The Tuner Tuesday rides that I’ve focused on so far have all been big buck tuner cars that are coming out of reputable shops with plenty of experience and press coverage to go along with them. They’re great and all, but what I really want to focus on are projects that some guy is building in his garage or in the back of a shop somewhere that are like nothing that’s ever been done before. Enter: This Mustang, which, through a combination of determination and modification, now gets its power from an all aluminum 1100 cubic inch V8 that was originally used by a WWII Sherman Tank.
“Locomotive Breath”, a member of the H.A.M.B. (Hokey Ass Message Board), is putting the project together, and says that it should be good for more than 500 HP and 1050 Ft. Lbs. of torque. Apparently, without all of the tank accessories attached, the engine only weighs “960 lbs. now which is liveable, not much more than a blown cast iron Hemi or BBC”. Features include: “a 60 degree vee, 5.4 bore x 6.0 stroke, 180 degree factory billet cranks, pent roof combustion chambers, shaft driven DOHC’s, 4 valves per cylinder, and dual mags”. What’s he plan on doing with it when he’s done? “I plan on taking it on short cruises when finished, 24 gallons of alcohol wont go very far”. Amazing.
[Via: Positive Ape Index]