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Ramblings about Vintage Mopar Performance stuff with the Kingsbury's and Asche's

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If you missed a chance to get an AoK intake, we maybe able to help! - SOLD

Update: To all the kind words we have received over the years and since this post thank you. The AoK intake setup is on its way to Gary Street for those of you wondering if its still for                 sale or who got it.  Oh and yes, it was spoken for pretty much within an hour of it being listed with a few backup homes looking to Adopt the Piece of History!     So you missed out on our last (and most likely final) run of AoK intakes and are kicking yourself. Unlike ot

Nifty at 90 - Happy 90th Birthday to the Chairman of the Board - AoK Racing - George Asche Jr (Born Saturday February 6th 1932)

Sunday February 6 2022 -   Guess who turns 90 today ?    The answer to that question is -  George Asche Jr,  born  February 6th 1932!   Here is an great article that  was published in the local paper earlier this week, celebration   "The Nifty at 90  -  George"     If you want to call George and wish him a Happy Birthday,   his number is  814-354-2621 although around 4pm on his birthday  he likely wont be answering the phone until 7pm. I cant confirm

Floor Shift Concepts for Mopar Column Shift Transmission - Part 2

Hello folks -      Back in 2017  I started a thread on  floor shift concepts.  It kicked off with Paul Flaming   @pflaming  who had made a shifter for a straight 3 speed.   He was planning to work on a version for an overdrive and got a prototype which was a 2 shifter concept.   The other one was Ron Allworth's who  had made one for a buddy.  He had gave consideration to try and make production versions but the demand wasnt there,  a lot of people were really hoping for

Potential New Product - Offset Air Cleaners

*** note:   Hang in there and at the bottom  of this article, you will be asked if you have any interest in a potential new product.   For now over 30 years we have been making AoK  Triple carb intakes  for the  25 1/2"  Canadian  flathead engine,   found in  Chryslers from 1937,  Desoto's from late 37/38,  and  Canadian built  Dodge /Fargo trucks,  Plymouth,  Dodge cars since 1936.  Prior to that George Asche has been making triples from factory intakes from both the America

Merry Christmas & Happy New Years from the AoK boys

Well folks as 2021 starts to wind down we reflect on the 2nd year challenging year us a row under a global pandemic.   With now over 5,412,000 dead world wide,  over 837,000 dead in the USA, over 30,000 dead in Canada,   2% of everyone who gets it dies and   just over 24 million active cases in the world right now, of which just over 11 million of those are in the USA it’s a very challenging and stressful time.   While its easy to get caught up in the effects on our lives from unable t

To Heat my intake or not? Subtitled: Running water from an engine to heat an intake a good idea? NO!

1st we should start about heating intakes, and to make it easy this is primarily about Chrysler/Dodge/Fargo/Desoto/Plymouth intakes on Flathead (L-Head) engines from the 1930s-1950s and I would also refer you to read my article on multiple carbs.   Chrysler Corporation was building cars and trucks to run 12 months a year and under conditions that range wildly in terms of how hot, how cold the climate was as well as different levels above sea level.    This is going To be at a more

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Tim's winner of the #1 performance item for the Mopar flathead engine - Pistons and Rods

Folks - Im excited to be able to share Tony Smith  big announcement    A key member of the Montana Dodge Boys involved in multiple land speed records.   MONTANA DODGE BOYS VINTAGE LANDSPEED RACING - Home (fastfourspecial.com)   As many know my family and friends have been known to dabble in high performance Chryslers (Desoto, Dodge, Plymouth, Fargo) engines and while the Kingsbury side of AoK racing is more 25 1/2" motor based, the Asche side of AoK ra

Happy 89th Birthday to the Chairman of the Board - AoK Racing - George Asche Jr (Born Saturday February 6th 1932)

I thought for  George's 89th Birthday I would let you folks in on a small sliver of his past.   A story I am sure many of you have heard and one I have heard from both George and his Uncle Harry Hein's, the Legendary Stock car driver of Car #90.  Interesting,  my Dad, Eddy Kingsbury who was born less than a handful of days from George's birthday, had long before ever meeting George, heard about an old Desoto Roadster with a Chrysler 6  beating a Hemi Powered  Drag Car at the Flying Mile.   Yes,

