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Old 02-07-2007, 02:30 AM
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Default All aluminum 1100 cubic inch V8

I found what stecz20 needs


A friend of mine that works for MSD sent these picks to me,figured you'd get a kick out of them , Just think put a pair of these in a boat with some big props. Looks like a monster of a motor,ck out the TQ I think he would win the ooooh ahhhhh factor


Just thought I'd share some before and after pictures of my Ford GAA tank engine. All aluminum 1100 cubic inch V8 used in WWII Sherman Tanks. These were gas burners rated at 500 HP and 1050 Ft. Lbs. of torque for military service, but are capable of much much more using mostly stock parts. They feature a 60 degree vee, 5.4 bore x 6.0 stroke, 180 degree factory billet cranks, pent roof combustion chambers, shaft driven DOHC's, 4 valves per cylinder, and dual mags. They are pretty high tech. engines, especially considering they were built in the early 40's. I've been working on getting one of mine going for the last couple of years, and should be cranking it within a week or so. It's setting in my 70 Mustang right now which I plan on taking on short cruises when finished, 24 gallons of alcohol wont go very far. It is bolted to a heavily modified Powerglide right now. Wilcap ( Pat McGuire ) built the adapter and flexplate for me.
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Ci it out sticking thru the hood, just think if it had a big blower on it
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Interesting......but probably weighs more than the Titanics anchor
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i like it
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Put 1 of those in a 32-35' boat. That IMCO splitter with 2 drives on the back.
Lighter and lower center of gravity than 2 small blocks with the power and torque of 2 big blocks. Assuming you could build it to about 900hp
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33 AVH Super-Single Thunder has a nice ring to it.

(There is already 28 AT that will be going into independent development with a big single and Arneson Surface drive later this spring.)

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Why not use Merlins?



P.S. I'll bet that trailer is WAY faster than that Mustang!
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I cannot believe there isn't a propellor guard in front of that Merlin engine!!! Start that baby up- Yikes
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P.S. I'll bet that trailer is WAY faster than that Mustang!
weren't they using them in ult hydors'? (hence the term thunder boats) before they switched to turbines??
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