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Old November 8th, 2010, 03:20 PM   #101
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Old November 9th, 2010, 04:27 AM   #102
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C- that is because you are always on the computer and never give him a chance. ha ha ha ha
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Old November 9th, 2010, 04:41 AM   #103
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Ryan,well? it IS my computer
Soon as I get an ethernet card for other puter, he can get on anytime he wants too, but he can on this one too, all he's gotta do is ask~

But he doesn't even get on here at work anymore, parts of the site are blocked. But mainly he is either out in the garage or just too damn tired lol~
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Old November 9th, 2010, 06:31 AM   #104
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Where are you mounting the SBC?

Makes me wish I would've built a tube chassis (round). Next time. What's the power plant going to be? I missed it.
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Old November 9th, 2010, 07:54 AM   #105
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Whatever engine I pick it will be in the back like a stock bug.

My ideas are...

302 ford
3.8 or 4.2 v6 ford

Reason for ford is the distributor is in the front and away from the body. I don't think il have room for it in the back like on a chevy.

Or to finish the locomotive theme a 1.9 Vw turbo diesel

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Old November 9th, 2010, 09:57 AM   #106
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Ford 2.3

Turbo out of a thunderbird would be nice
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Old November 9th, 2010, 10:28 AM   #107
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Iv always loved that motor



Yep.... Time for a body drop. Say goodbye to the new heater channels... Another 200 bucks wasted. First it was the new half pans now this. Owell

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Old November 9th, 2010, 02:16 PM   #108
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how are you planning on finishing off the back? with the trans raise it looks like the motor will be hanging way out there
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im trying to figure it out.

if i want a tight look i can go with type 3 or is it 4 engine tins


or a subaru engine



when i get my friends v8 to the house il just put it up to the trans and see if i like it WAY out on the open. il take picks and photochop it to look like a v6 to see if thats better.

then we have straight 4's or rotarys... the list goes one and i chance my mind all the time.

the winning engine will be the one that looks right behind the car. but i can tell you it wont be an aircooled one. im not spending 3g for a 150hp engine. unless i go turbo

o yea then i have to think about mounting the engines... straight 4,v6 and v8s are going to need an engine mount. i already have a crap load of tubing in the back. i dont know if i can make a mount for those engines. we will see in time.

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Old November 9th, 2010, 03:10 PM   #110
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Yep.... Time for a body drop. Say goodbye to the new heater channels... Another 200 bucks wasted. First it was the new half pans now this. Owell

Paul,
Just cut away what is needed and section them in somewhere else. They are a bit structural and good for keeping the doors aligned and from sagging. The chassis may be stiff but if the channels are compromised, the door fit can get irritating.
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Old November 9th, 2010, 03:11 PM   #111
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Tell your daughter she's doing a nice job on the build.
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Old November 9th, 2010, 03:13 PM   #112
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how are you planning on finishing off the back? with the trans raise it looks like the motor will be hanging way out there
He hasn't lowered the body down all the way yet either! We guesstimated about 3"
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Old November 9th, 2010, 03:15 PM   #113
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2x2 "L" to notch out the channel and if it needs it il ad even more thick sheet metal

hope she doesnt bill me


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not sure yet. might go 3 in the back but 4 in the front because of the front frame tube ended up taller then the stock one.

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Old November 9th, 2010, 03:24 PM   #114
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not sure yet. might go 3 in the back but 4 in the front because of the front frame tube ended up taller then the stock one.
Eh, chalk it up to the learning curve and roll with it. I can't tell you how I much I've spent on schoolbooks and never looked at them. Still getting A's so far!
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Old November 9th, 2010, 03:30 PM   #115
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np buddy

was looking at 1.9 tdi's today... man they are costly!
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Old November 9th, 2010, 03:35 PM   #116
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It's coming together real nice, it should be as stiff as an 18 yr. old on prom night. You've gotta be done those 24 beers by now.
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What the hell are you doing?!
















Looks good. Is it done yet?
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Old November 9th, 2010, 05:13 PM   #118
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Picture of my 1968 VW flat bed truck with a 1962 Buick aluminum block V8, 215 ci. 195 HP. I built the frame from 2" X 3" box tubing with no center tunnel. Built a tube engine mount from 4130 tubing. Trying to make it to look like a 1940 Ford flat bed truck with a 40 ford hood, and 1937 Ford taillights, ford hubcaps on chevy wheels. Will be using old style VW front bumper. Hot water heater core and fan from a Clark fork truck. Pops
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Well shucks, I'll try those pictures again. Pops
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3, 215 on ebay

all of them are the same price.. 100 bucks. thats crazy

an all aluminum block that cheap? cracks?
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Usually they are not cheap. A friend of mine did a complete overhaul of my engine and drove it 10K miles in a VW bus, took the engine out and keep it and sold the bus. It was in Wy and I am in WV, but a friend of mine was going to Wy to hunt, so he stopped and put it in the back of his truck and dropped it off at my place. Total cost of everything--- Free. Pops
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Ever considered a Rover v8? It's what the 215 turned into after Rover bought the design...and you'll possibly have more luck with finding parts (both replacement and tuning) for it - you can also get larger displacement versions of it (3.5/3.9 only differences are supposed to be in the crank - more modern versions will be 4.2 to 4.6 range but will be costlier).....typically you'll be looking at landrover/rangerover as donor vehicles for this engine.

The engines supposedly weigh less than the 2.3 lump too...more torque and what not :)
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by the way Dan, cool truck
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Zombie -- Thanks, I plan on pulling a small foldout camper with it. If I need more power, will put a bigger crank in it. Need to build the headers out of stainless steel to save the weight of the heavy cast iron stock headers. The flat bed is about finished and need to get the body ready to paint. Going to have a wood oak "Cattle" rack the same heighth as the cab along with a wood oak floor on the flat bed. Thinking about a logo to put on the doors, something like " POP'S Cattle Ranch" :) Pop
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Ever considered a Rover v8? It's what the 215 turned into after Rover bought the design...and you'll possibly have more luck with finding parts (both replacement and tuning) for it - you can also get larger displacement versions of it (3.5/3.9 only differences are supposed to be in the crank - more modern versions will be 4.2 to 4.6 range but will be costlier).....typically you'll be looking at landrover/rangerover as donor vehicles for this engine.

The engines supposedly weigh less than the 2.3 lump too...more torque and what not :)
Yeah, that's true...
And they are easy to find, IN EUROPE!!
Over here range rovers are stupid expensive and the parts are way too much. I looked at a rover engine before I got the V8 I have now. Parts are way too high, even for a salvage yard, IF you can find a rover in a salvage yard. Even if you have it built to the hilt, you might get 300 hp out of it.
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