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Old 12-23-2001, 05:56 AM
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Come on guys what kind of engine do you think would be cool to put in a rod but you never see. Dare to be differant !!! ROY

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Old 12-23-2001, 03:26 PM
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I like big caddy engines 472, 500, 425 these engines don't need much hotrodding take the 472 for example it's 375hp and 500lbft torque and in stock form will take a 250hp shot of nitrous over and over. edelbrock makes a nice intake and with a flange kit big block chevy headders fit, theres a couple of companys makine all kinds of stuff for them and if you use gears in the 308/323 range in a light body you have a rocket add the nitrous its the twilight zone
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Old 12-23-2001, 04:50 PM
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Roy, you know I have to agree with Tom, but another good engine would be AMC 360-401.They both run good,hop-up parts are available,and most people think its a chevy until they notice the dist. up front.Once the 500 is in my f100 and done I'll find a 70-71 Hornet to put one of the 2 401s under my work bench into.
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Old 12-24-2001, 11:34 AM
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how about a chevy straight six, maxed out?
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Old 12-24-2001, 12:29 PM
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I always wanted to do a chevy six I'd go with 307 pistons and rods put in some main studs and use a pontiac 301 turbo to get it cranking then hook it to a TH425 an stick it in the back seat area of something for a nice mid engine effect
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Old 12-24-2001, 02:45 PM
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Now don't laugh, how about a early 66-69 Porsche 911 flat six in a t-bucket with an adapter to hook to 700R4 trans. These engines were light weight, air and oil cooled, triple barrel webers on each side. The fan shroud would draw air through the grill. They have a dry sump oil system and hold approx 13 quarts in the oil tank. Hey just an idea.
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Old 12-24-2001, 04:33 PM
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i got a 472 caddy put away for some good use. if i pro street my caprice, im gonna do the 472, th400, and some serious nitrous.
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Old 12-24-2001, 05:51 PM
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its not one thats not being done but i am wanting to use a northstar in a coupe or tudor its not anything i have researched to see how it fits but its what i would like to build
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Old 12-26-2001, 07:14 AM
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how about a chevette with a sraight six,with chevy s-10 ,frame and rearend.could use 350 trans. cut frame to fit.make a nice little sleeper
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First off. The porche air cooled motor and a 700 r4 auto will not work. The engine twists the other direction like a bug of corvair engine.

I haven't seen two many Buick Nail heads lately. About a year ago I almos bought one for the motor to put it in my 88 LeSabre Estate Wagon. Would have been a good combo too.

Another motor I thought was neat I saw in a late 60s Pontiac. It was a straight six with an overhead cam. I thought it would have been real cool in my budys 57 210 with a set of side draft carbs and dual exhausts.

How about a Desoto Hemmi in a 53-56 ford / mercury truck with a 700 r4 trans.

Oh how I love bench racing!!
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Note: Porsche 911 engines rotate clockwise, this would work with a 700r4.
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I'm a mopar guy and one of the coolest things i ever saw was a slant 6 done up in a '73 valiant. It was totally nasty. He had it on the dyno and had 206hp!! at the rear wheels. Not bad for a 225 cid motor. He also had 3 2bbl carbs on it. Now that's not something you see every day.

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Sorry, I was wrong on the Porsche engine. I double checked in one of my books and it soon pointed out my error. I must have assumed that because speedsters twisted backwards like the corvair and bug the 6cyl porche was the same.

I think that the adapter from the Rod Simpson hybrid kit would work to couple the motor and trans.

Please forgive me

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No offense taken. To tell the truth after reading your reply, I doubted myself and had to refer to an old mauual that I had from when I used to work on those alloy, timing chain eating, rod throwing, valve sucking, fine german automobiles.
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Sounds like a good motor choice for a streat machine. Hearing you say it like that gives me new understanduing for the existance of a kit to install a chevy small block in one
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