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.
The Valley Speed FED: fired for the first time
Tim Conder fires the Valley Speed Front Engine Dragster (FED) for the very
first time at the shop in Sonoma, CA with help from Pete Jensen, Chris
Bochoko, Rex Hutchison and friends. AUTOCULTURE was there to record the
event ten years in the making!
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. ;-)
Good Guys Grand National Car Show 2013 - Part 4: Vintage Slingshot Dragsters
This episode covers the skin-tingling roaring engines coming from the
1960's Vintage Slingshot Dragsters from Good Guys Grand Nationals in Del
Mar. These bad boys are fueled by Nitromethane (What rockets use!) so you
can imagine the power they produce. These engines rumbled through the crowd
and gave goosebumps down my arms. There's also a special treat at the end
of the video for you guys.
Be warned, this video is loud due to these roaring engines, make sure your
sound is at a bearable volume.
On-board footage of dragster crash
Blown head gasket dumps water in front of the tires causing dragster to
veer into the wall and flip, landing upside down. Thanks to the excellent
track emergency team and the strongly-built car, the driver sustained no
injuries. The car is capable of 200+ MPH and sub-7 second 1/4 mile passes.
It is powered by a turbo-charged 2.2
liter 4-cylinder GM EcoTech engine producing nearly 1600 HP.
Front Engine Dragster built in five months
In December 2009 I got the idea that it would be fun to have a FED so I
asked a few questions and read a few threads on the HAMB. After wieghing
all the advice and suggestions I bought a set of Mark Williams blue prints
and got started. With the help of a good friend or two I had a can the was
ready to race at Eagle Field in May 2010.
Drag Racer FG Muscle Car - Combining Diecast and RC
I get started on my next project, another largescale onroad car. It's an FG
Sportsline 2WD 530. This car is going to be turned into a 1970 Dodge
Challenger! In order to get the look I want, I decided to mix some diecast
in with the RC. I use a diecast supercharged V8 engine, that you can find
for anywhere between 30 and 40 dollars, to start my build with.
The diecast engine will be mounted over the front shock tower, covering up
some of the brake mechanics. I improvise the mounting of the piece, and
tell you what kind of tools I used and issues I ran into. The engine will
be looks only, the powerplant of the car will be replaced with a special,
more powerful unit during the build.
This build is going to have a ton of special features, a few of them rather
unique, and I will take you through the whole build process step by step so
if you want to, you can follow along. Make sure to subscribe to see what
the 2WD will turn into, so far I can reveal this much: it will pach a true
punch, will represent an icon of it's era, and will be unlike any RC you
have ever seen before!
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And to purchase one, or have a look at ton of diecast models, visit Tom's
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