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Offline GlennLever

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Altered or Front Engine Dragster
« on: January 27, 2015, 07:05:48 AM »
A while back someone posted something about a Front Engine Dragster / Altered.

I came across this on Facebook
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Re: Altered or Front Engine Dragster
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2015, 07:16:57 AM »
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Re: Altered or Front Engine Dragster
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2015, 07:42:58 AM »
That's a dragster, anything over 125 inch wheelbase is a dragster imo.

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Re: Altered or Front Engine Dragster
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2015, 07:46:44 AM »
But he is sitting in front of the rear axle.
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Re: Altered or Front Engine Dragster
« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2015, 11:28:44 AM »
Guys first post here. I have been looking into getting a FED but looked at this recently. It is out of NY. Started out as a 125" S&W funny chassis and is currently at a 190". Some have said dragster and others altered. I would like to think at 190" it is a dragster. If anyone knows anything about it let me know. Going to contact the seller here shortly. Thanks Scott


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Re: Altered or Front Engine Dragster
« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2015, 12:46:10 PM »
I understand the length definition, but if you are not sitting on top of the rear end to me it isn't and FED
« Last Edit: January 27, 2015, 02:58:19 PM by GlennLever »
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Re: Altered or Front Engine Dragster
« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2015, 01:59:26 PM »
Glenn, I am with you.
The first one of these I ever saw in West Texas the guy called a "Funster" back half of a funny and they grafter a dragster front end on. It also had a coupe body.

The green one with the bantam body in the first pick is about the slickest one I have ever seen.

I am struggling in choosing another FED or an altered and I would not want one of these. Maybe I need both?
« Last Edit: January 27, 2015, 02:01:14 PM by H.G. Wells »
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Re: Altered or Front Engine Dragster
« Reply #7 on: January 27, 2015, 03:41:56 PM »
Guys first post here. I have been looking into getting a FED but looked at this recently. It is out of NY. Started out as a 125" S&W funny chassis and is currently at a 190". Some have said dragster and others altered. I would like to think at 190" it is a dragster. If anyone knows anything about it let me know. Going to contact the seller here shortly. Thanks Scott



Scott had to think aboutit  but knew I saw this car before.
http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/threads/current-photos-of-modern-day-nostalgia-race-cars.601216/#post-6681179

Posts of that car before it was stretched. Think its same guy. ???
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Re: Altered or Front Engine Dragster
« Reply #8 on: January 27, 2015, 06:26:42 PM »
Spoke with him on the phone and it is the same guy. Started out as a late 70's fuel car at 125". Setup as pictured as a 105 and us now a 190. Still has the clip for a 125"er. Thanks for the post.

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Re: Altered or Front Engine Dragster
« Reply #9 on: January 27, 2015, 08:28:01 PM »
I'm not a fan of a long wheelbase with a wide body. It's different for sure.

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Re: Altered or Front Engine Dragster
« Reply #10 on: January 30, 2015, 07:47:17 PM »
I am thinking about building a long wheelbase Altered. What I have in mind is about 190" narrow front and a small mono wing right behind seat. Also would like the body to be similar to the newer Top fuel Dragsters. Sort of a Flashback to the Future.
I think it would have several advantages that a standard altered does not have. My current Altered is 125" and has been around a while. I have it working really well now and think I want to move on and try new ideas and challenges. The long wheelbase Altered is the direction I am leaning.

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Re: Altered or Front Engine Dragster
« Reply #11 on: January 30, 2015, 07:53:32 PM »
Here is a nice one do not know who owns it but it is interesting.

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Re: Altered or Front Engine Dragster
« Reply #12 on: February 03, 2015, 01:51:26 PM »
That black beauty is owned by Russel Mills (Sydney Australia) and was built by Richard Botica - the same talented guy who built my Fossil Fueler injected nitro digger.

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Re: Altered or Front Engine Dragster
« Reply #13 on: March 08, 2015, 10:00:44 PM »
OP: stretched altered, not FED, IMO. Wheelie bar upside down. IMO.
Just keep the same amount of stuff on the right
as there is on the left. Seeing straight ahead is highly overrated....

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Re: Altered or Front Engine Dragster
« Reply #14 on: March 21, 2015, 01:01:10 PM »
Found this picture today of Dick Tibbits dragster that he built back in the eighties . It orginaly had rear suspension . He ended up taking the shocks out and ran solid struts . He held the national record for c/d with this car for a long time 302 smallblock with a Lenco 3 speed