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Front Engine Dragsters / Re: stage rpm vs stall and wheel speed
« on: November 16, 2019, 05:12:47 PM »
I figure I am going to be in same area. I was just wondering because with pro mod guys I work with we let motor get run at converter to hit tires harder.Then that is 3200 hp blower car with lot more TQ than my lil injected deal. I tried inching up and does not work. Going to throw 6000 chip in if weather ever allows more testing. Thinking next time out I am going to attack it like screen name indicated WIDEOPEN  and see if they smoke or move out with no shake. Then might be these M/T's will not work or need more power,oh yea more power.hum hum hum.

Front Engine Dragsters / Re: Gear oil and tranny/rear end support
« on: November 12, 2019, 02:26:15 AM »
Far from expert,more of want to be rookie. I believe you will find that running support from rear to trans or engine if that what you are asking about ,will just cause handling or breakage issues. The design of the drivers compartment will eliminate the flex part. Car has to have some flex to work and chassis from motor plate forward it has plenty. When we ran TA?FC they made rule about diagonals in floor section. We had a very reputable chassis builder install some. Result first DNQ in 4 years for first race,second race we where not NQ 3rd qualifier. Did some thinking. Took porta band and cut the bars with  a thong(like tuning fork).Result 4th shot early shut off number 2 qualifier.

  HAd cpl friend who bought a TF/FC chassis to run TA/FC.  did not work  worth crap.Was to stiff for power. Built for 8000 hp and 3000 hp was not enough to make it work. Pretty sure Roo man or Bruce will chime in. and give you lot better info and heck probably tell me I am full off,well you know.LOL

Spud Miller's Cave / Re: electric primer pump ?
« on: November 11, 2019, 03:18:27 PM »
not sure it would break vacuum. Right now its a 3/16 SS tube with 4 ,040 holes and a .060 jet  before them.Then number 4 line down to pump.  I have been wondering how much this interfered with BV setting.I did have to lean it more than I thought I should have and this maybe why. Going to fire it up Friday and check few things before making some test shots Saturday weather permitting and nothing stupid happening.. If don't have solenoid by then I am just going back to the bottle and remove primer system,well blank it off.

Spud Miller's Cave / Re: electric primer pump ?
« on: November 10, 2019, 07:34:22 AM »
thanks might try that before spending 125 bucks which is about 1/10 the new set of MGP rods I want.  Thanks.

Spud Miller's Cave / Re: electric primer pump ?
« on: November 09, 2019, 04:24:19 PM »
Not sure what it draws but has popped 3 20 amo fuses.Maybe wire size or bad solenoid.Its off 125 ho system which is cheap and solenoid maybe be same. I know Dave Kohler sells one that use almost nothing(like 1.5 amps or less) and is 125.00 which if fixes it may be fine.I know I have another deal I can use same one for later. If don't get before next weekend(scheduled test n tune) I will just cap primer and fire off bottle like I have done for 30 years.Dang I am getting old.Don't you hate it when you state something and makes you feel older?

Spud Miller's Cave / Re: electric primer pump ?
« on: November 09, 2019, 11:05:33 AM »
Bill works like which part? Thru relay or in front of BV.

 Only one tank and not adding weight. I killed my self shaving ounces then start adding pounds back.This bracket stuff is heavy. Not like heads up with no battery on board,no bunch of driver assist crap like shift solenoids and wiring out ying yang. Oh well got to do what it takes to be competitive .LOL

 Looking at nos solenoids to which has low amp draw. I have one on earlier and it would pop fuse about every 3rd hit.

Spud Miller's Cave / Re: electric primer pump ?
« on: November 08, 2019, 05:04:32 AM »
I have cpl cheap NOS solenoids laying around I could use.Problem is they draw  butt load of juice and will probably need a relay to keep fuses in . A few have said they use them thru whole system  and fill it plu open 3 way to prime mechanical pump. Does not look like it would work very well in front of BV,maybe wrong there. Cpl said they use check valve with about 1 lb to open and once mechanical pressurizes it shuts valve. Seems suction could still pull fuel from Primer when shutting fuel off. Maybe going thru distribution block will reduce ability for it to pull. Looking for low draw solenoid that will only open when pump is on.

