|So you wanted a Ford roadster?
Here is a Stephen D. Grube design from 1974. Built with the help from friends from the
ground up it features a glass body by Speedy Bill, top bows and top
by Grube, 427 cid Ford, 2 4V, automatic transmission. Suppose there
is enough horsepower for this 1,800 pound car? This thing was regularly
detuned so you could drive it in traffic -- trailer to match. more >>>
||In 1975, the phantom blonde
Ford Fairlane GT was incorporated into FasiAutomotika. For Keith
Schuck, this 461 cid (derived from a 427 cid Ford) wheel-standing, alcohol-burning
beast became a test ground for the totally bulletproof engines that were
to be built at FasiAutomotika. This car was one of the first alcohol
cars of its type.  more >>>
|At age 19, Keith Schuck
(now the owner of FasiAutomotika) was blessed with the opportunity to assemble
1 of 5 Monoque chassis, Miller Manta champ cars (previously the Antares).
Built in a small champ car shop, this car which was owned by Ed Finley, Gary Miller
and crew was powered by a 305 cid sprint engine. Future engine builder
Keith Schuck had his second attempt at long range engine reliability in
the small block Chevy-powered Manta.
USAC ruling at that time allowed
stock block entries. more >>>
||In 1979, FasiAutomotika
struck out in a new adventure - river race blown gas and blown alcohol
boats. The first real attempt was a twin turbo-charged TE04 x 2 carburated,
alcohol injected, river race, Youngblood TX 19 hull, owned by John Schmitt.
This first engine of Schmitt's, built 1200 HP at the jet pump, 33 lbs.
of boost - a little much for a factory style LS6. The second engine
was a warm LS7 version. Then came the Fords - 510 cid's, Boss 429's,
big inch Fords. Pete Livers was a Boss 429 owner, NASCAR 385 series
engines in a modified river race jet boat. What a trip! If
you could not get your jollies off, just hang out a bit, these things reek
of time and money.  more >>>
It was not long after the sale of the Miller Manta champ car that there
were more rumblings in the Miller camp about a sprint car. A
pre-outlaw, USAC Sprint was born. In the 1980's, cars were
considered pre-outlaw race cars on what became known as "winged sprints". The first design was
a Miller, McCarl, FasiAutomotika chassis with a 305 cid USAC engine.
The crossover had begun, USAC Sprints were rivaled with Jerry Olsen's
World of Outlaw Sprints. (the hardest hitting dirt cars on this
planet). In a Miller, McCarl chassis with a FasiAutomotika USAC bullet,
this 600 hp sprint car was always point material for Ed Grant (now deceased) to handle traffic
with across the Midwest. Two years later, a 388 cid alcohol
zinger was born in an A.J. Miller chassis with a 6 x 6 wing
(a true outlaw car) pushed to its limit by Tom Custer.
It took 820 hp to shove this 6 x 6 wing in traffic.
If you're concerned about power,
just talk to Keith Schuck and explain your problems to him. He can
help you out. The photo above is the year's fastest hot lap
time at Burlington, Iowa.
From the inception of Fasi, most of the people who helped build this company drove full ground
effects cars and trucks. With our previous experience at Indianapolis, it was only natural to take these
modifications to the street. This became a standard. In 1988, a subsidiary to Fascorp was formed, known as Stealth
Systems, Inc. April 1, 1988 we rolled out our first prototype, a 1988 S10 Chevrolet pickup truck, modified by SSI.
Stealth Systems modified vehicles for over seven years until our base was eroded by manufacturers that produced
incorrect wheel drive cars.
FasiAutomotika still takes requests. (Rear wheel drive American cars and trucks only please.)
April 1, 1988 was also the day Northrop unveiled its B2 Stealth Bomber. Coincidence or fate? Go figure...