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Re: Altered or Front Engine Dragster
« Reply #15 on: March 25, 2015, 06:26:28 PM »
Anything over 122" is a transformer ... lol! ;)

That Botica built car is absolutely wicked and runs as a Top Alcohol Dragster.

As for the car in question, less the body, that is not anything new. All be it rare, that type of car has been built since at least the 70s and usually runs as a dragster.
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Re: Altered or Front Engine Dragster
« Reply #16 on: July 16, 2015, 06:07:03 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.

Does anyone know what the wheelbase is on this Baby?

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Re: Altered or Front Engine Dragster
« Reply #17 on: July 16, 2015, 06:07:44 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 #18 on: September 07, 2016, 09:42:54 PM »

I'm With Nightmare ----  Comp Roadster even with the wider body.
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Re: Altered or Front Engine Dragster
« Reply #19 on: September 15, 2016, 06:56:13 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



I'd call this a Modified Roadster. And if it is on alcohol a Modified Fuel Roadster. Kind of a hybrid dragster/altered.

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Re: Altered or Front Engine Dragster
« Reply #20 on: October 06, 2017, 06:13:06 AM »
VIA:  NHRA  https://www.nhra.com/news/2009/misc-files-j-keeping-joneses-and-johnsons-etc



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And finally, what's the old saying ... "Everything old is new again"? Take a look at today's nostalgia Top Fuelers with their upright seating and compare them to this piece, Paul (P.G.) "Injun" Johnson's "funny digger" from the early 1970s. I actually found two pics of this car, built by Race Car Specialties and Jim Hume, both taken at Irwindale, but with two different car numbers: one with Johnson's (7717), and this one with Butch Maas' number (7720). Earlier this year, Bob Frey sent me a long list of cars that Maas had driven (compiled a year earlier in Pomona), but this one wasn't one of them, meaning that it was truly forgettable or that he only drove it a very few times. In the shot with Johnson driving, the car has canard wings in front of the rear meats, so I'm guessing that maybe Maas shook it down, it handled poorly, and they added the wings before Johnson took the saddle.

Also on DragList:  http://www.draglist.com/draglist/search.php?q=Funny+Digger&search=Search&exact=exact&VIEW=Extended
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Re: Altered or Front Engine Dragster
« Reply #21 on: October 06, 2017, 07:12:15 AM »
Original car...
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Re: Altered or Front Engine Dragster
« Reply #22 on: October 06, 2017, 07:15:09 AM »
Restored car...
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Re: Altered or Front Engine Dragster
« Reply #23 on: October 06, 2017, 07:16:42 AM »
More of the restored car...
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Re: Altered or Front Engine Dragster
« Reply #24 on: October 06, 2017, 07:19:55 AM »
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Re: Altered or Front Engine Dragster
« Reply #25 on: October 06, 2017, 08:27:19 PM »
The NHRA Competition License is divided into 2 types; Type A which is over 125" wheelbase and Type B which is up to 125" wheelbase so if the car that you're driving requires a Type A license then it's a dragster.