Calling Mr. FatHack.... Or should I just call you FatHack? Or . . . never mind.... Anyhoo, you've done some more than interesting articles on seldom seen engines. I really enjoyed the Mopar small block article. And am still waiting for a 430-455 Buick article, but since I seem to be the only guy who runs one (soon to be two) I understand why the lack of coverage. Although, when I look at the Camaro sized Buicks of the early 70's and they run 10's with very little effort it leaves me thinking that the late Buicks are a well known secret - if that makes sense. What I'm thinking about now - and have been for some time - is building a 4 cylinder A roadster pickup with three pedals - maybe. Maybe on the three pedals anyway. Medium length bed, maybe bobbed fenders - cuz I got three sets - and maybe even cycle fenders. Doing a set of these well presents an interesting challenge. Besides, I just scored a 36 axle with intact wishbone, 42-48 brakes and even wheels. Perhaps the first part of a future project. Nothing quite like hunting parts for two cars, at least that way, if you can't use it on one, maybe you can on the other. First thoughts on the four cylinder engine was to use an Olds Quad four with T-350 all of which would be mounted longitudinally in the normal fashion. Not sure what stick trans would be easily adaptable, plus the Quad fours don't seem to be real available. Next thoughts are the later Ford Ranger, 89-mid 90's or so four cylinder with attached factory 5-speed. Toss the electronic fuel injection and set it up with carburetion and a distributor if necessary or simply buy one old enough that it has a distributor and go from there. Find the right Ranger and it comes with 3.74 locking diff. These usually on the 4 x 4's with 5 speed and V6. I'm not above using a Toyota or similar four cylinder and stick trans. Some of the Japanese engines look very nice - sorta Offy like - when the upper sheet metal is exposed and the DOHC cast covers are visible. Regardless, my question is about the Ranger four bangers. Seems there is speed equipment readily available for them for the circle track wars, so knocking out a reasonably built one for a say, 1600# car oughta give some of the V8 powered hot rods a bad time. Any thoughts? About the engine, not so much about the car.