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Front Engine Dragsters / Re: Power+weight+time.
« on: September 27, 2019, 07:07:46 PM »
184' 377 sbc alcohol  stack  injection 4:30 rear  8.71 152 mph.

Matt Shaff's Engine Shop / Style oil filter
« on: February 17, 2019, 08:40:27 AM »
I was just wondering what style of filtering system or oil filter type and make everyone uses in there alcohol engines. Had a couple of oiling system problems in the past and don't want that mistake again.

Matt Shaff's Engine Shop / 421 or 434
« on: September 30, 2018, 03:28:40 PM »
Looking at purchasing a new sbc shortblock from Shafiroff and debating on which one. Have a set of Promaxx 225 heads and my Hilborn stack injection. Have a set of 4.30's in the pumpkin and not sure which way to go. 421 or 434.

Now the fun can start.

Pretty cool i just sent u a pm sorry for the late reply i was out of town.

Front Engine Dragsters / Re: Cost to build a new fed????
« on: January 20, 2017, 02:36:45 PM »
I built mine from a scratch kit from S and W race cars, i think it probably cost close to 15 than 10. Lots of things to consider your convertor wont work due to weight, all the little stuff that matters a lot and costs a lot.  I built mine and if I did it again I would buy one and modify it to what i want.

Looking for any local to Alberta Fed's to come to Match race at a local Air strip for the Annual Three  Hills Cruise, Western Canada's largest cruise since 1981 on June 3 and 4 2017. I have been contacted again and the club is looking for some Fed's to come and help out and put a show on, we have three so far any more would be welcome. Please contact me for info.

Wanted to sell / The Widow Maker FED for Sale
« on: January 16, 2017, 03:48:48 PM »
The Widow Maker Dragster
Engine Details : 392 hemi  A1 block bored .030 over , 4 bolt aluminum caps on center three mains,

                             Stock crankshaft , off set ground to big block chev rod size ( .165 stroker )

                             New Arias pistons and Childs & Alberts aluminum rods , 12.5 to 1 compression .

                             Milodon gear drive  .550 lift cam , new comp cam lifters , Moon front cover.

                             Heads have extensive porting with tulip intake valves and stainless exhaust , new springs.

                             Donovan rockers with Hot Heads stands , M/T valve covers

                             Hilborn injection setup for gas , Vertec magneto

                             Stock oil pump , truck oil pan Olberg filter

Drive Line  :      Hays 2 disc clutch , Lakewood bellhousing , old B&J reverser  , 8 inch ford rear end with drum brakes.

Chassis  :           Original early sixties with single spring front suspension , aluminum side panels , fiberglass cowl .

                            Some known history car was raced in the North West.

I'm posting the car for friend of mine. His asking price is $15,000 Canadian, deal for you boys south of the border. Car was built in California, he has more details, contact me if interested. Car is located in Calgary Alberta Canada.

Front Engine Dragsters / Re: Me too "finally made a pass"
« on: November 15, 2016, 07:21:49 PM »
Congrats, I bet you  were smiling from ear to ear. My boy also got his competition license this year. He was grinning pretty hard. FED'S  are the best.

Front Engine Dragsters / Not sure whats going on.
« on: July 26, 2016, 06:55:36 AM »
I have my car running again after changing out my latest new motor which only made 6 passes before my oil filter collapsed and starved the engine, not nice. But I seem to have a different problem with my new set up. When i apply the transbrake it seems to starve some power from the MSD box and it takes a second before the motor comes up to speed but only a short sec. I have tried  this without using the trans brake and there is no hesitation at all. My battery may have been a bit low but I've charged it since and have not tried it. Is it possible I was short of some voltage and it caused this or do I have to wire my brake directly into my battery as now it comes off the same main harness?

Thank you. I loved the old fighting Irish colors.

Got the new engine in from Kenny Gilmour Motorsports and got the car outside for the first time with the new paint this year, only 53 days to racing in Alberta.

Front Engine Dragsters / Re: Man we are oldschool!
« on: March 22, 2016, 08:20:53 PM »
I get a lot of comments and thumbs up when I show up to shows with my old school rig.

Dan Dishon's Transmission Den / Re: stall speed
« on: February 06, 2016, 11:13:08 AM »
thanks so i'm weigh in around 1350 all in so it should be alright.

Dan Dishon's Transmission Den / stall speed
« on: February 06, 2016, 09:34:05 AM »
I have a chance to get a ultimate converter for a reasonable price . It has a steel stator and diode sprag and after talking to Lenny there he determined that the stall would be 6200, My new motor is just a hilborn injected 388 sbc with about 560 hp and a redline of 7500. I'm running 430's  with 33 inch wheels in the back and was wondering if this would be too loose. mMy engine guy says it would be alright but what does anyone else run with a similar setup.

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