Originally Posted by ScottJackson
Why even do a big block if you're gonna use a 370 with 2bbl intake?
Ummmm, because I'm a BBF guy? I've been building them since I was 14 years old, and it's all I build for other people now. Call it an obsession. Why a 370? It's got a 7.5:1 compression 345 2bbl now and it has all the power I need, plus it gets 18-20 mpg cruising the blacktop in the mountains.
Originally Posted by ProStudebaker
how about an old style bronco not the big body but the little version . with a 460 of coarse brad
Not enough cargo room. I've half considered chopping one up and extending the wheelbase to add a real bed, but I just don't have the time. Not to mention, those little Broncos are bringing big $$$ these days.
Originally Posted by mudbogtom
Why not use a ScoutII? You are familiar with them, the 460 would be similar in size and weight as a 345
Originally Posted by Treeyasoon
I would try to find a 1972 International Scout...Find one that the whole top comes off....if the view out my back door looked anything like the pictures above....I would have a 521 in a dune buggy going right up the side of those hills....
Well, it is
a 78 Scout II, and the top does come off every spring, then it goes back on every fall. Part of the reason I like it......
460 into the Scout would require a driver side drop as far as I know (new trans, T-case, axles, etc.). A guy here in town did one. Ended up with a Scout body sitting on an F-250. Too wide, and too much work.
I really like the Scout. My problem is that it's not a Ford. It does use an FL-1A oil filter though!
I'd be willing to do an engine/trans/case swap, but I don't want to get into new axles and suspension.