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Offline Calkins

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Ford Y Block?
« on: October 11, 2017, 02:43:54 PM »
Is anyone currently running a Ford Y Block in a FED?  I am gathering bits to build a "legal" late '50's/early '60's style digger with carbed or injected gas 292, C4, and a 9".  I really like the late '50's Dragmaster Mark VI, which were 96", but I may build a traditional Woodie style car in the 140" area instead.

Before I get yelled at for wanting a short car, here me out.  I spend my time at "traditional" shows.  Vintage Torque Fest, Meltdown Drags, Fallout Drags, HAMB Drags, Back To The '50's, Eagle Field, TORG, etc.  I have no need to set the world on fire.  I am happy with foot braking to a 10.90.  It won't have more than 500hp, ever.  Heck, 350hp is probably about all it will see.  This car will be based around the C/GD class ran at Eagle Field.  Tim McMaster, The Y Block Guy, has a very similar setup.
Justin Calkins - Iowa Falls, Iowa

Offline Paul New

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Re: Ford Y Block?
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2017, 02:55:11 PM »
There are a few Y block cars out! And yes I would build a short car also for what you t looking to do

Offline JFC100

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Re: Ford Y Block?
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2017, 11:49:32 AM »
This will make a great period car. There are several Y-block enthuiasts in the Midwest.