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Stan Paralikis

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« on: July 02, 2010, 12:22:36 PM »


Do you think a 440 could somehow be made to fit?


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« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2010, 01:24:03 PM »

If the frame rails are wide enough, but I doubt it
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« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2010, 10:46:46 PM »

Tube frame and hang the outer fender skins on that.  Piece o' cake

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« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2010, 10:51:18 PM »

No inner fenders, and loose about 3 feet of firewall and it'd be a cinch!!

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« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2010, 03:52:01 AM »

Or maybe if I graft a Diplomat front end on.

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« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2010, 07:52:03 PM »

Does the 440 have to be assembled and running, or are we just trying to get all the parts in there somewhere?
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« Reply #6 on: July 03, 2010, 08:11:44 PM »

Quote from: Commando1
Or maybe if I graft a Diplomat front end on.
 
Yeah, you can do that. . . .  Allot of welding and fabricating though
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« Reply #7 on: July 03, 2010, 08:45:49 PM »

Of course it can fit. I saw a 454 (yeah, Chevy, but still), in a 1959 Nash Metropolitan. This one is a little larger between the fenderwells than that of the Metropolitan, which only had a 1500cc four cylinder in it. Another one was a 460 under the hood (except for the tunnel ram) in a 1975 Triumph Spitfire, which had the newer version of the same Nash 4cylinder engine under its hood.
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« Reply #8 on: July 04, 2010, 04:27:12 AM »

Well, seeing I don't have any tube frame skills, maybe an Offy kit  and we'll call it a day, then. Commando12010-07-04 09:27:59

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« Reply #9 on: July 04, 2010, 06:19:20 AM »

You have too much time on your hands
 
Ed, Mopar Blocks are much wider than chevy and fords.  I set a 318 in the frame of that 50 and realized I had to have it too high.  But the front frame on the 50 swoops in at the suspension.  The Nash may be different.  If the rails are straight, then it will work without a pile of frame mods
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« Reply #10 on: July 04, 2010, 12:52:56 PM »


Quote from: Commando1
Well, seeing I don't have any tube frame skills, maybe an Offy kit  and we'll call it a day, then.

Seeing as you are re-....uh, have loads of time on your hands, it might be fun to learn those skills, yes?

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« Reply #11 on: July 04, 2010, 01:19:50 PM »

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Yeah but...  werkin' = cash + no time and retired = no cash + lots of time, you just can't win.
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« Reply #12 on: July 04, 2010, 05:35:44 PM »

Aint that the truth
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« Reply #13 on: July 05, 2010, 03:13:16 AM »

Peter nailed that one good. 

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« Reply #14 on: July 05, 2010, 08:13:30 PM »

Quote from: POLARACO
You have too much time on your hands
 

Think "426 Hemi in an A body" and you can do anything. The engine bays of the old Nashes of the early 60s (re-Rambler and American) were larger than they look between the shock towers, and if not, tube shock connectors work well.
 
A Nash Metropolitan would literally fit inside a Chrysler cab and you could close the doors, not the Rambler, which is at least as wide as an A body, and shock towers are movable, was one of the first unibody designs so should have straight rails, and engine cradles are not a big deal. It would be a fun project nonetheless, but not impossible.
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