Hi everyone, I'm building my first BBF for a hotrod and would like to get some of your thoughts on what I'm planning. It's a pretty low budget deal, and I know my combination won't be exactly "correct" but I hope with the research I've done here and around the web I can put together a motor that will scare some women and children.
Here we go:
Car: 1930 Model A Tudor Sedan
Engine: 1972 429, freshened up with truck rods for strength, also planning on locating a set of D0Ve heads (will port/polish with Scotty's instructions), which I think will put me in the 10:1 neighborhood. I will deck the block, if needed to achieve it. Another option would be to get some flat top pistons and use the D3 heads I have, but I'd prefer to locate some D0ve's.
I also have a line on a 68 429, which would be nice, but I don't know if the guy will part with it.
Intake: So I bought a Weiand tunnel ram as an impulse buy off of ebay.
Carbs: Got two Edelbrock 600s for free, was hoping to use them.
Cam: Thinking along the lines of a Comp XE284H or Magnum 294s, but I'm open to thoughts/suggestions.
Transmission: BW T10 4 speed
Rear: 9" Ford 3.08-3.55 gears depending on what I can find
So overall how am I looking? I'm worried about the manifold and carbs being too much for the motor and never getting it to run right. Can I use a progressive linkage system with the Weiand manifold? I was looking at it and it doesn't seem like it is designed for that type of use. Should I give up on the freebies and try and find some Holley 450's?
From searching around the site, I found that the Weiand manifold can be made to work with the DOve's (I didn't realize they were for the CJ and SCJ, until after my impulse eBay purchase), is this correct?
I'm planning on using the truck rods for added strength (and possibly spinning it to 6500 vs 6000). Do I need to get the rotating assembly re-balanced when I switch the rods? Am I wasting my time with worrying about switching factory rods around?
Thanks for any help guys!
I little rough idea of what it should look like next year: