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Old 03-30-2008, 10:18 AM
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Sherman Tank Engine

Hey i thought you motor swappers might get a kick out of this.

somebody please, make it happen. lol

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My rod project involves building up one of these engines and putting it in a 1984 Ford F350 cab / chassis donor truck... engine as built up is stock except for carburetion and ignition. The 2 Stromberg 2-bbls have been replaced by 3 Demon 4-bbls and the very weak WW2 era ignition has been replaced by 2 MSD distributors with 6AL controllers.

With the GAA, its tough to grasp just "how 'big' is 'big?'" Its bigger than (3) Chevy 350s, bigger than (2) Dodge V-10 rams plus an additional PT Cruiser 4, bigger than 2 1/2 Chrysler 426s, etc. If someone had a built-up Boss at 550 cubes, it would only be as big as one of the cylinder banks on the GAA. If somebody had a GM 502 crate motor, you could say, "another 48 cubic inches and you'd be half as big as my Ford." And all the power is right at the bottom end where its needed for street use. How about fuel economy? My trans has a 30% overdrive, and with a converter lockup, an add-on US Gear (0r Gearvendors) 22% overdrive, a 3.54 gearset in the Dana 70, and 265/75x16 tires, the truck will pull around 1080 rpms at 60 mph. I think 5-7 mpg is reasonable, which is in line with many other street rods, especially those with tunnel rams, blowers and / or gears.

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Old 03-30-2008, 07:53 PM
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There's one in an old Mustang. Try a web search.
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Old 04-01-2008, 04:50 PM
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Woooow... What does this thing weigh???
Gotta love an all-aluminum, 4 cam, 32 valve Ford engine with 1100 cubic inches!
Here's one running after first startup: YouTube - Sherman Tank Engine
and here is one in the Mustang, and it gives a good idea of how huge this thing is!
YouTube - Sherman Tank Engine in Mustang
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Looks like the Mustang is making progress. More on the GAA engine in one of the threads in the 401-477-534 threads.
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COOL!!I want to hear it run.
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COOL!!I want to hear it run.
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where would any of us get our hands on one? its got to be god near impossible to find a world war II tank that we can rip appart. lol. but seriously, i want one.
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The engine was in use in some mil. stuff until maybe the 1970s. Some truck pullers use this engine.
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It's got me thinking of what tank varaints there are for engines. Something for a tank, but smaller would be just as impressive, IMO.
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Holy horsepower Batman! that thing's got Tim Taylor written all over it! lol. makes me think that one of these days I might actually try to go through w/ dropping my ranger on a 4x4 frame w/ a 5 speed. 302 H.O., 5 speed, lightweight Ranger, big mud tires.........mmmmmmmmm...........fun............l ol
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*speachless, admaring the GAA*....... Could you amagin that thing is a full size Bronco and taking it to the drags and going up agenst Pro Stocks?!?! *gerrrr* I get worked up just thinking about it lol.

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So just how hard are these things to get ahold of?
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I think i just fell in love... How much do these things run? Hurry up shoot down my dream for the night.... For some reason, im getting the feeling that a cammer would be cheaper...
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Here's something you guys might get a kick out of. This is an M47 tank engine (air cooled) we added twin turbo chargers and fuel injection to for one of Jay Lenos's project cars. Total output is around 1600hp. Enjoy!

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Here's something you guys might get a kick out of. This is an M47 tank engine (air cooled) we added twin turbo chargers and fuel injection to for one of Jay Lenos's project cars. Total output is around 1600hp. Enjoy!

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It says it's no longer available...but I found it on youtube:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hAG0O5d0wHY
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