Barry_R wrote:midnightbluS10 wrote:Walter R. Malik wrote:
It is obvious that you have no real clue about how or where some of those EMC engines continue to live.
Several reside in cars, trucks and even boats and have for years after the running of that contest.
You may not agree or even like that contest but, at least know what you are talking about.
Didn't somebody build one and run it in EMC, put it in a car that put quite a few miles on it after the contest, and then pulled it out and took it back the next year without so much as a freshening?
That is mine. A 433 inch FE that has been in a couple Challenges over the years. We built it, competed successfully, and then brought it back and installed it in my car. Took the car to the FE race in Beaver Springs that April & ran it, took it to the Fairlane show at Ford HQ later that summer, ran it at the Detroit Dragway Reunion at Milan, and took it to the Woodward Cruise. Basically made sure that the car with that engine was visible at lots of places. Then we pulled it out & changed just the cam (did not even pull the intake - held the lifters up with tag wire) and entered it into the following year's Challenge. Cam change was because they lowered the RPM range for that particular year. After that run - again reasonably competitive - it went back into the car where it still resides. Although its getting really tired with well over 300 dyno pulls and several dozen passes, it still ran an 11.0 in my 3700 lb streeter Torino a short while ago - smoking like a train and really deserving a true freshening. The whole point was to prove that these are not fragile dyno queens.
Correct me if I'm wrong Barry. But I believe you had pics of the old girl pullin wheelies with the emc engine in it too! A very street worthy bad mamajamma!