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mdanielson55
11-28-2007, 08:12 PM
Who Has Ford Powered And What Tranny And Power Plant U Running?? Me Ime Running 351 C Top Loader 4 Speed And Putting On A 871 Dyers Blower. Mike

Flat-T23
11-28-2007, 09:57 PM
I am running a Ford, 1946 flathead variety. It is coupled to a Saginaw 4-speed by an Offenhauser adaptor, Corvette pressure plate, Chevy disk and GMC throwout bearing. The clutch and transmission are the only non-Ford parts on the car. It makes a lot of noise but doesn't go very fast.

Flat-T

thomas
11-29-2007, 05:15 PM
I'm running a 302 and C4 tranny. I haven't put it into the car yet, but it's in the garage waiting to go in.

thomas:)

mdanielson55
11-29-2007, 06:26 PM
There Has Got To Be More Than 3 Ford Power Buckets: What The Heck Three Is Enough Mike

GT63
11-29-2007, 07:14 PM
There Has Got To Be More Than 3 Ford Power Buckets: What The Heck Three Is Enough Mike


For the money it takes to build a performance Ford Motor, you could build 3 Small Block Chevys. :) I think Lugnut has more in his 390 FE motor than he does in the whole T-bucket.

mdanielson55
11-29-2007, 08:07 PM
I COST MORE TO BUILD THE FORD BUT NOT EVERYONE HAS ONE. IVE RUN CHEVYS IN MOD CARS AND EVERYONE HAS ONE FROM 1,000 BUCKS TO 10,000 BUCKS. AH THE FORD NOT ALL HAVE THEM. THEY SOUND DIFFERENT THAN THE CHEVY OUT PERFORM SOME AND DOESNT OUT PERFORM OTHERS. IT IS THE THRILL OH HEARING AND SEEING THE DIFFERENCE. BOTH ARE GOOD ENGINES FORD IS JUST A LITTLE MORE RARE. sorry for the caps ,i aint yellin mike

butch27
11-30-2007, 12:03 AM
Thomas: I'm putting a 302" in mine "t" also in Garden City!

Short T
11-30-2007, 03:40 PM
gotta 351W with AOD & 3.73 in a 9". Very few non Ford parts on my T. Have ta admitt I got lazy, it has GM alt.

thomas
11-30-2007, 06:40 PM
I also have a Ford 8.8 rearend with 3.73. Going ford all the way.

thomas:)

thomas
12-02-2007, 08:11 PM
Hey Butch27, when do you think you will have your T on the road? I hope to have mine on the road by May or June 2008.

thomas:)

pdywgn
12-02-2007, 10:48 PM
mdanielson55, interesting question. I have wondered about the reasoning behind all the chevy stuff in what is a Ford. I have heard a few things but would like to know first hand what you guys on this forum have to say about it.
I hope to build my project with all Ford parts. I am starting with mustang power train, front to back and hope to have all other parts on it be Ford. Other than the usual Ford vs. Chevy arguments, what technical reasons are there for or against???
Bob

mdanielson55
12-03-2007, 08:39 AM
pdywgn most use chevy stuff because the abundance of performance parts and the price of them. older ford racing stuff is hard to find and very pricey. thanks for the stang. it has helped with the newer high performance ford stuff. still no new big blocks but we will be able to build hypo small engines. the chevy ford rivalry will always be there and will give us something to argue-talk about.ive raced chevy all my life and like the engines but i still think [my opinion or preference ] is ford equipt in my t. ime not putting a ford in a 55 chevy or vette .the intake for my ford motor is 1,200 bucks and the same intake foe a big block chev is 444 bucks. sucks but i still think it is worth it mike

pdywgn
12-05-2007, 10:52 PM
Thanks for the explanation. That is quite a price difference!! It does make it tuff restoring a ford, but you are right the stang has made it easier.
Bob

llonning
12-06-2007, 12:28 PM
pdyywgn, I have helped friends with their Ford projects. If you look in the right places you can find all sorts of stuff for them. Personally I am a Mopar nut, I prefer them over all others. But I also have BB/SB chevs,International and Studebakers. All will work fine, but you have to look. Remember the most important rule of hotdrodding, THIS is for YOU, not anybody else.
llonning

bentbaggerlen
12-06-2007, 08:37 PM
I'll be running a 302/C4 in mine. Pulled out of a 86 f150 with very low miles. I;ll have to back date to a carb to get rid of the EFI.

flatheadgary
12-08-2007, 10:20 PM
these are mine and my brothers race cars. his is a 347/c4 svo and mine is a flathead/c4. his is sold as a replacement 302 for stangs. it is a street motor and only has an airgap intake manifold and the headers and it goes 11.03 in the 1/4. now this is a stock street motor. it cost him $1700 from a company called tehachipi motor sports. i don't think a chevy is going to be much less than that for a brand new motor. as far as a bb ford goes, speedomotive and paw and svo sell 500 in and bigger for not much more than a bb chevy. i think it is all in the searching. some parts do cost more, like the headers and heads and such though. also, as you have noticed, they are race cars not street cars, but like i said, his is a stock street motor.
http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s297/flatheadgary/IMG_0279.jpg

Flat-T23
12-14-2007, 06:37 PM
At the Buckethead Bash this summer there were about 100 buckets with about 97 Chevy engines. I had to special order my kit from Spirit to get it without 350 mounts. I am planning another car which will have a 302.

benT
01-04-2008, 12:31 PM
I've got a 302 w/ a C4 tranny. It wasn't that difficult--and it doesn't cost much more than a chevy these days. We did make the mounts ourselves as I've never liked the factory ones on an open car. The tranny mount was real easy---just mocked the tranny in place with a new factory mount, and made a 2x2 drop mount to fit. I have a few pics in my gallery (BenT) or a more at http://www.prokoteindy.com/prokote2_022.htm

Ford in a Ford is the eay to go!:D