Vehicle: XC Fairmont GXL

Year: 1977


  • 408ci stroked Cleveland
  • Arrow 4 bolt main block
  • Scat forged crank, H-Beam rods with JE Pistons
  • AFD 225cc aluminium heads, Esky roller lifters, T&D custom roller rockers
  • Jet engineering pushrods
  • Rollmaster dual row timing chain, Romac harmonic balancer
  • Ice ignition ignition box with rev limiter and 2 step
  • Maziere electric water pump
  • Custom AED carby to suit engine
  • Nitrous oxide system cheater kit (250hp)
  • Leash single stage nitrous controller with trans brake interruptor
  • Factory 9 inch diff (will be changed to a sheet metal one later on)
  • Aluminium drop tanks
  • Raceworks fuel and oil and fittings all supplied by T.I. Performance

T.I. Performance Parts

Transmission: Paul Rogers 1200hp rated TH400, fully manualised, reverse pattern with trans brake

Camshaft: Marshall custom grind cam

Power: Unknown

Comments: Alex has been building this car for the past few years on his YouTube Channel, Alex’s Automotive Adventures. Originally his fathers car, it started out as a Blue 6 Cylinder and was painted Mulberry metallic by his dad, and had a blown 351 before the current 408ci Cleveland was fitted. Alex reckons the current engine is good for 1000hp on NOS.