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« Reply #1380 on: May 22, 2019, 05:14:34 AM »
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« Reply #1381 on: May 22, 2019, 05:42:34 AM »
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« Reply #1382 on: June 03, 2019, 09:05:27 AM »
Fred Lorenzen, gets gassed up in the pits, and by some mid '60s looker  !

I need educating, on the hood it says 396 ? ? This was my favourite era of stock cars mid to late '60s   8)

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« Reply #1383 on: June 03, 2019, 09:41:23 AM »
Ford felt the destroked 427 would be an advantage because NASCAR gave a weight break for smaller cube engines. They sounded like a chain saw spooled up, the mighty 427 revved up like a chainsaw Oh Hell yes. ;D

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« Reply #1384 on: June 03, 2019, 11:02:27 AM »
The top photo is the Union 76 gas pumps at RIR.
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« Reply #1385 on: June 03, 2019, 11:31:55 AM »
Ford felt the destroked 427 would be an advantage because NASCAR gave a weight break for smaller cube engines. They sounded like a chain saw spooled up, the mighty 427 revved up like a chainsaw Oh Hell yes. ;D

Racing strategy aside, it's strange to me that Ford would want to advertise the (what would look like to most people) big block Chevy engine displacement on the car.  An engine Ford never put in any production car.  Where were the marketing guys?

Or, was that a requirement in NASCAR back then?
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« Reply #1386 on: June 03, 2019, 11:51:32 AM »
Are you saying Ford never put 427 engines in production cars?
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« Reply #1387 on: June 03, 2019, 12:02:42 PM »
Ha...no I meant the 396. 

Just now had the thought that perhaps that race was before the debut of the 1965 Corvette 396 and the '65 Malibu SS396 (RPO Z16) so Ford wouldn't have cared.
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« Reply #1388 on: June 03, 2019, 12:17:24 PM »
Unit body F-100. Big window, FE 427, electric steering.
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« Reply #1389 on: June 04, 2019, 09:50:27 PM »
Here's a neat one I found -

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« Reply #1390 on: June 04, 2019, 10:00:35 PM »
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Re: Random car pictures
« Reply #1391 on: June 05, 2019, 10:56:45 AM »
The top photo is the Union 76 gas pumps at RIR.

+1 was there many times.
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« Reply #1392 on: June 05, 2019, 11:07:57 AM »
Fred Lorenzen, gets gassed up in the pits, and by some mid '60s looker  !

I need educating, on the hood it says 396 ? ? This was my favourite era of stock cars mid to late '60s   8)

Mike

   Mike ,
       It was a simple change to a 3.500 stroke crank along with a minute increase in cylinder diameter ( .010) to get the 396 cubic inches. Since these were not "production" engines , the specifications and component parts were not "public" knowledge. The parts were made using "SK" numbers .
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« Reply #1393 on: June 05, 2019, 03:36:42 PM »
427heaven & gt350hr, thanks for the education on that 396 in the Lorenzen car.

Question,  there was a weight advantage running the 396, did he run the fairlane all year ? what kind of power would it make vs the 427, Ford obviously thought there was something to be gained going this route. did it pay off ? I'd have to look at the stats for that year, was it '66 or '67 ?

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quick look up on the net, in '67 Lorenzen ran the 427 at Daytona, won the qualifier, finished 2nd in the 500. did they use the 396 on the short tracks ? I'll dig out my Holmann-Moody book, maybe there's something in there ?
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Re: Random car pictures
« Reply #1394 on: June 05, 2019, 07:37:44 PM »
I've always loved that '60s NASCAR look with the cubic inches on the hood - plus those painted steel wheels.

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