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Rough Spotters Guide for Intakes and their related technical information - Part 5 - Ellis, Thickson & McGurk

timkingsbury

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Ellis - Made intakes for Chrysler Corporation for the Dodge 331, 377 and 413 ci "super big" block truck engine.

They also made aftermarket intakes for both the USA small block and the Canadian big block 6 cylinder engines.

This intake is believed to be off a feb 1950 built 377 ci engine which was 4" bore and 5" stroke producing 154 hp at 3000rpm and 330 lbs of torque, 7 main bearing crank.

ellis big block for Dodge Flathead 6 - 413 ci

ellis big block for Dodge Flathead 6 - 413 ci

ellis big block for Dodge Flathead 6 - 413 ci

Here is an Ellis intake courtesy of http://p15-d24.com/user/296-ralph-d25cpe/

A nice example of the Canadian 25 1/2" big block - marked "Ellis Dual Power Manifolds" on the side and

"Dodge" "2 ton" "1 1/2 ton" on the intake runners

Ellis intake for 25 1/2  inch Canadian Lhead Engine - Marked  Dodge  1 1/2  Ton Or 2 Ton

Ellis intake for 25 1/2  inch Canadian Lhead Engine - Marked  Dodge  1 1/2  Ton Or 2 Ton

Here is another nice example of the Canadian 25 1/2" Big Block - " Dual-Power" intake with Carbs

Photo's courtesy of http://p15-d24.com/user/4694-scotia-steve/

Ellis 25.5 inch Canadian Lhead Engine Dodge   - outside view

Ellis 25.5 inch Canadian Lhead Engine Dodge block side view

Attached is a picture of an Ellis dual crab intake for a 23 1/2" USA small block

Advertisement and Instruction sheets: also to follow. I think I have some filed somewhere.

Thickson - I believe I have seen 3 different Thickson intakes over the years. This was the one I had a picture of. If you look close there are tabs for the linkage on the intake of this example.

It looks like a Tattersfield influenced intake and I do not know who made which 1st although given it is the later

Tattersfield that had the linkage tabs, I am thinking the Thickson came after the Tattersfield, but that is just a guess.

So this one is a work in progress.

McGurk - More known for Chev intakes, however they did make them for the USA small blocks I am told.

So this one is a work in progress.

* Note: this is the 5th installment on intakes and the 6th with be on Sharp. After that I can't help thinking there may be others I am not thinking of. So if you have any more examples instruction sheets, advertisement, let me know and I will continue the series.

As mentioned in the 1st installment my hope is to gather up the information and instruction sheets, maybe any technical stuff that came with them, examples of linkage etc so that eventually it can be moved to the forums technical information section.



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I just added another great picture of  the Rare Canadian 25 1/2" Big Block - " Dual-Power" intake with Carbs courtesy of http://p15-d24.com/u...4-scotia-steve/   He currently has the complete setup for sale in the classified section of the forum  http://p15-d24.com/classifieds/item/858-ellis-intake/

 

With a number of different carb variations used on these intakes I contacted Steve to get pictures for the blog and thanks Steve for sending in some great pics.

Tim

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