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Matt Shaff's Engine Shop / weight change before rebalance
« on: October 23, 2021, 10:22:25 AM »
How much weight change before you rebalance crank. New rods .020 shorter but heavier on small end. Big end almost same .By almost I mean less than 10g. Small end on other hand is 240g old rods 275g on new rods. My thought is I can probably get most of it off pistons or at least half of it. One reason I will be putting another set in later anyway. Probably heavier than ones in motor since .125" bigger Would rather do that than grind on new set of $1500 MGP rods. Guessing difference is billet rod just denser material and heavier. If matters its billet crank also. Motor will probably rarely see 8000 rpm and if so will be brief flash . New pistons might be a while since nobody has anything to make parts out off just like cam guys have no cores to grind. Unfreaking believable. Thanks Joe Idiot.

Piston, rings, pin and rod weigh 1955 total 35 more than old combo.  Pistons are not heavy but not lite. Thinking I can get maybe half that back there.Small end of rod shows biggest difference in two rods.  Ig can get 15 or so grams off then only about 15 to 20 off old and thats right at 1% ,which I would think would be non issue, might be wrong. Nobody local I would trust to balance this crank and KB doesn't do cranks anymore from my understanding. Plus KB was bought out few years back and another group running it.

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Front Engine Dragsters / aluminum exhaust
« on: October 21, 2021, 02:52:51 PM »
Anyone here ever seen a set of aluminum zoomies? You know me always looking for something different to to try.

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Front Engine Dragsters / setup to simply transmission removal
« on: October 05, 2021, 07:58:27 AM »
 Well time was I would pull trans in second just to look at something. Never was issue and easy as xxxx. Nowdays the transmissions are getting heavier even after money I spent on aluminum pump,aluminum valve body,lighter case,lighter pan,lighter bolts and anthing else to shave a once off. Either that or I am getting old.Nope thats not it. got to be heavier.

Wondering if any of you have a slick setup for making it easier for us highly mechanical educated fellow to pull trans. Sound better than us old body worn to xxxx from abuse guys.

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Matt Shaff's Engine Shop / thi copper head gaskets
« on: October 02, 2021, 06:44:00 AM »
What is thinnest head gasket you have run or know of being ran w/o a big failure?

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Front Engine Dragsters / adding front suspenion
« on: September 30, 2021, 02:10:22 PM »
 Ok I have looked at a lot of RED's with front suspension and talked with owners. All think it is awesome. While it might be ok for them I am not in favor of the coil over shocks I have seen on some. Diamond makes one that has shock under body and front is a separate cradle in the chassis for lack of better wording. Thought about that deal but tank and battery become issue.

  Idea I am working on is bottom rail with a bolted pivot and upper tube is slip with either coil over on lever of springs inline with top tube inside. Would not be visable with full body on. Would allow some movement and take out some of the spring in chassis on ruff tracks and maybe some of topend bounce if getting off throttle too quick while driving the stripe.

Ideas pr cpmment even if they are you are nuts, heck been called that cpl thousand times already.

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Wanted to sell / `12' chutes
« on: September 21, 2021, 02:19:12 PM »
I have two `12' chutes for sale very good shape.One has pilot in very good shape other pilot not as good but  not bad. Asking 250 each chute and pilot.

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Dan Dishon's Transmission Den / high gear with nitro
« on: September 19, 2021, 04:29:15 PM »
Any real downside to running high gear only with heavier loads of nitro other than heat in trans?

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Wanted to sell / zoomies 2 1/4" bbc and 2.5" Hemi
« on: September 13, 2021, 07:30:55 PM »
I have cpl set of zoomies for sale.One bbc set with 2.25 pipes 40 degree layback and one set 2.5" for hemi with 45* laybacl. Asking 425 for bbc and 525 for Hemi/

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Spud Miller's Cave / pump flow with od
« on: September 08, 2021, 05:53:18 PM »
Wondering does pump flow flow curve as far as going up proportional to increase in rpm if using a od drive. Say 14%  over will pump flow 14% more fuel?

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Wanted to sell / Hemi cams
« on: August 29, 2021, 03:34:09 PM »
 I have 6 Hemi cams on shelf most are 45* ot std loc. Most are aroun296 at .050 and out of blower car. I will check them clost f someone ask about them seriously. Asking $250 shipped lower 48 or I want all I will do a package deal and you can have some cores for regrinds to meet you spec.s

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Dan Dishon's Transmission Den / transmission case steel insert
« on: August 28, 2021, 05:10:43 PM »
 Bought used case and has a insert for it. Wondering how many run the insert.Its only 3 lbs and it is safer.But it is 3 lbs.LOL

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Roo Man's Room / carbon fiber body allowed
« on: August 27, 2021, 06:49:15 AM »
 I lloked thru rules and may have very well missed this. Is there any rule against carbon fiber body panels for FED's/ I did see no carbon fiber injector hats under engine or fuel system. Nothing on panels.

Asking because if not I am going to make a full carbon fiber body up for my deal,well short body since I will rarely run full body. Plus I have a guy in waiting on doing wrap for car. SO I need to get as many final body parts made to avoid dbl cost.

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Wanted to sell / JW powerglide case
« on: August 19, 2021, 07:07:26 PM »
Have JW ultra powerglide case for sale  excellent shape. Asking 375 shipped lower 48

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Spud Miller's Cave / running smaller dose on nitro
« on: August 19, 2021, 02:15:12 PM »
 After weekend working on  TA/D A fuel car a nd precautions to keep from getting bolwn up. I got to wondering how I have gotten by with cranking car on alky and just htting nitro/alk mix. I have not blown lines out after shut down. Not that I have run car with with it except playing or at show I did cpl months ago.
I msu have heard 2 dozen stories of explosion from even small amount of nitro. One that made me wonder was about using nitro jug for alky. Seems they used  a nitro jug that had been fully drained for their alky and when firing car it blew gaskets out and almost caught guy in heap.Personally I think something else happened.

Anybody here who has run small amounts say 25% or less ever had issue with nitro being in cylinder or lines causing probelm?

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Front Engine Dragsters / nostalgia A/Fuel clutch ?
« on: August 11, 2021, 06:28:46 AM »
 Wondering if any one knows much about a clutch in A/fuel car,injected nitro? How many disc they are running as general rule. I know big NHRA A/fuel uses four,buit figure with lot less motor nostalgia is either 3 or maybe 2 disc,

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