'71 Maverick 351w idle
Fresh engine build. Bored .040" over, GT40 heads, Comp XE268H cam,
(268/280, .510/.512) Holley double pumper, 2500 stall on a kitted C4 trans.
Long tube headers, 2.5" pipes, Summit mufflers and just enough stereo to
drown them out.
Car has power 4 disc brakes, power steering, air conditioning and is daily
1972 Ford Maverick idle, walk-around, and rev
This is my brother's latest project while his truck (which you can see in
my other videos) is temporarily out of commission. It's a '72 Maverick with
a recently rebuilt 351 windsor and a T5 tranny out of a fox body Mustang. It's the motor that used to
be in his truck before he put the 427 clevor in it. There's all sorts of
other little things that have been done to it too, so just ask if you want
to know anything specific.
Driving the 1971 Ford Maverick From Fast Five
Here in the United States the Ford Maverick is remembered, if it's
remembered at all, as the car that replaced Ford's original compact, the
Falcon, back in 1970.
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FOR SALE: G Body Oldsmobile Wagon Cutlass Turbo Grand Natio
FOR SALE: G Body Oldsmobile Wagon Cutlass turbo Grand National Power!
Have you ever dreamt of embarrassing every Ferrari, Lamborghini, Ford
Lightning, or "boy racer" in his Camaro or Mustang on your way to the grocery
store with the windows up and A/C on?
You are looking at the ultimate "Sleeper" that started life as an all
original rust free, 67,000 mile 6 cylinder Oldsmobile Custom Cutlass Wagon.
Please take the time to view all of the included pictures. The floors and
frame are in remarkable condition!
The car is a one off creation by a retired engineer and life long hot
rodder/ car builder who just happens to have a thing for "G Body" wagons!
No, it is not his first, but it is the fastest one he has created and at
the same time, it is the most docile in traffic. It is powered by a 1986
Buick Regal Grand National turbo V6.
The engine was professionally rebuilt, balanced, and blue printed by Weber
Racing of Ohio with NO EXPENSE SPARED!
Highlights of the engine rebuild:
Billet main Caps (center 3)
Forged Pistons (.020 over)
Balanced Stock Crank and rods
Block was line bored and decked
Com Roller Cam .212/.210
Heads resurfaced .005 and gasket matched on intake and Exhaust ports
New fuel tank with Walbar 340 in-tank fuel pump.
-6 Aeroquip AN braided feed and return lines
60 lb flow-matched injectors
RAZOR methanol injection
New (250 miles) 6265 Billet Precision ball bearing turbo Charger
Internal Waste Gate with 3 ½ inch down pipe into a 4 inch Exhaust
Front mounted Kenny Bell Big Boy Intercooler
Power Logger for recording engine data
The "BUILT" Grand National Engine is mated to a highly modified TH400
Transmission specifically built for this application. It features an Edge
Racing 2800 Stall Converter and dual Transmission coolers. One is fan
cooled. The other is mounted behind the bumper with a custom one-off inlet
and grill fabricated just for this car. The transmission NEVER runs above
170 degrees. Most of the time it runs at 160 degrees or lower. The floor
mounted B&M Ratchet Shifter will have you thinking its 1970 all over again!
The rear axle is a rebuilt Grand National posi unit with 3.42:1 gears.
The upper rear control arms are H&R adjustables while the lowers are stock
units that have been boxed in.
It rides on M/T drag radials.
Behind the wheel you are treated to a custom Auto Meter gauge package that
... and More!
The car has been driven 2,500 miles since completion to dial everything in.
It goes LIKE HELL and handles surprisingly well. The wagon received a
base coat/ clear coat re-spray during the build. It is so tame in traffic
that it is truly a car you could live with every day.
How fast is it? Two runs down the ¼ mile at Palm Beach Raceway (Moroso)
of 11.4 and 11.3 seconds respectfully. Both runs were "easy starts" by
pulling away from the line.
The car is running the stock Grand National computer that is at it limits.
If the new owner wants to break into the 10's a "FAST SYSTEM" computer
upgrade will allow for 100lb injectors to be used.
Call 772-285-1460 for more information
DRW / Buick V6 Alky v3.2 20L video test
My first in-car video. Preliminary tuneup with a new combination. First
video since the change to the Borg Warner Airwerks S510/91mm turbo. Still chipping away at the initial spooling
problem. Slowly, but surely making progress, though.
Have you had your daily trip down the track yet? Kick back and get out your
National Dragster or favorite go fast parts catalog. You'll be sitting in
the staging lanes for a little bit.
Shortcuts: go to 6:30 minutes, or 7:02 minutes.
Barona Drag Strip!