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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. rare32
    Joined: Jan 19, 2004
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    awesome thread!
    I have just started building a 27 dodge roadster with a 235. I bought an adaptor kit for a th350 and fitted it last week.
    The engine was a good runner from a 58 chev I sold after doing a 350 conversion, I was thinking I'll probaly do a twin carbe set up and some custom 2 piece headers ( got a pair of megaphones for exhaust)

    but I have a couple of questions...
    would the 235 have solid lifters?
    I seem to remember they were a little noisy....if thats not normal maybe a cam and new hydrolic lifters will be a good idea?
    also, the breather on the right hand side near the dizzy is a bit knocked about (the one that points to the ground)...can it be removed?
    is there a better looking set-up?
     
  2. wolfex1
    Joined: Feb 5, 2007
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    I don't have that engine to look at so I am going by my shakey memory. I think that breather fits into the engine block, and certainly it could be removed and sealed with a proper size freeze plug or something similar, but then you will need to vent the blow-by somehow. That could be accomplished at the valve cover, but will dirty up the top of your engine. Perhaps a PCV routed back into the intake manifold woud do the trick. Can't help you on the lifters. ~WX1
     
  3. 270ci
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    blwn270-1.JPG blwn270-3.JPG MVC-639F.JPG blwn270-3.JPG May not be too HAMB friendly, but here's my 261 Chevy out of an old school bus now under the hood of my 54 sedan. It gets a little help from a therapeutic lung in the form of a reworked GMC 8-53 diesel blower with a couple of Holleys on top. There are a few internal tid bits like forged pistons and GMC truck rods to help it stay alive. Backed up with a TH200-4R, it gets my 54 down the road very nicely.
     
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  4. Bigcheese327
    Joined: Sep 16, 2001
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    Looks good to me!

    -Dave
     
  5. Kinky6
    Joined: May 11, 2003
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    270ci, you can bet your Wayne VC that's HAMB friendly! :D


    Lookin' Good! Kinky6 :cool:
     
  6. tjmercury
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    I've got a 230 chrysler industrial flat six in the Sol 48 dodge coupe
     
  7. tjmercury
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    I've got a 230 chrysler industrial flat six in the ol' 48 dodge coupe, only 68000 original miles and still runs like a champ!
     
  8. tjmercury
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    Sorry about the first post, my fingers go retarded sometimes
     
  9. eddie_zapien
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  10. I've got a 300 c.i. six in my '78 olsen/grumman Holsum bread truck. Stock,,,runs like a champ, just not to fast! Crow, LFFL
     
  11. Okie Pete
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    Friend of mine had a 47 Dodge with one of this in it . I always thought it was a good looking engine.
     
  12. EZrider
    Joined: Jan 19, 2006
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    from Waco, TX

    Ours ain't together yet. we're building a Model A somthin' or other, w/ a flathead straight 6 STUDEBAKER w/ 3 speed & OD. We've got the engine runnin' on an engine stand. The nice thing about it is that the power plant was FREE & we didn't have to do any thing to it.
    Bob
     
  13. ARTEMIS1759
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    Up here in the northern midwest. Our farmers are hoarding them all. :) Same with the vehicles. Oops let the cat out of the bag.
     
  14. Bigcheese327
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    Hopefully not too off topic: Does anybody know the dimensions of the Datsun 280Z engine?

    -Dave
     
  15. Studebakester
    Joined: Sep 14, 2007
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    Small. A 292 Chevy won't fit under the hood of a Z without a lot of modification. I checked on my 240Z.
     
  16. iamflashman
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    I had a 223 in my wagon and it gave me some good service for a year or so before I yanked it for a v8.
     
  17. nexxussian
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    Similar to the dimensions of a RB26DETT minus the turbos.

    What did you have in mind?

    More to the point were you trying to cram a 280Z engine into something, or a different I6 into a 280Z?
     
  18. Dave Mc
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    235 cu in. with vacuum assisted 3 speed on the column 41 Chev.Special Deluxe, split manifold...Traded it this past saturday for a 53 Coupe Deville
     

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  19. Rudvirus
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    mine has a gmc 270 in my 47 gmc pick up its being rebuilt by the guys at Clifford Performance really bob and the putting more HP in it there really good
     
  20. Bigcheese327
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    A friend and I were discussing the possibility of swapping out a 170ci Ford Falcon engine in a round-body Falcon for the OHC 2.8L from the Datsun. The Falcon engine is quite compact, which typically limits your swap choices.

    -Dave
     
  21. got this cool and I mean real cool roadster with a 216 six and 4 speed. You really feel the wind in your face on this 6 popper. Notice the flowing lines of the 2x4 running board bale wired on. How about the bungy cords holding the radiator from the fan.
     

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  22. tex1935
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    Putting a inline six out of 2008 trailblazer into a 1933 chevy . Hope to have it set in the frame by July. pic to follow tex1935
     
  23. wolfex1
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    Brakes look a little suspect to me.
     
  24. Sugarskull
    Joined: Aug 11, 2010
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    from Calgary

    Buddy dropped a 235 in my cranbrook. If I had my druthers I'd take her out and put her in a truck. We'll see what happens after the summer I guess.
     
  25. ur very sharp son..........there is no master cylinder on this thing, the only way to stop it is with the emergency brake.
     
  26. wolfex1
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    Must be a real nice coupe deville, cause there's no way you get that little Chev from me!
     
  27. JT Apperson
    Joined: Jul 12, 2010
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    from va

    Shadetree...real neat setup on your inliner. Thinking about doing something similar to what you did. I live in Va. also. Where in Va. do you live. Would love to see your car.

    JT
     
  28. RPIERCE
    Joined: Jul 28, 2009
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    from Alvin Tx

    200ci in my 61 falcon. stock right now with an auto. gas is decent but has about the same power as my 61 studebaker did with the original v8
     
  29. LeftCoastErik
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    Just thumbing through this old thread and I nearly had an accident in my pants...WOW< that thing is sexy!
     
  30. mikaelmtb
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    from Denmark

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