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Anyone want a brand new 250 six? #1298268 Sun Feb 10 2019 12:10 AM
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Jon G Offline OP
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All you have to do is figure out how to get around the EPA regulations, come up with $2500 and off you go...

http://www.donhardyengines.com/specials.htm (bottom of the page)


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Re: Anyone want a brand new 250 six? [Re: Jon G] #1298280 Sun Feb 10 2019 02:07 AM
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He mentions EPA regs for stationary engines, which are getting pretty tough. But you could put it in a truck and keep moving so the EPA can't find you. eeeek


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Re: Anyone want a brand new 250 six? [Re: Jon G] #1298282 Sun Feb 10 2019 02:25 AM
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Been a long time since I've heard that name. He is up in the Texas Panhandle and used to build dragster chassis for some top names.


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Re: Anyone want a brand new 250 six? [Re: Jon G] #1298284 Sun Feb 10 2019 02:36 AM
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Evan- - - -have you ever heard of a truck/tractor pull engine builder named Jerry Janke? I believe he was in southwest Texas at one time, several years ago.
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The murder victim was drowned in a bathtub full of Rice Krispies and milk.
The coroner blamed the crime on a cereal killer!

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Re: Anyone want a brand new 250 six? [Re: Jon G] #1298327 Sun Feb 10 2019 03:21 PM
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With the price of machining and parts now, $2500 is a pretty good deal for what you are getting. The exhaust manifold is worth quite a bit by itself.

Re: Anyone want a brand new 250 six? [Re: klhansen] #1298328 Sun Feb 10 2019 03:25 PM
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Originally Posted by klhansen
He mentions EPA regs for stationary engines, which are getting pretty tough. But you could put it in a truck and keep moving so the EPA can't find you. eeeek


Very interesting. That's the first I've seen anyone list industrial engines. I wonder if they come with the stand and radiator assembly too. Keep it for a test stand.

Not bad prices. A big block can be had for less than $3K. I do know from the Generac units that I've installed, the distributor is locked down with no advance. They are governed at 1800 rpm too, so I'm guessing they have a very mild cam. Still, not bad for crate engines.

As far as emissions, probably not an issue if they're going into a 60 year old truck.


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Re: Anyone want a brand new 250 six? [Re: Jon G] #1298340 Sun Feb 10 2019 04:25 PM
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I'd have a hard time spending $2500.00 rebuilding a 3rd. generation stovebolt engine, especially since I do virtually all my own machine work. Then again, I also build my own firearms. In either case, the "government" can go pound sand!
Jerry


The murder victim was drowned in a bathtub full of Rice Krispies and milk.
The coroner blamed the crime on a cereal killer!

Cringe and wail in fear, Eloi- - - - -we Morlocks are on the hunt!
Re: Anyone want a brand new 250 six? [Re: Jon G] #1298479 Mon Feb 11 2019 09:21 AM
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Jerry,
Yes, there were several pull trucks and tractors running the very good Janke engines. We used Aires which are basically BBC short blocks with Hemi heads. The wedge head engines are strong out of the hole and on times the track was right the hemi's big top end power couldn't overcome the wedges hole shot.


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Re: Anyone want a brand new 250 six? [Re: Jon G] #1298515 Mon Feb 11 2019 05:18 PM
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I knew Jerry back in the late 1970's when he was a maintenance supervisor at E & J Gallo winery in Livingston California. I worked there as a maintenance mechanic/pipefitter before moving back home to Tennessee in 1980. I believe he started building puller engines shortly after that, after moving to Texas. At that time he was driving a very highly modified 56 Ford pickup, the really scarce one with the wraparound rear window. I never got a look under the hood, but it had ladder-style traction bars, and sounded like it needed them.

Wasn't the Aires engine an aluminum-block clone of the BBC? If I remember correctly, didn't Donovan build an aluminum clone of the early MOPAR hemi?
Jerry



The murder victim was drowned in a bathtub full of Rice Krispies and milk.
The coroner blamed the crime on a cereal killer!

Cringe and wail in fear, Eloi- - - - -we Morlocks are on the hunt!

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