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Who has a STRAIGHT 6 in your HotRod? Come On, stand up!

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by AHotRod, May 25, 2004.

  1. storm king
    Joined: Oct 16, 2007
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    I've got both a 225, that's balanced, blueprinted, .100 over, ported, etc, etc; waiting for a rod project or HAMB rail recipient, and a 170 totally stock also waiting for my three current projhects to clear the door before I put them in something. But I will get them done. There are both slant sixes; the leaning tower of powers that they are!
     
  2. Ahh shit man. I thought you would have a car for me>>>>.
     
  3. Moonglow
    Joined: Mar 6, 2006
    Posts: 519

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    Have you got these for 223 Ford's? If so how much?
     
  4. OoltewahSpeedShop
    Joined: Oct 18, 2007
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    Here's my work in progress with a hotrodded 235.

    Later,
    Kevin
    Ooltewah Speed Shop
    www.kevkographics.com
     

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  5. Me Me Me !! I have one !! I have a 292 Chevy with a cam , 9:1 , 3x1 intake headers , backed up by 350 Turbo . I also have a 250 Chevy and a flathead Nash with aluminum 2 carb head for future projects . Inliners forever !!!! If you look at my avatar the tank had an inline Rolls Royce motor . As they say "Get inline buddy"
     
  6. Halfdozen
    Joined: Mar 8, 2008
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    Building a '40 Chev coupe with 292, Muncie M20, 9 inch. Clifford intake, 600 Holley, Hooker headers, HEI, etc.

    Note to V8 doods: Don't knock six bangers till you've experienced one. Generally they're not high revvers but make buckets of low end torque, which is what moves the car. I know a few guys that race 'em and run 'em on the street. In a 3000 lb. car a well built 292 or 302 Jimmy drives like a healthy small block. Some of the stock car racers spin 'em 8500+.
     
  7. kinglearjet
    Joined: Mar 19, 2008
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    I'm building a punched out 300 cubic inch (now 305) ford sixer with ported and polished (by me) heads, 351 windsor pistons, a .541 lift cam, a custom multi carb intake and headers, looking for 400 or more ponies out of it. It's slated for my 67 stang but that could change if a cheap hot rod project becomes available.

    Oh yea, and with the valvetrain I'm installing I shoudl be able to turn almost 7 grand
     
  8. maccustom
    Joined: Mar 13, 2008
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    I looked through this thread and I think I might be the only one building a 196 OHV Rambler motor. Back in the day they put one in an Indy car that was 700 horse.
    :D
     
  9. Here's a couple pics of my longterm project paterned after Bruce Sizemores' I/Gas pinto [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  10. I'm running a stock 216 w/ 3 on the tree for now, but I'm working on a later 6 with OD tranny (winter swap). Not Fast , But FUN to drive.
    Cooter
     
  11. nexxussian
    Joined: Mar 14, 2007
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    Would the 'they' you reffer to be Barny Navarro (sp?) by any chance?
     
  12. SKELVIS
    Joined: Apr 11, 2008
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    I Have A Flat Head Straight 6 Spitfire In My 1953 Chrysler Windsor, All Stock, 2 Speed Auto.

    Need Help And Questions With This Motor If Anyone Knows

    [​IMG]
     
  13. maccustom
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    That is correct - the motor turned up at an estate sale? Here is the link

    http://wps.com/AMC/Navarro-turbo-motor/
     
  14. nexxussian
    Joined: Mar 14, 2007
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    I was wondering, way I hear it the engine had so much torque it kept twisting the car in half.:eek:
     
  15. boldventure
    Joined: Mar 7, 2008
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    Check out inliners.org. lots-o-stuff, links and info. Used to have some wave clips of hopped up 6s.
     
  16. falconvan
    Joined: Apr 2, 2008
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    from festus, Mo

    48 Dodge flathead six, only mod is the $9.99 chrome air cleaner.
     

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  17. HB of CJ
    Joined: Apr 9, 2008
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    I have a run-out 250 in my '78 Chevy Stepside. Zero to 60 in a couple of minutes. Burns more oil than gas. However....I have a good plan... He he he! :) :) :)
     
  18. boldventure
    Joined: Mar 7, 2008
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    That is going to be a mean looking ride. Looks just right to me!
    Keep us posted!:cool:
     
  19. boldventure
    Joined: Mar 7, 2008
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    I'm a real fan of straight 6's. My Dad was a Chevy 6 man till '64. I've attached some images of a cool vintage racer with a Chevy 6, Wayne cross-flow head and Weber carbs.
     