The Worlds Greatest Intakes - AoK

Hi folks -    The good news folks, is that the AoK Boys will be making another run of our AoK Intakes;   The bad news is this will likely the last run we do...   More at the end of this note, but as requested by many, a look back at how the intakes came to be...     It was over 20 years ago that  George Asche Jr and Eddy Kingsbury (both Feb 1932 babies)  we hanging out at Chrysler Carlisle, or The All Chrysler Nationals.   Along with George's son Rob

Floor shift concepts for Mopar column shift Transmssions

Howdy folks - Coming from another blog topic, which strayed down a back road, came the idea of  transmissions for Mopar Cars and Trucks that were post 1940 that came with  Column shift and the normally column shift transmission was modified or the linkage was to turn it into a 3 speed floor shift transmission. So this isn't about taking a vehicle that had column shift and putting a transmission for the 1930s or a modern floor shift transmission to make the vehicle floor shift. This is

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George update, and AoK Intake updates

Howdy Folks -  I thought I would do an update on a few topics.  1st the most important one being my buddy George Asche Jr.  George who was hospitalized a few months ago continues to  be regaining his health at a rate  I think everyone including he himself find remarkable.  I was down last week and helped him build another engine and a bunch of other thing.   He continues to work through a long list of promised work, from engines and over drives, to intake, carbs and linkage. The last AoK ra

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AoK intakes.. Shipping and going going going.. gone

Howdy Folks - Well the good news is  the new AoK dual carb intakes for the 23 1/2" USA small block flathead Mopars  started going out the door last week.  As well  the AoK triples for the 25 1/2" Canadian Big block flathead Mopars that have been sold out for over a year are also available and  shipping.   More details and what the look like on this blog entry. The good and bad news..     Good:    If your on the list for either a dual intake or a triple your covered.    Your

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The Grand Master Turns 85 today !

February 6 1932   my good friend and second Dad, the Grand Master of Flathead Mopars -  George Asche was born.     Yesterday was his surprise Birthday Party and today is George's 85th Birthday!     The picture below  is rumored to be when George Graduated High School, but I think really that should be a diploma of future Flathead Chrysler, Desoto, Plymouth, Dodge/Fargo's mastery !    In the background is his Dad's Dodge truck which George still owns today!   Happy Birthday George!

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My Dads Original " 1938 Desoto/Plymouth "Approved Service" double sided porcelain dealer sign.

This was my Dad's  original 1938 Desoto -  Plymouth Approved Service Dealer Sign. My Grandfather  had a later Desoto-  Plymouth sign and a Chrysler -  Fargo Trucks sign hanging on the outside of his shop, which he built after he retired from Chrysler Corporation. It was a 42" sign and of course Dad always admired it.     When Grandfather passed away the signs were sold at auction and the pair sold for $18,500 and after their sale Dad almost immediately started looking for one.  Years later

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The Living Legend,Shirley Muldowney's Mother has passed awa

Shirley Muldowney's Mom,  Mae Scarborough Roque passed away today, in her 100th year.   I had the chance to chat  With Mrs Rogue. What a wonderful lady. How proud she was of her "little girl" putting those boys in their place on the track. In her 100th year She had quite a life.    Our condolences to Shirley and the entire family       Mae Scarborough Roque JANUARY 3, 1918 - JANUARY 9, 2017

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Single Carb Intake, Dual Carb Intake, Triple Carb Intake, why not more ?

·         ·       For Decades I have listened to people talk about Flathead Mopar 6 Cylinder Engines in terms of intakes, what is the best carb configuration for their particular situation.      Discussions on putting two carbs and those who claim to be sure that is too much carburation or that it will use to much fuel. Then every once in a while the discussion of 3 carbs comes up, and that almost always sparks the debate on how it would take a race motor to need it, or how the en

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Merry Christmas & Happy New Years from the AoK boys

Well folks as 2016 starts to wind down we reflect on the year and what a different year it has been. It seems like just yesterday the new year started and here we are in December! What a magical month December is. The countdown to Christmas is well under way. Santa Claus parades throughout the world. Cities and towns lit up every night with fabulous Christmas light displays. School kids and churches putting on Christmas plays and pageants. Hopefully hearing the sounds of coins and bills dro

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AoK George Asche Jr Ltd Edition Intake - now available!

