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#35153 - 10/18/01 03:18 PM FRENCHTOWN FLYER: 300 Crossflow?
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I looked at your new racer update a couple of days ago, and saw, "...rare iron crossflow head..." (then I blinked...and it was still there!)

From the pictures, it looks like a regular 300 12-port that may have been intended for production, and definitely not a cobbled-together V-8 head or a billet job without coolant passages.

A lot of curious BB Six guys sure would like to know the history of that piece (and just how rare is it?).

Ed

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#35154 - 10/21/01 04:30 PM Re: FRENCHTOWN FLYER: 300 Crossflow?
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The E,
Sure didnt take you guys long to pick up on that one...
I plan to write an article about this head for the 12PN at a later date, after my new car is completed...
There were two versions of this head made...
To answer your last question "rarer than big block Chevies at an Inliners convention". The second version is even rarer than that!
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#35155 - 11/03/01 08:06 PM Re: FRENCHTOWN FLYER: 300 Crossflow?
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hello Frenchtown flyer , great project you have.....mmmm and ..i have been telling inliners about the crossflow head ( I was told Ford developed this head to originally go on the UPS trucks when most UPS delivery trucks had 300's in them)you have and ALL,YES ALL have said i am crazy-that that head never existed-well i will let them know u have at least 1....please keep us informed...

Lee

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#35156 - 10/13/02 07:11 PM Re: FRENCHTOWN FLYER: 300 Crossflow?
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Hey Frenchie!

I have been studying the pictures you posted of that crossflow head. I know the chances of my ever aquiring one are less than zero, but tell us more about it! How did you get it? More pictures!? How well does it flow? Thanks

Rob

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#35157 - 10/14/02 09:39 PM Re: FRENCHTOWN FLYER: 300 Crossflow?
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I'LL BE SUBMITTING MORE PICTURES SOON. PROJECTED INITIAL DRAG STRIP TESTING DATE FOR "THE NEW FRENCHTOWN FLYER" IS WED 10/23.
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#35158 - 10/14/02 11:46 PM Re: FRENCHTOWN FLYER: 300 Crossflow?
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Best of luck to you & let us know how you did.}[oooooo]



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#35159 - 10/16/02 10:04 PM Re: FRENCHTOWN FLYER: 300 Crossflow?
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Thanks TW6. I'll be taking it real easy until I become proficient with all the buttons and gadgets. Track surfaces up here in MI get real cold this time of year, and my track record (pun intended) under these adverse conditions is not unblemished so easy does it for now...
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#35160 - 10/16/02 10:41 PM Re: FRENCHTOWN FLYER: 300 Crossflow?
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what is your track record? wanna share with Inliners here?

have you gone to inlinesix.com yet? how does your time compare with that?

Lee

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#35161 - 10/17/02 12:47 AM Re: FRENCHTOWN FLYER: 300 Crossflow?
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Yes i know what the tracks can be like up that way I used to live in Buffalo NY. But Know i have been in Orlando Fla since 84.
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Ps and know that the inlinesix.com Is not a iron block or head That Like to different Worlds my2pennys there LOL

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#35162 - 10/18/02 04:47 PM Re: FRENCHTOWN FLYER: 300 Crossflow?
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It was under miserable, cold track conditions that I lost my old "FRENCHTOWN FLYER".

The J/A car on inlinesix.com is mighty impressive.

So are a few of my buds whose 300 Ford six altered runs in the 7's. (P.S. they just won the NHRA Div. III points championship)

What I'm trying to do with my new car is bracket race on the highest level. That means I'll be tickled to death if my car dips into the eights, just so long as it is infinitely reliable and deadly repeatable.

I like to RACE cars. I just hate WORKING on them. Therefore I'm more than willing to trade off some performance to gain reliability.

When they bring out the hybrid-headed monster motors I am happy to stand on the sidelines and admire them as they flash by in record setting fashion.

Its a big sport - there's room for everyone...
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#35163 - 10/19/02 09:20 AM Re: FRENCHTOWN FLYER: 300 Crossflow?
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hello Frenchtown glad to hear about your project-a 12 port crossflow must be nice....i am very interested in what you know about under 8 second drag Inline 6's....do u have times and other info about this? this is what interests me the most....and how many CI's do thes highly modified 6's you are referring to have?...

Lee

all info would be greatly appreciated....

[This message has been edited by LeeLites (edited 10-19-2002).]

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#35164 - 10/31/02 09:27 AM Re: FRENCHTOWN FLYER: 300 Crossflow?
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Their engines are in the 310 - 320 cubic inch range, about 650 HP. Beautiful engineering ma$terpiece$!
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#35165 - 11/22/04 11:00 PM Re: FRENCHTOWN FLYER: 300 Crossflow?
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Where may these Pix be viewed @?


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Originally posted by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER:
The E,
Sure didnt take you guys long to pick up on that one...
I plan to write an article about this head for the 12PN at a later date, after my new car is completed...
There were two versions of this head made...
To answer your last question "rarer than big block Chevies at an Inliners convention". The second version is even rarer than that!
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#35166 - 11/23/04 09:37 AM Re: FRENCHTOWN FLYER: 300 Crossflow?
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Col.,
Click on the "Racing" heading to the left. Also, my new car was featured on the cover of "The 12 Port News" a few months ago. Forgot the issue #.

I still haven't put 'er in the eights but I will be building a new engine next spring that may do it.
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#35167 - 12/10/04 11:30 PM Re: FRENCHTOWN FLYER: 300 Crossflow?
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I must be going Blind, fore I do not see what you have stated to look for.
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#35168 - 12/11/04 06:51 AM Re: FRENCHTOWN FLYER: 300 Crossflow?
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Col.,Click on the Racing page and then scroll down to the 4th row and click on the black block on the left with the Frenchtown logo.
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#93430 - 02/15/18 07:43 PM Re: FRENCHTOWN FLYER: 300 Crossflow? [Re: The Eddie]
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Some Frenchtown Flyer Cross flow head history from 2001! Flyer, Where's this head now?
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#93466 - 02/18/18 07:16 PM Re: FRENCHTOWN FLYER: 300 Crossflow? [Re: The Eddie]
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The head is still on my Super Pro bracket racer. Last year, after racing it continuously since the year I built it I rebuilt the engine. Went up .005 in the bore, new pistons, rings, bearings and cam gears and valve job. I have qualified the car for the Division 3 NHRA Bracket Finals each year since I've been racing it. They have reduced us Super Pro cars to running on an eighth mile track which actually favors my car over the faster S/P ones which were inching up to 180 mph quarter mile trap speeds which I found hard to gage looking backwards going thru the lights. Best 1/8 mile e.t. has been 5.65.

Also, my old Logghe car which I mentioned I lost in a crash - good news. I collected parts for 11 years to rebuild it and now race it at select vintage nostalgia races. It has a stock headed detuned bracket engine. Thanks for asking. Still kickin; it.
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#93471 - 02/20/18 08:32 AM Re: FRENCHTOWN FLYER: 300 Crossflow? [Re: The Eddie]
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That is cool! It's great to see things like this still doing what it was meant to do used by guys that know how to make it do it. laugh
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