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Offline Cortiworth IV

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« on: December 03, 2008, 10:37:38 AM »
The most brutal Granada I've ever seen!  



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« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2008, 06:21:39 AM »
someone got the engine/gearbox spec?

i have seen a few video's from this car, its fast, very fast.
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« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2008, 09:50:35 AM »
Very clean and tidy to.  What back axle arrangement does it have?

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« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2008, 10:22:25 AM »

I think the title says it all "Awesome" until you turn the steering wheel then scary I think is the best description  

The way that engine sits in that engine bay is a work of art
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« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2008, 13:26:27 PM »
Yea, this car is a monster!!
Don‚‚žÂt know the full spec of the engine, but it was originally built for American Top Fuel! Talked to the owner in August at a Granada/Taunus/Capri event, a really nice guy. He estimatet the output of the engine at the moment to be  around 2400bp    

  No problem keeping up with traffic I guess  

At the show in August I had my three year old son with me, and he‚‚žÂs used to hear the sound of the BOA in my Capri and other engines/cars making a lot of noise. We where listening to the engine in the Granada as it was idling, then the owner hit the accelerator. I could feel how the kid was shaking and he almost started crying‚æ The sound was awesome  

« Last Edit: December 04, 2008, 13:32:29 PM by KIB »
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« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2008, 20:05:32 PM »
Quote from: Mikey'J
Very clean and tidy to.  What back axle arrangement does it have?

The back axle setup is basically a standard Granada beam and trailing arms. The diff is a US 9" Ford, converted  to IRS. Custom made drive shafts and stub axles.


The picture show a previous setup with rear mounted turbos.


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I think the title says it all "Awesome" until you turn the steering wheel then scary I think is the best description  

The way that engine sits in that engine bay is a work of art

The engine is all aluminum, quoted weight is "just" 250kg.  I don't expect it to be a lot more nose heavy than a Granada Perana.

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« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2008, 20:15:35 PM »
i got a feeling this engine wasn't cheap to build. if i see it right he is using a aluminum aftermarked block whit sohc heads.

bid jalous now
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« Reply #7 on: December 04, 2008, 20:30:03 PM »
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someone got the engine/gearbox spec?

i have seen a few video's from this car, its fast, very fast.

The engine was made in 1992, for "Animal Jim", who set a world record in Pro Mod class. He had two engines built, but now only has one...
It's a Ford Motorsport all aluminium 700 cui. Now slightly overbored. Originally it was set up with twin quad carbs and Noz, but was converted to run on pump gas and had turbos fitted by the current owner.
Quoted power ranges from 1700-2400 bhp.  I'm not sure, but I think the current power is moderatly set at 1700bhp while the full dragrace setup produced ~2400bhp.
I don't know anything about the gearbox.


Quoted from Animal Jim web page:
   Towards the end of 1991, the Pro Modified class was changing fast and Animal Jim wanted a new hook to keep the match race bookings coming in.  He commissioned Jerry Haas to build him a new Thunderbird Super Coupe for Pro Modified.   This was to be without a doubt the best engineered and best appearing car Animal Jim had ever had.   As a matter of fact, it won both those honors twice in IHRA in '92 and '93.  It was powered by a 700" Kaase/Animal Jim engine that he named "Big Boy".    It had 2 stages of NOS and was a solid 6.70 car by 1993.   He won many races with the infamous "Wunderbird"  in USSC and UDRA, and placed well in IHRA points as well.   It also was dubbed and billed as the World's Quickest Ford from '92 to '96.  In 1993, Animal was honored to be one of Car Craft's Pro Mod "Drivers of the Year" along with Scotty Cannon and Bill Kuhlmann.



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i got a feeling this engine wasn't cheap to build. if i see it right he is using a aluminum aftermarked block whit sohc heads.

bid jalous now

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« Reply #8 on: December 05, 2008, 06:16:38 AM »
time to sell the house and everything else and save up some more money just to build such a engine, it will set you back around $100.000 very easy. and the money spending will not stop there.

out off reach for me, sadly. maybe i need to buy a lottery ticked and win first.
greetz Paul.

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