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.
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.
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. ;-)
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!
Unique Blown Alcohol 440 Big Block Chrysler Wedge
Matsuda Racing's Nostalgia front engine dragster powered by a 0.030" over
440 Chrysler wedge. Chassis built by Bobby Matsuda Race Cars. Engine
built by George Matsuda. Keith Black forged pistons. Ohio Crankshaft
H-Beam rods. Eagle 4340 crank. Mopar Performance "Purple Shaft" cam.
Mated to a Mike's Monsterglide (1.82 1st gear) and a Strange 9" with 4.33
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.
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.