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Your Builds / Photo Gallery / Re: Overseas new members ride
« on: July 29, 2020, 09:54:38 PM »
Just for grins, could you borrow a pair of smaller tires and try them?

I wish but it's highly unlikely. I see what you mean and agree, that might help. Another one is looser converter, this one is maybe too tight w. 4000 stall.
It will be interesting to see what the additional torque next season does for that stall. But, for the purpose of this car and my goals, the amount of races I get
per year, it is what it is and I'm fine with that less than optimal at this point. Money money... I have to take baby steps towards consistency and have fun on the way.

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Your Builds / Photo Gallery / Re: Overseas new members ride
« on: July 29, 2020, 10:57:50 AM »
I do not know all the details to your car but at one time I ended up with 120lbs of weight my engine is out 42Ē I run around 70 now. 

My car weighs 1800 with me in it and full of fuel front end weight ranges between 390 and 430lbs

Hey Paul, my wheelbase is 150", engine is out 58" (from front motorplate to center of rear) total weight is 1753 lbs me included, 405 lbs at front 1348 rear.
Thats with the 20 lbs nose ballast, and now I will double that and see if it's enough.


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Your Builds / Photo Gallery / Re: Overseas new members ride
« on: July 29, 2020, 03:31:01 AM »
Last weekend was the first race here in 2020 due to the virus. My slicks are done, I finally took a look on the stamp and they were molded 2007,
nothing lasts long enuf nowadays. So I had a bit of problems hooking. Car slams the bars very hard with transbrake and then unloads and spins with weak tyres.
When I lowered the Tbrake rpm down to 3000 that led to bad shakes. Footbraking I was able to make normal 8.74 sec 147 mph pass. 60 ft varied
between typical 1.23 to 1.78 and anything between, no consistency whatsoever. Great for bracket racing. It's time for new slicks and more ballast to the nose,
there's 20lbs now but I will add another 20 lbs, hoping to slow the raise. Could also try lowering the wheelie bars but last season that did only harm the launch.
We tried different pressures too but nothing helps these slicks anymore, thats quite obvious. As a topping on the cake I was out first round with -.006 red light.

I tried how it feels to drive on one wheel only but to my surprise the ET was not faster like that.



Still had plenty of fun and ten passes down the track shook off the dust. I got my new SFI 7.50 sticker too which is nice. There's no slicks
available in our country at the moment so I will use some tire softener I ordered from UK, and purchase new slicks over the winter. Shipping
takes time in an container, and air freight cost is as much as the tyres so thats not really an option either.




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Your Builds / Photo Gallery / Re: Overseas new members ride
« on: April 05, 2020, 02:40:24 AM »
That is true. I made them out of the very same polycarbonate race car windows are made of. Helmet visor, windbreaker, knobs... all will melt but not burn with flame.

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Your Builds / Photo Gallery / Re: Overseas new members ride
« on: April 04, 2020, 03:02:51 AM »
Finnish Fireball - pretty nice, Iím guessing itís the 8-71 Hampton, one of those zero maintenance/no striping required units.  Alan

Yes sir you are spot on with that quess. Here's and quick update pics of the finished rear end brackets, and I also fabricated grips
to my butterfly just to make it a bit thicker for better feel.








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Front Engine Dragsters / Re: Today's test session
« on: March 31, 2020, 01:12:40 AM »
It would be interesting to hear what were the issues and what did you do to solve them.
Nice car!

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Your Builds / Photo Gallery / Re: Overseas new members ride
« on: March 12, 2020, 10:32:53 AM »
I have also started collecting shiny bits and pieces...




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Your Builds / Photo Gallery / Re: Overseas new members ride
« on: March 09, 2020, 10:59:39 PM »
Installed an delay box to help me on full tree events


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Front Engine Dragsters / Re: Finally taking the digger out on Sunday
« on: March 09, 2020, 10:48:55 PM »
Good to hear you enjoyed it!

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Matt Shaff's Engine Shop / Re: Lost cam dowel - what to do?
« on: March 04, 2020, 07:06:59 AM »
Good catch!

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Gassers / Re: Just saying hello
« on: February 12, 2020, 01:25:55 AM »
Welcome to this quiet forum, truck sounds nice let's see some pictures?

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Front Engine Dragsters / Re: Gloves ?
« on: January 31, 2020, 01:18:36 AM »

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Your Builds / Photo Gallery / Re: Overseas new members ride
« on: December 28, 2019, 10:51:30 AM »
Thanks Alan, wishing you all the best for 2020 too!

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Your Builds / Photo Gallery / Re: Overseas new members ride
« on: December 21, 2019, 09:58:13 PM »
Ok guys it was discussed earlier that the rear end brackets need modifying to meet current spec.
I have now added fourth bolt, uprights are welded to upper rail too and housing side is well over
that required 180 degree weld so mission accomplished.

Merry Christmas everyone and safe passes for 2020



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Your Builds / Photo Gallery / Re: Overseas new members ride
« on: November 26, 2019, 08:28:16 AM »

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