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Offline THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER

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Re: Finally taking the digger out on Sunday
« Reply #15 on: March 11, 2020, 04:56:59 PM »
I wonder if that is the reason the newer nostalgia FEDs have the driver in an upright position on top of the pig instead of behind it? That may be especially important when running index racing and the finish line stripe is even more critical.

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Re: Finally taking the digger out on Sunday
« Reply #16 on: March 11, 2020, 05:17:11 PM »
I must say even though vision is limited with the dragster, it is much better than the funny car were

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Re: Finally taking the digger out on Sunday
« Reply #17 on: March 11, 2020, 07:45:44 PM »
Right on!

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Re: Finally taking the digger out on Sunday
« Reply #18 on: March 15, 2020, 12:00:47 PM »
Went to funny car chaos and ran the Fed again. Definitely getting more comfortable and car ran a 4.91 1/8 at 13. Next outing I'll get more aggressive and speed her up hopefully

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Re: Finally taking the digger out on Sunday
« Reply #19 on: March 18, 2020, 12:07:07 AM »
You just need more seat time you'll get use to it. In my dual engine Top Gas dragster my eye line was in the middle of the blowers, a 6 foot tall guy could stand at my front axle and I could not see any part of him. Just drove in perspective so much on each side
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Re: Finally taking the digger out on Sunday
« Reply #20 on: March 18, 2020, 07:43:47 AM »
It all comes down to perspective , since the trend was to narrow the front axle (for no other purpose, the because the "Big Show" cars did it) instead of having it wider to keep an eye on the tire. Its the same visability then as it is now except the front end width

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Re: Finally taking the digger out on Sunday
« Reply #21 on: March 18, 2020, 01:39:00 PM »
It is fairly simple--when you stage the wall is a certain distance from one side of the car and the centerline is a certain distance from the other side--keep those distances the same and you will go in a straight line. You don't need to be looking sideways to do that, just paying attention to the relative distances from any part of the car that is in your field of vision.

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Re: Finally taking the digger out on Sunday
« Reply #22 on: March 19, 2020, 06:42:17 AM »
Yeah after the fourth pass. I was feeling way comfortable and the vision didn't bother me at all. Thanks y'all