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08-11-2009 05:04 PM
old fords I know its an old post but I was wondering if there was any new info on it
01-27-2009 08:21 PM
coldknock Nah, the truck was hacked up long before I got involved . Johnny, the owner of the truck, is kinda backward but he's a hoot. I finally got him to put a firewall in and make some changes to the cage so it's relatively safe now.

01-27-2009 06:36 PM
PapaG Did you cut out the inner fender part that is part of the cab yourself?
I have a SBC in one right now, but I am looking at a BBC now. It has been in a friends Nova bracket car for several years. He has gone to a alcohol engine that was in his sons bracket dragster. A lot more engine. He is having to run a throttle stop to keep it hooked up and going down the track.
01-27-2009 03:48 PM
JRACER Cool. Pics of the engine out would be cool as well.
01-27-2009 03:30 PM
coldknock The engine is out at the moment. I'll get a few when we stuff it back in.

01-27-2009 02:22 PM
JRACER Cool, thanks. We tried an old pair of Camaro big tube headers, they were close, but ran into 2 or 3 tubes hitting. Oil filter would clear, but the problem was they hit the frame. We are also trying to do this on a tight budget, and the $530 set of uncoated headers is more than I want to spend at the moment. Maybe someone has a good used set out there, it would probably be really hard to find though.

Do you have any pictures of the engine in your Luv truck?
01-27-2009 02:10 PM
coldknock One more thing I thought about,

You will need a remote oil filter mount. the only alternative is a very short filter like an AC Delco PF454. The left side header doesn't allow for a long filter to to be used directly on the block.

01-27-2009 01:53 PM
JRACER Thanks Larry,

I will try and get some pictures and post them up some day soon.

01-27-2009 01:14 PM
coldknock They are for a Vega, pn. 2240. They have 2 1/8" primaries and a 3 1/2" collector.

The only issue I had with them was was the low profile oil pan we used. There's no interference with the pan kickout but one primary tube is very close on the right side. It's not a big deal on a drag car, it helps get the oil up to temp a little quicker, but you'll need to use a standard pan for any extended driving.

01-27-2009 10:23 AM
JRACER Awesome little project. May I ask what tube size headers that you used on this? Or even better if you have the part number from Hooker that you used?
I am building a 72 Luv BBC myself, and have run into header problems.
10-21-2008 06:01 PM
10-20-2008 07:32 PM
C-10 1.35 60 foot. Yeehaw! That'll flatten the eyeballs.

Two thumbs up.
10-20-2008 05:11 PM
coldknock Thanks guys.

We're taking it out again this Thursday night for test-n-tune. I'm going to do some plug chops, change jets if it needs it and try a tapered 1" spacer under the carb to see how far I can get with that. Then I'll go a little harder on the launch until it starts to spin too much. Right now I'm taking it easy on the launch, 3500 rpm. I'd like to see a 5.90 out of it before i go to the giggle gas.

10-19-2008 11:26 PM
dinger Nasty!
10-19-2008 08:06 PM
Only Racing Very Neat !!
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