Sunday Rant – 4219

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Joe’s Comment – Monday is election day in Canada.  Please vote.
Six years of Sunday Rants exposes my politics without prejudice or shame.
You may or may not agree with our perspective and analysis and conclusions.
It is of no matter.
Get out and vote.
The average schmuck (that’s me and Dave and the other 35 in our head) doesn’t have a platform.  Our broadcast system is word of mouth; speaking to family, friends, and strangers in public places or joining in the fray on the Internet or any of the myriad social media platforms.
As close as Canada gets to “free speech” go for it and let everyone know.
It is your country.
If you can keep it.

 

When Did Sports Die?
Joe asked me the question above.
I said sports didn’t die, but the “money people” have made it difficult for everyone.  Difficult even if you have your priorities straight.
So much money that ideology takes the hindmost.
Or stated differently, playing a sport for the joy of honing skills, the thrill of competition, the risk of loss, the development of character, and the ecstasy of victory has, in today’s world, the taint of profit/loss, the smudge of expenditure vs return discoloring the experience.  Childhood not lost but stolen, or worse: sold.
Perhaps we remember our own sporting youth through rose colored glasses.  The community had volunteers who coached, who contributed labor and facilities as required, and the costs were offset by community efforts for the most part.  The community realized at a foundational level that sports for children, teens, young people, and adults, too, were a net benefit to our culture.
Sports, outside of the actual activity, are many things to many people.  One such interpretation is sports are a metaphor for life.
Joe and I played a lot of sports when we were a child, a teen, a young man, and even as a middle-aged adult.
Many of the greatest life-lessons we have learned were painstakingly taught and learned on the field, or the court, or the rink, or the surrounding environment; before, after, and during a game.
Joe wonders if that is so today…..
We don’t watch basketball.
We didn’t know that the NBA is a big deal in China.
Just how big a deal is it?
Big enough for those profiting from the arrangement to pull a Pontius Pilate.
doG bless Larry Elder.
The man does terrific research and makes it available “for all to see” (thanks Ms. E. Thrasher!).
Here’s Mr. Elder shining a little light on the NBA lust for lucre:

 

Cholesterol (isn’t) a Boogyman
Joe and I have had a history of high cholesterol measured in our annual medical exams, going back to our commercial pilot license medicals (MOT) of the early ’70s.
We have discussed our conflicts with Louis B., our most excellent GP, regarding this topic, previously in this forum.
To Joe and me, taking a “snapshot” sample once a year (usually late in the afternoon) cannot tell the on-going story of real-time cholesterol levels OR the health implication of this measurement.
To hammer home the point, we took Louis’ advice on two occasions: first we bought a prescription worth of Lipitor.  We had terrible nightmares after two days and threw the pills away.  Louis then prescribed Rosuvastatin.  The result was similar.  We said no! to further guinea pigging of us.
Hence our over one year long quest to find useful unbiased non-government mandated official speech from real researchers with real data and no corporate cash bias.  A daunting task to be sure.
Here is what David Diamond has to say on the subject.  He was motivated to do the research because he was hearing from his doctor like we were, that there was and is a problem, and that problem was his, too.
This video was posted in 2017 of Dr. Diamond presenting an IHMC Evening Lecture about the obstinate government/medical community position on saturated fat, cholesterol, and heart disease despite over 100 years of evidence supporting contrary recommendations:

 

Organ Remorse
Joe and I went through an excruciating abdominal pain experience that culminated in the first surgery we have had (and hopefully the last!): an appendectomy.  You can read all about it in Sunday Rant – 1313.
There are some truthful things we can and can’t say about the experience.
Truthfully, we don’t know if we had appendicitis or not, but after the surgery and healing, the pain is gone.  Six years on and so far, so good.
Truthfully, despite my and Joe’s opinion of government sponsored “single payer” health care, its inefficiencies and heartbreaking tragedies, we received first class treatment.  In our opinion, that is (somewhat self-serving opinion because we have no idea about surgery or treatment or medicine specifically, and very little idea in general).  Why this opinion?  Because our experience culminated in no pain and still alive.  Can’t ask for more, da?  The Canadian health care system didn’t kill us.
Is it efficient and cost effective and all inclusive and non-discriminatory?  Opinions vary.  A subject for some other time.
This query is about that mysterious little noodley dead-end thingamabob hanging around the entrance to a person’s large intestine.
Truthfully, we didn’t know anything about an appendix or what it does or even where it is (except for a general sharp pain in my abdomen at the time).  Until today, we still didn’t know.
Then, out of the blue, Joe and I want our appendix back.
It DOES have a job!
We saw the following video and found out the subtle and somewhat mysterious voodoo function of this ancient much evolved organ:

