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Offline LZ

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Friends working together to get a FED to the track
« on: August 16, 2015, 07:23:26 AM »
Good day:
So here are a few shots of a car almost ready to go. Its on its final (never ending  ::)) to do list items.
It is a compilation of 2 members here BK and Frontenginedragsters.
I will let the powers to be give details, I just took a few (crappy) photos.
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« Last Edit: August 16, 2015, 07:54:29 AM by LZ »
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Re: Friends working together to get a FED to the track
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2015, 07:33:50 AM »
I think I recognize and know the person who powder coated that intake.

What does BK think of the color of the chassis?
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Re: Friends working together to get a FED to the track
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2015, 08:09:48 AM »
Awesome FED, nice attention to details!

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Re: Friends working together to get a FED to the track
« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2015, 01:32:00 PM »
Pictures help but it looks even better a day later.
Its a group effort of a couple of good friends. 8)
Out of town this coming weekend working on Bunny Burkett's funny car.
Progress will continue the week after. Should get to the track in a couple weeks.

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Re: Friends working together to get a FED to the track
« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2015, 01:39:26 PM »
Pictures help but it looks even better a day later.
Its a group effort of a couple of good friends. 8)
Out of town this coming weekend working on Bunny Burkett's funny car.
Progress will continue the week after. Should get to the track in a couple weeks.

Matt

Be happy to help out, will be leaving for New England Hot Rod Reunion the 26th
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Re: Friends working together to get a FED to the track
« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2015, 03:08:23 PM »
Looks great guys! Keep up the good work and get er done.

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Re: Friends working together to get a FED to the track
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Re: Friends working together to get a FED to the track
« Reply #7 on: October 11, 2015, 11:47:31 AM »
Good Gravy Marie where does the time go?? Never enough.
So here is an update ....... The car was fired last night and is down to chasing a few items.
It will make T&T next saturday the 17th , weather permitting at our home track the big E.  ;)
http://www.empiredragway.com

Were just ordinary average guys so we can only work on them as life allows.

Will update with photos and video, wish us luck.
Thank you
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Re: Friends working together to get a FED to the track
« Reply #8 on: October 11, 2015, 12:18:18 PM »
Good Gravy Marie where does the time go?? Never enough.
So here is an update ....... The car was fired last night and is down to chasing a few items.
It will make T&T next saturday the 17th , weather permitting at our home track the big E.  ;)
http://www.empiredragway.com

Were just ordinary average guys so we can only work on them as life allows.

Will update with photos and video, wish us luck.
Thank you

Would love to be there for the T&T. I should have the Motor Home back and offer it as a base of operations heat if needed.

My paved pit spot is also available.
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Re: Friends working together to get a FED to the track
« Reply #9 on: October 20, 2015, 07:36:39 PM »
Revised cooling system
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Re: Friends working together to get a FED to the track
« Reply #10 on: October 25, 2015, 05:40:46 PM »
 Finally made it to the track. A cold day but it stayed dry enough to make 4 check out runs.
Our driver and youngest son John has been ready since we sold the Jr Dragster a couple of years ago.
1/8 mile runs only because of the cold and wind. We are all about safety first.
His first run was to just drive it slow and make sure everything worked. Things like steering and shifting and stopping.
First pass he went 11.20 @ 43 mph.
Second pass he also drove it slow but was a little more comfortable. 8.51 @ 62 mph.
Third pass he hammered it all the way to the 1/8 mile: 6.48 @ 103.85 mph.
The picture of the smile is on the return road when we went down to tow him back  :D :D
4th pass was a good learning tool. He was staged crooked and had to drive it straight.
This required more than 660ft so it went 6.698 @ 104.77 mph.
We went up for a 5th pass and just as he was rolling toward the water box it started raining.
We called it a day and put it in the trailer ready to race in April of 2016. It was a great time had by friends and family.
This car was not put together to run low ET of the meet but as a stepping stone from a Jr Dragster to a FED.
350 Chevy with 10.5 compression ratio, tight convertor leaving off idle.
Great way to have safe fun and still have the look and feel of a real Jr Fuel dragster.

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Re: Friends working together to get a FED to the track
« Reply #11 on: October 25, 2015, 06:09:36 PM »
Looks like a great outing! Have fun

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Re: Friends working together to get a FED to the track
« Reply #12 on: October 25, 2015, 08:37:41 PM »
Looks and sounds like things went well!
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Re: Friends working together to get a FED to the track
« Reply #13 on: October 26, 2015, 04:44:48 AM »
Looks like a good first outing! We put our FED on the track very late in the season six years ago. We have certainly came a long way with much learned from this Forum. Have fun and be safe. George

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Re: Friends working together to get a FED to the track
« Reply #14 on: October 28, 2015, 07:22:51 PM »
Some additional photos from last Saturday. 10-24-15
It was a good day. 8)







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