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History Ford 1100 ci tank engine

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by LarzBahrs, Jul 16, 2009.

  1. LarzBahrs
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    I have been reading about the ford 1100 ci all alluminum v8 used during ww2. I cant find any reference to the heads, they appear from the covers to be hemi configuration?
     
  2. RichFox
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    Been covered here quite well. Ford GAA. DOHC 4 valve per cylinder, pentroof type heads.
     

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  3. rustyford40
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    I can only dream
     
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  5. revkev6
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    if I could even get my hands on ONE of those heads! can you imagine having a 550cubic inch banger motor!
     
  6. RichFox
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    Yes it's a Sherman Tank motor. The head pictured was NOS. I bought it for $250 on EBay about 8 years ago.
     
  7. revkev6
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    tell my you haven't thought about making a banger with it :D
     
  8. RichFox
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    I think about to much stuff. In a flash of clear thought I sold my three GAAs last year.
     
  9. revkev6
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    odd engines are the best engines...... hope you were able to buy something just as cool with the cash
     
  10. 53sled
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    a guy put one in a mustang, the post was closed.
     
  11. LarzBahrs
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    I could only imagine how cool it would be to put one in a dragster, RichFox how rare are these engines. I could see some idot scraping one for the alluminum
     

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