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Straight sixers out there??

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by shiftytwo, Feb 18, 2011.

  1. rustndespair
    Joined: May 30, 2011
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    rustndespair
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    from USA

    1958 235 truck motor still on the original bore and worn out. last fired in 2003, pulled head and found cracked ring gouging, top end oiling plugged from sludge ruined rocker assy. but there she sits! thinking seriously about having her rebuilt for my project instead of going the sbc way. you just don't see many of these around anymore.:D
     

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  2. 'Mo
    Joined: Sep 26, 2007
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    Your motor has indeed provided much inspiration for my own build. I'd love to hear the particulars. (Bitchin' car, too! :cool:)
     
  3. 'Mo
    Joined: Sep 26, 2007
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    'Mo
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    The truck air cleaners are a great touch!

     
  4. 'Mo
    Joined: Sep 26, 2007
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    junkyardjeff, For a budget build, a set of aluminum pistons will go a long way toward keeping a 216 alive, even with splash oiling. With an overbore, you can use inexpensive 235 aluminum pistons (Std. and up to .060" over 235 stock), which greatly reduce bearing stresses. Crank balancing (though nice) is not a necessity. And if you're using a 4:11 rear, switching to 3:55 gears (Powerglide) should allow you to cruise long distances at freeway speeds without problems.
     
  5. paul hebert
    Joined: Jan 23, 2005
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    here's mine. 300 ford, kinda kinky, just strait 6!
     

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  6. HopFrog
    Joined: Nov 20, 2010
    Posts: 104

    HopFrog
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    from no where

    Six Offenders <-------- Click Here

    Join the club, 149 members so far!

    1964 292 I6 in a C-20 PU
     
  7. R&C RON
    Joined: Apr 14, 2011
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    Thanks 'MO....It looks like your motor is turning out AWESOME! Here are the details on my motor , 1940 216 block , full pressure oil with GMC pump , pistons 235+.040 , Delta 3/4 grind cam ,Edelbrock intake , Fenton Headers , Mallory dist. with Pertronix conversion , Edmunds rocker cover ,Nicson side cover , Oil pan was enlarged to clear pump (6 quarts)
    About ten years ago I removed the stock Trans. and installed a 1966 saginaw 3sp with overdrive. I used a 1962 truck bellhousing to adapt to my motor. The 66' trans also has first gear synchro. Converted to open drive with 3.73 gears . Good combo for town and highway .​
     
  8. 'Mo
    Joined: Sep 26, 2007
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    Thanks, R&C RON. More than just a pretty face (just as I suspected)!

    My block will be mated to a '37 Packard top-loader, retaining the closed drive line. I'm on the shelf, but I believe I will stick with the 4:11's for now.
     
  9. lukey
    Joined: May 27, 2009
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    [​IMG]. It may not be the prettiest, but it pulls 22-24 mpg and took me on a 700 mile road trip recently.
     
  10. Hot Rod Dirty's
    Joined: Aug 11, 2009
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    Hot Rod Dirty's
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    from KY

    Have a stroked 235, I will post pics once I get done detailing!
     
  11. MistGreen50
    Joined: Dec 29, 2005
    Posts: 228

    MistGreen50
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    from Belen,NM

    216 in my 50 deluxe,edmunds valve cover and dual intake,2-W 1 Carters.Porcelainized original Fentons(early design)

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  12. MistGreen50
    Joined: Dec 29, 2005
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    from Belen,NM

    Not the complete engine but what Im working on.I have a nos full pressure 54 235 shortblock,rebuilding a 848 head.All NOS Fenton stuff .The headers have been replaced with heat chambered Fentons and I have a Fenton push rod cover lined up.

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  13. Voh
    Joined: Oct 18, 2006
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    thats NICE there!
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  14. Vetteman61
    Joined: Oct 28, 2008
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    from Tennessee

    Man, that is a very pretty engine
     
  15. Very Cool Pic! tb33anda3rd reminds me of some of the pics Bonny and Clyde
    posed for back in the day.



     
  16. GMC 302.Stock.I have a 4 sp that I will try to mate to it.
    Going in my 51 f1.Hopefully.
     

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  17. Nice lookin mills in this thread....don't forget the Mopars......my baby......

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  18. Dynaflash_8
    Joined: Sep 24, 2008
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    from Auburn WA

    Heres my old 230 plymouth that blew up.

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  19. BHfanGB
    Joined: Jun 22, 2009
    Posts: 243

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    Wow, nine pages and no one is running a dare-to-be-different Pontiac OHC-6! Would love to build one of those and drop it into a 60's Nova, then add trim from an Acadian to make it more "Pontiac"!
     
  20. Heres my 58' 235 in my 53' chevy 150 kustom
    Just got the carbs done hardlined and tuned
     
  21. 6inarow
    Joined: Jan 24, 2007
    Posts: 2,010

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    hey you thief - you still owe me my cart
     
  22. My 235
     

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  23. SinisterCustom
    Joined: Feb 18, 2004
    Posts: 8,253

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  24. I'm a big fan of sixes, and have had two Fords with sixes (a 64 Fairlane and my current 66 F100) and a slant six in a Plymouth.

    Most sixes put out great amounts of torque while getting decent mileage....and, they always draw a crowd at car gatherings.
     
  25. hkestes
    Joined: May 19, 2007
    Posts: 497

    hkestes
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    from Plano, TX

    Here is the 30 over 230 in my 48 Plymouth coupe. Offenhauser intake, Carter-Webber's, Fenton repop cast iron headers, Mini HEI dist., Edgy aluminum head. All running through a Borg Warner R10 overdrive transmission.

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  26. Normbc9
    Joined: Apr 20, 2011
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    Does any of the attached stir your juices/
     

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  27. Xea
    Joined: May 6, 2007
    Posts: 59

    Xea
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    My 230 flattie

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    going in my longroof

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    I'm picking up oil and antifreeze this week hopeing to start it in the next couple weeks.
     
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  28. nice flattie xea.
    Sinisterkustom is tat the altered 270?
     
  29. There is a slant 6 for sale on cl,supposedly rebuilt comes with transmission for a 100 bucks.
    It's on inland empire cl.BTW its not my lisring.
     
  30. SinisterCustom
    Joined: Feb 18, 2004
    Posts: 8,253

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    Yep....
     

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