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Cliff

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The names are interesting. Mouse motor for SB and Rat for BB. 392 Chrysler Hemi is a "whale motor" (from early 1950's - 1959), and the 426 Chrysler ("late model" as in 1964) is called an "Elephant motor". Ford had a 429" engine called the "Shotgun motor" and the 427 OHC motor, The Cammer, and the Cleveland 351 canted valve SB engine. Oldsmobile Rocket, GMC 6 Jimmy, and about 5000 others that I can't remember. :) OK 10 points if you remember the Ardun and who designed it.
 

Ramjet

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The names are interesting. Mouse motor for SB and Rat for BB. 392 Chrysler Hemi is a "whale motor" (from early 1950's - 1959), and the 426 Chrysler ("late model" as in 1964) is called an "Elephant motor". Ford had a 429" engine called the "Shotgun motor" and the 427 OHC motor, The Cammer, and the Cleveland 351 canted valve SB engine. Oldsmobile Rocket, GMC 6 Jimmy, and about 5000 others that I can't remember. :) OK 10 points if you remember the Ardun and who designed it.
That would be Zora Duntov himself which used the first 2 letters of his middle name as well as the first 3 of his last name to call his OHV valve conversion an Ardun which was not originally for racing but to get more power from the cubic inches for a tax break. And - the Chevy 6 cyl's were called "Stove Bolts" because they actually used a stove bolt in the plate on the front of the "MOTOR" to fasten the timing cover to.
 

none

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Back in '97 we ran 255.97 when I was tuning the Rydin Decal TAD. It was an AJ 481X which is basically a big block Chevy. Does that count? 🤪
 
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Cliff

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Back in '97 we ran 255.97 when I was tuning the Rydin Decal TAD. It was an AJ 481X which is basically a big block Chevy. Does that count? 🤪
YEP! That was a good car. Saw them in Phoenix a time or two. I seem to remember someone on that team telling me that they thought the alky cars had enough power to run a 2 speed tranny instead of a 3 speed.
 

sammi

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I stand corrected. From Draglist

1/4 Mile ET:5.685 at Unknown 1/4 Mile MPH:239.36 at Unknown

Still a marvel of efficiency and great thinking by Santos and his dad. Loved watching the car run at Pomona.
 

Butch

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And what about the Aries 640.
I know it was a popular boat motor. But don't recall anything much on land
 

Cliff

Nitro Member
The Arias Hemi (rat motor w/ hemi heads) actually ran with a few cars on nitro, & could run the same numbers as the Chrysler. There are alky cars today, TA/FC I think, that are running this engine & doing very well. Think the engine is called the Fontana now.
 

Greggo

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The Arias Hemi (rat motor w/ hemi heads) actually ran with a few cars on nitro, & could run the same numbers as the Chrysler. There are alky cars today, TA/FC I think, that are running this engine & doing very well. Think the engine is called the Fontana now.
You will find several of those nitro burning Arias combos running in the land speed arena.
 

mike

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You will find several of those nitro burning Arias combos running in the land speed arena.
The Horner Bros. is a true chevy type motor unlike our olds- arias-or any other type of motor-----true rat head design and all-very impressive and true bucks down
 

none

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The Horner Bros. is a true chevy type motor unlike our olds- arias-or any other type of motor-----true rat head design and all-very impressive and true bucks down
Yep. What was the best your hybrid rat motor (olds) ran Mike? I should know this but I don’t.
 

T.Smith

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The Horner Bros. is a true chevy type motor unlike our olds- arias-or any other type of motor-----true rat head design and all-very impressive and true bucks down
Hey Mike, where does David Weber fit into this discussion? He ran a 5.496 @ 261.42 at Joliet in 2008. The engine is listed as "Powered by Supercharged Alcohol 468 Alan Johnson Chevrolet with 3 speed manual transmission" on Bill Pratt's Draglist. Draglist.com
 

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