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  • New FORD top fuel engine

    I knew Mr. Force and Ford where working on it ...read on!

    http://www.fordracing.com/news/detail/?article=33872
    1972 Maverick Grabber Street car 12.20 @ 112.35 mph (12.45 @ 106 mph on Pep Boys radials.)

  • #2
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    Alex Denysenko
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    • #3
      Hey Alex, why the NHRA 500 cube limit?
      Ron

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Ci8UUP View Post
        Hey Alex, why the NHRA 500 cube limit?
        That is the limit that NHRA imposes on the TF car engines.


        Here are some more detailed pics of the motor from the PRI show.


        http://dragracingonline.com/livecove..._11-pri-1.html
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        Alex Denysenko
        Co-Administrator

        NHRA/IHRA/NMCA member and licensed Superstock driver
        NHRA and IHRA SS/LA & SS/MA National Record Holder 99','00,'01,'02,'03,'04,'05 & '06
        First NHRA & IHRA 289 automatic Superstock Mustang in the TENS 06-99
        First SS/MA in the TENS 04-03
        5 time IHRA division 5 Superstock Champion
        Fleet of FoMoCo products including 88 ASC McLaren Mustang #28

        The Barry of BarrysGrrl

        Quote #1: "I never met a magazine mechanic I liked."
        Quote #2: "Make sure brain is in gear before engaging mouth!"
        Quote #3: "If you can't run with the big dogs, stay on the porch!"
        Quote #4: "Go fast or go home!"
        Quote#5:" No Brag,Just Fact!"
        www.moneymakerracing.com

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        • #5
          I wonder....

          how NHRA is going to foil this effort. The last time Force tried to use a Ford engine, for daughter Ashley's alcohol dragster, NHRA outlawed it by limiting the engine bore spacing to 4.84". The 385 series Ford engine, which includes the 429 and 460 and was the basis for the Force engine have a bore spacing of 4.90". The Chrysler 426 Hemi, which is the basis for most engines used in the alky and fuel classes have a bore spacing of 4.80". Why choose 4.84" as the limit.....let's see... what engine has that exact bore spacing..... hummmmmmmm..... oh, yeah, the big block chebbie.. what a suprise!!!!!!

          The ONLY reason that rule was made was to eliminate the Ford engine. The only other mass produced V8 engine with a bore spacing larger than 4.84" is a Cadillac engine.

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          • #6
            I really don't think there should be a limit on size at all, at the top fuel level that is. It should be like unlimited hydroplane racing, run whatever runs the fastest; if the hydroplane racing body would have imposed engine rules, you would not be seeing the boats running the turbine engines nor running the kind of speeds they are now achieving, in my honest opinion NHRA is holding back the sport.
            Ron

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Ci8UUP View Post
              I really don't think there should be a limit on size at all, at the top fuel level that is. It should be like unlimited hydroplane racing, run whatever runs the fastest; if the hydroplane racing body would have imposed engine rules, you would not be seeing the boats running the turbine engines nor running the kind of speeds they are now achieving, in my honest opinion NHRA is holding back the sport.
              I think you are correct but at the same time I am glad that so many teams can afford to compete and build a car.

              With a true "no limits" approach I dont think we would have a greater "spectacle" but we would have more accidents, and costs are already high enough with a 500 inch engine. As it is, thundering down the track in 4 seconds is really fast enough for most people. More hp wouldnt neccessarily mean faster times - they are more limited by traction than by hp and then the next limit would be the drivers ability to react to a problem (like peddaling in the event of smoking the tires)

              In the same vein formula 1 is limited in lots of ways to try to control costs and make the playing field a little more level. Its not all about going faster - sometimes they just want a spectacle for the crowds.
              Phil Ball
              68 mustang coupe
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              • #8
                Yes it is, however feeble, a attempt by the sanctioning bodies to "level" the playing field.

                Now if the limited the amount of money a team can throw at a race program you would see a lot more innovation come back into all forms of motorsports.
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                Alex Denysenko
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                NHRA/IHRA/NMCA member and licensed Superstock driver
                NHRA and IHRA SS/LA & SS/MA National Record Holder 99','00,'01,'02,'03,'04,'05 & '06
                First NHRA & IHRA 289 automatic Superstock Mustang in the TENS 06-99
                First SS/MA in the TENS 04-03
                5 time IHRA division 5 Superstock Champion
                Fleet of FoMoCo products including 88 ASC McLaren Mustang #28

                The Barry of BarrysGrrl

                Quote #1: "I never met a magazine mechanic I liked."
                Quote #2: "Make sure brain is in gear before engaging mouth!"
                Quote #3: "If you can't run with the big dogs, stay on the porch!"
                Quote #4: "Go fast or go home!"
                Quote#5:" No Brag,Just Fact!"
                www.moneymakerracing.com

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