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Joined: Mar 2010
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Modifying it to look like a bygone tractor is fine if you plan on using it as a tractor, otherwise it has no purpose.
Bringing an old Stovebolt engine back to a half way running condition depends on luck.
The engine forum is full of hard luck stories of worn and broken parts.
Rebuilding one is more expensive than a modern V8 crate rebuild.
You also have other parts issues. For example the brakes, especially the big truck drums, that are hard to find in good condition.
In the long run it would be cheaper to buy a used Kubota.

Why not showcase it as part of a fixed outdoor grill or barbeque.
The picture is an idea only. Rework the woodwork a little but retain the rustic look.

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"Adding CFM to a truck will only help at engine speeds you don't want to use."
"I found there was nothing to gain beyond 400 CFM."
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Thanks to you all for looking at it and for your suggestions. We may end up leaving it right where it is for whoever buys this property when we decide to move.

Looking for info on our 1935 GM Canada truck prior to selling it
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Posts: 3,146
Looks like an authentic rat rod to me.

1939 Packard Standard Eight Coupe (The Phantom)
1950 Chevrolet 3100 (Ol' Roy)
1956 Cadillac Coupe de Ville (The Bismarck)
1956 Cadillac Sixty Special Fleetwood (The Godfather)
1966 Oldsmobile Toronado (The Purple Knif)
1966 Ford Mustang (Little Red)
1964 Ford Galaxie 500 coupe
1979 Ford F-100
1976 Ford F-150 (Big Red)
1995 Ford F-150 (Newt)
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The engine looks like a Chevrolet 207.
If it was mine, I would consider moving it to a more prominent place and present it as yard art.

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