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Sounds like yer (K9 Man), a Mopar fan. (Me first car was a Plymouth fury) 318 3 speed torqueflite auto trans. Surprisingly fast, (like most Mopars, back in the day to now).

I'm a FORD truck fan, (I miss my factory highboy F250), I wish I didn't let that neighbor kid talk me into selling it... sniff... sniff... (It had a 360 FE mid block, Ford never had a real big block until the 429, (385 series), that Southern hillbillies called the "shotgun".

I generally had Chevy cars, (back in the day), mainly due to the low expense associated with the small block Chevy engine, and how easy and inexpensive it was/is to develop serious power.

That all said, I luv the look of most modern Mopars since the Germans took over and now the Italians. Their Trucks look super cool and Ford and Chevy/GMC have copied them, (the purest form of flattery).

The Chrysler 300 is beyond cool.

That all said my first luv/and current luv is Ford.

Did you see Ford vs Ferrari? Very cool nearly accurate historical movie.

Shelby fitted the 427 FE mid block into that dinky AC Cobra, (after the 289 which is physically very small). It was the fasted production made, (ie not hand made supercar), in the world for over 30 years. Not talkin' about the supercharged super snake Cobra which could still keep pace with modern high powered cars.

Chevy was first with the 409 @ 425 hp, that owned the Ford 406 FE and the Chrysler 392 Hemi, Ford replied with the 427 FE, (485 hp in the dual quad Cobra). Then Chrysler built the 426 Hemi Elephant, (only an underrated 425 hp with dual quads).

Ford created the non supercharged 657 hp (on a dyno), 427 FE "cammer", (also a hemi), that dominated the drags fer a few years, butt: if ya tuned and supercharged it, it would blow head gaskets so drag racers, (all the big names) stuck with or moved to the much larger heavier Elephant 426 which dominated.

Chevy went with the very fast, (true big block 396/427/454), later models had open chamber heads, butt: it couldn't keep up with tuned/blown Elephants, butt: it could beat the non supercharged 427 FE, (not the "cammer" which was very rare and very expensive), and stock it could hold or beat the Elephant.

The "cammer" owned both the big block Chev and the Elephant, butt: it was way to expensive and rare, and when supercharged the Elephant ruled all.

Sorry fer the tome, (hillbillies luv ta talk about this stuff).
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Modern considerations... In the early 1990's Ford went to their "modular" engines, v-8 and v-10s. Much smaller, (though physically wide due to the single or double overhead cam design). I have the "mite" 4.6 liter 281 cu inch engine with a whopping 250 hp and 297 ft lbs of torque.

The top o' the line is in the late model Mustang dual overhead cam Shelby 350GT, (I've never been a fan of supercharged engines).

Chev has discontinued their most powerful engine, and Mopar (per usual) has the badest boy on the bock, (well over 800 hp on racing gas).

Ford has finally cum back to a pushrod engine fer their F250 and up trucks and crate engines fer gear heads (like me). The normal base version has 430 hp and enough torque to pull stumps. Tuners have already pushed performance to North of 1500 horsepower without changing the stock internals. This bad boy is likely the nastiest engine ever fer Ford.

The Southern boys pushed the 385 series, (429/460) to over 1500, butt: that engine came too late in the game as all of the big three were detuning their best engines.

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Sounds like yer (K9 Man), a Mopar fan. (Me first car was a Plymouth fury) 318 3 speed torqueflite auto trans. Surprisingly fast, (like most Mopars, back in the day to now).

I'm a FORD truck fan, (I miss my factory highboy F250), I wish I didn't let that neighbor kid talk me into selling it... sniff... sniff... (It had a 360 FE mid block, Ford never had a real big block until the 429, (385 series), that Southern hillbillies called the "shotgun".

I generally had Chevy cars, (back in the day), mainly due to the low expense associated with the small block Chevy engine, and how easy and inexpensive it was/is to develop serious power.

That all said, I luv the look of most modern Mopars since the Germans took over and now the Italians. Their Trucks look super cool and Ford and Chevy/GMC have copied them, (the purest form of flattery).

The Chrysler 300 is beyond cool.

That all said my first luv/and current luv is Ford.

Did you see Ford vs Ferrari? Very cool nearly accurate historical movie.

Shelby fitted the 427 FE mid block into that dinky AC Cobra, (after the 289 which is physically very small). It was the fasted production made, (ie not hand made supercar), in the world for over 30 years. Not talkin' about the supercharged super snake Cobra which could still keep pace with modern high powered cars.

Chevy was first with the 409 @ 425 hp, that owned the Ford 406 FE and the Chrysler 392 Hemi, Ford replied with the 427 FE, (485 hp in the dual quad Cobra). Then Chrysler built the 426 Hemi Elephant, (only an underrated 425 hp with dual quads).

Ford created the non supercharged 657 hp (on a dyno), 427 FE "cammer", (also a hemi), that dominated the drags fer a few years, butt: if ya tuned and supercharged it, it would blow head gaskets so drag racers, (all the big names) stuck with or moved to the much larger heavier Elephant 426 which dominated.

Chevy went with the very fast, (true big block 396/427/454), later models had open chamber heads, butt: it couldn't keep up with tuned/blown Elephants, butt: it could beat the non supercharged 427 FE, (not the "cammer" which was very rare and very expensive), and stock it could hold or beat the Elephant.

The "cammer" owned both the big block Chev and the Elephant, butt: it was way to expensive and rare, and when supercharged the Elephant ruled all.

Sorry fer the tome, (hillbillies luv ta talk about this stuff).
Looking forward to watching Ford vs Ferrari

I love cars and motorcycles, basically anything with a motor. I have had two tractors also, ( back when we had horses ) it's strange for someone that lives in Las Vegas, NV. But I am an old Iowa boy in heart and mind. I'm mostly retired now, I only get on PW in the mornings when I come into the office for a couple hours to check on things. I try to spend as much time as I can at our vacation house in southern Utah to get away from the brutal summer heat. It's only a 2 1/2 hour drive from Las Vegas and I get to see snow during the winter.
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I love cars and motorcycles, basically anything with a motor. I have had two tractors also, ( back when we had horses ) it's strange for someone that lives in Las Vegas, NV. But I am an old Iowa boy in heart and mind. I'm mostly retired now, I only get on PW in the mornings when I come into the office for a couple hours to check on things. I try to spend as much time as I can at our vacation house in southern Utah to get away from the brutal summer heat. It's only a 2 1/2 hour drive from Las Vegas and I get to see snow during the winter.
I gotta buy Ford VS Ferrari, (the DVD). I've seen it 8 to 10 times. Started out takin' the Black girls I was chassin' back in the day ta see it in the theatres. Everybody I've taken to see it absolutely loved the movie. (Black girls could give a poop about gearhead stuff), or history, butt: that movie was sooooooooo cool, it got their undivided attention.

Best movie since Braveheart, IM not so HO...

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