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Top Row Jim

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Over the years many different types of engines have made it into midgets. I'll list a few and you can add to the list. Fontana Ford Ranger 146 Olds Quad 4 Chevy 11 Barnes 164 Arias 163 Brayton 161. Have fun!! Jim
Midget racing is big time entertainment.

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How about the good old Sesco or the Buick V-8 and lets add the VW too.
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Tom Hooker's Subaru, the Falcon 6, and I remember Jerry Meents having a Porshe in his car years ago.

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How about the Cosworth and Evinrude (rear engine), Pontiac, and Arias Chevy II, Gaerte etc..

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Offy
V8-60
Falcon
Chevy:Chevy 2, -10,-11,-11x,-12,12x12,SB2,SB2-2,GB2300
Buick
Barnes
Potter V-6,Nieble V-6,Brayton V-6,Boyles V-6,Higman V-6
Pontiac
VW 126,133,138,140,151,165(Scat,Scat Split Head, Dino,Auto-Craft
Scat V-4
Sesco Chevy,2x4,Mopar
Esslinger 174,155,161
Fontana 174,165,Reap Head,ARIAS,Marine Head
Pink Chevy,Ford,Mopar,Toyota
Ford Cosworth
Cosworth Vega
Renault
Porsche
Subaru
Twin-Cam Toyota
Twin-Cam Honda
Merc-Cruiser
Kenyon,Runyon Suzuki V-8

I know there are about 1 billion more I can't remember and I am sure some of these are redundent.





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There was a guy who ran midget around St. Louis that cut Chevy 350 small blocks in half and ran them.

I can't think of the guys name but he has a special frame built with a removable down tube to enable engine removal and replacement.
I love it, God help me I do love it so. I love it more than my life.


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Ford Focus (USAC)
Ford Focus (Illini)
Ford 2300 (Pinto/Mustang II)
Saturn
BMW
Nissan

and from the UARA days:
Volvo


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Mazda
Datsun
Elto


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biggrin.gif You forgot the killer Suzukis that are now running in the TQ's.

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dodge colt turbo charged dick pole an bill cooper

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In 1942 Buddy Shay had an upside down V8-60 !! The car ran in Denver. Jim
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Here's "the list" from Jack Fox's book The Mighty Midget from 1977 with a few later additions by yours truly.
It is hard to put the dozens of "V-8 heads on aftermarket blocks & "Chevy II" cranks" on the same level as a guy who cuts a blown-up 270 Offy in half. Chuck Schultz Winfield, Illinois

Engine Cylinders Form
Aerial 4 square
Alfa-Romeo 6 in-line
Alexander 4 in-line
Ardun 8 V
Banzi-Continental 4 in-line
Barker 4 in-line
Barnes 4 in-line
BMW 4 in-line
BMW (2 motors) 4 opposed
Braden 4 V
Brownie 4 in-line
Bugatti 4 in-line
Buick 6 V
Buick 8 V
Burmeister-Miller 8 V
Capri 6 V
Carlheim 2 V
Chevy 4 V
Chevy 4 in-line
Chevy II 4 in-line
Citroen 4 in-line
Continental 4 in-line
Continental 4 opposed
Collins-Continental 4 in-line
Corvair 6 opposed
Cosworth 4 in-line
Cosworth-Vega 4 in-line
Coventry-Climax 4 in-line
Cragar Jr.-Waukesha 4 in-line
Daimler 8 V
Datsun 4 in-line
Drake 2 V
Duesenberg 4 in-line
Duray-Miller 4 in-line
Elto 4-60 &4-75 4 opposed
Evinrude 4 opposed
Farmall 4 in-line
Ford Model A 4 in-line
Ford Model A (1/2) 2 in-line
Ford Consul 4 in-line
Ford Falcon 6 in-line
Ford Ferguson 4 in-line
Ford Fronty 4 in-line
Ford Pinto 4 in-line
Ford V-8 60 8 V
Ford TRAJO 4 in-line
Fiat 4 in-line
Fiat 6 in-line
Franklin 4 opposed
Engine Cylinders Form
Grant 4 in-line
Green 3 in-line
Hal 4 in-line
Harley-Davidson 2 V
Hartman-Jeep 4 in-line
Henderson 4 in-line
Hercules 4 in-line
Holden 6 in-line
International 4 in-line
Indian 2 V
Indian 4 in-line
JAP 2 V
Jensen-Healey 4 in-line
Johnson P-500 4 opposed
Keim-Henderson 4 in-line
Lancia 4 in-line
Lea-Francis 4 in-line
LeRoy 4 in-line
Locomobile Jr. 4 in-line
Marmon (1/2) 4 in-line
McCulloch 4 opposed
McDowell 4 in-line
McMahon 8 V
Mercury (2 cycle) 6 in-line
Mercury (2 cycle) 6 V
Miller (1/2) 4 in-line
Miller 4 in-line
Mitsibushi 4 in-line
Nash (1/2) 4 in-line
Nissan 4 in-line
Norberg 4 in-line
Offy 4 in-line
Offy (1/2) 2 in-line
Opel 4 in-line
Overland 4 in-line
Plymouth 4 in-line
Pontiac (1/2) 3 in-line
Pontiac Tempest 4 slant 4
Popp 4 in-line
Porsche 4 opposed
Porsche 6 opposed
Purdy 4 in-line
Riley 4 in-line
Rodgers 2 opposed
Rhuland 4 opposed
Salter-Miller 2 in-line
Sampson 4 in-line
Saxson 4 in-line
Sesco 4 in-line
Sesco 4 opposed
Simca 4 in-line
Simca 8 V
Sowers 4 in-line
Sowers 6 in-line
Star 4 in-line
Studebaker 6 in-line
Studebaker (1/2) 4 in-line
Subaru 4 opposed
Toyota 4 in-line
Universal Marine 4 in-line
Van Blerk 4 in-line
Vega 4 in-line
Voelker 4 in-line
Volkswagen 4 in-line
Watson 4 in-line
Wills-St.Clair 4 in-line
Willys 4 in-line
Wilson 4 in-line
Wright 4-75 (2cycle) 4 opposed
Zink 4 in-line


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I can only think of 2 yhat have been missed...An Allard, which is a 4 cylinder chevy made from a v-8 by a wonderful Gentleman from down Dallas way, Mr Walter Allard...and back in the 60's around Saint Louis there was a fella who ran a Triumph 4 cyl in his Midget......

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Canaday Sesco




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