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Old 12-26-2012, 12:19 PM
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The angle of the bend in the hinge is 115 degrees.
Thanks SnowRaker.
I'll check the fit based on the 115 degrees.
I'm currently working on the rearend and getting the correct width based on using Micly Thompson 30x12-15 tires with the American Racing wheel "Torq Thrust" 10" rims. I have to cut down the rear housing and axles and also have the wheels bolt pattern converted from 4 to 5 lugs.

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Rear wheels

I know I'm going to have a problem getting wide enough tires for the SB. They didn't design enough room in there. I've have avoided that issue, but will have to face it soon enough. I went the four lug to five lug route also with junk yard parts. I'll probably have to modify the fenders to get something like yours to fit; then again my rear end (Ford 7.5 locker) will probably break before the power ever gets there to light 'em up.
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Old 01-22-2013, 03:37 PM
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I know I'm going to have a problem getting wide enough tires for the SB. They didn't design enough room in there. I've have avoided that issue, but will have to face it soon enough. I went the four lug to five lug route also with junk yard parts. I'll probably have to modify the fenders to get something like yours to fit; then again my rear end (Ford 7.5 locker) will probably break before the power ever gets there to light 'em up.
I finally received the wheels about two weeks ago and have measured how much I have to reduce on the rear. Once I had that I ordered a new set of axles and bearings (from MoserEngineering.com) with 9" housing ends that will fit nicely on the end of the narrowed 8.8 rear. The new axles are really nice and will work much better than the c-Clips onn the 8.8. I'm also going with disc brakes for the rear. Moser Customer Service is real good and helped figure out a few things. It should be a nice setup after I get the rear narrowed. Good luck with your SB. I'll have post a few pictures soon. Yours looks real good.
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Old 01-25-2013, 08:13 PM
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I finally received the wheels about two weeks ago and have measured how much I have to reduce on the rear. Once I had that I ordered a new set of axles and bearings (from MoserEngineering.com) with 9" housing ends that will fit nicely on the end of the narrowed 8.8 rear. The new axles are really nice and will work much better than the c-Clips onn the 8.8. I'm also going with disc brakes for the rear. Moser Customer Service is real good and helped figure out a few things. It should be a nice setup after I get the rear narrowed. Good luck with your SB. I'll have post a few pictures soon. Yours looks real good.
I'm planning on putting in a 460 BigBlock Ford motor in my 34 Ford Coupe Streetbeast. Not sure much might have to be modified to make it fit. Also has anyone used a particular header model besides huggers/shorties in their 34 Ford? Thanks
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Old 02-13-2013, 08:42 PM
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I am here to extend any help that I can in building the 34 Coupe although its been quite a while since I have built mine from Classic Motor Carriages. One good thing is that I am still driving and enjoying my car when weather permits which should give some hope to those who haven't finished their cars or picked up unfinished kits that someone else did not finish. This thread could be a great help to those that need it and I think it is a good idea that it was started. Just my 2 cents.
Hello . I'm building a 34 Ford Coupe Streetbeast and have a question. Do you know what header will fit when using a Ford 460 Big Block? Thanks Daryl. Any help would be appreciated
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Old 02-13-2013, 08:44 PM
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Bob I didn't have to change a thing with my fenders as I used the correct wheel and tire size recommended at the time by CMC. It was all listed in the CMC manual.
Hello . I'm building a 34 Ford Coupe Streetbeast and have a question. Do you know what header will fit when using a Ford 460 Big Block? Thanks Daryl. Any help would be appreciated
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I can help a little, I still have all the manuals and video of the build, the car I have is a 34Classic Motor Carriages the same company, Street Beast. Just let me know if you need the Info. My car has a 302 with a B&M blower, and is a tight fit for the car making it hard to clean an work on. I have a friend that has the same car with a 350 chevy and he has a lot more room to work around. Just might help with choseing a motor.
Hello . I'm building a 34 Ford Coupe Streetbeast and have a question. Do you know what header will fit when using a Ford 460 Big Block? Thanks Daryl. Any help would be appreciated
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This article could turn into a good Wiki, making it easier to navigate specific problem areas.
Hello . I'm building a 34 Ford Coupe Streetbeast and have a question. Do you know what header will fit when using a Ford 460 Big Block? Thanks Daryl. Any help would be appreciated
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Old 02-14-2013, 07:58 AM
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Hello . I'm building a 34 Ford Coupe Streetbeast and have a question. Do you know what header will fit when using a Ford 460 Big Block? Thanks Daryl. Any help would be appreciated
The '34 SB or CMC KIT was designed to use either a small block Chevy or Ford engine. When purchasing the kit you needed to let the manufacturer know which engine you were going to install in order to get the correct engine mounts. I doubt even SB or CMC would be able to help you with your question if still in business as you decided to go with something else. I guess you will have to mount your engine and do a lot of measuring. I used a shorty header when starting to build mine back in '92. Its been a long time but I remember many of the aftermarket company's back then having shorty headers to fit the small blocks for the CMC '34.

Just looked through my file of paperwork from back in the early 90's when I started my build. Found a invoice for my Headers from a company called ENOS Custom Components for $149.95 plus shipping dated 12/7/92 for my '34's Aluminized Shorty Headers for Angle Plug heads on my ZZ4 Series Chevy Motor I installed back then. Just looked online and ENOS is still in business located in California. Look them up and give them a call and tell them what you need. You never know they just might have something for you.
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Daryl,

Your most important concern right now is where to weld the frame mounts so that they line up with where the motor mounts are on the engine.

Of course this already assumes you have your driveshaft selected and measured out.

So once you have the driveshaft, trans length and engine dimensions, you can then calculate your frame mount location and the get some measurements that take into account the location of both the firewall and front fender spacing for your exhaust headers regardless of manufacturer.

Hope that helps!

Jay "The Armchair QB" K.

Ps. Don't forget to take the trans support bracket measure into account as well!

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Hello . I'm building a 34 Ford Coupe Streetbeast and have a question. Do you know what header will fit when using a Ford 460 Big Block? Thanks Daryl. Any help would be appreciated
I don't have a big block, I have a 5.0 H.O. in mine with full lenght headers they were stock on the Mustang. I got an aftermarket set without the dents in them like the stock ones have. No problem with fit, But I don't know if you could run them without cutting something.

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You'll have to admit, that Ford big block looks nice sitting in a "Ford" rather than the usual GM small block.
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Hey gentleman I see a lot of talk of wheels and tires. I am in a similar situation myself trying to figure out which way to go. For the heck of it I put the wheels and tires off my camaro on the 34 just to see what it would look like. To my surprise they almost fit. The rear is 15X10 with mickey thompson 325/50R15 and the front is 15X3 skinny's with mickey thompson sportsman skinny tires (forget the size off the top of my head). The rear actually has plenty of room on the backside. The sidewall was just a hair too wide for the front side of the rear tire.

My thought was a 15X8 with 5.5" backspace in the back with maybe a 255/60R15 and the front a 15X4 with 1.75 backspace with a 175/80R15 tire.


Here it is with my camaro wheels and tires.












Here are the new wheels I got.








And the tire sizes I was thinking about.








What do you guys think about this?
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The above looks terrific!

Our Rear Tires are General Altimax HP 255x60x17. The fronts are 185/??/15's on 15 inch wheels.

Jay K.
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