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F91 said:
Back in the day Torino's were pretty popular on the NASCAR circuit. Heck, Ford's NASCAR division probably helped develop the CJ.
NASCAR had nothing, not one thing, to do with the development of the CobraJet Engine. And that is a fact.
The cobra jet engine was the brainchild of the good folks at Tasca Ford.
A Dealership in Providence Rhode Island.
A Tasca Ford Employee Blew up his 390 that rested in the engine bay of his '67 Fastback Mustang.
While repairing the damage, the fellas discovered what happens when you put 427 medium riser heads on a 428 police interceptor motor.
That and a 735 cfm Holley carb.
The story goes, that while demonstrating the new engine to some folks one night, the local police pulled these guys over, and told them that if they didnt get that car out of town in ten minutes they would all be thrown in jail.

So, street racers invented the cobra jet engine. :thumbsup:
 

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irishtrek said:
I can't help but wonder if Bill France Sr. is turning over in his grave.
I don't think he'd mind if he knew how much money they were pulling in...

It'll stay NASCAR, but money talks - If Honda et all wanted to get in on the action and they ponied up the big bucks, I think the Frances organization could be convinced...
 

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Ummm....OK.... Maybe street racers helped NASCAR with the engines for their cars? But seriously, the 428 is a derivative of the FE block ( I think the 390 is too) and the 427 (and their medium riser heads), which was introduced earlier. I'm not going to argue semantics but NASCAR was heavily involved in the developement of the 427 and the Cammer, all of which improved later race engines. It's all good!

CJTORINO said:
NASCAR had nothing, not one thing, to do with the development of the CobraJet Engine. And that is a fact.
The cobra jet engine was the brainchild of the good folks at Tasca Ford.
A Dealership in Providence Rhode Island.
A Tasca Ford Employee Blew up his 390 that rested in the engine bay of his '67 Fastback Mustang.
While repairing the damage, the fellas discovered what happens when you put 427 medium riser heads on a 428 police interceptor motor.
That and a 735 cfm Holley carb.
The story goes, that while demonstrating the new engine to some folks one night, the local police pulled these guys over, and told them that if they didnt get that car out of town in ten minutes they would all be thrown in jail.

So, street racers invented the cobra jet engine. :thumbsup:
 

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I doubt that if somebody wanted to run an American made car in what ever motor sports they have in Japan the answer would be a BIG FAT NO!!!!!
And it wouldn't matter if it was Chevy, Dodge or Ford.
 

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CaptFrank said:
NASCAR is rigged, fixed, choreographed, planned, scripted,
and whatever else to determine the outcome, but I watch
it anyway.
I want to see that yellow KODAK car finish first once.

Just once. :freak:


The name stays the same. The races are still held in a single
nation. If they start racing in Canada, or Bolivia too, then they
can change to International.
you noticed that too!
love the debris cautions with three laps left

BRIAN
 
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