standard performance of the GT Falcon was not
exactly what Sash had imagined so the standard
351C engine was removed for some modifications.
The engine was rebuilt by a reputable mechanic
and raced at Eastern Creek back in 1992. The car’s
first ever pass ran a 12.20 @ 112mph. After changing
diff gears, installing a liberty top-loader gearbox
and fitting larger slicks the ET dropped to 11.60
@ 116mph. The car was raced for 2 years with this
this time Sash started to tinker with engines
himself. This allowed him to conduct his own R&D
with various combinations for customers as well
as himself. This allowed Sash to collect valuable
information and make his own assessments on combinations
during this period.
a result the original 351C engine was sold to
make way for a serious 351W. This Windsor would
be purposely built to run the desired numbers….the
faster, the better! In 1997 this engine was completed
and Dyno-tuned at Dave Handley’s. This new engine
made 620HP @ 7400RPM, showing 515ft-lb of torque
at 4800RPM. A number of C4 transmission failures
saw the engine being removed from the vehicle
and a mild street engine was re-installed into
serious Windsor was then loaned to a friend who
installed it into a very nice Sky View Blue XA-RPO
Coupe. At full weight the XA measured in at a
hefty 3500lbs. The car ran on it’s one and only
pass producing a respectable 10.80 @ 122mph. This
engine was then sold to fund a serious full chassis
Super Stock drag car.
1999 Sash continued to race in Super Stock, and
as a result AN Racing was born… The XF was purchased
and raced at various race tracks around the country.
The first full pass with this car backed what
the previous owner had been running: 8.72 @ 155mph.
After racing the car for 12 months Sash decided
to rebuild the engine and throw in a few ideas
of his own into the mix.
new SVO block, new bore and stroke combination
was envisaged. A new cam profile was chosen and
a Peterson dry sump system was installed. Instant
progress was made on its first pass and the car
produced 8.56 @ 165mph.
battling in this very expensive bracket for a
further 12 months Sash decided to sell the car
and take a break from the race track. This enabled
Sash to concentrate on customers cars and pay
more attention to his street car.
now offers a wide range of services from comprehensive
engine packages as well as servicing of your existing
engine. If you would like to make any further
enquires please feel free to contact us.