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Old 04-30-2009, 10:48 AM   #21
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AWESOME... Where did you find that?
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Old 04-30-2009, 10:50 AM   #22
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AWESOME... Where did you find that?
Oct. 2000 OpenWheel magazine.
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Old 04-30-2009, 10:51 AM   #23
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Ryan, where the hell do you find this stuff day in and day out? It amazes me.
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Old 04-30-2009, 10:53 AM   #24
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"In retrospect, it would have been much easier to just construct a new car".....

Ummm...HELL YEAH it would have!
Good thing they didn't.
I still can't imagine no oiling problems running a motor this way. Crazy!
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Old 04-30-2009, 10:55 AM   #25
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Oct. 2000 OpenWheel magazine.
Thanks a ton for posting it man... Great to finally see the car. I thought the stance would be way more nose-high.

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Ryan, where the hell do you find this stuff day in and day out? It amazes me.
Some days it's real easy. Some days it's real hard. Mostly, I'm just lucky... Or so I'm told.

Actually, I get a lot of tips from folks and I think about cars prolly 99% of my day... So, my sickness helps a lot.
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Old 04-30-2009, 10:59 AM   #26
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That was the funniest thing I'd ever seen until I read that it worked. F'n hotrodders!
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Old 04-30-2009, 11:01 AM   #27
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Tom Batista (Used to run the track up in Ionia, MI) has some more info on this set up.
He was staying in Ionia during the summer, but has moved to Orchard Park, NY if any of the NY guys want to track him down and talk to someone who was there when this was cutting edge stuff.
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Old 04-30-2009, 11:59 AM   #28
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Thanks for posting .......I love those flatties and found in quite interesting. They never seem to stop amazing me on what their capable of.....
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Old 04-30-2009, 12:03 PM   #29
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Oct. 2000 OpenWheel magazine.

HMMM another publication i could have read that in. In fact, thinking about it I seem to remember reading it at my house so, that would make open wheel a much more likely place that I'd seen it.
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Old 04-30-2009, 12:04 PM   #30
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Ryan asks if anyone else has seen it and boom, RootieKazootie pulls that out of his hat just like that. Fucking internet. Fucking HAMB. Amazing. You young fellers have no idea how much things have changed. Wow.
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Old 04-30-2009, 12:08 PM   #31
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Old 04-30-2009, 12:08 PM   #32
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On a related note, there used to be a collection of old flathead and "T" engines in the lobby of Ford's Dyno Building at the Dearborn R & D Center. Among them was Henry's "X" motor flathead in which four cylinders were oriented in the conventional V4 manner and four were mounted "upside down" forming an "X" instead of a "V". Oiling issues reportedly sidelined the project.

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Old 04-30-2009, 12:19 PM   #33
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Ford 'X'

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Old 04-30-2009, 12:29 PM   #34
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They ran middle of the pack, that doesn't seem too successful to me. But I guess anyone who can get an engine to run upside down has a bit of success.
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Old 04-30-2009, 12:34 PM   #35
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They ran middle of the pack, that doesn't seem too successful to me. But I guess anyone who can get an engine to run upside down has a bit of success.

top 5 isn't middle pack. especially when the guys in front of you are running Offy's

besides, they were running at a time when it wasn't uncommon to have 100 cars show up for an event
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Old 04-30-2009, 12:37 PM   #36
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boy, its amazing what comes out of the woodwork...
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Old 04-30-2009, 12:40 PM   #37
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prolly was really fast since the pistons were going down and up instead of up and down so gravity helped the pistons move faster.
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Old 04-30-2009, 12:44 PM   #38
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prolly was really fast since the pistons were going down and up instead of up and down so gravity helped the pistons move faster.
That's why I jacked up the rear end of my beater. Downhill all the time.
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Old 04-30-2009, 02:47 PM   #39
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I guess since they didn't win any races that makes them a failure. But it doesn't really matter since I'd still find these guys and others like them a lot more interesting than somebody who won nearly every race they entered but seldom turned a wrench on the car.





Wouldn't be surprised if this car never hit the track, but I'm still impressed that these guys had the brass to try something different.
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Old 04-30-2009, 02:57 PM   #40
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I remember reading about a supermodified that was setup with 3 wheels on the right side and one on the left. got as far as track testing before it was outlawed. broke 200mph on the track

also read about this in an issue of open wheel mag.
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