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.
Front Engine Dragster - Trailer
Home built Digger needs a homebuilt trailer - here's my answer to both.
Trailer uses on board air to tilt the deck as well as support the car chassis during transport. My buddies make fun of it being overbuilt - but that was all done with a purpose - I am very happy with the way it pulls!!!
338ci Y-Block Ford dragster run.
Fire up of the 338ci Y-Block that was ment for my pickup but is now the temp. dragster engine for the Oct. 9 Eagle Field meet. The 322ci Y will go back in once I get my new head gaskets. The cam is noticebly more mild since it was ment for the street. This is the same cam profile the Bing Simmers has in his '56 effie motor. ;-)
A Closer Look: 292 Ford Y-Block V8 Engine
292ci. Ford Y-Block Motor build and Dyno pull-ARP - American Racing Products, Bendtsen Transmission Adapters, Clay Smith Cams, Eastwood Company, Egge Machine Company, Fel-Pro Gaskets, John Mummerts Ford-Y-Block, Marshall Since 62, MSD Ignition, Outcast Kustoms, Powermaster Motorsports, Reds Headers, Royal Purple, Speedway Motors, TPI Specialties/Cottrell Racing Engines, Vintage Speed
NZV8TV Ep3 - Nostalgia Drags, Central Muscle Cars, Willy White, doorslammers - Part 1
Central Muscle Cars
We head back to Taupo Motorsport Park and catch up with three of the leading Central Muscle Car drivers; Paul Urqhart, Shane Wigston and series founder Steve Hildred.
New Zealand's fastest ever drag racer talks to us about the ins and outs of running a nitro funny car. With a best pass of 5.47 @ 264mph, Willy certainly isnt afraid of showing the rest of the nation how things are done.
Taylor and Taylor
Speaking of drag racing, this years Top Doorslammer Champion Ross Taylor along with son Jason run us through the details of another one of their cars. Although its another 57 Chev, its certainly not as quick as the Taylor And Taylor car we all know and love.
While down at the Nostalgia Drags we spied a car that certainly doesnt look like it should be on a drag strip; Neil Surtezs awesome rat rod. This Cadillac flathead powered machine sits its belly on the floor and lifts all four wheels off the ground, making it one serious crowd pleaser.
Each year at the Nostalgias a bunch of Aussies are bought over for the locals to go head to head against. We catch up with local drag racer Paul Pins Satler and Aussie John Fleming to watch an epic battle of nostalgia styled front engine dragsters.