Winter Time is here!

Winter Time is here!

PostBy: WNY On: Tue Dec 04, 2007 10:11 am

Well, we just got about 8-10"+ of snow with more expected!! Cleaned the driveway at least 2 times already....(Greg, remember when you were here? Just like that!) :)

For anyone needing a REAL snowblower......or just like to tinker. I found this, I know it's older, but way cool!
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Re: Winter Time is here!

PostBy: billw On: Tue Dec 04, 2007 10:16 am

Only two things missing, a supercharger and a set of wheelie bars. :D
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Re: Winter Time is here!

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Tue Dec 04, 2007 10:30 am

How many driveways per gallon does it get?
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Re: Winter Time is here!

PostBy: Matthaus On: Tue Dec 04, 2007 11:01 am

The great thing about that set up is the heat you get off the radiator by turning the fan around and blowing the hot air onto the operator. :lol:

I wonder if the thing requires a tow truck to pick it up when you try to operate on a side hill and tip it over, looks kinda top heavy.... but ohhhhh the sound and feel of power! toothy
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Re: Winter Time is here!

PostBy: gambler On: Tue Dec 04, 2007 1:25 pm

Looks like someone finally found a good use for a Ford engine. :lol:
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Re: Winter Time is here!

PostBy: gambler On: Tue Dec 04, 2007 1:31 pm

oops, sorry Ford fans but upon further review I believe that is a Chevy engine.
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Re: Winter Time is here!

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Tue Dec 04, 2007 8:30 pm

B. B. Chevy, but what c.i.d.?
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Re: Winter Time is here!

PostBy: Matthaus On: Tue Dec 04, 2007 9:21 pm

It is a 454! Imagine that, the torque from revving it up could probably tip it over! :lol:
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Re: Winter Time is here!

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Tue Dec 04, 2007 9:36 pm

Matthaus wrote:It is a 454! Imagine that, the torque from revving it up could probably tip it over! :lol:


It can probably clear a foot of snow running just above idle.
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Re: Winter Time is here!

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Wed Dec 05, 2007 10:25 am

Looks like a smallblock to me, probably a 350". Notice the center exhaust ports are paired, a big block they would be all evenly spaced.
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Re: Winter Time is here!

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Wed Dec 05, 2007 10:44 am

Sorry, I beg to differ. I thought it was a small block at first glance. Closer looks at the pics indicated a big block, the heads and valve covers are too large to be a small block. I just went to the pics again and there is a menu on the top that takes you to pages about the little monster. It is indeed a 454 BB Chevy. He should have gone all out and used a 500 CID Caddy motor, or 2 old 351 GMC V-6 blocks bolted together with a common crank and cam (a V-12) which actually existed and was used in construction equipment.
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Re: Winter Time is here!

PostBy: gambler On: Wed Dec 05, 2007 11:58 am

When I first looked at it I thought it was a ford, Then I thought it was a S.B. chevy also, something about those headers but after some study I concluded it was a B.B. chevy and then I read the info.
I guess it pays to read before jumping to conclusions. But either way I would love to have one. I think a S.B. chevy version would do. Maybe a nice little 283.
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Re: Winter Time is here!

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Wed Dec 05, 2007 2:15 pm

Wood'nCoal wrote:Sorry, I beg to differ. I thought it was a small block at first glance.


You are correct, he started with a siezed big block. The headers have the two center exhaust ports siamesed and that at quick glance appears to be smallblock feature. The valve covers give it away upon closer inspection.
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Re: Winter Time is here!

PostBy: coal berner On: Wed Dec 05, 2007 2:37 pm

Wood'nCoal wrote:Sorry, I beg to differ. I thought it was a small block at first glance. Closer looks at the pics indicated a big block, the heads and valve covers are too large to be a small block. I just went to the pics again and there is a menu on the top that takes you to pages about the little monster. It is indeed a 454 BB Chevy. He should have gone all out and used a 500 CID Caddy motor, or 2 old 351 GMC V-6 blocks bolted together with a common crank and cam (a V-12) which actually existed and was used in construction equipment.
Hey wood I had a late 1972 501 caddy it was ok it loved the gas But the 454 Is a much better engine more hp & torque also more reliable and still made today :D
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Re: Winter Time is here!

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Wed Dec 05, 2007 9:56 pm

coal berner wrote:
Wood'nCoal wrote:Sorry, I beg to differ. I thought it was a small block at first glance. Closer looks at the pics indicated a big block, the heads and valve covers are too large to be a small block. I just went to the pics again and there is a menu on the top that takes you to pages about the little monster. It is indeed a 454 BB Chevy. He should have gone all out and used a 500 CID Caddy motor, or 2 old 351 GMC V-6 blocks bolted together with a common crank and cam (a V-12) which actually existed and was used in construction equipment.
Hey wood I had a late 1972 501 caddy it was ok it loved the gas But the 454 Is a much better engine more hp & torque also more reliable and still made today :D


I like the 454 more, but I was going for size not hp & torque. I had a '69 Caddy when I used to buy cheap cars weekly. I liked the styling of the '69, but my favorite of the cars from those years was the '69 Buick Electra 225, it had very nice lines.
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