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Thanks! Straight axle in a car isn't as spendy as all those fancy tubular control arms, and not much more work to install! I'm starting another straight axle car this year, and the totally rebuilt Econoline axle I found locally was $120 with all the new parts already in it. My Speedway axle kit in the Austin gasser was $800 ready to install.
Btw...I know younaernt running a moon tank....lol. it just read funny, as in "love moon tanks and halibrands".....problem with mine is its got a nova front clip and been tubbed...so re-working both front and rear wouldn't be cost effective....I would be better off to finish this one with my ghetto 70's vibe, then sell it to try and pick up something to build a Gasser out of...and I'm way to huge for an Anglia or 33 Willy's which would be my first choice....so likely would go with a tri five or even earlier.

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Btw...I know younaernt running a moon tank....lol. it just read funny, as in "love moon tanks and halibrands".....problem with mine is its got a nova front clip and been tubbed...so re-working both front and rear wouldn't be cost effective....I would be better off to finish this one with my ghetto 70's vibe, then sell it to try and pick up something to build a Gasser out of...and I'm way to huge for an Anglia or 33 Willy's which would be my first choice....so likely would go with a tri five or even earlier.
I'm 6' tall and 190 lbs. and just get into mine past the steering wheel! If I get any bigger I'll remove the wheel and put a QD wheels hub on it, so I can get in easier! It's only 42" wide inside, and the two 19" wide seats almost touch each other!
My car is too small for a Moon tank. It would look like a huge wart out front. I had an original late 50's Moon tank and held it up to the frontend, but couldn't find a place it looked right.
I'd love some old magnesium Halibrands to replace the Ansen and ET slots I've got now. Love the slots, but Halibrands are so cool! (and spendy!!!)
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Mantis what did loham do to you. I love it when hot chicks become drugged out drunken sluts it increases my odds. LOL

We should probably stick to what you dont know about engines and leave out what you dont know about women that will take a lot more effort to correct.
EPIC FAIL.

You guys are so proud of what you think you know... you can't even entertain the idea of something contradictory to your own misguided beliefs.

Alot of people live in a filter-bubble. No exceptions here either.

Guys, believe what you want. Little kids believe in Santa Claus.
We believe certain things because we WANT to believe it.
It's delusional, but so many people do it. It lets ya sleep at night.

Believe what you want. Sleep good tonight! Be happy!
I'm just some loony bird who keeps saying "the sky is falling! the sky is falling!"

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One thing about this hobby has always been: everyone has a different opinion about what they think WORKS.

I learned this when I was 16 years old, after talking to several different machinsts at different machine shops.
I was amazed at how they all seemed to contradict each other!
Ever since then, I knew what I was in for with this game.

Been playing it for years. Some things are still fun, some things are really annoying.
It's all about blood, sweat, tears, dollars, and hopefully some smiles along the way!
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We should probably stick to what you dont know about engines and leave out what you dont know about women that will take a lot more effort to correct.
This is comical.

Since you don't know me, you don't look like a complete fool.
But you should be more careful in the future.

You don't agree with my opinions, so you insult my experience.
Only a fool does that.

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.. If anybody ever tells me they want the dual quad tunnel ram look on the street, I always tell them GO FOR IT with the Summit/Weiand/Holley setup!

.. Hot Rod started to put up their SBC 350" 7 manifold comparison article online, but for some reason stopped at one page, instead of putting up a page for each intake/carb.(s) setup test like in the magazine... fortunately, I also have the magazine...

.. The Weiand Tunnel Ram that Summit sells in a kit with carb.s & linkage at a reasonable price is a STREET tunnel ram and perfectly streetable, including low RPM torque and good MPG (with sensible cam and gearing). Hot Rod tested it with the bottom level twin Holley 450's and said it ran perfectly right out of the box. Including, to their surprise, no unusual bogging despite mechanical secondaries, and NO DP, NO VS..!!! Summit had it a well tuned kit. It also outperformed EVERY other street and semi-race manifold at every RPM with MORE TORQUE and more HP. The only one to make slightly more top end power was the more race-oriented Eddy Tunnel Ram with much bigger carb.s (750 Dominators?), and they felt if the Weiand had been ordered with the 600 carb. option, it prolly would have beat the Eddy TR as well... but with slightly poorer low and mid-RPM performance, unless the VS's on the 600's would have helped there......

.. The Weiand TR with dual 450's would be OVERKILL, if anything, for your engine, HR was getting around 500HP from it on their 350", even bigger carb.'s would be more overkill... as in crappy running... oh, sure, it could be adjusted to sound like it was running good with dual 750's, but strap it to a dyno and it would have a sick torque curve... and waste gas doing it... I've seen numerous engines sound fantastically powerful subjectively, but put them on the strip or dyno and they fall flat compared to a well-matched combo... hell, some of them, just put a tach on them and you're disappointed..! Sure, 632 Mantis is giving you some incorrect info on street TR's, but he does make a few good points on not going overboard with mismatching things...

.. The article intro:

Carburetor Shootout - Carburetor Test & Review - Tech - Hot Rod Magazine

.. The impressive SBC 350/Weiand TunnelRam (engine for pictures only, not the one they tested on):


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Willys is big inside.

A willys with suicide Door should do nicely. Tons of room inside for big and tall guy.
A note here....Willys don't have suicide doors, unless you're talking rear doors on a 4 dr sedan. The coupes are std. door style. And they are not huge cars. Bigger than an Anglia or my little Austin, but smaller by far than many other American made coupes of the late 30's and early 40's.
And then there's the price! Bettter plan on a glass Willys coupe, as I bought and built my whole Austin for less than a bare '40-'41 Willys coupe shell would cost!
But the '55 Chevy is a big car, and a bit more affordable. You could get a running, driving '55 Chevy for what a Willys body costs!
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.. Those old Willys were made right here at Willys/Overland plant... still a lot of them around here... as are Jeep Wranglers made here and until last August, the Jeep Liberty (sometimes still called a 'Cherokee' in foreign countries that don't like the word 'Liberty') and, up until a year or so ago, the Dodge Nitro version of it...

