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Offline wideopen231

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Re: What did you do on your Front Engine Dragster TODAY?
« Reply #15 on: February 04, 2013, 05:44:52 AM »
 Spent my night making some new brackets,finishing front motor mounts, maching motor monts for les weight and drilling holes in few other parts. Think I took about 2 to 2.5 lbs off car but hey its weight that I don't have to haul down track. Shame I can't put my fat butt on mill or lathe and cut weight same way. Still working towards loosing another 30 to 40 lbs.Has to help balance car better 65 lbs. not hanging out back.
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Re: What did you do on your Front Engine Dragster TODAY?
« Reply #16 on: February 04, 2013, 05:48:32 AM »
I could lose 50, latly all I'm doing is adding weight to the FED, bracket here, intake there, blower here, injection hat there.
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Re: What did you do on your Front Engine Dragster TODAY?
« Reply #17 on: February 04, 2013, 08:50:11 PM »
It does not feel like we made much progress this weekend. Tom was over and so were both of my sons. Number one son stayed behind the camera so I have no pictures of him, but I did get a picture of the number two son.

We started like this


and ended like this


In between those two the blower bag is back from DJ so we the blower bag back on with the modifications made by DJ it fits now.


Installed the rear restraint strap bracket.


Made a bracket to hold the fill can for the coolant system


it came out pretty nice




There is a complete update on my web site at this link
http://www.leverfamilysite.com/2010_Front_Engine_Dragster_Week_2013_02_02.htm

and the complete build from the first tube cut to now can be seen here
http://www.leverfamilysite.com/2010_Front_Engine_Dragster_Root.htm

along with some u-tube videos of it running down the track
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Re: What did you do on your Front Engine Dragster TODAY?
« Reply #18 on: February 05, 2013, 09:16:08 AM »
Nice car Spud!!

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Re: What did you do on your Front Engine Dragster TODAY?
« Reply #19 on: February 06, 2013, 07:51:45 AM »
I looked at it and tried to decied what is the next task to address to get the Blower Install done.

I inally got around to sending some parts off the be anodized Red.   Got a new 358" Short block sittng there, and a New Hilborn injection, but seems like no time to work on it.  when I dohave time, the wfe says I don't have time . 
TIME  is obviously scarce around my house.   
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Re: What did you do on your Front Engine Dragster TODAY?
« Reply #20 on: February 06, 2013, 05:44:05 PM »
Got the new main bearings installed and the Jesel belt drive on!

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Re: What did you do on your Front Engine Dragster TODAY?
« Reply #21 on: February 06, 2013, 08:04:33 PM »
All kinds of little machining.

Made spud ends for my tie rod, or thread adapters/whatever. Had to machine a little spacer ring because the hub I got from good vibes has a 2" O.D. while this blower pulley I got off ebay has a 2.250" I.D.



Also, the QC on my enderle timing cover was a little sketchy.  Had to enlarge the spot faces for the bolts and deburr the rear of the holes.

Pushrods come tomorrow.  Dropping off my cylinder heads in the morning to get the valve seats/valve angles checked.  Hope to have the entire longblock wrapped up this weekend.

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Re: What did you do on your Front Engine Dragster TODAY?
« Reply #22 on: February 11, 2013, 04:30:00 PM »
New A-1 torque converter in, the engine is back in the frame! tomorrow babysit the grandaughter, Wednesday hope to get everything else hooked up!

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Re: What did you do on your Front Engine Dragster TODAY?
« Reply #23 on: February 11, 2013, 05:45:57 PM »
Spent a few hours working on a customers RED, however I did bump my knee on the new tubing on the frame jig. New 200" car, frame is about 95%

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Re: What did you do on your Front Engine Dragster TODAY?
« Reply #24 on: February 11, 2013, 05:46:19 PM »
other than snow, done nothing for over a week now.  still trying to figure out how i can make everything fit on front with the 4-71/350 buick. darn w/p and alt is in the way of the belt.

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Re: What did you do on your Front Engine Dragster TODAY?
« Reply #25 on: February 11, 2013, 06:02:39 PM »
Buickfed, suggestion....get rid of the alternator and maybe a remote w/p unless you're gonna run alky. Then scrap the w/p too. :P

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Re: What did you do on your Front Engine Dragster TODAY?
« Reply #26 on: February 11, 2013, 07:36:17 PM »
Loaded the bare chassis on a lumber rack of a work truck and strapped er down good. Headin to the powder coater tomorrow. True redneck style!! :o
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Re: What did you do on your Front Engine Dragster TODAY?
« Reply #27 on: February 11, 2013, 08:16:53 PM »
Well spent sunday working on fuel tank mounts,multiple battery mounting points,and started on dash and electrical panel mount. Spent free time to day working dash lay out.Need to be working on chassis,but since taking dog to vet I will be cpl weeks ordering last cpl pieces of tubing.

 Tomorrow is looking like have some work to do. Darn thing of not being born rich sucks!
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Re: What did you do on your Front Engine Dragster TODAY?
« Reply #28 on: February 11, 2013, 08:54:57 PM »
Loaded the bare chassis on a lumber rack of a work truck and strapped er down good. Headin to the powder coater tomorrow. True redneck style!! :o

Roo Man took my chassis on a similar trip, for the same purpose.
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Re: What did you do on your Front Engine Dragster TODAY?
« Reply #29 on: February 12, 2013, 07:23:39 AM »
If you use alot of nitro, or if you don't use any at all, don't read this : )   
I plan on trying some nitro this year and checked with our local supplier and they only sells it in drums.  I don't need a whole drum nor do I want 55 gallons sitting around in my garage.  I checked around and found some.  Got it smoothly, now I'm a happy camper.  Here's current link:

(ebay #2008 6701 4356)  or click on link.........

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Torco-Nitro-race-fuel-5-Gal-pail-Torco-100-Nitromethane-/200867014356?hash=item2ec49b66d4&item=200867014356&pt=Race_Car_Parts&vxp=mtr#ht_255wt_1129


p.s.  I ran this by Glenn first, since it's an ad.  Glenn said it was okay to post, I wasn't sure, so better to ask first.  Okay, I can check nitromethane off my to do list.