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Tow Vehicles / Trailer build question
« on: December 19, 2019, 08:58:53 AM »
I’m needing to build a new open trailer for my racecar and want to incorporate an idea used in the video below by Jason on his trailer. The hitch/tongue tube slides into a couple of receiver tubes that appear to have adjusters welded to the four sides to adjust the horizontal & vertical clearance. If you go to time marker 2:23 on the video it shows what I’m talking about. Any idea of what the adjusters are or where I can get them?

Wanted to sell / Goodyear slicks #2585
« on: September 05, 2019, 01:08:21 PM »
New pair of GY 2585 slicks, 31x12-15. Stored in a cool dark basement. Pickup in Manhattan or Topeka, KS. $625

Electronics / Battery quick charge
« on: June 02, 2017, 12:05:26 PM »

My car has an Odyssey AGM type battery and I want to be able to recharge it quickly between runs if needed. The company tech tells me that the best rate for recharge of this type of battery is 14.4-14.8v, that’s the bulk or quick charge rate, and to just be sure the battery didn’t overheat. Since a conventional battery charger only puts out 12 volts, I am looking at using a power convertor that takes the 120v AC from my generator and converts it to 14.4v DC bulk rate for maximum battery recharge voltage. Has anyone had experience with something like this or any other thoughts?

Jon's Wheel House / Wheel ID
« on: April 12, 2017, 01:22:23 PM »
Here’s a picture of a 15” x 12” wheel that came on my car and I’m trying to figure out who manufactured it, there are no markings on the outside of the wheel. I’ve looked on the internet and had several other folks look at them and none of us are sure what brand they are. Anybody recognize it?

Dan Dishon's Transmission Den / Converter to flexplate gap
« on: March 03, 2017, 09:29:57 AM »
Getting ready to put the Powerglide & torque converter onto the back of my small block Chevy and flexplate. With the convertor pushed all the way into the transmission, how much is the maximum you can safely pull it back out to meet the flexplate/shims? Somewhere in the back of my mind the number 3/16” comes to mind but I’m not sure.

Altereds / New roadster
« on: February 23, 2017, 11:08:58 AM »
Here’s a couple of pictures of my newest ride. It’s an x-comp eliminator car with a 4-link and solid front. Bought the car as a partial roller with no engine, trans, and 5.86 rear gears. Was originally run as an A/EconAltered with a SBC but has run most of its life with a 10,000rpm 4 cylinder with a Liberty 5 speed. It now has a set of 4.10 gears and a new Powerglide & convertor to go along with the finished 300HP 350ci street rod engine and the partial finished 600HP 383ci SBC. Now that it's back from the chassis shop after a few additions, it's time to put it together, finish the wiring and plumbing, and go racing:)

Matt Shaff's Engine Shop / Zoomies vs collector headers
« on: February 11, 2017, 08:23:09 AM »
In a current thread there’s been a conversation about collector headers and zoomies on FEDs. I agree with most, zoomies belong on FEDs and I think they also belong on altereds. With that said, has anyone out there done an actual comparison between the two? I’ve been studying, or trying to, the difference in performance between the two. The only actual dyno test information I’ve been able to find is one conducted by Joe Sherman in which he stated “have seen as much as 55 or 56 HP (less) on a 1000 HP engine“ compared with collector headers. Now zoomies won’t have the inertial scavenging of a correct length and diameter pipe (roughly 28” to 34” long) because they are to short and it won’t have the wave scavenging of the collector because there’s no collector to share the wave with other cylinders. But what a set of zoomies have working for them while hanging out in the breeze at 180mph is the Bernoulli principle effect on drawing exhaust out of the cylinder. That’s the same effect that draws fuel out of a carburetor bowl and draws a crankcase vacuum with a pan-evac system. Any comparative tests out there of zoomies vs headers or any thoughts?

