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The cover of Cyclone product catalog from 1949.
A Cyclone 3x2 Ford Flathead intake from the Dick Martin collection.[1]
A Cyclone quick change rear end center section.
Cyclone Ford V8 flathead heads.
Cyclone Cadillac heads.
Cook/Cyclone Lakes Style Headers.
A glimpse inside the shop. Photo courtesy of Cyclone Racing Equipment.
A Cyclone Equipped Doane Spencer clone. Photo courtesy of Cyclone Racing Equipment.
The engine in the Doane Spencer clone. Photo courtesy of Cyclone Racing Equipment.

Cyclone Racing Equipment of Los Angeles, California has an extensive history in the birth of hot rodding. Cyclone are a part of Cook's Machine Works, and they are still located at 4845 Telegraph Rd, in the same shop that they started out in the 1940s.

Cyclone's range of products includes flathead Cadillac heads, flathead Ford V8 heads, 3x2 intake manifolds and quick change rear end center sections. All these are still being made, and can be ordered for your car.

Contact Information

Cyclone Racing Equipment
Cook's Machine Works
4845 Telegraph Rd.
Los Angeles, California

Cook's Phone= 323-ANgelus 8-6571 (same # since the 40's)
Cyclone Phone= 626-DAnbury 9-2815 (same # for last 10 yrs)

Cars Featuring Parts Manufactured by Cyclone

Russ Freund's 1924 Ford Model T Roadster - The Take Out T
Buddy Hinman's 1931 Ford Model A Roadster
Bo Bertilsson's 1932 Ford 5-Window Coupe
Hank Negley's 1932 Ford Roadster
Kevin Preciado's 1932 Ford Roadster
Delwyn Triska’s 1936 Ford 5-Window Coupe

Intake Manifold
Russ Freund's 1924 Ford Model T Roadster - The Take Out T
Kevin Preciado's 1932 Ford Roadster
Jack Morgan's 1934 Ford Roadster
Fred Cain's 1940 Ford Coupe
Mike McAuliffe's 1940 Ford Deluxe Fordor Sedan - The Second Time Around

Quick Change
The Lee Chapel Tornado Special Streamliner
Mickey Thompson Challenger 1 Streamliner
Woody Lee's 1924 Ford Model T Roadster
Bert Letner's 1925 Ford Model T Roadster
Bill NieKamp's 1926 Ford Model T Roadster
Kevin Preciado 1927 Ford Model T-Roadster
Bill NieKamp's 1929 Ford Model A Roadster
Kevin Preciado's 1932 Ford Roadster

Quick Change Center Section
Larry Shinoda's 1932 Ford 3-Window Coupe - Chopstick Special

Butch Carlton's 1932 Ford Roadster


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