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Old 05-24-2010, 09:06 AM   #81
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i would LOVE to see these at dragfest... we are not bound by nhra rules. right now, we are set up to run 3 point cages up to 10 seconds. im gonna look into the legalities of this one.

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I knew you'd step up here, Zombie.
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Old 05-24-2010, 11:05 AM   #82
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That is frickin cool! always wanted to get my hands on one. Bitchin!
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Old 05-24-2010, 12:49 PM   #83
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I hope you do not mind if we build our own.
I was in the process of a TE-440, but after looking at this one, It has hit the scrap pile. This one is just right.
Seeing the blower on this one, mine should fit in fine. 273 ci Mopar, with a 471 blower on top.
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Old 05-24-2010, 01:32 PM   #84
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Do they still drag race at all in California?

I know keith has one track in mind. Somoa? Or something like that...
Heck yeah! Eagle Field! You should have been there this last weekend.
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Yeah, I've seen pics of those.

Here on the HAMB, even...


To me, building something like that ( carbonfiber clad & all the proportions messed up ) is completely pointless.
If that's what it takes, just forget about that last little link to the old FED's and build a RED....
Of course you are intitled to your opinion but I just compleated a FED that is NHRA legal and it's a blast, although Kieths car has a better traditional look to it. I don't much care to compete in NHRA events but i could if I wanted too. NHRA......No Happy Racers Allowed
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Old 05-24-2010, 10:56 PM   #85
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Mark, does this mean that the dogsleds will be legal for eagle Field? That'd be pretty cool.
I would love to see some built for our C/Gas Dragster class. I dunno about a 32 car field blown on fuel.
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Old 05-24-2010, 11:01 PM   #86
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Well, we do have a lot of lawyers in California. But I think Zombie's Dragfest proves that we do. AHRA might have, or could create a class, if enough cars are built. But, it's been decades since a place like George Ray's dragstrip could exist here. The HAMBsters didn't show up at Dragfest that I could see. But if people build enough of the dogsled dragsters, a class can happen.
Yep, all us HA/GR guys were either broke or BROKE$$
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Old 05-25-2010, 05:27 PM   #87
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What is being used as a connection between the trans and the rear end on a FED?
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Old 05-25-2010, 05:40 PM   #88
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Old 05-25-2010, 09:23 PM   #89
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Heck yeah! Eagle Field! You should have been there this last weekend.

Of course you are intitled to your opinion but I just compleated a FED that is NHRA legal and it's a blast, although Kieths car has a better traditional look to it. I don't much care to compete in NHRA events but i could if I wanted too. NHRA......No Happy Racers Allowed
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Old 05-25-2010, 11:26 PM   #90
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What is being used as a connection between the trans and the rear end on a FED?
Coupler.

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Old 05-29-2010, 09:41 PM   #91
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I kinda hope this catches on. I've gotcha covered in the blower parts. I have a few 4-71s on the shelf.
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Old 05-31-2010, 08:57 PM   #92
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correct. I don't think anyone interested in his kind of car would be all that concerned about racing on an nhra track anyhow.
What if you have no choice.... I would build something that isnt as pretty if I could drive 10 miles to my local track. Instead of 600 miles to some track in Cali...
Does anyone know if the Blue Rail posted by Mazooma passes NHRA tech???!?!?!?!?!?

I/we dont really care to compete.... just take turns making passes... until we run out of gas.....
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Old 06-01-2010, 06:41 AM   #93
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Te-442 ??? never seen one of those listed in there catalogs,, looks like an LW-106 with a modified 440 Cage
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Well, we do have a lot of lawyers in California. But I think Zombie's Dragfest proves that we do. AHRA might have, or could create a class, if enough cars are built. But, it's been decades since a place like George Ray's dragstrip could exist here. The HAMBsters didn't show up at Dragfest that I could see. But if people build enough of the dogsled dragsters, a class can happen.
I like to think of Eagle Field (Firebaugh, CA) as a Wild Cat Dragstrip










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Old 06-05-2010, 02:07 PM   #95
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WAY COOL..............will it Certify NHRA?
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Old 06-05-2010, 02:58 PM   #96
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This is cool beyond words. The fact that they could be run at non NHRA tracks is something to be checked out. I agree with Ryan that it would be damn near impossible to make it conform to current rules. If you managed to do it it would certainly loose the vibe you see here.
I updated an early digger with history from around here a few years ago and like Ryan said, it would have been better/easier to start from scratch. It took awhile as I'm an old NHRA competitor (ran NHRA from 1962-1975) and watched a fun pastime turn into a wallet swallowing egorama. The only relevance NHRA has today is to corporate $$$$$'s and skyhigh admission/pit passes........................sad.

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WAY COOL..............will it Certify NHRA?

Above your quote is the answer.
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Old 10-26-2010, 10:40 PM   #97
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i would like to know the price of a rolling chassis. that would be nice. then people could put whatever powerplant they want. this would be so much fun.
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Old 09-20-2011, 06:15 AM   #98
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As has been noted on several of the vintage FED threads here, the TE-440 style roll bars will never be approved by NHRA. There are plenty of non-sanctioned tracks to race on, just don't expect to get a NHRA tech guy to put a tag on one of these or any other early designed frame.
Cackle my ass! NHRA is nothing but a " Corporate Profit Center. " SFI specs promote sponsor corporate sales!!!!! Stop down in NEPA anytime in the spring and you can run your non NHRA SFI badged chassis on our private track. You sign a waiver just like you do on any NHRA or IHRA track you die they are not liable!!!!!!!!! The idea is to design and build a chassis with safety and quality in mind. Just don't exceed the chassis build power limitations when choosing a bullet or your driving limitations! Basic safety with the thrill of the old school seat time.
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Old 09-20-2011, 09:25 AM   #99
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sorry for the Hi Jack..... can someone give me some details on this A?
I remember hearing it was a real runner and very well in street trim on the track
any details?
Toymaker?
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