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I ran across this on the HAMB. Not a y block unfortunately, but kind of different and neat.

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1955-ford-fairlane-7/?utm_source=dm&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=2020-11-29

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The distributor is in the wrong location. LOL.
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Other than a Y-block, it's in the correct location!


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What sanction & where would that car be run ?  If it's somewhat local short track stuff, $33000 is a huge investment!.  


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The cost of the engine, especially the heads, intake, block make up a big chunk of that $33K.  Cool car, but where could you get parts for it?  Joe-JDC

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I've got a friend that has one of those "obsolete" cup cars. More mundane scrub body and engine. I saw the engine apart on the stand. The crank is all polished and knife edged, rods the same way. More like jewelry. Oil pickups in multiple places on the pan for the dry sump. 8000 rpm. Even on the short straight at Pacific Raceways he'll see 160mph at the braking point for turn 2.

It was a $20,000 something car, left turn only. He probably spent almost that much making it turn right.

They seem to allow those cars to run at a lot of the vintage races where most of the cars are much older. Same with some of the GTP cars, or whatever they were called back then. It's obviously not a cheap form of entertainment.

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