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Technical Another Hypothetical Engine Swap

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Speed Gems, Oct 8, 2019.

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Which engine?

Poll closed Oct 30, 2019.
  1. Hemi (331-392

    15 vote(s)
    24.2%
  2. Olds Rocket (303-394)

    16 vote(s)
    25.8%
  3. Cadillac (331-390)

    21 vote(s)
    33.9%
  4. GMC 302

    3 vote(s)
    4.8%
  5. Other

    7 vote(s)
    11.3%
  1. 392
    Joined: Feb 27, 2007
    Posts: 937

    392
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  2. 42merc
    Joined: Dec 19, 2010
    Posts: 600

    42merc
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    Of the choices offered, Cadillac is the easiest bolt in.
     
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  3. chasmalo
    Joined: Oct 6, 2019
    Posts: 5

    chasmalo

    I'd go with the Olds engine. They are plentiful, Olds made them (in Lansing, Michigan) from 1949 through 1964. There are a ton of spare and aftermarket parts available. The power output - stock! - is up to 350 HP and 440 lb. ft. of torque.

    Lots of dress up pcs available too m

    Chas358
     
  4. chasmalo
    Joined: Oct 6, 2019
    Posts: 5

    chasmalo

    The 302 GMC six is awesome motor. Guys back in the day (my time) hotrodded Jimmies often.

    Chas358
     
  5. chasmalo
    Joined: Oct 6, 2019
    Posts: 5

    chasmalo

    I owned a '57 Mark back in 1977-82. The frame was rusty but the engine ran great.

    Chas358
    I think you could use Ford Y block bellhousing /transmissions on the 368 /383 Mel's.
     
  6. previous thread I said rocket, the jimmy would be pretty rad though
     
  7. Moriarity
    Joined: Apr 11, 2001
    Posts: 15,229

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    man.... is it 2028 yet? don't know if I can wait that long to see what engine wins....
     
  8. 55styleliner
    Joined: May 11, 2015
    Posts: 497

    55styleliner
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    How about 445 cubic inches of bored, stroked, ported, polished, oversized valved, cammed, roller rockered Nailhead!!! Hypothetically of course


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  9. Speed Gems
    Joined: Jul 17, 2012
    Posts: 2,379

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    :D:D:D
    @Moriarity I'm projecting an early winner in the Cadillac.
     
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  10. ekimneirbo
    Joined: Apr 29, 2017
    Posts: 371

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    from Brooks Ky

    Cadillac..........Olds is boring and Hemi is too heavy and wide.
     
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  11. Well , at least I know now what is wrong with my Olds…..something has always bothered me about that and now I know:eek::D:D
     
  12. Truckdoctor Andy
    Joined: Jan 13, 2017
    Posts: 917

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  13. mgtstumpy
    Joined: Jul 20, 2006
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    Could I suggest an FE? It's not exactly on the light side at 600# :)
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  14. Moriarity
    Joined: Apr 11, 2001
    Posts: 15,229

    Moriarity
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    Man... is it 2028 yet? Can’t wait to see who wins
     
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  15. Speed Gems
    Joined: Jul 17, 2012
    Posts: 2,379

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  16. Speed Gems
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    @Moriarity I Un checked the box where it says (Poll will end in 2028) so it should be done now.
     
    Last edited: Oct 23, 2019
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  17. Speed Gems
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    Speed Gems
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    It now says the poll will end in 7 Days.
     
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  18. Moriarity
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    Moriarity
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    Haha, cool... I didn’t think I was going to live long enough to see the outcome. Lol
     
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  19. koolbeans
    Joined: Apr 12, 2015
    Posts: 351

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