Jim Plimpton's ProCharger supercharged 572ci Ford-powered '88 Thunderbird on the Dyno at the 2009 Car Craft Nationals. He won the Dyno challenge by putting out 1,424 horsepower to the wheels, and that was with mechanical problems.
Y-Block powered FED at Famoso Raceway
This is me (Tim McMaster) and my Y-Block Ford powered front engine gas dragster Elwood. It's our first time running the 1320 at Famoso Raceway just north of Bakersfield, CA in Oct. 2010. We did fairly well for our first time out, the car ran great and had very few problems. All this on my spare pickup engine.
The Sound of 1424HP
Car Craft Nationals 2009. July 17th,18th,19th. St. Paul, MN
Ford Thunderbird, All-Aluminum 572, F3 Pro-Charger. The car actually makes over 1700HP to the wheels but the day before the owner discovered one(of two) blow-off valves was cracked at the based where it was welded to the piping. They fixed it right quick by placing the Car Craft license plate givin' to them from entering in the show and wrapped a slab of thick rubber around the license plate and tied it all down with 3 hose clamps. This car won the Mobil 1 Dyno Challenge for the weekend with this pull.
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1988 Thunderbird Turbocoupe 2
This is a follow up video to my first video. Since that video weve installed the clutch master cylinder and slave cylinder so it finally moves. This is the first time its moved in awhile. The head gasket is blown.