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Hot Rods Mopar drive train in Model A Tudor

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  1. deansrr
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    I have a 340/727 and an 8 3/4 Diff I’m planning on using on my Tudor, has any one else done this?
     
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  2. Lloyd's paint & glass
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    Have you lost your mind??? :confused: you can't put a mopar in a Ford!!!!! You gotta use a Chevy!! Lmao!!!
     
  3. 73RR
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    The only problem with a 340 is that it look like any other LA engine. What you really need is an EarlyHemi...;);)

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  4. Model A Gomez
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    The early Hemi weighs also as much as the Model A !
     

  5. 31Apickup
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    There was an A Tudor that would show up at the Nats north with a 340, had a cage in it supposed to be quite the runner.


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  6. 32fenderless
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    There’s a guy from Hawaii on here building a model a touring with a 340 in it. Username is 340duster or something like that.


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  7. gene-koning
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    I haven't done a model A (I don't fit in them very well), but I've done a few small block Mopars in hot rods.
    YES! Do it!
    340s are fun to drive in a light weight package. Gene
     
  8. And they make a six pack manifold for a 340.....hint hint....
     
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  9. Bert Kollar
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    My avatar is a 1927 Dodge Brothers with a 300 HP 360 mopar with a 727 and 8" rear end You can get an easy 300 HP from the 340 and it is tough as hell. My current build is a baby hemi Dodge 270 in a RPU and it is much heavier than the 360 weighs the same as my Mopar 383 big block
     
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    Oh the horror!
     
  11. 4tford
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    That's why there called hot rods doesn't matter what combo you use especially if you already have the drivetrain. My 40 Ford has 392 Hemi, 400turbo trans, and a Ford 9" rear.
     
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  12. Almostdone
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    I’m guessing the OP is wondering about fitment issues rather than how to make a 340 purr. I’m my mind the 727 seems kinda long. Thoughts?
     
  13. 392
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    Your right the length is more than most but hands down one of the best. Personally I’d put a 46rh overdrive in it. Make crossmember fit accordingly and no different than any others.
     
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  14. lostone
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    440, 727 and 9" ford in my 31 tudor.

    Yep trans is long and driveshaft gonna be short.
     
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  15. abe lugo
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    I think the image we are waiting for is of you putting the engine in with the hoist, get a move on.
     
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  16. gene-koning
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    Is it done yet?
     
  17. scootrz1
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    383 in roadster 4 speed 8 3/4 rear
     
  19. Terrible80
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  20. It’s ok to be a little different- the motor won’t care what it’s installed in.Build it your way and enjoy it
     
  21. It’s hard to find a 727 for a small block,,,,,excellent transmission.
    The 904 is a very good tranny,,,,especially in a lighter application with normal HP .
    The 340 was one of the best engines Mopar designed and built,,,,,,sad they were built in such low numbers .
    The 8 3/4 can’t hardly be beat,,,in my opinion .
    Go for it man,,,,it will be a sweet ride .
    Tommy
     
  22. Bert Kollar
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    If anyone is interested I have a small block 727 for sale
     
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  23. 4tford
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    That's why I used a turbo 400 in my 40 ford over all length shorter than the 727 it fit the 40 chassis with less modification.
     
  24. deansrr
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    I have the complete drive train, except driveshaft, just didn't know where the motor mounts will line up at
     
  25. lostone
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    Have to build your mounts probably.
     

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  26. I don't think the issue is whether it will fit - anything will fit in anything with a big enough hammer and large enough wallet - but whether it is traditional as Ryan has envisioned the HAMB. 340's are awesome engines, but are after the "1965 and earlier" era that we're focusing on.

    Build it the way you want, 'cause you have to satisfy you, but hide the 340 (or tell people it's a 273) and make the rest of the car look HAMB-ish (there's a LOT of latitude in that statement) if you keep going that direction.

    (I had a 340 six pack-727 in my '40 Plymouth back in the late '70s - what an awesome car. Maybe I should consider that in my current '40 build...)
     
  27. rockable
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    Do it. I put a 360 in my 41 Plymouth and love it.......after I learned all the ways it's different from a SBC. :eek:
     
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