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Engine selection question

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Ricola, Dec 29, 2011.

  1. Ricola
    Joined: Sep 8, 2007
    Posts: 100

    from MN

    Is there an acceptable/reliable 4 cylinder or 6 cylinder engine for a traditional hot rod? I don't want to use a late model engine with F.I. I want something that would be period and Ford if possible. I just spotted the ChevyII 4 cylinder marine engine thread. That looks interesting.
    The engine is for a manual trans 28 Ford Roadster project. I would like to actually drive the car at highway speed all day without drama or massive fuel consumption.

    Your experience and thoughts are welcome.
    Last edited: Dec 29, 2011
  2. poboyross
    Joined: Apr 29, 2009
    Posts: 2,142

    from West TN

    Chevy 250 inline 6 might be a good choice. Design is old enough so you can dress it how you like, and you can find parts for it at your local parts store. Just remember, all 250's "came from a 69 Camaro" !!!! ;)
  3. I am doing a 31 sedan with a built ford 1.8 with dual Weber side drafts, a header and an alum. 4 speed. Fits like a glove.
  4. Rickybop
    Joined: May 23, 2008
    Posts: 7,262

    from Michigan

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