 

Character
Joe and I have character; you could ask anyone.
We are also “a character”; ask the same or other anyones.
Whether we have GOOD character is a Question with a capital letter.
Joe and I have been watching American politics on television and the Internet since just before retiring in 2002.
Before that time, we were too busy (Joe says too ignorant) to pay attention to the “ruling class”.  In a weird and WRONG interpretation of biblical passages Luke 20.25, Matthew 22.21, and Mark 12.17 our younger self capitulated to the machinations of the “elite”.  You know the quote.  Anyone raised in the West knows the quote.  It goes like this:  “Jesus said to them, “Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s.” And they marveled at him.
Our ignorant young gear-headed mind conflated government jurisdiction with doG’s jurisdiction, a sort of mini-kingdom, a metaphor, a “sincerest form of flattery”, and as such not to be trifled with by mere mortals (i.e., we).  Not our fief.  Not our fiefdom.
We did not have the nuance-ing skill to realize that because humans are NOT gods the objective is they must strive toward that behaviour.  That is the archetypal maximum.
Joe and I have always been an intellectual “bull in a china shop” of ideas and theories and realities.
Curious, but not infinitely.
Practical, but not immeasurably.
Sensitive, but not boundlessly.
We strive to improve, to be better.
Why the pre-amble?
When we watched the video below, a segment from the meeting between the POTUS and the Finnish President Sauli Niinistö, the anger and righteousness of President Trump rings true to Joe and I.
Despite all his real and perceived flaws, the man is true to his declared cause.
His statements about the U.S. of A. being ripped off, his condemnation of the “fake news” and corrupt news, his mere stating that politicians like Joe Biden who have made themselves and their families wealthy beyond dreams while under-serving in their elected and appointed rôle; that is powerful stuff.
The main stream media, the left/progressive side of the Internet, the hysterical, demented, two-faced Democrat caucus, can only scream “IMPEACH!!” at the top of their lungs.  They have no cogent platform, no “MAGA” objective.
Meanwhile, in the last five days, Trump makes a new trade deal with China which changes the entire world.  Where the F is the honest main stream media report?
Meanwhile, the stock market, the wealth of the people, and the economy set new records.  Where is the honest msm report?
Meanwhile, he recalls the military from Syria and by such a tactic, reveals his strategy.  That strategy is logical, doable, realistic, and damn world class poker, AND saves American lives by removing them from harms way.  Where is the honest msm report?  They are crying like Chicken Little.
Meanwhile, the transparency of this administration is there for all to see (thank you Ms. E. Thrasher) on YoubeTube, on the White House web page, on each and every television and radio outlet, all over the Internet, Twitter, Facebook, and the myriad of applications and social media that there be.  And then there are the “pressers” while boarding or deplaning Marine 1 or Air Force 1.  Where is the honest msm report?
Meanwhile, the man and his team, his administration, have produced results and made true a huge number of his campaign promises; he would and does say “like never before”.  Like no President before him, ever.  Where is the honest msm report?
Meanwhile, the President and all of his family do not draw a salary from the American People, or if they do, it is given to approved charity.  Where or where the fuck is the honest msm report?
Meanwhile, back at the Democrat war-room and every lefty media headquarters, IMPEACH, IMPEACH, IMPEACH!!!
Joe Biden and his son ARE stone-cold crooked.  All of those sons-a-bitches got or are getting rich not from their own ability, their skill, their intelligence and wisdom, but because they represent the American government and are corrupt or corruptible.
Do NOT forget: Donald Trump was über wealthy BEFORE he became President.  Every day in office he is losing staggering amounts of $$$.  This honey badger President don’t care; he don’t give a shit.
Joe and I have contempt for the Democrats, who have abandoned all charade-like attempts to disguise their blatant lust for power, damn the torpedoes, we’ll destroy the country attempts to wrest the levers of government from Donald J. Trump’s control.
Joe and I say this: wouldn’t the Democrats be more believable as a national party, as the opposition in a two-party system, if they worked WITH this president and his administration to better their country?  You know, shine a little love (ELO).
And in doing so, might shine a positive light on their political position?
We suspect they are neck deep in “palace intrigue”; treason, graft, crony capitalism, voter fraud, and the Joe Biden style of “personal wealth creation”.
They are running scared.
The question Joe and I ask ourselves is would we have the same strength of character to face our enemies as exhibited by Donald Trump, or would we meet behind closed doors with evil and by receiving the filthy lucre, destroy our soul?
We don’t think us worthy.
This man is singing our song, for us and millions more “Joe and I’s”:

