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Offline 225digger

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Re: Potential FED Build
« Reply #45 on: January 10, 2020, 02:51:28 PM »
if you did not come across glenns personal site, check out the build of his digger by rooman   some pretty good pics on there... also take note to his chassis table

https://www.lever-family-racing.com/lever-family-racing-home/family-vehicles/2010-front-engine-dragster/2010-front-engine-dragster-week-2010-02-06

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Re: Potential FED Build
« Reply #46 on: January 10, 2020, 11:35:43 PM »
Hi Lynn, One of my favorite sayings is "The only stupid question is the one not asked". I also learned a long time ago what works for one does not work for another. I may not work for you but never dismiss their idea it may come in handy later with another combo. Listen to everyone one and make up your own mind from the info gathered. When it works/doesn't work it was your decision. This forum is a great resource for differing ideas and information. Ultimately have fun. Cheers Rat.  :D

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Re: Potential FED Build
« Reply #47 on: January 11, 2020, 04:05:26 AM »
I have learned a lot with my 225" front engine dragster and few if any are the same. Part of the reason for that is the length of the frame, how it is braced in front and the flex of it. Tire choice, tire pressure may not work on two different ones that appear very similar.
Most of the Rear Engine Four link dragsters have become pretty generic and others can get you a close set up on them. There is NOTHING Generic about a front engine dragster, they are like women and have multiple personalities. Some of those are not pretty and hard to tame.

My dragster is working good now but it was a fight and she did not give in easily. When I throw more horsepower at it we may be in for another fight.......

Offline Don Munyon

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Re: Potential FED Build
« Reply #48 on: January 12, 2020, 05:06:09 PM »
First time on the forum. Anyhow my spare 8 3/4 chuck measures 11 5/16 from axle center to the end of the pinion thread, hope that will help. My dragster is 145 inch wb with the motor out 31 inches, the motor center line dumps down about 7 degrees. I believe it to be a mid 60's dragster but it was a bare bones used chassis when I bought it. It now has a 8 3/4 rear end, shorty glide, hand brake and the driver sits low in the seat. I have had over 40 years of fun with this car at the local strip

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Re: Potential FED Build
« Reply #49 on: January 12, 2020, 07:42:04 PM »
Don....Thank you for your post. I appreciate the measurement on the 8 3/4" rearend pinion length. Your car certainly speaks to what I hope to build and I thank you for the photo of it!

I saw the car's performance figures listed under your user name and as I suspected it's much quicker than the carbureted mild SBC car that I envision.

Lynn
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Re: Potential FED Build
« Reply #50 on: January 15, 2020, 03:26:23 PM »
Don I tried sending a PM to you and wonder if you received it. I can't find anything in my "sent" box, but maybe I forgot to save a copy there?

I had a number of questions specific to your car and thought contacting you directly might be better.

Lynn