You missed the point, I am very versed on electronically controlled vehicles, my point is be well-rounded, you dont have to pick just one style of vehicle and ignore the rest.
Matter of fact, by applying new technology to old, the old has a funny way of getting better too
Read some Smokey Yunick stuff and then look at modern motors, not far off, matter of fact, no doubt the new stuff is better and more efficient, but the old guys knew the same issues back then.
To be so narrow minded that you think people only entertain one type of engine design and engine management because they have an older ride can be a bit disturbing
I would say that there are plenty of FEs, and 460's out there using cutting edge combustion chamber designs, port designs, camshaft designs, valvespring technology and if you look close you might find the guys with the big 385s and FEs using close tolerances, low windage, and modern coatings and chamber shaping that is more advanced than an off the showroom floor mod motor.
I do dig anything that can run well and stay together, including mod motors, so dont get me wrong. matter of fact, the newest Chevy design is light years ahead of any Ford offering for airflow and compact design
I know you dont ignore the past, you seem to enjoy past and present, and are a nice guy, but generalizing someone's knowledge might get you very surprised.
Some of us have run 10 injectored twin turbo V-6s (think about that one), modified sensors to do what want them to do in modern vehicles and regularly evolve our daily drivers without having to say that "we need to come forward to the modern times"
3 of my daily drivers are 2007's, one is turbo'd, one supercharged and all have some modifications to meet my needs
I dont mean to sound like tough guy, but when you open the door to a "new to you" FE availability by posting, then turn around and infer that its somehow not worthy of your time, you need to expect to possibly offend those willing to share some knowledge with you
Nuff said from me anyway
certainly no hard feelings just stating what set me off LOL