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Matt Shaff's Engine Shop / Re: Style oil filter
« on: February 17, 2019, 09:30:49 AM »
406 SBC ALKY  wey sump Wix spin-on racing filter, 500 BBC blown alky OBERG inline filter dry sump

Front Engine Dragsters / Re: help get FED to track by simply casting vote
« on: February 02, 2019, 07:27:03 AM »

why are you settling? is it because of cost, we all have budgets yes Chev's are the cheapest and easiest to get parts for and 600hp isn't that hard to achieve sometime it's best to put dreams aside  and finish the project.

Front Engine Dragsters / Re: Budget rail
« on: January 19, 2019, 08:14:22 AM »
simple answer is yes it can be built from mild steel ERW (cheap)the car will be heavier as the SFI spec is for thicker wall tubing
SFI book will answer a lot of questions

Front Engine Dragsters / Re: gas vs e85??
« on: January 19, 2019, 08:03:47 AM »
I don't know if this is right but I run a 22# cap to pressure the system  started this when ran gas and would always run hot just kept it when we changed to alky but got rid of the pump, rad, and fan nver had a problem

Front Engine Dragsters / Re: Budget rail
« on: January 15, 2019, 04:51:15 PM »
 there isn't a big price differential between DOM mild steel and CM .  either will work as stated CM frame the resale value is better and easier to sell but needs more experience is needed to weld but the big thing is alignment and how far out you want the motor, a Greek Coupler is the best  but I used a trans yoke- U-joint diff yoke with no problems 406 sbc/ powerglide

Front Engine Dragsters / Re: Budget rail
« on: January 14, 2019, 08:27:39 PM »
retroboy is right things haven't changed much except for electronics and EFI which you don't need, you don't need trick parks keep it simple and start with a plan get parts that work together don't over build make strong and light and safe

Front Engine Dragsters / Re: Budget rail
« on: January 14, 2019, 11:38:35 AM »
 yes 9" is good lots of parts,easy to work on, aftermarket housings come in all shape and sizes check out the one Roo uses

Front Engine Dragsters / Re: Budget rail
« on: January 13, 2019, 09:20:59 PM »
enjoy yourself!
if the dana is not narrowed to the width you need, I would sell as it's worth good money and buy something lighter as you don't need all that beef

Front Engine Dragsters / Re: Trans
« on: January 04, 2019, 01:21:33 PM »
that's the way I would do it,because you don't have a  aftermarket bell housing (I don't think they are available).
good luck, Happy New Year

Front Engine Dragsters / Re: Rear gear with a 3 speed
« on: January 02, 2019, 10:31:41 AM »
i would like to add  that it isn't always possible especially in 1/8 to the top of 2nd 3rd by changing trans gear first choice or tire size or rear gear than up shifting and going through lower rpm

Front Engine Dragsters / Re: Trans
« on: January 02, 2019, 10:20:55 AM »
if the motor is mounted solid and the trans also and the frame flexes the weakest part the trans case or bell housing will break!
 in this case a FMX has a big cast iron case and a aluminum bell housing i'm not talking  about bolting the trans solid but bolting the stock insulator to the trans and letting it rest on mount supporting the weight

Front Engine Dragsters / Re: Rear gear with a 3 speed
« on: January 02, 2019, 07:27:27 AM »
the car was 160" heavy 1700 lbs had a rad water pump and battery if the motor is built to turn 5-6-7-8 or 9000 rpm i like it to turn that rpm just before the finish in high gear

Front Engine Dragsters / Re: Trans
« on: January 02, 2019, 07:14:37 AM »
fmx is one big ass heavy trans you would be better off with a c4 just for parts and weight I would run a mount even if it's not bolted solid just to support do you have a mid-engine plate? it was common to run Cleveland heads on a Windsor around here both 2brl and 4brl versions they were used at the drags and oval tracks. sorry off track  a couple of years ago a guy was running an altered with a 351w
only saw him once he was having trans problems
any pics

Spud Miller's Cave / Re: grounding mag
« on: January 01, 2019, 01:56:40 PM »
i grounded it to the motor using steel core plug wires

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