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Wanted to sell / Enderle belt drive kit BB Chevy NEW
« on: November 28, 2018, 01:26:18 PM »
For Sale:
 Enderle belt drive fuel pump kit.
Brand new and shipped to your door for $265
Good Vibrations sell this kit for $293.99
Its been on my shelf for several years its time to sell it.
Call or text me 585-288-1499

Thanks: Matt Shaff

Matt Shaff's Engine Shop / Happy Thanksgiving Everyone
« on: November 22, 2018, 05:55:11 AM »
A day to gather together with family and friends and be Thankful for what we have.
Have a Great day everybody!

Matt Shaff

Wanted to sell / Front Engine Dragster For Sale
« on: June 02, 2017, 07:35:39 AM »
175" Wheelbase 355 Chevy injected alcohol.
Powerglide with a transbrake. 8 3/4 Chrysler rear with 4.10 gears.
We assembled this car for our son after racing Jr Dragsters. Have won several races with this FED.
Tried to create the look of a Jr Fuel dragster from the 60's. Basic 350 Chevy 4 bolt block, steel crankshaft. Scat rods and Speed-Pro pistons. Engle solid flat tappet camshaft. Cast aluminum timing cover and gear drive. Period correct 461 cylinder heads and Enderle stack injectors. The injectors have been powder coated candy apple red with blue stack holders. M/T valve covers and zoomies. This has a Mallory SuperMag IV magneto.
No radiator or electronics. We tow it up and back from a run, just like the old days.
Easy car to run and lots of fun. Has run 1.27 60' times without using the brake. 1/4 mile time is 9.27 @ 141 with the engine a little rich.
Just had the chassis re-certified IHRA. Seat belts are good until the end of 2017.
$11,000 turn key includes old style home built dragster trailer.

Call me @ 585-288-1499 days or 585-739-1889 is my cell.

Matt Shaff's Engine Shop / MERRY CHRISTMAS
« on: December 25, 2016, 05:41:48 AM »

Spud Miller's Cave / AutoMeter 605 Tach Signal Generator
« on: April 01, 2016, 07:43:10 PM »
Remember the old 605 AutoMeter generator? Hooked up to your cable drive on the distributor.
Can they be used to trigger any old style tach?
Can an old Sun Super Tach be triggered with this?

Thanks: Matt

Matt Shaff's Engine Shop / Merry Christmas to All
« on: December 25, 2015, 05:05:10 AM »
Merry Christmas to all and God Bless America !!
 :) :D 8)

Wanted to sell / 2 Speed Lenco " N case " For Sale
« on: February 17, 2015, 05:39:08 PM »
Lenco two speed with reverser for sale.
It has a 1.91 gear ratio. Course spline in and fine spline out.
Typically used behind a Bruno unit.
This is the large "N" case unit with large dual 2" planetary gears.
Look at the large diameter case and 8 bolts holding the reverser on.
Has new clutch's with only 3 passes. Comes with the CO2 air pod.
Comes with a Deist  blanket. Its out dated but in perfect shape.
It was in my Front Engine Dragster and has been very well cared for.
Selling for $2500.00. Its clean and ready to use.
I take cash, U.S. Postal money orders and PayPal.
Located in Rochester, NY
Call my cell 585-739-1889
Thanks: Matt

Matt Shaff's Engine Shop / A TIME TO GIVE THANKS
« on: November 27, 2014, 04:57:22 AM »
 I have a lot to be thankful for and wish everybody a Happy Thanksgiving :) :D
The world seems like a bad place thats getting worse but today I am thankful for many things:
 [1] My Family and friends.  8)
 [2] My God and country  :)
 [3] Drag Racing  8)
 I'm blessed with a great family. Everybody is involved in Drag Racing in some way.
 A loving God, and a country that invented DRAG RACING !!
 Drag Racing is a sport as well as a great time to make friends and help each other.
 Not to many sports can say that competitors always work together.
Everybody enjoy what you have and please help those that need help.
Remember that every day you enjoy Drag Racing is veterans day. ;)

Matt Shaff

Wanted to sell / 225" FED for sale
« on: June 05, 2014, 03:47:49 PM »
For Sale:
 Front engine dragster, 225" wheel base.
Built in July of 2000 by Pro-Designs of Texas.
George Cathy fab 9" rear. Strange aluminum center section
Strange axles, spool and brakes. 4.30 large pinion pro gears with 65 runs.
19" wide shoulder hoop.
Selling as rolling chassis with out engine, transmission or bellhousing.
Car is located in the Rochester, NY area.
Call Matt @ 585-288-1499 days or 585-739-1889 cell phone.

Pictures can be seen when you are logged into the forum

Front Engine Dragsters / Our Ford Powered FED
« on: October 02, 2013, 04:11:36 AM »
A quick picture of our Front Engine dragster.
225" built in 2000 by George Cathey of TX.
497ci Ford with a Crower injector on alcohol.
A two disc Crowerglide clutch and a two speed Lenco.
Just a fun car we run when we can afford it.
Best ET 8.36 Best MPH 169

Wanted to sell / Lenco two speed with reverser
« on: March 05, 2013, 05:44:57 PM »
Lenco 2 speed tranny. Big "N" case with 1.91 gear ratio with reverser.
Course spline [6 lug] input and fine spline output shaft. The output shaft has been shortened to fit in a FED but not much.
I just dissassembled it, inspected all the parts and reassembled with out oil.
I have used this for 3 seasons and its in perfect shape.
$2500 plus shipping. I preferrer US postal money orders.
Call my business @ 585-288-1499 8-5 EST. or cell @ 585-739-1889
Thanks: Matt
This tranny is typical used with a Bruno unit.

Matt Shaff's Engine Shop / Matts Shaff's Engine Shop Page
« on: February 06, 2013, 09:59:45 AM »
 Hello to everyone with a Front Engine Dragster.
My name is Matt Shaff and I own a engine machine shop in Rochester, NY
My web site is:
Have been in business since 1985 and we love nostalgia drag racing! 8)
I will try to answer questions related to engine performance and engine machine work specifically.
We are a busy small shop so I might take time to answer some questions but I will do my best.
I will never try to be a "know it all" because I dont.
 Our shop is capable of:
Line boring for new main caps and finish line honing.
Parrellel deck engine block and boring and honing cylinders.
Connecting rod rebuilding and crankshaft repair.
Cylinder head machining: Competition valve work, guide replacement, milling and CC checking.
We have a Land-N-Sea dyno in house and run every engine we assemble.
So I will do what I can to help you get answers for your dragster engine questions.
Thanks: Matt

Front Engine Dragsters / Front engine dragster site
« on: February 03, 2013, 10:23:50 AM »
Thanks Glenn, Roo and Spud for updating this web site.
As Glenn knows, my picture taking and computor skills are weak. :-[
But I will start posting pictures and text as soon as the weather get better and I can get back in the garage.
My FED is slightly different but thats what having a FED is all about.
I have run my car in 2007-2010. Time and money had parked it but we are going out agian this year.
I have a 225" car built by George Cathey [Pro-designs] of TX.
We run a Big block Ford injected alcohol. Also uses a 2 speed Lenco and a two disk Crowerglide clutch.
Not your typical bracket racer but it was consistant and fun.
I think it helped Glenn Lever decide to build a FED as we race at the same track locally.
This year we are building a larger engine [547ci] and adding Nitro! 8)
I enjoy watching the west coast A/fuel class and am building within the NHRA heritage series rules.
I do not plan on running 100% nitro but about 65-75%. It should be fast and not hurt parts.
I will add photos and text when I can.

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