[Land-speed] Ford Flathead

dan warner dwarner230 at yahoo.com
Thu Aug 5 16:31:37 MDT 2010

80% of the answers you seek are still in the same rulebook.
Monitoring the methods and tools used to modify a block seems an impossible
task. How would you approach the program given the many, many people World
Wide who would attempt such a project?

--- On Thu, 8/5/10, drmayf <drmayf at mayfco.com> wrote:

From: drmayf <drmayf at mayfco.com>
Subject: Re: [Land-speed] Ford Flathead
To: "dan warner" <dwarner230 at yahoo.com>
Cc: "Jim Dincau" <jdincau at qnet.com>, land-speed at autox.team.net, "desotoman
@dslextreme.com" <desotoman at dslextreme.com>
Date: Thursday, August 5, 2010, 3:10 PM

Dan, I know the reverse port config has been around a long time.  The point I
was making or trying to make is what materials are used to make the change. 
Vintage cast iron? New modern iron? Brazing methods? seems to me that if such
a mod is allowed then it should be made with the same kind of tools and
materials that it was originally done with. What about use of vintage gaskets?
What parts are allowed to be non vintage? How about a modern cast aluminum or
machined head? That certainly isn't vintage.   Now draw a parallel to todays
repop motor blocks. Many block and engines that are not manufacturer
specific.  A windsor Man O War block for my 5.0L may have the same dimesnion
as that of the original for bore  but most everything else has been improved
with better and stronger materials. By the way is nitrous allowed in vintage
racing? Heck, it was used by the Germans in WWII so that line of reasoning
would make it allowable.  It just seems screwy
 to me.

Makes me glad I am not a part of trying to keep it all together, lol.

dan warner wrote:

> Well Mayf,
>  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
>  DW
> --

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