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Sergeant82d New Reader
11/20/19 7:27 p.m.

Okay, a Turbo/EFI, 200 inch Ford straight six, autocross ​​​​​Locost 7 inspired ... Model A Ford roadster pickup? 

Yeah... Right. 

No, really! This was yesterday:

Today I made mounts for the wishbones and tacked them in, so the front is starting to get ironed out.

I started on this about three weeks ago (late October 2019). I'm mostly playing by ear, but trying to plan things out as best as I can. 

My goal is an alternative universe mid-1950s build, where Avengers/Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. meet Kelly Johnson (Lockheed/U2/SR71) /meets Frank Kurtis/ meets Chip Foose/ meets Carol Shelby (hey - I've been planning this since long before hearing about Ford v Ferrari, so lay off!)/ who meet... Me, after I returned from WW2 and my years in the  Army, and then OSS - with Henry Jones, Jr.... laugh​​​​​​. Anyway - I'm playing fast and loose with our reality, but trying to keep the overall, '50-foot' view reasonably close. 

I bought a 1976 Ford Maverick on Craigslist, and pulled out the engine, C4 automatic, and 2.79 geared 8-inch rear axle. Ordered a few things from Speedway, and a few more from eBay, and stopped by the local steel yard. Set up plywood on sawhorses, and went to town... 

Sergeant82d New Reader
11/20/19 7:29 p.m.

In reply to Sergeant82d :

OK, I'm missing five pictures and a few paragraphs... What's up? 

OHSCrifle GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
11/20/19 7:34 p.m.

I don't know but I'm interested in seeing and reading more. 

Sergeant82d New Reader
11/20/19 7:49 p.m.

Intercooler lower mounts


Starting to mock up drivetrain 

Sergeant82d New Reader
11/20/19 7:58 p.m.

Ebay Intercooler and '60s Ford Falcon/Mustang radiator. 

Drilling grill shell for IC... 

Azryael Reader
11/20/19 8:15 p.m.

Love it. This is gonna be cool.

Sergeant82d New Reader
11/20/19 8:47 p.m.

IC mounts behind grill shell 

Ebay stainless headers... 

This one is a little too big, but a surplus ammo can will cover the brake master cylinder

slowbird Dork
11/20/19 8:53 p.m.

Whoa. This is gonna be awesome!

gumby GRM+ Memberand Reader
11/20/19 9:38 p.m.

In for turbo 200" goodness; misery loves company after all!

Sergeant82d New Reader
11/20/19 9:43 p.m.

In reply to gumby :

Hah! I was just reading your comments on the 200 for sale in the classifieds! 

gumby GRM+ Memberand Reader
11/20/19 9:48 p.m.

Looking at your pics, are you sure that isn't a 250" engine? 3 or 4 water pump bolts?

Sergeant82d New Reader
11/20/19 10:02 p.m.

In reply to gumby :

3 bolts. The entire car was a pristine, one-owner car - until the nephew wrapped it around a telephone pole... No rust anywhere. Stickers all still in place... It says its a 200, and it's a high starter... 


gumby GRM+ Memberand Reader
11/20/19 10:04 p.m.

Very good then, carry on!

Are you going to twist those eBay headers into a single collector, or remote mount the turbo?

Sergeant82d New Reader
11/20/19 10:06 p.m.

In reply to gumby :

Remote mount; 2-1 j-pipe

dculberson MegaDork
11/20/19 10:36 p.m.

Well I am intrigued!!

Cooter UltraDork
11/21/19 6:28 a.m.

I'm all in.

AngryCorvair GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
11/21/19 9:08 a.m.
Sergeant82d said:

In reply to Sergeant82d :

OK, I'm missing five pictures and a few paragraphs... What's up? 

IDK about the paragraphs, but even though your phone / camera will allow you to select more than one pic to upload, the board will only accept one pic at a time.

more importantly:

1.  thank you for your service.

2.  thank you for sharing this project!

barefootskater Dork
11/21/19 9:58 a.m.

200 so smooth. I keep trying to get my dad to sell me the Zephyr back and 90% is just for that thrift six.

twentyover Dork
11/21/19 10:28 a.m.

Don't know what kindof brain damage...


In the interest of transparency, I have a 200 inch from a 70 Maverick I wrecked in 1979.  At the time, I bored it .030, TRW forged pistons, took about .060 off the head, and never started it. Still in the shed in SoCal. In the intervening years, exposure to phantom rays has further degraded my mind. Since that time acquired Classic inline head, and a bank of six motorbike carbs. waiting for me to get it together

Forum Member Mustang Six on fordsix.com, mgexperience.com, and possible this forum built a Ozzie crossflow headed US 200 engined locost maybe 10-15 years ago may be a resource




Just saw the solid front axle. May want to consider what Chapman did on the Lotus 6 and split the axle so each side pivots in almost the center to provide n independent front suspension

captainawesome HalfDork
11/21/19 10:29 a.m.

Looking forward to how this pans out. I've wanted to do something similar for quite some time after watching this Model T built in a similar fashion: CLICK HERE

Sergeant82d New Reader
11/21/19 11:01 a.m.

In reply to captainawesome :

I've been reading that forum for a while, but hadn't seen that one - thanks! 

Sergeant82d New Reader
11/21/19 11:03 a.m.

In reply to twentyover :

I've read a bunch of your stuff on F6 - if you want to get rid of your 200, pm me... :-D


Correction: I've read a lot of Mustang Six's posts on the F6 forum... 

java230 UberDork
11/21/19 11:34 a.m.

Following along! Going to be awesome.

psteav Dork
11/21/19 12:17 p.m.

Oooh.  Hotness.  I've kicked around the idea of a T/A roadster pickup Locost thing before...I like where you're headed.



dropstep UltraDork
11/21/19 12:33 p.m.

While I don't fully understand building it around a 200i6 I'm happy to see the little 6 get some love. Mine hasn't died yet

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