Maverick Racing Super Gas Race Car


1970 Ford Maverick. 10 point steel cage, aluminium interior panels, fibreglass front end and deck lid.
Four link rear suspension (by Hauser Race Cars), 9" Ford rear axle with Strange spool and shafts. 5.13:1 Richmond gears.
A-arm front suspension with Pinto rack, Koni shocks, AP calipers.
Cragar wheels (14 x 15 rear, 3.5 x 15 front). Goodyear tires.
Autometer gauges. Maverick Racing Temperature Monitoring system.
B&M Pro Ratchet shifter. Shif-noid electric solenoid.
2700lbs startline weight.

355 cu in Small Block Chevrolet block. 4 bolt mains (Oliver caps). Block filled with Moroso block filler.
Chevrolet steel crankshaft.
Crower Sportsman con-rods.
Ross 13.5:1 forged drag race pistons.
Dart 220 Race aluminium cylinder heads. Fully ported.
Dart / Wilson intake manifold. Port matched to heads.
Dart stainless steel valves. Jesel shaft rockers, Crower Vasco-jet valvesprings.
Crower pushrods, retainers, locks.
Crower custom grind roller camshaft and offset roller lifters.
Cloyes tru-roller timing chain.
TCI Rattler damper. TCI SFI flexplate.
Milodon drag race wet sump oil pan. Peterson external wet sump oil pump. Canton accu-sump.
Rons Racing Products Flying Toilet injection system. Port injected.
Methanol fuel.

All the machine work on this engine and the extensive cylinder head development work was carried out at Performance Unlimited who are, without a doubt, the best V8 engine development company in the UK. The cylinder heads we have flow over 300cfm air at 0.650" lift and 28" water and have a port volume of 217cc. They are very highly recommended.
This engine has yet to be run on a dyno. Figures will be published here when completed.

GM Turbo-400 transmission, built by Rogers Automotive, Virginia. Full manual, reverse pattern valve body with trans-brake.
Coan 10" converter.
TCI trans cooler.

The car has not yet run with the engine specified above. With a previous engine (510bhp) it ran:
9.64secs @ 143mph