit. Does anything forward of the spliced midsection of the frame actually work. Will the DMV let me drive it. Can I afford to keep doing this.
Now I think about little things. Ignition switches with real Dodge keys. Blinkers signaling inside the cab. That paint chip on the tailgate. How to keep the smell of gas out of the uninsulated cab. How I will sound proof. If I should redo the doors a