Originally Posted by BOBCRMAN@aol.com
Small block Ford engines do not fit well in Model A Fords. They are too long.
Bull pucky!!!!! These kinds of statements are 1960's true, prior to different length water pumps, oil pans and headers, etc
SB Fords are actually 27 inches long vs the Chevy almost 28 (27.88 to be exact*) and are both 22" wide.
There is NOTHING difficult about fitting a SB Ford in an 'A' chassis. This is mine - zip, zero, nada problem fitting it in place - and it is ~2 inches set back - my choice to keep tho a TCI error. Complete with LONG water pump, 29" long plus had I wanted to go that way, enough room for a mechanical fan:
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