...and the Model K. If you don't like six cylinder Ford engines, the Model K, or me, don't go there.....
If you do, I hope you enjoy it. I'm not the best at this, and the program (application, on an iPad) is "simple and limited"
The program, not me .
You may view through "dropbox" or "youtube".
Rob, that is a brilliant summary of the 'Six', very well put together and edited. I think that it will be of great value to the enthusiast and even the casual looker. Well done and thanks.
Rob, When you said a video on six cylinder Ford racers, I was expecting something different. In the 70's there was a six cylinder Ford Maverick drag car named 'Preperation H', because it ran in H Modified Production class. It had a 300 ci Ford six with big valves, ported head, special cam, hi compression pistons, multiple carburetion and headers. The two guys that built and ran the car said the chose the 300 six because the bore and stroke was very close to the 428 CJ V8, and everyone knows how good they ran.
Thank you for posting the slide show. I've enjoyed all of your postings on the saga of your K. I trust you are recovering well from the surgery. Hope I can visit you and the K sometime.
Dane, thanks for the kind review. Terry, thank you for the Ford info, both here and on the other thread. Dennis, please stop in if your ever driving through Nebraska. We are just off I-80.
Terry, I may be remembering wrong but the head they ran wasn't it made up of 3 351C heads welded together?
Jerome, I don't recall the type of head used. I just remember reading an article in a magazine about the car and the catchy name. The article's writer said the car was the butt of a lot of jokes.
Terry and Jerome (or anyone). When I "update" this video (above), is there a year I can definitely say Ford came out with a production automobile that offered a 400 plus cubic inch engine?
Well, Rob, I guess that leads us back to all the posts on this question? Are you just considering stock production car or truck engines, or do you include tank or other engines? I don't know what your mindset is, but if you are comparing other engines to a Model K, then I would say only stock production vehicle engines and say 1958.
Thank you. I'll use 1958.
Great stuff, Rob.
Henry's actions spoke louder than his words. He could not have hated an engine that was better than the competition, and helped bring him fame - and financial backers.
Just think how different all civilization would be today if a tire or an engine had failed, causing him to crash...
BTW, I don't think I have seen dropbox before. It worked good.
I have trouble with Utube, because I won't agree to their latest user agreement that lets them spy on you by any means possible today and in the future. Read it.
While I've found nothing in writing, I suspect the other Ford Motor Company directors were not too happy about Henry racing the cars himself. The last time I see I'm listed as the driver is during the races in 1905. It appears by 1906 and 1907 Frank Kulick is the primary driver of the six cylinder racer.
Coincidentally, many of the drivers Henry Ford and Frank Kulick raced against were later killed racing, including Louis Chevrolet and Bob Buhrman.
Another interesting side note of the the Model K racers was that these cars competed against some of the greatest cars and drivers of all time.
A Model K (shown in the video winning a silver cup) competed against a Thomas Flyer driven by Montague Roberts (also won one of seven Silver Cups awarded for perfect scores). The following year (1908) Roberts was one of the drivers of the Thomas Flyer that won the New York to Paris race.