By using just the right combination of parts, exceeding that magic 1HP to cubic inch ratio is indeed possible while still doing it with a pair of unported iron Ford Y-Block heads. The key here is in using a modern piston ring design and maximizing the compression ratio while still being able to have an engine that will run on available pump gasoline. Not to be left out are the intake, carburetor, camshaft, and cylinder head choices which are also just as important.
After submitting the EMC entry form for 2010 and then the list of competitors was published, I found that I was again on the alternate list. Continue reading “The 2010 EMC Y-Block Entry Breaks The 500HP Mark (on pump gas)!!”
The 2009 EMC competition is now history. The Y engine that was taken to the competition was the 375 inch version that was far from being a reality when September 1st rolled around. The 4” crank and 6.750” long rods from the previously wounded 4″X4″ Y engine were used in the 375 incher along with the cam and lifters. Continue reading “A Y-Block at the 2009 Engine Masters Challenge”