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Joined: 19 Jul 2012
Location: So. Cal.
Building and installing Slant 6
(Sun Jul 22, 2012 6:26 pm)
|I guess I'm "jumping the gun" here. I sent in an application, but have not had a response yet. I somehow got here so I'll ask a question, and if I am doing the right thing I can even send a donation once my membership has been confirmed. I'll leave this question here, but if it is not appropriate on this board I'll try again once I get membership. Here is my idea:
Slant Six Questions
Thank you for letting me join this fine group.
I will try to keep this as short as possible.
My son has a (we think) 51 4WD Willys station wagon, which is in rough condition, but can be restored. My son does not want a hot rod; he wants this vehicle for rough mountain roads and offroading. It is to be used as a hunting/fishing vehicle in the high country, I suggested a slant six or a straight six. He loved the idea of the Slant 6—I guess everyone who knows about them does. My first problem is will the slant 6 motor and transmission fit in the Willys? Also,
1. What modifications can we make to the Slant 6 while we are rebuilding it to get the most torque from it?
2. What transmission would be best to use? Auto or something like a Ford 435?
3. Any overdrive available?
4. Do we need to change the rear end; if so, what? Dana 44; Ford 9 inch? ??????
5. What gear ratio in the differential would be best with what tires?
I would very much appreciate any help those of you with experience can give. Not necessarily experience putting the Slant 6 in a Willys, but experience working with Slant 6 rebuilds and installations, and matching transmissions.
Thank you again,