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Old 10-16-2004, 10:26 PM
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I'm starting a street rod project using a 1930 Model A coupe. I plan to use a Ford 302 with a C4 transmission. My question is.... will the 302 fit in the model a frame? My goal is to have the outside of the car look stock, except for the wheels and a 4" drop Axel. Hope someone can help me out.

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Old 10-17-2004, 07:07 AM
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How novel..a Ford powered Ford!!

Get a shoe horn!! No ...just kidding...it should fit, use some block hugger headers and one of those motor mount and tran's mounting kits and you should be fine. Find the "Rod Builders" mag and CK out the articles and products there.


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Old 10-18-2004, 08:44 AM
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I just put a 351W automatic in a 1928 Ford AA truck. A 351W is a Ford small block like a 302. It will fit but you will have to do some modifying to the fire wall and use an electric fan due to the water pump being to long. The steering configuration is a little tricky but not impossible.
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Old 10-18-2004, 10:42 AM
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The SB Ford is one of the narrowest of the V8s................it should fit.
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I've seen a 302 in a T- coupe. it should fit......
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Piece o' cake. There's plenty of room for the small block....How about an AOD rather than the C4? Plenty strong enough, very simple to set up and it's got the OD thing going for it. Good to see a Ford in a Ford
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Built a Model A Coupe with blown flathead and C4. A 302 will fit fine. Are you going to box the frame? I used the Dagel X member kit and it worked great also stiffened up the chassis. Before I welded in the X member/boxing the frame I could put the frame on 4 jack stands, one at each corner of the frame. If I removed one jack the frame would actually sag almost to the floor. After I welded the X member and boxing plates I could remove one jack and the frame would not move a 1/4"..........what a difference.
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olerodder - I know you are a new guy here so probably have been doing what most of us did 'In the Beginning' and that's post to a very old thread. Unfortunately, this one is over 8 years old . I wasn't a member then, but probably would have done so with my '31 roadster being built then but now long finished.

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olerodder - I know you are a new guy here so probably have been doing what most of us did 'In the Beginning' and that's post to a very old thread. Unfortunately, this one is over 8 years old . I wasn't a member then, but probably would have done so with my '31 roadster being built then but now long finished.

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Thanks Dave, I guess I should have looked at the posting date.......next time I will.

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use an electric fan due to the water pump being to long.
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No matter how old the thread is, somebody can still learn from it.....


http://www.snowwhiteltd.com/PDF/ShortieWP.pdf

You are correct - and it is an historical archive/file/thread with the OP having gone well past his particular need or at least I hope he has
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