Essentially all vee engines utilize a single casting for the block; what's unique about Lancia's narrow-angle V4s (and the VW engines they inspired) is that there's just one cylinder head casting as opposed to the pair you'd normally associate with a vee engine.
Bob Lembke: ...thank you passing on this delightful tale of one of the legends of motorsports. You and I were truly provledge to share the track with Toly. Maybe the first time was when he appeared on either the HP or GP grid in an Opel-GT. Wonder where is that car now!?
By 1976 we were all getting pretty racy in the HP Bugeye cars...and Toly graduated to the Morgan. I was totally unaware of the man's heritage...and admired his choice or 'unusual' machines. So, Ponca City and I found myself (amazingly) running behind the Morgan by about 2". We passed start/finish. quik left and then uphill...1-2" apart. Then the Morgan stops..not 'dead stop' but surely enough to plant the Bugeye bonnet into the Morgan's butt end.
End of event for me.
After the race, my crew and others wanted to know why I 'rammed the Morgan'. In the echelon of the time, the Morgan stood tall and the Bugeye only a few clicks above the Opel-GT!!
In the courtesy of the time, Toly appeared and apologized...apparently the fuel pump was flooding the carb on the Morgan and Toly was switching it on and off...in the middle of the turn, in the trees that lined Ponca City.
The guy is amazing...and it's a regret to have moved away from T-Town and not be able to enjoy Hallett...one direction or the other!! The Story of Hallett is quite amazing...but then, what would one expect from Toly Arutunoff. What a great guy... ed forrest