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Altereds / Pin striper needed
« on: July 14, 2021, 08:39:44 AM »
Hey all,
  I need to find someone who does striping on my bantam body.   Iím in the Detroit area and would like to have person come to my house to do it.
If anyone knows someone can you send a shout out to me?

Altereds / 5 spoke, polished, Anglia spindle mount wheels
« on: September 09, 2020, 03:22:00 PM »
Iím looking for a pair of these wheels.  I donít want the magnesium but the alum. Wheels.
Ken Veney and the Bob Banning Dodge Challenger And Mazmanian used to run them.
American wheels no longer makes them and I would love to have a set for my Altered.
Any help is appreciated.

Jon's Wheel House / How to determine what spindles I have
« on: September 06, 2020, 05:53:53 AM »
 OK, letís get this party started.    How do I tell what spindles I have on my 32 Bantam 125 inch altered chassis?   Built at Advanced Chassis in the 80ís.   I will call them Tuesday but  thought maybe I could get the answer before then.
 Any help is appreciated.

 Whatís the process to post a picture?

Altereds / What did I do
« on: August 28, 2020, 01:46:33 PM »
Hi all,   
  Well, my wife and I bit The bullet and bought a 1932 Bantam altered with a 540 big block Chevy in it.
Goes high 7.9ís/8.0ís.  What a rocket ship compared to my 3500 pound El Camino running eights.
Has a glide of course and is definitely a learning curve for me.   I did two small hits and the best 60 foot was 1.08 and it scared the crap out of me 8)

Next time out I hope to do a nice 300Ft to 8th mile pass and see how it goes.
I need to figure out how to attach some pictures.

Altereds / Prism decal graphics wanted
« on: August 28, 2020, 01:37:22 PM »
Hey all,
  I acquired a 32 Bantam altered and I am looking for that prism decal material that changes colors as it moves.
Anyone still have some of this stuff from the 70ís or newer stuff?  Decal was soo cool going down the tracks at night past the light poles...

Also, I canít get the old glue off the body to save my butt... tried thinner, goo gone, wd40... Iím about to get the sander out and destroy a great paint job.
Any help is appreciated.


Roo Man's Room / Shoulder width vs cage size
« on: November 03, 2019, 03:34:10 PM »
Hi guys,
  Been awhile since I was in here, back with some questions about driver fitement.

How wide of a man will a 19Ē cage allow with any comfort?
Iím 22Ē wide at shoulders and 5í10Ē 265lbs
I am looking very strongly at a fed and it has everything I want on it...

Matt Shaff's Engine Shop / Exhaust pipes, what to use...
« on: February 08, 2017, 10:02:38 AM »
If I run my BBC in a fed, what exhaust setup options do I have that will work the best?  My heads have been worked on the exhaust side as well as the intake side.  Will zoomies give me more or less power and what length work the best for N/A application on gas?



Got to thinking about this and well, a scoop would block my vision straight on unless I sit on a milk crate molded to the seat!!!  Lol. Remember, N/A only...

So what do you people run on top of your carb?  any pictures would be great...
I was thinking of a little scoop like the Greer Black Prudhomme yellow digger, just a wee bit taller though.



Going to search on line now so I will ask questions about different options...

Matt Shaff's Engine Shop / Anyone spray there BBC in a fed?
« on: February 06, 2017, 05:00:15 PM »
Hey all,
  Since I am a door slammer racer, and I spray nitrous, I set my engine up a certain way, to catch people at the other end, and it works pretty good.

So, that being said, does anyone here spray there engine on the launch?  My 3500# tug boat dead hooks, paddles the tires and off I go.   I am wondering if I will be able to do the same in a fed?

Thoughts and input anyone!!!!! :D


Front Engine Dragsters / What to look for when buying a used chassis...
« on: February 03, 2017, 05:14:45 PM »
I thought Would start this thread to help myself and others that are looking into buying a completed chassis that has been used.  This thread isn't intended to cause a contest, but a fact finding thread to help locate areas on a chassis frame, rear axle housing, steering and so on to look at prior to laying cash down.

