Built over a 12 month period, James Mackie’s Ford XY has certainly attracted a lot of interest at aussie drift events. The unconventional drifter was originally intended to be powered by a Ford turbo six, however a GM LS1 engine and gearbox ended up being a cheaper option to get the car up and running.
The engine itself is still a 5.7L displacement with the main modifications being a baffled sump and VCM3 camshaft package that makes around 360hp to the tyres. A T56 gearbox is also fitted along with a Rip Shifter.
1971 Ford Falcon XY drift car
Owner: James Mackie
GM 346ci LS1 V8 engine
VCM3 camshaft, baffled sump
T56 six speed gearbox, Rip Shifter
Borgwarner diff shortened
full spool, 31-spline axles
Shockworks shocks, Ford XF front end
6-point roll cage, Cobra seats, RPM harness
Performance: 12.2 @ 113mph, 360whp
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Round 1 VicDrift Championship
Calder Park Raceway – March 5th 2016