Posts Tagged ‘drag’

Cover Car: Ray Fairfull’s 7sec Ford EL Falcon


14 Mar

Check out a few samples from our photo shoot on Ray Fairfull’s Ford EL Falcon Pro Stock drag car. We shot this beast for Extreme Street at it appeared on the cover of issue 139, which is on sale now. Ray’s Falcon is the fastest Ford SOHC inline six in the world at the moment.

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Ray Fairfull's 7sec Ford EL Falcon

Ray Fairfull's 7sec Ford EL Falcon     Ray Fairfull's 7sec Ford EL Falcon

Sneak Peek: Kit Hunter’s Holden VL Calais Drag Car


04 Nov

A sneak peek at our photo shoot on Kit Hunter’s amazing VL Calais drag car, shot for Street Commodores. This car has been in the scene for decades and keen punters will know some of its history. Be sure to read all about it in an upcoming issue of Street Commodores.

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Kit Hunter's Holden VL Calais

Cover Car: ‘NITTO II’ Nissan R32 GTR for Zoom Magazine


03 Jul

Our photo shoot on the insane ‘NITTO II’ Nissan R32 GTR made the front cover of the new issue of Zoom magazine! This monster runs in the 7sec ET zone and currently holds the world record in its radial tyre class. Be sure to read all about it in issue 213 of Zoom, on sale this month.

Zoom Magazine - Issue 212

Drag FAIL!: Rod Hadfield Almost Hits Starting Official in 1985


08 Apr

We found this on BangShift.com today and just had to show you.

The news piece reports that this video from the 1985 Nationals at Heathcote Park Raceway shows Rod Hadfield losing control of his ’32 Ford during a burnout on the start line, narrowly missing the starting official in the process.

We watched it a couple of times and couldn’t clearly hear his name mentioned, but we trust their judgement. Eitherway it’s a classic trip down memory lane and the official’s short-shorts are still representative of Heathcote’s safety policies even today! We kid.

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Commodore fans: RHS LSx Race Block for BIG HP!


21 Mar

There’s a definite benefit to a country with 300-odd million people: there’s always plenty of money getting around that allows for decent product development. This is one of the reasons why we see so much excellent aftermarket product coming from the US of A.

We stumbled across this gem of a news piece on BangShift.com the other day. RHS have just released a new extreme duty LS alloy block for the racer in all of us. From the impressive specs that they rattle off in their press release (below), it could be lightweight competition for the GMPP LSX block. As Bangshift states, it boasts “a raised cam centerline, priority main oiling due to redesigned oil galleys, standard and tall deck options, and a thicker deck surface”. Sweet!

RHS Press Release:

GM LS engines have truly set a new standard for V8 performance and durability. However, there are  limitations  for  the  aftermarket  shopper  when  it  comes  to  finding  a  high  performance replacement for the factory block. Aware of this dilemma, the research and development team at RHS® went to work designing and testing several different versions of GM LS engine blocks until they found the optimal solution for performance engine builders and racing enthusiasts. 

The LS Race Block is designed for added clearance and mass customization. Available in both standard  (9.240”)  and  tall  (9.750”)  deck  heights  with  an  extra-thick  deck  surface  (.750”),  this RHS®  block  features  a  raised  cam  centerline  and  priority  main  oiling  via  an  oil  galley  that  is shifted outboard to allow rod clearance for a much larger stroke (4.600”) while also minimizing windage in the crankcase. Using computer-aided design, the cylinder walls are Siamese cast with press-in spun cast iron liners. Cylinder liners are available in both standard deck (5.67”/5.87” – same as the LS7) and tall deck (5.94”/6.38”) lengths. Also featured is a 6-bolt head design with a full water jacket around each cylinder (based on the LS7 design).

For  quality  control  assurance,  RHS®  performs  a CT  scan  on  each  block  (similar  to  a  medical CAT  scan)  to  maintain  maximum  casting  precision  and  consistency.  Combine  all  of  these features with a superior finish quality, thanks to the RHS® patented Clean Cast Technology™, ultra-precise computer aided design and extra surface material to allow custom machining, and you’ve got a GM block that sets a new benchmark for LS horsepower, torque and durability.