Just pulled down a engine that came with a Ruckstell I picked up. This had been used as a stationary power unit. It had set in the open with no plugs in it so I didn't expect much. Would love to know the story behind this.
Hi revver.... check out them lightened rods!
Is the bore std? Anything special done with the valves, camshaft or lifters? Is the head std? That's an interesting intake manifold.
Bet it was once in a race car.
Old home modified speedster engine. Check the valves - maybe it has larger Fordson valves?
Here's from the book "Model T Speed Secrets, The Fast Ford Handbook" by Murray Fahnestock. The book consists of reprinted articles by Fahnestock from the teens and twenties. Guess the drilling trick was used more on the older heavy rods before 1920, not recommended on the newer lighter rods, I'd say
Sweet! A great cackle with loads of torque!
Agreed. A racer or a speedster engine.
I had a cobbled together "header" on my T after getting it going and mobile.
I put a proper manifold on it and I lost a lot of power.
Neat find Craig! Uh huh, IF that engine could talk...