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Customs Well Dressed Small Block Fords - Pics Please

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by daddy_o's_diner, Nov 27, 2009.

  1. daddy_o's_diner
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    In an effort to keep a Ford in my Ford, I'd love to see pics of some traditionally dressed small block Ford engines.

    I've got a rebuilt traditionally dressed 350 Chevy on the engine stand, BUT don't want to use it in my '54 Customline Victoria. I'm in the middle of a complete redo (mild custom) and want to stick with the 351W that was in it when I bought it.

    Pics are "before" shots. The car (and engine) will copper with a pearl white top riding on chrome smooties w/bullit caps.

    Any pics and ideas appreciated.

    Thanks
     

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  2. daddy_o's_diner
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    I know small block Fords aren't really considered traditional, but only one reply???:confused:

    Maybe I shouda titled the post something more controversial like "Don't make me put a small block Chevy in it"

    Anyone got pics of a nicely dressed ford engine?????

    I'm thinkin of using Cal Custom valve covers, Caddy air cleaner, etc... but looking for ideas.
     
  3. ugotpk
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  4. lippy
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    I don't know about traditional...but, it's neat, 408 windsor on 30% nitro. This is what we had in the dragster before the hemi. :D [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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  5. Kripfink
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    Well FWIW here's my take;
    1; I have a 351W in my kustom.A '69,first year they made 'em.I love it,big cam,roler rockers ceramic headers,goes real well.However it's not trad,and you can't polish a turd,but I don't care,cos the Kripple Kart is a kustom,and the hood stays closed. So if you like the way it runs, just keep it clean and don't worry about it.
    2; on the other hand, the 351w in you're '54 is obviously not original and if you are that concerned about how your covered engine looks and have a fully dressed 350 already then I would say throwing that in there would be more traditional anyway.
    Good luck whatever you decide.
    Paul
     
  6. I always put fords in my builds. Althou like you said...not that traditional but it is for me. Pic shows a sbf but not a great pic. I just acquired my rpu back after 25 years and it needs some serious attention. Headers for one and a good general painting and detailing. First thing that's gotta go are those awful braided hoses. Nothing trick or spectacular here thou..
     

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  7. Stone
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    Are there any more pictures of traditionally dressed ford V8s?
     
  8. Francisco Plumbero
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    I painted my pulleys silver from a rattle can, they turned out nice, covered the rust right up.:D
     
  9. thewildturkey46
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    Not real traditional, but a small block Ford, been in the deuce 5w since 1964
     

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  10. Master of None
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    This work? 66, 289.
     

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  11. Pigiron
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    How about this one?
     

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  12. NMCarNut
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    Here is the period correct 302 on the stand and in the engine compartment of the 65 Ranchero I'm building. Sorry I was too lazy to clean the dust off.
     

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  13. 63Compact
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    Heres the windsor in my Roadster


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  14. Deuce Daddy Don
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    260 COBRA from SHELBY 1964:D:D:D:D
     

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  15. XM_HADDY
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    Not sure if its well dressed but it is kinda differant.[​IMG]
     
  16. Wanna sell that intake and carbs?
     
  17. whistlebritches
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  18. dirtbag13
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    mine !
     

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  19. my old '30...
     

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  20. LilMo 56
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    If yer gonna go Morris why go conventional sbc?
     

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  21. daddy_o's_diner
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    Nice pics guys,

    My initial post had the "before" pics - here are the after pics.

    The only underhood pics I have were before it was all buttoned up.
    Oh well, you get the idea. ;)
     

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  22. propwash
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    'nuff said:
     

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  23. flattopdan
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    took me a little while to upload these but here ya go. Still got some dress up left to do but looks pretty alright for a daily driver.



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  24. IronFord
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    I think this would look good in a Deuce.
     
  25. mammyjammer
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    That engine would beautiful in any hood less Ford!!!

    I find it curious a engine that was introduced in 62 is not considered "trad" enough....
     
  26. the car is a little different now but this is mine. 'til the 312 goes in.
     

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  27. Deuces
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    ........;)
     

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