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What did you do on your Rear Engine Dragster TODAY?
« on: January 31, 2013, 09:00:11 PM »
What did you do on your Rear Engine Dragster TODAY?
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Re: What did you do on your Rear Engine Dragster TODAY?
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2013, 06:50:33 PM »
Im in the process of restoring a Buddy Warren 1974 R.E.D that is a 230inch car. It last ran in 1986 with Max Kern as the shoe. Tubes were bent up on the rear section so I put that bad boy on the jig table and back halved it. The tubing was .049 wall so I stepped it up to .058. After rebuilding the rear, I added helmet bars to the cage and put a rack up front.

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« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2013, 08:21:29 PM »
We NEED to see pictures!
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Re: What did you do on your Rear Engine Dragster TODAY?
« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2013, 01:23:55 PM »
This is my son Bj's top dragster we are working on a new shortblock going to be a 572 . Also putting a second stage of nitrous on it . Hope to run 6.50's with it

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Re: What did you do on your Rear Engine Dragster TODAY?
« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2013, 01:37:30 PM »
This is Wayne Hofmann son of funny car racer Al Hofmann . This car runs 6.30's at 214mph

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Re: What did you do on your Rear Engine Dragster TODAY?
« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2013, 02:24:34 PM »
My son has been busy getting his car ready for some top dragster and bracket racing

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Re: What did you do on your Rear Engine Dragster TODAY?
« Reply #6 on: May 07, 2013, 02:31:03 PM »
Here I'm talking about 8.5s and you guys are running 6's
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« Reply #7 on: May 07, 2013, 03:48:53 PM »
Glen before you know it you will be posting up some low 7 high 6 second runs . Just be patient and don't rush . One barrier at a time !

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« Reply #8 on: May 07, 2013, 03:52:23 PM »
Glen before you know it you will be posting up some low 7 high 6 second runs . Just be patient and don't rush . One barrier at a time !
Long range plan is to build a new engine purpose built for a blower over this coming winter to run 7.5
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Re: What did you do on your Rear Engine Dragster TODAY?
« Reply #9 on: June 05, 2013, 02:09:48 PM »
Going to test my son's car on Sunday

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« Reply #10 on: June 14, 2013, 09:36:47 AM »
Went to the valley Sunday with my son's car to break in new motor . Switched to a 16 volt batterie and had a couple of issues . You are supposed to charge a new 16 volt for 24 hours we did not and it kept loosing power durring a run . Finally got a decent charge on it and went 7.40 at 180 

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« Reply #11 on: June 14, 2013, 10:54:34 AM »
Went to the valley Sunday with my son's car to break in new motor . Switched to a 16 volt batterie and had a couple of issues . You are supposed to charge a new 16 volt for 24 hours we did not and it kept loosing power durring a run . Finally got a decent charge on it and went 7.40 at 180

Why does the charge level effect the run time? Are you running a coil with an ignition box? Nice car.
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« Reply #12 on: June 14, 2013, 12:11:51 PM »
Went to the valley Sunday with my son's car to break in new motor . Switched to a 16 volt batterie and had a couple of issues . You are supposed to charge a new 16 volt for 24 hours we did not and it kept loosing power durring a run . Finally got a decent charge on it and went 7.40 at 180

Why does the charge level effect the run time? Are you running a coil with an ignition box? Nice car.
Yes Glen We use a 7al3 ignition ,water pump ,fan , fuel pump . What I think happend is the voltage would drop and the ign. box and fuel pump would not work properly .

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Re: What did you do on your Rear Engine Dragster TODAY?
« Reply #13 on: June 20, 2013, 12:25:22 PM »
No alternator then?

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« Reply #14 on: June 30, 2013, 11:58:56 AM »
Went to New England Dragway last weekend on Thursday and Friday for the National event .I helped Wayne Hoffman out with his top dragster . We qualifyed 3rd at 6.41 . Did any of you guy's go ? If you stand at the fence right by the starting line you are about only 15 feet away from the cars . very entertaining .