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Old 09-16-2020, 12:20 PM   #61
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Put a 283 in it with a T5 transmission and a Ford 9" rear and of course hydraulic brakes and drive the car like you want to drive it. I started with a stock car and this is were I ended up, just wish I did it in the start instead of trying this and trying that with model A & B motors, 39 transmissions.
Sounds like a idea. Thowing good money after bad can become an addiction. I sense that 99.9 percent of the forum members agree. ;-) Did you have to cut out firewall to make her fit?
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Old 09-18-2020, 11:53 AM   #62
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Just had to cut the firewall in the center the width of the distributor. I then made a small box and welded it back in. Looks like it was made that way if done correctly. It allows just enough room to get the distributor cap off.
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Old 09-18-2020, 02:04 PM   #63
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Not trying to insult you,but if you can't make a stock model a reliable ask yourself if you have the chops to build a hotrod.

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Old 09-18-2020, 02:21 PM   #64
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Sounds like a idea. Thowing good money after bad can become an addiction. I sense that 99.9 percent of the forum members agree. ;-) Did you have to cut out firewall to make her fit?
Hey Dannl,
Been there done that, i. e.- chev in A.
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If you are a hot rod guy at heart...go for it.
However , IMO, an A is the car world champion....of simplicity ! If you cant figure out A problems, you will not enjoy the more complicated V8 in A rodding problems. However, if done CORRECTLY, that rodded A will, IMO, fit your need !
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It will be less aggravating to buy a done A Rod. Less $ also, in lot of times. Go shopping. I believe you will find that this is truth.
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Now if youre set on your rodding path and no longer need your A, sell it or keep it...whatever.
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FWIW, I am in market for an A with problems...cheaper, eh !!
I am going to see an A club member in few weeks. His A is a troubled car, in his statements.
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So you have options. Options are good !
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Old 09-18-2020, 02:53 PM   #65
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Not trying to insult you,but if you can't make a stock model a reliable ask yourself if you have the chops to build a hotrod.
A little harsh Id say. Sometimes opinions are best left unsaid. Statement accomplished nothing.
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Old 09-19-2020, 06:36 PM   #66
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Well I can say for certain is that the starter no workee. It must have drained the battery while I was at work. The starter is the only component in the car I haven't been able to examine thoroughly, having no reason to take it apart. But now I get to.

Well, the culprit was not the starter after all. Although this last adventure accentuated the starter as getting ready to fail, it's now in the middle of being rebuilt. The problem was the new cut-out relay (original style) that was installed two weeks ago. I should have expected this. It did exactly what it was designed "not" to do. The contacts stayed stuck together after the car was shut off, and drained the battery to nothing. Even jumping the battery with another wasn't enough to turn the starter over.
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Old 09-19-2020, 10:36 PM   #67
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A little harsh I’d say. Sometimes opinions are best left unsaid. Statement accomplished nothing.
Huh,hardtimes said the same thing yet you didn't chastise him,not that your chastising matters....skill or money is required in this game,have a lot of either and your golden,have a little of one and alot of the other and your good too..just dont do it if you can cover what you are short in..
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Here's an updated A-PU to Diesel
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Old 09-20-2020, 03:15 PM   #69
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Screamin Jimmy..now yer talkin,spool that baby up and hang on..
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I wuz just thinkin', if you are really set on converting the roadster to a hot rod, why use a Chevy drive train? A nice 302 or 347 stroker backed by a C4 would work very nicely. There are many parts available for this swap. I know most rodders used Chevy items but I am a firm believer in keeping things with the same manufacturer. Yeah, I know that my 1930 coupe is Chevy powered with a Turbo 350 but I bought the car that way. Had I done the swap it would have been a 347 stroker and C4 or C6 automatic. AND the distributor is in the front so the firewall won't need to be relieved. You can hide the entire swap by using the full hood and side panels.
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Old 09-20-2020, 05:51 PM   #71
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T he same old V8 box.brother,be unique , stuff a 300 6cyl worked with Clifford goodies...just stretch the rails and youre golden...big six is a torque monster,put a T5 and a 9 inch behind it.f100 steering box works with the inline...
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Love it. I put a diesel in my '31 deluxe delivery.

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T he same old V8 box.brother,be unique , stuff a 300 6cyl worked with Clifford goodies...just stretch the rails and youre golden...big six is a torque monster,put a T5 and a 9 inch behind it.f100 steering box works with the inline...
A 300 I6???, can't think of a worse choice. Too long, no power, hard on fuel and the "torque monster" thing is a myth.
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I am very surprised no comments here on facebook "tebos barn adventure". A friend of
mine, his journey NH to rt 66 to Monica ca and back in a 1929. No issues no problems no flat tires absolutely no modern junk modifications, just a tent strapped to the roof because
motels and rooms were hit and miss cause of this germ thing. Some of his vidios shows
rocking right along on the highways. Ryan did it, wish I could So there ya go. Rt 66 rules
And then how many times my uncle stationed in Calf. with a travel trailer came back to
Mass with a 47 Ford V8 proof enough OK
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A 300 I6, no power, hard on fuel
My experience, just the opposite, lots of power w/out high revs and reasonable on fuel.
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