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Projects Front engine dragster-Chassis Research 1958 -"Moon Rocket"

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by TheTumbleweeds, Jul 18, 2013.

  1. TheTumbleweeds
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    http://www.snowball.se/?page=webshop&cat=chassis&product=373

    Found this domex 655 3mm at a race supplier here in Sweden, should do the work?
    So you have crank thrue that hole then Bolt flexplate?
     
  2. dreracecar
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    Sort of, 3mm is kind of thin, 6.43mm is USA equivalent .250", But your chassis is stiff enough that the 3mm would work (still have to adj the turbine spacing) Contour the plate to act as the bulkhead and mount the body to
     
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    IMG_20190210_205434.jpg tested som new axle tonight, need New brackets, narrowing, aftermarket pumpkin.
    IMG_20190210_210319.jpg just gonna lower the axle a bit, and weld some tubes front of axle to bolt it in.
     
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    IMG_20190213_064957.jpg IMG_20190213_163532.jpg IMG_20190213_205844.jpg IMG_20190213_205912.jpg some adjusting left, so the brackets fit the axle .
     
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    Now the brackets fits the housing, now for some measure and spotweld those brackets, and next step is to have it narrowed. The guy who do that, is welding the brackets at same time, in his jig, so its straight when its done. IMG_20190215_061324.jpg
     
  6. saltflats
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    Would it be better to mount the rear end with double shear brackets?
     
  7. dreracecar
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    NHRA/SFI spec's call for either double 1/8" plates sandwiching the 1/4" rear end plate or a single 3/16" 100_2825.JPG
     
  8. TheTumbleweeds
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    Do you have some more info on Bobby Tapia dragster? I have found couple of old vids, and only one picture of that dragster, where can I find more?

    There have been som dust on my build, I have focused on some New licens to drive truck/rig with trailer.
    Hopefully there will be some progress now :)
     
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    Sorry for lack of updates!
    Att least I have picked up my 1955 265 block, it has been bored out for 283 ,
    #7 cyl needen a liner (?) , So that is ready now to rock n roll! This is for some other build ;-) IMG_20190308_170304.jpg
     
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    Im waiting for som brackets and the Body panels to the moon rocket.. I want to Speed Up the build , so I can have it started. I bought a hotrod , so I can at least have some fun while building the fed. Hope you like it
    IMG_20190905_213152.jpg
     
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    Those wheels needed to feel some daylight, so I put them on the hotrod IMG_20190911_193831.jpg
     
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    Been a looooong time! I live much on Instagram now, since I had alot of trouble with this site..
    @mr_m0t0r

    IMG_20200425_185056_478.jpg IMG_20200501_155057_945.jpg IMG_20200503_153557_717.jpg
     
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    Workin on the exhaust , one side ready, one to go IMG_20210920_184216_008.jpg And alot of hotroding of course IMG_20210918_193036_711.jpg
     
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    looks like all the vikings who used to be sailors are now rodders..
     
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    I am digging this thing. Looks very good.
     
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  20. saltflats
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    Good to see your still at it.
     
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