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Old 08-24-2010, 11:56 PM   #21
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Default Re: Y-Block Fords get some air time. I'm gonna be on TV!

That run up at El Mirage..."Yellow Brick Road"...made that 'Y' block scream and gave the Chevy guys the jitters. Love the Yellow Brick!
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Old 08-25-2010, 12:04 AM   #22
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Man thats wicked! That Y-block sounds GOOD!
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Old 08-25-2010, 12:23 AM   #23
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Default Re: Y-Block Fords get some air time. I'm gonna be on TV!

Hey Tim, that Y block sounds like it really winds out. What RPM are you taking it to ? Also looks to be fast for a truck, thats a lot of air to push.
Congrats on playing with Yblocks.
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Old 08-25-2010, 01:06 AM   #24
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Cool video way to show them y blocks are still around!
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Old 08-25-2010, 01:23 AM   #25
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Tim , congrats on the film interview and hope to see it soon when it comes on Speed . I know you drag race that Y block allot and have seen some very good numbers from that truck too .
Thanks for the ride Tim ! That was a wild ride !

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Old 08-25-2010, 07:47 AM   #26
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I saw the first video right before I went to the salt. I saw your truck there too. Looks real nice. How did you do on the salt?

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Hey Tim, that Y block sounds like it really winds out. What RPM are you taking it to ? Also looks to be fast for a truck, thats a lot of air to push.
Congrats on playing with Yblocks.
We had a great time at Bonneville, of course, but did not have the best showing. We had a little cam trouble and couldn't get more than 5600 rpm in top gear, I shift at 7000 and it will normaly do that in top. The DA was also a factor but was only 400' higher than Elmo on our last run there. To add insult to injury a chebbie now has bumped our record, but we are determined to get it back. Just to be clear the people on the salt are the greatest and Larry with the '58 chevy that now holds the E/PP record was a nice guy and great to talk to.

me changing a cam out on the salt.


Kathy my wife doing the finish work while I supervise.
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Old 08-25-2010, 08:08 AM   #27
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funny how other countrys will come here to shoot cool stuff and american tv wants to shoot shows about people with too many kids and jobs that would suck to do.
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Old 08-25-2010, 09:18 AM   #28
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funny how other countrys will come here to shoot cool stuff and american tv wants to shoot shows about people with too many kids and jobs that would suck to do.
That is funny, I get more Aussies and Brits talking to me than anyone else it seems. Also I don't even watch broadcast TV. But I will find someone to record this for me.
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Old 08-25-2010, 07:33 PM   #29
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Here's a little more publicity for the Brick, Charlie and I. Pretty good read just a couple of mistakes, like my name.

http://www.myrideisme.com/Blog/speed...ab-race-truck/
What mistakes? Let me know and I'll make sure they're fixed.
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Old 09-02-2010, 09:21 AM   #30
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Well, looks like I'm not going to be on TV after all. Seems that wreck in the California desert a couple weeks back has made people afraid of dirt racing although El Mirage is a very different situation for the racers as well as the spectators.
Here's the email I received.


Tim,

Hope Bonneville went well.

Please be advised that further to my previous email correspondence, the El Mirage feature will now not run on SPEED channel on Friday September 3 as originally stated.

Our compliance department in the States which approves all of the content for the programme, has decided that transmission of the feature should be postponed. This is owing to sensitivities concerning the fatal accident during the recent California 200 off road event. Our compliance department recognises that Land Speed Racing is totally unrelated to events such as the California 200, and that the SCTA runs safe and properly sanctioned events. However, the decision has been taken to suspend the feature for the time being, as both events took place a few weeks apart and in the same state.

I'm sorry I don't currently have any further information about when the piece will be allowed to run, but I will let you know when I have further details.

Thanks for your understanding.

Kind regards,

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Old 09-02-2010, 10:02 AM   #31
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Man what a crock.. Sorry Tim..
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Old 10-26-2010, 10:26 PM   #32
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I don't know if it has aired on TV but here is the show as seen on YouTube.
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Old 10-26-2010, 10:46 PM   #33
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excellent video , thanks for posting .
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Old 10-27-2010, 04:51 AM   #34
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This was awesome. I had a 64 pick up with a y block wish i would of never got rid of it.
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Old 10-27-2010, 12:16 PM   #35
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I don't know if it has aired on TV but here is the show as seen on YouTube.

My boy's and I were also featured in this segment. To bad it didn't make it to the airwaves, I thought they did a very good job in production.
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Old 10-27-2010, 02:20 PM   #36
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My boy's and I were also featured in this segment. To bad it didn't make it to the airwaves, I thought they did a very good job in production.
I got an email saying it may still make the air next year.
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BTT 3-29-11

Ryan LeFevers to be on TV!

Okay folks, set your DVR’s to this Saturday (4-2-11) morning at 4:00 am pacific time to Speed Channels “Mobil 1 The Grid”. www.grid1.tv/tv-show. It’s a 30 minute motorsports magazine show that gives fans a behind the scenes look at some of the top racing teams from around the world.
This weekend’s episode will have a segment on Land Speed Racing at the dry lake bed of El Mirage in southern ffice:smarttags" />lace w:st="on">Californialace> where the SCTA has been conducting time trials since the 1930’s. Included will be interviews of the Burns Bros. “Yellow Brick” pickup driven by Tim McMaster and my son Ryan LeFevers driving my modified roadster on why they challenge the elements trying to set a record on this hunk of dirt in the desert.
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