Ian Hooks 1934 Ford

Our custom built radiator, designed and built by Serck Motorsport has served us well for over 10 years now. Racing in Street Eliminator requires that all competing vehicles complete a 25 mile “cruise” as part of the qualifying process. This test includes mileage on country road, A-roads as well as built up areas and has a hot start test thrown in for good measure. To survive this we need excellent cooling and our Serck radiator has never let us down, even on the couple of occasions when we suffered fan failures!

Being so well built has also meant that the team at Serck have been able to update and modify the unit for us, adding AN fittings, bungs for sensors and even revised mounting tabs. All these are built into the radiator making it lighter and easier to mount as well as reducing the amount of fasteners required.

A very good product supplied by a professional outfit who understand the cooling needs of high performance vehicles, be they hot rods, classics or all-out race cars.

The car is fully street legal and is taxed, insured and MoTed. It is regularly road driven and  runs on normal forecourt-available unleaded fuel.

Body: Fibreglass replica 1934 Ford Coupe 3-window. Body and most panels manufactured by FB Racing

Chassis: Tubular CDS II steel. Certified to 7.50. Chassis built by FB Racing

Suspension: Front – FB Racing-built equal length wishbone. Rack & pinion steering. Double-adjustable Spax shocks

Rear – Robinson Race Cars 4-link with double adjustable Strange Engineering double-adjustable shocks.

Axle: Narrowed Ford 9”. 3.54 gears, Strange Engineering 31-spline spool and axle shafts


Front – Modified GPZ900 motorcycle discs with aluminium twin-pot callipers
Rear – Wilwood solid discs and 4-pot callipers. Flatlander parachute 


Engine: 598 cubic inch (9.8 litre) Ford V8. C & C aluminium block, Bryant forged steel crank, Herbert roller cam, FB Racing dry sump system, FB Racing-ported TFS heads, FB Racing headers. Custom BME pistons & rods. Serck Services Motorsport custom-built aluminium radiator and Star Machine vacuum pump.

Induction: TFS tunnel ram manifold topped with twin Holley Dominator carbs. Manifold modified with a Wizards of Nos custom tubular nitrous distribution system fed by 8 WoN pulsoids and managed by a Max Extreme nitrous controller.

Ignition: MSD Digital 7 programmable ignition module with matching coil and 8.5mm HT leads. FB Racing built offset belt drive big cap distributor.

Transmission: 2-speed TSR Powerglide with JW Ultracase and JW Ultrabell. Pro transbrake valve body. Neal Chance bolt-together torque convertor activated by a B&M ratchet shifter.

The whole car from ground up has been built by the FB Racing team. The work includes the panel design and manufacture, wiring, paint, fabrication and much, much more.


Best ET:          7.802
Best MPH:      174

Team Achievements:

2005 King of Europe Champions

2006 Street Eliminator UK Champions

2010 Street Eliminator UK Champions

2011 Street Eliminator Runners Up

Europe’s Quickest and Fastest Street Rod

Europe’s first 8-second street rod

Europe’s first 7-second street rod