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Ford Performance Partners With Bob Tasca IIIís Funny Car For 2018


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#1 OFFLINE   IMSA-XJR9

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Posted 31 October 2017 - 05:28 PM

http://www.dragzine....y-car-for-2018/

Kind of surprising . . . .

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#2 OFFLINE   coupe3w

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Posted 31 October 2017 - 05:40 PM

I don't get it. Nothing against Tasca, but they really aren't a top tier team in F/C. Ford left JFR because it didn't make business sense and they go with a weaker team?



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Posted 31 October 2017 - 05:41 PM

The way things are going I'm surprised they're making any new investment in motor sports.
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Posted 31 October 2017 - 06:01 PM

I prefer they invest in motorsports that actually can be used to test and apply technology into production vehicles. Im not sure how this does that.

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Posted 31 October 2017 - 06:04 PM

I prefer they invest in motorsports that actually can be used to test and apply technology into production vehicles. Im not sure how this does that.

It doesn't. And Ford will come up as a non competitive manufacturer again.



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Posted 31 October 2017 - 06:10 PM

That is disappointing.

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Posted 31 October 2017 - 06:37 PM

Well perhaps its just a payback to the Tasca family.  The grandfather-Bob Tasca was the guy IMO that was really behind Ford's performance kick i nthe early 60's- back in the day of the 63 and 1/2 lightweight 427 Galaxie drag car.  As a kid growing up in Connecticut, nothing like going to Conn Dragway and watching Bill Lawton and the Tasca Ford kick butt in Super Stock.

 

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Posted 04 November 2017 - 08:00 PM

Tasca's grandfather was also the guy who "invented" the 428 Cobra Jet engine package. He was not happy with the performance of the 390 powered Mustangs and Fairlanes in the late '60s and had the techs at his dealership put together an engine from off-the-shelf factory parts, drop it into a '68 Mustang and then had it driven to Detroit to show Ford how easy it was to build a really fast Mustang. The rest is history...


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Posted 04 November 2017 - 08:04 PM

Here's a pic I took of Tasca's car in the Ford display at SEMA.

 

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Posted 04 November 2017 - 08:10 PM

Just like the guys who commented on that article, I wonder if Tasca will run the Ford nitro engines that were developed with the help of John Force Racing?


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Posted 05 November 2017 - 08:04 AM

I don't get it. Nothing against Tasca, but they really aren't a top tier team in F/C. Ford left JFR because it didn't make business sense and they go with a weaker team?

 

This might help: 

 

 

 

With Tasca Racing’s new technical alliance with Don Schumacher Motorsports, and the engineering support of Ford Performance, the team is focused on making a run for the NHRA Funny Car title.

 

 

Hopefully, the partnership with Schumacher will get similar results to what the Wood Brothers have done in NASCAR by teaming up with Penske.


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Posted 02 February 2018 - 03:07 PM

Just like the guys who commented on that article, I wonder if Tasca will run the Ford nitro engines that were developed with the help of John Force Racing?


There is a photo on the Motorcraft/Quick Lane Racing Facebook page that shows "Boss 500" on the heads/valve cover, so it's safe to assume it's the same.

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Posted 02 February 2018 - 11:05 PM

There is a photo on the Motorcraft/Quick Lane Racing Facebook page that shows "Boss 500" on the heads/valve cover, so it's safe to assume it's the same.

I hope that's true. Although I am a bit skeptical after seeing Donny Shatz' sprint car with the big Ford oval sticker on the wing and a Chevy under the hood.


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Posted 03 February 2018 - 04:34 PM

I hope that's true. Although I am a bit skeptical after seeing Donny Shatz' sprint car with the big Ford oval sticker on the wing and a Chevy under the hood.

Who is it in Ford racing/promotion/advertising that would agree to support a GM powered race car under the Ford banner?   Are they completely clueless??  If Ford isn't prepared to invest the effort to field a Ford powered racer,  they should do something else.   I personally find these "Fake Fords" embarrassing; but I'm old school.   


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Posted 03 February 2018 - 08:25 PM

Tasca's grandfather was also the guy who "invented" the 428 Cobra Jet engine package. He was not happy with the performance of the 390 powered Mustangs and Fairlanes in the late '60s and had the techs at his dealership put together an engine from off-the-shelf factory parts, drop it into a '68 Mustang and then had it driven to Detroit to show Ford how easy it was to build a really fast Mustang. The rest is history...

And speaking of Tasca and the 428, I ordered a new 428 Torino GT in the spring of '68.  Rare car-a notch back when everyone was buying the fast back.  I have this sales flyer from that era.  Car did not have whitewalls as flyer suggest- black RWL Good Year Polyglass.

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Posted 03 February 2018 - 08:44 PM

Who is it in Ford racing/promotion/advertising that would agree to support a GM powered race car under the Ford banner?   Are they completely clueless??  If Ford isn't prepared to invest the effort to field a Ford powered racer,  they should do something else.   I personally find these "Fake Fords" embarrassing; but I'm old school.


How do you know Ford is “supporting” them?

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Posted 03 February 2018 - 10:45 PM

How do you know Ford is “supporting” them?

I guessed that if their race car sports "Ford" decals that some form of support is coming from a Ford related source.    Historically, company logos on a race car indicate support (money/parts/etc.)  If this is not the case in the original post regarding a GM powered race car with prominent "Ford" decals, I take back any criticism.


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Posted 04 February 2018 - 12:31 AM

Who is it in Ford racing/promotion/advertising that would agree to support a GM powered race car under the Ford banner?   Are they completely clueless??  If Ford isn't prepared to invest the effort to field a Ford powered racer,  they should do something else.   I personally find these "Fake Fords" embarrassing; but I'm old school.   


Totally agree. That should never happen.

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Posted 04 February 2018 - 01:40 AM

Who is it in Ford racing/promotion/advertising that would agree to support a GM powered race car under the Ford banner?   Are they completely clueless??  If Ford isn't prepared to invest the effort to field a Ford powered racer,  they should do something else.   I personally find these "Fake Fords" embarrassing; but I'm old school.


After further research, it appears Ford and TSR are working on a new engine but it isn’t ready/certified yet. That’s why they’re using Chevy engines with Ford stickers.

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Posted 04 February 2018 - 11:46 AM

After further research, it appears Ford and TSR are working on a new engine but it isn’t ready/certified yet. That’s why they’re using Chevy engines with Ford stickers.

That is certainly good news.   Didn't Dave Blaney have some success running a Ford powered Sprint car some years ago?


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