In this 1320video, Doug Cook and his team at Motion Raceworks were on a mission to build the worlds fastest LT motor. For most people’s first time at Drag Week, you’d think a simple LS build would be in order to get your feet wet for the daunting 1,000-mile road trip. That was not the case for Doug Cook and Motion Raceworks. When asked why they went with the LT motor Doug simply responded: “We were bored with the LS stuff, so we decided we were going to try something new.”
Doug also explained that the fastest LT was the Fireball Camaro at 8.83, and they felt more confident in chasing that record than trying to beat a common platform record. However, Doug found that going down an undiscovered road can be treacherous, especially when the build was done just 2 days before Drag Week started!
After several issues with the wiring harness and cam sensor, Doug managed to push the Nova to break the record and managed to set the NEW Gen V LT record with an impressive 7.73 @ 180.21 pass! Congratulations to Doug and everyone at Motion Raceworks.
A quick rundown of our 3100 lb 1972 Nova as it sits, as it was when the record was broken. The engine is a 388 cubic inch AES Racing Engines Engine. Utilizing a stock LT1 block, stock LT4 forged crank, and a set of Carillo rods and CP pistons, topped with CID cylinder heads. Delivering power to the LT motor is a pair of out of the box journal bearing Precision Turbo 6766 CEA turbos, a very basic and cost effective option turbocharger. The power gets transferred using an FTI custom spec Torque Converter through a 1.69 low gear Powerglide. Finally the car a Fabricated Ford 9 inch with a 3.25 gear utilizing a Mickey Thompson 275 Pro Radial Tire. All of this is put to the ground using leaf springs and Caltracs. via Motion Raceworks