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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. ARTEMIS1759
    Joined: Jan 16, 2010
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    So, I got my 58 4 door Delray so here is my frankensense mind at work. I originally planned on using a newer 4200 in my car since I want extensively travel but now I am thinking about transplanting the body on an GMC envoy or Buick Ranier chassis sans the belly pan, converting to 5 lug via adapters and building what would look like a late 50s Kustom with everything electronic...gadgets and all hidden. But 2wd or AWD is the question. Any thoughts? No BS about how I shouldn't do this though otherwise I hijacked the thread completely. I am actively looking for a wrecked envoy or Ranier to channel my body on. When I get my two door then I will worry about old school. I got the capability to do it. Just curious on thoughts.
     
  2. thekid1950
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  3. thekid1950
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    I've got a 39 chrysler coupe with a 54 265 flathead 6 cyl. W/ a 39 overdrive transmission.
    3.8 ford rear end.
    Twin 1 barrel webers.

    23 mpg at 70 mph, 2300 rpm

    Love it
     
  4. 46stude
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    Yeah, don't talk about late model body swaps on the HAMB. Best to delete your post entirely before a mod sees it. It's not part of the traditional hot rod & custom era the site focuses on, & getting this thread locked or deleted over your question will piss a bunch of us off.
     
  5. Ron Brown
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    image.jpeg Heres my old hiboy with 250 and powerglide.
     
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  6. 6narow
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    Sweet Ride!
    TatooedBlue's got the plan!
    Thanks for sharing with us, bud. :)

    6narow
     
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  7. wolffcub
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    from Edmonton

    Been rocking my 235 for a few summers now. 55 235 with 848 head, Edelbrock intake, Fenton headers, HEI, PCV setup, 251 Delta cam, Dual double barrel Webber carbs, T5 trans. Currently slowly building a 261 on the side to replace the 235.

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  8. AHotRod
    Joined: Jul 27, 2001
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    Very sharp truck Wolfcub !
     
  9. stepdonn
    Joined: Mar 31, 2007
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    glad to see so many 6's out there my ride has a 250 chevy for now but going to run a 292 punched .060 with 366 truck pistons [lighter then 292 ones ] bbc screw in rocker studs and roller rockers springs from a sbc lump port head and 3 holly 94's 2 barrels hooked to a camaro t5 with the s10 tail shaft in a 29 essex 3 window suicide doors should be a blast going to eat some small blocks
     
  10. I had some mock up fun in the week end. IMG_20160605_192636.jpg
     
  11. stepdonn
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    put the 194 head on the 250 it will up the compression and it will work a lot better
     
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  12. jhexide
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    250 ci Chevy in my Bucket..
     

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  13. 50delivery
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    from indy

  14. 50delivery
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    1968 Nova 230 CI ComCams dual Webers 32/36
    Built and decided not to use.
    Its just fun having around
     
  15. lippy
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    50 delivery, that's a neat looking 6!! Lippy
     
  16. diceman
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  17. Devin
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    Nice! Are those Rochesters? Did you have to do anything to convert them for blow through? Looks fun.
     
  18. Devin
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    Oops! sorry just noticed EFI. My bad.
     
  19. diceman
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    Thanks Devin, They are Retrotec Stromberg style throttle bodies.
     
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  20. 6narow
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    Thanks for the heads up on the FI units, diceman!
    Also found Autotrend EFI is doing a Stromberg-style throttle body.


    6narow
     
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  21. Devin
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    from Napa, CA

    Literally just dropped this puppy in this evening. GMC 270.. ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1470197154.235186.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1470197190.884674.jpg
     
  22. diceman
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    The Retrotec units are no longer available so I have been looking at the Autotrend units for another project. They are probably nicer than the Retrotec's, but they are very expensive. Autotrend also makes some Rochester 2G style units that are very cool. I guess I will keep looking for someone who has some old Retrotec units they want to get rid of.
     
  23. 6narow
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    ...I was wondering why I couldn't find any info about them....
    I didn't see the Rochester-style units mentioned at the website, only the Strombergs.
    Will have to look again. Rochester-style Tbodies would be a fair bit more practical for the GM guys
     
  24. 6narow
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  25. diceman
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    I think the Retrotec units are the same ones that Mooneyes used on their EFI system many years ago.
     
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  28. mgtstumpy
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    My 48 Holden (GM) back in the late 70s, smaller local version of your larger 6cyl Chevy
     
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  29. Billy
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    Here is my contribution. This is in my 63 Falcon. Drove it from Texas to Toronto, Canada this summer. Ran like a champ!
     

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  30. paintman27
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    from new jersey

    Been waiting 5 years for this moment, 292 first star up......................
     
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