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Offline wideopen231

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Re: What did you do on your Front Engine Dragster TODAY?
« Reply #1095 on: April 11, 2020, 05:48:58 AM »
Well with the world shut down I took advantage and spent little extra money on the gal. Got her some new rods. Old ones only had 10 runs but they where in my TA/D combo and with 10500 rpm shifts ans 6500 leave plus good dose of 50 lbs boost. I figured better safe than sorry or thats the idea anyway. Getting some new lifters for her next,just another peace of mind thing.  At least if I break either I know its nott because I short cut something and used an over used part.
Relecting obama is like shooting right foot because it did not hurt enough when you shot left foot

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Re: What did you do on your Front Engine Dragster TODAY?
« Reply #1096 on: April 11, 2020, 08:33:38 AM »
That shot is funny you posted as I am in Maine but have known the guy in the GS shirt since the 80's. He is in NC.
His name is Alan. Where/when is the picture from?

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Re: What did you do on your Front Engine Dragster TODAY?
« Reply #1097 on: April 11, 2020, 09:48:49 AM »
Greensboro Drag Expo . Mid February. Yes in NC.  I am the guy who forgot to bring a chair and using the slick as seat.LOL
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Re: What did you do on your Front Engine Dragster TODAY?
« Reply #1098 on: April 11, 2020, 02:57:27 PM »
Thanks for the info on the picture.
Keep having fun.
I'll update the 2 new engines being built for the Supercat soon.

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Re: What did you do on your Front Engine Dragster TODAY?
« Reply #1099 on: June 07, 2020, 06:39:34 AM »
I found out how to totally fry the clutches out of it. You screw up on shift cable adjustment and attemp to leave at 5500 with it between  low and hi. When a screw up I do so at full speed. Got to loive this sport or just be nuts.
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Re: What did you do on your Front Engine Dragster TODAY?
« Reply #1100 on: February 18, 2021, 04:36:44 PM »
Pulled FED out of trailer and into shop.Drained fluids and pulled trans and engine out otday. Pulling 3rd member tomorrow and starting lowering powertrain to give chassis more ground clearance. Motor will only go 1.5" before chassis and heads are touching, going 1.25".Rearend will do that with moving it forward 1". The anti rotation tube I had will conveniently removing tube will allow tabs on rear end to align with bottom center tube and I can weld in a threaded boss thru it and bolt rear end. xxxx bunc of work to remove cpl ounces.LOL

1.25" may not sound like much but it is 50 % increase in clearance at mid plate. If tires on car don't workout and I change I will go with 33 tall set giving me another 1/2".
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Re: What did you do on your Front Engine Dragster TODAY?
« Reply #1101 on: March 24, 2021, 01:58:41 PM »
I am interested in what you have to say about your FED. I love hearing dragster stories. Coolest drag car ever...
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Re: What did you do on your Front Engine Dragster TODAY?
« Reply #1102 on: April 12, 2021, 07:34:36 AM »
Not much going on here lately.....
I took our car out of the corner hibernation zone after 3.5 years on its roller rack. Got it cleaned up Saturday and brand new 6.0 cert at New England Dragway Sunday. With the exception of one needed additional kidney bar the car even passed NTF 5.99 quicker.  I'll get the bar added when I find someone in Maine, New Hampshire, or Massachusetts to add it and set of canard wings this year.
The new engine is finally moving forward again. We will be in Bowling Green next month for the Buick GS Nationals with the iron block still in the car. New engine should be running by the end of June.

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Re: What did you do on your Front Engine Dragster TODAY?
« Reply #1103 on: May 25, 2021, 09:27:41 AM »
Working on the car this week.  We are getting ready for the New England Nationals at Epping NH June 11-13. We were invited to be one of the cars in the Cackle area.  We may even make a few passes during the Event. Should be fun, as it was in 2019.
Hope to see some of you there.
Please stop by if you go....