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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by lothiandon1940, Dec 19, 2012.
Found this comet with a sohc 427 on the net...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vNRcUOE2NaA
That's MercuryJunky (Ken) here on HAMB
WOW,that video is from a few years ago,still a BEAUTIFUL COMET!!!! ROY.
Article from 1982.
You have to wonder if Ford's current love for OHC engines has its roots in the 427 cammer. GM and Chrysler still are pushrod-based when it comes to V8's but Ford is OHC.
I'm not a fan of Ford's OHC modern engines....I feel they make good HP but are 'soft' at lower RPM. My current 6.8L V10 F-250 will pull just about anything, if you let it rev up, but as a driver my old Dodge V10 was much nicer to drive due to its low end grunt. And the 5.4L trucks are even mushier down low.
It goes back even farther than that...
In the 1940's Ford was producing a 500+ hp,overhead cam V8 with lots of trick alloys and performance parts.
It was known as the GAA series,and it was used in Sherman tanks.
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Wow. Would love to see some pics of that.
nitrobrother;WOW,that looks like one seriously heavy duty engine!!!Any more pictures or information? ROY.
OOPS,I guess I posted too soon!!!! ROY.
Very, very cool. Thanks for posting the pics.
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Now that is some serious overkill!
Cool pic, John. Thanks for posting. Any idea where this was taken and who the driver might be?
Dan Readinger, not sure of the track but in Pennsylvania.
Any more stories or pictures? Thanks for posting.
At a buddies shop this week. He has a couple.
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that's interesting, had no idea that Rossi's was the former Beswick car.
And it's now painted in the Beswick paint scheme,and in the care of A/FX Dave.
Great guy,hardcore Comet guy,too
I know where one is
Les Ritchey's S.O.H.C Mustang. Ritchey ran 58mm IDAs when everybody else had switched to injection.
Indeed.........here's one running
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