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History Mickey Thompson 427 Ford Hemi

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by BCMACHINE, Jan 10, 2021.

  1. Jack Rice
    Joined: Dec 2, 2020
    Posts: 126

    Jack Rice

    AWESOME!!! Worth the wait, thanks for that video, wish I was there to smell it too
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  2. 41rodderz
    Joined: Sep 27, 2010
    Posts: 5,420

    from Oregon

    Very cool.
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  3. 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.
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  4. Woogeroo
    Joined: Dec 29, 2005
    Posts: 1,122

    from USA

  5. saltracer219
    Joined: Sep 23, 2006
    Posts: 822


    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.
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  6. Fortunateson
    Joined: Apr 30, 2012
    Posts: 4,129


    Not entirely...
  7. ididntdoit1960
    Joined: Dec 13, 2011
    Posts: 1,013

    from Western MA

    The main reason the idea died was fords in house far superior cammer - thats when mickey went to pontiac with essentially the same castings
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  8. MRich
    Joined: Jan 2, 2021
    Posts: 1


    Backwards a bit. Was at Pontiac before Ford.
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  9. 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.
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  10. I think I just peed a little!! :rolleyes:
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  11. Deuces
    Joined: Nov 3, 2009
    Posts: 20,571

    from Michigan

    That happens when you get old...
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  12. slowmotion
    Joined: Nov 21, 2011
    Posts: 3,276


    Definitely got it's own bark don't it!
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  13. 6sally6
    Joined: Feb 16, 2014
    Posts: 1,586


    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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