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Re: Ed Mabry 71 Jr. Fuel
« Reply #45 on: August 04, 2018, 05:54:39 PM »
Today was the day, almost. Have everything done. Set up the injection the way Don told me to. .002 blade/18% leak. Fired right up with a prime. Then the batt was dead. I forgot to charge it up. I'll have it running tomorrow. More to follow. Here's a few pics.

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Re: Ed Mabry 71 Jr. Fuel
« Reply #46 on: August 04, 2018, 07:42:38 PM »
NICE
Good luck.

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Re: Ed Mabry 71 Jr. Fuel
« Reply #47 on: August 04, 2018, 09:16:39 PM »
Glad it's all coming together!

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Re: Ed Mabry 71 Jr. Fuel
« Reply #48 on: August 04, 2018, 09:52:46 PM »
Glad it's all coming together!

My two sons have been pushing me a bit. It is nice to have the help though. :)

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Re: Ed Mabry 71 Jr. Fuel
« Reply #49 on: August 05, 2018, 08:40:28 PM »
It's alive! After charging the new Braille battery. Had to use a little air pressure to the tank vent to prime the first time. After that it fired right up. It was running lean and popping so I reset the injection. I had a slight bind on one of my linkage arms too. I set the leakdown to 20% and it sounds a lot better. Nice and crisp and no milking. Oil pressure came out exactly where I set it at 50lbs. All that's left to do before running is mounting a neutral safety switch and a transbrake button. My valve body wont reverse without it.

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Re: Ed Mabry 71 Jr. Fuel
« Reply #50 on: August 07, 2018, 03:34:38 PM »
Finished it today. It's ready for testing. I still need to order firesuit and other safety stuff. Should have a test report soon. I hope! :) This has come along way from just wanting a carb. :)
 
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Re: Ed Mabry 71 Jr. Fuel
« Reply #51 on: August 07, 2018, 03:52:52 PM »
Ben Conant @ DJ Safety is a great person to talk to about fire suits. I love mine!
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Re: Ed Mabry 71 Jr. Fuel
« Reply #52 on: August 07, 2018, 08:44:40 PM »
Ditto on Ben at DJ

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Re: Ed Mabry 71 Jr. Fuel
« Reply #53 on: Today at 11:04:39 AM »
Ok, All safety equipment is on the way. I do still have a few problems to fix. My injector hoses are old and needed to be replaced. They are on the way also.

I do have another question. Where can I get or what can use to support the car when hauling in the trailer? I don't want the frame to flex too much.

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Re: Ed Mabry 71 Jr. Fuel
« Reply #54 on: Today at 12:13:02 PM »
Pitpal makes air bladders.  Mine works out to fit perfect over a 4x6 on the short side, then i ratchet strap over it (the 4x6 is positioned under the mid plate).  Car is 100% solid and will not move in the trailer.  I also tie down over rear slicks. If you do this, i recommend airing them up. I take mine to 15psi after the race. it keeps the chassis very still on the highway.
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Re: Ed Mabry 71 Jr. Fuel
« Reply #55 on: Today at 12:38:49 PM »
We use on our JrFueler a dolly to lift the front end off the ground , to easier move the car in and out of the trailer. Once loaded in the trailer, we lower the car onto wood supports located at the rear motor plate for support while towing. We have never had any towing damage in the 20 years of racing this car.  I  have seen other teams use a jack to lift the car to locate the wood support. We also just tie the rear slicks down with the double straps deal and that's all we use.
I have also seen teams buy a rubber bladder under the motor, then add air to support the motor, but we have a belly pan under the engine instead of a blanket, so it would have to be removed to use the bladder. I know of a Ford JR car that after it's last race had the bladder go flat and ithe lower frame rail are still broke., it's still for sale.
On my BB/GD that I won the 69 US Nationals, we had a dolly that we had built with the end of it attach to the trailer hitch on our tow truck, real easy to tow around the pits.

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Re: Ed Mabry 71 Jr. Fuel
« Reply #56 on: Today at 01:25:06 PM »
Wood support sounds like a good idea. I'm planning on strapping the slicks. I'll have to load the car and golf cart and see how it works out. Might have to buy a few D-rings for the floor. We're working on the trailer this week. Have to get inspection sticker. The AC isn't working so we're going to fix that too. It's Hot down here!

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Re: Ed Mabry 71 Jr. Fuel
« Reply #57 on: Today at 02:08:08 PM »
Might i recommend e-track?
Trucking stuff. Holds great, very versatile. I have it on the walls, the floor, etc.  My straps are all e-track on the ends. makes it quick & simple.

https://www.etrailer.com/s.aspx?qry=e-track
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