The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by BCMACHINE, Jan 10, 2021.
AWESOME!!! Worth the wait, thanks for that video, wish I was there to smell it too
I always wondered how well the pushrods would hold up. I have wanted to hear one of his hemis run since gawd knows when. he was more than an innovator, he get something in his head and was not afraid to try it.
now we all want to know...
I have often wondered about those pushrods also. The main problem I can see would most likely be getting enough oil to those center ball sockets, F.E Fords did not have much oil to the top end anyway.
The main reason the idea died was fords in house far superior cammer - thats when mickey went to pontiac with essentially the same castings
Backwards a bit. Was at Pontiac before Ford.
Mickey Thompson built a lot of different 'stuff' but a lot also never got much beyond the prototype stage either, as shown by its rarity. The aftermarket industry from those days forward is littered with conversion/exotic cylinder heads that never quite delivered on their promises and became mostly known as curiosities. The one guy who had some success in that era was Dan Gurney whose Gurney-Weslake heads actually made it onto some competitive racecars, including the LeMans-winning '68-69 Ford GT40s. Probably the first to build and successfully market a 'better' OHV aftermarket head that wasn't just a 'improved replacement'.
Thompson was hot rodding's Thomas Edison.... But Nikola Tesla won the electrical war.
I think I just peed a little!!
That happens when you get old...
Definitely got it's own bark don't it!
Did it ever go down the strip?!
If so......anybody got any speeds or times?
How about a dyno pull or three?!!!
Now that its alive again wonder what the plns are?
Is this gonna be another rich guys window dressing?
How bout Leno's garage?....Bet he would drive that b-tch at least once!!
Lotsa questions in my big ole loggerhead?!!
Beyond cool though!!!
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