I really like the look of the Holly Dog Bone air filter commonly used on modified Pantera’s . The problem with them is they were designed for small block applications. I came up with the idea of making a filter union so you can double up the airfilter for more air. I had them 3D printed and work and look like a hot dam.
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Most people are running small block Ford in their Pantera! The filter area was never in question, it benefited from a short riser on the carb, but even then only a 2HP difference! For the sake of 2HP, I'd have retained some rear view in the mirror!
Agreed when talking stock 351C with 300-350 HP. But if your talking 427W with over 600HP your going to need lots of air, and there is way more than 2HP on the table. The visibility out the back window is better than in looks. At best it’s a bunker slot anyways.
Yes, will always remember that line in Gumball Rally. 👍
I see this everyday in NY driving.
I know my limitations believe me. I have had some serious power to weight ratio cars like 427 Continuation Cobra with a 427 aluminum side oiler 600+ Hp, 2,500lbs and the craziest car was my Caterham Super 7 with a race Hayabusa sequential shift 250Hp 13,000rpm redline in a 1,000 pound car. I only giver on the track, autocross or deserted parking lot. Like the late Carol Shelby said you can never have enough power, just not enough traction. 😉
Another Enzo quote regarding cars focusing on aerodynamics, “They do that because they don’t know how to build engines.” Everything was about the engines for Enzo. Just listen to a Columbo V12 at full song and you can understand why.
BTW, I didn’t take it personally just giving some context. I knew the point your we’re making was not just directed at me and there’s a lot of truth to what you say. There’s always someone faster, bigger, louder. I do my car builds for my own gratification not for someone else’s. Those other stupid things you list that some people do with their cars and get in trouble are things I would never do. But seriously to loose it at 25mph with 17 X 35 X 335 Michelin Pilot Sports on the back, modern shocks and brakes you’d have to be drunk or high or just a plain idiot and should not be behind the wheel of a car in the first place.