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Old August 19th, 2011, 09:02 AM   #1
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New build

Like it says once I get my probe done I have another project lined up. I am building a KL powered 30's ford rat rod. De motor mated (which is going to be hard) to a 4 speed overdrive ford tranny. Goodies will include full interior, ps, small ice system, tractor parts and who else knows what.

In put would be cool, and don't worry I don't mind constructive critism!!
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Old August 19th, 2011, 12:10 PM   #2
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Sorry to open up with constructive criticism.

Why not just go with a more powerful V8? I mean, I know KLs are cool and all, and it would be awesome to see a KL in something like that, but don't you think its gonna be hard to make it go fast enough to really be considered a hot rod? It will be pretty heavy, and the DE motor doesn't make power or torque like a V8. I just think your power/weight ratio is gonna be weak.

Now, if you are just trying to be unique, this would be the ultimate KL/car combination, but I just don't see it being very fast.

Unless you build the motor and boost it with a fat supercharger. Have a big-ass blower sticking up out of the hood, then people would see the tiny little V6 underneath it... awesome. And with a different tranny, you wouldn't have to worry about limiting the power to what the stock gears can handle before blowing up.

Maybe this isn't such a bad idea after all...
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Old August 19th, 2011, 07:20 PM   #3
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Well it is going to be light! I mean really fricken light. The reason for the KL is because I have one lying around and they are good on gas. It hope to make this my DD instead of my probe. The tranny is orginally from a ford 300 six.

Being a ford guy the KL also fits nicely. I am also using the probe steering, front suspension, seats, engine, ecu harness, ecu, and rear wiper motor, for the front!

Other parts include, a steering wheel and column from a John Deere B, headlights from a Ford 9N, a case raditotor cover, farmall radiator, and much more. Stay tuned, pics and build thread within the year! FYI the probe is coming along well also.

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