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The Original Big Block Ford

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Locomotive Breath, Feb 3, 2007.

  1. 57sweptside
    Joined: Feb 20, 2006
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    from AZ

    That is a damn nice piece of engineering, and a brilliant idea. Kudos for keeping the REAL hot rod spirit alive. HOWEVER, it's closer to a NASCAR Fusion than a '70 Mustang now. And at least the NASCAR can turn!

    Congrats for being listed on Fark.com!
     
  2. Wyle E Coyote
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    OMFG! That thing is WAY too cool!
     
  3. Builtforsin
    Joined: Feb 2, 2007
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    thats just too fuckin cool.
     
  4. roadracer
    Joined: Jan 24, 2007
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    I was gonna say, shame it's hidden inside a mustang body, why not show it off?

    and then you posted the mockup and it dawned on me that there's nothing you could hide that mofo in!

    Man, that's cool. Ought to get you on tv somehow. You have to find a friend with a movie camera and broadband and get that startup posted!!!
     
  5. FiddyFour
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    this thing has rendered me speechless. . .

    Dip me in chocolate and toss me to the lesbians.
     
  6. glenn33
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    That's just too cool....

     
  7. Locomotive Breath
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    Good catch, I aquired the 3208 in some swapping. I was thinking of using it in an International car hauler that I have some time in the future, but the old IDI 7.3 thats in there just wont quit.
     
  8. Locomotive Breath
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    I believe your right. The heads on my motor were spares made for the twin turbo motor. The tractor is still there, with complete engine sitting in the shop collecting dust. The brother with the imagination is in the Denver area now. He designed a really neat motorcycle clutch called a Rev-loc, I believe he got a patent on it.
     
  9. Locomotive Breath
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    I found this old pic. on the net awhile back. Thought it was pretty cool. Not much info. on it though.
     
  10. oldmuleskinner
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    Heard one of those in a sherman 2 years ago. Awsome! but a bit loud for combat. I guess the radial engines they used could be pulled and replaced in less than a hour alowing the tank to be returned to combat while the other engine was overhauled.
     
  11. NTAPHSE
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  12. delsoto
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    I dont see pictures
     
  13. ***Area-51***
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    you guys are typing like you can see it........i wanna see...................
     
  14. 067chevy
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    we need pictures and updates ont his thing
     
  15. gkgeiger
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    It looks like Ryan deleted the pics for some reason.
     
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  16. what happened?
     
  17. Nominal
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  18. FiddyFour
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    ryan took out all the pics... the things were killin him for bandwith
     
  19. sandymiss
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  20. pasadenahotrod
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    I've seen several of these years ago in the Katy TX area at rice farms. The guy who showed them to me said they had been used as irrigation pump motors but the later Chrysler Hemi Industrial engines were much more economical and so they switched to them.
     
  21. When i was in my early teens in the mid 70's my dad had a friend who had a large offshore race boat with 2 of those motors . Can't rember his name for sure but i think it was Jeffry or somthing like that and the boats name was the Shamrock. All i can realy rember is when he hit the throttle on those motors i almost pissed my pants.
     
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  23. Locomotive Breath
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    I keep hearing rumors about an offshore boat from years ago with Ford GAA power but I have never seen any pictures of it.

    Here is a link to the Mustang engine running.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b1E_OBPpEVs

    One of these days I'll finish the damn thing.
     
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  24. Bloody hell - it sounds amazing!!!!
     
  25. Yes I saw them and heard them run. My high school friend Dave Lawson got to go out on that boat quite offten. The boat was keep in Redondo beach or maybee Santa monica and i think the boat was built in Santa monica by Jefferies.
     
  26. Uncle Ben
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    Between 1949 and 1952 I drove M4A3E8 Shermans and M26 Pershings. Both had GAA engines. The GAA had tork all over the aircooled radials and was the best suited for tanks.
     
  27. Locomotive Breath
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    from Texas

    Welcome Uncle Ben.
    It's good to hear from someone who actually drove Shermans and Pershings.
     
  28. havi
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    I guess the secret's out, lol. Oh well. I've been looking for one myself. Not sure if this pic was posted before or not in this thread, but here it is: [​IMG]
     
  29. Locomotive Breath
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    from Texas

    Havi, that engine belongs to a friend of mine in Phoenix. My engine is (was) mechanically fuel injected. I am about finished with the carburetor conversion in the interest of making it a little more streetable.
    PM me if your seriously looking for one of these engines.
     
  30. Model A Mark
    Joined: Apr 30, 2008
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    1. Holley 94 Group

    i saw your video on you tube, omg i want one, hah
     

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