View Full Version : 1100 Cu in Bigblock all alloy

02-07-2007, 09:34 PM

jack grebe
02-07-2007, 09:36 PM
but does it last?

02-07-2007, 09:42 PM

Here's another, a Sherman tank engine

02-07-2007, 09:43 PM
It seems to have lasted so far:D

02-08-2007, 02:49 AM
A blower and some nitrous and you will be good to go...

Uncle Duke
02-08-2007, 06:21 AM
That's the Ford GAA engine - much loved by tractor-pull guys. Started out as a V-12, actually - designed for aircraft use then cut down to a V-8 for tank use. Wonder what it weighs?
Sure would be nice to see the original V-12 version - 1,600 cubic inches of aluminum double-cam "Merican" power!

02-08-2007, 08:23 AM
Pumpkin soup in five, four, three...


02-08-2007, 08:49 AM
Many years ago I delivered a Baglietto, it was 75 feet and would do close to 40 knots. It had two V12 Issotta Fraschini's with a turbo on each bank. It used 120 gallons an hour, which I calculate (I think) that the engines were about 1000HP each. They were black and just exuded power.

It had a stupid valve train. 4 valves per cylinder, with ordinary pushrods and "Y" shaped rockers to deploy the valves. We broke one of those rockers and consequently blew out a turbo. An engineer was sent from Italy and he had to change every valve seal (all 96 of them) , we were stuck in Jacksonville beach for weeks, I did get to "date" on of Lynyrd Skynyrd's back up singers. She'd been in the plane crash --- interesting scars and reconstruction.