.. Here's a slick, handy online calculator for RPM vs tire size vs rear ratio vs tranny gears vs MPH (click 'clear right' button before doing anything). Gives a great spreadsheet of info:

http://www.F-Body.org/gears

.. One of my current projects is a SBC 405", MoTown 220 cc alum. heads, Summit #1105 224/234 hyd. flat cam... it's on its 3rd or 4th set of heads and intakes and hasn't even run yet... LOL! . Another is Ford 351"M/400 block 2bbl. getting 400 crank, KB domed pistons, 214/224 cam, and 4bbl. carb. for an F150..

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Hcompton,I would like a chevyII also. a 65 or 67.I have a couple 283s
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No i mean to say add the suicide doors. That way you can make them open wide and fit your frame. I had a friend had one he paid nothing for it was converted to 4x4 for some reason it was cool. I think it had a big van 4x4 kit on it the tires were outside the frame and wheel wells.

I love the chevy II's myself. I got a line on a few rust buckets but looking for a clean one.
Since I own a car with suicide front doors, I can tell you they don't make access to entry easier. They actually restrict access to the driver's seat as it requires you enter past the steering wheel, where a normal opening door enters behind the steering wheel. Either way the doors open the same amount, but having to slip past the steering wheel is further complicated when most hotrrods have engine setback, which reuires the steering wheel to be setback also, and further limit entry on suicide doors.
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Since I own a car with suicide front doors, I can tell you they don't make access to entry easier. They actually restrict access to the driver's seat as it requires you enter past the steering wheel, where a normal opening door enters behind the steering wheel. Either way the doors open the same amount, but having to slip past the steering wheel is further complicated when most hotrrods have engine setback, which reuires the steering wheel to be setback also, and further limit entry on suicide doors.
6"3 and 310#...... shoehorn and butter is the only way I'm getting in or out lol.
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Picking up cam today, bought a comp 294s with lifters, $125 bucks still in the box!
248/248
525/525
Should work well I hope, may go 1.6 for more lift....
Need heads and hardware and I should be ready to get this show on the road!
After some good advice and some follow up reaserch its going to be the summit house brand 200cc /64cc
Or a set of pro-filer's.
So.....in summary,
360ci
10.5 comp
.041 quench
Comp 294s solid lifter can
200cc/64cc alum heads
Weiand tunnel ram
2 600 VS holley's
Msd ready to run dist/blaster 2 coil
Long tube 1 5/8 headers
3" exhaust, likely to dynomax race bullets.
TH350, shift kit, 3000 stall
Ford 9" 488 gears
Looking for 12:50's and a fun weekend beater...
Wish this snow would go away lol
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Looks good i love the 294s its simply one of comps best cams. I got one from ebay recently guy said it was new it arrived out of the box and with the lifters dropped in the box and rolled agaisnt the cam every thing had little nicks and surface rust on it. Total junk had to send it back after a big fight.

I just got a set of procomps and they look pretty dam good. 210cc intakes and all pix in my profile. But hardware was all custom setup by machine shop i fpund on ebay. Got heads roller rocker stud girdle guide plate screw in heavy studs and head bolts all for 990 bucks. I can send you the link if you want.

Pix of procomps

http://www.hotrodders.com/forum/memb...omp+heads.html

Summit brand is probably procomp as well. Or some other cheap casting. If you want cheap and good go with world of products motown heads they are cheap and do the job and avaible in 210cc intake runners. Edelbrock also makes a cheap head these days.
Summit's are Brodix IK200's, I had heard this from f-bird and the guy ibought my TR from, even come with a brodix warr card in the box.
Yah, for all the negativity I have heard about the procomps, a now know a couple guys using them from skip white's and im told he has his own hardware locally installed. One just made big power on the dyno using the procomp 210's. And he says the heads looked really nice, no surprises....$650 bucks!
I don't wanna turn this into a political thread about buy USA etc,but was surprised to hear how good they were, the first few generations of them were a disaster and always hit and miss on quality, but it appears that just isn't the case so much.
That being said, until there is some more info on them available I will likely stick wit the summits's.....1049$, 210 runners, and using the flow charts from brodix they should work very well......course I will likely screw them up with a little port work lol....but hey....
Oh and my cam, love it, jegs double shipped it to a guy I know,when he opened his order, there were 2 of them complete with lifters lol. So i bought the spare!
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Well you cant go wrong with brodix.

Are procomps made in china. Its not really a product i would think would be made in china. Now canada sounds right but probably us made. They are not stamped made in china that i can remember. I will look again.

Good score on the cam. 200cc heads a ram and 294 solid it should run well.
Oh yah, they are a Chinese casting, and the initial generation of them were problematic. There is a tooooooooon of info online about them....marketed as an Australian head initially, and poor quality control etc, so unfortunately they now have a pretty bad rep. That being said, the guys that I know that are using the newer genaration castings are having great success with them. It all depends on how you get them, if your getting directly from procomp I might be leary of their machining and their hardware, but alot of them now are being bought by places like the Skip white eBay store, and having their own local US machine shops go over them and install good parts. This also makes it much easier to return or warranty if the need arises. The bottom line is, bang for the buck, there's not much better and they have come along way from where they started.
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what is the icl and lda for that cam? make sure the valves are good quality.just port the exhaust side a little to make up for a non split.
If that car only runs 12.5s Ill drive back east and kick the tires off of it
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