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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. In mine ? I used a Traditional, dependable, powerful, easy and inexpensive to fix SBC. If those are truly the main things you're after, for me, that's the engine that fills the bill.

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  2. Hopped up model A 4 banger going in mine...the original hot rod motor.
  3. Blue Moon Garage
    Joined: Mar 1, 2009
    Posts: 300

    Blue Moon Garage

    This is what I have..........

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  4. out plowing
    Joined: May 5, 2010
    Posts: 369

    out plowing

    Flathead most definitely

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  5. 53fordcustom
    Joined: Jan 3, 2011
    Posts: 412


    Living in Ohio , you can't do the whole daily driver thing with old cars.. Weather is pretty unpredictable. Most of my trips will be around town with the occasional few hours drive.
  6. Boxcar's 1928
    Joined: Aug 30, 2011
    Posts: 602

    Boxcar's 1928

    While not HAMB has it's own story.
    Back in 2007 a buddy called me to invite me to do the Hot Rod Tour with him...I believe it's sponsered by Year One. Well I had to decline because of work so the call wrapped up with him considering his options. A few minutes passed and it came to me...My 16 yr old son would love to do something like this...and he was out of school for the summer I believe. As I trusted my friend to look over my boy, I called my buddy back. The plan was a go and I was very excited for my son. They made the 6 or 7 day "adventure" in a hopped up 69 Camero with a warmed over LT1/4L60E. They started in Florida and went all the way up to Michigan with the tour..made some friends along the way...some fun hard miles were logged on that trip. Making it son, with a sunburnt right forearm (windows AC for days on end) was grinning from both ears when he got back. I do believe my buddy cut him loose with another 16yr old touring buddy to run "solo" on Burbon Street. I do believe they had some fun that night and I'm glad my friend let him run. That trip would end up being the first and last my son was able to make. We lost him in Dec of 2008. So when my friend with the camero decided to upgrade his cars powerplant...I bought that motor...feeling sort of tied to it. Crazy what you'll grab ahold of. So, that's my LT1
    Maybe if I'm lucky I'll find a deal on one of those efi stacks to dress it up old school. I've dedicated my current build to my son...and i can't wait to fire that LT1 up for the first time and take him for another ride again.
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  8. 31Apickup
    Joined: Nov 8, 2005
    Posts: 2,810


    Don't get to excited, Odd fire Buick V-6, fits without cutting, plus I built it in the 80's, my Dad thought it keep me out of trouble.
  9. mwhistle
    Joined: Feb 19, 2007
    Posts: 314

    from sacramento

    1969 327 chevy with 3 Strombergs and Muncie trans.
  10. mastermannsr
    Joined: May 16, 2009
    Posts: 13


    Started with a flatty but that's a lot of money to go slow now there's a 401 nailhead setting between the rails of my 29 A coupe.
  11. colinsmithson
    Joined: Jan 27, 2013
    Posts: 383


    If you really want to stand out 226 Flathead 6 Cylinder
  12. 302 / C4 in my 31 mordor.

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  13. Austinrod
    Joined: Jun 14, 2012
    Posts: 2,084

    from Austin

    I have a '55 olds
    1. Cadillac
    2. Oldsmobile
    3. Buick
    My choices

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  14. hammered30
    Joined: Sep 6, 2009
    Posts: 152

    from west aus

    392 hemi the only way to go
  15. JEM
    Joined: Feb 6, 2007
    Posts: 1,040


    Traditional V8s - early Olds, early Cad (or early-looking Cad), Y-block would be my votes. I'm a hood kinda guy, though, at least the top.

    Bristol 2-liter inline-six (the one that originated as a prewar BMW motor) would be my 'WTF factor' more-or-less-period engine, if you can find one and not spend zillions building it.

    When (that's really spelled 'if') I get around to building the 2-inch-chop-2-or-3-inch-channel cycle-fender Tudor I've kinda-sorta got in mind (for my daughter to drive to high school occasionally, but that's another story), I already have the engine I'd run in it - a Saab B234T 2.3 turbo. Much nicer motor than the Ford SOHC 2.3 though it doesn't have an oval on it anywhere.

    Don't worry, it'll run a full hood.
  16. Timberbeast
    Joined: Jun 28, 2009
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  17. 65 GTO
    Joined: Mar 9, 2008
    Posts: 16

    65 GTO

    I have a small journal 327 sbc with 2x4's in my roadster pickup.
  18. yblock292
    Joined: Oct 10, 2006
    Posts: 2,937


    times 2!
  19. 31ford429
    Joined: Nov 13, 2011
    Posts: 82

    from Florida

    I have 429 caddy mill with 6x2's in my 31 tudor. But the cats ass would be a 331 caddy motor with a 1937 cadillac/lasalle trans

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  20. I'm hoping for a 390 Caddy!
  21. Wooster
    Joined: Nov 30, 2010
    Posts: 88

    from Soso, MS

    Still in the parts round up stage but have the motor...348 with 3x2

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  22. jbtine
    Joined: Nov 22, 2005
    Posts: 214


    341 Desoto hemi with a home built 3 deuce intake
  23. 1968 289 bored and stroked to 306 CI. Edelbrock alum heads. Ford Intake. 2-600 Holleys.

  24. barett
    Joined: Jul 1, 2012
    Posts: 466

    from Taylor TX

    Very excited to say, 331 hemi in my 31 coupe, or next to it right now...

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  25. ken05k
    Joined: Jul 11, 2012
    Posts: 131

    from Jasper, AR

    305 Chevy in my 30 tudor sedan and a Chevy V6 in my 29 pickup.
  26. briz
    Joined: Dec 30, 2007
    Posts: 108


    1950 8ba flathead v8
  27. fordcragar
    Joined: Dec 28, 2005
    Posts: 3,179

    from Yakima WA.

    There's a hot banger in my coupe.
  28. johnny_rocket88
    Joined: Jun 4, 2013
    Posts: 46


    I have a 305 chevy with a cam and 35 ford driveshaft headers in my rat rod

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  29. 347 stroker with 3x2s!
  30. Harvey29
    Joined: Sep 29, 2010
    Posts: 176

    from kansas

    How about a plain old small block ford 289 is perfectly traditional?

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