The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by lothiandon1940, Dec 19, 2012.
Wow....details on the project please..
I don't know if anybody has the precise number produced back in the day but Ford did gear up to produce them in relatively large numbers back then,it was planned to be used all forms of racing and to be released in the Galaxie in 65 or 66 before Nascar pulled the rug out from under them.I do know that they were produced in larger numbers than the Boss 429 which is significant since not only were the bosses used in the mustangs but they were raced extensively in Nascar for 4 or 5 years.
.........I thought NASCAR outlawed them well before 4 or 5 years of use, but I could be wrong.
Nascar never outlawed the Boss 429, they made them and 426 Hemi run more weight or less cubic inches. All this was done to get GM into the show with their small block as they never really had a competitive big block for Nascar compition. By around 1975 the writing was on the wall. The big inch motors were dead.
...........So, how many years did they in fact run them in NASCAR competition?
1974 was the last year for the Chrysler Hemi and Ford Boss 429. It was a combination of lost factory support and the '73 fuel crisis that led to all small engines in '75.
They started in the 1969 racing season partway into it,and ran at least into 1974 maybe a little longer.
I've read 2 very different production numbers. One was 640 and one was 5000. When I bought mine in 1976, they were rare and not very competitive in many forms of racing. The development had ceased at that point. At the 76 street rod nats, there was one in a car. I sold mine to a guy in the Houston area that was building a wheel stander.
Don’t have a cow man.
Sent from my iPhone using The H.A.M.B. mobile app
Great idea for a model build....
I would be inclined to believe the second number(5000),as widely used as they were in T/F,AA/FC,and A/FX that probably came close to burning thru 640 by themselves,for a time in the 80's and 90s you were more likely to see a cammer in a car than a boss 429,thats not to say they were common,there just seemed to be more of them around until Kaase started making the Boss heads again.
Connie at Detroit Dragway...
Alan Root / Nick Arias had a Boss 429 program back in 83-84 producing blocks , heads and so on. It was geared more towards fuel racing than sportsman racing at the time. Don't think it was a big success like they hoped it would be.
I went back, to page 20 on this post, looking to see if I had shared 2 of my cars, and didn't fiind them. If I did, Please excuse my repeats... 40 Willys Gasser, and 64 Galaxie Lightweight.
Bad Assness...need to see the rest of that Galaxie...BTW I posted this on the page behind this one...
Where and how do you come across not 1....but 2 of those...I hope to own one someday..
I have hunted these, since I was 17.. 55 Now, I have 4 of them, all together.. Here is my 64
^^^Love it^^^.....I had this many, many years ago. Had a puny 289 though.
Amazing car...so have you ran it? Any chance ya could post a video of it running...
In 76 when I was running mine, all that most people had was an 8mm film camera with no sound. As I remember, mine didn't sound interesting until about 7 grand. There was a particular Crane cam that everybody ran and mine had those so it sounded like most everything else at the strip until the upper rpm. I know that doesn't help much but it's the best I can do.
The AR stuff was used in Pro/Stock too wasn't it?I was thinking they were the basis of the IHRA mountain motors.I've got a set of the 3 alloy center main caps off of 1 of those blocks,had em for so long I can't remember what swap meet I got em from.
Yes it was, and successfully to. But the initial design, development was for the T/F ,F/C guys.
I'm think most SOHC lovers have seen this video. Engine sounds nice and crisp and in a nice body style to.
Wow.....pants got a little tighter..
You see the kid in the passenger seat JUMP when it finally fired off LOL.
Sounds like sweet music to my ears.....
Separate names with a comma.