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Front Engine Dragsters / Re: Back to the track
« on: November 13, 2020, 09:46:59 AM »
Yes. If the weather holds out. I've got a few things to try on it.

Front Engine Dragsters / Back to the track
« on: November 11, 2020, 10:30:39 AM »
Took the car out to Piedmont last sunday. Finally it's running right. Nice day, Ran 5.27  then added 20 percent and ended up with a 4.97.  Not to bad for a low dollar 350. Hopefully the weather will clear up for another weekend run sometime this year.

Front Engine Dragsters / Re: staying cool in summer heat
« on: July 20, 2020, 03:48:11 PM »
I have a helmet with a fresh air intake on it. I use a small plastic blower just to move some air . It keeps my glasses from fogging up also. I used it at Maxton when we ran at the mile and I also use it at Bonneville.

Front Engine Dragsters / Re: Today's test session
« on: April 13, 2020, 06:03:36 AM »
Just got mine running again Saturday.  Didn't get a chance to do a couple of burnouts in the driveway , will get to it this week.
  Maybe we could all meet up sometime at piedmont.

Front Engine Dragsters / Re: Today's test session
« on: March 30, 2020, 03:13:05 PM »
I think the shutdown starts at 5:30 tonight?

Wanted to buy / WTB -20 firesuit
« on: July 29, 2019, 04:01:59 PM »
Looking for a -20 suit. Two piece. I'm 5'10" 170 lbs. Long legs.

Wanted to sell / Re: chaparral trailer
« on: September 15, 2018, 10:49:48 AM »
my email is cell# is 3368470301. I can get more pictures between the rain showers here in NC.

Wanted to sell / chaparral trailer
« on: September 14, 2018, 10:13:54 AM »
1982 chapparal. 42' New 14 ply tires, all new bearings, all new springs and hangars. Lower pockets are ok. Some surface rust on frame underneath. A couple of spots on outside by generator door. AC works, lights work. Inside has been sandblasted and epoxy painted. $9800 I'm in NC

Spud Miller's Cave / high speed to lean
« on: September 28, 2017, 05:15:06 AM »
I ran the car the other day and it worked great down low but leaned out and nosed over on top. Is there a simple way to keep it lean coming out then richen it up on top. Hilborn stack with only an idle bypass. No high speed.

Front Engine Dragsters / Re: lebanon valley
« on: September 05, 2017, 04:53:58 AM »
I thought about bringing my car up but found out this weekend I need an NHRA license. To much money for a one time event for me. Not to mention the 1500 mile round trip costs.

Front Engine Dragsters / lebanon valley
« on: August 30, 2017, 04:49:12 AM »
Is anyone from here going to the nostalgia meet in Lebanon valley,NY in a couple of weeks?

Tow Vehicles / Re: 1974 Chapparal trailer
« on: August 28, 2017, 08:01:58 AM »
I know of a guy locally that has a 32' Exiss trailer for sale. All aluminum. Quite a bit lighter. but only 24 on the floor. Asking 10k I think. In NC

Piedmont. Thursday night test and tune. The track is only a 40 minute drive from my house.

Ran it last night at a test and tune. Finally got it into the 4's.( 1/8 mile) Granted only a 4.96 but I've been at 5.00 for the last two outings. Now it's time to start on a real race motor.

Tow Vehicles / Re: 1974 Chapparal trailer
« on: August 23, 2017, 10:24:14 AM »
I  currently have a 42 ' chaparral. Sold a 40' a couple of years ago. The axles and hubs are out of date. If one fails buy another complete axle assembly.  Can be rusty on the bottom of the pouches. That's where the water collects. The standard ball for these trailers was 3" see if it has been changed.  double check that your truck will have enough clearance over the back of the bed. As trucks have gotten newer the bed depths have gotten deeper. Keep a spare spring with you. Yes they are heavy, but they are still in use. Not like a lot of them made today. PM me for other questions.

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