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Offline Shaggy

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Are all barrel valves created equal?
« on: May 13, 2018, 10:01:29 PM »
What i mean is, i just bought a 2 port hilborn without a barrel valve assembly, can i throw a barrel valve off of a different injector on there? I realize the spool needs to be sized right to the application and ofcourse they have a different amount of outlets so can i just plug the outlets and go?

FYI this is for a vintage rebuild, i have a 329" olds that was girdled, blown and injected. I'm rebuilding into a weekend playtoy either fed or comp coupe. It'll probably be set up for race gas at this point
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Re: Are all barrel valves created equal?
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2018, 05:33:46 AM »
Out of curiosity did you just get this off eBay? My reason for asking is a coworker had one listed and I kept telling him to bring it in so I could look at it!

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Re: Are all barrel valves created equal?
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2018, 05:53:45 PM »
Yea i did, yesterday. I'm waiting for hilborn to get back to me, but it should be somewhere around 1960-61 production looking at serial numbers

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Re: Are all barrel valves created equal?
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2018, 09:59:30 AM »
I saw pictures of it and it looked really clean like very little use and stored in a dry area!

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Re: Are all barrel valves created equal?
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2018, 11:08:08 PM »
I saw pictures of it and it looked really clean like very little use and stored in a dry area!

Well i get it in the mail tomorrow, but i already have the records back from hilborn. It was bought by "Archie's Garage" in june '59 for a 480" chrysler and says "bill Iskedarian" next to that. Well after doing a ton of research tonite i found Archie's garage was owned by Archie Ary and i'm guessing he must have been sponsored by isky since i was able to find a source saying he ran isky markings. He also founded the coulton drag strip in the 1950's.

Anyway i'm pretty sure i have photo's of it new now!

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Re: Are all barrel valves created equal?
« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2018, 05:40:25 AM »
June of 59 and for a 480” Chrysler that’s a big inch engine for 59!!!

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Re: Are all barrel valves created equal?
« Reply #6 on: May 16, 2018, 10:26:46 PM »
June of 59 and for a 480” Chrysler that’s a big inch engine for 59!!!

Probably a 1/8" overbore and 5/8 crank, they had bigger balls when it came to boring things back then