This is my second trip out to see the dragster (I need a name, the team's name is Throttle Stop Racing). There were dire predictions on the weather through the mid Atlantic states Snow Cold etc. The worst problem I had was I forgot my sunglasses. This time I drove out the day before, stay overnight, went for my visit, and then drove back.
There may not appear to be many changes, and the changes are suttee, but required a great amount of work.
The bars around the top edge of the chassis have been lowered.
The most obvious place to see this is on the engine plate.
This adds room to the weed burner exhaust I want to run, adds some aesthetic value to the chassis, but does create an oil filter adapter problem
By lowering the top tube it now crosses directly in front of where the oil filter adapter would be bolted on. I will be using a remote filter. The solution will be to create an adapter block to bring the oil lines straight out the front; this is good as that is where the filter will be mounted anyway.
The update includes a general walk around the chassis, take note that the lower rails are now moved inboard of the upper rails, that the whole chassis is arched like a bridge, and yes the seat is carbon fiber. The rear end housing is the one that will remain in the chassis.
Wheel base has been settled on as 200". This is because with the chute pack body the overall length of the car would not fit into the trailer or the garage.
Keith's attention to detail is GREAT.
There is also a quiz included in this week’s update.
It looks like I will be making one more trip out to see the dragster before Roo Man heads off to Famoso Dragway Bakersfield, Ca for the March 5 - 7 meet. He has a big push on to get his Top Fuel FED finished for the meet. Read more here http://aafd-inc.com/welcome.shtml
Well that’s it for now, more later.
Here is the link to the Update