Update: we wrote the above on Wednesday.  On Thursday, a “cease fire” was brokered by the U.S. (Pence and Pompeo) with Syria and Turkey.  Donald Trump’s letter to Erodigan (Turkey) was priceless.  Or outrageous.  Whatever.  Very effective.
Here’s Dave Morrison (Blue Collar Logic) with his comments:

Additional Update:  By Sunday Turkey had broken the cease-fire.  Much wacky-doodle from the talking heads.  Some for.  Some against.  Time will tell.
Joe says that if it was a simple problem there would be a solution.
The application of Occam’s Razor analysis to the problem isn’t possible: this is a complex centuries old tribal / cultural / theocratic cluster-fuck of monumental proportions.  In this case, the “simplest answer” is NOT the answer ’cause there isn’t one outside of turning the entire area into glass.
The good folks at Strategy Page have an extensive analysis of the current situation titled “Syria: Turkey Advances Into the Unwelcome“.
Joe and I think that POTUS Trump has made the correct move.
Bad ass folks (often self professed) often say of situations they don’t understand “kill them all and let doG sort it out”.
We don’t agree.
But we do think that removing the “carbon rods” (foreign support) from the nuclear reactor called the Middle East to allow the core to consume itself may apply the calculus of limits to the situation.
It will be bad juju for many people.

 

Joe’s Garage

Ford vs Ferrari
Joe and I are FoMoCo fans.
We have 30+ Ford vehicles in our yard.
We remember reading about the 1-2-3 win over Ferrari at LeMans in 1966.
The story about Henry Ford trying to buy ½ interest in Ferrari during the “Ford Performance” years, failing to do so, then setting out to beat Ferrari at LeMans is an exciting story of money, technology, and interesting people.
A new movie called “Ford vs Ferrari” starring Matt Damon will be released this fall.  The following video features Jay Leno and Matt Damon discussing the history, the up-coming movie, and the people (real and play-acting) involved:

Carbon Nanotubes
Incredible.
A black so black that you can’t make out a three dimensional object’s dimensions when painted with this nanotube paint:

Filming the Speed of Light
Lordy lordy!
A camera that can capture 10 trillion frames per second?
Joe is speechless.
You can watch a packet (photon? or group of photons?) of light pass by.
Gotta love technology:

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Joe’s Comment – I just finished a 2,379 km. trip towing a trailer loaded with a vehicle for ¾ of the distance.  I drove inter-provincially on the highways and in big city traffic of Edmonton and Calgary.  A few thoughts on the driving experience…..
I think that a person should not be issued a driving license until they have a one week ride along with a professional truck driver in a big rig.  Having done that long haul thing in a heavy truck I have witnessed some of the most pathetic excuse for driving there is to see.  I’ve also been driving for 56 years.
The above cartoon might not be a fact (a training video) but all in all the sentiment rings true.  You might have your own ranking for matching terrible drivers to vehicle brands, but you must admit the BMW crowd occupies a front row seat.
I don’t usually criticize the behavior of others: self deprecation is a more acceptable method of communicating certain sentiments.
However, in this instance, I approve of this cartoon.

 

Prager U
This short video addresses the problem small business owners have with excessive or unnecessary regulations, or discrepancies between competing government regulatory bodies.
The life of a small business owner is no easy path.
In the U.S. over 60 million jobs are with small businesses.
Simple logic would dictate that fewer, necessary regulations pinpointing health and safety, combined with existing criminal and civil laws of conduct would suffice.
This alone would make it possible to re-invest the monies saved not dancing to frivolous and arcane regulatory tunes.
9 out of 10 small businesses would have an improved chance at surviving the competitive landscape if it were so.
Unfortunately, logic cannot compete with government bureaucratic bloat; the innate survival reflex of every government entity.
It goes like this: once the bureaucracy is spawned it re-focuses within one budget cycle on survival; the job it was created to address becomes secondary.  There is safety in larger budgets with more employees.  A fact of government bureaucracies AND large private business too.
Take the time to watch and listen while Joseph Semprevivo, CEO and owner of Joseph’s Lite Cookies, explains how government regulation hinders his business objective – to make cookies:

