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Re: Glenn's dragster thread
« Reply #240 on: August 18, 2018, 01:22:22 PM »
We have a gear drive, but is on the list of things to check when we pull the front drive.
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Re: Glenn's dragster thread
« Reply #241 on: August 20, 2018, 11:16:36 AM »
I change my belt when i change my rods.  2 years, 100 'ish runs.
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Re: Glenn's dragster thread
« Reply #242 on: August 20, 2018, 01:16:13 PM »
Steve Walczak, Gary O ’corner, and myself worked on the dragster from noon to four today, pulled the front drive, no result, pulled the pan, cannot get it all the way off in the dragster because of the pickup tube. All looks good though, rods have movement side to side. Pulled the rockers, no result, can only get five of the six torque converter bolts out because the engine locks up in a spot where we cannot get to the last bolt to remove it. No result. Next step is to pull the transmission. Maybe later tonight.
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Re: Glenn's dragster thread
« Reply #243 on: August 21, 2018, 02:13:58 PM »
Transmission is out, not the problem, pulled the engine, pulled the front cover, not the problem, pulled the pan, not the problem, pulled the heads. Found this. Have no idea what or how it got there. I have two screens in the injector hat, I have weed burner exhausts (they point down not up), the intake is in tack, no pieces missing, I need to turn the blower (brand new seven runs on it) upside down to see if I can see anything.,











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Re: Glenn's dragster thread
« Reply #244 on: August 21, 2018, 03:23:35 PM »
Looks like it didn’t do to much damage.  Do you run a screen under you hat?  I do on my car and I have found ssome stuff that I am glad it caught!! Not sure how it got in there either I found a 1/2” nut until there once!!! Not sure if I can issue someone off or it just flew up off the track

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Re: Glenn's dragster thread
« Reply #245 on: August 21, 2018, 04:06:04 PM »
Looks like it didn’t do to much damage.  Do you run a screen under you hat?  I do on my car and I have found ssome stuff that I am glad it caught!! Not sure how it got in there either I found a 1/2” nut until there once!!! Not sure if I can issue someone off or it just flew up off the track

I run two screens, one on top of the restraint plate and a second on the bottom side
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Re: Glenn's dragster thread
« Reply #246 on: August 21, 2018, 07:34:46 PM »
Must be something left inside

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Re: Glenn's dragster thread
« Reply #247 on: August 21, 2018, 07:47:00 PM »
Must be something left inside
Agree.

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Re: Glenn's dragster thread
« Reply #248 on: August 21, 2018, 09:07:10 PM »
Actually I am starting to believe it is a plug that came out of the end of one of the blower vanes. This is not my blower.



There is a recess where it could come out, this is my blower



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Re: Glenn's dragster thread
« Reply #249 on: August 26, 2018, 05:29:04 PM »
Update 08 25 2018 Dragster / Moving
Yes, we are moving and it will affect the number of videos produced in the near future in a negative way (less of them), in the far future there will be MORE videos and they will be more diverse.

In this video we talk about the move and the current status of the dragster

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Re: Glenn's dragster thread
« Reply #250 on: August 27, 2018, 06:56:56 AM »
Congrats on the new place! Looks really nice. You'll have more room and can fire up the dragster without the po-po coming to visit. :)

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Re: Glenn's dragster thread
« Reply #251 on: August 27, 2018, 12:22:18 PM »
Yes.
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Re: Glenn's dragster thread
« Reply #252 on: August 28, 2018, 12:19:53 PM »
Glenn - very exciting.  After 21 years it's difficult to leave a home with memories and plus you have much invested, yet I'm very happy for you and your wife's new adventure.  The new workshop is huge, and may I add "doing a 60' burnout indoors is something you will remember forever" not that I'm suggesting it : )  Alan
 

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Re: Glenn's dragster thread
« Reply #253 on: August 28, 2018, 12:57:24 PM »
Glenn - very exciting.  After 21 years it's difficult to leave a home with memories and plus you have much invested, yet I'm very happy for you and your wife's new adventure.  The new workshop is huge, and may I add "doing a 60' burnout indoors is something you will remember forever" not that I'm suggesting it : )  Alan

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Re: Glenn's dragster thread
« Reply #254 on: September 10, 2018, 06:51:15 PM »
Dragster Update 09 06 2018

First off, Steve thanks for your help once again.

In this video, we install a converter to step down the voltage out of the 16 volt Turbo Start battery to 12 volts. This was done to run the filament bulbs on 12 volts so they would not be very bright and hot.

This allowed us to remove the small trailer break away battery we were using and install a fuel primer pump in that location.

We also started the engine for the first time after the latest rebuild. Set the timing on the mag and the crank pickup.

Once the engine was hot we were able to set the valve lash (this is an aluminum block and also has aluminum heads).

Another mystery was discovered, which we do not have a clear answer to. Your input on that mystery is welcome.



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