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.
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
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.
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Sehr Performance Machine / Randy's 292 Ford
Randy brought his 292s to us for a build. The first one had cracks in the
block and both heads. Block number two was a winner and gave us a good
place to start. After getting things all cleaned up and crack checked we
began bringing together his good parts and ordering what we needed to get
it where Randy wanted it to end up.
Scott had to do some modifications to bring this little Y block up to date.
A lot of the things that are normally available for current production
engines were never made for 292's and 312's so you either accept that as a
fact or adapt. We chose to adapt. Oil system mods were the first order of
business because the Y blocks had issues with poor oiling and we wanted it
to last. Scott also did a substantial amount of work in the heads and
intake to wake it up. About the last thing on board was a new MSD
ignition. Randy's original equipment was just too far down the road to
make it worthwhile to make it work.
Randy has said that he will probably never use all the torque and horsepower that is available
but it's good to know that it's there should he decide to set it free and
have some fun.
Strange Bird 62 Ford falcon Gasser by Chuckles Garage Shakedown #2
This Is the Chuckles Garage "Strange Bird" 1962 Ford Falcon Futura A/GS
The car is powered by a Littlefield Supercharged 401 Buick Nailhead that
was originally in a 1960's drag boat. The motor sports a custom blower
manifold made here at the shop, custom pistons, custom rods, wild Comp cam,
Comp lifters, custom valve springs, custom hi-flow valves, mild port work,
custom pushrods, custom headers made in-house,vintage Weiand valve covers,
dual Buick Wildcat Rochester 4 Jets that were modified for use with the
blower with custom non-progressive linkage, Nicson front cover/engine
mount, custom motor plate, custom oil pan, and its backed by a built switch
pitch ST400 transmission that has TH400 internals, custom Art Carr
convertor, and a Coan Racing transbrake . Front suspension is a Speedway
straight axle kit with custom made two position shackles, and custom
panhard bar. Rear suspension is stock leaf springs with custom 66" long
heavy wall ladder bars. Rear axle is a Lincoln Versailles unit with 3.89
gears and a Richmond Spool. Tires are Hurst Racing Super Cushions in the
front, and Hurst 30x10 Piecrust slicks in the back. Wheels are Vintage
American Racing Magnesium spindle mounts up front (no front brakes) and
vintage Shelby Cal 500's out back. Seats are set back almost to the rear
seat. Gauges are a Sun Super tach, and vintage Stewart Warner oil, temp,
amp. This is a period exhibition car, so it will not conform to current
NHRA spec. The car is being built to the 1965 NHRA rule book. It has the
maximum crank center height of 25", and near the maximum amount of engine
set back as well. Maximum setback was determined by the wheelbase. You are
allowed 10% of the wheelbase measured from the axle centerline to the first
sparkplug hole. This engine is set back 10" The car sports a full .120 wall
frame that will be tied in to the .120 wall roll cage. It's very sturdy.
All work on the Strange bird is being done at Chuckles Garage.