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.
John Calvert's Fairlane on the street
Took the Fairlane out for a Sunday cruise and hit up the local car show. It
has a 427cu dual quad high riser FE with 15:1 compression. The car runs in
NHRA A/S Stock Eliminator and has a best ET of 9.80. Enjoy!
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. ;-)
Eaton Balancing Y Block Ford 2010 Engine Masters Challenge
Teds Mighty Y Block Ford engine surprises many with 524hp, 477 ft pounds of
torque at the Popular Hot Rodding Engine Masters Challenge 2010. Teds
competition varied from simple carbed v8s to wild high dollar EFI, dual
spark plug, no expense spared engines with custom induction & ignitions.
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
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.