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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 73super, Sep 29, 2010.
Its about time, Where are the build pics.
Now who's panties are in a bunch....LOL....
Coming full circle.. "pics please" is what I was asking for. Apparently nobody currently on the HAMB either has done it.. or has taken pics...ha!
Oh well... it was worth a go.
IF I do it I will throw in some pics.. Not wanting to stir the pot further.. just 'cuz people are curious.
If it stays in the Buick I'll post 'em anyway.
Wasn't it Ed Roth who said "Make cool with what you've got"? I've always been more of a Chevy guy, but mostly just like cool old stuff, I say go for it. I'm tired of seeing a SBC in 80% of rides at the local cruise-ins
Don't tell the Chevy guys about Ford performance, let them think we are slow. I need the income.
And it was Big Daddy that put a SB Ford in his 56 Chevy!
Go for it. I'm a Chevy guy, but I just sold our 90 Mustang LX 5.0/auto (we were the original owners). I thought about putting the powertrain in the 51 Bus Coupe at one time, but after I gave the car to the nephew he wanted a SBC/auto. IO once had an 82 Chevette Scooter (go to college car) I bought new, and took good care of it. After college I had a 260 SBF with a 2 speed auto I thought about sticking in the Chevette; I still wish I had done it. SBF's are a bit narrower, the distributor's in the front, and the Bronco pan can be used to convert to rear sump. Seems like it would be easy enough to do. So do it! Butch/56sedandelivery.
if you like sbf then do it .but if your one of those guy,s who want to piss people off then spent alot of $$$$$$ and make it fast about 10 years ago there was a 51 chopped chevy coupe that had a 289 with 2-4,s on it it was a nice car but not fast people just pick on him ' there was a 49 fast back out of conn ran out e-town not go but a sbf is a good motor and thats hot rodding put a body that you like and the drivetrain you like myself i,m a sbc,s guy i just like them but i also love y-blockswhat ever you do enjoy it and due it for you
After you instal the ford sb....you should lift it 12 inches, and put 26" wheels on it, and better yet a $5k sound system.
It leaves more "crappy" Ford parts for us "morons"!
might as well send the ol girl to the crusher
You should sell the sbf, send the 235 my way. Then find yourself a BBC with tunnel ram and cram that into the chevy.
Did the OP ever decide which way to go?
Consider if you're keeping this car for a long time or not, it will be a hard sell when its time.
Lower it in and see what you have, decide from there. There is always a first.
hey man, I say go for it, I've got a caddy in a 40 ford, a 324 olds for my 32 3 window, I have a Ford 302 F.I. & aod and I'm looking for a 50 fleetline for it.
the way I see it is some are die hard chevy or die hard ford or just die hards.
mix e'm up I say. ( no one cares what I say though, LOL) Now the guys at Buck's Hotrod Garage like my ideas sometimes !!! Then other times they say "Your nuts". bufford
I will probably have a sbf in my 37 Chevy p/u some day,has a 235 with issues plus I never had what you would call a decent sbc with the two I did have and the 235 in my 37 is not worth bragging about. Since the days are long gone when you could find a running 50s Olds rocket motor that could be cleaned up and dropped in I will probably use one of the smallblock Ford motors I have that I know are good to power my 37.
Hey,i love um all .That motor cant read what the hood says anyway.one day you may want to sell it ,who is going to buy it?
I bought this car couple weeks ago, SBC 350.
There's something in the future for it though.
They been ruining Fords for years with sbc yes put it in there!!
Do it i knew a guy with a 1967 camaro with a big block ford and when asked why he put a ford motor in it he said because i wanted it to go fast , ford all the way
I'm willing to contribute a human turd for a Chevy trunk.
I found a picture of the conversion after it was finished:
Best looking Chevy I've ever seen!!
I had a friend put a 350 sbc in a 1956 T-Bird. Another put a Ford Flathead in his 1949 Chevy.
When we asked them why they just said "because I can."
I put a 327 sbc in an Austin Healey Sprite.
In the early 60"s ,guy bought a new Corvette and put a 427 Ford in it.
Made the front cover of a hot rod Mag.
Know a guy blewthe motor in his 64 Ply.,put a Chevy in it
Why not? I've got a Ford in a Mopar. I see nothing wrong with mixing and matching.
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