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Re: Buick Straight 8 Repower
Frank50 #1346095 Wed Feb 12 2020 05:00 AM
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I have a similar situation with my 53 3100. The 292 I think is about 3" longer than the 235. My primary radiator is almost 7" thick with the 3300 CFM electric fan. After my crank snout I have 7 3/4". That is my custom SFI damper with serpentine pulley, crank trigger, 3" blower pulley and 1" oil pump pulley. Because of the leverage on the crank I am running a big block timing cover seal. I have a Crower billet crank. I also have to deal with the 6 intakes on drivers side and 6 headers on passenger side that will be in the firewall. Iv'e done a lot of measuring And I think I can get the radiator forward about 6". I'm looking at moving the engine back about 8". I may move the pedals over a little. I have a Tremec TKO 600 trans and ordered it with the mid shift kit. This puts my shifter about 3" in front of the seat. A dog leg shifter and I should be fine. Might have to get a little creative under the dash but probably not. good news is it's skinney. I like the idea of weight being moved to the rear. NHRA does not permit the moving of the engine rearward for weight distribution but does allow it for fitment. My point of view is get it where you can and make the truck fit around it. Thank you for our time.


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Re: Buick Straight 8 Repower
Frank50 #1346127 Wed Feb 12 2020 02:19 PM
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A kids wagon can also be used to make a doghouse.

Ed

Last edited by EdPruss; Wed Feb 12 2020 02:34 PM.

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Re: Buick Straight 8 Repower
Frank50 #1346313 Thu Feb 13 2020 03:21 AM
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I want to see an actual dog house used as a doghouse. smile

Re: Buick Straight 8 Repower
EdPruss #1346416 Thu Feb 13 2020 11:59 PM
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Originally Posted by EdPruss
A kids wagon can also be used to make a doghouse.

Ed


A radio flyer wagon is the same width as the factory trans. cover in an AD truck.


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Re: Buick Straight 8 Repower
Frank50 #1346424 Fri Feb 14 2020 12:48 AM
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What did you say when the kids asked "where's my wagon?")?


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1954 3104 5-window pickup w/Hydra-Matic [1954advance-design.com] - part of the family for 15 years
- If you have to stomp on your foot-pedal starter, either you, or your starter, or your engine, has a problem.
- The 216 and early 235 engines are not "splash oilers" - this is a splash oiler. [chevy.oldcarmanualproject.com]
Re: Buick Straight 8 Repower
tclederman #1346482 Fri Feb 14 2020 02:19 PM
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Originally Posted by tclederman
What did you say when the kids asked "where's my wagon?")?

Just tell them you sent it in to be restored. That will buy you a couple of years.


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Re: Buick Straight 8 Repower
Frank50 #1346502 Fri Feb 14 2020 05:14 PM
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Yeah in my case about 30...


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