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Old 11-14-2009, 04:39 PM
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what is the best complete donor car?

with my Ratrod project, I'd like to keep it simple using an engine that can use readily available mounting for the engine/ trans so, ither a SBF or a SBC... body will be 48" wide at the rear and the frame is a basic T bucket type frame, 26.5" wide and will use a model A spring on the rear... what would be the 'best' donor, for me to use the engine/ trans and rear end? HP doesn't really matter. it won't take much to make it move

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Old 11-14-2009, 05:58 PM
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It really does not matter that much. I used the rear end out of a Nova for my model A...Had to get some wheels with deep back spacing for the rear so my track width would not be too wide. If I were you I would get what motor and trans that I wanted and then use a Ford 9 inch rear end and have it narrowed to fit.
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How about a wrecked 1/2 ton 5.3L silverado or maybe a 4.6L F-150? It'd cool to see a more modern engine in a rat rod.
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I was thinking about a 4.6, but not from a truck.. OBD1 4.6 crown vics go cheap in my area... wrecked trucks or modern engines usually run 2-3K at least, which is out of budget for this project
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