Author Topic: What did you do on your Front Engine Dragster TODAY?  (Read 811053 times)

Offline lake_harley

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Re: What did you do on your Front Engine Dragster TODAY?
« Reply #1140 on: May 26, 2023, 11:49:53 AM »
1st day at the drag strip to do some easy test passes. This was the 4th pass. Still not all-in at the line and my driver lifted at about 400'. Pleased that the car went straight and the driver said it didn't do anything ignorant.

Satisfied with the initial "mild" shake down passes, my plan is to completely disassemble, finish up some non-critical welds I couldn't get to before, clean and paint the chassis, and reassemble.

Based on the test passes I think I might have a race car on my hands!

Lynn



Offline THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER

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Re: What did you do on your Front Engine Dragster TODAY?
« Reply #1141 on: May 27, 2023, 05:46:50 PM »
nice
sounded good

Offline wideopen231

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Re: What did you do on your Front Engine Dragster TODAY?
« Reply #1142 on: June 08, 2023, 01:55:20 PM »
Well last weekend I took FED out for the local bracket race. Plan was to run TNT Friday night, bracket race Saturday and Sunday, giving me a good amount of runs to test. The first part went to crap Friday. Finally at the track Saturday. The car does not want to crank. After working it out. Get to line for a second-time trial. Very minor loi leak, talking drop every 4 or 5 seconds. Shut down. Driver forgets to kill primer and flood engine. Fix that fire up to make run track had said we could and the primer had a leak,which if I had known was issue would be nothing to kill the pump. Anyway, get back to trailer flood engine again, stupidity. Kill the starter dead. So one half-butt burnout, dead 450 starter, dead 150 solenoid and expenses equal 750 bucks for a nothing burnout. Thinking it was time for drinking.LOL
Relecting obama is like shooting right foot because it did not hurt enough when you shot left foot

Offline wideopen231

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Re: What did you do on your Front Engine Dragster TODAY?
« Reply #1143 on: June 12, 2023, 04:21:33 AM »
Bought the ol gal and new battery. Since did not kill starter and transbrake solenoid. Just a battery that showed 17v at starter but would not spin starter or engage transbrake.
Relecting obama is like shooting right foot because it did not hurt enough when you shot left foot

Offline lake_harley

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Re: What did you do on your Front Engine Dragster TODAY?
« Reply #1144 on: June 12, 2023, 03:16:36 PM »
My son came home for a couple days last week and we disassembled the dragster. Got it sandblasted Saturday prime Sunday and painted today. Now I'll see if I can get this jigsaw puzzle back together again.

Lynn
« Last Edit: June 12, 2023, 06:36:21 PM by lake_harley »

Offline lake_harley

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Re: What did you do on your Front Engine Dragster TODAY?
« Reply #1145 on: June 12, 2023, 06:45:21 PM »
I got photos re-sized so I hope this works.

Lynn




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Re: What did you do on your Front Engine Dragster TODAY?
« Reply #1146 on: June 16, 2023, 04:40:39 PM »
Looks great