Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: Re-motoring a lakes bucket style street rod project called Cassi.

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2016
    Location
    L.A.
    Posts
    13
    My Feedback

    (0% Positive Feedback)
    Rep Power
    0

    Re-motoring a lakes bucket style street rod project called Cassi.

    Howdy,

    As noted in my intro, I'm replacing a slant six in an unfinished street rod project I built (that returned to me recently) with a '48 248 straight eight.
    Here're a couple pictures, and I'll keep the project updated as I do the rebuild.


    55.JPG 56.JPG

    This'll be an unhurried (re)project, and I'll certainly be needing my hand held a bit as I learn the Buick.
    I'm presently starting to chase down the missing parts for the mill,
    (please see needed parts post here https://www.teambuick.com/forums/sho...rence-question)
    and thrashing out the mods it'll need for my chassis (a titled Deuce) and to mate it to a pb904 from a slant six. I'll be going with a set of four SUs for carbs, and a mild street build for the guts. Hoping to have'er back on the street later this year, or early next.
    Last edited by Old6rodder; 01-27-2017 at 01:05 AM.
    Sex, drags, and rock & roll.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Posts
    297
    My Feedback

    (0% Positive Feedback)
    Rep Power
    0

    Cassi

    Old6, you got my attention. I cannot answer all your questions, some one will. I believe any year distributor from a 248/263 will work. The water pump changed in 1950, so will need to be earlier. Too bad you are so far away, as I will be selling a 1950 248 later in the year. It has been replaced with a warmed up 263.

    Good luck, and please keep us in the picture.

    Ben

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2016
    Location
    L.A.
    Posts
    13
    My Feedback

    (0% Positive Feedback)
    Rep Power
    0
    Started on the 904pb's torque converter adaption. Turned an "adapter kit" for the job.
    Took pictures with only two holes drilled & tapped, but all six're done now.

    DSC00009.JPGDSC00011.JPGDSC00008.JPGDSC00005.JPG
    Sex, drags, and rock & roll.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Nov 2016
    Location
    L.A.
    Posts
    13
    My Feedback

    (0% Positive Feedback)
    Rep Power
    0

    Cool Back at it.

    With my manic level of Rose Parade work this time around finally over I got back to work on Cassi yesterday. I finished off the 904pb bell housing adapter, and assembled the engine/trans unit. Then started the job of tucking'er into the chassis.

    First stab brought'er to 10.5" forward of target position, and 4" short of tucking behind the front cross member. Next up are cutting the floors & tunnel mouth to fit the 904's pan flanges, re-engineering the trans mount cross member to fit the new position, and cobbling up the bell & front engine mounts I've decided to go with. Then a bit of rework on the floor & tunnel mouth sheet metal, which'll finish the basic installation portion of the project.

    Here're a couple pics of the process at the moment. I'll take some of the components at a later date, when I disassemble prior to final running assembly.

    It appears I've forgotten to post that I'm installing this mill as a "slant eight", 28* off vertical, similar to the 30* of the slant six it's replacing.


    5.jpg 3.jpg
    Sex, drags, and rock & roll.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Posts
    297
    My Feedback

    (0% Positive Feedback)
    Rep Power
    0
    Thought we had lost you! Slant eight. Different

    Ben

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Posts
    1,902
    My Feedback

    (0% Positive Feedback)
    Rep Power
    0
    Why so far forward in the chassis?? Would think that wouldn't be so good for handling. On the 320 installed in a stock car we made a "slant 8" in the mid 60's but to the left to put MORE weight on the left front. Not tilted as far as yours but made a BIG diff. in the handling dept. for our use.
    Tom Telesco
    Classic and Muscle Automotive
    12 Cook St.
    Norwalk, CT 06853-1601
    Day Phone 203-324-6045 ET
    NailHead Mini-Starters '53-'66
    Adjustable Roller Tip Rocker Arms - All NailHeads
    Custom forged pistons
    Front & rear neoprene seals
    Many other "Nail" parts
    "If I can't get it, you don't need it!"

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Nov 2016
    Location
    L.A.
    Posts
    13
    My Feedback

    (0% Positive Feedback)
    Rep Power
    0

    Second stab.

    Not lost, merely swamped with '17's float work. I got drawn in to helping out on three floats with various engineering problems, and having to do the whole job on three others. Tends to really suck up the calendar.

    That was only the first stab, I use it to note & mark what cutting'll be needed to continue the installation. As noted, its target was back another 10.5".

    Second stab has put'er in place, and I've cobbled up some very temporary "mounts" (a 1/4" pencil steel cradle under the front pulley, a chunk of 2x4 propping up the dist side, and just resting the tailshaft on the cross member for now ) to hold'er there whilst I work out the real ones. Wound up with a bit more of a hole in the floor than I'd planned, but'll use the rework to grab a tad more room for the go pedal.

    Here're some more pics ........


    DSC00008 (1).jpg DSC00006 (1).jpg
    DSC00003 (1).jpg DSC00010 (1).jpg DSC00012 (1).jpg
    Sex, drags, and rock & roll.

Similar Threads

  1. Another Newb. (Engine swap in a street bucket.)
    By Old6rodder in forum WELCOME forum!
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 12-06-2016, 09:40 PM
  2. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 08-10-2014, 10:44 PM
  3. body style help
    By coaster in forum Buick Identification and Decoding
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 11-05-2007, 04:27 PM
  4. dynaflow to new style 401
    By garaget401 in forum Nailhead: 264, 322, 364, 401, 425
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 11-24-2005, 03:56 PM
  5. Lake style headers?
    By Buford26 in forum Straight Eights!
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 04-24-2005, 05:50 AM

Classifieds

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
TeamBuick.com Privacy Policy