Finally the AoK George Asche Jr Ltd Edition Intake for the all  23 1/2" USA flathead Mopar engines has been completed and is in production. The pictures below has prototype linkage for the 1933-1938 Cars and all trucks and power wagons. You may notice that the left carb linkage bar has been cut short, and is not hooked to the left carb. That is strictly for prototype purposes and the production versions have a longer bar  That allows for a linkage bar to come down from each carb to the

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Today I lost my second Mom..

Folks - I started to write this note on Monday on what was the 80th Birthday of my good friend, George Asche's wife June's 80th birthday. June has been in extremely poor health for the last 14 months and has surpassed all of the medical experts estimates. The last few weeks have been a struggle but when I dropped by to visit with flowers as I have done for now close to 20 years, she smiled, thanked me and tried hard to carry on a conversation. She was a very cool lady. She was both extremely

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Freds 55 Fargo Goes Dual Carb and Exhaust Build

In this sport its funny how many times ones path crosses with a kindred spirit, This blog entry is of just such a person, whose daily driver, and I do mean year around daily driver, got another performance improvement. Not its first and not its last.   Proud to have a good friend of the AoK boys document his baby's latest performance update.   Here we go - As Fred started out -   "Hey all, had a suspicious package arrive today at the local Canada Post Office inside the General Store.

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The all Mighty Cam - Flathead Style

As suggested by Captain Fred in his blog entry on his 1940 Plymouth build, he wanted something done on cams.   Well, that can be quite a topic, and while you can find all kinds of article on the "inter-web" on how cams work in an engine, my goal is to put a Flathead Mopar slant on the topic.   Of course as my Grandfather used to say, an engine is nothing more and a large vacuum pump. Your cam turns lifting up intake valves, as pistons are being turned by a crank and that cre

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As Promised - The story of the "Worlds Fastest Flathead…. Motorcycle. The Monster Lives on!

Well The Monster Lives... again..   As I hinted in past blog entries I knew and know where the legendary Plymouth Motorcycle is. I was in touch with its owner Louie Fisher a few years ago after he had acquired the motorcycle along with a buddy from the Dean Hensley estate back in 1992.   They had actually taken it to a couple of antique motorcycle meets in the early 90s and eventually took the big plunge to restore it. Recently they have taken the project from a basket case with no viable dr

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Free for all thread - issues, problems, want advice ?

We hear from people regularly who want another opinion on something, or feel the general forum doesn't fit their needs because they want to ask - where can I buy ???? Or is "$x" to much for this or that.   This is not a replacement for the buy and sell section of the forum, and for what it costs it is hugely under utilized. But if you maybe need a picture of a part you want to use to put up on that section asking to buy one, maybe we or a member can help you with it.   Post away and we

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Adapter plates to utilize a modern floor shift A833 4 speed overdrive on most Mopar Flathead Cars (ready to ship)

Hi guys -   As covered on the earlier blog entry, we have an adapter kit that allows you to bolt up a modern A833 floor shift overdrive on to your stock bell housing. Please read this blog as it covers a lot more details.     We recently got a new supplier, and have kept the aircraft grade aluminum. The have drilled and bevelled holes for the flush mount and come with the appropriate bevelled bolts, and have threaded holes were required. The truth is we could have d

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Nostalgic Chrysler Flathead Racing Blog

I was asked if I could start a Nostalgic Chrysler Flathead Racing thread.   Of course, Plymouth, Dodge, Desoto, Fargo and Chryslers are all clearly included as are things like a friend of the families who have a Flathead Chrysler in a Model T Ford.. If it has a Mopar Flathead in it, well it likely belongs here.   Of course from Stock Car to Drag Racing, Walter Chrysler's engineers have had their fingers in the racing pie pretty much since the birth of the Chrysler Corporation.   Along th

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