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#21 Art Anderson

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Posted 30 June 2014 - 10:44 PM

Thanks for the info Art, An interesting side bar was the sale of a GT 40 at Barrett and the ding bat announcer stated it has the 'bundle of snakes' exhaust which were on the DOHC not the regular V8s the tuned pipes did converge at collector boxes like The DOHC but they were not the bundle 'bundle'


Beginning with the destroked 260 Ford V8 stock block engines used in the 1963 Lotus Powered By Ford Indy cars, Ford used tuned exhaust headers, with the pipes collecting together at the back of the engine, up above the bellhousing & transaxle all the way through the 427cid Ford GT Mk IV.  And, those headers too, were called "bundles of snakes" back in their day, so B-J's announcer was very correct.



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Posted 01 July 2014 - 01:23 AM

Thanks Art. 

#23 Dale W. Verts

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Posted 01 July 2014 - 04:45 AM

Man, I love the history. Thanks.



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Posted 01 July 2014 - 04:48 AM

Man, I love the history. Thanks.





Good stuff, huh?  It's always great to get a smidgeon of Art's encyclopedic knowledge.   B)