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Re: Bendtsen Straight 8 Transmission adapter
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Actually I think mounting the adaptor and modern transmission is the easy part. If you look at the pictures posted by Jappe above, you can see one of the big problems that needs to be worked out. Throttle linkage clearance.

It will all vary by carb and tranny combination, but clearance is critical. All modern cables are going to have plastic components, and the heat from the exhaust manifold will melt them just like that. So a custom fab'ed heat shield is necessary.

Also, heat aside, the new throttle linkage most likely won't even clear the upward arch of the exhaust manifold. So you need a BIG spacer under the carb. And you may need that custom fabricated as well.

And if you want to use your old Carter two barrel for instance, no one makes a throttle kit to hook up a modern TV cable. More fab work.

So the Bendsten adaptor is a great, easy bolt on. Just remember you still have other things to figure out to make the whole thing work.

Posted on: 2019/6/18 22:26
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Re: Bendtsen Straight 8 Transmission adapter
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I am putting a 700r4 in my '51 200 using a Bendtsen adapter. Everything bolts in great. I made my own rear crossmember that bolts into the factory holes in the x-member. I have had to made no alterations to the stock frame. I placed the body back on the rails and have plenty of clearance with the stock transmission tunnel as well. Just have to make a custom driveshaft.

I have a lot more work on the chassis in general before this gets back on the road, but the new transmission mock-up was easy.

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Posted on: 2019/5/7 22:51
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Re: 1930 boat tail speedster from a rough starting point
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Hey, that's one of my helmets! I design graphics for Hobart and Auto-Arc welding helmets. I recognize the "Rage" design I drew a few years back.

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Posted on: 2017/4/11 21:31
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Re: Removing 1951 dashboard
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Thanks. When I look underneath, it's just a tangle of wires and such. Hard to tell where to get started. I didn't want to just start yanking things out without a game plan.

Posted on: 2017/3/21 8:16
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Removing 1951 dashboard
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Going to re-do the entire dash on my '51. Wiring, paint, etc. What are the tricks to removing the entire dashboard? Is it just bolted in, or are some areas welded?

Posted on: 2017/3/20 22:13
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Re: Edelbrock 4 Barrel on a straight 8
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I have a transmission adapter from Bendtsens.

http://www.transmissionadapters.com

I will have to fab some new transmission mounts, but the block just has the two points on each side of the block.

Posted on: 2016/12/23 9:56
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Re: Edelbrock 4 Barrel on a straight 8
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Although my Pacific has a 359 ci engine, with the 2 speed automatic it was a slug in excelleration. Just setting it up with a 700 R4 tranny feels like I added a supercharger to it. You will be surprised if you do go ahead with your transmission project..


What carb did you use with your 700R4 set-up? Did you make your own TV cable linkage?

Posted on: 2016/12/17 19:35
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Re: Edelbrock 4 Barrel on a straight 8
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Thanks for the great responses so far. My goal is not to make a drag racer out of my 288, but a easy-driving no-fuss street cruiser. The original though of a 4 barrel is just bigger must be better thinking.

Posted on: 2016/12/9 0:18
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Re: Edelbrock 4 Barrel on a straight 8
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I was looking through that thread. The consensus seem to be that 500 CFM would be good for a 327 (and 600 may be too much).

But my question remains; is 500 CFM to much carb for the 288?

Posted on: 2016/12/7 9:29
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Edelbrock 4 Barrel on a straight 8
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Been considering some possible options when I get the 288 rebuilt on my '51 Coupe. Does anyone have any feedback about putting a factory 4 barrel intake/exhaust manifold with a modern Edelbrock carb?

I was looking at the 500 CFM Performer Series. I'm going to do a 700R4 transmission swap (and if I do a new 4 barrel vs. the factory 2 barrel) the Edelbrock has an adapter ready to go to for the TV cable. Takes all of the fab and guess work out of the TV adjustment on an old Carter carb. Plus the power boost would be nice.

Thoughts ...

Posted on: 2016/12/6 23:16
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