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From: Maryland
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posted 02-02-2002 08:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for bifs66   Click Here to Email bifs66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
One of the front running cars today was the R&S No. 36 prototype. I think the announcers made some mention that it is powered by a Ford derived engine built by Robert Yates. However, they refer to this engine as an "6.0 Elan engine". Can anyone shed some light on just what this Elan racing engine is all about and whether it is really related to any Ford engine.

Bernie Frank
66 Fastback restomod project
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posted 02-03-2002 02:21 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for TomP   Click Here to Email TomP     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Speculation of course, but my guess is it is fancy talk to please the investors who don't know their millions went into just a .030" over rebuild of a Winston Cup motor... i think ELAN is maybe an acronym for "Eloquent Language for Aristocratic Nitwits"

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