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  1. The Begining

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    The selling of Black Pig Too at the end of 2012, saw us taking a year “out” in 2013, this time was spent designing and planning the latest incarnation and just chilling out at selective meetings with friends. During one such “chill out” the subject of entering MSA meets with the new car was discussed. We have entered such meetings in the past, but as a very laid back person, Steve has never enjoyed participating in them. We had decided that we would enter these events but not actually race (this would allow us to still pit and display the car with The-Wild-Bunch). At this point a little voice shouted I’ll drive it, and so Sarah Howells from DASH Racing became our MSA Driver.

    The end of October saw the purchase of the Chrome Moly for the chassis, followed by the wheels and tyres at the end of November.  A shopping list of various other bits was put together and suitably sourced from the states.

    January 1st 2014 arrived, deep breathe lets get building.

    The next 12 weeks showed a frenzy of activity as the launch date was set for the Festival of Power 18th – 20th April with a test and tune needed prior to this.

     Did we make it? You bet we did.

     

  2. Black Pig Too 2014 Spec

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    BLACK PIG TOO "SLINSHOT DRAGSTER"

     Styled after the classic front engine cars of the 60’s this, the latest in a line of Black Pig cars, is a new build from the workshops of FieldCraft Fabrication . The car is campaigned within Europe’s premier nostalgia drag racing class The Wild Bunch.

     

    The chassis, designed and built at FCF, is entirely of chromolly tube with all attendant brackets etc being of the same material, this allows the car to weigh just 1185 lbs race ready. Built to the latest SFI specs the car is inspected and tagged as being legal to run 6 second passes.

    Following tradition the car runs 17” x 2 ½” wire spoked front wheels with 33” x 10 ½” racing slicks at the rear.

    The rear axle is a hugely modified 9” Ford item with the differential being replaced by a spool, effectively locking both drive axles together.

    The transmission is an aftermarket version of a General Motors 2 speed Powerglide, built specifically for drag racing it is converted to a manually selected automatic. It is also fitted with a transbrake, a device that allows both low and reverse gears to be activated at the same time thus holding the car stationary on the start line until the green light when reverse is de-selected to launch the vehicle.

    The steering utilises a light weight steering box originally fitted to Standard 8 and 10 cars of the 50’s  and is connected by drag links to the front wheels .

    The engine is nominally a Chevrolet Small Block of 383 cubic inch capacity, some 6.3 litres. This particular example is built around an aftermarket high nickel replica block, fitted with a forged crankshaft, forged H beam con rods and forged custom pistons with gapless rings. The camshaft is a custom grind with roller lifters, custom heavy duty push rods and roller rockers. The heads are aftermarket AFR aluminium items heavily worked to achieve maximum flow with 2.1” inlet valves and 1.6” exhaust. The carburettor is a Holley 950 cfm race item and the ignition is a multiple spark discharge unit with 2 stage rev limiter attached.