Why a 'simple' switch from a Chevy to Ford engine is so difficult

Discussion in 'Short Track Racing' started by gnomesayin, Apr 15, 2019.

  1. gnomesayin

    gnomesayin Team Owner

    Part of this interview with dirt late model driver Brandon Overton is about his own team and situation, which is of narrow interest. However, it gets into the subject of him having switched from Chevy to Ford engines this season, and I found his responses interesting about how all-encompassing the changes are. Dirt late model suspensions are quite complex and extremely sensitive, so it makes sense why he would say that the power curve and torque differences change literally every element of the setup. Elsewhere in the dirt world, Tony Stewart's sprint car operation has spent multiple years with Ford developing a Ford sprint car engine that they were comfortable putting in the cars, and they're finally running them this year. Many (myself included) wouldn't realize just how much difference there is.

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