quote:Originally posted by accobra:
... this is what sat in my barn only month before the Pantera .. 2 of them ...
You know, I love the cammer motor very much, I have years of fond memories maintaining one for a friend named Don.
But the cammer was never a production motor, and Ford was trying to keep costs down.
Had they chosen the cammer motor, the ZF would never had lasted, and the Pantera's flimsy chassis would have twisted & cracked like a pretzel. And if a 300 bhp motor had over heating problems, can you imagine what problems a 600 bhp motor would have had!
When the 427 was first installed in the GT40, to run LeMans 1965, all the 427 equipped GT40s DNF'd with transmission failures.