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PORT ROWAN, ONT

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After much measuring and head scratching, I have determined that my sbc is too wide for my 33 chev project. Im looking for a pre computer (carburated) V6 or 4 no wider than 20in including manifolds.Need it running complete with trans. RWD. A running scrap car or truck would be good.Thanks for looking. Steve



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Steve, a SBC should fit without any problems. I had a 34 Chev with a
394 olds in it with no problem other than the firewall

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I don't think I can close the hood sides with the engine in position. I may have to do a trial fit to confirm. It measures 24in with the manifolds. Its 21 in between the fenders near the front.



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Why not an inline 6, they came with one. Upgrade to a 250/292 or a Vortec 4200. They can make gobs of power and they are aluminum so nice and light compared to the original engine.

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wuga wrote:

Why not an inline 6, they came with one. Upgrade to a 250/292 or a Vortec 4200. They can make gobs of power and they are aluminum so nice and light compared to the original engine.

Warren


Tried that and its too long. I would have to cut the fire wall and I really don't want to. The truck is going to look original with spoke wheels etc. Not built as a hotrod  but with safety upgrades. Im thinking a 4 cylinder would be easier. 



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I just bought an American buy sell auction car mag at shoppers drug mart and there is a red 33 chev coupe with fenders , in it with a sbc and auto trans in it . Not much help technically , but somebody did it .

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Toyotahemi1.jpgI like the idea of the Vortec 6 too but if it's too long and you want something unique have you thought about the Toyota V8 Hemi? Might take some searching for parts but it's compact. I think  Brizio, Buttera or someone put one in a track T a number of years back.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toyota_V_engine



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Steve will this fit? Looks like a smokin deal.
TMJ

https://www.kijiji.ca/v-classic-cars/trenton-on/buick-3-8l-trans-carbureted/1409129833?enableSearchNavigationFlag=true



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Im getting it narrowed down a bit more. Ive decided to go with an inline 4 or 6. I have 32 in from rad to firewall so a 6 cant be any longer. As for 4s ,early Ranger 4spd or pre 88 mustang . Prefer standard. Pre 88 S10 4cyl 4speed would also work.The old blue flame chev might work if its not too long. The old iron duke would also work. That's all I can think of right now so if anyone can think of anything else, I would like to hear about it.

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Well, they came with an engine with the same dimensions as a 235/261. They dress up real mice and especially the 261, great torque. I just measured mine. Having the block 1" from the firewall, the pulley will have about 3/4" clearance from the rad. You would probably have to run an electric fan.

Warren

By the way, is the rad in the stock position?



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wuga wrote:

Well, they came with an engine with the same dimensions as a 235/261. They dress up real mice and especially the 261, great torque. I just measured mine. Having the block 1" from the firewall, the pulley will have about 3/4" clearance from the rad. You would probably have to run an electric fan.

Warren

By the way, is the rad in the stock position?



-- Edited by wuga on Sunday 13th of January 2019 06:16:06 PM


I was going to us a 250 but it was too long. The 235-261 must be shorter. The rad is in the stock location. 



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There are some turbocharged 4 cylinder engines that produce quite a lot of horsepower. Small and light, fuel efficient, and fairly low maintenance. Should be readily available in the wreckers.

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Rover V8?

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I have several Rover V8s. They are probably wider then the SBC and be ready to spend big dollars.

Warren

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chev 6 cylinder engines are all the same length, the GMC 6 is a inch or so longer.

A Chevrolet Six is 30 1/2 " from the back of the block to the fan
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I have a Chevy 2.8L V6 in a truck I have. I know nothing about it, other then it will turn with a wrench, It's coming out when it gets a bit warmer. No tranny, motor cheap. Kent

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51 Styline wrote:

There are some turbocharged 4 cylinder engines that produce quite a lot of horsepower. Small and light, fuel efficient, and fairly low maintenance. Should be readily available in the wreckers.


 Blasphemy! Who would think of doing such things? wink



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Lightspeed Mike wrote:
51 Styline wrote:

There are some turbocharged 4 cylinder engines that produce quite a lot of horsepower. Small and light, fuel efficient, and fairly low maintenance. Should be readily available in the wreckers.


 Blasphemy! Who would think of doing such things? wink


   Apparently Hotrod Steve is thinking of it. Myself NOPE.



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Hotrodron wrote:

chev 6 cylinder engines are all the same length, the GMC 6 is a inch or so longer.

A Chevrolet Six is 30 1/2 " from the back of the block to the fan
pulley (found on internet)


Yes, the block is the same length, but the factory water pump and fan create the fitment problem.  Moving the rad ahead slightly with an electric fan would allow a 250/292 and there are a lot of parts available for these engines.  There is probably a water pump option as well.  This 6 is quite a bit lighter then the 216/235/261 and fits nicely between the rails, and it emulates the original engine with at least 4-5 times the power.

Love to see a 6 in a 30s chev

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Price is right and Wayne is a good guy to deal with

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Steve, I'm wondering what car you have. Chev made a Mercury model in 33/34 and it was about 10% smaller than the Eagle model. Maybe that's the difference.
auto.howstuffworks.com/1933-chevrolet-eagle-and-mercury.htm

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Rochie wrote:

Steve, I'm wondering what car you have. Chev made a Mercury model in 33/34 and it was about 10% smaller than the Eagle model. Maybe that's the difference.
auto.howstuffworks.com/1933-chevrolet-eagle-and-mercury.htm


 Its a 1933 Chev pickup. It has 32 in from firewall to rad. I am building it to look original but with mechanical upgrades. The SBC is too wide to run hood sides. Also there is only 9 in from firewall center to steering shaft. That leaves me with 18 in max including manifolds. It would be much easier to put an inline engine in it considering im not building a hotrod (high performance) . Hope this helps clear up some things. So if anyone has a carbureted inline 4 or 6 im  interested.



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