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    Project motor swap

    Once Im all healed up, I plan on swapping motors in my Comet. Currently It has an LT1 fuel injected stock motor making about 270hp. I dont like the look and sound of the LT1, as well as the lack of after market support. So, I decided to put my built 355 small block in the car, the motor makes about 400-425hp at the flywheel and has a nasty sounding cam in it. I like the look of the old school hotrod motor under the hood.








    This is the motor that is going in the car, I decided to dress it up a little. I put a new timing chain cover, new valve covers,SS bolt kit going on, polished water pump, Gilmer drive pulley system for the mean look and whine. Eventually I plan on putting on the Professional Fuel injection system that looks like a carburator but gives the car the drive ability Im used to now. I can tell you that this little small block shakes my house when I start it. Should give the comet the sound and fell it deserves.





    Still a few things to clean up on it..

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    hey julian if you feel charitable yous can send that motor to me as a christmas gift(lol) would wake up my 88 formula firebird
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    Quote Originally Posted by dragonmaster093
    hey julian if you feel charitable yous can send that motor to me as a christmas gift(lol) would wake up my 88 formula firebird
    Sure no problem, Ill have my wife deliver it.... :wink:

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    Now I am a Chevy guy, but if it were me I'd put a Frrrd motor back in it. I just prefer same make motor in an old classic car. I know, I know I'm just saying what I prefer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheRabbit
    Now I am a Chevy guy, but if it were me I'd put a Frrrd motor back in it. I just prefer same make motor in an old classic car. I know, I know I'm just saying what I prefer.
    I would put a Ford motor in it, however I like my cars to start when I get in them. :P

    The frame of the car was built with SBC power in mind, so I would rather keep the Chevy Theme. Plus I love the pissed off look of the Ford guys when I pop the hood.

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    either that or you can buy my bird and put motor in for your wife its a t-top car
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    Quote Originally Posted by Julianthe3rd
    Quote Originally Posted by TheRabbit
    Now I am a Chevy guy, but if it were me I'd put a Frrrd motor back in it. I just prefer same make motor in an old classic car. I know, I know I'm just saying what I prefer.
    I would put a Ford motor in it, however I like my cars to start when I get in them. :P

    The frame of the car was built with SBC power in mind, so I would rather keep the Chevy Theme. Plus I love the pissed off look of the Ford guys when I pop the hood.
    LMAO!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tcarda
    Quote Originally Posted by Julianthe3rd
    Quote Originally Posted by TheRabbit
    Now I am a Chevy guy, but if it were me I'd put a Frrrd motor back in it. I just prefer same make motor in an old classic car. I know, I know I'm just saying what I prefer.
    I would put a Ford motor in it, however I like my cars to start when I get in them. :P

    The frame of the car was built with SBC power in mind, so I would rather keep the Chevy Theme. Plus I love the pissed off look of the Ford guys when I pop the hood.
    LMAO!!!
    Yeah Im telling you, when I pull up at the cruise nights youll see all the guys near Fords come flocking over at first and checking out my car and all the "ooohhhs, and ahhhhhss" until I pop the hood..LMAO, then you see them all walking away literally shaking their heads..F'ing priceless!!!

    I call it "a Ford done right"...

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    I know what you mean. I'd trade it for a chevy car and just stay away from those frrd people all together. You could always hang out with the Dodge folks. Some of them are OK. Lol.


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