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PORT ROWAN, ONT

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New project-51 Ford coupe. From Texas. Gonna be a mild custom tail dragger-needs bubble skirts!



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St THOMAS, ONT

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Nice coupe.

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PORT ROWAN, ONT

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More pics Engine mocked up,cleaned interior out. Put the truck on the road this summer-runs great!



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I want to be first in line for the sale of the 40/41 pick up in the picture 

TMJ 

 



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Steve I sent you a PM about the box



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KITCHENER. ONT

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truck's a 41, waterfall nose piece, 40s is thin.

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Nice '51. Now get that funny looking motor out of there and put in a FORD!

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PORT ROWAN, ONT

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HaHa I would really rather a hemi-but $$$



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if you just want a "driver" type motor how's about a 4.6 ford mod motor with a carb?

paint the block blue and the black plastic valve covers silver for that authentic "cammer" look
along with the aluminum heads timing cover and intake

toss some nice aftermarket pulleys at it to make it look cool and call 'er done

simple as hell cheep as can be IF you get a decent motor that isn't in need and they're plentiful enough you can "subscribe" to them as used motors seeing as rebuilding them is ridiculously expensive

my 4.6 went to the bone yard with 580 000 KM's on 'er and never needed anything other than an alternator , once

- it also didn't see a single oil change in the ten years I drove it-- there was a hole in the oil pan at about the 3 litre mark so it just got topped up again and again .. usually when the cam chain adjusters would start to knock somewhere around two liters

 

if it cam survive ME when I don't care...then it MUST be a good product ya know what I mean ?

to add I only scraped it as I had a better vehicle in my truck .. and the grand merc was worth 4 hun at the time for scrap

just remember the newer two valve motor is MUCH better than the early version and you want to stay the hell away from the '04 &^ three valve motors

a 5.4 MIGHT seem like a good idea but there's no intakes for them - and compared to the 4.6 they are physically HUGE

and the adapters for the 4.6 manifold onto the 5.4 isn't the best plan though it might work better with a carb than injectors as the adapters mess up the injector's shot at the port passages... which is the reason the adapters aren't quite what many would hope

as for the 4.6 mod motors , remember YOU CAN"T BUILD A 400 HP MOD MOTOR FOR ANYTHING UNDER 12K

unless you buy a nitrous kit...

and if you have bags of money it's good to know the 2 valve "trick flow' heads flow as much as a stock unported four valve head

but you need trick flow's cams and rockers too as stuff changes with their cylinder heads ... and then you'll be about halfway through that 12K..

 

and as I think of it right now , there is , .. if , you have enough room , ..length wise , .. for

ummm the , uh , umm ..a.. V10 ..?? and there's a lot of old junky super duty trucks & vans out there these days too

if you "format" your build around the mod motor platform that also leaves the possibility to upgrade to a supercharged

F150 lightning motor too

and it's still two valve to keep things simpler though it won't help with cost at that point either



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PORT ROWAN, ONT

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project on hold until the good weather.Thanks for the info DJ, I will consider.



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HI STEVE : Some real good looking iron !!! --- Keep it going !! -- LATER -- DON / Fleet 51

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Update???...hope you didn't stop!

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PORT ROWAN, ONT

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Its in storage for now . Working on my 33 Chev PU this winter .Found a 3.8 Buick for it and hope to have it on the road by spring. Have a 283 with 3carb setup for the 51 . Next winters project .



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