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Front Engine Dragsters / Re: Back to the track
« on: November 20, 2020, 04:02:00 AM »
All plans are to be there saturday. If get cpl decent runs stay for Sunday. Like Crider said about last chance to play before tear down season. I know not really needed,but hey old habbits don't die around here. Plus a ton of want to do items on list.

Wanted to sell / Re: FTI pg valve body
« on: November 16, 2020, 04:16:48 AM »
Sold, Been sold I just forgot ad was here and did not post about it. SOrry.

Front Engine Dragsters / Re: Back to the track
« on: November 13, 2020, 04:06:33 PM »
this is scheduled for dec. 5th right? Farmington site leaves a lot to be desired.

Front Engine Dragsters / Re: Back to the track
« on: November 11, 2020, 10:34:20 AM »
Still trying to get mine down Piedmont with full run.
 Heck if known you where running I could have walked over.Ok not literally it is 18 miles.LOL Got to check schedule and see when T-N-T w/o small tire crap is on.

Spud Miller's Cave / fuel use per pass MFI
« on: November 11, 2020, 09:59:42 AM »
Wondering what kind of mileage you guys are getting out of MFI, Ok how many gallons per 1/8 or 1/4 pass with driving up and back. I know my stuff needs some tunning and is rich.Been a while since tuned injection w/o a blower under it. Few pass' I have manged to get in this screwed up year. Driving up and back 3 1/2 gallon tank had me coasting back.Now Idi have to follow some retards dwon return road who couldn't hears a 13:1 500 inch Hemi with zoomies whomp whomp the motr to get the xxxx out of the way.

 Like said I need to lean it all the way around and have on idle side and little on  WOT. Thinking about swapping to larger tank and if knew eight deal with front I wouldn't have problem after all each gallon about 7.8 lbs..  Plus heard that in bracket racing weight is not big deal,thats funniest thing I have heard. How much are you burning?

Front Engine Dragsters / Re: SPE steering box rebuild
« on: November 01, 2020, 02:51:58 AM »
Guess machining a new worm would be same work as re-machining  it.Yea joking there. I do machine work but not setup for all of that tool wise. While new one is pretty expensive,not so much compared to building new front end.LOL

Dan Dishon's Transmission Den / Re: ATi vs Reid PG case
« on: October 27, 2020, 09:46:06 AM »
Same question on DRR and lot f comments about ATI haveing issue with park setup and disengaging at time. Looking like Reid from comment I have gotten so far. Problem is in finding one available.

Front Engine Dragsters / SPE steering box rebuild
« on: October 26, 2020, 07:33:57 PM »
 ANyone rebuild spe steering box or at least have parts for them. Mine has butt load of slop and would like to get rid of it. If can't find parts I will be replacing it this winter,but there is long list of parts.Most wanted and few needed that I would rather put money to work on if can.

Tow Vehicles / trailer wax choice
« on: October 26, 2020, 04:49:46 AM »
Had cpl steaks starting on trailer and figured to head them off. Used a cleaner wax I use on trucks and worked fine. Wondering what most are using to protect trailer finish. Getting head start prepping for winter. Have trailer cover but huge PIA to get on and only use when its knowingly going to be sitting for month or more.

So what wax you love and which ones you hate. I use to love liquid glass until it became 40 bucks a can.

Front Engine Dragsters / Re: Fed with front suspension
« on: October 25, 2020, 09:03:37 PM »
Not sure how you mean. Nose is going to break beam at finish regardless. Finish line beams are 5" or so and no way my 30" nose at 3" will not be tripping it. Something I am missing?

Dan Dishon's Transmission Den / Re: ATi vs Reid PG case
« on: October 24, 2020, 06:44:55 AM »
dump restrictor? Is that what the bolt on rear of JW is.It is to upper left of case. Not issue if running box but can see where could help if no box. But heck old guys rarely need to slow down reaction times. LMAO

Front Engine Dragsters / Re: Frame rail height on FED?
« on: October 24, 2020, 04:46:52 AM »
Understand like the look. I also understand building a car that will work and handle the best you can, I more than understand building car low.

 On low part I do not suggest going to minimum .I am at 2.5" at mid plate and I have plans to lower rear end 1.25" this winter to gain about that much. I have to lower motor and trans same mount and will probably build new  shorter oil pan. In other words a slight miss calculation in actual tire size can be big deal. Stuff like this is where buying  a car can be move ahead. Then where is the fun in that? Running taller tire would help but not much and be easy way out and I just do not do easy. In case your momma didn't tell you. Don't do like Chris.

Front Engine Dragsters / Fed with front suspension
« on: October 23, 2020, 08:33:50 PM »
Not to derail Curly's thread on bounce. I have been looking at few front suspension ideas on RED's and possibly doing FED front end similar. With my chassis the front half( just past motor mounts) can be removed with 4 bolts. I like the diamond chassis front shock deal that is in middle of chassis. Thinking about building one this winter to try. Might do awya with top end bounce when getting off throttle in hurray. Not big deal for lots here but if bracket racing it could be. I know the purist are going to hate it. Sorry but I built car to run brackets and be different. Making it handle and work the best I can is my main goal.

Any ideas or suggestions?

Spud Miller's Cave / Re: shift point with small load
« on: October 22, 2020, 01:34:05 PM »
How much nitro and how much more stall? According to SPuds calculator and FTI with 25% load I should gain about 600 rpm stall putting me right around 7200 rpm. My fall back estimating is 6600 now.No data acquisition ,YET. Shifting at about 7500,using time instead of rpm. Might reset and try rpm since I said that. Right now getting input for when I do open one of the blue jugs. If I can get 3 or 4 consistent runs and time allowing I am going to drop 10 to 15% load in BIWT.

Spud Miller's Cave / Re: shift point with small load
« on: October 21, 2020, 04:56:45 PM »
Probably not good idea to test that extra load thing yet? Then might get rid of shake with little more tq.

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