I have some experience looking at things such as chassis, rear axle housing, 4 link bars and hiem joints, brackets and a few other systems but for the most part I look for strange things...cracked paint, bent metal etc.

So, with that being said, I would think to inspect the rear axle housing itself, and the attached brackets that secure it to the frame.  I would check each bolt hole for movement and elongation, ANY loose hardware and I will zoom in on that area unless specified by seller, that's just me though...  next would be the rear & front motor plate locations and surrounding tube and support bars.  A magnaflux tool would be perfect in this whole process too, we all have one of those in our tool boxes right?  Lol. A black light and some floresant die will work too...

I would then just continue a frame inspection of all welds, joints and any holes that are in the chassis.  The steering attachment areas would be next along with the complete system itself.  Check for any looseness at heim joints, and any component that moves purposely.  I would finish with the back of the cage and lower chassis if wheelie bar/s were located for again elongated holes, fractures in paint...  what else on the steering system needs to be looked at closer?  Of course fuel tank, battery, fuel pump/filter, radiator, ign. Box mounting brackets and rubber mounts, what else did I miss?  Along with most of these components, the wiring, fuel lines, hoses etc., etc...

Now here is a question or two for the builders of these wicked macheeens 8)

Where do a majority of fractures/ cracks show up on the chassis itself?  I would think in the center and towards the front near the steering from wheel torture from launches.  Are top bars more prone to cracking or bottom bars?  Support bars???  Is there other areas of concern to target more closely like the slip joint areas?

So, if you masters of chassis construction and repair could step in, I'm sure it would be much appreciated. :D


Door Cars / Upgrades to my Elky for 2017
« on: January 26, 2017, 06:32:45 AM »

Front Engine Dragsters / Cost to build a new fed????
« on: January 19, 2017, 07:21:28 PM »
Hi all,
  One day in my future I think I want to try a fed and a could use a little help.  First off, after purchasing a chassis kit for x amount, what am I looking at to complete a build?   I race an 8 sec. Elcamino so I know what it takes to race a door car and build one, oh do I know !!! Lol. I would transfer my BBC and glide to the digger, and I also have a sheet metal 9" I can build with.  I can figure out tire/wheel pricing but how much can I expect to drop into one of these things?  Front chassis will be open, no tin except around cockpit area like many.  Looking for a ballpark price to build one.  I'm thinking maybe close to 10k?????  Biggest cost will be welding labor I'm sure...

It's not that I don't want to buy one already built, but can't get rid of my Elky for enough to cover the build or to buy a complete roller!!!  :-\

This is a preliminary question to something that just might happen sooner than later....
Thanks for any help.


Altereds / Another new guy
« on: April 28, 2014, 09:10:07 PM »
Hi all,
 Well, this is a cool site! :D. Thought I would join and learn like a sponge if possible.

Ok, I race an 8sec ElCamino currently and was reading on another site about FED's and it got me thinking again...(dangerous I know lol) on how cool it would be to join forces with someone and make a run at winning some races!!!!!!  I was kind of teamed up before on a Brogie chassis and my old BBC and that thought has crossed my mind again.

I am in Southeast Mich. Near 14 mile & I-75 area and (IF) I can meet the right people, I would like to race with an altered(23-T) preferred F/C chassis.
All I can bring to the table is some power, so YOU would have to supply the chassis(hopefully one that only needs an engine) lol.  I would also like to share the driving duties and have tons of fun doing so.

I believe with the right chassis setup, low 8's-high 7's is very possible.  A converter would have to be figured out for best application and room for a nitrous bottle.
I currently use I-S (Steve Johnson) plate power and make a little over a 1000hp and LOTS of torque!!!! Lol
I have a 505 bbc that CAN spin to 8000 rpms but I like the 7400 rpm range.

So, there it is, I'm an honest guy and looking for the same people with the same passion, heck, I would even consider a FED!!!!!!!!  8)

Looking forward to meeting some of you, and have a great season and good luck.


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