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Glenn's dragster thread
« on: May 07, 2013, 12:01:06 PM »
January 30, 2013, 02:24:17 PM

I looked at it and tried to decide what is the next task to address to get the Blower Install done.

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Re: Glenn's dragster thread
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2013, 12:03:18 PM »
February 04, 2013, 11:50:11 PM

It does not feel like we made much progress this weekend. Tom was over and so were both of my sons. Number one son stayed behind the camera so I have no pictures of him, but I did get a picture of the number two son.

We started like this


and ended like this


In between those two the blower bag is back from DJ so we the blower bag back on with the modifications made by DJ it fits now.


Installed the rear restraint strap bracket.


Made a bracket to hold the fill can for the coolant system


it came out pretty nice




There is a complete update on my web site at this link
http://www.leverfamilysite.com/2010_Front_Engine_Dragster_Week_2013_02_02.htm

and the complete build from the first tube cut to now can be seen here
http://www.leverfamilysite.com/2010_Front_Engine_Dragster_Root.htm

along with some u-tube videos of it running down the track
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Re: Glenn's dragster thread
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2013, 12:05:52 PM »
February 21, 2013, 04:55:05 PM

I spent the day putting together the attached Race Car Safety Data Sheet.

This was suggested by a good friend to make inspectors on race day happy.
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Re: Glenn's dragster thread
« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2013, 12:07:21 PM »
February 22, 2013, 09:12:34 AM

Well I have started looking for the rest of my belt guard.

I have a RCD upper belt guard.

I have been watching FeeBay for a lower belt guard.

A friend of mine told me to take a look over on Classic Funny Car Board, that there was a  guy selling Laser cut blower belt guards "Funny car chat   about 6 7 posts down (Feb. 12) "custom blower belt guard"   $55     "

I contacted him and am in the process of having one made up for me with the racing team name cut into it. I will let you know how it comes out. He is not a dealer, just a guy supporting his racing addiction on the side.
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Re: Glenn's dragster thread
« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2013, 12:08:22 PM »
February 25, 2013, 02:44:54 PM

I got the bottom pulley and fuel pump belt drive assembled and lock-tighted and bolted onto the engine



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Re: Glenn's dragster thread
« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2013, 12:11:31 PM »
February 26, 2013, 05:18:51 PM

Bolted the intake on.

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Re: Glenn's dragster thread
« Reply #6 on: May 07, 2013, 12:13:01 PM »
March 07, 2013, 04:56:46 PM

Steve and I got together and cut down the standoffs for the belt guard.

So this is what we started with Note that the top pulley is JUST inside the guard and the way the guard comes from RCD the bolt heads are sticking out over the pulley.



So we pulled it all apart, cut a 1/4 inch off the standoffs, and machined counter sinks into the starter bracket so that the heads are flush.

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Re: Glenn's dragster thread
« Reply #7 on: May 07, 2013, 12:14:02 PM »
March 10, 2013, 09:17:17 AM

I installed the blower (not to be removed again until at lest after the first fire up) using custom aluminum studs ( I have a 4 inch spacer between the intake and the blower)made by Roo Man (replaced the steel tread rods used for mock up).



As I must make it look pretty as well as having if functional, each stud was measured once fully threaded (the reason each one had to be measured is the blind holes in the intake were all different lengths) into the BDS intake manifold, cut to get the stud to fully thread into the acorn nut, without the gasket.



Each stud was then numbered, they were all removed, the gaskets installed, and nuts torqued to 12 pounds



One more task completed. It looks like the fuel system will be on its way home from FIE the end of next week.
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Re: Glenn's dragster thread
« Reply #8 on: May 07, 2013, 12:14:57 PM »
March 12, 2013, 05:49:54 PM

Bought some pulleys for tuning

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Re: Glenn's dragster thread
« Reply #9 on: May 07, 2013, 12:16:46 PM »
March 16, 2013, 01:29:12 PM

Bob Way and I got together this morning and got a couple of things done. Got the parachute unpacked and hung from the ceiling in the basement, exercised the flapper in the fuel tank to try and free it up as the anodize has bound it up, and the big thing is we made a piston stop, and found top dead center on the crank (remember that I no longer have a harmonic balancer). We took are time on this and rechecked our findings many times. TDC is a degree and a half away from one of the ten degree makes on the degree wheel. Too bad it did not work out so that it was right on.

Next weekend should be a big weekend as the fuel system should be back from FIE and can be bolted on!



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Re: Glenn's dragster thread
« Reply #10 on: May 07, 2013, 12:17:40 PM »
March 21, 2013, 05:47:13 PM

Fuel system is back from Spud (FIE).
http://www.fuelinjectionent.com/

Lots to due this Saturday at the car nuts meeting starts around 9:00. I should be working on it most of the weekend off and on. If you want to stop by feel free (I would call first to make sure Iím not running for parts).

If you are planning on stopping on Saturday around 9:00 let me know so there is food and drink for all.
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Re: Glenn's dragster thread
« Reply #11 on: May 07, 2013, 12:18:44 PM »
March 24, 2013, 10:00:25 AM

I updated my web site on progress on the dragster today, here is the link
http://www.leverfamilysite.com/2010_Front_Engine_Dragster_Week_2013_03_09.htm

The current pulley setup will not work


What is the solution, see the web site.

Got a present from Spud today






Put together a bracket for the remote fuel pump



Now that I have the hat back and the new blower restrain installed a clearance problem showed up, and fixed it.





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Re: Glenn's dragster thread
« Reply #12 on: May 07, 2013, 12:20:04 PM »
March 28, 2013, 10:51:40 AM

Bolted the hat on, getting close, I think this Saturday we will try an fire it.





Made a small modification to the hat so that it is easier to bolt on.





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Re: Glenn's dragster thread
« Reply #13 on: May 07, 2013, 12:21:05 PM »
March 29, 2013, 11:07:54 AM

Line form the fill tank to the coolant system is installed.

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Re: Glenn's dragster thread
« Reply #14 on: May 07, 2013, 12:22:04 PM »
March 31, 2013, 07:46:25 AM

No words necessary


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