Ever want to stuff a sherman tank engine in a mustang?

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  1. sal_jr

    sal_jr New Member

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    Some guy in Texas did it!!!!!!

    Check it out. This is NUTS!:cool2: :cool2:
     
  2. Katmandeux

    Katmandeux New Member

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    Wow!

    High tech, indeed...I was expecting something like a huge in-line flathead (anybody else miss those cool Offy heads?).

    Great av, Sal!:cool2:
     

  3. flathead willie

    flathead willie Well-Known Member

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    I don't care about the engine but sometimes I think I could use one of those Sherman guns under the hood!
     
  4. whitewhiskers

    whitewhiskers New Member

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    here i thought i did somthing by stuffin a 351W in a 79 mazda rx7, actuly on a mazda the valve covers on up stuck out above the hood. (crummy brakes):cool2:
     
  5. kat in the hat

    kat in the hat New Member

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    That's pretty cool. If nothing else just to be able to say he's got a tank engine in his car. Not the best idea though. There's much lighter engines that make more power uping the power to weight ratio dramatically. Also with all that weight up front, hooking up would have to be next to impossible.
     
  6. sal_jr

    sal_jr New Member

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    final engine weight was 960- he says not much more than an old hemi....

    I dont know, but it is cool!
     
  7. jtrew

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    We put a 500 cubic inch Cadillac engine in a '65 or '66 Mustang back in the late 80s.
     
  8. buddah

    buddah New Member

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    I had a 351 Windsor in my 1973 Ford Galaxie! Man I loved that car.
     
  9. Katmandeux

    Katmandeux New Member

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    Not an engine swap, but when I was a teenager in OKC, I knew a guy that somehow hung a horn from a Santa Fe freight engine under a Nash Metro.
    http://www.geocities.com/motorcity/garage/7896/metropol.htm

    He had some sort of surplus aircraft compressor under the hood, to blow the horn.

    I envy the mind that can even conceive of such foolishness!:lol:
     
  10. TNVOLCAT

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    Sal, thanks for sharing, that's one B.A. ride. I'm not a Ford fan, but I respect someone for being able to make all that work right. I've seen a Chevy Chevette with a 500 Caddy big block engine and my Dad once owned a Ford Pinto that had a 302 small block w/ 4 speed tranny out of a late model Mustang. It also had a Ford 9 inch rearend w/ a locker in it. Now that was one scary ride! He didn't keep it very long. LOL!