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Re: What did you do on your Front Engine Dragster TODAY?
« Reply #1065 on: November 28, 2018, 06:39:19 PM »
Just got in new aluminum valve body for car.  4lbs less weight,hi/lo option. Plus .02 quicker react for driver,old guys need all the help they can get. FTI had it at 120 bucks off for black friday and couldn't resist ,then didn't try real hard.LOL
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Re: What did you do on your Front Engine Dragster TODAY?
« Reply #1066 on: January 26, 2019, 06:06:07 AM »
finally figured out how to get pics on.



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Re: What did you do on your Front Engine Dragster TODAY?
« Reply #1067 on: January 26, 2019, 06:10:34 AM »
new injector for car. Lower,lighter,less frontal are has to reduce air drag and few features to reduce number of plumbing fittings. Nozzles behind flys are for primer system and richening system if need to drop temp some. Rail in intake used for top half of fuel system instead of 8 line,nozzles,jets and distribution block.
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Re: What did you do on your Front Engine Dragster TODAY?
« Reply #1068 on: March 21, 2019, 11:03:01 AM »
 Added few itwms to car to hopefully make more competitive for bracket deal.Got the rough made not fianl but works steering stop bolted on and new shorter and more layback headers bolted on.
My oh crap button activated chute deployment

electric over air solenoids for auto timer actived leanout and chute
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Re: What did you do on your Front Engine Dragster TODAY?
« Reply #1069 on: March 21, 2019, 11:04:13 AM »
Yea I know will have disable most of it for any nostalgia races.A bridge I can cross with very little work.
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« Reply #1070 on: March 28, 2019, 07:23:45 PM »
Found out a injector scoop made of .060 is not strong enough.Sucks middle in while running like a drunk draining a beer can. Oh well time to build another and maybe little strong design and not no lite.LMAO
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Re: What did you do on your Front Engine Dragster TODAY?
« Reply #1071 on: March 29, 2019, 06:31:53 AM »
True story about homemade scoops: A fellow in the Detroit area (who shall remain nameless) who was a chassis builder and ran an A/Fuel dragster with injector stacks decided to cover all the injector stacks with a scoop containing T/F style butterflies. He made the scoop from .080" aluminum as I recall. At the track he rolled into the staging lanes, started it up, rapped the throttles once, and when the butterflies closed down the atmospheric pressure collapsed the scoop down onto the stacks like a crushed pop can.

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Re: What did you do on your Front Engine Dragster TODAY?
« Reply #1072 on: March 29, 2019, 11:45:11 AM »
And...If you run a 3 piece injector with a valley cover and a dry sump/vac pump, make sure the valley cover has a mid support snubber to minimize oil canning of the mid plate. The crankcase vacuum can suck the valley cover down. Get er done!

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Re: What did you do on your Front Engine Dragster TODAY?
« Reply #1073 on: March 29, 2019, 01:09:46 PM »
Well for once its not.You are the only one to have that problem thing. Hey only people who never have a idea go bad is those who don't act on there ideas. Never been one of those.Might be richer if I learned not to.LOL
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Re: What did you do on your Front Engine Dragster TODAY?
« Reply #1074 on: April 14, 2019, 04:13:24 PM »
made a bolt on extension for a slip tube driveshaft cover.




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Re: What did you do on your Front Engine Dragster TODAY?
« Reply #1075 on: June 20, 2019, 05:28:20 PM »
looks like most of that aluminum chunk turned into shavings.LOL
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Re: What did you do on your Front Engine Dragster TODAY?
« Reply #1076 on: June 20, 2019, 06:24:18 PM »
yea, alot of waste on that part..... glad the tubes where not that bad....turned down 1/4w tubing to make the slip tubes....came out nice tho