If you are encountering login problems please check here

Housepower! 7.0's @ 191!
#11

Ah, I was assuming tug meant tub boat but I guess that was incorrect. I do know the Lima industrial was used in fork lifts (which appear to be cousins with the tug in the pic above). I'd never heard of any tall-deck industrial engines though. I have no idea if that's a real thing or not. I'd have assumed if it was, it would have been common knowledge a decade or more ago.
|STINGER PERFORMANCE| 2.3T Parts, Swap & Tech Articles |FAQ| -FORUM-|
|->PiMPxs & PiMPx ECU\'s<-| SVOx3, Turbo 06 GT
Reply
#12

Yeah, seems quite strange that Ford would put them in anything that they were producing with such limited numbers on them.
Early 85 SVO
Keedysville, MD
Reply
#13

(02-26-2021, 08:13 PM)Stinger Wrote:   I'd have assumed if (industrial 2.3's used tall-deck blocks), it would have been common knowledge a decade or more ago.
.
I agree! I seem to recall Rick Byrnes saying that the Brazilian(?) foundry that cast the FMS tall-deck racing blocks had severe casting probs and that ~ out of the 1000-ish blocks that were cast ~ only about 200 were "usable".......all the rest had to be scrapped.  <eek>

FWIW ~ I had a conversation with Papa Jon Huber (RIP) in Tulsa several years ago and he said that they (he and junior) had a "graveyard" of 2 or 3 FMS tall blocks out next to (or behind) the shop, that failed for one reason or another. BUT....he also said that the (NLA) Essy HD blocks were vastly superior and addressed all the shortfalls of the FMS versions. Soooo - after getting one (or some) - they stopped having any more block-related probs.  <shrug>
Placerville, California
(former)  '78 2.3T Courier w/blow-thru Autolite 2bbl carb ~ (current)  '87 2.3T Ranger w/PiMP’d EFI
Reply
#14

The info came from a gentleman Fred had helped with a turbo 2.3 build. Next time I see Fred at the track, I'll ask and get the scoop straight from the horse's patoot, lol
'78 Zephyr Z7
Reply
#15

Info from other sources (who talked to Fred about his blocks) says they came from abandoned circle track builds, not tugs.
|STINGER PERFORMANCE| 2.3T Parts, Swap & Tech Articles |FAQ| -FORUM-|
|->PiMPxs & PiMPx ECU\'s<-| SVOx3, Turbo 06 GT
Reply
#16

Fred's T-Bird: Knock, knock.
Six second zone: Who's there?

Sorry, couldn't resist.

That car is no drama, all business.
Reply
#17

(02-27-2021, 05:22 PM)Miles Rains Wrote:  Fred's T-Bird: Six second zone......?
.
Based on his steady improvement thru the years, I wouldn't be a bit surprised if that happens. Not bad for half-century-old  2-valve engine architecture!! The latest 4V pent-roof designs, of course, are doing a little better (AFAIK, Canadian Carl Brunet currently holds the 4-cyl door-slammer record at 5.95 / 230.8mph with his Ecotec-powered Cobalt) ~ but that doesn't take anything away from Fred's amazing accomplishments!  👍
Miles Rains likes this post
Placerville, California
(former)  '78 2.3T Courier w/blow-thru Autolite 2bbl carb ~ (current)  '87 2.3T Ranger w/PiMP’d EFI
Reply
#18

This is insane!
1986 Mustang SVO -  Teardown thread
Reply
#19

Absolutely incredible!
88 TC 2.5 5spd~money pit
Reply




Users browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)