 

Blue Collar Logic
One of this week’s offerings from Dave Morrison:

Another from Mr. Morrison commenting on President Trump’s decision to remove troops from Syria this week:

 

Candace Owens

This Candace show is a lovely exchange between Dan Crenshaw (Republican – Texas) an ex-Navy Seal and Candace, about the culture, the tensions, and the goals of modern conservatism:

 

Joe’s Garage
F68 One Ton
Last year Joe and I traveled with Bob G. to Chauvin AB to visit Joanne, Daryn, Nathan, and Greg on their farm.  Beside a social visit, Joe and I made the trip to trailer home an M155 Mercury 3 ton truck Joe and I bought from Daryn’s dad Melvin.  You can see some pictures in previous Sunday Rant episodes: Sunday Rant – 3118, Sunday Rant – 3018.
While en-route from the farm to Vernon with the Mercury last year, we stopped at Provost AB to fuel.  As we fueled and checked the load, a young man (younger than our 69 years) approached us and struck up a conversation.  Neil D. owns a farm close to Provost and told us that he had a similar looking old truck abandoned on his farm, and were we interested?
Duh!
Long and short, Neil parted company with the truck.
Daryn was kind enough to haul it back to his farm in Chauvin until we could retrieve it.
On Thursday this week Joe and I set out to meet this new (to us) truck we had never seen in person.
Our route was Vernon to Edson AB to deliver a Ford Escape for Lyle P., then on to Edmonton AB to overnight.  On Friday, drive to Chauvin, visit with Joanne and the boys (Daryn was busy with harvest trucking – late this year due to weather), load the truck, then on to Calgary to overnight with Bob G.   Finally, on to Vernon on Saturday.
We are pleased to report that schedule and route and timing plan worked flawlessly.
Other than getting confused in Calgary as night descended.  We confused Crowchild Trail in our mind with Stoney Trail.  We couldn’t find Bob’s house off Stoney Trail for the simple reason it isn’t.  Joe says he didn’t do it, it was me.
My only excuse is I was tired.
Here’s a picture of the truck, trailer, and Ford F68 (one ton) in our yard in Vernon BC late Saturday afternoon –
In the above photo you can see (barely) the 1950 M155 Mercury to the right of the shop in the background behind the 1949 Ford F47 (blue).  Another picture of the new member in our old timers club, still on the trailer –

Our first impression was WTF did Joe do now?
Another old Ford that has been used and abused and abandoned to a rusty death on a farm in the cold dark frozen Canadian north.
Joe said right!  It is our duty.  Anything else is unimaginable.  And unthinkable.
F.Y.I. – Joe wants to collect one of every Ford ever built.
Good luck on that one Joe.
Since getting home, we have had a chance to look over the old girl.
She is a gem.
This girl is an F68 – a one ton truck.
With a bonus!  There are two knobs on the dash left of the steering wheel.  That is an indication of extras such as throttle control and/or power take-off –
Looking over the vehicle, we got a pleasant surprise – a period correct Anthony hydraulic lift is on the chassis.
This old one ton truck was equipped with a power take-off transmission and a hydraulic lift box.
The wooden box on the chassis is on the hydraulic lift frame.
In the back of the box you can see a Ford steel box.
We are assuming this is the original box that came with the truck.
Under the hood the original flathead V8 is there, as is the transmission-
We are both, Joe and I, leaning toward this particular truck as our “project de jour”.  A number of reasons sway our favor to this truck:
1.  the wheels are 8 lug on a 6.5 inch bolt circle – that is the same on Ford up to 1998 – so replacing the split rim wheels on the truck will be cheap – we already have a selection of viable wheel/tire combinations.
2.  we have a mid ’60s dually axle that will fit which is also 8 lug on a 6.5 inch bolt center.
3.  the Anthony Motor Truck Bodies Hydraulic Hoists is a period piece of hardware – we are excited about the prospect of re-building the system.
4.  we have spare parts for engine and cab assemblies which will allow us to build a stock truck with minimal expenditure.
5.  parts not on hand are available from numerous vendors who service the vintage/classic vehicle market.
6.  a one-ton truck with a tilt box will be a useful addition for finishing our backyard landscaping.

