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    Default For All You Ford Guy's!!

    Not a boat engine, but I thought you Blue Oval boy's would like it!

    http://www.fordracing.com/news/detail/?article=35880


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    Quote Originally Posted by Warp Speed View Post
    Not a boat engine, but I thought you Blue Oval boy's would like it!

    http://www.fordracing.com/news/detail/?article=35880

    Wow. I'd love to see some specifics on that one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RiverRacer View Post
    I bet a 427 Tunnel Port NASCAR engine would pound anything out there nowadays. Too bad NASCAR doesn't have a 'nostalgia' division for people that like real 'stock car racing'. They lost me as a fan long ago, but I could be lured back to getting interested by something like that.

    Nice link. Thanks Warp.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RiverRacer View Post
    I bet a 427 Tunnel Port NASCAR engine would pound anything out there nowadays. Too bad NASCAR doesn't have a 'nostalgia' division for people that like real 'stock car racing'. They lost me as a fan long ago, but I could be lured back to getting interested by something like that.

    Nice link. Thanks Warp.

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    Oh boy, opened up a can of worms here!

    Now we get to hear all about how cool the Tunnelbossmediumrisercammerports were!

    You bring that dinosaur out and I'll whip it like a bitch with a small block!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by RiverRacer View Post
    I bet a 427 Tunnel Port NASCAR engine would pound anything out there nowadays. RR
    And I thought I was the "resident Ford nut". Wow, Dennis I'm might be crazy but I'm not stupid

    A 427 SOHC engine with modern parts would fall short of the current small blocks. I'm pretty sure. Or put another way, a SOHC would need some bad ass parts to be even close to the modern SMBLKS.


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    Quote Originally Posted by steelcomp View Post
    Always trying to be funny...

    There's one in every crowd....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Warp Speed View Post
    Oh boy, opened up a can of worms here!

    Now we get to hear all about how cool the Tunnelbossmediumrisercammerports were!

    You bring that dinosaur out and I'll whip it like a bitch with a small block!!


    LOL...yeah, even a Chevy small block...
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    Quote Originally Posted by steelcomp View Post
    LOL...yeah, even a Chevy small block...
    Hell, I didn't even pick one but.........

    Like Sleeper said, those old engines were cool, and there was some serious thinking going on for the time period. But the modern race type small blocks that are being designed today (New Dodge, Chevy RO7, Toyota and the new Ford) are just light years ahead.

    The new stuff from all the makes is very similar, and they are some cool pieces!

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    Is this by chance the new engine awaiting the Ford Rafter

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    Quote Originally Posted by RiverRacer View Post
    I won't dispute the fact that today's technology is superior to that of the 'olden days'. What happens to todays technology when a cap blows out in the 'brain' of the entire system on the track??

    Don't kid yourself into thinking that FE engines aren't capable of putting out 850 hp with 2 carbs(or maybe 1 big one ). They are RIGHT NOW- maybe a little more! And yes- N/A

    A customer that has one was written up in Hot Rod about 5-6 months ago.

    DSC did his TP Heads. It puts out over 700 and is a small version of what 'could be'.

    I deal in those parts everyday, wheras you guys don't. I don't expect any of you to be as up on what's going on as I am in the FE world, but it's A LOT.

    I'll take an old dinosaur any day when my other choice is an overcomplicated collection of Steel, Iron, Wire and Diodes. All I can say is the more sophisticated a system becomes, the more prone it is to failure.

    Keep it simple. 800 hp, 4,000 lb car, 4 speed trans, taped wheel, superior driver = wins races.

    What would these guys of today do if they had to push (and will), a car/setup like that around a 2.5 mile track at 220+ mph for 500 miles??

    Just my observations. Others opinions will vary, I'm sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RiverRacer View Post
    Right. Just about like bringing an A/S 427 Camaro to the drag races to take the national record from an FE powered Fairlane would be.

    Fat chance. :

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    Dude, don't try to make this a Chevy vs Ford thing. We are talking about Fords here and it is just a fact that while they are cool, the FE are VERY dated, and wouldn't stand a chance compared to the newer race engines.
    It is no secret I am a Chevy fan, but I like all cool American Iron.

    The only place for an FE is in a Galaxy or an AC Cobra! I'm sure Ford really went backwards with the 385 series huh?

    And about the 427 Camaro deal it depends on who built it! We were just talking about something similar at the shop yesterday. You don't want a few Hendrick Boy's to go drag racing!!!!

    After seeing a few runs at the Tom Papp deal you should spend less time arguing over this and more time working on that boat of yours!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RiverRacer View Post
    I won't dispute the fact that today's technology is superior to that of the 'olden days'. What happens to todays technology when a cap blows out in the 'brain' of the entire system on the track??

    Don't kid yourself into thinking that FE engines aren't capable of putting out 850 hp with 2 carbs(or maybe 1 big one ). They are RIGHT NOW- maybe a little more! And yes- N/A

    A customer that has one was written up in one of the car mags about 8-9 months ago.

    DSC did his TP Heads. It puts out over 700 and is a small version of what 'could be'. There are many engine masters competitors that routinely get over 750 on their shop builds, and the serious race guys get at least 100 more than that. At least..

    I deal in those parts everyday, wheras you guys don't. I don't expect any of you to be as up on what's going on as I am in the FE world, but it's A LOT.

    I'll take an old dinosaur any day when my other choice is an overcomplicated collection of Steel, Iron, Wire and Diodes. All I can say is the more sophisticated a system becomes, the more prone it is to failure.

    Keep it simple. 800 hp, 4,000 lb car, 4 speed trans, taped wheel, superior driver = wins races.

    What would these guys of today do if they had to push (and will), a car/setup like that around a 2.5 mile track at 220+ mph for 500 miles??

    Just my observations. Others opinions will vary, I'm sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Warp Speed View Post
    Dude, don't try to make this a Chevy vs Ford thing. We are talking about Fords here and it is just a fact that while they are cool, the FE are VERY dated, and wouldn't stand a chance compared to the newer race engines.
    It is no secret I am a Chevy fan, but I like all cool American Iron.

    The only place for an FE is in a Galaxy or an AC Cobra! I'm sure Ford really went backwards with the 385 series huh?

    And about the 427 Camaro deal it depends on who built it! We were just talking about something similar at the shop yesterday. You don't want a few Hendrick Boy's to go drag racing!!!!

    After seeing a few runs at the Tom Papp deal you should spend less time arguing over this and more time working on that boat of yours!
    LOL...yeah, but they'd want to be turning left at the end of the track, sayin, "WTF, y'all...whars the durn track? We ain't even got the tars warmed up yit..."
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