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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. Six Ball
    Joined: Oct 8, 2007
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    Six Ball
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    from Nevada

  2. dtwbcs
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    6 cylinder in my 1960 Bel Air ; with 235 with 3/4 cam , Fenton intake , Fenton headers , two weber carbs , HEI setup , Bee hive oil filter ,848head , 3sp OD trans.
    Enjoy all the looks when I tell Em it is just a "6"
     
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  3. HRBOB34
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    I'm putting a 292 chevy 6 in a 41 stupidbaker for a friend this winter.
    I'm building the 3 one bbl carb linkage now on the bench.
    Interesting project?
     
  4. backyardbeliever
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    Here is my Turbocharged Studebaker Champion 170ci

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  5. Six Ball
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  6. nrgwizard
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    Mr. Dodge;
    As for the coolant pump, you could use an external - either electric, or mechanical (belt or gear) driven. There is a very nice one made in Aus, comes in different sizes (& has it's own provision(s) for temp control). It's a centrifugal style, & would mount alongside the front of the mill (usually). Not trad? Not so, most (early teens through ~ early 40s, from bangers to the straight eights) coolant pumps were add-on centrifugal-style. True, most were driven through the generator,(& sometimes the dist drive), or a gear drive, & some were belt driven. At this point, a electric fan should have enough room to squeak in. FWIW. Marcus...
     
  7. spanners
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    Just Google Davies Craig water pumps.
     
  8. 55willys
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    Putting a 258 AMC engine in the K series International. Later I will add the Eaton supercharger and straight pipes. IMG_20150808_093737815.jpg
     
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  9. mrdodge
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    Thanks guys. That could be just the trick.
     
  10. classiccarjack
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    My 1969 Plymouth Valiant is my hot rodded six... Life started as a 225 Slant six, then this happened....

    It's .060" over bore, I ported the head, used 340 Valve Springs, had Schneider grind the cam to a .500" lift @ 280° Duration(it was 14 years ago, cam is foggy), and I milled the head and block to get the compression up.

    I used a Clifford intake with a 390 CFM HOLLEY 4 BBL.

    Between a couple of Edelbrock Balls and shorty headers, I made my own headers that stay sealed.

    I put an alumninum OD 833 4 speed behind the engine, and put 3.73 gears in the rear.

    IT KICKS BUTT! AND REFUSES TO DIE! I may never get my 340 in it... If it ain't broke, don't fix it
     
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  11. 1947 Chevrolet coupe, rebuilt 216, 2x1 Fenton intake, Fenton cast iron headers, Stovebolt mini-HEI, T-5 5 speed.

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  12. THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
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    300 Ford. Home built body and chassis. Back in 1999 - 2000 I was in 16 final rounds - won 12 of them.
     
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  13. LAROKE
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    I'm just starting a rebuild of my 235 stovebolt in my '55 Chevy truck.

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  14. bdotson
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    I have a 261 .080 over with two carters and fentons. Run a t5 OD with 3.00 rear gears in a old 38 chevy coupe.
     
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  15. 6narow
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    According to my calculations, your engine now displaces 233 cu.in. and has enough carburation for a 5792 rpm redline.
    ...pretty hot.
    Your car sounds like a honey. Would be nice to see a pic or two.


    6narow
     
  16. classiccarjack
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    Hi 6narow,

    I will try to do that for you... I should be bringing my car home within a couple of weeks to replace the clutch.

    I went up to Hemet CA to pay ck up my son from school. I drove it hard, as usual, and the traffic backed up. After 15 minutes of bumper to bumper traffic, with clutch pumping being continuous, I heard a "bang" and had to grind it through gears to get it off the freeway.

    I have a great friend that let me park the Car up in Poway, and I will be borrowing a car trailer in a couple of weeks to bring my baby back home.
     
  17. classiccarjack
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    Pick up my son from school.... Thank you spell check! LOL
     
  18. 6narow
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    Sorry to hear about your clutch woes, but look forward to seeing the pics.
    Thanks! =)


    6narow
     
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  19. old sparks
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    32 bantam coupe , 292 chev/ powerglide with a lot done to the motor including two 640 afbs which it seems to love. high tens to low elevens in the quarter.
     
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  20. Old sparks, got a pic of the '32?
     
  21. old sparks
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    not very good with posting pictures but my nephew loaded a video called race car at idle when I first got it running with a single 950 holley on the ha/gr forum. you can see and hear it there. thanks for the interest. I will say that I ran with the nwvr guys at eagle field and held my own.
     
  22. Twisted6
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    How about a link to it?
     
  23. 6narow
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    If its on youtube, post a link to there.
    I'd like to see it, too.
     
  24. Devin
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    saw your truck at the fourth and sea get together the other evening.... BADASS!
     
  25. hitek
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    Well we have a couple that might be appropriate for the thread. The 1929 Desoto which my buddy George Asche has owned since 1950 was undefeated on Daytona Beach in the flying mile drag race, with a top speed of 142 miles an hour. Its sports a 120 thou overbore 265 ci motor with a modification or two !
     

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  26. hitek
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    My car would be a 1949 Plymouth business coupe, that my great aunt bought new in 1949. Its a Canadian car so already had the 25 1/2" Canadian big block in it. It left the family in 1960 but arrived back a half a dozen years ago, with still under 15,000 original miles on it. We decided to make it go a little faster.. lol.. It sports a 1954 dodge truck 265, bore 120 thou, venola top fuel pistons, plasma moly rings, our own cam design and grind which has 446 of lift. It turns 6500 rpm, thanks in part to 3 highly modified carter ball and ball truck carbs with almost 1300 cfm of carburation afixed to our own designed and created AoK manifold.Yes it is quite a rev for a motor who stock stroke was 4 3/4", so hey, we gave it just a little more stroke! It has a 1956 Plymouth overdrive, with 1940 gear set giving it a fast 2nd gear. Brakes were upgraded to 1949 Chrysler 12" brakes, a bored and sleeved master cylinder and a 354 gear set (pumpkin) from the same 49 Chrysler. The net effect, is it is certainly faster than your average Echo!
     

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  27. hitek
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    And our final "rod" with a straight six in it came to us, after they changed the Top Fuel rules and lengthened dragsters. Ours had only it rear wing and Monster hemi removed. So we did what everyone would have done right ? Lol... Built us a flathead 6 Chrysler. After a bit of tuning, we did get it to idle to just over 2000rpm, and when you hammer it, it will hit 7300 rpm immediately. Yes, this is the AoK worlds fastest dinosaur.

    Here you can see when it was first fired



    Oh and yes, it is not running your average pump fuel ! lol

    While it hasn't made it to a NHRA 1/4 mile, it might of made it out on to a road for a little test or two. Yes, it can inflate those back tires and put on a smoke show !

    Were not sure what its future brings, but in phase 2 of the AoK racing intake development, we seemed to
    have this race prep'd 671 blower just sitting around and we definitely would not want it to get dusty. Oh and since we already have a phase 2 engine done, and it is already has the internals set up for a little extra boast, we think it
    might pretty much guarantee that it beats every factory Echo ever made !
     

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  28. THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
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    How the heck did you ever get a Venolia top fuel hemi piston to fit inside of a block that couldn't have a bore much over 3.5 inches in diameter?
     
  29. bobw
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