An abomination...but cool

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  1. Bill Monk

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    I put this is general discussion because it doesn't go anywhere else, anyway I work with a lady whose father built this in his garage, he brought it by work today. It's a 36 Ford with a bowtie engine (thus the abomination) but he did a good job on this and worth a look at the pictures. He did the full resto mod himself and what's impressive is he doesn't have a lift or a paint booth.

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      Nice truck. I don't care for it, but I know why they do it. It's the quickest cheapest path. The guy who built my motor has a '34 Ford truck. He has a newer (I think he said '47 or '48) model flathead Ford motor in it. Way cooler to me!
       
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      I would agree, but it was still a cool old truck
       
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      It's a cool old truck

      ease of finding parts & cheaper parts

      premade available bolt in/bolt on parts

      GM oil pan has rear sump, no steering issues
      like the Ford engine oil pans & sumps {easy fix}

      some of the many reasons, among many more
      people do the Obligatory Cheby in the old Fords

      Hot Rods all started out with some different,
      make or brand engines in them
      Caddy engines or Pontiac & Buick or Olds, Chryslers
      almost any Overhead Valve engines,
      were far superior to the flatheads, especially way back when...

      I prefer sticking with the proper make "usually"
      but I can see & totally understand why people do it too...

      With the parts & tech available today, it's not 1955 anymore
      there's no reason why
      "they can't be built with, a Ford in a Ford" today...
      It's still cool...

      or Put a Hemi in it :bananadance:

      My favorite old car builds are 39-41 Willys
      or the Alterds of the Ford 23 T, late 30's & 40's Fiat Topolino's
      to 32 Bantams or mid 30's Willys too, especially racecars
      with 354, 392, 426 Hemi or BBC's
      especially blown & injected, I'd never complain at them transplants

      I guess that makes me a hypocrite :carrot:
       
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        No it doesn,t...just look at the Geezer Gassers,.....I love those!!
         
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          lots available for a 5.0 ford as well.

          If you're a chevy guy, though....go find a vintage chevy truck...
           
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            Absolutely!
             
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            The one and only ford engine I would even consider putting in anything would be a flathead. But thats just me I guess. There are two engines that have a wow factor just by looks. The Hemi of course and, a decked out flathead.
             
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              That's a lot of yellow.