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PostSubject: Re: Salvage dragster ( altered ?)   Mon 20 Jun 2016, 10:25 am

One of the wheelie bars was gone. I was prepared to scratch another, but the salvage box coughed up this unit. All I had to do was widen it.



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PostSubject: Re: Salvage dragster ( altered ?)   Mon 20 Jun 2016, 11:36 am

Thats why we NEVER throw anything away lol. Looking good Clay.
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PostSubject: Re: Salvage dragster ( altered ?)   Mon 20 Jun 2016, 2:58 pm

Here's a shot from the Blue Max kit. They are the pivot points for the body to attach to.



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PostSubject: Re: Salvage dragster ( altered ?)   Thu 23 Jun 2016, 11:09 am

Have the rear end with wheelie bars on.
A question for the drag racers. I have the two canisters taped in place in front of the engine. I am assuming at least one of them is for fuel. What would the 2nd one be for ?



Later in the day, I got the engine installed. Most of the parts are ready, but I am left to figure out what kind of induction I want to feed the blower.
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PostSubject: Re: Salvage dragster ( altered ?)   Thu 23 Jun 2016, 11:14 am

Looking great Clay!! 
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PostSubject: Re: Salvage dragster ( altered ?)   Thu 23 Jun 2016, 12:48 pm

I was completely incorrect with my last guess, so I will pass on what both tanks might be used for. lol
Looking good Clay!!
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PostSubject: Re: Salvage dragster ( altered ?)   Thu 23 Jun 2016, 3:55 pm

[quote="hotrodmax"]I was completely incorrect with my last guess, so I will pass on what both tanks might be used for. lol
Looking good Clay!![/quote

OK. Thanks, Max.
I'll plumb one up for fuel, and route the other one somewhere else. Imagineering at it's finest !!
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PostSubject: Re: Salvage dragster ( altered ?)   Thu 23 Jun 2016, 8:12 pm

It takes between 10 and 12 gallons of Nitro for a fuel car to make a 1/4 mile pass, burn out and all. So it looks like two- 5 gallon fuel tanks. I would say go for it.
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PostSubject: Re: Salvage dragster ( altered ?)   Fri 24 Jun 2016, 12:14 am

Never knew that, good info Buck. Good for it Clay.

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PostSubject: Re: Salvage dragster ( altered ?)   Fri 24 Jun 2016, 11:13 am

As per normal, Final assembly usually bites me where the sun don't shine. Early on, I found the roll cage would be clear, so, I cut the wheel openings. Now with the entire cockpit in place, the steering wheel doesn't clear the cowl ! Not too big of a deal, because I have a '34 roadster body in pretty good shape.
And, as normal, inanimate objects often outsmart me. Here I am building a driverless, static race car with wrinklewall slicks taking a bigger bite that I would on a bacon cheeseburger. Inamimate says, " OK, I'll see your straining wrinkle walls and raise you 1 torque. I'm leavin' it that way !!


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PostSubject: Re: Salvage dragster ( altered ?)   Fri 24 Jun 2016, 12:29 pm

Looks way cool to me, got that gasser stance and look, Looking forward to seeing the body on it. Final assembly usually bites me in the hind parts as well.
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PostSubject: Re: Salvage dragster ( altered ?)   Fri 24 Jun 2016, 1:10 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Salvage dragster ( altered ?)   Fri 24 Jun 2016, 6:55 pm

Nice, nice, nice.
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PostSubject: Re: Salvage dragster ( altered ?)   Fri 24 Jun 2016, 6:57 pm

Good luck Clay.
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PostSubject: Re: Salvage dragster ( altered ?)   Sat 25 Jun 2016, 10:31 am

Thanks, all.
I about to wrap this up. I forgot to mention that I did a first. Not having anything appropriate for this type of car, I cannibalized one of my own builds. The wire wheels in front, that I re-laced a couple of builds ago.

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PostSubject: Re: Salvage dragster ( altered ?)   Sun 26 Jun 2016, 6:03 pm

I've always had issues during a final assembly, always. And Inanimate objects have their own personality - I don't care what the therapists say

It's looking good!
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PostSubject: Re: Salvage dragster ( altered ?)   Sun 26 Jun 2016, 6:14 pm

Looking good.

Here I am building a driverless, static race car with wrinklewall slicks wrote:

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PostSubject: Re: Salvage dragster ( altered ?)   Sat 02 Jul 2016, 6:20 pm

If this, indeed, was a chassis from a funny car, I can see the flat front of the chassis would be OK under a body shell.
So this racer, in order to not go down the track pushing a barn door, will get a front wing (of sorts). A trip to the paint shop and it'll be ready for the NMA and the MOM !

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PostSubject: Re: Salvage dragster ( altered ?)   Sat 02 Jul 2016, 7:06 pm

More good progress Clay. Just as an FYI, the front axle sits in front of the chassis and is welded in those half moon notchs in that plate at the end of the radius rods.

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PostSubject: Re: Salvage dragster ( altered ?)   Mon 04 Jul 2016, 12:01 am

Looking very cool! Can't wait to see the front wing mounted
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