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Posted February 04, 2015 - 10:46 PM

Here is an interesting machine. Check this out.

http://bangshift.com...ad-engine-runs/
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Posted February 04, 2015 - 11:05 PM

Not 100 % sure what year or model cub that is  , but that isn't a 1965 cub  . Its late 60's vintage and looking at the grill and dash probably started life as a 105 or 125 which were made from 11/67 to 8/ 69  .


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Posted February 04, 2015 - 11:08 PM

Hope he's got wheelie bars on that thing!!


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Posted February 05, 2015 - 05:13 AM

Hope he's got wheelie bars on that thing!!

Good thing he didn't put the wheel weights on!


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Posted February 05, 2015 - 08:44 AM

he probably has the engine turned like that to turn the tranny the proper way. I have a friend that has a Flathead Ford in a Ford LGT 165

and that was a problem he faced, he put a Bolans tranny in it.


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Posted February 05, 2015 - 01:18 PM

he probably has the engine turned like that to turn the tranny the proper way. I have a friend that has a Flathead Ford in a Ford LGT 165

and that was a problem he faced, he put a Bolans tranny in it.

I agree with that theory. My Cub 107 has the direct drive going to the hydro where the engine is in "backwards" (drives off the side with the flywheel and shroud) so that they could use the regular output shaft for the pto.


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Posted February 05, 2015 - 04:24 PM

That is cool. Though the 401 is overkill. Now the 63 215cu. in aluminum block nailhead might make a better swap?
Back when I was in 6th grade a couple of guys in the town I grew up in built a Super Modified and raced it at Knoxville ( you might know of the Sprint Car Nationals?). they had a Buick NAILHEAD and a model A 4 door body with two doors cut out to make it a coupe.

At that time they ran sprints and modified together in KNOXVILLE. That car is on display in the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame , next to the track.

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Posted February 05, 2015 - 07:52 PM

Here is an interesting machine. Check this out.

http://bangshift.com...ad-engine-runs/

Looks like a fun project! I'd like to see it drive though! They should fabricate some tractorish sheet metal for it.

 

That is cool. Though the 401 is overkill. Now the 63 215cu. in aluminum block nailhead might make a better swap?
Back when I was in 6th grade a couple of guys in the town I grew up in built a Super Modified and raced it at Knoxville ( you might know of the Sprint Car Nationals?). they had a Buick NAILHEAD and a model A 4 door body with two doors cut out to make it a coupe.

At that time they ran sprints and modified together in KNOXVILLE. That car is on display in the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame , next to the track.

Back in the day when a lot of Buick nailheads were still being used on our local dirt track, they had a sound all their own, that I thought was a sweeter sound than any of the other V-8's! Mods transitioned into sprints here also with the two types of cars being run together, but of course the Knoxville Nationals is the grandaddy of them all on dirt! Even though my wife and I were involved with dirt track racing for 4 decades we never got to the Knoxville Nationals, darn it! The Sprint OR Late Model Nationals either or both are on our bucket list!

 

I got to see some videos a friend took at the LM Nats last year and it was about the best dirt track racing I had ever seen!

 

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