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Poll ? . What motor in your Model A?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 53fordcustom, Aug 4, 2013.

  1. 53fordcustom
    Joined: Jan 3, 2011
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    I'm in the planning stage on my 28tudor build.. Want to run something traditional (won't be a SBC) with some decent horsepower. Definitely want to go with something "cool" , but with a budget in mind. Could end up being a flatty.. Who knows.. it's all up in the air right now. Just wanted to take a poll on what some other people are running to get the wheels turning.. OEM motors aside
     
  2. 292 Y block


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  3. crashbox
    Joined: Dec 21, 2006
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    I've got a hopped up '34 B in my 31 coupe.
     
  4. I have a 51 merc for my A.
     

  5. oldnuts
    Joined: Jan 14, 2009
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    from nebraska

    I'm building my 31 A with a 292 y block


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  6. GOATROPER02
    Joined: Mar 22, 2006
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    ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1375677510.794668.jpg Olds in my Model A......


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  7. GOATROPER02
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    ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1375677600.201543.jpg
     
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  8. 47 Flathead in mine.
     
  9. NINE INCH
    Joined: Dec 26, 2005
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    A HOT Banger!
     
  10. Hotrodhell35
    Joined: Oct 30, 2010
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    331 Chrysler Firepower
     
  11. hooliganshotrods
    Joined: Dec 2, 2010
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    354 hemi in my 31 coupe, had a 425 nailhead in my 29 sedan.
     
  12. powrshftr
    Joined: Mar 29, 2013
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    6-71 supercharged 354 Hemi bored and stroked to 427ci....at least thats the plan...lol
    Still under construction...:S
     
  13. Paul
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  14. RainierHooker
    Joined: Dec 20, 2011
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    from Tacoma, WA

    Banger in mine. Wouldn't quite call it hot, but definitely warm...
     
  15. powrshftr
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    Wow.Now THAT,friends,is a HOT Rod engine!!!:D
     
  16. Speed Gems
    Joined: Jul 17, 2012
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    Put a 331-390 Cadillac in it!
     
  17. Super Streak
    Joined: Nov 22, 2011
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    from Florida

    Ford 302/C4 Maverick rear.
     
  18. Benny_H
    Joined: Apr 4, 2012
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    401 Nailhead
     
  19. '65 389 H.O. Pontiac
     
  20. Also a Ford 302/c4
     

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  21. hardysmodela
    Joined: Oct 16, 2012
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    from colorado

    I have a 8ba flathead in mine.
     
  22. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
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    I actually bought the 8 BA and T-5 trans and then found the Model A to use with it.

    If that doesn't work out there is a Desoto Hemi in the milkhouse waiting for something to go in someday.
     
  23. ricco
    Joined: Nov 17, 2012
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    I have a '66 283 sbc going in mine.
     
  24. AnimalAin
    Joined: Jul 20, 2002
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    Mine has a 302 Ford. Ran for a long time with a C4 trans, more recently went to an AOD. The overdrive allows a shorter rear gear while still being able to roll easily on the highway.
     
  25. thunderplex
    Joined: Nov 27, 2007
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    283 bored .30 over (292) w/2-4s and a M21 Muncie 4-speed.

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  26. Model A John
    Joined: Apr 24, 2008
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    Just a boring Chevy 350 in my coupe.
     
  27. got three 1929's:
    Cabriolet: original four banger, hopped up
    ccpu: generic 350 -T400, replaced a small journal 327
    coupe: not built yet, but a 392 hemi reserved and sitting next to it
     
  28. F-6Garagerat
    Joined: Apr 12, 2008
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    Chevys not tradional? I guess their popularity was an accident. I understand wanting to be different, my last truck had a Y Block with a weiand dragstar and 6 Strombergs. My latest is a 1957 283/Speed Gems adapter/39 ford trans/Fenton 3x2 w/Strombergs. Not trying to start a fight but what's not tradional about this?
     

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  29. jkeesey
    Joined: Oct 12, 2011
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    Mine has the original numbers matching banger with some old hop ups added
     
  30. Barn Find
    Joined: Feb 2, 2013
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    Barn Find
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    from Missouri

    B model, balanced crank, touring cam, high compression head, Mitchel overdrive.
     

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