On Sun, 28 Dec 1997 01:52:48 +0000 "Scott Gardner"
>> GAWD I just love stirring things up!!!!
>> I'm sorry Dan, I just couldn't resist! That sentence just cried out
>> a "bowtie" rejoinder and before I know it, ZAP! it was done
>> I'll make a confession, here though. I was always the odd ball in
>> Chevy/Ford wars. Just to keep everybody POed, I used to jump in on
>> side of Chrysler (Hemi's. 440 wedges, Slant 6's who cares)
>> My son (as advid a Chevy man as exists), has come up with the
>> His question goes something like this.
>> " You are always hearing about the Chevy powered 19?? Ford rod,
>> when was the last time you heard of a Ford powered Chevy?
>> And in this neck of the woods, Ford powered anything, but Fords is
>> about as scarce as bad Jack Daniels.
>> Rick Morrison
>> 72 MGBGT
>> 74 Midget
> I'm with you--just about any car line has its good engines.
>Chrysler slant six is probably one of the most dependable engines
>around. Not sexy, but they'll run forever!
> As for the true comment that Ford-powered Chevy rods are rare,
>always thought that didn't have as much to do with an inherent
>"badness" in Ford engines or any inherent "goodness" in Chevy
>engines. I thought it had to do with the placement of things like
>the distributor and the shape/location of the oil pan on the Chevy
>engines being more favorable when it came to putting them in places
>they weren't meant to go (Like 30's hot rods.) On Ford cars where a
>big V-8 was a factory option, you're less likely to see a Chevy
>engine used in a restoration or hop-up.
Im sure that has as much to do with it as anything, It was just a
come-back my #2 son uses in the perenial Ford/Chevy wars that rage
amongst the cruisers.
Me, I really could care less. From a personal point of view, if it
ain't British, my reaction is a big yawn.
My first car was a 241 CI 1953 Dodge Hemi. Later I moved to a 55
Chevy, 57 Chevy, 66 Chevelle, 68 Road Runner (car would pass anything on
the highway but a gas station!) before being bitten by the LBC bug.
Never owned a Ford, mostly cause at the time, what I wanted was handy in
Like I said in the first line, I just like to keep the pot boiling.