1948 Austin A40 Dorset - Mopar Big Block Pro Street Drag Racer

1948 Austin A40 Dorset - Mopar Big Block Pro-Street Drag Racer

City: West Linn, OR
Model: 1948 Austin A40 Dorset
Engine: Mopar big block (520cid) V8
Conversion performed by: Owner.

Engine: 520 cubic inch big block Mopar with 904 cast heads that have been professionally ported and polished with oversize valves. Aries 12.5 to 1 pistons, Crane roller cam (gear driven), Indy oil pump with 8 quart oil pan, Crane gold roller rockers, and aluminum valve covers.
Exhaust: custom made headers.
Transmission: 727 Torqflite professionally built with Art Carr parts, transbrake and reverse valve body. B&M pro stick shifter. The torque converter is a TCI with a 4500 RPM stall speed.
Chassis: custom mild steel tube chassis with full roll cage, NHRA certified in 1999.
Front End: Ford Mustang II, with disc brakes.
Rear Axle: 9 inch Ford, narrowed and mounted in a custom 3-link suspension with ladder bars. 4.56:1 gears, with a spool and 33-spline Summer's Brothers axle shafts. Drum brakes.
Wheels: American Torq Thrust (front) and custom 10 inch wide steel wheels (rear).
Body: all steel - no fiberglass! - two door, with the front end bolted together and made into a tilt front end. All window glass (except the door windows) has been replaced with Lexan. The hood has been cut for either an Enderle injection system or an Enderle injector-type scoop.
Electrical: The tach, shift light and gauges are all by Autometer. The switch panel is a Painless, mounted on the roll cage above the windshield.
Other: 12 gallon JAZ fuel cell.

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custom headers for big block mopar

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autometer gauges, B&M shifter

Painless wiring kit

full roll cage

Pro Street racing seats

12 gallon JAZ fuel cell

Ford 9 inch rear end

3-link rear suspension with Panhard bar and ladder bars

hood cut for Enderle injector scoop

tilt front Austin 2-door

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