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Re: Shovel to Pan
« Reply #25 on: December 28, 2017, 02:05:05 AM »
He didn't say anything about cylinders, but he did say the top end was garbage, so who gives a shit if he puts Pan heads on a Shovel?
I knew a guy who turned a 1967 Ford station wagon into a two door. Why? Because he could, and so he could go into the parts store and order parts for a '67 Ford two door wagon, and watch them struggle to find it in their books.
I imagine hbkeith going to his parts guy and ordering parts for a '66 pan, and then proving he has one.
     that's similar to how the talk all started , guy showed up with a guy we didn't know and the guy saw the 66 sitting in corner with no topend and asked if that was a 65Pan

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Re: Shovel to Pan
« Reply #26 on: December 28, 2017, 01:48:37 PM »
It always starts out as a 'project' and seems to snowball into a 'job'.   I still think the Panhead idea is cool.  The aftermarket Panheads fitted for Shovel cylinders is probably the way to go. As stated, the OEM heads are slim and beat up. 

I know a guy up in Brooklyn who actually put Evo top end on a Flatside lower.  It was a real nice build and a very solid runner. 
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Re: Shovel to Pan
« Reply #27 on: December 28, 2017, 03:32:16 PM »
Axtell created the Shovelution back in the late 80's.


http://www.axtellsales.com/shovelution-cylinders/

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Re: Shovel to Pan
« Reply #28 on: December 28, 2017, 03:46:46 PM »
With a few more beers - suggest one cyl a shovel and one a pan.
If unique is what you seek. I have only seen a couple like this.

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Re: Shovel to Pan
« Reply #29 on: December 28, 2017, 04:37:07 PM »
yea, unique it will be but not for me, PanShoveloution.  Isn't that the beauty of it though? It doesn't really matter as long as you dig it.
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Re: Shovel to Pan
« Reply #30 on: Yesterday at 06:42:51 AM »
I ran a set of shovelheads on a 57 pan with my pan jugs, for a lot of years. Some one had made a new hole and plugged up the old one, so they worked on pan jugs. That was before we had the after market cylinders.

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« Reply #31 on: Yesterday at 06:53:15 AM »
I had a '52 Pan with Shovels on it, you just used the Shovel cylinders too. Then you run a hard oil line from the oil pump to the rocker box for oiling.
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Re: Shovel to Pan
« Reply #32 on: Yesterday at 01:59:20 PM »
You could spend a lot of money on a set of Pan heads and still not be as good as Shovelheads.

That same money spent on Shovelheads would put you way to the good.

The only thing the Shovel can use beyond stock is three bolt exhaust flanges for a rubber mount (a solid mount motor doesn't need them).

Dual plugging them can help some too (since the combustion chamber is so big).
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