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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by 35touring, Nov 18, 2010.

  1. THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
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    "Boss Six" refers to the fact that the hybrid crossflow head was built using pieces of Ford's '70s era Boss 302 V8 cylinder heads. They were bolted on to the Ford 300 six block and then leaned toward the inlet side to get a better entry angle of the intake runners. Slant sixes slant the other way. Pontiac SOHC had overhead cam drive, which this engine does not.
     
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  2. The Mopar guys call this "The Leaning Tower of Power"
     
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  3. Judging by the amount of what looks to be oil on the ground, it may have been a rather expensive day when that photo was taken.

    Here is a picture of a 300 in a '62 Falcon with an LS head on it. You can see that the engine isn't actually leaned over, just the angle of the machined surface for the exhaust headers gives the impression that it is tilted, just like in the altered photo above. The ford guys will have to give me a pass for posting this kind of blasphemy.... I was just trying to illustrate a point..... I am well and truly sorry.

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    "Boss Six" had the Ford six engine leaned over, as did/do many other prominent Ford Six Comp racers such as Ambrose and Huettman, John Peto, and Glen Treadwell. It is not an optical illusion.
     
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    South Jersey-based Seabrook Farms is a major frozen foods supplier. Owner Charlie Seabrook's weekend hobby was this E/A powered by an Aston-Martin DOHC DB-6 engine. Since the car was originally motivated by a GMC 6, Charlie kept the Jersey Jimmy name. Seabrook won class at the Nationals and set E/A records. He's seen here at Maple Grove, Pennsylvania, in 1975.

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    It's not blasphemy to run LS heads on the 300 Ford 6. What ever is better is my motto. Look how many heads were mated to the 153 Chevy, Arias, Fontana 4 cylinders and all were competitive. If it doesn't bolt on ....make it fit.
     
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    LS heads are still not big enough for a 300.
     
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    I am looking for any e.t. data on an LS hybrid Ford six.

    Anybody?


    If this request is too O/T just delete. Sorry
     
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    six cylinder E/altered

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  12. Not sure I buy that - there are plenty of LS heads that will flow over 300cfm. The best ported stock head I've seen flows about 247. I think the LS could work out.
     
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    I think what chessterd5 was suggesting was that even at 300 cfm an LS hybrid will come up short of what other hybrid choices will net you. My "factory experimental" crossflow comes up about 150 HP short of what the boys using the Yates Cleveland crossflow head are getting. It flows about the same as a LS head and only makes around 550 HP vs the close-to-700 HP others get with the billet Yates/Johnson offering.

    Still, it makes for a fun ride and is good enough to run Super Pro brackets. An LS head would be a funsy bracket ride. I just wish somebody would build one that stayed together long enough to get some good e.t. numbers from it. Anybody?
     
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    That is David Major's Ford 300 crossflow. The #1 on the cowl is there after he won the NHRA world championship with it.
     
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    "Allied Machine" Altered 6 cylinder

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    "LiL Toad" HUDSON six cylinder


    LiL Toad HUDSON six cyliner first.JPG

    Injected 6 Cylinder HUDSON engine LIL toad


    The Toad HUDSON six cyliner engine.JPG
     
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    Williamson 6 cylinder Roadster

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    again


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    Many of the 6 cylinder cars were really an engineering marvel with a great deal of thought put into building them.

    Bruce Sizemore's Ford was certainly one of them with it's unique head design.
    The car would run low 11's all day long and it put many small block Chevrolet's on the trailer back in those days.

    Jim Hill
     
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    Great story on the Topolino!!!!
     
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    Unknown 6 cylinder D/A


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    Judging by the car it is in, the intake, headers, and the bow tie on the T shell I'd say it it probably a 292 Chevy.
     
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    Every type of early ’60s American V-8 found its way into the lightweight slingshots produced by Dragmaster Co. founders Dode Martin and Jim Nelson. So did at least one Slant Six, then standard equipment in Dodge Lancers. This oddball combination was good for mid-10-second e.t.’s and the national D/Dragster record.


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    Unknown blown dragster from the hamb drags

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    We are a long ways of from full throttle passes but I am getting there. The car was built in sixty two. Hasn't ran since the very early eights. Despite some troubles at the hambs this year we had a blast. [​IMG][​IMG]
     
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    Hello,

    Back in 1960, Joe Iacono had a very fast 6 cylinder fed at Lions. He was well known for making 6 cylinder things go fast. This is the only movie clip that I found in my movie collection. I also sent it to Pat Ganahl as an example of an early version of the Iacono dragster. For his rebuild collection. Enjoy…
    Jnaki
     
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    anyone have any idea what kind of power or time slips some of these cars did?
     

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