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    Another Newb. (Engine swap in a street bucket.)

    Howdy,

    Pulling a slant six out of a street bucket project, and replacing that with a '48 straight 248 I got (most of) in a parts swap. Been an inline fool all my life, but this'll be my first eight. No stranger to cars & rods, but will likely need my hand held for a bit 'til I get to know to this long Buick's particulars.

    Looking to do a street build on this one, adding such speed improvements as won't substantially compromise reliability. Initial plans are for four SUs (I have on the shelf), adapting a slant flywheel, Oz slant clutch & QT bell, and slant gearbox. I do my own head work, but will shop out a bore & balance. Finish up with enough cam to balance it all out.

    Will post pics of project when I'm allowed.

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    Engine swap in a street rod

    Should be FUN. Please keep us in the loop.

    Ben

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    I think this guy is from Iowa and its nicely done.
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    Yes, very nicely done. This'll be an unhurried build, so hope to get'er into that level of fit & finish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old6rodder View Post
    Yes, very nicely done. This'll be an unhurried build, so hope to get'er into that level of fit & finish.
    good deal, just don't go all ratrod on it. take your time and do it right.
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    No sweat,"Rats" aren't my thing, just home builts.
    Here're a couple shots of "Cassi", the returning project I mentioned. The slant's already out.
    I'll move the radiator back inside its shell to make room for the Buick.

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