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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-10-2007, 08:39 PM Thread Starter
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All Aluminum Big inch Ford. with pics

This is from my other "favorite website" on boating. I though you may be interested in it. In case you want more information, go to www.offshoreonly.com, go to general boating discussion and look under 1100 cubic inch in the search if it isn't still a hot topic.



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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well if you don't have torque, you can't say you didn't try :shock:


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How many RPM's can that engine turn?

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You will have to check the boat site for all the details
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Reportedly there are a few out turning in the vicinity of 5000 RPM with a couple of hair dryers attached.

I think this one is a more attractive image, and I think a pair in a Deep V would be the ticket...

http://www.corral.net/forums/showthread.php?t=880024

ANother thread on it, with a bunch of links to running engines, and a few real nice, look like ready to drop in boat engines.
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I may even crank it up tomorrow.

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Thats been going around teh intarwebz lately
I did a search here before I posted but must not have triggered the right words. Sorry for the repeat. :roll:
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