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Old 09-21-2007, 04:51 PM
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4.3l chevy

i would have to say i would build me a 4.3 v6 chevy and hide all of the electronics in the cab of a s10 king cab pickup and drive the thing untell it died

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a rolls royce merlin engine. what id use it for i dont know, but thats what id like to build!!!
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Old 09-21-2007, 11:39 PM
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note the 'for sale' sign.
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his is easy. The 331 desoto hemi from my great grandpa`s 58 desoto and put it into a 30 or 31 ford model a with a 6 inch chop a 4 inch channel and z`d frame front and rear. I actually do plan on building this car one day. Just an idea I`ve had since I was 12 years old. I`m 23 now
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Old 09-22-2007, 06:51 PM
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Ford 250 I6, turbocharged, intercooled, Alloy head. ect... put in a '23-'27 T Bucket.
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I was thinking maybe a stroked and poked 392 hemi with a blower in a old Willey's body big meats out back slung nice and low with a really dark purple almost black with metal flake and lots of chrome would be cool.
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I would start with a Indy bbcrysler aluminum max block bored to 4.80 with a 5" stroker crank. a set of wiseco 10.5-1 pistons, 6.8 eagle 3d rods.
jesel timing belt set up . external oil system

heads would have to be Indy 600-13 heads with 2.40 int 1.90 ext valves with jessel 1.6 roller rocker .

cam - 297 int 305 ext @ .006 lift dur .690 lift int & ext 110 lobe sep roller cam.

Indy single plane manifold with 1250 dominater

2 1/8 primary 4" collecter custom made headers.

If I could build something like this I would put it either in a 68 barracuda or a 70 duster and run it in the pump gas 10.5 street class. its nice to dream isn't it.
How about a 1943 Rolls Royce Merlin V-16 aircraft engine stuffed in a altered/AFX stlye 1969 Ford Mustang...with laser straight black body and clear lexan hood. Black chrome, stainless and nickel plating everywhere. For the street of course! Could this be my next project?
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Something goofy like a supercharged 225 slant six Dodge in something even goofier: My '62 Lancer hardtop that became a roadster in the early '80's when a tree fell on it and the owner took a hacksaw to it.
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Kind of different..I would build a 300 Ford six with an aluminum crossflow head and three S&S carbs..roller cam 1.6 rockers and put it a Vintage Oval Tracker and go to Bonneville or El Mirage with it..

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first choice : 401 buick nailhead,,,2nd choice :472 Caddy.................goes in anything !
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Aluminum block 417 Donovan, Hot Heads aluminum heads with roller rockers. Hilborn EFI on top of a 8-71 blower, maybe port injection also....This time put it into a Willys pickup. (If it would fit into an Anglia panel truck, I'd do that.)
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Stock 350 SBC.


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Old chevy straight six(prob a 250), twin turbo setup. Back it with a rockcrusher and a moderate axle ratio out back. Shove it in an old chevelle. That would probably anger some people, but hey its what I want.
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a cadillac !? do you remember the chet herbert 800+ci aluminum cadillac
dohc 32 valve heads . they advertice them in national dragster in the early 90,s. they where based on the 500 .
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302 of death

If i could build any engine I would build a 302 chevy hiiiii-compresion all roller top end 2 fours on a tunnel ram. 4-speed 4:88s straight axle 55 chev. Let that thing wind right off the end of the tach. Or a blown Hemi in a willys. Can you be a car guy and not love( or lust) after a Blown Hemi!!!! And I'm a die hard chevy guy. But hemi's are like being American we're not all the same nationality but we're all American. What ever you're favorite marque is you still have to love the vaunted H E M I.
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Rolls Royce Merlin in a P51D, or a Rolls Royce Griffon in a Spitfire Mk 14 .

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