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Front Engine Dragsters / Re: calming the car down on the starting line
« on: September 19, 2018, 10:24:20 PM »
Well I had a little free time, and with the rainy weather today, it was time to get out in the garage and do a little checking on the dragster. I got it up on stands and stripped the wheels and tin off of it so I could pull a string on the centerline and check where the wheelie bars where hitting. Looks like I was about 1/2 off from center. Any thoughts to if that would be enough to drive the car hard in one direction or another? Also found some slop in one of the upper mounting tabs. It seems the whole had wallowed out, I'm thinking that could have been a part of my problem, letting the bars move. So I drilled it out and welded a hardened insert in the hole. I also checked my tire diameter, they are less than 1/8 different, so shouldn't be any problems there. Anything else I should check while I have the car stripped down? Hoping to take it over to elk creek nostalgia event at the and of the month.
When I had two wheels on my bars I would raise the right side about an inch and it would steer the car to the left. When I switched to a single wheel I would but the wheel about in inch to the left and it would steer it left.
So yes having the wheel off center will steer it by shifting weight. Wheel to left weight goes to the right steers left, Wheel to right weight goes left steers right.

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Front Engine Dragsters / Re: Injected FED's launch rpm
« on: September 19, 2018, 10:12:02 PM »
We race on a .4 Pro tree.  i too have a SLE.  When we are both in, my foot goes to the wood, blades crack, to around 5000rpm, and the SLE opens with the brake release.

Almost exactly what I want on mine to do ,except want  it to work on full tree. Don't want it sitting there at 5000 dropping cylinder every other with BV wideopen and holding for 1 to 1.1 seconds.At 5000(2500 engine) that is about 3.5 to 4 gpm .  1 second doesn't sound like much to most,but look at a data download and how much crap happens in 1 second.
With my delay box you could sit there at dead idle with foot to the floor and set the SLE to pull throttle open at any time before the brake releases.
 Or set any RPM you wanted when your foot goes to the floor.

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Spud Miller's Cave / Re: Fuel Contamination
« on: September 12, 2018, 07:31:51 PM »
I knew better but bought 5 gallons out of a large tank at the track.
It looks like the bigger problem was the check valve in my primer nozzle.
Its plumbed into the distribution block and found it was leaking just blowing through it.
I couldn't see any trash in it. Cleaned it and it still wouldn't hold.
Ended up putting a Nitrous solenoid in line to stop the bleed back.


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Your Builds / Photo Gallery / Re: Glenn's dragster thread
« on: September 11, 2018, 05:46:07 PM »
Trash was probably in the tank. Seams like every time my tank dries out more chips show up.
If you haven't moved that shelf yet I have some foam that will help.

Shelf?
What you hit your head on at the end of the video.

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Spud Miller's Cave / Re: Fuel Contamination
« on: September 11, 2018, 05:42:50 PM »
Thanks Spud.
Looks like I have 10 gallons of weed killer.

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Your Builds / Photo Gallery / Re: Glenn's dragster thread
« on: September 11, 2018, 06:31:39 AM »
Trash was probably in the tank. Seams like every time my tank dries out more chips show up.
If you haven't moved that shelf yet I have some foam that will help.

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Spud Miller's Cave / Re: Fuel Contamination
« on: September 10, 2018, 01:32:10 PM »
Not when I asked the question but I have it now.
I got a reading of .800 at 57 deg.
If my math is correct it comes out to 96.49% pure.
Or 3.51 percent of probably water. Is that enough water to make a noticeable difference?

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Spud Miller's Cave / Fuel Contamination
« on: September 10, 2018, 05:29:35 AM »
Spud,
 At what point would you think water in Methonal would affect performance.
 My car slowed a tenth in the 1/8th and was stuttering just before the finish line.
 It seemed fuel starved but everything looks good, Unless pump went bad in one run or line from tank is collapsing inside.
 I used fuel from a different source just before this started.

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Front Engine Dragsters / Re: removing sle for nostalgia racing
« on: September 09, 2018, 05:57:12 PM »
If car has SLE on it would have to be removed or just disconnected for running nostalgia event? I can remove air bottle and pull wiring in 30 seconds and add alink to it so totally non active in anyway.

Removing al together would take good amount more work and bracket or two added.
On mine a rod the same length as the cylinder with a threaded hole in one end and a quick release cable end on the other worked.

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Spud Miller's Cave / Re: after blower carb
« on: August 10, 2018, 05:49:21 PM »
No, it wont be a problem.

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I second your comment on Don Enriquez.
When I first started running fuel injection I called Hilborn and ended up talking to Don.
Incredibly knowledgeable and patient, I learned a lot with that phone call.

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I talked to one of their sons a few years ago.
I thought my car may have been built by them but was told they never built any Comp. cars only fuel.
After looking at your pictures I still think it was built by them.
And mine had about 30 degrees of caster just like all the rest of the old cars.

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Matt Shaff's Engine Shop / Re: Dragster Radiator
« on: June 10, 2018, 05:22:54 PM »
Ebay for a Honda Civic. Around a $100.00. Same radiator in third car almost 10 years old.

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Matt Shaff's Engine Shop / Re: MSD retard
« on: May 16, 2018, 06:49:02 PM »
There is a complete Grid set up for sale locally here for $600.00. Includes the Grid controller the the Ignition box and the coil.
If interested look up brandon iamele on face book.

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Matt Shaff's Engine Shop / Re: purifying oil
« on: May 03, 2018, 05:07:28 PM »
When I tried cooking it it seemed to take forever but it worked.
When refrigeration guys install refrigerant lines they pull a vacuum on them to remove the moisture. And it takes a while.
I wonder if that would work with the oil in say a pressure cooker pot? Something that wouldn't cave in under vacuum.
It would remove the risk of fire if it would work.

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