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Front Engine Dragsters / Re: Still Haven't Raced At Our "Home" Track
« on: September 20, 2023, 11:50:13 AM »
Whenever there are thunderstorms in our area the track shuts the place down, even if it is not raining. I read somewhere lightning can strike anywhere in a 20 mile radius. I hope you get lots of chances to run this fall.

Front Engine Dragsters / Re: shifter choice and location
« on: September 07, 2023, 06:27:32 AM »
Mine is mounted on the top right tube, below the chute release.

Front Engine Dragsters / Re: Chassis - paint, powdercoat or POR?
« on: September 04, 2023, 08:37:49 PM »
Most cars that get powder coated eventually have to add welded on tabs, fix cracked welds or just have the stuff blister off somewhere.

My vote is acrylic enamel with hardner.

Spud Miller's Cave / Re: Fuel Pump—push or pull on/off?
« on: August 22, 2023, 07:18:00 PM »
"Pull motion for Fuel OFF."

In aviation, throttle knob(s) are 'pull back to cut fuel; push forward for full rich' so if you want to follow that convenion do that.

But OTOH, NHRA dictates that outside electrical master kill switches must be push for off and labeled as such. So if you want to be consistent with that make it push off.

Dan Dishon's Transmission Den / Re: Powerglide Questions
« on: August 21, 2023, 07:36:03 AM »
nice job Lake Harley!

Your Builds / Photo Gallery / Re: Overseas new members ride
« on: August 04, 2023, 07:09:21 AM »
Daymmm Flyer talk about tough competition!!! And thanks for the kind words.
And so it continues.Last Sunday it was a .006 dead-on losing to a .003 dead-on by .005. WTF

Roo Man's Room / Re: SFI chassis specs
« on: July 21, 2023, 09:03:10 PM »
maybe its merely a proposed change?

Your Builds / Photo Gallery / Re: Overseas new members ride
« on: July 19, 2023, 03:02:11 PM »
Congratulatuions. Your car is not only beautiful but performs very well. Speaking of great passes, last Sunday I had a .004 light and ran 5.716 on my 5.71 dial in. AND LOST! to a .001 and a 4.600 on his 4.60 dial in. My year long slump continues.

Spud Miller's Cave / Re: ram tube length for more power
« on: June 20, 2023, 05:24:09 AM »
On a drag car I don't think tube length is that important. I've seen everything from NO tubes to 15" long. The revs on a dragster go up so fast and so high that the optimum tuning length as you make a run quickly diminishes to zero. Especially true if you are using a high stall converter.

Wanted to sell / Re: GREAT FED BOOKS
« on: June 02, 2023, 06:30:04 AM »
I also enjoy the many books by Don Montgomery, of the FED era.

sounded good

Front Engine Dragsters / Re: New tri drive for FED
« on: May 27, 2023, 05:44:00 PM »
I made a similar right angle mag drive to clear my inline crossflow head. I used two Boston bevel gears (part # HLK-101Y).

Front Engine Dragsters / Re: Battery Cut-Off/Kill Switch
« on: May 05, 2023, 05:45:30 PM »
On my Altered I built I put the battery in the back with a push off mechanical shut off. Then the battery cable goes to electric solenoid for a master kill switch that I can kill all power from inside my car. I turn main power on when I pull it out of trailer and use the inside switch during the day.

I do exactly the same thing.

In one instance where I hit the wall, got knocked semi conscious, momentarily lost my vision, and spun around toward the starting line at a high rate of speed the inside switch kept a lot of people standing around the starting line from being hurt. Not to mention myself.

Front Engine Dragsters / Re: Getting Closer
« on: March 04, 2023, 05:29:44 PM »
That is a nice job, and for only taking 16 months that was a quick build. I predict many happy times with the car.

Front Engine Dragsters / Re: Switch Panel Placement
« on: February 15, 2023, 04:02:28 PM »
I made a switch panel on the left side that is recessed between two frame uprights to save space.
Put on your firesuit, gloves and helmet, sit in the car and see what and where you can reach. That will determine where you put your switches. You can even tab them off a diagonal tube on the side of the car. Put them where you can get to them easily blind folded.

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