Old School Fastback with 1100cu Tank Motor

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  1. 95KBGT

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    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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    heres a vid of the motor
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rt5uSx3eFYU
     
  2. ICEMAN330824

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    HUGE MOTOR! MAN THE FRONT END OF THAT CAR MUST WEIGH A TON, SHOULD BE FAST THOUGH.
     
  3. Fets

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    Seen it before, and I must say, thats a BIG ass motor!
     
  4. Lightning Struck

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    Id like to know what it weighs
     
  5. 95KBGT

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    i heard it weighs 964lbs. or at least that is what my buddy says
     
  6. Fets

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    I can bench press that
     
  7. TxCobrA98

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    um wow? big fawkin motor right there.
     
  8. r_suh

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    :boink:
     
  9. Lightning Struck

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    pssshhh, your skinny ass :rollinglaugh: :rollinglaugh:
     
  10. Red96GT

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    bench pressed your mom last night
     
  11. scarface

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    dang!
     
  12. Yellow4.6

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    Hope he's got some good motor mounts...
     
  13. Fets

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    Shut up fat ass! I can kick yer ass anyday of the week! :comando:



    JK lol :angel: :angel:
     
  14. 95KBGT

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    o SNAP


    E-Fight
     
  15. uncltrvlnmatt

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    I want to know what happened to the tank, or did he get it through army surplus. But that is just nuts.
     
  16. Dalamar

    Dalamar Legend Retired Staff SN95 Supporter

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    holy cow!

    that's like a cartoon where the motor's sticking way out!
    that car's got ballz.
     
  17. Blown5_Oh

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    back from the dead, anything ever come of this beast?
     
  18. brunos400ex

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    +1 what happened??
     
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    +2 update please?
     
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    HOLY F*CKING SH*T BATMAN