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    Yeah, these things are kind of interesting to me. Although I don't know if all of the other parts are available. I wish some of these you could build with 1.6L turbo engine, modern brakes, suspension and steering.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fakeout View Post
    Yeah, these things are kind of interesting to me. Although I don't know if all of the other parts are available. I wish some of these you could build with 1.6L turbo engine, modern brakes, suspension and steering.
    You can build them with whatever modern conveniences you want. Why anyone would want a 1.6T in something like that I will never know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by big swede View Post
    You can build them with whatever modern conveniences you want. Why anyone would want a 1.6T in something like that I will never know.
    You don't think 200 hp is enough?
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    Quote Originally Posted by fakeout View Post
    You don't think 200 hp is enough?
    Not in a car like that. It's not like it's a daily driver. That would be a weekend toy type of car so why not put a new Coyote or low mileage Cobra motor in it and have 400+hp with daily driver type of reliability.

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    Is that what crate engines are for? I have a pdf file from gmpartsdirect.com and on page 84, there's an E-ROD crate engine. It says it passes California standards and makes 326 hp and is a V8. Is that a reasonable choice? It says LS3. (Descriptions are a little confusing.)

    EDIT: I saw the number on it was 19258004 (for the automatic). Yeah, in any case, I guess that might be good for a 1955 Nomad because it's a Chevy engine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fakeout View Post
    Is that what crate engines are for? I have a pdf file from gmpartsdirect.com and on page 84, there's an E-ROD crate engine. It says it passes California standards and makes 326 hp and is a V8. Is that a reasonable choice? It says LS3. (Descriptions are a little confusing.)
    Yes that's exactly what crate engines are good for. The LS3 would be a fine choice but since it's a Ford I would personally stick with a Ford powerplant.

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    Well, after hearing this V6 vs V8 sound video, I think I'd rather find a V6. lol



    I think the V8 sounds like a growling, nasty biatch.
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    Re: 1940 Ford coupe bodies receive official Ford licensing

    Looks good!

    Now get to work licensing the '49 Mercury, '50 Ford, '55-7 Thunderbird, and the Continental Mark II

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    Wow, that Lincoln Mark II is a beaut.
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    Re: 1940 Ford coupe bodies receive official Ford licensing

    Quote Originally Posted by fakeout View Post
    Yeah, these things are kind of interesting to me. Although I don't know if all of the other parts are available. I wish some of these you could build with 1.6L turbo engine, modern brakes, suspension and steering.
    If you could somehow get a 1940 Ford body onto a 2013 Fusion chassis, that would be completely awesome IMO. A lot of work, but it would be 'unique'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vcs2600 View Post
    If you could somehow get a 1940 Ford body onto a 2013 Fusion chassis, that would be completely awesome IMO. A lot of work, but it would be 'unique'.
    I would want a FWD chassis under there about as badly as I would want a 1.6 liter engine.

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