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Old 02-22-2005, 12:24 PM   #1
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Default HAMB drags parasite digger?

Word has it a couple of guys in the KC area are screwing something like this together to run at the HAMB drags... Details are sketchy but I think they're going to run a flat four.

I don't see anything expensive...I'd venture a guess that if you got together with a friend or two you'd have 90% of everything you'd need. Look at the center steering - just an F1 style box kicked out to the side. It would be cool to see some sort of grudge match come out of this?

Anyone have a guess regarding what safety gear would be involved in running something like this today?
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Old 02-22-2005, 12:33 PM   #2
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Hmmm...
Now I have an idea for that left-over T frame I have...
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Old 02-22-2005, 12:50 PM   #3
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Now I have an idea for that left-over T frame I have...
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That's the Crosley dragster, right?

How about a bedrails and bucket dragster like that parasitic on your street car--tow it to the strip, remove engine from hot rod and stick it into dragster, try not to break anything all day, swap back and go home--using a 1952 Bonneville A-frame type engine hoist, of course...
Better times through less weight, and a huge Chinese fire drill of engine swapping to entertain all hands...
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Old 02-22-2005, 01:02 PM   #4
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Default Re: HAMB drags parasite digger?

Oh wow...ummm...that would be pretty cool. The thought has actually crossed my mind a few times. Suppose I would need quite a crew to actually pull it off though.
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Old 02-22-2005, 01:29 PM   #5
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Oh wow...ummm...that would be pretty cool. The thought has actually crossed my mind a few times. Suppose I would need quite a crew to actually pull it off though.
Safety would depend on speed of the digger....most tracks are NHRA ruled or IHRA, but both about the same across the board. This is a perfect example of a Antique Nationals type of car. Here in Cali they'll be running at Fontana and I know for a fact that you see something like this going down the strip....
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Old 02-22-2005, 01:42 PM   #6
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Safety would depend on speed of the digger....most tracks are NHRA ruled or IHRA, but both about the same across the board. This is a perfect example of a Antique Nationals type of car. Here in Cali they'll be running at Fontana and I know for a fact that you see something like this going down the strip....
What is that phrase? "We dont give a fuck how they do it in Claifornia" .........................Yeah, I think thats it.
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Old 02-22-2005, 02:41 PM   #7
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Depends on how fast you're gonna go.
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Old 02-22-2005, 03:01 PM   #8
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Suppose I would need quite a crew to actually pull it off though.
Yeah...I'm thinking of those pictures.from 1954 of blown Chryslers from streamliners being rebuilt in Wendover motel parking lots in the middle of the night for the next day's run...that kind of scene was also part and parcel of early dragging, as people tried to correct a lifetime of mistakes in time for the next eliminator bracket...
Just an insame extreme sport, like alligator wrestling or beating your head against a skateboard ramp...but for gearheads. Reality delusions.
Even NASCAR did it...can I mention NASCAR here???...I remember a picture in HRM of a tiny pit crew standing in a puddle of oil desperately swapping a 390/401 from a '61 Starliner into the dead racecar '61, just yanking the three twos, putting on the four barrel, and getting ready to turn it loose against Fireball and Petty right off the street. They probably didn't even have a ride home if they broke their street motor...
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"We dont give a fuck how they do it in Claifornia"

Man, that's just harsh.
Do you ever lighten up?
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Old 02-22-2005, 03:15 PM   #10
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Well I have no idea how fast I would go. Stockish flathead (should have dual carb and good ignition by then) in-and-out box made from a '39 Ford case, and a banjo of unknown origin and ratio - numbers were polished off before chroming.

Bare rails, fuel tank, water tank, a cage, and a seat.

Thing is I posted this hoping someone ELSE would see it and want to build something similar. I'm all talk on this deal. Though the idea of spending the morning and afternoon swapping a motor to make a few passes in the middle of the day sounds fun and would probably entertain more than a few people.
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Old 02-22-2005, 03:16 PM   #11
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Unless this thing has several hula hoops around it, there's probably no chance of it getting through NHRA tech. However, even though MoKan is an NHRA track, I think they might take into account some "special consideration" to the HAMB drags being a private event. I'd check with Ryan or the MoKan crew before continuing with the project. It's worth a try...This is such a "pure" race car, it'd be a shame if it were just yard art, but that's just how things are today...My two cents.....
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Old 02-22-2005, 03:24 PM   #12
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Besides roll bar rules,there is also a minimum wheelbase rule.
Ask Rocky's brother.



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Word has it a couple of guys in the KC area are screwing something like this together to run at the HAMB drags... Details are sketchy but I think they're going to run a flat four.

Isn't all about power to weight ratio,and fun per dollar ratio ?
Someone serious could do it right without going broke.





Rebuilding or swapping engines at the track,sounds like WORK.
Even if you are prepared.
Been there,done that.NEXT !
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Old 02-22-2005, 03:41 PM   #13
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Default Re: HAMB drags parasite digger?

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Details are sketchy but I think they're going to run a flat four.
Man! Even the Top Fulers are running THAT quick! What ahve they got for a motor?!?
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What is that phrase? "We dont give a fuck how they do it in Claifornia" .........................Yeah, I think thats it.
It's ok if you want to be an asshole, you're good at it, but at least don't be an ignorant asshole...it's spelled CALIFORNIA....
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Old 02-22-2005, 03:58 PM   #15
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Unless this thing has several hula hoops around it, there's probably no chance of it getting through NHRA tech. However, even though MoKan is an NHRA track, I think they might take into account some "special consideration" to the HAMB drags being a private event. I'd check with Ryan or the MoKan crew before continuing with the project. It's worth a try...This is such a "pure" race car, it'd be a shame if it were just yard art, but that's just how things are today...My two cents.....
at the Antique Nationals they'd let it run (a NHRA track), but it would be more or less exhibition runs.....
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Old 02-22-2005, 04:01 PM   #16
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Old 02-22-2005, 04:20 PM   #17
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That thing is cool Grim!

I tried talking Root into building a similar car but he was too chicken, no money, no shop, blah, blah, blah.

Oh wait a minute, it was HIM trying to talk Me into it.

Either way, not so sure that thing would pass the stringent tech inspections at the HAMB drags.


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Old 02-22-2005, 04:25 PM   #18
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As in any system of law, interpretation is all. Once you realize that the driver IS the roll cage, the safety and legality of the device becomes perfectly clear.
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Old 02-22-2005, 04:59 PM   #19
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at the Antique Nationals they'd let it run (a NHRA track), but it would be more or less exhibition runs.....
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Old 02-22-2005, 05:10 PM   #20
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[QUOTE=Unkl Ian]Besides roll bar rules,there is also a minimum wheelbase rule.
Ask Rocky's brother.



Hey, that wheelbase thing is a touchy subject! But the minimum is 90", and these cars are usually longer than that - no problem...

I think you (or somebody) should do it, so we can have some good entertainment in the parking lot - watching you guys swap engines while FlamedAbone switches gears in his quickchange...If that's not too "California" for T-dude..........
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