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    SBF or SBC

    I have decided to have a go at changing the engine in my Dax from RV8 to other?

    For no other reason than I want to, I need something to play with over the winter. I want to re-build and restore an engine from scratch. My Dax is finished and just sits there every week waiting for me to use it, and I am the type of person that needs some thing to play with, instead of watching crap on TV.

    The 3.5Ltr RV8 I have is perfect, so after re-building the motor I might just sell it and not bother changing.

    My question and it will devide the forum, but which would be best to go for? Both the Chevy and 302 dont look difficult to do, I have a book on the Chevy, all seems very straight forward, I expect the Ford to be the same.

    Quick look on E-Bay and parts spares look to be the same.

    There are a few SBC 302's requiring restoring for sale in London for £350.

    Thanks Mark
    DAX with 4.6 RV8 re-built in 2014 using all new bits.

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    I would go for a 350 chevy to rebuild and sell on; just because there are (I believe) more potential outlets for one, and it would be a cheaper project; sounds fun..dont forget the pictures if you go for it!!
    Regards Steve

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    Cobra POWERED BY FORD.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kdavies3 View Post
    Cobra POWERED BY FORD.
    +1 for that...
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    Quote Originally Posted by kdavies3 View Post
    Cobra POWERED BY FORD.
    But is your big block a Ford Kev? Does it have ford crank? Rods? Pistons? Cam? Heads? dizzy? Sump? Oil pump? Water pump? Or is it a ford block and aftertmarket parts?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dixie View Post
    I have decided to have a go at changing the engine in my Dax from RV8 to other?

    For no other reason than I want to, I need something to play with over the winter. I want to re-build and restore an engine from scratch. My Dax is finished and just sits there every week waiting for me to use it, and I am the type of person that needs some thing to play with, instead of watching crap on TV.

    The 3.5Ltr RV8 I have is perfect, so after re-building the motor I might just sell it and not bother changing.

    My question and it will devide the forum, but which would be best to go for? Both the Chevy and 302 dont look difficult to do, I have a book on the Chevy, all seems very straight forward, I expect the Ford to be the same.

    Quick look on E-Bay and parts spares look to be the same.

    There are a few SBC 302's requiring restoring for sale in London for £350.

    Thanks Mark
    I just noticed my mistake. Meant to say 302 SBF in London.

    Got a deal for £300 inc heads, sump, flywheel etc. looks in good nick and heads off so I can see bored which look fine.

    Worth a punt I think.

    Mark
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    Quote Originally Posted by tonym View Post
    But is your big block a Ford Kev? Does it have ford crank? Rods? Pistons? Cam? Heads? dizzy? Sump? Oil pump? Water pump? Or is it a ford block and aftertmarket parts?
    Fair comment Tone,
    The block sump and inlet manifold are all Ford, after that all repro after market bits.
    The block is what counts though.
    Kev Davies
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    Contemporary CCX 3-4028, 445ci Big Block FORD FE,TKO 600, Old School IVA'd and SOLD
    Dax De Dion LS2 and T56 IVA'd June '17 SOLD
    1965 Ford Mustang 289 Convertible FOR SALE
    In build- Hawk 289 Sebring

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dixie View Post
    I have decided to have a go at changing the engine in my Dax from RV8 to other?

    For no other reason than I want to, I need something to play with over the winter. I want to re-build and restore an engine from scratch. My Dax is finished and just sits there every week waiting for me to use it, and I am the type of person that needs some thing to play with, instead of watching crap on TV.

    The 3.5Ltr RV8 I have is perfect, so after re-building the motor I might just sell it and not bother changing.

    My question and it will devide the forum, but which would be best to go for? Both the Chevy and 302 dont look difficult to do, I have a book on the Chevy, all seems very straight forward, I expect the Ford to be the same.

    Quick look on E-Bay and parts spares look to be the same.

    There are a few SBC 302's requiring restoring for sale in London for £350.

    Thanks Mark
    With the cost of everything involved and as you have a RV8 in at the moment I would build a 5ltr (302) RV8 then there is no need for new exhausts engine mounts and everything else so the extra cost to rebuild will be off set but not having to doo ll the other tasks and you can get good power from a RV8 5ltr
    Martin

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    Actually Martin, I agree I think that's a good shout.
    Maybe a TVR motor.
    Kev Davies
    South Wales Area Rep. UKCC Membership Secretary
    DAX Mk4, 383 Chevy Stroker, Tremec. SOLD
    Contemporary CCX 3-4028, 445ci Big Block FORD FE,TKO 600, Old School IVA'd and SOLD
    Dax De Dion LS2 and T56 IVA'd June '17 SOLD
    1965 Ford Mustang 289 Convertible FOR SALE
    In build- Hawk 289 Sebring

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    Quote Originally Posted by kdavies3 View Post
    Actually Martin, I agree I think that's a good shout.
    Maybe a TVR motor.
    No need to sound so surprised Kev
    Martin

    351W 416.7 HP and 466.8 ft-lbs

    Running Mega Squirt and Edis 8


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