|03-07-2013 12:29 PM|
|NintendoKD||Dont get me wrong, the straight six is by far my favorite engine. If I could source one to put in the. At I would. 6equals eight had some good stuff for the old sixes, edgy still grinds cams for em. Lots of guys on the HAMB are knowledgeable about them. As well as p15d24|
|03-07-2013 03:05 AM|
The 230 flathead 6 was used until at least '59. It would be the easiest, but not the fastest. I'd imagine one could be had for a reasonable price. There are still hop up parts fior a cool vintage look.
|03-06-2013 11:07 PM|
My first glass beading cabinet was built from a old oven parts
Ive got an old dishwasher sitting in the basement that's going to be converted into a parts washer as soon as the wife leaves on her vacation
|03-06-2013 08:58 PM|
|03-06-2013 08:54 PM|
|NintendoKD||Leave it patina, clear over it throw a couple blankets over the seats and drop in a magnum 360, which includes converting to 12v. Well..... There is more than one way to skin a cat. I would love to toss a 440 and 727 into it, I even know just where to get one.|
|03-06-2013 08:50 PM|
"I want something unique"
So you are going to use a small block Chevy?
I agree with Latech, sell the small block and buy a 360, then it will be unique. Not only that but think about when you are ready to move the Savoy. Mopar guys are not going to want it becuase you bunged it up whith the Chevy, and Chevy guys are not going to want it because it is a Savoy. And lets face it a 54 Savoy is an acquired taste which the vast majority of non-Mopar guys are not going to invest in.
|03-02-2013 05:14 PM|
|03-02-2013 04:58 PM|
Should be pretty easy to sell some chevy engines you have to buy a nice MOPAR crate 360 for in the Savoy.
I have a SBC in my clothes washer, they come clean but I aint proud of it. LOL
|03-02-2013 12:27 PM|
|cadillacdave1||.020 overbore machine work might be cheap but then you may need oddball sized pistons which may cost you more. Just bore it the standard .030 and get cheap off the shelf pistons. Overall this is more cost effective and simpler.|
|03-02-2013 11:08 AM|
|03-02-2013 11:04 AM|
I'll look into that, I know a guy with some old Mopar rearends lying around, he needs some work on his wifes car. May be able to trade.
|03-02-2013 11:02 AM|
I have a 305, that I pulled from a kids 65' impala "ran it out of oil" I can use that to mock up the install. I'll post pics when I get it into the garage. It is going to sit REALLY low, as in, pan scrapingly low I have a set of ramhorns so I should be able to pull it off, either way. I got the approval of the route 66 car club here locally, they are rooting for me now.
|03-02-2013 10:56 AM|
I thought about that, the slant six is my favorite engine besides the HEMI six, and I would love to have either one of those. for budget reasons I have to use what I have.
|03-02-2013 08:21 AM|
the :lt-1" you have? what happened to the used ported vortec engine build?
post some pictures of the car
|03-02-2013 07:30 AM|
I would look for a later rear axle, I don't like working on the old tapered shaft-key drums, I think they still used the trunion u joints, go all modern, There is a wiki on converting to later axle shafts here on hotrodders.
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