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#1 Iamnowhere

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Posted 06 June 2016 - 10:16 AM

I am setting up a funny car to run at the local track. They just put up a drag strip and I just want to have some fun. Not looking to set any records etc. I have a chassis and an old open motor. Quad mag with an open arm that I know nothing about. Tires are 1-1/16". What is a good starting point for gearing?

 

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Posted 06 June 2016 - 05:04 PM

12/50 is a good place to start if you have a 64 wind arm.


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Posted 09 July 2016 - 11:20 PM

12/50 is a good place to start if you have a 64 wind arm.

That is about what the locals recommend. Thanks

 

Can I get 100+ mph with this?

 

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Posted 10 July 2016 - 06:21 AM

Zach, where in Maine is the dragstrip located? There use to be a strip in Brunswick that went to the Rockland area when the local raceway closed.


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Posted 10 July 2016 - 04:28 PM

100MPH?  

 

1/4 mile strip.  Probably (with some work)

1/8 mile strip. (more typical) Probably not


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Posted 13 July 2016 - 03:24 PM

Track power, glue conditions and the total car set up will determine how fast you go. Most racers set up cars for ET not top end so what other people are doing may or may not be what you need to reach 100mph. I got 93 mph out of an ancient Camen single magnet 25 in a funny car with and old DRS chassis. 


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