1948 Austin A40 Dorset - Mopar Big Block Pro-Street Drag RacerCity: 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
|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.