Small Block Ford 310, Yates Heads
Crossover Carbon Trumpets, Individual Throttle Bodies, Bosch MS3.1
In Feb 2005, Hasselgren began the design for the carburettor-to-fuel injection conversion for Greg Pickett’s TransAm Jaguar XKR. Hasselgren was provided the worst performing engine owned by the team and turned it into their favorite power plant in time for the first Grand Prix of San Jose in July 2005 where they finished 2nd place in a nail-biting finish.
The conversion was constrained by the rules of the race series sanctioning body and the aggressive schedule; highlights of new custom design included: new cam profile, carbon crossover intake trumpets and aluminum individual throttle bodies for the Yates heads, crank/cam triggers per Bosch ECU requirements, carbon airbox.
For more in-depth detail, see the Race Engine Technology article.