anyone building a big block powered T-bucket?

Discussion in 'engines and drive train' started by grumpyvette, Jun 2, 2015.

  1. Grumpy

    Grumpy The Grumpy Grease Monkey mechanical engineer. Staff Member

    the post above was certainly not directed at you John,
    it was simply a rather random observation based on decades of dealing with people rebuilding cars in general
     
  2. Maniacmechanic1

    Maniacmechanic1 solid fixture here in the forum

    All else fails I go looking for sidejob work on cars and trucks.
    A real juggle working full time.
    Wife and kids.
    Getting my own done.
     
  3. JohnHancock

    JohnHancock Well-Known Member

    I use to do side jobs for hot rod money but being 73 I rarely have enough energy! Lol I guess my get up and go has got up and went!
    My medical stuff has the VA classifying me as 100 percent disabled and unemployable.
    Damn agent orange!
     
  4. Maniacmechanic1

    Maniacmechanic1 solid fixture here in the forum

    Motivation I have found is a Key factor for everyone of all Ages.

    Time management is another.
    Make best use of Free Time.

    I set goals to get something done every week on my own.
    Nightly if possible.
    At least plan my next step(s) getting each project done.
    Most planning I do in my mind.
    But I do still put ideas on paper and pencil yet.
     
  5. Maniacmechanic1

    Maniacmechanic1 solid fixture here in the forum

    I have learned from the Old Time US MILITARY Guys in the Corvette world- Digital Corvette that Grumpy & both are on to have a backup plan.
    And be ready to improvise if needed.
     
  6. Maniacmechanic1

    Maniacmechanic1 solid fixture here in the forum

    Drag Racing Hot Rods at Santa Ana Drags: "Road Ru…:
     
  7. Loves302Chevy

    Loves302Chevy "One test is worth a thousand expert opinions."

    That is a good name for your project.
     
  8. JohnHancock

    JohnHancock Well-Known Member

    Neat video. Wish it was still that simple. I don’t want to remember the shit that makes me feel bad so much but Damn Agent Orange would be a good name! Lol
     
  9. JohnHancock

    JohnHancock Well-Known Member

    http://www.hotrod.com/articles/0712phr-blown-big-block-chevy-engine-build/amp/

    I was poking around dreaming and ran across this article. My budget can’t stand to duplicate this but may do this for slightly less. The most glaring I see is lack of boost numbers. The B&M blowers available now use 2 love rotors. Mine has 3 lobes so I get 1/3 more air. My old car would peg a 10 lb. pressure as long as you held on the floor. I won’t need the Dart block or the blower and drive. I won’t need the assembly cost and hope I don't need the crank! Still the motor would be more than my whole budget for the whole car! Reality check or what? Lol
     
  10. Maniacmechanic1

    Maniacmechanic1 solid fixture here in the forum

    Nice Build.
    Built it right.

    Another option is to locate a lightly used Big Block Chevy Race engine.
    Or never fired at all from an abandoned project.
     

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