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  1. 2 points
    My slant spanks a lot of V-8's... I raced a 5.0 Mustang with a 5 speed at a quarter mile track. I won 2 out of three races on a dare and some $$$ and beer involved. I lost the time slips from this race, which was over 20 years ago! My 1969 2 door Valiant has a 8.75" rear end with 3.73 ratio from US Gear, over .500" lift camshaft(not going to give away the actual specifications), headers I built using Clifford and a vintage set of Edelbrock headers I found, a A833OD transmission, and a Holley 4 BBL. When I raced the car, I had a 465 CfM Holley. For the last decade, I stepped down to a 390 CFM 4 BBL. I think that the 390 is more efficient than the 465, at least according to my spark plugs. But the engine really screamed on the top end more with the 465.... I temporarily put 3.55 gears in the car for now too. The 3.73's are the way to go! So I will be putting them back in at some point. I have earned a lot of respect from naysayers over the years. And I want to see what I can do with a flathead next. So far, the flatheads that I have built have all been stock.... That will be changing soon...
  2. 2 points
    In October 2016 I drove my 1965 Barracuda with a slant six , 904 automatic transmission, and a 2:76 rear end on Route 66 from Joliet IL to Santa Monica CA. The total trip from Michigan to California and back 5889 miles. I ran 60 to 70 MPH for most of the trip and got 21MPG average mileage. The slant six is a great motor.
  3. 2 points
    Frank Elder

    Time for an overhaul...

    I have always put a strong magnet in the bottom of the oil pan before reinstalling the pan.
  4. 1 point
    I know they will do that Jack. My cousin used to shut down 283 Chev’s with his, as well as several 318’s.
  5. 1 point
    bifford

    S-10 Chassis for B1B body install

    you can see my entire build here https://www.facebook.com/Whiskey-Wagon-Build-736850696462235/ Enjoy
  6. 1 point
    Made a set of side mounts with 1.5" DOM tubing with poly inserts. Looks like this will work and easier than finding a stock front mount.
  7. 1 point
    thebeebe5

    Time for an overhaul...

    I've heard of folks doing that, @Frank Elder. Also heard of madnetic drain plugs. I wonder if I could afix a magnet to this drain plug. It's obvious someone repaired this pan at some point as the drain plug area has been brazed, but I don't know if it's original or not. Its huge though.... requires a 1 1/4" socket...! I could easily drill it out and press fit a strong "rare earth" magnet in it prior to reassembly....
  8. 1 point
    59bisquik

    1955 C1B Build Thread

    Got the engine in on the mounts and frame trimmed for the headers.
  9. 1 point
    John-T-53

    Todd Build Thread

    Make sure you have an extinguisher handy, never know what a cat might do!
  10. 1 point
    MoparMontana

    F-headed Mopar sixes

    Ignore epoxy. Porting work.
  11. 1 point
    MoparMontana

    F-headed Mopar sixes

    digging through old photos...
  12. 1 point
    ggdad1951

    Todd Build Thread

    sill/rocker beams in and seats out of the donor (and my helper)
  13. 1 point
    You are right about it being a 332, in the over 50 years since it happened I had forgotten about that engine. In 79 I bought a new Dodge aspen with 225 engine. Other than looks, it in no way resembled the 61 engine. Those pre emission engines would run hard. The teacher was not trying to scare me, he wanted to know who it was. 427 had no trouble running down anything anywhere? Unless it was a blue Plymouth with a 43 on the door.
  14. 1 point
    thebeebe5

    Time for an overhaul...

    Have to duck out of the shop early today so time for one more job. The oil pan. It was rusty inside. It was rusty outside. The only thorough way I'll be able to get the rust and leftover goop out is to bead blast it, and if I bead blast it I'd better be prepared to clean it thoroughly. Don't need a left over bead sneaking into the fresh engine. So, I drilled out all the baffles. Brian looked thrilled and thanked me for the extra TIG work I'd created. I've never been accused of not being able to create work. Now that it's clean inside and out I'll just need him to plug weld all the brand new holes shut for me.
  15. 1 point
    thebeebe5

    Time for an overhaul...

    The assembled pistons rods and rings will be stored until I have the rms in hand.
  16. 1 point
    The company offering an S10 conversion for older trucks (Dodge included) is Code54. There website is http://www.code504.com . They offer several options, including a package deal with power brakes. Not sure how much of the S10 has to be retained, and how much of the Pilothouse can be kept intact. You might have to use the S10 dash etc, which I would not care for. I have a 19 B!B woody wagon and at first they said the kit would not work. But after speaking to the owner, we agreed that it would work, but I might have to do some additional fitting, since my truck has a flat wood floor and not a pickup bed. Mike
  17. 1 point
    thebeebe5

    Time for an overhaul...

    Today's progress... pistons mounted to rods and rings installed. I'm awaiting that neoprene rear main seal so I can't finish the bottom end until it's in place. No worries. Plenty to do. I marked all my piston tops with an arrow pointing forward so that when I install I'm sure all the oil pee-holes are oriented correctly to lubricate the valvetrain. Installed double spiral locks in one side of the piston, oiled the contact surfaces up well with Torco engine assembly lube and slipped the pin in, then spun in two more spiral locks.
  18. 1 point
    Uhhhhh,don't want to burst any bubbles,but he was trying to scare you,not outrun you.
  19. 1 point
    Tim Van Pelt

    Id-L-do Special

    Yes Sir it is a very nice place to grow up/live in. Just big enough to get almost everything you need and small enough a guy can get away and not see another person all day long.
  20. 1 point
    I prefer the sound of a flattie over the /6
  21. 1 point
    55 Fargo

    F-headed Mopar sixes

    Oh oh your gonna need to make more of these to sell in here...
  22. 1 point
    MoparMontana

    F-headed Mopar sixes

    These? I found a few I few final holdouts on my desk drawer. Get me your address...
  23. 1 point
    48Dodger

    S-10 Chassis for B1B body install

    Great looking truck bifford! I don't think you'll upset anyone here on the forum, there's been plenty of S-10's done and no one's feeling were hurt. My Bonneville truck has a 96 Ford T-bird IRS and I still get to hang out with everyone here...lol. doogan, I think you're doing the right thing and finding a build that's finished ....better not to re-invent the wheel until you've build a few yourself. Member "buds truck" documented his build using a Dakota frame quite well. Do a search for his posts and maybe get a feel of what can be done. Maybe you'll catch something we missed....:) Hey bifford! We love build threads.....:D 48D
  24. 1 point
    I installed this vacuum can on my car several years back. I can get 4-5 swipes after I shut my engine off.
  25. 1 point
    I don't drive the convert in the rain, if I can avoid it. Have gotten caught out when rain began......well, so be it.....it got wet. My windshield leaks at the outer, lower corners.....water runs down the dash and onto your foot. Also gets onto the motor thru the grille and the openings in the hood where center trim attaches. I don't ever wash the car either.......just wipe off any dust, then wax. Been doing that ever since the new paint job several years ago. And, don't forget the Rain-X.


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