YOU must have to really like a bloke to bring your car over 3400km just for a tune-up, but when that bloke is George Separovich from Perth’s Blown Motorsports, it’s pretty easy to understand. George’s engines power many of the top WA burnout contenders, but when it comes to Gary and Jake Myers’s legendary S1CKO Mustang, George is the man they trust to get the tune-up spot-on.
Gary has always built his own engines and prefers the factory bore and stroke combo of the classic 302 Windsor, so when the dyno punches up a figure of 777hp at the rear wheels – at only 8500rpm – you know it’s one tough little combo. This engine quite often sees 10,000rpm, but only on special occasions like Summernats when the limiter chip comes out and it’s balls to the wall.
Based off a Man O’ War four-bolt block, the engine has copped a bit of an update since we last saw it on the dyno a few years back. The old Hampton intake – which was fabbed from a street single-plane – has been replaced by a billet number from Joe Blo Speed Shop, and a new Fowler injector hat tops it off. It’s not your regular hat though, with Jake helping to design a three-hole, square-door front for it. Why? Just for something a little different.
Of course, Gary and Jake didn’t drag the Mustang all the way over to WA just for a tune-up. This weekend, 3-5 March, they’ll be down at the Collie Motorplex killing tyres and doing powerskids at the Fordhold Wreckers Gazzanats. The action kicks off at lunchtime on Friday with Blown Class qualifying Friday night. Saturday afternoon sees the rest of the burnout qualifying with the Blown finals Saturday night, and the Normal Class – if you can call those guys normal – fighting it out on Sunday just after lunch. It’s going to be a massive weekend, and if you plan to be in WA to experience it there’s a public holiday on Monday to recover!
In the meantime, check out the video to see the S1CKO Mustang on the Blown Motorsports dyno.