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Dragster Engine

Post by liqu » Tue Nov 20, 2018 4:13 pm

I posted this before, however a lot more work done, take a look
http://forums.y-blocksforever.com/Topic136059.aspx

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Re: Dragster Engine

Post by Casper393W » Tue Nov 20, 2018 5:41 pm

This is crazy..... But so awesome!! Talk about turning some heads at the track!

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Re: Dragster Engine

Post by liqu » Tue Nov 20, 2018 6:42 pm

Wait till I get to the intake manifold, it's made of Lexan with a 4 port Hilborn (short)

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Re: Dragster Engine

Post by wjnielsen » Tue Nov 20, 2018 7:23 pm

I was gonna, talk smack about the unsuitability of the Y-block for performance endeavors, but realized I just rode my hot rodded Harley and don't have any high ground here...

All joking aside, getting popcorn and waiting for pics of the intake; love this 'outside the box' stuff!
seduce the attractive... charm the rest

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Re: Dragster Engine

Post by liqu » Tue Nov 20, 2018 8:04 pm

I only work on this Saturdays, it's a lot of drama building and installing this into my car, I just got tired of the run of the mill engines, how many big or small block chevrolets can you look at? I know I'm trying to push a rope uphill, but I'm swinging the bat. I could have built maybe 10 sbc or bbc for the effort that this is.

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Re: Dragster Engine

Post by Casper393W » Tue Nov 20, 2018 8:50 pm

I fully commend you for your efforts!! Thinking out of the box... Is something that doesn't happen that often anymore.. my dream has always been... To build a 427 SOHC powered FED!

Are you going Dyno the engine once done?

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Re: Dragster Engine

Post by liqu » Tue Nov 20, 2018 8:59 pm

Yes, It needs to make 525 ish HP, (hope more), All is setup for 8,000 through the lights (cam, valve train and converter)

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Re: Dragster Engine

Post by engineguyBill » Tue Nov 20, 2018 9:42 pm

Reminds me of Bruce Crower. He retired several years ago and has a bunch of machinery and tools at his home garage. Decided that he wanted to build a race car, but he didn't want to compete with his customers at the cam shop. So he located a 1932 Nash and built a car to run at Bonneville, utilizing the Nash straight eight block and heads. Just about everything else in the engine was hand-built and the car set several records at B'ville.
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Re: Dragster Engine

Post by rickseeman » Wed Nov 21, 2018 2:28 pm

Casper393W wrote:
Tue Nov 20, 2018 8:50 pm
I fully commend you for your efforts!! Thinking out of the box... Is something that doesn't happen that often anymore.. my dream has always been... To build a 427 SOHC powered FED!
It's not too late

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Re: Dragster Engine

Post by Casper393W » Wed Nov 21, 2018 8:22 pm

One idea I have been toying with... I wish I could find someone who has a set of 427 SOHC valve covers... If you see my thread on here about building the new Ford 6.2 SOHC... I would love to see if I could adapt a set of Cammer covers to fit the new engine and Fab up a new timing cover to create my new modern day version of my dream engine and drop it in a FED... If something happened to it I wouldn't feel bad in killing a near extinct engine!

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Re: Dragster Engine

Post by 408swinger » Wed Nov 21, 2018 10:32 pm

Casper393W wrote:
Wed Nov 21, 2018 8:22 pm
One idea I have been toying with... I wish I could find someone who has a set of 427 SOHC valve covers... If you see my thread on here about building the new Ford 6.2 SOHC... I would love to see if I could adapt a set of Cammer covers to fit the new engine and Fab up a new timing cover to create my new modern day version of my dream engine and drop it in a FED... If something happened to it I wouldn't feel bad in killing a near extinct engine!
Get ahold of Jim Green in Seattle.
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Re: Dragster Engine

Post by steve316 » Sat Nov 24, 2018 8:45 am

I run a sbc and I think what you are doing will help you with what ever engine you take on to build. Any one off engine takes custom one of kind pieces.what I am trying to say is you're doing a great job. =D>

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Re: Dragster Engine

Post by liqu » Sat Nov 24, 2018 12:40 pm

Thanks Steve, I work on this every Saturday and I post what I did that day on the website, there are almost no bolt on parts I can use, I have to make everything, SFI parts are hard, I used a SBC damper and will use a SBC flexplate with an adapter, I am running a powerglide, just to fit it is a hard job.

Thanks Cliff

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Re: Dragster Engine

Post by liqu » Fri Nov 30, 2018 11:46 pm

More stuff added

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Re: Dragster Engine

Post by cjperformance » Sat Dec 01, 2018 1:12 am

Fantastic =D>
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