Writing a magazine article about Chevy people trying to irritate Ford people
Well my thing on this is real simple. Most any ford guy I know, that actually knows his stuff (yes there are idiot ford owners just like there are idiot bowtie owners) will see the benfits of building any engine. I myself also dabble with small block mopars in my buddies Cuda. They are great engines, just like the small blocks from our fords and the small blocks in the chevy crowd. Chrysler owners are the same way, they seem to be able to appreciate the fact that The big three have all made great engines, that make good power. But then we get to Chevy owners. A large portion ( I will not say all, because I've met chevy builders with lots of respect for other engines, especially the 351c) of chevy owners are hell bent on just proving how much better the 350 is than anything ever made. when you try and do a pro and con session, they procede to say that the bad points of a chevy are not that important, but say, one less bolt per cyl in the head means that fords are complete crap. This is the ignorant attitude I've come to expect from Chevy owners.
A good example is one guy I met out in the desert. He had a 72 Chevy halfton that was set up for pre-running similar to what I do in my f-350. It had a nice stance and a well built cage, so I commented on the fact that he had a nice truck. His responce was "better than that old Ford ya have there," Well lemme tell ya somethin. this chevy just so happened to have a Ford 9'' axle and even the Twin I-Beams from a ford grafted underneath!!! So I asked him If fords were so bad, how come hes relying on Ford suspension for his truck? His reply was "Its just a suspension Im using, no particular reason" I left after that, this guy was so full of himself it wasnt even funny.
So anytime A bowtie guy says fords are poorly made pieces of crap, Just ask him how many Mustangs he's seen with 10 bolt chevy rear ends underneath. If he catches the sarcasm, listen for an odd responce, but chances are it'll go right over his head.
Those that say it cant be done should say so quietly, so as not to disturb those who are doing it.