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Old 05-20-2020, 02:40 PM   #1
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Default Another one shipping ARDUN 8BA with sound

Sending another completed engine on its way. This one is another of my 200 MPH capable builds. Foundation is a 1950 8BA block. Crankshaft HP more than 550 from 292 cubes torque over 500 Foot pounds.
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Old 05-20-2020, 02:41 PM   #2
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Video please! I would like to hear that.
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Old 05-20-2020, 02:46 PM   #3
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Sending another completed engine on its way. This one is another of my 200 MPH capable builds. Foundation is a 1950 8BA block. Crankshaft HP more than 550 from 292 cubes torque over 500 Foot pounds. Ronnieroadster
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So cool!
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Old 05-20-2020, 03:02 PM   #5
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9" clutch wont hold it
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Old 05-20-2020, 03:39 PM   #6
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Nice looking engine! That’s a lot of power out of a flathead!
Electric coolant pumps used on this one?
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Old 05-20-2020, 03:56 PM   #7
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LOL. No sir, it won't.
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Old 05-20-2020, 04:15 PM   #8
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Nice looking engine! Thatís a lot of power out of a flathead!
Electric coolant pumps used on this one?

You forget that in actuality, it ain't no flathead no more! It can now BREATHE like it's more-powerful OHV cousins. DD
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Old 05-20-2020, 04:27 PM   #9
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Single, probably not. 7 inch double, yes......
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It's to bad that Duntov didn't whined up at Ford.
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Old 05-21-2020, 02:26 AM   #11
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It's to bad that Duntov didn't whined up at Ford.

I think that Zora ended-up at just the right place....and at just the right time! DD


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Old 05-21-2020, 07:46 AM   #12
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Nice work, Ron
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Old 05-21-2020, 11:26 AM   #13
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Just curious. What is the cost of that engine? Sure is a beauty.
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Just curious. What is the cost of that engine? Sure is a beauty.

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Way OT, I know but, had Zora wound up at Ford, we would still have a continuous production, two seater T-Bird!
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Way OT, I know but, had Zora wound up at Ford, we would still have a continuous production, two seater T-Bird!

…...and one that would handle, and could get out of it's own way. Maybe EVEN with mid-engine by the time 2020 rolls-around? Your point IS interesting, though! DD
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Yes, T-Bird went the way of the dodo bird.
Sadly Ford got it on the wrong flight path into the Bermuda Triangle.
Maybe someday, they'll salvage it.
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Yes, T-Bird went the way of the dodo bird.
Sadly Ford got it on the wrong flight path into the Bermuda Triangle.
Maybe someday, they'll salvage it.
Well, they did try to salvage it, in 2002, as I remember. A one or two year effort. It wasn't pretty, it vaguely looked like a '55 Bird but, I was hoping it would go on to be a competitor to the Corvette. NOT TO BE!!

Ford did, have the mid engined GT40, in the '60's but, it wasn't a real production car and was spawned by Lola, in the UK. They do have the new GT40 but, even though you can buy them, you can't afford them!!!!! Same with the first GT40.
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Sending another completed engine on its way. This one is another of my 200 MPH capable builds. Foundation is a 1950 8BA block. Crankshaft HP more than 550 from 292 cubes torque over 500 Foot pounds.
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Nice numbers, well done...
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