[Land-speed] Ford Flathead
dwarner230 at yahoo.com
Thu Aug 5 10:41:48 MDT 2010
Instead of asking questions like "What exactly defines what vintage is?" you
might try to read the rulebook. Take a look at section 2.A.1.
And, for your education, the reverse port configuration for the flathead V8
was used before the war in oval track racing. History is an interesting
--- On Thu, 8/5/10, drmayf <drmayf at mayfco.com> wrote:
From: drmayf <drmayf at mayfco.com>
Subject: Re: [Land-speed] Ford Flathead
To: "Jim Dincau" <jdincau at qnet.com>
Cc: land-speed at autox.team.net, "desotoman @dslextreme.com"
<desotoman at dslextreme.com>
Date: Thursday, August 5, 2010, 9:03 AM
Interesting thought. But, I have trouble with the folk who take an old V8
block, hog out the valley and weld in a new valley so that the exhaust exits
alongside the intake runners. Do those folk use vintage old cast iron or new
steel or? Are cams new old stock? Or modern? How about the head gaskets?
NOS? What exactly defines what vintage is? Is there a part by part list of
what can or cannot be changed and who made the list, if so?
Please note, I do not use vintage engines or parts. Other than the discussion,
I have no dog in this rumpus.
It all smacks of record protectionism to me. But, whadda I know....
Jim Dincau wrote:
> If you don't have to use vintage parts, what's the point of having a vintage
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Skip Higginbotham"
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> To: "desotoman @dslextreme.com" <desotoman at dslextreme.com>;
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> Sent: Thursday, August 05, 2010 7:32 AM
> Subject: Re: [Land-speed] Ford Flathead
>> Please help me understand how a stronger block makes an unlevel playing
field. Does that make a World Castings Chevy Merlin block unfair?
>> Since I have not studied the "French" issues, this may be a dumb
question........is there more to it?
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