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Front Engine Dragsters / Re: new to the page
« on: July 22, 2020, 07:02:41 PM »
If you are going to buy prints Call Neil and Parks.Great guys ,two tons of knowledge and almost unlimited parts for FED's. Prints would be cheap buy in to the info you will get.  Cooling can be pretty basic with exception being mounting with limited spacing. Quite a few here will probably be able to point you in right direction. Welcome aboard.

Front Engine Dragsters / Re: staying cool in summer heat
« on: July 19, 2020, 11:12:56 AM »
if nothing else I have better attitude when not dying from heat. Looking at cpl cool vest with cold packs in them.

Front Engine Dragsters / staying cool in summer heat
« on: July 19, 2020, 05:28:54 AM »
Has been a topic on other sites,figure hey might get some tips from guys here. I also figure we have a older group here than some other sites and has to effect us more than younger guys(lil punks). So what do you do or wear to help handle heat while wearing firesuit and sitting in small oven while straddling a heat filled trans mission.

Front Engine Dragsters / Re: FED bounce problem.
« on: July 09, 2020, 07:11:20 AM »
normally. Cables in rear engine cars are right in front of drivers compartment. They are adjustable tension wise and allow car to arch more while limiting travel in opposite direction. If car flex is from downward motion and reactions.Then  I guess they could help Curly there.  Now that is my understanding.Not chassis expert like Roo man and Bruce,but I have slept in holiday inn(or what motel in commercial). 

Jon's Wheel House / Re: durometer reading on tires
« on: July 08, 2020, 05:07:23 PM »
No combination change? Now that I am trying to focus on bracket racing I know most don't change much. I figure to still test ideas for better performance,but following the rule on one at a time .If don't work change back should be no issue.

 My question is how many times do folks like Jon make ten passes w/o some kind of change in tune up?

Spud Miller's Cave / Re: nitro % and motor cleansing
« on: July 08, 2020, 05:02:28 PM »
They have motors that are not Hemi's in racing?

Dan Dishon's Transmission Den / Re: welded reverse clutches?
« on: July 02, 2020, 06:31:35 PM »
Replaced all reverse clutches .Fiber and steels. Found nothing wrong except delay box loc out screwed u\p. So looks like its all on driver.crew chief and guess also car owner this time. Wait that means its always going to be on me. LOL Oh well I built it,I tune it,I drive it and I brake it.Good thing is I am only one paying for it. LMAO . I liked it lot better when a hollower upstairs to dad and parts arrived few days later. Man I miss those days,

Door Cars / Re: 63 type 3 VW too much traction
« on: June 29, 2020, 02:29:25 PM »
on my computer if you click on link it shows a file at bottom and you click on it and it opens.

Electronics / Re: EGT port location preference?
« on: June 27, 2020, 06:16:19 AM »
I would agree with urning fuel in pipes. Not all cars run same temps abd location is part of it.  My Top alcohol setup where  650 stage at 6500 and 1050 or less at finish line. At 1100 car needed bearing checked probably flattened few thou.At 1150 It probably needed a new piston in the hole. AGain not all are same. Plugs and bearings will talk to you if you listen to them. EGT are great for tuning if used correctly and best for keeping track of tune.

Front Engine Dragsters / Re: FED bounce problem.
« on: June 25, 2020, 01:17:10 PM »
 Question and not being smartazz this time.  Are you sure its because of flex? I have had cars act stupid because too rigid or where in bind from chassis work that had been done. If memory serves  you had a bunch of chassis work done. Has cart had this problem  ever since? You stated it rigid chassis now.  Do you have daat recorder on car? If so it would dang sure show any bounce in driveshaft  graph.

Front Engine Dragsters / Re: FED bounce problem.
« on: June 22, 2020, 05:08:04 AM »
MAybe some chassis pics would help those who know what they are looking at to see something. By the way I am not one of those folks Roo man or Bruce might see it.

Doe it have diagonals  in front section of frame? Is frame wider style or narrow like older cars? 

Jon's Wheel House / Re: durometer reading on tires
« on: June 21, 2020, 06:47:07 AM »
Just looking for comparisons and how many runs or time before change and what effect a little change might or might not make. Mine run low 50's most all the way across new and keeping record on changes. Never too much info,if you know how to use it and don't screw yourself.

Front Engine Dragsters / Re: tire speed vs low gear ratio
« on: June 21, 2020, 04:28:56 AM »
Oh . I understand your reasoning and was not replying to your suggestion,  Heck I agree that if not enough power or too much tire(same effect) you may have to hit it harder to break it loose. Main reason that I stated earlier that if I run into shake that I can not tune out other wise I will drop about 25 to 30% load in tank and see if that will get tire some more speed at hit, Hey even at 27 bucks a gallon its a cheap attempt to see if more power would help. Poor boy can't carry 3 or 4 sets of tires to swap arond.LOL

Front Engine Dragsters / Re: tire speed vs low gear ratio
« on: June 20, 2020, 06:16:31 PM »
Best looking thing for race car is ET slip with small numbers and big mph numbers. IMO

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