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Ohio Engine builder, head porters name #2988582
11/24/21 08:39 AM
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Who was the engine builder, head porter that lived in Ohio that passed away several years ago. I only talked to him twice and bought a set of T&D rockers for my 440-1 heads. Seemed like a real nice guy and I can’t remember his name.


1970 Duster
Edelbrock headed 408
6.143@110.85 mph
9.73@135.05 mph shifting at 6700 RPM
422 Indy headed small block
5.982@112.56 mph
9.42@138.27

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Re: Ohio Engine builder, head porters name [Re: pittsburghracer] #2988584
11/24/21 08:48 AM
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Nick at Compuflow?

Re: Ohio Engine builder, head porters name [Re: HardcoreB] #2988588
11/24/21 08:57 AM
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Nick Wilson


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'70 hemicuda...8 sec street car
'69 road runner 440 w/ Indy SRs
'69 road runner 440-6, 4 speed...Dad's ride
'71 Demon 340 resto project
'06 GMC 2500HD LBZ Duramax...toy hauler
'16 Grand Caravan SXT...baby hauler
Re: Ohio Engine builder, head porters name [Re: HardcoreB] #2988589
11/24/21 08:58 AM
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X2. Fits the description. One of the good guys. Medina, Ohio

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Re: Ohio Engine builder, head porters name [Re: pittsburghracer] #2988590
11/24/21 08:59 AM
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Might be referring to Nick Wilson. Super nice guy. RIP.


Rich H.





Re: Ohio Engine builder, head porters name [Re: pittsburghracer] #2988591
11/24/21 09:01 AM
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Sounds like NIck Wilson, His son Nick Jr. is still doing that work, and he is very good at it. I was there over the summer, my buddy was picking up a new KB motor.

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Re: Ohio Engine builder, head porters name [Re: HardcoreB] #2988612
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Originally Posted by HardcoreB
Nick at Compuflow?



Yes thank you. He had the set of rockers advertised so I called him and he asked where I saw the ad. He looked up the ad and gladly honored the price. Then I think he took down the ad. Lol


1970 Duster
Edelbrock headed 408
6.143@110.85 mph
9.73@135.05 mph shifting at 6700 RPM
422 Indy headed small block
5.982@112.56 mph
9.42@138.27

Livin and lovin life one day at a time




Re: Ohio Engine builder, head porters name [Re: pittsburghracer] #2988878
11/25/21 05:09 AM
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Nice to be remembered as a 'GOOD GUY'...

I hope one day they will talk about me like that? argue

Medium-John 'the head porter' lol... fan

All I got to do now is build a 9 second Duster with a Brodix small-block (on a pensioners budget)lol... drive


Carpe diem, quam minimum credula postero, thanx Horace!
Re: Ohio Engine builder, head porters name [Re: Gtxxjon] #2989009
11/25/21 12:16 PM
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I remember Nick telling me 30 years ago he had about 30 440 blocks stashed in different garages
all over the west side of Cleveland.
Fun guy to talk to.

Mike

Re: Ohio Engine builder, head porters name [Re: mkdart] #2989031
11/25/21 01:19 PM
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We have lost a lot of good guys over the years. And a lot that are getting up in age.


1970 Duster
Edelbrock headed 408
6.143@110.85 mph
9.73@135.05 mph shifting at 6700 RPM
422 Indy headed small block
5.982@112.56 mph
9.42@138.27

Livin and lovin life one day at a time




Re: Ohio Engine builder, head porters name [Re: mkdart] #2989044
11/25/21 01:57 PM
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I really miss talking to Nick and hearing his no-nonsense approach to engines and building race cars. He would never steer you to anything that wouldn't make you car faster or better in every way.
From what I hear Nick Jr. is keeping the good name alive up

Gus beer


64 Plymouth Savoy
493 Indy EZ's by Nick at Compu-Flow
5-Speed Richmond faceplate Liberty box
Dana 60
Re: Ohio Engine builder, head porters name [Re: fourgearsavoy] #2989109
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Would they still be selling the billet timing covers Nick was previously doing?


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