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post #1 of (permalink) Old 03-08-2005, 12:18 AM
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1957 jeep fc-150

I just bought a fc with a 134 hurricane engine. My question is what would be the best way to get more power?? The tranny is a 3 speed. I pull a teardrop trailer and the 134 just doesn't have it. I have heard that the Buick V-6 is a good match but is there room as the engine sits between the seats???? What will a Pinto engine do or is it best to soup up the 134???? Will the runnig gear hold up???? Would appreciate all answers.----Thanks, Clint
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Re: 1957 jeep fc-150

I can't answer your questions ,,,But I can send you somewhere that they might.

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Re: 1957 jeep fc-150

I don't have a clue on the fc-150's but the first thing that popped into my mind when you said you had space considerations on the engine due to the location was a samarui 4 cylinder and maybe the drive train depending on how much strength it needs to have. They are pretty compact and may be something to look into.
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Does it have the three range transfer case?
That would be unique that you might want to stick with the stock motor.
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AH!!! A cool FC, but I dought it's offroad capability [img]images/graemlins/headspin.gif[/img]

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Re: 1957 jeep fc-150

I have heard of an inline chevy 6 conversion. I love FCs. Post a picture!
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They used to make a 6 cylinder model. I can't imagine it being cost effective to try to hotrod that old 4 cylinder.
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With a little imagination it can look something like this: [img]images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img]
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Re: 1957 jeep fc-150

The 6 cylinder model was the longer wheelbase FC-170. The FC-150 was on a slightly modified CJ-5 frame.
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Re: 1957 jeep fc-150

As a former fc150 owner I looked into the same. I had decided on the buick as the adaptor for the bell housing is readily available. In fact the 225 was used in many late 60s to early 70 jeepsters and cj5s. I believe a bit of body lift will prevent the need to modify the cover. I had all the parts for the conversion but had to sell as I moved long distence and had no room at the new place.

That being said I think the pinto motor (2300)is the best option; however the bellhousing adaptor is hard to find. Novak used to make one and it was a common swap for the fhead in flatties. I hear novak was going to start making it again check their web cite. Much good info. look at the info for adapting to the t90. You most likly will want to stay with that tranny (unless you go auto) because it is a side shifter and uniquely set up for the cabover of the FC. There was a recent fc 150 on ebay with the pinto setup that looked great. By the way let me know if you might want to sell..... [img]images/graemlins/cool.gif[/img]

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