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Old 03-01-2015, 09:37 PM   #1
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We had our first run for a long time with the dragster on sat night,we had our new Racepak data logger going,it is a real help.(pulled 2.2 Gs off the line)
We were in the towup lane next to a nitro car, we spoke about the difference in our engines and how ours had twin plugs and a small blower,
in the burnout his blew a conrod out the side,he said the repair cost would be around $30K,poor bugger.
the flathead ran good all night and we were happy to be back using it again,
leakdown test this morning showed the worst cyl at 8% and all others around 3-5%.
Also the local paper did a full page article on our car.
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Old 03-01-2015, 09:40 PM   #2
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awesome. great to see a flatmotor ripping up the pavement.
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Old 03-02-2015, 12:22 AM   #3
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Great looking car! What were your best times?
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Old 03-02-2015, 06:48 AM   #4
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Great stuff! You guys must be having a blast. I too would love to hear more of your story and details about your combo. In the mean time have fun!!!
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Old 03-02-2015, 06:53 AM   #5
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Buy some nitro. Have some fun. Ask the guy in the other lane how much fun he is having today.
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Old 03-02-2015, 07:32 AM   #6
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What a rush it has got to be with your ( Or his ) butt just inches above the asphalt >>
GO GET THEM
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Old 03-02-2015, 08:55 AM   #7
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God am I jealous, To think I had a dragster and never used it. Stupid is, what stupid doesn't. Keep up the good work Mate.
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Old 03-02-2015, 09:11 AM   #8
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Not too shabby for an old lump of pig-iron that was engineered 80 years ago! LOVE IT!
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Old 03-02-2015, 09:26 AM   #9
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I know Lawrie was running 140mph in the quarter, Can't remember the time. I think that engine is only 276CI, is that right Lawrie?
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Old 03-02-2015, 10:14 AM   #10
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I know Lawrie was running 140mph in the quarter, Can't remember the time. I think that engine is only 276CI, is that right Lawrie?
Wow, that's awesome! If those times are correct, you're moving along pretty good in that FED. Especially one that is FH powered. Have at it!
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Old 03-02-2015, 03:34 PM   #11
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Walt is right, best time has been a 9.3 at 140 mph.the engine is 276,with the 4/71.
We sure enjoy running the dragster,its a good family day out ,Wife Carol makes the dinner and lunch,brother cooks on the BBQ,youngest son drives,other son drives the tow cars,his wife makes the best scones and cream.
We normally have two cars at the strip,My brother runs an old Comodor,but he is in the process of fitting a nascar engine to it,that will liven it up some.
We are going to make a new engine and chassis to get the weight down and be able to as my boys say lean on the engine,but have been too busy travelling around,(trying to catch Ol henry).

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Old 03-02-2015, 03:38 PM   #12
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Awesome . . . those are some fast times - you're hauling some ass over there in OZ! Keep those flatmotors running!

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Old 03-02-2015, 06:56 PM   #13
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Great stuff Lawrie.. where are the vids mate?
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Old 03-02-2015, 07:49 PM   #14
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From one fast blown flathead racer to another your doing great with your combination.
I love the small cube motors and the 471 blower.
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