Spud Miller's Cave / Re: Not seeing any gains !
« on: November 06, 2019, 04:05:54 PM »
Bill call Mr Parks he has a trick piece that drives mag,fuel pump and I believe a vacuum pump if you are running one.

You mean you can run a FED w/o a mag? Hum I thought that was just standard issue.LOL

Spud Miller's Cave / electric primer pump ?
« on: November 06, 2019, 04:03:23 PM »
Ok . I have a facet pump hooked up on injected motor using for primer system. Car cranks fine after little tuning. Use for cranking only right now.

Issue I think I am having is when shutting motor off. I pull fuel shut off,motor revs up as should before shutting o0ff,except it keeps running and running(no batteries here). I am thinking the vacuum maybe pulling fuel thru the electric pump. Pump is about 12" from main line from tank and mounted low so as to keep it wet for easy priming.Line from pump goes to a jetted line that's in middle of injector with 4 spray holes drilled in it that spray up ward and mix with incoming air.

Anyone have issue with fuel being pulled thru pump?

Spud Miller's Cave / Re: Not seeing any gains !
« on: October 29, 2019, 02:59:41 PM »
what did added percentage do to converter stall? Thinking you probably picked up 400 rpm on stall. I know you read spuds nitro notes dozen times. He did say you would probably end up little leaner when at ideal jet..Since you have the compression down throw some more nitro at it. If pump can handle it you will probably need little more nozzle if going over 30%. I was told about 600 to 700 change with tq change if running 30%,based on spud's nitro tq calculator. With less compression you might be able to bump ignition.Speaking of which. Are you sure its up to task if increasing %?

Front Engine Dragsters / stage rpm vs stall and wheel speed
« on: October 28, 2019, 04:37:07 PM »
Anyone have any data on how much quicker wheel speed is or isn't,if you stage lower and give engine a run at tires. In other words let it get running up to stall more should give hard hit in theory which we all know how that works out some times. Its done some in pro mods with auto and thinking it might help get wheel speed up quicker on bracket deal also in case of shake issue.

Wanted to sell / Re: How to sell a Dragster
« on: October 16, 2019, 06:29:15 PM »
some people don't like green and it will cost them $$$$$$ to change
you have to tell them that you need the money to build a new car because you are stepping up in class, not because you want out--- too depressing, you want the buyer to feel as if the movement is growing and should be a part of it

Bruce is right there are a ton of people who feel green is a voodoo color for a race car I know several of my friends would never drive a green race car!  As odd as it sounds it true.

Interesting thought on the second item I never thought about that but can see it!

Add me tp list of no green on my car. Had apainter once want to outline numbers in green.Dad said you do and I will have to sell it for bail money to get son out for shooting you. No money is not green,heck now days its about everything colored.

Your Builds / Photo Gallery / Re: my new red RED
« on: October 13, 2019, 02:45:49 PM »
what kind of VW engine. Lil brother has a turbo vr 6 in type 3 body that he runs. Been 4.90 with junk yard motor and smaller turbo.He is working out a new combe with bigger turbo ,heads,cams and better parts all around.

Rear Engine Dragsters / Re: First Win
« on: October 13, 2019, 02:29:11 PM »
only bad thing about winning.It makes not winning really suck twice as much.

Spud Miller's Cave / Re: Torque vs stall speed
« on: September 27, 2019, 05:49:43 PM »
if it helps.FTI told me I would pickup about 700 to 800 stal if adding 200 tq ( figuring of Spuds cal. and 30% load) If linear at 90 you should gain 300 to 350 stall.

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