270 gmc test stand run
George's spare 270 gmc running on a stand. Engine has good oil pressure, a
nice idle, and good compression. Compression was only 5 lbs different from
the high cylinder to the low cylinder. This engine hasn't been run in a
few years. Carb still needs adjustment.
World smallest V12 engine
Apparently the builder's name is Yesus Wilder and he only used three
materials to build the engine. Stainless steel, aluminum, and bronze.
All credits to him.
The Find 1956 GMC V-8 Hydramatic 4X4 Truck
Here's the whole story of finding a Title and tracking down a 1956 GMC V-8
Hydramatic 4X4 truck. From the truck I found the Title in, to the prep,
loading, transport, unloading and a tour of the truck itself. Don't forget
the out-takes at the end! They also include a couple of really nice
southern Oregon scenery shots.
Hot Rod 292 six cylinder
This engine was a collaboration between my dad and his cousin. It's a 292,
.030 over. It's been balanced. It's got JE forged pistons that puts it at
about 10.5:1 compression. It has an Engle cam with 231 @ .050 duration and
.565 lift. The head is a lump port head by Self with Ferrea 1.94/1.6
valves, K-Motion springs, Bill Smith pushrods, and Harland Sharp 1.75
roller rockers. The oil pan is a Hamburger aluminum pan, and the timing
cover is a Frank pattern finned aluminum unit, and it has a custom made ATI
Super Dampner and aluminum Fidenza flywheel. The intake manifold is a
Clifford 4 barrel, with a 2" Super Sucker and currently has a Holley 750
carb on it., This is going in a '37 Ford pickup with a Richmond 5 speed
Bobs 250 Chevy inline 6 DYNO pulls Straight six
250 Chevy, ross flat top pistons, 6" rods, balanced lower end. Built by
Heckt Power. Parts supplied by www.12bolt.com
310 HP and still climbing! Torq is @275 near the start and is maintained to
nearly the end of run.
Head has 1.94/1.6 valves, bolt in intake port lumps are used. 1.75 roller
rocker arms. The block is zero decked.
Cam has 224/230 duraration @ .050 lift and .551 lift at the valves.
Intake is a Clifford
carb is a Edelbrock 500cfm
This engine is almost at the max for this carb. Any more rpm and a 600 will
need to be used.
Y-Block powered FED at Famoso Raceway
This is me (Tim McMaster) and my Y-Block Ford powered front engine gas
dragster Elwood. It's our first time running the 1320 at Famoso Raceway
just north of Bakersfield, CA in Oct. 2010. We did fairly well for our
first time out, the car ran great and had very few problems. All this on
my spare pickup engine.
Mitch Allread: Don't Call it a Rat Rod... - /BIG MUSCLE
It packs a 400 hp diesel out of a Ford F-350, a Dana 80 rear-end, and a
look and feel that would make Max Rockatansky feel right at home. This is
Mitch Allread's custom fabricated creation and it is, without a doubt, one
of the coolest things on the road today. This is a machine that transcends
the traditional hot rod formula by breaking down borders and setting its
Whereas most hot-rods are built by custom shops utilizing parts from mail
order catalogs, Mitch took a different approach and fabricated just about
everything on his ride by hand. Calling this a rat-rod would be an insult -
a work of art however... that'd be just fine.