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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Spot_remover, May 17, 2009.

  1. Spot_remover
    Joined: Dec 4, 2008
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    I plan on building an "authentic" 40s Ford moonshine car. One of my first speed bumps is finding info on the correct engine. All info says that most of the boys pulled Cadillac ambulance engines, bored and stroked the hell out of them, supercharged em and dropped em in the Ford. I cant find any info on these engines. Can anybody please enlighten me?
     
  2. 37fordtruck
    Joined: Jan 28, 2006
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    Checkout todays copy of the Knoxville News (TN). They are running another story on Popcorn Sutton the moonshiner from Newport Tn. It won't help with the car but it will give you some insight to a famous modern moonshiner.
     
  3. povertyflats
    Joined: Jan 8, 2007
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    from Missouri

  4. Jax2A
    Joined: Apr 14, 2009
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    I saw Popcorn Sutton on the history channel last week (on a show about the history of moonshine). Doesn't really add to the thread, just a coincidence. The only thing I can add to help is to watch Thunder Road.
     

  5. billd a flathead for your 40 that is the right motor!!!
     
  6. fab32
    Joined: May 14, 2002
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    I think you'll find that when a 'shiner had anything under the hood but a Ford it was a Cadillac or Olds overhead V8. These were the first overheads that made good HP and torque and were a natural for this application even when used in stock form.

    Frank
     
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  7. Spot_remover
    Joined: Dec 4, 2008
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    I may just pussy out and build a high strung 327 and put it in a late 40s early 50s Chevy. Doh!!!
     

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