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What did you do on your Front Engine Dragster TODAY?
« on: January 30, 2013, 11:24:17 AM »
I looked at it and tried to decied what is the next task to address to get the Blower Install done.

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Re: What did you do on your Front Engine Dragster TODAY?
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2013, 09:47:59 PM »
Hey new here this seems pretty cool just like your car! On our FED we kept it warm and dry today

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Re: What did you do on your Front Engine Dragster TODAY?
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2013, 02:59:32 PM »
Look's good It's gonna be tough to see around that blower!

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Re: What did you do on your Front Engine Dragster TODAY?
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2013, 03:27:31 PM »
Not as tough as it would have been with the BarnDoor I had originally purchased.
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Re: What did you do on your Front Engine Dragster TODAY?
« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2013, 06:06:48 PM »
To see down the track with blown front engine cars, I pick a part of the wall and line it up with the hat and try to stay there. These cars move towards the side with less traction, so staying in the groove can be challenging. I love when my cars swerve, that gives me a nano second to see down the track. Night racing really gets your heart pumpin! A little tire haze is where its at, fun stuff for sure!

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Re: What did you do on your Front Engine Dragster TODAY?
« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2013, 06:28:12 PM »
Glenn, your car looks awesome! Im trying to make the Auto Rama in Dallas,TX Feb 15-17. Going to put a couple of dragster chassis's and suspension items in there too. Should be fun, its a 5A show so there will be tons of people attending. Im tryin to get Randy Wilson to enter his Top Fuel FED in the show, but Im not sure he'll make it.

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Re: What did you do on your Front Engine Dragster TODAY?
« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2013, 11:36:37 PM »


I sat in the seat and held the butterfly with one hand and made motor sounds :-[

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Re: What did you do on your Front Engine Dragster TODAY?
« Reply #7 on: February 02, 2013, 03:04:22 AM »
I have done some work since then pics are in post about time for FED forum.

 As for today no work have car show this weekend.I did buy a new Cobra torch/welding kit can't wait till Monday to refill tanks. Guy demonstrating made it look awsome. Cutts beter than any plasma cutter I have seen. Welded .020 aluminum better than my tig and broke the number 1 rule of aluminum welding the stuff he was welding was far from clean.  So no work but I got new tool to help finisher her up,spindles will have to wait till next month.
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Re: What did you do on your Front Engine Dragster TODAY?
« Reply #8 on: February 02, 2013, 12:11:02 PM »


I sat in the seat and held the butterfly with one hand and made motor sounds :-[

We have all sat there and made noises and if you do not admit it you are not being honest.
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Re: What did you do on your Front Engine Dragster TODAY?
« Reply #9 on: February 02, 2013, 12:16:36 PM »
Killer engine wideopen231!!!!
Run that a** engine brother!

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Re: What did you do on your Front Engine Dragster TODAY?
« Reply #10 on: February 02, 2013, 03:15:38 PM »
Look at bottom of block your right it can be killer I killed 6000.00 in less than 3 runs.  Not Planning on running the whipple on the fed.For soem reason everyone who knows me laughs or shakes their head when I say that.   Hey those blower are like drugs.
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Re: What did you do on your Front Engine Dragster TODAY?
« Reply #11 on: February 02, 2013, 04:13:48 PM »
Heck I thought a few whap bows,then waaaaaaa and hitting shute while sitting in car making fake runs was just cheap pratice and the way to end long night of working on car.
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Re: What did you do on your Front Engine Dragster TODAY?
« Reply #12 on: February 03, 2013, 03:30:02 PM »

 Here sits mine today...tucked into the corner of the FIE shop. I took the body off, got the tires off and that's it for today. I didn't have time to race it last season, but only needs a few things to be ready. The tranny case needs to be recerted, belts rewebbed, and new tires. I have a larger fuel pump for it now and need to get that plumbed and cabled for the shut-off and hi/lo valve. Other than that, I just need time to round up all the support equipment and clean it all up.



A shot of it on the track...



Last time out, we ran 6.91 @ 199 on 98%. That was putting 10 GPM to it. Another half a gallon should have it in the mid 6.80's consistently ...which is all the quicker we ever need to go for what we're doing.

Hoping to have time and money for at least 3 local events this year. 

We will see!

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Re: What did you do on your Front Engine Dragster TODAY?
« Reply #13 on: February 03, 2013, 05:38:53 PM »
Spud that's a clean ride ;) I am just starting my build and the body on yours gives me some inspiration BTW what's the wheelbase?

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Re: What did you do on your Front Engine Dragster TODAY?
« Reply #14 on: February 03, 2013, 06:23:30 PM »
Thanks! The wheelbase is 185".

I built the original full body myself...and it was an adventure. Since then, I've back-halved the car (to get below the 7.50 cert tag) and my chassis builder (Gary Eickmann) built the new body from the motor back. I like the look of it now a lot better.

When mine was originally sitting as a bare chassis on the garage floor with the just-finished full body on it, it looked exactly like a huge chili pepper laying there. So, I called it "One Hot Chili Pepper". http://onehotchilipepper.com Haven't updated the site in forever, but there are build pics and reports from years of racing on there.

I just saw our schedule for this year (Pro Nostalgia) and it looks like I have until June to be ready. Won't even attempt to make the April race (that has been known to "snow-out").

Can't wait to hear the cackle again and feel those G's!

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