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Phil Weiand (who lost the use of his legs racing at Mines Field, now LAX, in 1934) inspecting raw castings before machining. "Phil [Weiand] was very knowledgeable about sand castings, which is an art," Burke says (paper in hand), who was Weiand's sales, advertising, and promotion manager. "He had the first high-rise intake manifold for Ford Flatheads. The carburetor was 6 inches higher than the intake manifold, moving along the air/fuel mixture at a good rate of speed and not puddling when it got to the bottom of the manifold."