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Steve Webb’s 8 Second Turbo Mustang.

Tuesday, September 7th, 2010

We have been working with Steve Webb for a while. We first did a small roller cam for his Naturally Aspirated 347 Ford that eventually went 10 teens at 128MPH.  When Steve decited to switch to a turbo combination, he called Competition Components.  Scott Brown spec’d the Ross pistons to fit the new Dart Block, as well as the cam and other valvetrain items. It’s first weekend out, Steve’s new combo went  9.40’s at 145 on  pump gas with only 7 PSI of boost. For the NMRA Race in Columbus this past weekend, Steve decided to step on it a bit and run some VP Fuels C-12 in it and give it some more boost. First pass off the trailer, he was rewarded with an 8.90 @ 157 with 14psi Boost. Steve kept leaning it out over the weekend, and by the time the weekend was over, he had run an 8.70 at over 159MPH. Congrats Steve! Keep in mind, this was only the second weekend out with the car at only 14psi. Lots more to come! If you get a chance, you should check out Steve’s Website here.

Here’s is a rundown of Steve’s set up:

  • Engine: SBF 364
  • Heads: AFR 205’s
  • Camshaft: Custom Scott Brown (Competition Components) Solid Roller Grind
  • Pistons: Custom Ross by Scott Brown
  • Rods: Scat
  • Crank: Scat
  • Intake: Edelbrock EFI Super Victor
  • Turbo System: Custom 88mm Supernatural Turbo
  • Transmission: Hutch Built TH400
  • EFI: Big Stuff 3
  • Weight with driver 3025 lbs.

Steve Would like to thank Reid and Matt at Supernatural Turbo,  Hutch at Hutch’s Transmisssion,  and Jim Monson.

Tony Russo’s Big Block Dart

Wednesday, June 17th, 2009

Tony Russo’s Dart is kind of plain. Sleeper isn’t really the word. Maybe subdued is. It’s most definitely clean. The attention to detail is great too. It’s just not flashy. Tony likes to make his statement at the track. This car has evolved over the years from a 440 powered bracket car to a nitrous assisted stormer. He is still hard at work making improvements, we wonder what he has in store….

The Engine:
499 CID = 4.375 bore x 4.150 stroke
9375 box stock dominator
Indy Intake ported by Competition Components
Nitrous system, Edelbrock and Nos components, installed by Tony Russo
Heads 440-1’s ported by Competition Components
Scott Brown roller cam
T & D Rockers
Smith Bros pushrods
Pistons Ross flattops
Rods GRP alum
Crank Callies
Oil pan, home made Tony Russo
Milodon single line, fixed pickup
2″ ProParts headers
4″ Exh, Hooker Aero Max mufflers
The Car:
1973 Dodge Dart
Front suspension – Stock, 318 T bars
Front shocks AFCO
S & W Roll cage
2 X 2 Box frame connectors
S & W ladder bar kit
Rear shocks Strange
Trans Rossler Turbo 400 ATI 10″ blown/fuel converter
S & W 9″ Rear, Strange center and axles 3.70 gears
Race weight with driver 3.550
Currently registered and inspected and street driven in NY
Best pass to date has been 8.43 @ 160
60″ 1.24
660 5.30 @ 130

Congrats Jim Monson – NMRA Milan Outlaw 10.5 Runner up!

Tuesday, June 16th, 2009

Jim posted new bests this past weekend at the NMRA Milan race, including a 7.18 at over 196

Jim’s 400 inch motor sports a variety of custom parts from Competition Components including Billet Aluminum rods, and Ross Pistons.  The key to the power comes from a 106 MM turbo from SupernaturalTurbo providing the manifold pressure. We’ll do an upcoming feature on this home built killer soon!

Congrats Jim!

Jim Monson – YourWayVideo

Monson final

Brian Sobczyk’s 10 second pump gas Buick street car

Sunday, May 31st, 2009

If you saw Brian Sobczykz’s Blue 72 Buick GS at Norwalk this past weekend, you probably thought it was a nice looking 12  second car. It can’t be much faster than that can it? Look at that. It has a stock radiator. Clutch fan and stock water pump. All those stock parts add up in weight. The 72 weighs in around 3900 lbs. The interior doesn’t give away the car’s performance either. Stock bucket seats and full interior. Is that a tilt steering column? Nice car, shame it’s not faster. But it is faster. A lot faster. Brian ran a string of passes between 10.62-10.65  all over 124 MPH. Wow, cool!  Rumor on the street is it’s a stroker motor with a roller cam. But it’s not. The engine is 464 CID  (4.350 bore x 3.90 stroke.) Stock cast crank. Stock rods with ARP bolts. Custom Ross Dished pistons. The heads are ported TA stage 1 units. The TA Single plane intake with a Dominator is one of the few things that give away the car’s potential. It doesn’t even sound radical. The custom 256 at .050 solid flat tappet has a little lope to it, but the X pipe and large case 3″ mufflers tone it down enough that the police barely give it a second look on the way to the local cruise night. The tailpipes running to the bumper complete the sleeper look.  A race converter from PTC custom matched to the cam and the rest of the combination, and transfers power through the TH400 Converter and 4.10 gears.

Update: All good things must come to an end. After 7 years of fun and abuse, Brian’s engine expired at Milan last night, 9/3/2009. Watch for a new combo appearing soon!

Sheldon Brewer’s pump gas 496 Powered Dart

Friday, May 29th, 2009

Sheldon Brewer’s Dart has it all. Literally! That’s why it weighs in at a hefty 3705 lbs with him in it. Things like the full exhaust with power cutouts, cd player, and other creature comforts add considerably to the Dart’s race weight.  That’s a lot more than most race cars.

But with it’s pump gas 496, it runs consistantly in the 10.40’s. That’s pretty quick for a street car! And the engine isn’t some tricked out tempramental race piece either. Sheldon’s 496 is just a well put together pump gas combo. The 496 has a 4.150 stroke 4340 Crank, 6.760 4340 H-beam rods, and a custom Ross Piston that calculates out to 10.7 to 1. Cylinder heads are ported Edelbrocks with the springs, locks and retainers swapped out to accomodate the custom flat tappet cam. The cam is 263/273 @ .050, and has pretty good street manners.  An Edelbrock Victor manifold and a Quick Fuel 1050 (4150 based) carb round out the top end. This engine dyno’d at 654HP and 653lb/ft of torque. Dyno Results here.

A quick online trip to Wallace Racing’s HP/ET calculator, show’s that Sheldon’s car should run in the high 10.38 @ 129, which is pretty close to what it actually runs, so it looks like the HP numbers from the dyno and the real world all work out.  (So much for those that say we test on a happy dyno.)

The rest of Sheldon’s driveline consists of a 9.5″ PTC converter spec’d out to match the custom camshaft, and  4.10 gears drive the Mickey Thompson DragRadials.

Dyno Test – Mike’s Pump Gas 496 HEMI

Tuesday, May 5th, 2009

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