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West Peterson

War years Ford 1100cid V8

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This question was asked of me. Can someone help me answer this gentleman?

Thanks.

"My father worked at Ford Motor Company in the 40's during the war. He was involved with making drawings for the M4 Sherman tank. Among his drawings were some engine calculation sheets for a V8 engine. The dates on the drawings are 1942 and 1943. I suspect these engine calculation sheets were for the 1100 cubic inch Sherman tank engine, but I can't say for sure. I was wondering if you could refer me to someone who might be able to answer this question."

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Call Jay Leno he has a spare sitting on the floor next to the Blastoline Special that is powered with one now equiped with twin turbos.

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I recall seeing a pic of a huge OHV Ford V8. Probably from the 1940s. It may have been for a tank.

Manuel in Oz

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Call Jay Leno he has a spare sitting on the floor next to the Blastoline Special that is powered with one now equiped with twin turbos.

Unless he has swapped out the engine, the Blastolene Special has a Chrysler V-12 in it. I've seen the car a number of times at various shows here in SoCal

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West,

Another place to check is a website called trucks at war. This website has military vehicles of all kinds on that website (primarily World War II stuff). There might be someone there who can help as well.

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