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Fastymz
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From: Reno Nv
Registered: Apr 2001

posted 11-02-2001 07:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ok let me get some opinions on what motor for my pops T-bucket project.We need to start to get the frame ready and order a motor.Should we go with a 302 alum head motor.Or the 351w motor, both will be crate motors.the 302 saves us enough money to get a better trans. In such a lite car im thinking it will be enough power with the 302 motor.On the trans we are thinking of a AOD or C4 the Aod would allow for more gears like 3:80.A traction lock is a must.It has a 9" not sure of gears in it now or year.Where is a good place to a crate motor.Thanks for the help.Please any and all info is helpful.
Ron

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65 Coupe with a 351w, RPM intake,carter625,shorty 1-5/8 headers,2.5 exhaust,Flowmasters,Black Magic electric fan,stock C4,peg leg 8" 2:80,Big Boss 429 hood scoop,Cragers SS,Black Suede finish.
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steve'66
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posted 11-02-2001 10:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ron,

My buddy did a '29 with a 5.0/aod, and a nine inch rear. It works awesome! Henry would have been proud.
Whatever he does don't let him stink the place up with a chebby powerplant!

SteveW

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Fastymz
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From: Reno Nv
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posted 11-02-2001 10:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Steve have not seen you around latey.To make along story short.He got this T project used with a 350/350 combo in it.Before we even got to his house we got ride the chevy stuff.He said no chevy stuff in his garage.He's a ture mustang and Ford guy 100%.I cant beleive how many of these have chevy in them.In the T-bucket club here in Reno only two out of 25 have a Ford.Well now there will be 3.I cant wait to get this car on the road. Ron

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65 Coupe with a 351w, RPM intake,carter625,shorty 1-5/8 headers,2.5 exhaust,Flowmasters,Black Magic electric fan,stock C4,peg leg 8" 2:80,Big Boss 429 hood scoop,Cragers SS,Black Suede finish.
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kcode
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From: alvaton,ky,usa Suburb of Bowling Green, M&M #79, MCA #29208
Registered: Jun 99

posted 11-02-2001 10:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kcode   Click Here to Email kcode     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Either one would work good. I'd go with the 351 just because it is physically wider and taller. The 302 would look a little puny between the frame rails. This would be strictly for looks.

Mike

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n2oMike
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From: Spencer, WV
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posted 11-03-2001 07:29 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for n2oMike   Click Here to Email n2oMike     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
There aren't too many engines prettier than the 351C all dressed up. They run good too!

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Mike Burch
66 mustang real street
302 4-speed 289 heads
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John Holloway
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posted 11-03-2001 05:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for John Holloway   Click Here to Email John Holloway     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just my two cents,...Boss429 or a 427s.o.h.c.,You know that there is a lot of small blocks 23T's out there,so why not do something totaly radical,plus thoese things are really light in the front end...or do a small block and put a 6/71 blower and a bugcatcher on it.

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Fastymz
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From: Reno Nv
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posted 11-03-2001 06:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
John,and Mike Ilike both of those motors.If we were to do some thing wild it would be a creat 460 HO.Thats real Trq.

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65 Coupe with a 351w, RPM intake,carter625,shorty 1-5/8 headers,2.5 exhaust,Flowmasters,Black Magic electric fan,stock C4,peg leg 8" 2:80,Big Boss 429 hood scoop,Cragers SS,Black Suede finish.
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Fastymz
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posted 11-03-2001 06:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Do you guys know of any good places to get a crate motor.Other then Ford Racing or PAW.Thanks Ron

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65 Coupe with a 351w, RPM intake,carter625,shorty 1-5/8 headers,2.5 exhaust,Flowmasters,Black Magic electric fan,stock C4,peg leg 8" 2:80,Big Boss 429 hood scoop,Cragers SS,Black Suede finish.
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My65Coupe
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From: Casper, Wyoming
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posted 11-03-2001 09:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for My65Coupe   Click Here to Email My65Coupe     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
www.badasscars.com

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steve'66
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posted 11-03-2001 09:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ron,

Try www.badasscars.com
Arron will build whatever you want and might even put it in a crate if you insist.

SteveW

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