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A Peculiar Engine Swap
#11
You just do not get the point. Everyone does the normal engine swap. He just wants to do something different and I think it is great. No Monkey see Monkey do.
BTW David Pearson raced for years after his retirement in a 1950 Ford Coupe. He had it screaming and of course he knew how to drive it. I saw it once at cars show near by. He had the best of everything in the suspension. I guess he went with the flathead because that is what he grew up with and enjoyed the most. Anyone can put a Coyote or FE or build a Boss 9 and put in a mustang but how many have you seen with a flathead?


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#12
Once again an idea falls into the "Because something can be doesn't mean it should be done." category. You could probably put an IBM 286 processor into a Dell PC but, why?
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#13
I was considering doing a flathead in an rx7 too, that would start some riots

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(09-24-2018, 09:56 AM)c9zx Wrote: Once again an idea falls into the "Because something can be doesn't mean it should be done." category. You could probably put an IBM 286 processor into a Dell PC but, why?

Actually that would fall under Commodore 64 territory. Which I had so I guess I am old. LOL.

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(09-24-2018, 12:05 PM)Ron Tanzi Wrote:
(09-24-2018, 09:56 AM)c9zx Wrote: Once again an idea falls into the "Because something can be doesn't mean it should be done." category. You could probably put an IBM 286 processor into a Dell PC but, why?

Actually that would fall under Commodore 64 territory. Which I had so I guess I am old. LOL.

Ron

 Commodore 64!! I had a Vic 20, so that must make me even older!!
Actually as far as the engine swap thing goes, as long as it's Ford.
I know zero about flat heads...…. thought they were caps (for the head)lol!
For me, if I were to do an engine swap, it would be the venerable Coyote with a 6 speed behind it. At 420 hp out the box, that's plenty for a 3500 lb car.
Geoff.
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#16
Well, Geoff I have to admit that I still have the Commodore in a box in the basement. I know if I hooked that bad boy up (green screen,floppy disk drive ) it would work. I do not have my IBM 286 anymore though. LOL. As for engine swaps I am a purist. Period correct power plants only and swapping out the 6 for an 8 is fine by me. And for the love of God no F$#%^@& GM engines in Fords.

Ron
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#17
For some reason I’d like to see a flathead in a Prius.
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(09-24-2018, 06:41 PM)Bentworker Wrote: For some reason I’d like to see a flathead in a Prius.

+1 Haha



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(09-24-2018, 06:41 PM)Bentworker Wrote: For some reason I’d like to see a flathead in a Prius.

Yes.
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#20
So just for the heck of it I went to see what the current Bonneville speed record was for a Flathead Ford. I did not believe it but here it is over 300 mph.
http://flatfire.com/Flathead300mph.htm
He is not even a race concrete guy, lol. They make all the money.
Says he is getting over 700 hp from that little 239 CI engine, lol. I bet it is punched to the limits and more.
Here is another link where a flathead in a regular body goes over 200 mph in 1.5 mile standing start run this year in Main.
https://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/thre...r.1115973/
Like I say you had to have lived in that era to know why you would put a flathead in a mustang.
Now let's see you guys do that with a cleveland or 429.


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