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Re: Some basic simple questions
« Reply #45 on: May 07, 2018, 07:56:58 PM »

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Re: Some basic simple questions
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Re: Some basic simple questions
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Re: Some basic simple questions
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Re: Some basic simple questions
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Re: Some basic simple questions
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Re: Some basic simple questions
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Re: Some basic simple questions
« Reply #52 on: May 07, 2018, 08:36:42 PM »
Looking good:)

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Re: Some basic simple questions
« Reply #53 on: May 08, 2018, 05:16:59 AM »
Thank you Sir, I have so much work to do from here. On a hard tail like this with yoke type coupler are you bolting transmission tailshaft to chassis?

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Re: Some basic simple questions
« Reply #54 on: May 08, 2018, 10:07:43 AM »
I've owned & raced 3 feds in the past along with my current altered and none of them had a rear trans mount. They all had a front motor plate and block plate for support and all worked fine. My view is that having 3 attachment points, front and block plate and rear mount, puts more stress on the trans if there is any frame flex when power is applied. At that point, the aluminum trans case would be the weak link and the first to fracture. Wouldn't want that happening down between my feet and legs:)

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Re: Some basic simple questions
« Reply #55 on: May 08, 2018, 10:14:01 AM »
Very cool fed... When we stopped bolting tail shaft to chassis, we stopped wiping out tail shaft bushings and stopped breaking stock cases fwiw.
If it jams force it, if it breaks it needed replaced anyways

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Re: Some basic simple questions
« Reply #56 on: May 08, 2018, 12:56:15 PM »
Bruce, as the others have said do not mount the trans tail. Just let it float.
Glad to see you bring that one back, hope to join you guys soon. There are a bunch of new cars coming together for the SHRA.
Racecar spelled backwards is racecaR

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Re: Some basic simple questions
« Reply #57 on: May 08, 2018, 08:06:41 PM »
https://imgur.com/zX4OYhB

Got the motor in today, what a pain in the tail. I have the Iron Eagle block which does not have the standard oil filter location, it only has the remote filter and the outlet fitting was hitting hard on the steering shaft. I was able to get a 45 degree fitting and make it work but it was close. This dragster is real narrow and so my alternator and vacuum pump will not work on it. Not sure what I am going to do there yet.

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Re: Some basic simple questions
« Reply #58 on: July 12, 2018, 06:14:34 PM »
Almost ready to test this weekend. https://i.imgur.com/ny1tlWs.jpg

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Re: Some basic simple questions
« Reply #59 on: July 12, 2018, 06:17:13 PM »
Looking good have fun!