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Post  2POWERADDERS on July 7th 2015, 9:27 pm

I am in the process of getting rid of my race car and building a street car, I picked up a 51 Henry j to have some fun in, I am leaning towards a 460 and a 4 speed, the front end is pretty much complete and i just started on the 9 inch in the rear with ladderbars and koni coil overs, My engine builder is giving me a stock rebuild 460 and i have a big input top loader..... i am gonna need a cam and intake for the 460.... I dont know what year or head casting yet but im hoping for something fun in my new 2500 pound car...any suggestions are welcome
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Post  dr's wife racing on July 7th 2015, 10:19 pm

I like it a lot !!!
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Post  supervel45 on July 7th 2015, 10:35 pm

Will need alot more info. From what little you described I would recommend a Edelbrock Victor, because the car is so light, and you may want to upgrade the combo later with it, even if it is a little more intake than you need. As for a cam, if you are on a budget I would go solid flat tappet for much street use, depending on your goal. I think if you put alot more information up you will get more responses. A Gasser really looks cool with a tunnel ram, so you might go that way also.

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Post  whatbumper on July 8th 2015, 10:07 am


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Post  dr's wife racing on July 8th 2015, 12:32 pm

But you don't have to stop racing. Check out the photos from the ford race. They were having a blast !
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Post  gmsmkr on July 8th 2015, 5:00 pm

I vote tunnel ram with a solid tappet cam ..... I think this will be bad a*#
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Post  kim on July 8th 2015, 6:12 pm

Im pro tunnel ram, although if truly a street toy, that kinsler with EFI is some trick shit to get you lots of hood open props..... and great driveability. Not that a tunnel and twins is soo difficult.

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Post  supervel45 on July 8th 2015, 10:07 pm

Are you willing to spend any money on the heads? Can you find out the casting number of the heads, or what year engine?

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Post  56Tbird on July 9th 2015, 7:06 am

We got one in the planning stages too. Going to run with the Straight Axle Mafia when we get er done!
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Post  dfree383 on July 9th 2015, 7:14 am

8 or 10/71 gets my vote!
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Post  747JetMech on July 9th 2015, 12:49 pm

Someday I would like to get one together ( 64 Comet ) for cruising around town. Nothing else stops traffic like a straight axle beast driving by.
Have some friends that installed the Speedway Motors kit on a older chevy...
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Post  2POWERADDERS on July 11th 2015, 5:08 pm

ok i picked up the FREE engine today, this is my starting point...

D00E rods
D3VE PISTONS
D3VE heads
D1VE block
2 YABC crank

stock cam, oilpump, balancer, waterpump, rockers, etc etc etc

I need to source a cam and lifters and a intake
this will be matched with a toploader 4 speed trans

any suggestions...

the heads have rust in the runners so should i look for a set that is already done? on the cheap?

thanks again for the input
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Post  supervel45 on July 11th 2015, 5:52 pm

https://www.lunatipower.com/Product.aspx?id=1680&gid=287 This should work good with stock D3 heads. If you can get them hot tanked for not too much, I would go that route, and see how they clean up. A Performer RPM or Air Gap RPM and a 850 Holley on top. You will be in the mid 8/1 compression range with your parts, so I would build on the mild side. A Weiand tunnel ram with 2 600 Holley's would still work, if you wanted some bling to go with the image.

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Post  BigDave65 on July 12th 2015, 7:08 pm

2POWERADDERS wrote:I am in the process of getting rid of my race car and building a street car, I picked up a 51 Henry j to have some fun in, I am leaning towards a 460 and a 4 speed, the front end is pretty much complete and i just started on the 9 inch in the rear with ladderbars and koni coil overs, My engine builder is giving me a stock rebuild 460 and i have a big input top loader..... i am gonna need a cam and intake for the 460.... I dont know what year or head casting yet but im hoping for something fun in my new 2500 pound car...any suggestions are welcome

Where are you located? Do a search for Southeast Gassers. Quain Stott runs a group with period correct gassers. They put on a great show.
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Post  2POWERADDERS on July 13th 2015, 8:22 pm

picked up my trans today it has a tag on it RUG-M1??? toploader 4 speed
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