Joe is already wheeling this truck around town in his head.  I bring to his attention the other 30 or so “projects” in the yard in various stages of completion.
Joe says don’t be such a party-pooper.

Many thanks to Joanne, Daryn, Melvin, Bob and Barb for your consideration, help, and hospitality.  And a big hug to the boys Nathan and Greg.
It was a fun trip with no complications, break-downs, or bad weather.
Northern Alberta is beautiful in autumn when the leaves are turning and the ground is still visible.  And Melvin has many more treasures in the long grass –
We’re already planning our next trip, next year.

Data Wienie Data
Joe does the mechanic work.
I do the planning and calculating and analyzing.
We share the driving responsibilities.
Our vehicle for towing is a 2006 F350 e/w 6.0L diesel (studded, deleted, blue spring kit, Mishimoto coolant filter, deep trans. pan kit).  Nora is her name.
This trip took us from Vernon to Edson via Kamloops, the Yellowhead Highway, and Jasper.  Beautiful mountains, gorgeous valley terrain.  From Edson to Edmonton and an overnight at the Best Western Cedar Park.  Edmonton to Chauvin on Friday, then on to Calgary.  Saturday was home again home again jiggity-jig via the Trans-Canada Highway to Sicamous then Highway 97 South to Vernon.
Here’s the data:
Total trip distance – 2,379 km. (1,478.24 mi.)
Total fuel used – 476.82L (104.89 Imp gal., 125.96 US gal.)
Average fuel mileage – 4.99 km/L (14.09 mpg Imp, 11.73 mpg US)
Total fuel cost – $588.30 CDN ($445.88 USD)
Total weights –
Vernon to Edson (2008 Ford Escape on trailer) = 7,000 kg. (15,432.36 lb.)
Edson to Chauvin (empty trailer) = 5,450 kg. (12,015.19 lb.)
Chauvin to Vernon (1950 Ford F68 on trailer) = 7,880 kg. (17,372.43 lb.)
The best mileage was (of course) with an unloaded trailer = 6.30 km/L (17.80 mpg Imp., 14.82 mpg US) and worst with the heaviest load on the trailer.
The trailer weighs 1,505 kg. (3,318 lb.)
The F350 with full fuel, driver, and e/w 5th wheel hitch and some cargo weighs 3,945 kg. (8,697 lb.)
The 2004 Ford Escape weighed 1,550 kg. (3,417 lb.)
The 1950 Ford F68 weighed 2,430 kg. (5,357 lb.)
Joe gets antsy with all the math and data.
I like it because I can deduce loaded average cost per mile.  In this particular case it was $0.3979 per mile or $0.2473 per kilometer.  A good number to know.

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Joe’s Comment – An interesting cartoon.  A metaphor for my situation nearing the middle of October.
For me a mix of the concept of free will and the old adage “what could possibly go wrong?”.  I have never performed up to my own standards in a passive rôle.  What if ants don’t like cake?  The active voice is mine.
Chercher les fourmes!

 

Escaping North Korea
Joe and I got a tear in our eye with this child’s story.
The knowledge that to be caught would mean the Nork equivalent of a gulag (or worse?) was not a consideration.
This young woman explains she wasn’t brave: she was jumping to escape a “burning building”.
If you don’t know what freedom is, how can you know you want it?
Somehow a yearning begins.
If you are taught and told your leader is a doG, and you are nothing, how do you discover the value of the individual?
Somewhen an idea is absorbed or born again.
Yeonmi Park tells her story:

 

Climate Sanity
Joe and I are fans of Freeman Dyson.
A brilliant man who is NOT a PHD from an elite institution.
Not to say he is not at an elite institution – he has made his home and his career at Princeton University.
He is not a PHD because he was working beyond PHD level before he got to Princeton.
His area of expertise is physics and mathematics.
He also knows a lot of climate science, because he IS A PHYSICIST.
The following is a discussion from 2015 between Freeman Dyson and Stuart McNish of the Institute For Advanced Studies.
Freeman makes plain what others obfuscate: the climate is a non-linear chaotic system that cannot be modeled, and in any case, carbon dioxide does NOT control temperature.
Indeed, his summation is that an increase of CO2 is, generally, a good thing:

