View Full Version : How long?

05-12-2008, 10:53 AM
Is a small block Chevy from fan blade to end of block start of tranny? The reason I am asking is there are a couple of threads where people will be using other type of engines. I will be using a slant six in a 27 and I assume this is longer than a sbc. Will this require a custom frame because of the longer engine? I know the sbc is a common choice for all kinds of hot rods but it would be nice to hear of some different choices and how they worked out. Thanks for your help!

05-12-2008, 12:45 PM
The small block measures 30" and the big block measures 33".

27 roadster
05-12-2008, 07:53 PM
sbc are nice but it is nice to see some one else darring to be different also.

05-13-2008, 06:34 AM
I like different too. I'm working on a '26 touring car now with a GMC 2.5 ltr 4 cyl engine and a 5 speed overdrive. Hopefully it will get me some better gas mileage than my big block.

05-13-2008, 07:35 AM
Al you don't have to try to be different, your just a little off center naturally.

05-22-2008, 06:19 PM
Aren't we all a little off center? I too am glad to see something besides a sbc in any type of rod. The 225 slant six is about 7 inches longer than a sb mopar but you should still have room if you use a electric fan and remember that you dont have to worry about distributor clearance so you should be able to set the motor back a little bit. I would also suggest using a 904 torque flight for a tranny out of a dart or valiant.

05-23-2008, 10:38 AM
Thanks guys for all your help!:)

05-26-2008, 07:35 PM
Different is good....I plan on using a 460 ford for my 23...Unfortunately for me due to recent Tornado damage in Macon some of my spare parts were damaged but oh well life goes on

05-26-2008, 10:30 PM
There are a lot of photos of slant six t's in the NTBA website. I think they were on the 2005 pics.