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03-20-2013 08:39 PM
Highball
292 ci six....Good or bad thing

One is an S-15 with a 292 and triple Weber's and a full roller setup and the other is '37 Chevy with a 261 and a twelve port head and Algon injection. Both run times that are competitive.
Normbc9
02-28-2013 09:01 PM
496CHEVY3100
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if you have a watter front lot and a boat,good for a ancher. lots of torque lots of gas tractor power or boat ancher
And you are racing What,
02-26-2013 10:20 PM
Highball
292 ci six....Good or Bad thing?

Both the Ford 300 and Chevy 292 are fun to build and use. If you want to go all out Drag Racing both can really (if built correctly) give good times and performance. Neither are any cheaper but it is always fun to open the hood and show the car you just outran that there is an inline six in there. Two more to think about too are the Toyota inlines and also the BMW 6 series engines.
Normbc9
02-26-2013 05:31 PM
cliff tate
chev 292

if you have a watter front lot and a boat,good for a ancher. lots of torque lots of gas tractor power or boat ancher
02-26-2013 04:27 PM
496CHEVY3100
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Couple photos Cotton Perry.Nova 292
mabe they print this time. cottons Nova's. cyl.
02-21-2013 04:09 AM
geezer69 Self Racing
wanna know about the 292??
02-21-2013 01:23 AM
CNC-Dude
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I would if I could find one I've been following the inliners thread and waiting to here your production date.
As soon as I can get my foundry up and going I should be able to give a more accurate projection of when I can begin production. Im still making the fixturing and gathering tooling to machine them once I cast them.
02-20-2013 10:31 PM
64nailhead
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Glad to here you're considering an inline. DARE TO BE DIFFERENT. We, my son and I, did and we're still happy with the choice. I have no experience with a 292, but I don't think you'll find anyone that will give you a sound reason to not use a 292. The 292 is harder, but not impossible, to find and a little bit more expensive to build. We had the original, numbers matching, stock 250 in a 67 C20 that we bought so we stuck with it. The truck is a daily driver 365 days a year in upstate NY (yeah......salt, salt brine and liquid calcium.) We took a stock, 1 barrel, 145 hp 250 and made a 235 hp hopped up 250. The mods are modestly priced and worth it; basically zero decked, mild 252 cam, lumps, bigger valves, Tom Langden cast headers with dual cherry bombs, Offy intake, 390 Holley and junkyard HEI. GREAT fun. It makes ALOT of noise and turns heads. Everyone in town knows the truck (just from the sound!)

FYI - we put in a T5 and it made a night an day difference and best of all it cost $250 ($100 used T5, $65 basic kit and $85 '85 Astro van low budget clutch that bolted onto the stock flywheel.)

Hop over to inliners.org and those guys are great - they will provide 10 times more input than I can.

X2 on Bogie's recommendation of grabbing the Inline power manual by Leo Santucci - it was our bible.

If you want to see what a 292 can do, then do a search on Cotton Perry and you'll see what can be done with a 292 (and that was back in the '70's!)

But basically, if you're not concerned with 60 ft and 1/4 mile times, STICK WITH THE SIX

Good luck.

I tried to post a pic unsuccessfully

I discovered my issue with the picture posting
02-20-2013 09:07 PM
1Gary I do remember watching those 292's running in the 6 cylinder Alter classes. They would raddled your teeth buzzing up at the starting line.Amazing performance too!!!!.

Well those and the 300 Ford sixes.
02-20-2013 08:39 PM
64nailhead
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Originally Posted by CNC-Dude View Post
You can always bolt on one of these, there good for an additional 150 HP.
I would if I could find one I've been following the inliners thread and waiting to here your production date.
02-20-2013 06:56 PM
496CHEVY3100
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in the truck i think you will like the 292 , the torque this engine has you can run taller gears for better crusin speed ,also Clifford makes aluminum heads,4 barrel intakes and 3 1 barrel carb intakes headers and much more ,with aluminum intake and head it will be close to the weight of a small block v8 since the 292 is Much heavyer than a sbc, onlt 23 lbs less than a big block,also almost all chevy trans missions will work 4 sp 5 spd or automatic. but most parts from other I6 engines will not fit. one note glad to hear Cotton Perry name again he ran a 64 nova 292 to a national record,he is from Ringold Ga.
Couple photos Cotton Perry.Nova 292
02-20-2013 10:31 AM
CNC-Dude You can always bolt on one of these, there good for an additional 150 HP.
02-19-2013 09:00 PM
496CHEVY3100 Thought you might like this.
02-19-2013 08:11 PM
496CHEVY3100 in the truck i think you will like the 292 , the torque this engine has you can run taller gears for better crusin speed ,also Clifford makes aluminum heads,4 barrel intakes and 3 1 barrel carb intakes headers and much more ,with aluminum intake and head it will be close to the weight of a small block v8 since the 292 is Much heavyer than a sbc, onlt 23 lbs less than a big block,also almost all chevy trans missions will work 4 sp 5 spd or automatic. but most parts from other I6 engines will not fit. one note glad to hear Cotton Perry name again he ran a 64 nova 292 to a national record,he is from Ringold Ga.
02-19-2013 06:18 PM
sedanbob Back in the 60's, my girlfriend's Dad had a Chevy pickup with a 292 and a 3-speed stick. It ran circles around their 283 Impala, and 2/3's of the 327s in the area. You said you wanted a driver. Stock, in good shape, that will make a fine engine to get you around.
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