A second video from Tony Heller (aka Steve Goddard), exposing the manipulated data published by the IPCC to support their intended mandate.
If you DuckDuckGo or Google Tony Heller you get a cornucopia of articles defaming him with ad hominem attacks, irrational hysteria, but not too much analysis of the data as he presents his case.
Joe says that is an indication he might be speaking some kind of truth…..
As Disraeli was credited with saying, “there are three kinds of lies: lies, damn lies, and statistics”:

 

Jericho Green
Joe and I are quite OK with Mr. Green’s loud, boisterous, profane and totally on point pontification regarding the Culture.
Another example of his laughing exposé of progressive wackjobbery:

 

Good Old Days
Joe and I enjoyed our childhood.
The choices and complications of our youth were few and simple compared to today’s degree of infinite granularity facing the young citizen.
Our house didn’t have a television until we were in grade school.
Before that time, we had to visit a neighbor to see our heroes on the newfangled mystery technology: TV; Superman, The Lone Ranger, Cisco Kid, Mickey Mouse Club House, and all the programing our parents watched that we snuck out to see after bedtime.
When we did get “the lobotomizer” in our house (a tiny black and white RCA), a chapter titled “music appreciation” was opened in our head.
Until then, music was heard.  Few in our family sang (my mother and her sisters amazed me with their harmony and enthusiasm), no one danced, and no one of my acquaintance (family or otherwise) played a musical instrument.
Joe and I had no idea how skilled and accomplished musicians could be.
While surfing through the ‘net today we stumbled on a Lawrence Welk show excerpt featuring lots of grinning, accordion music, and a very lively and pretty woman (Cissy) dancing with our host.  Memories of youthful TV watching flooded our consciousness.
Them was the days!
Joe isn’t sure if this is an example of flirting or dancing or fabricated jollity.  I think Cissy can see Myron coming a mile away (see below).
Looking at the still of the video, Lawrence’s grin makes Joe wonder what kind of parsnips he is eating:

Joe thought it would be wonderful to dance with Cissy too.
Then we stumbled into an old Victor Borge “concert” from way back when.  Our family didn’t have the $$$ or the wherewithal to attend concerts or symphonies or headline events.
When Joe and I first saw Mr. Borge on TV, making light of the compositions and performers who occupy the pinnacle of musical achievement we were mesmerized.
How could someone with so much talent goof off and get paid for doing so?
Joe, in those early formative years, was intrigued.  And saw a glimmer of his own future – gear head court jester would be part of the job description:

It was just as curious and interesting as big time wrestling….. a topic for another rant.

 

Blue Collar Logic
Once again the experience and common sense perspective of Dave Morrison lays out the origin of certain cultural stereotypes and the attendant cultural artifacts.
Having established the foundation of his argument, he proceeds to completely trash the progressive well-meaning siren call of equity and the leftist desire for homogeneity:

Jason Siler adds his perspective on the Democrat delusional focus to change history – erasing the FACT that Donald J. Trump won the election in 2016:

 

Joe’s Garage
Joe and I have been tinkering with engines since we were a teenager.
This of course does NOT imply any sort of quality, durability, or performance.
We have had modest successes and a few abject failures.
All in all, we’ve come a long way in our understanding, troubleshooting, and wrenching ability.
As life-long enthusiasts, we try to keep up with advances in materials, parts, and processes/procedures.
Then we see a YoubeTube video like the following from PowerNation, building a Windsor block (5.0L) with off-the-shelf parts and a prepped block from Summit Racing.  For you gear heads reading this in Canada, Summit has announced free shipping to Canada on orders over $299.00!  (That would be US Dollars).
$$$ aside, what a sweet and effortless and reliable build, using name brand parts and well established guidelines.
What was once “race car” level of horsepower per cubic inch is easily attained without witchcraft or human sacrifice or million dollar investment.
By the end of this build and test, over 500 horsepower is produced on 91 octane pump gas with a 347 stroker crank.
When the 5.0L engine with sequential fuel injection was introduced in the mid ’80s Mustang it had a modest 225 horsepower and was considered a fast car.
My oh my how a deliberate test and develop program makes things better:

The second episode of this engine build changes cam, headers, carb, and the result is truly phenomenal for an “of the shelf” build.
Joe smiles out loud.
If we had the $$$ we could do this too!

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