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Technical SBC in 34 Tudor with stock firewall???

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 37fordtruck, Jan 9, 2021.

  1. 37fordtruck
    Joined: Jan 28, 2006
    Posts: 52


    Will a sbc fit in a 34 Ford Tudor with a stock fire wall? I realize a short water pump and a small distributor will be needed, but will it fit. I do not want cut the stock fire wall. However, an aftermarket would be used if it won't fit. If you have pictures of this setup in you car I would like to see them. Thanks.
  2. Had a friend build a 34 roadster, and I believe he used an early (1955) small diameter distributor, and pushed the pilot hub on water pump in a hair, to allow him to fit the engine without modifying the firewall. Maybe, just to ensure good clearance. Sorry, no pictures, that was back in the 80's.
    Last edited: Jan 9, 2021
  3. And SBC should go in a '34 no problem. You can put one in a late T with a stock firewall and you have more engine room on the later model Fords.
  4. Pewsplace
    Joined: Feb 10, 2007
    Posts: 2,799


    I have always cut a small 3" indent in the stock firewall for the SBC engine. I'm not sure if you could fit the engine in without out it but sounds like you can. I have no photos .

    Last edited: Jan 9, 2021

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