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Front Engine Dragsters / Re: getting straight bunrout
« on: November 28, 2023, 07:43:47 AM »
borrow scales form a circle track friend and see if you have a pre-load bias. inflating tires and putting them in the sun will make them grow,be careful people have been injured when tires have exploded or rims coming a part when over inflated

Front Engine Dragsters / Re: Still Haven't Raced At Our "Home" Track
« on: November 28, 2023, 07:33:34 AM »
THAT IS THE IDEA. HAVING A GREAT TIME!!! we ran mostly door cars with electronics  the fed had foot brake but had a roll control on the shifter(LINE LOC) it was easier moving a finger than a foot.

Front Engine Dragsters / Re: getting straight bunrout
« on: November 24, 2023, 01:21:37 PM »
does it launch straight at the lights?could be that the water box is not level could be worn crooked, are you the only one  that  has that problem, you have to remember door cars have a wider track. we were allowed to do burnouts pass the lights because we didn't have front brakes, so we ran through the water and did our burnouts a little closer to the line.

Wanted to buy / Re: FED Steering box
« on: November 20, 2023, 08:04:45 AM »
have used vw boxes  in the pass use tubing tapped with internal threads to extend the pitman shaft a nylon pillow block near the end of the extension, used various mounting methods of mounting pitman arm, from splined a flange welded to extension and a key way and pinched bolt in the pitman arm. used long arms as to clear headers and the two piece steering shaft followed the frame with a pivot with holes drilled 1 inch apart   to slow down speed  just in front of the motor and a bell- crank up front with two tie rods attached one going to each wheel (fed with 160 inch wb as to not run front suspension) you do not want the steering too fast!

Your Builds / Photo Gallery / Re: Alley Oop II
« on: November 14, 2023, 07:08:35 AM »
good for you, I was always intrigued by pontiac 4, have never seen one in person. looking forward to seeing your progress.

Your Builds / Photo Gallery / Re: Alley Oop II
« on: November 13, 2023, 01:27:52 PM »
your brother's car looks neat, but it sounds like yours is going to be a fed. what are you planning for a power plant?

Front Engine Dragsters / Re: type clutches used
« on: November 12, 2023, 09:38:32 AM »
I should have stated this was in the late sixties and early seventies and didn't have access to info available to-day it was mostly word of mouth and national dragster

Front Engine Dragsters / Re: type clutches used
« on: November 10, 2023, 07:34:27 AM »
I tried using stock style clutches and they would come-apart ended up using mcleod solid disc clutch( with no marcel(sp) but with a sprung hub with both a 3 finger and diaphragm pressure plate.

Matt Shaff's Engine Shop / Re: compression and bore increase hp gain?
« on: November 08, 2023, 08:17:50 AM »
I think there are typos! need more info but from I understand maybe this is a na motor on alky,bigger bore normally helps head flow and higher compression if it a result of a bigger dome sometimes impedes flow and combustion, which might require dual plug heads depending on heads  if after market heads call tech and ask questions.
Gordon is right need more info on your set-up

Front Engine Dragsters / Re: direct drive
« on: October 31, 2023, 07:44:41 AM »
do you have the complete motor and injection system?

Front Engine Dragsters / Re: direct drive
« on: October 30, 2023, 12:56:17 PM »
do you have a manual bellhousing or scattershield OLDS  had unique blocks and extended over the clutch or torque convertor. you could mount any 3 speed and rotate so shifter levers are on the top for more foot clearance . i started to make an adapter to mount a 4l60e to  371 BECAUSE I didn't like the ones that are available, just too many projects.

Matt Shaff's Engine Shop / Re: how to seal header gaskets
« on: October 29, 2023, 09:12:07 AM »
i've found that it more in the type of fasteners than the gasket that lessens the chance of leakage, and flange thickness and support also help

Front Engine Dragsters / Re: Posting Question
« on: September 26, 2023, 07:10:49 AM »
i've replied and they don't always get posted no biggy, I like to see and compare what other people are doing and experience. always had problem posting pictures!

Dan Dishon's Transmission Den / Re: Powerglide Questions
« on: August 22, 2023, 07:40:26 AM »
that is what it's for the smiles, when you stop smiling it's no more fun!

Matt Shaff's Engine Shop / Re: Looses oil pressure
« on: August 16, 2023, 01:52:05 PM »
denverflatheader is most likely right, bad pan design,oil level to close to the crankshaft,or lack of oil control and if oil drains back from the top end and you have a good windage tray and oil pick-up placement and design. I've had problems with pans in the past.

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