In Reply to: Still more info . . . posted by Paladin (Bob In PA) on February 18, 2009 at 17:21:43:
Hi Bob ,
I ran across this while I was looking up info . My computer seems to crash every other week , so I figured this is a good place to store funk info.
I found this and need to tell anybody reading that the info may or may not be true , but hopefully someone reading my be able to verify or deny the info. I dont remember what site this came from , BUT IT WAS NOT THE NTRACTOR CLUB ....
JOHN BAUER wrote on Tuesday, November 28, 2000 (PST):
THERE IS SO MUCH WRONG INFO ON THE 6&V-8 CONVERSONS IN THIS SITE. I LOOKED AT ALL THE PHOTOS AND NOT ONE IS A FUNK V-8. THEY ARE ALL DELBERT/STAUFFER CONVERSONS. OLLIE GLOVER STARTED INSTALING 226ci FORD IND. ENGS. IN 2N FORDS IN 1946,NOT 1943. IT WOSN'T UNTIL FORD REMOVED THE CAST IN PART OF THE BELLHOUSING FROM THEIR ENGS.(THE 6CYL. IN LATE 1946& THE V-8 IN LATE 1948) THAT THE FLYWHEEL-CLUTCH ASS.WAS CLOSE ENOUGH TO THE TRACTOR TRANSMISSON INPUT SHAFT TO HOOK UP . THE FUNK BROS. BUSNESS WAS CASTING & MACHINING.WHEN WW-2 ENDED SO DID THE GOV. CONTRACTORS THAY HAD,SO THAY WERE ALLWAYS LOOKING FOR WAYS TO KEEP THE PLANT BUSY. THAY HEARD ABOUT GLOVER DOING ENG. CONVERSONS SO THAY MADE A DEAL WITH HIM TO CAST THE PARTS FOR HIS CONV. WHAT THE FUNK BROS. DIDN'T KNOW WAS THAT GLOVER HAD A PANT. ON THE CONV. WHEN THE FUNK BROS. STARTED TO SELL THEIR VERSON OF GLOVER'S KIT, GLOVER AND ATTORNEYS GOT TOGETHER TO PARTNER UP. THE V-8S& OHV.6 WERE MUCH LATER & THATS A WHOLE NOTHER STORY.
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