Driving Blown 454 32 Ford Coupe Hotrod
Driving home from a cruise in. 1932 Ford 3 Window Fiberglass Coupe. Bored
.030 454 Chevy. Yeah I know, a Chevy in a Ford just ain't right but I love
big block Chevies but also love the look of an old Ford. It has a Ford 9"
with spool which I want to switch out to a posi unit this winter, 4 wheel
disc brakes, rack & pinon steering, 4 bar with coil over suspension,
Edelbrock carbs, GMC 671 blower with Weiand drive and a turbo 400 trans. It's always driven and never
trailered. It even has a trailer hitch on the back. Lots of road chips and
nicks but it was bought to be enjoyed and driven, it even has air
conditioning and a CD player for added creature comforts.
Was a lifelong dream to own one just like the models I used to build when I
was a wee lad but never in my wildest dreams ever thought I'd actually own
one. At 57 I still can't help but have a big grin while cruising down the
road, especially when pulling up beside some young fella in one of the
newer imports at a redlight. Can almost hear them thinking when seeing all
motor setting beside them... Holy Sh%$ ....... They can sure get gobs of
HP and great 1/4 mile times from new technology but it's hard to beat
ground pounding old school horsepower that rattles the
windows when idling thru town.
Tony and Gillian Argentino - The Hitman - blown alcohol Chev
Tony and Gillian Argentino's 1936 Chev drag racer is known as "The Hitman",
and is a theme car that represents history from America, which now resides
in Perth, Western Australia. With its curvy shapes and vivacious body, the
car represents beauty, charm and character, all whilst the tough
supercharged and injected alcohol burning engine provides power for the
Recent testing of the car got Tony familiar with all of the levers and
buttons, and the crew kept the car working good enough through two
successive race days and acquired several personal best times along the
way. When testing a car of this caliber, power and driver need to
familiarize and adjust, and the team was exceptional in achieving what they
have in just three outings.
Hitman Racing is also heavily involved off the track where Gillian takes
care of marketing the car. She has been involved with the establishment of
Supercharged Outlaws in Western Australia, and more info and merchandise is
available from http://www.superchargedoutlawswa.com.au
Tony has been racing on and off since he was 17 (23 years) starting in
street, then modified until Outlaws started in WA and is best known for
their previous car, a 1934 Ford 3 window coupe altered. This Hitman car was
purchased from Terry Hall of Terry Hall Race Car Bodies in Vermont USA. It
was running Pro-Mod and the Super Chevy series and has a best time of 6.30
@ 220mph. The Argentino's purchased the car as a roller, and are using the
engine and gearbox from their old '34. The car is a 1936 Chevy Master
(carbon fibre), it has a chrome-moly chassis, 442 cubic inch Chevy (iron
block) and the engine is built and maintained by Tony. Induction comes from
a 14-71 Littlefield hi-helix retro Supercharger, it has an FTC converter and 2-speed
Powerglide, and the rear end is a Mark Williams modular rear with Strange
Ultracase 4.56 gears and 40 spline axles.
Tony and Gillian would like to thank all of the crew for their help,
Kwinana Performance for parts and the hands on effort of the Boss and staff
who also double as Crew. Graham, Jan and Neil from Southside Engine Centre,
FTC Race Converters for looking after the converter and gearbox, Spud at
DJW Engineering for making all the nice mods to get the running gear to fit
and making nifty things as needed. Fuchs Oils for supplying the oils and
race fuel, Genie Exhaust, and The
Moving Man Removals.
70 Double Blown GTO
My 1970 GTO with two blowers. It's 474ci Pontiac engine with a 8-71 blower
on top of a 6-71 blower. This is from the last day of being double blown.
I'm going to one single 8-71 blower and going racing. The front clip was
removed to make it easier to work on. The reason for the double blowers was
not as a power enhancement like many ASSume. I stacked the blowers to have
a car that stood out in the crowd. Most Pro Street cars were starting to
blend together. If you seen one, you had seen them all. That wasn't the
case with this GTO. Al someone had to say was "The double blower GTO" and
people knew which car. I was told it couldn't be done, so I attempted it
and it worked. It stayed that way for almost 2 years. I knew a twin turbo setup would make more HP. I knew I could
have run a 14-71 blower and made more power. That wasn't the point. I
wanted to be different than the other cars in the parking lot, I did that
now it's time to ove on. For all those people who don't understand why,
I'm not going to try and explain it to you anymore. Get over it. I didn't
expect EVERYONE to love it. But you won't forget it.
1000+ HORSEPOWER * Pro Street Blown 31 Ford Model A "COUPEZILLA" Hot Ratrod, OPEN HEADERS video #2
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5-window Coupe all steel, tube chassis, Corvette 4-link, Big Block Chevy
built for the Awesome 8.71 blower. 6' dropped axle with Coil Overs front
and rear. 30x19 dual-pass aluminum radiator in rear. Coupe is still a work
in progress. Don't have the grille brackets made yet, that is why NO
grille. Still have to wire it. It can be driven right now. Since this vid
it has been tagged "C-ZILLA" (COUPEZILLA) and is on the Street.
Thanks....."LETS LIGHT THIS CANDLE"!
Blown Chevelle Through the Gears
Just going for a little dig in a friends blown 1972 Chevelle.
I've opened an online store where you can get 540Merlin T-shirts and other
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