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  20. Boyd Who
    Joined: Nov 9, 2001
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    My '27 Essex pickup is running a 225ci slant-6/auto. It's not fast, but it's super reliable and easy on fuel.
     
  21. I've got a '58 235 in my '39 Chevy Taildragger....
     
  22. 63_nova_ss
    Joined: Mar 25, 2007
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    straight 6 hotrod... that's an oxy moron.

    my buddy Brett just rebuilt one for his 54 Chevy 2 door. its looks badass, like a sewing machine.
     
  23. OK Hudsonator long time passed,plenty of water under the
    bridges so to say...But here goes: Now I decided what to do
    and I did that with the help of a computer dyno-program,
    I tested 3 different combinations based on the 258 and 4.0
    from AMC/Jeep.

    They all share the same carb,intake, exhaust a ported head
    and camshaft since these parts is already in my shop,and I
    tought it could be fun to compare what will happen with
    different sizes on the engines.

    I started with a stroker : 4.0 block /258 crank and rods,
    this combo ends up att 276.5 cu.in. and the comp.-ratio
    is 9.6 with stock cast pistons. On the computer it showed
    287 hp and over 300lb/ft of tq from aprox.1800 rpm
    with a top-score of 328 lb/ft @ 4300 max HP is at
    5000 rpm,a downside with this example is that it makes
    a kind of suicidal dive in power after 5300 and @ 5700
    it's totally dead.
    It would surely benefit of a bigger camshaft but the one
    I got is one of the biggest as far as hydraulic goes.

    The 258 with .060 overbore is 266 cu.in. and with the
    same parts it will produce a bit more HP but will loose
    some Tq ,with a comp-ratio of 10.5 the dyno-program
    showed just over 300 hp @ 5500 rpm and Tq landed
    in the 280-290 lb/Ft area @ 4800.This combo also takes
    a nose-dive 4-500 rpms after it's top but not as much as
    the stroker did and it holds on a little bit longer so the
    camshaft works better in that one.

    But since a 27 roadster with a fiberglass-body is kind of
    light-weight and my rear-end is geared 4.10:1 I tought
    it would be better of with more revs and that it don't need
    that much of Tourqe to survive so I tested a combination
    of the 258 block bored .060 and the crank and rods from
    the 4.0 liter Jeep-engine this ends up as a 225,6 cu.in-engine,
    comp-ratio is the same as the stroker and of course it lost
    both HP and Tq due the smaller displacement but on the other
    end it has potential to make some serious revs,and that can
    be fun as long as it don't fall apart with that nasty bang we
    all love to hear. The HP on this combo is aprox 270 at 6000
    rpms and the Tq is down to a max of 260-270 @ 5500 ,
    but the fun thing with this is that it keeps the power up much
    longer ,"no nose-dive here" and at 7500 rpms it still shows
    230 hp and @ 8000 it's still alive and should produce almost
    200 hp,but it will take more of a man than me to rev a inline 6
    to that level without some major balancing-work on the engine.

    So what to choose :a stroker that pulls like a bus and revs like a diesel or a destroked smaller engine that can make noise all the way up to 8000 rpm,for me the answer is clear:if it blows at 8200 rpms there's always more parts out there to build a new one...

    Be all that You can be : Havoc Bender "Sweden Europe"
     
  24. Has anyone mentioned that AWESOME black 32 Chevy on ford rails with the 6?
     
  25. 1badnov
    Joined: Sep 28, 2007
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    from South Bay

    This 6 is going into our 65 wagon
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  26. unclescooby
    Joined: Jul 5, 2004
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    from indy

    I'm still seeking an aluminum head for ANY flathead six or eight for a project. I don't really care the make but I'd prefer a MOPAR if possible.
     
  27. I expect a GMC 302 with a Wayne head would be a hell of a hot rod motor. On the sprint car circuit a Wayne GMC would give V8 Chevy's all they wanted back in the early 60's.
     
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  28. plym_46
    Joined: Sep 8, 2005
    Posts: 4,018

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    from central NY

    How about this one????

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  29. nexxussian
    Joined: Mar 14, 2007
    Posts: 3,240

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    Ok Plym 46, now how about some details on that OHV setup you show there, fentons too, damn that's gotta be rare today.
     
  30. plym_46
    Joined: Sep 8, 2005
    Posts: 4,018

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    from central NY

    The engine is the creation of Earl Edgerton of California. I do believe it is indeed a 1 of 2 deal. It is found in his Bonneville crewchief's Dodge Pickup Truck. I pirated this from Blueskies posting on another forum.

    And here is his bonneville motor
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