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Front Engine Dragsters / Re: Control cable contact info
« on: March 22, 2019, 10:52:02 AM »
Those are quick disconnects  for areas that get taken off frequently, but for areas that don't get removed often then these are the preferred clamps as there are no little pokies sticking out

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Matt Shaff's Engine Shop / Re: Aluminum sbc
« on: March 22, 2019, 09:51:52 AM »
My statement was in regards to install in-line. Back in my Sprint/Midget days, belt drives were an issue. I still fail to see any measurable benefit to a D-S system in what we do

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Matt Shaff's Engine Shop / Re: Aluminum sbc
« on: March 22, 2019, 08:41:20 AM »
If you decide to go with a belt driven oil pump, install the fuel pump to it also, that way when the pump fails or belt breaks the engine stops running and don't tear it up running it without oil pressure

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Roo Man's Room / Re: rule on electronic devices.
« on: March 22, 2019, 08:04:14 AM »
How the electronics rule is read is that the driver has to apply the first direct motion.  If you push a button, and the air valve/solenoid moves, that is legal and not electronics. Electronics is more of a concern in the operation of the engine where through timers and circuits control the engine without any input of the driver past the pressing the button

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Roo Man's Room / Re: 5 1/4 ior 5 1/3" aluminum tubing
« on: March 22, 2019, 07:48:58 AM »
nobody said "racing is cheap"   
 

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Roo Man's Room / Re: 5 1/4 ior 5 1/3" aluminum tubing
« on: March 21, 2019, 08:02:49 PM »
Mcmaster Carr would be your source although nothing in those numbers,  you will have to go 6061, 1/4 wall on the 5" and you can machine the OD to 1/8" wall and then go with the 4 1/2 x .250 wall and either bore the inside to .125 wall  or machine the OD except where it goes into 5" (4.5 ID) and they do sell by the foot. other than that---I got nothing. When machineing a tube like that and so thin it will sing during the cut, I made a wood plug to fit the open end to support with a live center and use a brand new cutter/insert plus wd40 to get a nice finish

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Your Builds / Photo Gallery / Re: New A/F car on the fixture
« on: March 21, 2019, 03:47:17 PM »
Till next time

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Your Builds / Photo Gallery / Re: New A/F car on the fixture
« on: March 21, 2019, 03:43:24 PM »
More

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Your Builds / Photo Gallery / Re: New A/F car on the fixture
« on: March 21, 2019, 03:40:21 PM »
just some recent pics

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Front Engine Dragsters / Re: Interior pan advice please - 3 piece ok?
« on: March 19, 2019, 08:38:33 AM »
Fire boots are the only extra requirement with an exposed transmission in the drivers compartment but the driveshaft still needs a cover. Most of the F/C's I work on/build run a belly pan whether a 1-piece that includes the sides or the sides separate and a small dia tube support to step on while climbing in so you don't step on the pan, never a problem with tech

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Front Engine Dragsters / Re: Interior pan advice please - 3 piece ok?
« on: March 18, 2019, 03:53:28 PM »
but nothing into reference to  F/C or Altereds for which the feet are pretty much on the floor pan

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Front Engine Dragsters / Re: Interior pan advice please - 3 piece ok?
« on: March 18, 2019, 02:50:06 PM »
Again that's a description taken from rear motor rules and inserted into the sportsman classes

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Matt Shaff's Engine Shop / Re: Aluminum sbc
« on: March 18, 2019, 11:59:38 AM »
Run/Ran aluminum SBC (Donovan) for 24 years, dry block ,wet sump, Water is only critical in the heads to keep from burning up between the exhaust valves. Unless you get/got a smokin deal on a Sprint Car dry sump block, it's weight and lots of expense without any real gain

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Front Engine Dragsters / Re: Interior pan advice please - 3 piece ok?
« on: March 18, 2019, 10:53:34 AM »
Considering that your legs go over the rear end and that you cannot be pulled out the bottom, No spec or ruling exist except that there be something/anything there

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Your Builds / Photo Gallery / Re: New A/F car on the fixture
« on: March 18, 2019, 09:30:46 AM »
Problem is that everybody has their own ideas and there is not a lot of testing/races to determine the optimum placement for a given chassis/motor-driveline configuration, along with the customer willing to make huge changes.

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