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New member 200" Supercat FED
« on: July 08, 2013, 11:16:50 AM »
Finally had a few minutes to stop and join this site. A quick bit on me I'm 45. I have been racing for over 30 years from door cars to top fuel. I own a restoration shop and have for too many years. A few years ago I had the opportunity to buy a Fastech 200" FED and so the faster bug finally bit me. My wife and I race as a team which has just made running our FED that much better.
We are an odd team in that I grew up racing Buicks and that has spilled over to the FED. We started the build and ran for a few years with an injected Buick Nailhead. Then a long winter and a blown fuel Nailhead ended up in the car.  This past week we put in our Buick 462 cast iron block to go have some fun. We are using a 4 port Hilborn and methanol for the fuel. We are waiting for a few last parts for our aluminum Buick 445cu.in. fuel engine to be finished. Because no one has done it we are giving it a shot.

Below are 3 shots of the evolution of the dragster we call the SUPERCAT

John
« Last Edit: July 08, 2013, 11:18:50 AM by Supercat »

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Re: New member 200" Supercat FED
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2013, 04:14:01 PM »
I like alot, Moon

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Re: New member 200" Supercat FED
« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2013, 05:58:33 PM »
john,
I still say the nailhead belongs in an older chassis.  ;D ;D
john

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Re: New member 200" Supercat FED
« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2013, 07:46:56 PM »
I like it a lot, we have Buick, Pontiac, now we need a Olds!
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Re: New member 200" Supercat FED
« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2013, 09:03:29 PM »
john,
I still say the nailhead belongs in an older chassis.  ;D ;D
john

Very cool but yes it would look real bad ass in a 140" chassis!

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Re: New member 200" Supercat FED
« Reply #5 on: July 08, 2013, 09:26:09 PM »
John and Paul as of right now the injected Nailhead is in my wife's 1971 RED I'll post some shots of that at some point.
I do have a mid 60s  145" 3 bar FED with Mag body would that be better ;D for the Nailhead.
We also have a brand new 160" FED chassis on the rack.
 
The Supercat FED is going to run in top fuel as the first/current Buick in the class. I am motivated by the people that said it can't be done....I just smile and say "Thanks for the inspiration"

Thanks folks for the compliments on the car

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Re: New member 200" Supercat FED
« Reply #6 on: July 09, 2013, 03:16:49 PM »
John and Paul as of right now the injected Nailhead is in my wife's 1971 RED I'll post some shots of that at some point.
I do have a mid 60s  145" 3 bar FED with Mag body would that be better ;D for the Nailhead.
We also have a brand new 160" FED chassis on the rack.
 
The Supercat FED is going to run in top fuel as the first/current Buick in the class. I am motivated by the people that said it can't be done....I just smile and say "Thanks for the inspiration"

Thanks folks for the compliments on the car

Supercat, not kidding, you seem like a well prepared man. Nice car.

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Re: New member 200" Supercat FED
« Reply #7 on: July 09, 2013, 09:14:00 PM »
Ricardo thanks on the car. We like to be prepared it's a long drive to the tracks from here ;D

I will start building the Zoomies this weekend for the engine that is in the car now(last picture). I was going to use the headers but it just doesn't look right.

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Re: New member 200" Supercat FED
« Reply #8 on: July 10, 2013, 04:20:51 PM »
"...I will start building the Zoomies this weekend for the engine that is in the car now (last picture). I was going to use the headers but it just doesn't look right..."

Supercat, I like your style!

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Re: New member 200" Supercat FED
« Reply #9 on: July 10, 2013, 04:32:32 PM »
john, aka supercat, picked up my fed and brought it out from cali 2 yrs ago. can't thank him enough and tease him too.  ;D

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Re: New member 200" Supercat FED
« Reply #10 on: July 10, 2013, 04:55:24 PM »
Johnny I'll be going by your way in a few weeks. I have to drop off another little dragster up your way. I'll pick it up at the NHRA museum soon and then head north.
I'll give you a shout when I know my schedule.

I talked with one of the ANRA  regulars today and he said our car should not have any problem running in NE1. He personally has 3-4 cars in the class at any one time. :o
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Re: New member 200" Supercat FED
« Reply #11 on: July 10, 2013, 05:50:54 PM »
let me know when

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Re: New member 200" Supercat FED
« Reply #12 on: July 11, 2013, 03:57:19 AM »
And I thought I was the only one who carried his dragster in the back of his pick up.
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Re: New member 200" Supercat FED
« Reply #13 on: July 11, 2013, 05:35:45 AM »
And I thought I was the only one who carried his dragster in the back of his pick up.
Don
I was wondering how long it would take for you to see this
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Re: New member 200" Supercat FED
« Reply #14 on: July 11, 2013, 03:19:49 PM »
he had mine on the roof of his truck. lol