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Old 03-02-2004, 05:32 PM
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New guy in town

Hi folks. I probably should have posted an intro here a week ago, but, I AM a newbie, and we don't always do things to code, or else we wouldn't be newbies, right?
I am just starting to work on a 29 Whippet 2door coach streetrod (looks a lot like a 32 Ford) and I have already posted a couple of qusetions in the Interior and Engine forums. I've already received several answers which have been helpful. I am trying to figure out how I will stuff a small block into a 24" long engine bay. Is a small block under high compression smaller than one under low compression? Anyways, this is my first build of this type, so I will have MANY more questions, but this sure seems to be the right place to come. I have worked on several cars, rebuilt a few engines, from a 38 Chrysler flat head 6 to SBF's, and I've done a fair bit of bodywork. I am also a woodworker, which will probably come in handy working on a car with a wood floor and body frame. I also think an exotic wood dash would be cool.

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Old 03-02-2004, 07:04 PM
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Hayu welcome from us too,dandb
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Old 03-03-2004, 04:47 AM
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Welcome,
How about some pics in your gallery and life will be a little grander.

Always nice to see the real McCoy,
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With that tiny thing I would think it might be easier to go with one of the hotter V6's. It would give you a bit more room in the engine compartment, be a bit better on gas and would still have the same power to weight ratio of most regular size 30's cars equipped with V8's.

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Old 03-03-2004, 05:45 AM
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what about a 2.9 ford v6 engine??it's a small, reliatively quick motor, and that triple snorkle intake manifold would look really cool if it was chromed.maybe use the powertrain from a bronco 2 .
I am not saying this because i'm a ford fan,cause i'm not.but i have a bronco 2 and for a 4wd it's pretty quick(not fast though).and really reliable,(did i say that out loud?)

anyway,next time you see a bronco 2 with a 2.9 , have a look at it,it looks cool and diffrent.mike
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Old 03-03-2004, 08:02 AM
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Welcome Whippetguy! I knew a guy in the neighboring town with a restored Whippet- it will make a cool rod!! I say go with the V8- you never have too much power... you can get it figured out. I had to move the firewall back 6 inches in the J just for a smallblock and I was gonna do the hemi thing... it can be done with a little planning! good luck to you!!
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Old 03-03-2004, 03:14 PM
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Whippet, whippet good. Whip it into shape Just whippet, Whippet good.
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Old 03-03-2004, 04:13 PM
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Thanks for the input, folks. A V6 is a definite possibility, though I would still prefer a small block. I would just have to sit in the back seat! I read an article that showed how to get 500HP out of a 4.3 with a Paxton supercharger. Ah, that's just a dream, but a good one. As 38 soecial says, Whippet, Whippet good. I will try to get some pics in my gallery tonite. Stay tuned.
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Old 03-04-2004, 10:17 AM
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are you planing on puting a ford in your ford or using a small block chevy. a realy cool idea would be a flathead. anyways welcome and good luck with the project.
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Old 03-04-2004, 04:21 PM
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My Whippet was actually built by Willys Knight. It only looks like a 32 Ford. The avatar is only temporary until I can get a good shot of my car on there. unfortunately, that's not it, but it will look just like that when I'm done, actualy.
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