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Old November 3rd, 2010, 12:26 PM   #26
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Looking good.

Fancy. Must be nice using gas. You gotta love the pop of flux core though and how it burns the fuck out of you. Especially welding overhead.
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Old November 3rd, 2010, 01:44 PM   #27
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looks good,are u using 3/16 wall thickness 2x2?
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Old November 3rd, 2010, 02:14 PM   #28
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Old November 3rd, 2010, 02:21 PM   #29
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I guess youre putting a BIG motor in this? Adding alota weight but I'm watching this thread since Bugdust and me are in the middle of pan/frame/cab/channel project now on the RPU.
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Old November 3rd, 2010, 02:34 PM   #30
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At first it was going to get a 200hp Subaru engine, then came The idea of a Pontiac 3.8 supercharged engine.

I'm a carb guy and don't think I want the headache of a computer. Maybe someday but just not right now unless I get some hands on time on one.

So now I'm throwing the idea around on a chevy 4.3 or a 302 ford engine with a carb.

Between now and the time I'm ready to buy a motor I'm sure il think of 10 more engine combos..

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Old November 3rd, 2010, 02:43 PM   #31
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Ever think about a flattie? Might be a bit pricey, but that would be some cool shit there. Nice strong motors with reasonable hp, but not monsters either. Once you rebuild a flattie you will most likely never have to do it again. Thats all Ford used until 1950 was flatties and they made them in 4,6 and 8 cylinders. History? Damn what a history those motors have, been in everything from Bonniville to NASCAR to grandma's go to meetin' lizzie.
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Old November 3rd, 2010, 02:56 PM   #32
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I'm thinking it would be done if you'd quit posting and answering the damn "is it done yet" questions....









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Old November 3rd, 2010, 03:06 PM   #33
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Old November 3rd, 2010, 03:19 PM   #34
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Ain't no time for food. Do you think the Romans stopped for food when they were building the Coliseum?

Well, ok, maybe they did, but they only had a Turkey on Rye so hurry the fuck up!!!
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Daylight's wasting here! I've had my supper now I'm ready for the entertainment..................................... ................





















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If you can read this and are replying, ,quit typing and get back to welding You have an awfully impatient audience here,
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Mkay, I've gone around the plants and taken all the data I need to kick back the rest of the evening and "compile" reports, more than enough time for you to finish this project.

Is it done yet?

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So now I'm throwing the idea around on a chevy 4.3 or a 302 ford engine with a carb.
If you go this route, you'd might as well use a 350. Unless your a die hard Ford guy. 4.3 is a good little engine, but for the same price you can get the extra two cylinders. You like carbs? The intake manifold for a 4.3 costs more than a 350 intake with a carb. Exhaust for the 4.3 is gonna cost ya as well unless you do your own headers. You may luck up and find a wreck that has low miles on it, but it wont have a carb, it be EFI.
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Old November 4th, 2010, 10:42 AM   #41
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If you go this route, you'd might as well use a 350. Unless your a die hard Ford guy. 4.3 is a good little engine, but for the same price you can get the extra two cylinders. You like carbs? The intake manifold for a 4.3 costs more than a 350 intake with a carb. Exhaust for the 4.3 is gonna cost ya as well unless you do your own headers. You may luck up and find a wreck that has low miles on it, but it wont have a carb, it be EFI.
One of the main reasons for the 302 is that the distributor is in the front. I have a feeling the 8 inch chop will lower the body so much that a 350 and 4.3's cap will hit the body. As for a v6 I'm now thinking a Buick 3.8 since it's like the 302 and has the cap in the front. Till I get the body back on the pan with a trans mounted I won't know if this is true
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Old November 4th, 2010, 01:26 PM   #42
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3.8 ford is lighter than the gm equivalent and the 3.8 is based off of the 302. Due to the aluminum heads and the early models had a motorcraft 2bbl. Do remember that the 302 is a great motor in stock or mild form. I have a mild comp cam and gt-40y heads and intake on mine in my ranger. The motor makes gobbs of horsepower at high rpms, but the bottem end suffers. But that should not matter in a car that weighs half of what my truck weighs.

What would be tits would be build a 302 with 4-v Cleveland heads, and get a boss intake. Instant 300 hp but still you'd have to turn the piss out of it to realize those #s

Oh and thats some good loking work you've done.
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Thx, I have looked into the ford 3.8 because I love the idea of aluminum heads. I'm still looking into that motor for aftermarket parts.

Distributor,intake for carb are the major parts needed.

As soon as I have the body and trans installed il know what look I like v6 or v8 then il pick the engine.
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Old November 4th, 2010, 03:32 PM   #45
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Ha!

Nope I'm going to jogyver's saturday to finish it up.
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Old November 4th, 2010, 03:51 PM   #46
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Wow man that's some progress there! Looking damn fine!!! (the car that is haha) Keep up the good work!
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Old November 4th, 2010, 05:47 PM   #47
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On a side note,we are putting some sick pedals in it!
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Old November 4th, 2010, 06:06 PM   #48
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Old November 5th, 2010, 01:41 PM   #49
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Very nice , you must have been thinking similar to how I have been thinking for the past 14 years, your chassis looks like it is gonna turn out great.

I have been thinking about building a tube chassis for years for a Bug body, and now that I got my hands on another Bug I started looking at my 66 floor pan and was taking measurements so I can build me a custom chassis using the front H-beam suspension and the rear IRS suspension, once I get all the measurements I'll hafta figure out how much tube I need and what size I'll need.








BTW, is it finished yet?

Just couldn't resist saying that after seeing everyone else commenting on you having it done yet.

As for mig welding, I use C02 because I can't afford argon, I was able to get C02 for free up until about a year ago. I ran out of C02 once while in the middle of welding something which needed to be finished that day, so I hooked up my compressor to the gas tube on the welder and went rite on welding until I ran out of wire. I have switched to flux core wire now as I can't get the C02 tanks for free anymore.

Sorry about hijacking you thread, I have a tough time saying anything short, ask my wife and she'll tell ya that I talk way to much.
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