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Re: What did you do on your Front Engine Dragster TODAY?
« Reply #30 on: February 12, 2013, 06:49:06 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

no can do. my son likes to do laps with the rail. ;D  besides i hate carrying all the other stuff to the race track. it's set up to run when we get to the track. if a minor break happens and can be fix, ok. major break, its on the trailer and we go partying.  ;D

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Re: What did you do on your Front Engine Dragster TODAY?
« Reply #31 on: February 15, 2013, 10:45:31 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.

Excellent!  Thanks for the heads up . . . I would love to hit some cackle events this year and was worried about buying a 55gal drum considering I won't ever make a pass on the stuff

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Re: What did you do on your Front Engine Dragster TODAY?
« Reply #32 on: February 15, 2013, 02:36:20 PM »
Spud, thats a fine looking hotrod!  Lets see today...I made the fuel shutoff cable bracket and mounted it on the fuel pump. Also made a bracket for my throttle return springs and started figuring out my top blower belt guard. I like to fab. everything possible, that way you know the part fits, not like ordering something and hoping it works about 50% of the time.

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Re: What did you do on your Front Engine Dragster TODAY?
« Reply #33 on: February 15, 2013, 04:07:30 PM »
I cussed at it does that count ;D

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Re: What did you do on your Front Engine Dragster TODAY?
« Reply #34 on: February 15, 2013, 04:44:45 PM »
I cussed at it does that count ;D

  Randy!

You bet.
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Re: What did you do on your Front Engine Dragster TODAY?
« Reply #35 on: February 16, 2013, 06:15:53 PM »
Today
I went out and started looking for all the parts I use for my inj s/b . I'm thinking about putting it in back in the fed . it was a lot more fun running it plus was not near as costly to run, So I think that will be my plan for this year.
this is what it look like before :


now this the look now :


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Re: What did you do on your Front Engine Dragster TODAY?
« Reply #36 on: February 16, 2013, 06:57:34 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

no can do. my son likes to do laps with the rail. ;D  besides i hate carrying all the other stuff to the race track. it's set up to run when we get to the track. if a minor break happens and can be fix, ok. major break, its on the trailer and we go partying.  ;D

ya I feel like you if it don't want to run I load it up and take it home.
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Re: What did you do on your Front Engine Dragster TODAY?
« Reply #37 on: February 18, 2013, 08:16:09 AM »
I took some more weight out of my "go" pedal...

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Re: What did you do on your Front Engine Dragster TODAY?
« Reply #38 on: February 18, 2013, 11:59:43 AM »
day off today. went to big al's toy box and swapped some parts so it make installing the 4-71 easier. was fun till his power went out.

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Re: What did you do on your Front Engine Dragster TODAY?
« Reply #39 on: February 18, 2013, 12:02:01 PM »
day off today. went to big al's toy box and swapped some parts so it make installing the 4-71 easier. was fun till his power went out.

I thought Big Al was out of business?
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Re: What did you do on your Front Engine Dragster TODAY?
« Reply #40 on: February 18, 2013, 06:33:07 PM »
no. still going strong. i like his showroom. 2 rails standing up on the walls.

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Re: What did you do on your Front Engine Dragster TODAY?
« Reply #41 on: February 18, 2013, 08:23:55 PM »
Must be a different "Big Al"
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Re: What did you do on your Front Engine Dragster TODAY?
« Reply #42 on: February 19, 2013, 09:17:40 PM »
Got a good deal on a front axle, spindles and spoke wheels, for the new car.  Today I shortened the axle and installed my crank hub, lower pulley and pump/drive (80A-1), on the engine going into the old "Smokin Gun". Oh, and called Speedway for a set of Kingpins. ;D

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Re: What did you do on your Front Engine Dragster TODAY?
« Reply #43 on: February 20, 2013, 05:21:09 AM »
I'm ready! ;D ;D ;D

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« Reply #44 on: February 20, 2013, 05:34:39 AM »
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