Dean has a hard on for the Ford Crossflow engine. Although mine isnt a true full factory crossflow, the head is what matters here. And I’ve got one. Therefore, the following.Oh no I was referring to Dean not you . Lol
The irony escapes me. How he could lose his sht over my decision to go with another brand I-6 borders on childish.
In other words.....” waaah”
Just look back...
When I decided to go ITB,..he threw every picture of just about every engine ever made he could to make the case for how superior they were/are over a single throttle body.
When designing the throat transition of that air box for the itb’s, I got pictures of Honda’s, and Toyota’s, Ferrari’s Jaguar, and Lamborghini’s...
When talking about a glass top for the box, I get pictures of Chevrolet’s...
You name it,...if I made a statement, and he replied,..he’d use pictures from every manufacturer OTHER than the one I was asking about, and they got thrown in for consideration.
Which brings me back around to here..
When I raced a ford,..it was personal. If the car said ford on it, it should have a ford in it. It’s the way the big three sold cars.It was always win on Sunday, Sell on Monday.
At the same time there’s the hot-rodders of the 50’s,....stickin Cadillac, Chrysler, and Lincoln V8’s in place of the flathead that used to be in a 32 coupe.
For them, it was always how to go fast, and what it took to make that happen. And it didn’t matter one rats red bunion hole what had to be mixed with what to make that happen. Until the 60’s came along. The big three figured it out,..they put decent combos together to help them keep winning on Sunday, so they could keep selling on Monday..
Chevrolet just figured it out a little better. And that held true until the 80’s
If you had a Ford powered Ford in the 70’s and early 80’s you got your ass handed to you......often.
There were no heads for an SBF back then,..You had to have a Cleveland if you expected to beat a decently modded SBC,..and if bow tie dude searched around Chevrolet’s stockpile of performance sht the factory had on a shelf back then..you better have something for it,..or again..he’d have your ass waiting for you at the finish line.
Step up to a weak ass headed 390,..and they had a rectangle port headed 396...a 428, got met with a even better 427, and for the longest time....there was nothing from ford out there for Chevrolet’s 454. And when the 460 came,...it was in an big assed LTD or Lincoln.
If I had to suck up one SBC swap into a Mustang here in the south,..I had to suck up a dozen..Everytime it was “ it’s cheaper to go fast with a Chevy” and with the boring assed LT1 SBC, it was true. By the late 80’s, heads for the 5.0 finally started arriving, and that changed things a bit,...but what cost 2000 for a decent set of TFS heads back then, was still about half the cost of the damn things that sat on a 350 SBC.
It’s cheaper to build a SBC..The hot rodder re-emerges.
They take a light weight chassis. Stuff a powerful engine in the car, and do one of two things with it...
1. Grudge race it...( and nobody gives a phck what's under the hood)
2. Bracket race it...And it doesn't matter how fast or slow it is, it's all about how cheaply these guys can get that junk to the track...( So they can keep pounding nails on the coffin of Head up drag racing)
And...the perception is still there...its cheaper to build a race car when there's a SBC and a PG in their Nytol-mobile.
Nascar isnt about the brand anymore, it's about the celebrity driving the car...if you can tell me when the last time was that you saw a 4 door mustang on the street,..I'll tell you it was in one of those bad dreams you had after eating Taco Bell after 10 PM.
The same holds true for the top Classes in the NHRA...can anybody even tell what brand those funny "cars" are supposed to be? PRO STOCK ( again, barely recognizable) Stopped using engines that the Big 3 make years ago..
Why kid yourselves? Alot of you have so many Chinese parts in/on your engine, it stopped being a Ford long ago...
It only " looks" like a ford.
As for me....( you need to stand next to me at a cruise-in or show) NOBODY knows what they are looking at...they dont know what car it is, Nor do they know what engine its is..yet...they they still like it. Australian, Venezuelian,.Japanese...it won't matter.
Why the hell would I lose one minutes worth of sleep fretting over instead of saying I have this Maverick engine brought back from the dead, and held together with luck, and JB weld, or a 2jz out of a Lexus?
That is a purely rhetorical question...I wont.