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Jon's Wheel House / Re: slow leak
« on: March 20, 2019, 07:11:33 AM »
Does the bead seem to hold above 25 #s?
You may have a mynute leak in the tread or side wall that lets the bead leak at 25.
A could try a tube but they can be near impossible to put in a front tire.
If you do go with tube you should run your fingers around inside tire to make sure theres nothing to poke into it.

Spud Miller's Cave / Re: Changing fuel pump.
« on: March 12, 2019, 06:53:55 AM »
A 60 to 56 isn't a lot of change. Just wondering what the weather was like with the new jet compared to the old.
Also did the jet change clear up the miss? If not did you check valve springs or Mag?

Dan Dishon's Transmission Den / Re: trans shield replacement
« on: February 04, 2019, 04:22:22 AM »
I don't know about your local track but at the DIV III e.t. Finals the tech guys checked for those straps and BOUNCED my buddy for not having them. (Last year they also bounced me for not having sheetmetal flooring over my trans. It was back home and I had to ask a team member to relay it down to me or they would not let me race.) At our local track they let the "regulars" slide on these points. But the rulebook clearly states the requirement for (both).
I know what I would do. Either put a stock pan back on (in conjunction with a trans cooler if you do not already have one) - or - make new, longer straps from the same material as original [1/8 galvanized metal strap 1" wide]. Technically, that's verboten but if they were equivalent to the originals it would take a pretty hard-hearted tech guy not to let you race it.
If you had a -15 suit I'm pretty sure he should have let you race without the transmission covered. With cover you are allowed a -5 suit. IHRA allows -5 with or without the trans covered.

Front Engine Dragsters / Re: NOS fuel install...
« on: January 24, 2019, 03:40:51 PM »
Google -10 gauge fitting

Front Engine Dragsters / Re: NOS fuel install...
« on: January 24, 2019, 02:15:30 PM »
Assuming you have a T where the 10 reduces to the 2 6s.
How about drilling and tapping the side of the T for your -4 line.

Front Engine Dragsters / Re: Trans
« on: January 03, 2019, 07:53:42 PM »
If it uses a coupler I wouldn't think its a problem. If it has a driveshaft you might consider a mount.

Front Engine Dragsters / Re: nostalgia eleminator type event
« on: December 21, 2018, 08:37:07 PM »
Milan (MI) includes a Nostalgia Comp Eliminator class at three of their vintage oriented races each year - the Detroit Dragway Reunion, Kickin' It Old School, and Nostalgia Drags. It is a 4/10 Pro Tree Index based (1/2 second increments). Declare an Index and qualify off that index - closest to the number qualifies #1 on the laddered pairing. Higher qualifier has lane choice.

Usually its race two days, two separate races, two qualifying runs and eliminations each day. Payout and entry fee is the same for each day. Entry fee is $50. Winner gets $500, runner up $250, semis $100. Guaranteed purse.
I know some are going to say,"Heck, I won't even take my car out of the trailer to run for only $500!"
We usually only get eight cars. If you do the math you'll see the track loses money on this eliminator. But it enhances the overall quality of the meet and they're good with that. And if I win first round I actually make money.

I keep my older "The Last Logghe" altered tuned up just for these races and usually run the 10.50 index and as such, am always the slowest car there. [ I rebuilt the car several years back to slow it down so I don't have to jump thru the NHRA 9.99 chassis re-cert hoops for a car that only gets raced a few times a year.]

For FEDs and center steered altereds and funnys. Its usually about 50/50 FEDs/ altereds. Trans brakes are OK (hey, if you need a trans brake for a 4/10 tree knock yourself out, buddy). The track tries to make it an all-inclusive bracket without allowing modern Super Comp and Super Gas cars to play.

Its some of the funnest racing I do. None of us take ourselves too seriously. Its a good group. And when a fan came up to me and said when I ran a 7.50 AA/A the fans were on their feet and it was the best race of the day, I felt good. (I won that round LOL).
If I showed up with an IHRA license and chassis cert do you think they would let me race?

Front Engine Dragsters / Re: calming the car down on the starting line
« on: November 26, 2018, 07:43:21 AM »
That is a serious right turn there. Mine don't seem to be turning any, but then the car goes right with them on or off the ground. Hoping to go out one more time in a couple weeks and see if I can et it any better. It is at least to the point of being predictable, now I just need to keep it from pushing right. I picked up just over .2 with the timing change, I don't really want to go back with
Mine would drive right all the way through first gear then settle down after the shift. Figured it out when I noticed both front tires were feathered the same way. I should have figured it out with how much I was steering it left to 300 feet or so. Probably needed another 20 or so pounds up front.

Wanted to sell / Re: FTI pg valve body
« on: November 16, 2018, 08:30:06 PM »
I think there was I thread on this but too lazy to look it up.
Any idea what the reaction time difference is between leaving in high vs. low?
I realize there's a lot of variables just trying to get an idea.
I,m interested just not sure its the way I want to go.
Is the soleniod included?

Front Engine Dragsters / Re: looking for ideas
« on: October 29, 2018, 06:52:35 PM »
You can Bracket Race a FED and its a lot of fun.
When I bracket raced mine I used a Pneumatic cylinder with a needle valve on the throttle to take a little hit out of it. 1.14 60' to 1.24. No timer on it. Ended up right about where you are ET wise.
I had 14 x 32s on the back with 4.5lbs of air because of bumpy tracks. Car would dead hook and squat down an inch or two onto the wheelie bar and was very consistent.

Spud Miller's Cave / Re: starting point leanout
« on: October 17, 2018, 02:36:51 PM »
My delay box allows me to stage with my foot to floor and I had it set to put it on the 2 step .50 sec before the brake release.

Spud Miller's Cave / Re: starting point leanout
« on: October 16, 2018, 01:18:41 PM »
A .060 - .070 sound awfully big.  Are they that size because the RPM is low.

Roo Man's Room / Re: shut downn bounce
« on: October 09, 2018, 02:28:51 AM »
We have a track with a short bumpy shutdown near us. I found that low tire pressure let me get on the brakes as hard and as soon as I wanted without bouncing. Low being around 4.5#s.

Dan Dishon's Transmission Den / Re: old a/c coil as cooler
« on: October 09, 2018, 02:12:01 AM »
PTFE would be the preferred hose but I've run rubber braided without any issues.
I cant help much on the pressure question but I don't think its as high as the internal pressure.

Front Engine Dragsters / Re: trans cooler heat
« on: October 09, 2018, 02:06:25 AM »
Ya, I don't think the cockpit is a good idea either that's a RED thing. I'm pretty sure the heat would be next to unbearable.
When I bracket raced mine on a 80+ degree day you wanted your firesuit on after the third round because the cockpit was so hot just from making laps. I would put a fan in there and cool it down the best I could.
I had an extruded aluminum cooler mounted on the frame just ahead of the starter. No fan on it but I wasn't on the converter very long because of the SLE.

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