hotrod or not


Early 50's IHC hot rods

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Post Sat Jan 25, 2014 2:27 pm

Re: hotrod or not

Awesome truck!!!! I seen you are running 3.55 ratio, but what alxes are you running? And that was a freshly rebuilt motor?? To stock specs??

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Chris

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Post Thu Jan 30, 2014 7:48 am

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Chris,
The rear end I have is a Dana 60 out of a mid 60s or so IH 3/4 ton. It has the same big 6 bolt pattern as the 50s 3/4 ton full floating axel, had to move the spring perches, and shorten the drive shaft. As far as the motor, best guess at that time had about 10 K on it. It is stock, I may change the rockers to a more modern set up from Murphy Motor Service, not cheap though.
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Post Tue Jul 14, 2015 12:26 pm

Re: hotrod or not

Kevin, I went back to the Keystone Turbo website a few days ago, and I see they have a 4-barrel turbo setup for the 460 thru 806 tractors. Carb is mounted about where yours is.

I'm thinking...maybe I should build that BD-264 after all...LOL....

[only half joking....]

http://www.keystoneturbollc.com/id84.html
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Post Tue Jul 14, 2015 5:04 pm

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Mr. Buzzman,
I checked the site out as you did, but I think that is for the fully built tractor pulling guys. I have talked to Murpys motor service and he really strokes the tractor motors. He makes lite weight 4130 rods and machines pistons for them which I cannot afford. I have been looking around but cannot find a 264 which I would do the same thing I am doing now with my 240. The turbo would be 1 size larger or different vanes, impellers in the unit according the the turbo guy. I am satisfied with the unit I have now, there is no turbo lag, no rattle, backs down in between gears like a normal carbed motor with more power.
Oh, I had Jeff at Advance Distributors juice up my dist on the low end and limit the vacuum advance.

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Post Mon Jul 27, 2015 11:44 pm

Re: hotrod or not

I was wondering where you can get one of these turbos or who makes them? I have a 57 S164 that has what I believe to be the 240 cu in engine.
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Post Wed Jul 29, 2015 5:47 am

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Post Mon Feb 29, 2016 2:52 pm

Re: hotrod or not

hi kevin, do you think I can use my zenith (228 I believe) with this turbo setup?
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Post Thu Mar 03, 2016 7:31 pm

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I just saw this, I'm not sure, Ask the carbking, he has a mustang turbo if I recall. I use an adjustable jet carb for temperature air / fuel ratio, it makes a big difference, say 60 or 95 degrees Fahrenheit.
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Also, what gears do you run, what do you do with your truck?

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Post Fri Mar 04, 2016 12:51 pm

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I will get with carb king when I get a little closer, thanks. I believe my zenith has an adjustable main jet. it's hard to see in the picture (in the orange circle), but it's there. I'm still working on my truck at this point. it will be used to tow our vintage trailer and just cruising. the 8.8 I put in it has 3:73 gears. I'm still figuring tire and wheel sizes. I was going to put a 4bt in it, but I can't find an affordable one. I came across a rebuilt bd240 for $300, so in it goes. haven't installed the motor yet. I like your turbo setup and I think it will give me more power and, of course, a BIG cool factor 8-)

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Post Mon Mar 07, 2016 12:47 pm

Re: hotrod or not

here's a better picture of the carb

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