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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. mogara
    Joined: Mar 10, 2006
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    This is one I'm building. The cab is a Graham. The engine is a '55 235 with Edmunds 2X2 intake with 94s, Fenton exhaust, and T5 tranny.

    Next up is the chop and fixing the stance a little.

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  2. 6narow
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    ...ah, but you have influence over your boyfriend (yes, you really do).
    Convince him to keep the six, sell the 460 and use that money to get you something...nice. ;)


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  3. 6narow
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    Yeah, that looks like a "by-pass" filtering system.
    Pulls oil off the crank and feeds it back in through the cam.
    It does filter all of the oil, it just takes longer.
    My ol' man had a '60 Apache 10 p/u when I was a kid.
    Had a 261 in it (big brother to your 235), that he got out of a bus.
    That had a "full-flow" oil filter on it (like modern engines have).
    As an alternative to dumping the can you have now, you can replumb your system to work like a full-flow.
    You just need to find the where the oil leaves the pump and use that as a feed to the filter, then plumb the line back in at the crank, after it comes out of the filter.
    This will give you a full-flow oil filtering system, with the added bonus of being able to mount the boss anywhere in the engine bay you deem fitting.
    Even with a by-pass system, though, its better than no oil filter at all (engine will last longer).
    I know you can get spin-on type oil filter "boses" that aren't built into the engine, too.
    The ol' man later did that with his VW Bug. Bent a piece of metal to mount the boss on and plumbed all the lines himself.
    Using the spin-on boss will help make filter changes a little less....messy. ;)


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  4. 6narow
    Joined: Jun 1, 2008
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    Quick note to say thanks to all who posted pics of their new rides, since my last post here.
    Looks like we're getting some serious builders in here now (Mogara - I see 4.11's in your future ;) ).
    Those are some amazing rides.

    ...keep 'em comin'!



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  5. mink
    Joined: Oct 4, 2007
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    from CT


    Hey can you take a photo showing the room you have to place you pedal assembly
     
  6. I have a 1928 model a business coupe, will be running a 1965 pontiac power straight 230, will be put custom split headers,probably either offenhauser or custom built dual carb, would like to do more upgrades later one like cams and pistons, and port the heads. 3 in the tree right now but would like to put a 4 speed floor shift in it.
     
  7. Hi guys, I havn't been around much of late as I had a move out into the country and never had acsess to the net until a few months ago when wireless internet became avalable.
    I own a 1946 Vauxhall and have just fitted my new engine, it's a supercharged aussi holden 202 straight six, it runs on straight LPG Gas and was built by a mate of mine, it should make 320hp and will rev to 7000 RPM
    A couple of weeks ago we had a working bee at home with 10 guys from my Aussi hot rod forum ozrodders.com some driving for 6 hours to help install my new engine.
    here is a link to the video of the first start up of the new engine and a photo of the car it has been installed into.
    cheers barnsey
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uxPUxCcqDg0

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  8. modelamac
    Joined: Aug 9, 2007
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    It's not done yet..

    but it will have a Chevy 250 that will be labeled on the valve cover... "International Fireball 250" with a 700R!

    HEY my other car has a Big Block!

    watcha think?
     

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  9. blueskies
    Joined: Jan 22, 2003
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    from Idaho

    What a great thread...

    Pete



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  10. Twisted6
    Joined: May 27, 2007
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    That Sure is VERY SWEET and Sounds GREAT :)
     
  11. Here are some pics of mine.
     

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  12. EdG.
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  13. uglydog56
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    I'm in the midst of building a 250 for my 56 chevy. +.060, lump ported head, delta cam, on propane with nitrous. Should run almost as fast as the baby-blown 355 I took out of it, and only cost twice as much......
     
  14. Daddiojoe
    Joined: Dec 15, 2006
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    from Austin, TX

    My .30 over 225 slant six is running on sweet lady propane. Erson cam, electronic ignition, 9.5:1 compression pushes my 4000 lb truck along pretty good.

    What's propane cost in WA? For a long time it was cheaper than gasoline here in Austin, but now it is $3.20 a gallon. Mileage is not great. Less BTU's for the lpg, but the higher octane made the head shaving possible.

    What kind of numbers are you expecting with the nitrous?

    Joe
     
  15. Alfster
    Joined: Jan 15, 2002
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    Just about to go out and get this one running again after fitting another 230 Flat six.
     

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  16. Davester
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    from PDX

    Me too.

     
  17. Stovebolt 6
    Joined: Jul 24, 2007
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    Here is mine.

    All hopped up 261 out of a Canadian Pontiac with "high compression" head.
    Milled, decked, bored to .60, Bulldog cam, solid lifters, hand massaged chambers, stainless tube headers, Clifford intake, Fish racing carb and vintage Vanderbilt water injection.
    Output is in the neightbourhood of 200 horses.

    Frank
     

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  18. Stovebolt
    Joined: May 2, 2001
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    200 ponies is a good number. Well done.

    BTW what is the aircleaner???
     
  19. Stovebolt 6
    Joined: Jul 24, 2007
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    2 Motorbike (I think it was a BMW) gearbox covers butted together.

    I wanted something in a bomb shape with finns like the valve cover.
    Stumbeld over those on a parts market and my sick brain got the idea in a second.

    Frank
     
  20. bigkev56
    Joined: Mar 16, 2009
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    I think the engine was built by continental motors (F226) It was basically a lift truck motor, also used in checker cabs (very good engine).
     
  21. Boyd Who
    Joined: Nov 9, 2001
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    Here's a couple more pics of the 225 slant-6 in my Essex. I plan to replace the 6 with a V8 next winter as I need more legroom in the cab.

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  22. pyro3256
    Joined: Apr 21, 2009
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    from OKC

    just got it set in for mock up. so more to come. but have always been a fan of six's. great 60' times if geared right.
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  23. Davester
    Joined: Aug 6, 2002
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    from PDX

    Got an I6 in the 51. Got edmunds intake, need to get some carbs and a nice head now.
     

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  24. HonkyTonker
    Joined: Mar 28, 2004
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    from Irving, TX

    The 223 in my ole 54 Ford was bullet proof. Good motors!
     
  25. jadam54
    Joined: Jan 30, 2007
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    from DENVER

    Here is my 235 w/ fenton headers in my 54 convert
     

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  26. Flop
    Joined: Jun 8, 2006
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    216 in my 47 chevy gettin a new motor built as we speak

    its a 47 235 high torque truck motor bored out to a 15 over 261
    54 crank and rods 228 gmc oil pump head has some work done to the chambers. thomas magnesium rockers mallory dual point all gonna be covered with a sharp side cover valve cover and intake
     
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    Here is my 223 Ford in my '61 Fairlane. Clay Smith 265 cam, Clifford intake and headers, Holley 390, Mallory Rev-Pol, laquered cloth sparkplug wires, and a little porting job on the head. I had the valve cover and pushrod cover plated, but with nickel, not chrome.

    Pete
    Richmond, VA
     
  28. Swiss50chevy
    Joined: Apr 30, 2009
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    Original 216, cant afford an upgrade.
     
  29. 53hotone
    Joined: Jul 15, 2009
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    from Oklahoma

    hey ive got a 235 in my 53 bel air.
     

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  30. 51fleetline
    Joined: Mar 18, 2008
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    i have a 250 straight six w/ a turbo 350 auto tranny on my 51 ..not a hotrod...but yeah...
     

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