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Wa-wa-what!?! More info ont that Falcon?

I'm curious to know about that engine. Have the heads been reversed to allow that brilliant singe turbo configuration, or is that how that engine was originally designed?
’62 Ford Falcon
Ken Thompson, 61 • Denver, NC

Vehicle weight w/driver: 2,730 pounds
Engine Type: Ford Indy Car (3.76 bore x 3.130 stroke), 278 ci
Block: vintage 1965 Ford racing block
Compression ratio: 8.3:1
Oiling: internal dry sump system (one pressure pump, two return pumps), rear-mounted holding tank, 15-17 quart capacity
Rotating assembly: custom 4340 billet steel crankshaft with Honda 1.88-inch rod bearings,
Carrillo “300M” connecting rods (536 grams),
Diamond forged pistons with 12cc dome, .927-inch cassidium-coated Chevrolet wrist pins,
steel ring packs
Cylinder heads: DOHC Ford Indy, four valves per cylinder, 82cc combustion chambers,
Inconel 1.50/1.40-inch valves, original Ford Indy valvesprings
Camshaft: Ford Indy Turbo camshafts (.415-inch lift, 0 degrees overlap), 14 straight-cut spur geardrive
Valvetrain: Ford Indy followers (ex-Offenhauser), copper O-ringed block, water and oil passages
Induction: custom aluminum plenum intake manifolds, twin ’94 5.0L throttle bodies, 65-lb/hr injectors, Aeromotive 650-gal/hr constant
electric fuel pump at 45 psi, FAST XFi controller programmed by Paul Powell, air-to-air intercooler
Power adder: single Turbonetics GTK 1000 turbocharger, 29 psi
Ignition: FAST eDIST, 36 degrees total timing (normally aspirated), 20 degrees at 20-psi boost—fuel pressure rises commensurate with rise in boost
Exhaust: “bundle of snakes” is 1¾-inch, .065-wall stainless, single 5-inch dump to the turbo,
twin 3-inch dumps for custom stainless exhaust NASCAR side-exit style, Dynomax mufflers
Redline: 9,200 rpm
Fasteners: ARP 12-point, Carr stainless connecting rod bolts Built by: Joey Carraccia, Denver, NC

Transmission: Tremec TKO-600 5-speed (rated at 620 ft-lb), C6 Ford tailshaft, 0.68:1 high gear, Falcon Sprint bellhousing, Quarter Master flywheel, pressure plate, three 7-inch discs w/floater plates, Tilton hydraulic throwout bearing
Driveshaft: custom 3-inch-diameter steel, Spicer yokes
Rear axle: Ford 9-inch with custom-made floating hubs SCCA-style, billet 4130 bearing housing, Gleason limited-slip differential, Quarter Master 31-spline internal, 35-spline external, 3.89:1 ring-and-pinion

Front suspension: custom chromemoly spindles, custom chromemoly upper and lower control arms, Aldan coilover shock absorbers with 550-lb-in springs, NASCAR style antisway bar,
cut-down w/slip-on splined ends
Rear suspension: parallel 4-link, Watts link centering device, Aldan coilovers with 325-lb-in springs, NASCAR-style adjustable antisway bar
Brakes: Alcon 13-inch discs w/6-piston calipers, front and rear; braided lines, twin Wilwood master cylinders w/balance bar

Wheels & Tires
Wheels: BBS forged racing, hub-mount, 16x12, front; 16x13, rear
Tires: BFGoodrich Trans-Am rain tires, 325/35, front; 345/45, rear
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^Have you seen one in white?
It'll make you wanna rip your eyes out and bash your skull in to get the image out of your brain.
And I own a Porsche btw.

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Is that a Karmann Ghia coupe?
Yep :)

I guess you could call it a Notchback.
It's a Type III Notchback which is not a Karmann Ghia.
I've had a Type III Fastback and a '69 Karmann Ghia they are very different vehicles.
There is a fairly rare Type 34 Karman Ghia base on the Type 3 chassis but thats not what is pictured above.

my VWKG autocrossing
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