The Jalopy Journal
.125 Dia aluminum rod - .090 mild steel works too.
Learning by doing,
Learning by just trying,
All good - regardless of the results.
Way to go bro.
Real Drag Racing is heads up or handicaped - it is based on the continued performance improvements of the driver, drivetrain, crew & car - the guy...
For cut off wheels -
Matabo 6.0 x .040 for long straight cuts.
Matabo 4.5 x .040 for everything else.
( Make up a 1/4 arbor that fits...
Bosch Hand Shears rock.
Kent shears work nice too.
I ruff out shapes with a nibbler - never finish cut.
Weld Mold T 200 - .063 Dia or .090 Dia.
Setting TDC with a degree wheel & piston stop.
Removing broken studs by welding a nut to stud - through the hole in the nut.
Using ( round...
Jim Hume is a Hero for sure...!
I will never forget him taking an hour or so of his time to try and help a Young Punk named Rich Pauza with...
When daily drive passenger cars & trucks started being built with 800 pounds of electrical wire & hardware in them.
Maybe when you could not...
Very, Very sad.
My best Snake story was from Indy - We were on our way back to the Motel and stopped for gas - The Snake pulls up right next...
AUESOME design & shapes...!
& A TON of work.
Way to go dude....!!!
Maybe IR was a quality name in days gone buy - But in 2010, I would not consider them as high end Industrial Equipment.
Quincy makes machines...
Thin Wall Tube - chop saw all the way.
Just about everything else - band saw with Bi Metal blade's.
Also - a Matabo hand grinder with a .040 x...
Pro Glass Bob is the guy...!
(The Buttera narrow rail has a shoulder hoop width of 19")
Do you measure Inside the hoop...?
I think they average about 21.5 on the C/L With...
Nice snoop work guy's..!
That You Tuber Vid was excellent.
I would say the 69 M/T Flopper in that vid was ( narrow'ER ) but not the one...
Very Nice Colection Rusty...!
(Kosty defected from East Germany)
This I also was told - But the story I got was he escaped in a hot air...
Auesome Job Dude - very sweet..!
Before you fire up the TIG welder bolt a steel chain to your part.
If it does light up, you can quickly drag it out of your shop.
Were still flogging this deal.
If you have info - Post up.
West Coast opinion is the ( Beach City Corvette ) was the first Narrow Dragster...
( Also, dont they suspend acetylene in acetone? )
Yes they do.
The liquid Acetone is what keeps the gas stable.
Thats why you never go over...
Some of my buddy's & I were bench racing about this, we all had a differant spin on it.
So I figured I would ask the HAMB & see what you all...
Ok HAMB History Experts & Drag Race fans,
Who Built the first Narrow Chassis - Dragster Roll Cage - Funny Car chassis...?
When was it...
I HATE to say this, but the Toyota V8's used in NASCAR Cup, Nationwide & Trucks are BAD ASS engine's.
They use a bell bolt patern that is a copy...
( It all depends on what tools you have and what you are comfortable with. )
Pretty much say's it all.
I mostly TIG steel sheet - and...
The BIGGEST surprize in my first 5 years was how much it REALLY costs to keep the doors open - Not just rent, but TOTAL cost.
Then you have...
Look real close at the gear surface - inside & out.
Bet you find a mark were ( somthing ) locked the pump up.
With any new pump - Any brand...
A kitchen table full of bills - and no money in the C-B.
From Bill Baum:
Just wanted to pass on some sad news - Tom Baum died today, Oct 27, from congestive heart failure. He ran the Xicutioner blown...
Another sad reason to remember 2009.
Knew the man for at least 30 years.
He ( Found ) my first Dragster for me - And was the first guy to...
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