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Intro...Geez I really miss drag racing
« on: February 17, 2013, 05:06:25 AM »
Hi everyone. My name is Chuck Waters. I started drag racing in 1976 with a big block Camaro, moved up to gas FEDs and on to NHRA Top Alcohol Dragsters in 1989. My best ET and speed is 5.97@233mph. I've been out of racing since 1995 but I should be back out again this year with a new Jr Fuel car.

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Re: Intro...Geez I really miss drag racing
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2013, 08:12:26 AM »
Hi Chuck how are you doing on the car ? I like the pictures of your block on the HAMB super light!

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« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2013, 10:22:59 AM »
Hey Bill. Thanks for asking about the car. I'm presently still working on the final piston design which is the last "major" thing that needs finishing. The block has a bit over 30 lbs machined out of it.

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Re: Intro...Geez I really miss drag racing
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2013, 12:14:59 PM »
Pictures please!

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Re: Intro...Geez I really miss drag racing
« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2013, 01:32:39 PM »
Here is a few of the car...

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Re: Intro...Geez I really miss drag racing
« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2013, 04:32:32 PM »
Hi Chuck.  Thanks for pictures,  "First Class"   DF

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Re: Intro...Geez I really miss drag racing
« Reply #6 on: February 19, 2013, 02:51:04 PM »
Thanks DF. Here is a picture of the block. Hopefully we haven't gone "over center" on the lightening!
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Re: Intro...Geez I really miss drag racing
« Reply #7 on: February 19, 2013, 05:55:07 PM »
Chuck - I see you're going for the total package this time around.  You must stay up waaay later at night then the rest of us : )  DF   

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Re: Intro...Geez I really miss drag racing
« Reply #8 on: May 20, 2013, 04:46:54 PM »
Started assembling the pieces for the "final" mock up of my engine...

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Re: Intro...Geez I really miss drag racing
« Reply #9 on: May 21, 2013, 11:32:37 AM »
Looking good Chuck . That stuff just takes forever!

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Re: Intro...Geez I really miss drag racing
« Reply #10 on: May 21, 2013, 03:05:18 PM »
Thanks for the encouragement Bill! I'm going to just keep chipping away.

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Re: Intro...Geez I really miss drag racing
« Reply #11 on: May 21, 2013, 06:44:22 PM »
Nice Chuck:
Thanks for the post. Good looking ride.
Your at that point were the to do list grows more then the done list.  :-\
Good luck
Endeavor to persevere. ...LOL ;)

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Re: Intro...Geez I really miss drag racing
« Reply #12 on: May 22, 2013, 04:06:22 AM »
Luke...you hit the nail on the head. At this point I have lists for my lists.

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Re: Intro...Geez I really miss drag racing
« Reply #13 on: May 22, 2013, 05:33:37 PM »
Nand P build nice rides!

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Re: Intro...Geez I really miss drag racing
« Reply #14 on: May 23, 2013, 04:30:23 PM »
Yeah they really do...and there is much more than meets the eye to make it fast. Frank and Scott have probably already forgotten more than I'll ever know about these cars.