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 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.
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. ;-)
Y-Block Ford V8 running Tim McMaster Pressurized rockers #2
Here is my 341ci Y-Block Ford running on a stand with an open valve cover
to show that pressurizing the rocker shafts will not pool large amounts of
oil in the head and flood the valve guides. This is not to show that using
the overflow tubes is a bad thing, I just want to show that pressurizing is
Y Block powered 1962 Ford Unibody LSR Best pass for Nov 2013 El Mirage
Our best pass for 2013 at El Mirage. Maybe not the best we can do but it's
been a rough year. Couldn't get parts for the new engine until just before
Speed Week (we did run 147.195 there) then the Sept. and Oct. meets were
canceled. When Nov. came around the course conditions were less than good
so you run with what you got. Truck ran great and we will post better
times next May. Cheers!
Stroking a Y-block Ford Crank
Offset grinding a Y-block Ford crank to 3.48" stroke. This crank will go in
my next project engine that will be for sale on eBay when finnished. 340
cubic inches with 350 HP expected.
Y-Block Ford V8; Getting sideways in the Yellow Brick
Here's the clip of the jun 13 '10 run of the Burns Bros. "Yellow Brick"
from inside the cab, it got a little squirly about half track but I got
back on it to finish the run at 113.8. If I hadn't lost the few seconds of
track time I think I would have made the 119 record.
Inglese Fuel Injection Fail
My Website: www.rickcperry.com
Here is a video on the installation of an Inglese stack 8 fuel injection
system. There were several MAJOR problems with this unit and here are
several things to check before installing your intake system.
Aside from mismatched intake gaskets, wrong gaskets, intake having metal
shavings inside, lack of PCV and Brake ports, and TOTAL LACK of
instructions... This is a pretty nice setup...
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 Ā ten years in the making!