|09-19-2011 09:31 PM|
Just get the whole front wheel drive front stub with the V6 and graft it in.
There is a 57-58 Coupe DeVille running around this area with a sideways northstar in it, pretty cool...and different.
|09-19-2011 08:30 PM|
|NAW-T 4-T||THATS the info I needed fellas! thanks again!|
|09-18-2011 06:30 PM|
GM cars of that period had extremely strong frames. They were of a "top hat" style and as long as its not twisted or rusted through it will serve you just fine. I ran my 41 Chevy pro-street car (454) on a stock frame with a Mustang II ifs and disks. Believe me, a V6 will not overpower your stock frame.
"The best car safety device is a rear-view mirror with a cop in it." - Dudley Moore
|09-17-2011 08:35 PM|
|09-17-2011 06:43 PM|
|NAW-T 4-T||thanks for all the great info guys.. and that 478 is a beast alright! LOL! so you think a GM V6 be slapped into the 40 with a stock front end is possible? maybe some custom mounts? heard someone saying as long as the frame is solid should be okay..|
|09-17-2011 05:08 PM|
Hell yes a little Buick/GM V6 would be a great choice. Personally, I say to hell with all the FI and electronic junk but that's just me. There is NOTHING simpler than a good old little V6 or inline six with a carburetor on it.
|09-17-2011 03:34 PM|
Also, completely the opposite of what you want to do, but you can't have a list of v6's without the 478 cubic inch 60 degree GMC v6:
What a beast.
|09-17-2011 03:04 PM|
You can use a 3.8L Buick out of a 4th gen F-body with the supercharger from one of the FWD w-bodies, or even a supercharged 3.8L essex from the Thunderbird S/C. If you don't want to go supercharged you can get the 4.2L from the f-150 which is a stroked 3.8L essex. There's the 4.3L V6 from chevy that's 3/4 of a 350 and the I6 and I5 out of the Chevy Trailblazer and Colorado, respectively.
I would also suggest an automatic overdrive transmission with a deep first gear like a 700r4.
|09-17-2011 02:45 PM|
|swvalcon||Look into the 4.3 chev v-6 everything for a 350 small block will hook up.They can be built to fairly good power but than you may as well go 350.|
|09-17-2011 01:55 PM|
|09-17-2011 01:28 PM|
kinda odd question..
..and please guys don't laugh but..
I'm sure you've all heard the question "what frame/subframe best fits a 40-41 Chevy sedan/coupe" and I've seen the answers posted.. but my question is.. whatever route I decide, has anyone put a newer V6 in it? (don't laugh!) I was thinking of staying with a smaller injected motor for fuel and reliability? i know this defeats the whole purpose.. but whats your guys thoughts on this?