Let's build a 3 window Deuce
Figured I'd start this build thread to get some technical feedback on what I'm building. I acquired a fiberglass '32 3 window coupe with the following:
TCI boxed deuce frame
4" dropped Superbell front axle, transverse spring and hairpins
Curry 9+ rear housing, triangulated 4 bar, 31 spline Curry axles, 2" Ford drum brakes
Underfloor Tandem power brake system
Aldan rear coilovers
The PO started building the frame reinforcement and tailshaft mount for a LS setup, but that's just tacked in and will come out easily. I want to drive on the street as well as drag race it so I will have to compromise in most areas. I have a 545 stroker I will be assembling with a D9TE block .030 over, Lunati 4.5" forged crank, 4340 H beam rods, 10.5:1 forged pistons, SCJ-A heads, 950 DP Quick Fuel carb and Harland Sharp roller rockers. I just got a set of CJ block huggers from Sanderson as well. I got a custom FT cam from Scotty when this engine was going in the jet and was to be limited to about 600hp, but will be going solid roller for this setup requiring another cam and lifters. I would like to be between 7-800hp.
I understand the rear suspension will likely a big limiting factor in performance, but since this frame is stock dimensions I don't have the room to go parallel 4 link. I could go triangulated ladder like i did on the '31, but not sure that's much of an improvement.
I'm looking for a short tailshaft C6 as this trans works real well in these early frames. I had considered a C4, but not sure how well it's suited to street/strip duty. Opinions are welcomed on these or other options.
More as I remember it, but this is the very beginning, so changes can be made far easier now than later. What's right, wrong or maybe just a better combination. Don't want to go broke either..... these are just fun, not a dedicated race setup.