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#1 chasbeeman

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Posted 02 October 2021 - 09:39 PM

Had to cut the plastic chassis open to accommodate the brass tube/motor bracket. Used a step drill to open axle hole to fit brass tubing and JB welded together. Guide is fixed straight for drag racing.

 

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Posted 03 October 2021 - 09:13 AM

Very cool! What motor is that? Gear ratio? 1/4 or 1/8 mile?


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Posted 03 October 2021 - 09:34 AM

very nice car and set-up! is that an old caddy or olds motor?



#4 chasbeeman

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Posted 03 October 2021 - 05:15 PM

Miasto 29 Ford but not sure what motor they would have used, obviously not a flathead. Motor is 180 can size 21000 rpm geared 16/35 48 pitch. Not fast but hopefully consistent enough for bracket racing. Club track is shorter than 1/8 mile so not accurate times to compare to commercial track times.
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Posted 03 October 2021 - 06:28 PM

Motor might be a Buick nailhead it looks like the rocker covers are straight up.
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Posted 03 October 2021 - 08:14 PM

I agree Tom. Also the wide gap between the center two exhaust pipes would indicate a Buick nailhead motor.


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Posted 05 January 2023 - 08:19 AM

How did this run?
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Posted 15 January 2023 - 03:06 PM

It runs good, heavier than most so works fine without wheelie bars.
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