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Spud Miller's Cave / Re: Time for some changes
« on: December 16, 2018, 05:03:08 AM »
I ran lateral gas ports in my NA BBC on 45% last year. I had ring seal issues before using a TNT Total Seal ring, did cylinder prep differently and added the gas ports still used TNT ring. I had to pull 3 degrees timing, pull 3% nitro to 42% and lean it 1 step to slow the car down to 7.50s. I have not seen any negative issues with the gas ports to this point (30 passes), the jury is still out though. I think cylinder finish is very important and different with nitro vs. methanol.
Mark S
    I was just reading your post and you talked about cylinder wall finish ! Could you give a little more information and what do you use for an oil ring ? 

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Front Engine Dragsters / Re: 1100hp BBC fed setup
« on: December 14, 2018, 07:40:23 AM »
I would say that the 3.80 gear would be a good place to start and the 1.69 is also a good choice ! Do you know how far the motor is out ? If it was a small block car I would say the Good Year 2585 would be the best ! At that power level you should run 6.90's easily ! If I was going to guess about a tire I would say a 12 or 13 x 33 tire would be best !

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Front Engine Dragsters / Re: cheap performance gains
« on: December 03, 2018, 04:28:30 PM »
Chris I wonder if you could get away with aluminum bolts in the valve body ?

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Front Engine Dragsters / Re: cheap performance gains
« on: December 02, 2018, 01:14:52 PM »
I think he even got banned from Yellow Bullet !

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Spud Miller's Cave / Re: Time for some changes
« on: December 02, 2018, 08:52:40 AM »
Thank you for the reply's Spud and Curly ! I don't want to drop the compression two low like Curly said and make a turd out of it ! What are your thoughts on what to use for a ring Package ? I was using a total seal gapless top ring and a napier second ring both .043 and the gas ports which I think was a bad thing for Nitro !

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Front Engine Dragsters / Re: cheap performance gains
« on: December 02, 2018, 08:42:39 AM »
Chris I would do the ring gear for sure and just adding 35 cubes should give you a good hp increase !an aluminum spool yes ! That ceramic stuff is super expensive but I am sure it is faster ! Strange and Mark Williams both make ball bearing pinion supports and I think that would help ! Have you looked into those Dura Blue coatings they use on ball bearings ? That might be a cheaper way to go !I am not going to pick on you about getting your car out ! I will leave that up to your buddy Ed !!!

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Spud Miller's Cave / Time for some changes
« on: December 01, 2018, 08:20:56 AM »
If I am going to make this change over to small percentage work I need to make some changes to my motor ! I am replacing my pistons so I might as well get the right parts ! I had 14.5 compression and my plan is to run about 30 percent so I am thinking about 12.5 ? I used .043 top and second rings with a total seal gapless top ring ! I also had gas ported pistons ! Bad idea ? Never had a bad plug reading but I did lift a ring land on one piston ! i put athicker head gasket on it and I think that may have led to the ring land lifting  my total deck was .072 ! I will go back to the .041 gasket !I am crossing the finish line at 9600 rpm so I think a gear change will help too ! Any help or thoughts would be greatly appreciated ! Thanks Bill

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My ATI case was about 900 when I bought it ! But that was 10 years ago !

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Chris no issues with my ATI case !

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Front Engine Dragsters / Re: calming the car down on the starting line
« on: November 18, 2018, 06:50:50 AM »
I was just looking at an old picture of my car back in the 70's ! Look at how the front wheels would turn to the right when the car would launch !

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Dave Best of luck to you ! You are a good guy and added a lot to this forum ! Do like I did and get a part time job with NHRA ! They can allways use som good help !

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Drag Racing / Re: 7.0 license category
« on: November 05, 2018, 12:32:30 PM »
You would want a 3A for 7.49 and quicker !

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Front Engine Dragsters / Re: front end lift range and wheelie bar?
« on: November 03, 2018, 08:49:26 AM »
Chris At the hit your car will squat down and the bar should hit and should lot lift the front end at all or very minimal . As soon as it comes up on the tire it will most likely hit the bar a second time as it drives the front end up ! On my car it's about 4 to 6 inches ! A little weight on the front will control that part ! I chalk my bar and it hits then skips a couple of feet then hits again ! At least that works for me your results might be different !         

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Front Engine Dragsters / Re: looking for ideas
« on: October 28, 2018, 09:07:54 AM »
What is the wheelbase and front end weight? I think that is the key on these things because it has to have all the weight on front wheels when it leaves or t will unload the rear tires.
Now I am new to a front engine dragster but I think that is the key. I think you need to carry front wheels out a ways to make it work in my opinion.
   Curly That is a very good point ! 

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Front Engine Dragsters / Re: looking for ideas
« on: October 28, 2018, 06:08:35 AM »
Sounds like you are very close to where you need to be ! I run the same tire and wheel size on my car and it has worked very well for me ! You could try to go up a little on air pressure and it will kill a little wheel speed ! I run mine at 6 lbs most of the time unless the track is really good and then I will drop the pressure to 5 1/2 or 5 3/4 to get a little more wheel speed !Like Dave and Curly said you might have to move some weight around forward or backward ! Good luck !

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