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Old 08-25-2008, 02:53 PM
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The distributor looks great. It sure looks like it can come out without headaches. I know the motor is at an angle which makes the distributor get closer to the firewall when pulling it, but it does look promising. Maybe try pulling it when you get closer to building motor mounts. You may never need to pull it, and even if you had to lower the front of the motor by taking out the rubber mounts to do a repair, that's not really too bad.

The height of the motor: You need to work everything at once, like steering clearances on box & tierods, oilpan-to-road clearance, fan-to-crossmember, etc. It almost gets to a point where there is only one place the motor "can" be.

A high-ish looking motor is not such a bad thing in a hoodless 30s rod. Take a smaller profile motor like a flathead or SBC and when those are in the correct place, these motors sometimes seem lost in the compartment, as far as how low they look. That's why they look cool with blowers and other larger intake systems.

Maybe take a side view from further away to try to visualize the exhaust that you plan on.






I can't help but smile, that's so cool looking in there

I'm not a sbc hater really, I just love to see a unusual motor now & then.....and I think a Y block is such a nice style.

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Old 08-25-2008, 03:47 PM
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Ok...I had to ask though. Guess it is not as much as I remember.


I was going to hotrod mine (56 F-100) until I went to the 06 supernats. There were only 4 Y-blocks in the whole thing.

At cruise ins and small shows...I get more attention than the high dollar vehicles. Most people have never seen a Y-block.
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For me you just underlined another reason to do it, it is unique!

I will admit the catalyst for me was the Overhaulin' 1930 Model A, see engine below:

http://www.rodandcustommagazine.com/.../photo_05.html

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Wow! That is awesome! Definately unique.

No wonder you are going Y-block. Sounds like a great idea.
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Just something that popped into my mind concerning the firewall/motor clearance. I've seen fellows cut out part of the firewall/floor and rebuild it with an old wheelbarrow or part of a wheelbarrow. Looks very sanitary.
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