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Rajo Head for 216 #1300739
Tue Feb 26 2019 06:02 PM
Tue Feb 26 2019 06:02 PM
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Frank50  Offline OP
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Any of you old timers remember actually seeing or reading about this Compound Induction Head for 216 Chevy? I know back in the day lots of things were tried and done to squeeze just a little more out of an engine. A few years ago when I was active on the HAMB forums there was a user that had one of these in a 53 Chevy Coupe, of all things. I know, a 53 car came with 1 of 2 versions of the 235. But this car had this intake setup on it. I wonder if it really added any performance?
Thanks.

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Re: Rajo Head for 216 [Re: Frank50] #1300758
Tue Feb 26 2019 09:01 PM
Tue Feb 26 2019 09:01 PM
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yar  Offline
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Frank,

Here's some more on this subject:

https://www.stovebolt.com/ubbthreads/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=831272

https://www.nwvs.org/Technical/Engines/RajoE033.shtml

How cool it would be to find one of those today. They are probably way more rare than Ardun heads for Ford flatheads.

Last edited by yar; Tue Feb 26 2019 09:01 PM.

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Re: Rajo Head for 216 [Re: Frank50] #1300790
Tue Feb 26 2019 11:43 PM
Tue Feb 26 2019 11:43 PM
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Frank50  Offline OP
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Thanks yar. I had forgotten that I posted on that thread in 2012. ohwell The jalopy journal link from 2008 shows some great pictures of the motor, the rajo head and intake, and carburetors, and her car.
Very cool.

Re: Rajo Head for 216 [Re: Frank50] #1300873
Wed Feb 27 2019 04:11 PM
Wed Feb 27 2019 04:11 PM
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Williams Auction  Offline
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I am an auctioneer and have been commissioned to liquidate the estate of a local "car guy". In his collection is a fresh 216 head with the RAJO setup. I think he had intended to put it in his 1950 Chevrolet 2 door coupe.
I am looking for the best places to market this head. It is unique and I am completely unfamiliar with it.


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Re: Rajo Head for 216 [Re: Frank50] #1300881
Wed Feb 27 2019 04:48 PM
Wed Feb 27 2019 04:48 PM
Justhorsenround  Offline
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I don’t think promoting your auction sale in GTT or anywhere outside the Swap Meet Forum would be in compliance with the site rules.


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Re: Rajo Head for 216 [Re: Frank50] #1300884
Wed Feb 27 2019 05:02 PM
Wed Feb 27 2019 05:02 PM
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Williams Auction  Offline
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Ok; thank you. I am promoting the sale but I am also hoping to learn more about it; like I said I am not familiar with it.


Williams Auction Service
PO Box 201
Henrietta, TX 76365
940.781.7484
Re: Rajo Head for 216 [Re: Williams Auction] #1300948
Thu Feb 28 2019 01:35 AM
Thu Feb 28 2019 01:35 AM
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52Carl  Offline
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Originally Posted by Williams Auction
Ok; thank you. I am promoting the sale but I am also hoping to learn more about it; like I said I am not familiar with it.

Your market will be somewhat limited in my opinion. This would be due to the fact that it will only fit a 216. Most folks who are running 216s is because they have a fairly decent original which still runs pretty good.
It probably would not be the best idea to just slap that setup on a somewhat tired 216. Not very many horsepower guys are rebuilding 216s because it is more expensive than rebuilding a 235.
A freshly rebuilt 235 will probably put out as much horsepower and be more reliable than a fresh 216 with that RAJO setup on it.
But one cannot deny the cool factor of that setup, and I am sure that there are a few out there who Must Have It.
If yours was for a 235, I would be pulling into your driveway already with some cash money in hand.
Carl

Re: Rajo Head for 216 [Re: 52Carl] #1304724
Tue Mar 26 2019 04:48 PM
Tue Mar 26 2019 04:48 PM
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EchoBravoSierra  Offline
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Originally Posted by 52Carl

Your market will be somewhat limited in my opinion. This would be due to the fact that it will only fit a 216. Most folks who are running 216s is because they have a fairly decent original which still runs pretty good.
It probably would not be the best idea to just slap that setup on a somewhat tired 216. Not very many horsepower guys are rebuilding 216s because it is more expensive than rebuilding a 235.
A freshly rebuilt 235 will probably put out as much horsepower and be more reliable than a fresh 216 with that RAJO setup on it.
But one cannot deny the cool factor of that setup, and I am sure that there are a few out there who Must Have It.
If yours was for a 235, I would be pulling into your driveway already with some cash money in hand.
Carl


My buddy bought the RAJO head. It will end up in his '29 Chevy Coupe. I think it went to the right person, and the cool factor will be high...

Re: Rajo Head for 216 [Re: Frank50] #1304834
Wed Mar 27 2019 04:44 AM
Wed Mar 27 2019 04:44 AM
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52Carl  Offline
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Good to hear. Glad that it went to a good home.

Re: Rajo Head for 216 [Re: Frank50] #1306062
Fri Apr 05 2019 02:44 PM
Fri Apr 05 2019 02:44 PM
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Frank50  Offline OP
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Also glad someone will use it, and not just put it on a shelf.

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