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Weight would be an issue. The 4bt is 745 lbs wet, that is 70 lbs heavier than an iron head BBC and 170 lbs heavier than an iron head SBC (of course in reality I should be comparing it to an aluminum head engine). It would require more spring for sure.
The transmission would also be an issue. I would want a nongranny 5 speed. Since it would be a truck tranny it will be heavy. I would like to stay out of the after market tranny adapters ($$$) if I did go this route.
Not to worry. Its about the same weight as an early hemi.



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Just my opinion, but if you build that 32 with the 4BT in you will own it until you die, or you will wind up giving it away.

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Just my opinion, but if you build that 32 with the 4BT in you will own it until you die, or you will wind up giving it away.

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Vince, I'm with you on that, Plus how many die hard 32 guys would let you park with them, seems now they are all using flatheads, which is good with me.

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Just my opinion, but if you build that 32 with the 4BT in you will own it until you die, or you will wind up giving it away.

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Anything is better than a SBC!
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...how many die hard 32 guys would let you park with them...

Bob, eagles don't flock! I'll be the rebel without a clue.
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Bob, eagles don't flock! I'll be the rebel without a clue.
Oh But they do sit in groups, some times even big groups.

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Oh But they do sit in groups, some times even big groups.

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Well then, I'll hang out with the big gay truck guys running 5.9 Cummins and huge dual stacks in their pickup trucks.

I'll have to iron the bill on my baseball hat flat.
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From experience, anywhere from a minimum $20 to upwards of $50K. The one I would tell you to avoid is already out of business.

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Vince if you are talking about the one's that you got your body from I read some where they got the company back and moved it back to where they came from.

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Speedline 32 (the old Down's Dearborn Deuce)

In January 2012 I made a deposit on a Speedline 32, the formar Downs Dearbord Deuce, to Ricky at Timeless Rods and Customs in Lula, GA. It has now been 8 months and all I have to show for it is vague promises. The Speedline 32 has great promise and is one of the few options if you want an up to date Dearborn Deuce. Time will tell.
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Best bang for the buck

You can probably rethink the hvac in a roadster and save some dollars. I am using a classic frame and I am very happy with it. They are out of So Calif. As for a body I went with a steel Rod Bod (since then they have sold out to an outfit in Denver Colo. but I think the same phone number forwards. Look them up in Sparks, Nevada.) The price of the Downs would probably more than cover the steel body. One thing to do is have the body lengthened 2". It makes all of the difference in the world. Love that you are going Ford in a Ford.
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Has any one had any dealings with fastlane speed and rod shop in mission ks.
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