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#1500155 Tue May 09 2023 02:01 AM
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Another 'Bolter put up a link to an electric vehicle and while I was looking at it this one [] popped up in YouTube's "other videos to watch" list on the right side of the page. You HiPo guys may have already seen it, but if not you need to take a look.

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Bill -- That's a truly fascinating build ...


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That one's been discussed at length, and the PC Patrol has rapped a few knuckles when people expressed an opinion. No comment!

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Very interesting. Lot’s of thought and dollars involved involved in that project. I’d like to know what that build cost. I would guess 100k plus.


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Originally Posted by Hotrod Lincoln
That one's been discussed at length, and the PC Patrol has rapped a few knuckles when people expressed an opinion. No comment!

When you have something other than sarcasm and mockery to offer, come on back and contribute some more.

Whether you like the direction they went with it or think it is "worth the money", it was a performance build with the dyno data to back it up.

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So I wonder, since he had one Wayne reproduction cast what's to stop a production run of those heads. I know they were expensive back in the day but manufacturing technology has come a long way since then. We could bolt on a lot of horsepower. Of course somebody (not me) would have to come up with manifolds. Of course a swap to a 230/250 isn't that difficult...

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I think you could still get a Howard's version if you ask nice enough. If I could only remember who bought out Arias. CP Carrillo?

I finally had a chance to watch that video. I noticed that head has angle plugs compared to mine which has straight plugs. Makes me curious what the chamber looks like. I also didn't see how they plumbed the oil for the rocker shaft. On my version, the external line comes up from the main galley, elbows in to the head, then elbows over to the shaft.

I also noticed all that pretty, and they could've o-ringed the valve cover instead of a cork gasket squeezing out the sides. The throttle bodies were o-ringed.

I don't/won't have an intake plenum. So, hopefully, I can get away with just the TPS, the temp sensors and the O2 sensors reading the output. Unless somebody can suggest a way to read the air pressure or flow.

Neat stuff, though.

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