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#41 Modelmartin

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Posted 15 August 2013 - 04:51 PM

So what make of car should I put my AMT Allison engine in?



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Posted 16 August 2013 - 02:23 AM

Anything with a looong hood ;)



#43 Joe Handley

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Posted 16 August 2013 - 09:03 AM

Haven't built the Revell Deuce highboy roadster yet, but when I do I think I'll stick a 350/350 in it.  Red highboy, small-block Chevy, 9" Ford rear axle, four-bar suspension front and rear, maybe a set of steelies...can't get much more generic than that. 

Now that you mention it, that is almost the Concrete Barricade Beige Metallic Toyota Camry of Hot Rods. Nothing truely offensive, yet nothing to make you want to stop and look either............just safe and almost boring.




Never thought I would refer to a '32 Ford as boring?!

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Posted 16 August 2013 - 09:54 AM

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I have always wondered why the Chevy guys would not be seen driving one.  :lol:


There you guys being bias i am a chevy guy through and through id drive one with a 572 blown bbc with a built 12 bolt rear end see. Too many ford 9 inches snap like a twig

And the reason alot of people put chevy motors in there hotrods are for the simple fact that you can modfiy them more easy better performance more parts avaiable and more motor parts are interchangeable

Theres a guy in my town who owns a perfect condtion 66 mustang low miles and guess wat is powered buy

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Posted 16 August 2013 - 09:55 AM

Anything with a looong hood ;)


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Posted 16 August 2013 - 10:07 AM

Back in the 80's I had a 50 Ford pickup. It had a flat head in it and when winter time came, I had not checked the anti freeze in it. Well after a hard freeze one night, it developed a crack in the block. Parked it for a while after that.

I liked the truck a lot but couldn't afford a new motor.

A neighbor across the street worked at the local Chevy dealership and he had a garage behind his house that he worked on his drag car and other things.

He told me one day that he had just taken a 262 and transmission out of a car that the owner wanted a bigger motor in his. He offered to put it in my truck. He said they only made this motor a couple of years and didn't know how much trouble it would be but I told him to help me push the truck over and he could do it.

I didn't check with him for a good week and low and behold, he drove it back in my driveway.

It was an automatic trans. and from what he told me, it bolted straight up including the driveshaft. He said all he had to do was make a small adapter for the transmission to the frame and everything went right together.

I couldn't believe it.

From what he kept telling me, the truck was made for a Chevy motor more than the Ford flathead.

I had to make a gear shift extender for the floor board shift and this thing sure put some rubber down on the road.

The rearend was a good match and it didn't over rev. or bog down when driving. I finally traded it to a friend for a Corvair Monza.

Wish I still had both of these autos.

 

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Posted 25 August 2013 - 06:16 AM

So right and yet wrong?

 

Discuss

 

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#48 Greg Myers

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Posted 25 August 2013 - 06:48 AM

Brings to mind, back in the day when everyone switched to Chrysler power for their funny cars, didn't make any difference what the body was.

Then to make matters worse, in the eye of the purist, all of the track announcers and anyone talking about said cars always referred to them by the make of the body. :o not the engine.

The jest of it being, the Chrysler HEMI was KING. Sure Ford had their Shotgun SOHC and their Boss 429, Mickey Thompson gave us some other wonderful Hemi motors and the Chevy Porcupine Splayed valve BIG block 427 did a great job for awhile, but the Chrysler HEMI was King, :P not unlike the switch to the small block Chevy V-8 265 / 283 / 327 / 350. :D


Edited by Greg Myers, 25 August 2013 - 06:50 AM.


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Posted 27 August 2013 - 01:30 PM

1928 Pontiac 1079278_276225695853809_2066979480_n-640

 

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Posted 27 August 2013 - 01:38 PM

A very unique car ................................

 

 

Meanwhile , I still work on a variety of older cars for clients I've had for years . Most own either old Muscle cars , or old cars that need total restorations . I myself , I own a couple of Ford Flathead engines , one needing everything . My point is this . try pricing out engine re build parts . Sure Chevrolets are a dime a dozen . Parts are plentiful and you have a vast interchangeability . If yer looking for an in expensive way to have a street rod , buy the Chevrolet power plant . If you want Torque , hummmmm, Oldsmobile certainly comes to mind . Problem is , the amount of "Off the shelf"  speed equipment isn't as great . Same goes for a lot of Chrysler engines . They aren't nearly as tolerant with "Mix an Match " as even the Fords . If space is a factor , the Small Ford , 260-302 is a logical choice . Chevrolet fills the bill too. For pure nostalgia , try a 390 Cadillac , a Buick "Nail Head " , or a 34o Chrysler ................


Edited by Eshaver, 27 August 2013 - 01:51 PM.


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Posted 28 August 2013 - 11:50 AM

Just plain and simple : IMG00742201103121511-vi.jpg



#52 Joe Handley

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Posted 28 August 2013 - 12:48 PM

SBC witha single 4bbl, yup, about as plain as it gets.

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Posted 28 August 2013 - 01:32 PM



Haven't built the Revell Deuce highboy roadster yet, but when I do I think I'll stick a 350/350 in it.  Red highboy, small-block Chevy, 9" Ford rear axle, four-bar suspension front and rear, maybe a set of steelies...can't get much more generic than that. 

 



 

Yer just joshin' right ? :lol: If not ,that new (?) Stacey David kit is a good start. :D  Speaking of which, has anyone seen one built into anything? :huh:

 

 

How's this? Puttin' a blown Pontiac in my Rodent Toaster...

 

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Posted 28 August 2013 - 01:37 PM

Different ...................... B)