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Re: Glenn's dragster thread
« Reply #225 on: April 20, 2018, 07:13:17 AM »
In this video there is an Intro into how to create battery terminal ends.

To do the battery cable ends on the Dragster (and the 49 at some point) I bought an intermediate terminal crimping tool. It failed to hold the crimp and did not have a good enough selection of dies to go one step smaller.

This tool had more dies, and a better selection of dies in the range I needed (once I knew what I needed), and was much cheaper, harbor freight cheap.

Interestingly there was no company name on the box or the one page of specifications.

There was a label on the pump YQK 300 which when Googled brings up a list of resellers (E-Bay, Amazon, etc.)

I believe it will sever its propose.

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Re: Glenn's dragster thread
« Reply #226 on: April 22, 2018, 07:26:13 PM »
Deutsch Connectors, Assembly Instructions, Disassembly, Crimp Tool

In this, "How To video", I talk about Deutsch Connectors.

I Assemble and Disassemble, the new to me Deutsch connectors.

Up to now I have used Weather Pack Connectors.

I think I like the new Deutsch Connectors better, with the exception:
1) That everything is smaller, harder for these fat fingers to maneuver the small parts
2) Harder for these old eyes to see the numbers on the backs of the connectors and to thread the wire into the connector.

I do like the positive feeling of the connections, and will be making the switch.

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Re: Glenn's dragster thread
« Reply #227 on: May 02, 2018, 07:35:32 PM »
In this video I show how I have been making the battery /starter cables for the Front Engine Dragster.


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Re: Glenn's dragster thread
« Reply #228 on: May 03, 2018, 05:02:29 PM »
Quick Dragster Update 2018 05 03

Just a look, a real update this weekend.

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Re: Glenn's dragster thread
« Reply #229 on: May 08, 2018, 10:43:59 PM »
Dragster Update Custom Belt Guard -- 2018 05 08

This video shows the build of a blower belt guard from scratch. The steps required, the skills, the effort and the finished product.

I asked my son, who is a very talented fabricator, to create the belt guard. What my son made is well beyond my capability.

Hope you enjoy watching this as much as I enjoyed seeing the process evolve to the finished product.

I know it is long, but I think the content makes it worth it.

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Re: Glenn's dragster thread
« Reply #230 on: May 18, 2018, 07:47:29 AM »
Glenn enjoyed watching your latest video.  Very nice custom piece, and pleased to see your son displaying a few of his hidden talents.  Taking extra time to share the little details and thought process does make your videos better.  Mirror polishing 6061 in a white t-shirt, "yes I was impressed; as messy as that job is, sure makes one-of-a-kind parts pretty. 

You said at the end of the video it looks like it belongs there, I agree.  Another reason is when looking at your engine, the new belt guard does not attract attention, it vanishes.  That takes talent to accomplish.  You have to point it out to a viewer which provides occasion to tell a story.  Alan


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Re: Glenn's dragster thread
« Reply #231 on: May 22, 2018, 02:17:14 PM »
Front Engine Dragster Update, Starter Cables

Yes, it is true, I have hurt my back and the ground is now a long way away and hard to get to. I do have a couple of short segments that were meant to go into one update that I will now split up into small tantalizing clips (I hope).

At least there will be no 30 minute videos for awhile.

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Re: Glenn's dragster thread
« Reply #232 on: June 03, 2018, 11:14:03 AM »
Car Nuts 06 02 2018 move the 49 Chevrolet Gasser into the trailer.

In this Car Nuts meeting we moved the 1949 Chevrolet from the garage, into the trailer. Might seem like a simple task but my driveway has quite a slope, there is no winch in the trailer, yet, and the steering and brakes are not connected.

I had sworn I would not do this until some progress was made on the Gasser. My son is the only one that worked on the Gasser while it was in the garage.

We will get back to it, but I needed room for the Jeep (as it remains roofless and door-less throughout the whole summer).

It is my summer daily driver.

My back is doing better and we intend to make good progress on the dragster this week, so watch for an update next week.

We will not make the Bowling Green race, but will make every effort to make the Norwalk (Blue Suede Cruise) race!

Next Car Nuts meeting feel free to stop by, if you want on the mailing lest send me a message with your e-mail address (Private Message).

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Re: Glenn's dragster thread
« Reply #233 on: July 02, 2018, 08:40:51 PM »
Another chopped up rushed
video as we just have no time left.

First fire up of the new
engine, and we attract attention we could do without.

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Re: Glenn's dragster thread
« Reply #234 on: July 03, 2018, 01:54:29 PM »
I had a neighbor that did the same thing.  I was like you, very seldom started the car, always during the day and only when absolutely necessary.   Cop would come out and apologize for coming out but said he had to follow up on complaint.  I probably didn't start the car more than 6 times in 2 years.  It aggravated her so much that she couldn't do anything about it that she finally sold her house and moved.   

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Re: Glenn's dragster thread
« Reply #235 on: July 03, 2018, 07:52:07 PM »
Had a neighbor like that. Like Gleen we fired car cpl times a year at shop.This one evening(before 9 pm) we had trouble with trans mission and had fired car 3 times maybe minute each. He came over and complained.  Then 3 months later came over while I was cleaning deer and asked if we had any extra deer meat. Want to guess the answer?
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Re: Glenn's dragster thread
« Reply #236 on: July 03, 2018, 09:10:29 PM »
If I had neighbors like me that I would start my car more often!!!

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Re: Glenn's dragster thread
« Reply #237 on: July 07, 2018, 07:33:06 PM »
Dragster Update 07 07 2018

Another chopped up video from pieces.

We are essentially out of time. Leaving for Norwalk to get it down the track on Wednesday.

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Re: Glenn's dragster thread
« Reply #238 on: August 18, 2018, 05:41:48 AM »
Dragster update. It is broke. After testing we saw in the data that it
was misfiring in the upper RPM. Randy of RPM performance suggested one
of the magnets in the degree wheel might be weak. We went to turn it
over by hand to check the magnets and found that the engine will only
turn over so far and then come up solid against something. We are in the
middle of preparing for a move so time is really precious, I hope, with
the help of Steve Walczak,
to do some investigation next week. (Pistons go up and down, valves go
up and down, converter bolts are tight, blower turns freely)) Al Robins
has suggested removing the rockers and trying again, we will also pull
the pump drive. After that the pan comes off. .
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Re: Glenn's dragster thread
« Reply #239 on: August 18, 2018, 12:49:29 PM »
check your cam belt drive, we had the same results as you, when we lost a couple of teeth on the belt.
Jessel says to replace the belt every time you have a "incedent" with the motor. The teeth got fractured when we kicked a rod out, when the trans broke and the engine went to 12K.
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