Jon's Wheel House / Front tire pressure
« on: February 02, 2017, 12:41:38 PM »
I have a set of Weld AlumaStars 17” x 2.25” with Goodyear Front Runners on my altered. Car weighs 1600# with me in it and won't go quicker, for now, than 170mph. What should I be running for tire pressure?

Wanted to sell / 3.2A/15 fire suit jacket
« on: December 06, 2016, 02:21:53 PM »
Stroud 3.2A/15 fire suit jacket, size XL, 16 runs old. In excellent condition, just back from Stroud with fresh 2017 certification. Black with white stripes. This is the jacket only. $300 + shipping

Wanted to buy / SBC roller cam
« on: July 31, 2016, 11:16:44 AM »
Need a solid roller camshaft for a small block Chevy. At least 260* duration @ .050” and at least .600” lift. Will only be used to clearance a 383 Chevy build so the cam doesn’t have to be perfect (no wiped out lobes!). Trying to decide if I need to order a new reduced base circle cam or not.

Wanted to sell / Anglia spindles
« on: April 01, 2016, 12:04:11 PM »
Original Anglia spindles. Came off a 4-door Prefect, unmolested originals. $250 and I pay the freight in the lower 48. Also have a Corvair aluminum steering box. $75 and I pay the freight. Both for $300. Can email pictures   785-320-2829

Wanted to sell / 2002 Bob Meyer Race Cars FED
« on: October 20, 2015, 07:08:14 AM »
2002 Bob Meyer Race Cars FED, 185” wheelbase, engine 42” out
Current 6.0 NHRA sticker good to Aug. 2018, legal B/Nostalgia Dragster
2 different nose configurations, single wheel wheelie bar
5# fire suppression system, 4 gallon anodized fuel tank with 1-1/4” line
407” Chevy Dart Iron Eagle block, Stef’s Comp. Elim. oil pan
Crower Ultra-Light crank and rods, JE pistons with Total Seal gapless rings
Crower roller cam and lifters, Jesel belt drive
ATI damper, Star Machine vacuum pump   
Pro-Action raised runner ported iron heads with titanium valves
Crower pushrods, shaft rockers, titanium spring retainers and springs
Hilborn 2-3/4” injection, Hilborn 1/2 pump
MSD Mag with 2 points boxes, two-step, tach, shift light
Racepak V300 system with 8 EGT probes, engine and driveshaft rpm, pan vacuum,
  trans fluid temp, oil pressure,  fuel pressure, fuel flow, G force, and battery voltage
Mike’s Powerglide with Dedenbear case and Hipster brake
6000rpm stall convertor
10” Winters rearend with 4.12 gears and Strange axles and carbon brakes
Bogart wheels with 9 runs on new #2585 12-31x15 Goodyears
Current Stroud belts and DJ Safety parachute
Comes with extra valve train parts, fire-up stands, all records, and 5 gallons of alcohol

Nice car, runs well, don’t have consistent help to operate the car. Fresh engine has 9
easy passes. Car can be hauled in a 20’ v-nose trailer and will fit in a 22’ deep garage.

$22,500 OBO
Roger (785)-three-two-zero-2829
Might separate if engine sells first

Events / Nostalgia in the Heartland @ Great Bend, Aug. 15
« on: July 01, 2015, 07:25:45 AM »
The SRCA Dragstrip at Great Bend, Kansas will be having a “Nostalgia in the Heartland” class Saturday, August 15th. Open to any and all front engine dragsters, center-steer altereds, and pre-’73 funnycars.

This class was added to the SCRA schedule at the request of a half dozen front engine dragster owners from Kansas and Nebraska that wanted a place to race. Entry fee of $45 guarantees you a warm day in August, a reserved pit space with electrical service, and a chance to hang out with some friendly folks.

Gates open at noon on Saturday. Cars must pass NHRA/SRCA tech inspection, pit vehicles required to have current pit vehicle registration sticker. Come on out and support our efforts to ignite come nostalgia racing across the Heartland. Hope to see some you there!

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