1968 Speed Products Engineering Jr. Fuel Rail, 177".
Roy Fjastad built and confirmed. He threw away all receipts many years ago for the cars he built but he and others confirmed this is one of his first original cars. Rumor has it that this car was built for Eddie's Speed Shop in Fresno, Ca. and only ran Jr. Fuel one year as they went to Top Fuel the next year. The car was raced in Bakersfield as a bracket class car for the rest of it time. It's always maintained a small block Shivy and has not been crashed or damaged. (If it has, there are absolutley no signs of damage.)
It is currently certed until 3/2016 for 7.50. Runs in Nostalgia Eliminator 1 (7.60) index. Can be slowed to NE2, 8.60. Runs 7.80 on alcohol.
Hilborn injected, alcohol, small block shivy. 401ci. runs the number on 20% nitro. 7.79 on alcohol. I personally designed and built the engine and trans. I also change and set up the gears. S&S Machine did the block, George Santos gave me pointers on the valve train just before he passed and Jerry McLaughlin from Crower does the pump. I had Don Enriques at Hilborn make the A22 nozzles last year so the engine can run on straight alky or 20% with only changing pills. MSD Pro Mag 12 amp system blueprinted by BR Motorsports. MSD two step limiter. Summers Bros. gear drive. Eagle crank and rods, Arias pistons, Hellfire rings. Clevite hard bearings throughout. Custom roller cam specs revealed with purchase. Smith Bros. pushrods. (NHRA Vintage Series does NOT allow "timer" electronics.)
I custom built the "Shorty" Powerglide. Much help from James Galante at Race Trans in L.A. Straight cut 1.80 first gear, trans brake (manual and electric, either or...) Reid pump. Mopar 8 3/4, 4.33 gears with Strange 35 spline axles and 5/8" studs.
Wilwood brake system. Modern Simpson parachute. (Stops without it safely.)
External assisted 24V CSR starter. New this year. Two 12V batteries to start and a marine 12V in the car for ignition and dash panel.
Hoosier 32 x 12 x 15 slicks. (The best tires ever used on this car! 1.07 60") Weld 15 x 12. Original Akron front spoke wheels with Goodyear smoothies.
Most of the steering is original SPE and is in good condition with a few parts reconstructed as needed. Front axle was replaced with replica a few years ago for safety reasons.
Modern black braided fuel hose for safety. Industrial 5/8" fuel feed from tank.
Again, the chassis and body panels are currently certified to 7.50. Chassis and body upgrades by Dave Tuttle in Reading Ca. with personal adjustments made by myself and friend, Frank at Fuller Fabrications in Lodi, Ca.
Personal mods are hidden to preserve nostalgic look yet compete with modern cars. Please consider that I'm not bragging but I cut average double OH lights with it! No joke. I practice but the important part is the car responds consistently. Warm up lights off the trailer are between .030 and .020. Competition reaction times with this car are .010 to .002. For the passed 6 years I and crew currently run the car in Sacramento and Kingdon Drags in Lodi. (3 time Kingdon Champs!) Have gone to Bakersfield twice. Qualified 6th first time at March Meet with a 7.607. Too fast first round with a 7.56. The next race (2012 CHHR) we qualified 4th with a 7.604 and the mag went out for a losing 7.70 in the second round. Larry, our team owner, passed away the following Dec. and we chased the tune problem while rebuilding team morale for the 2013 year. The engine and trans have about a dozen "full" passes on them since freshening. Many aborted runs finding ignition failure but that's repaired now. I am not planning to get out of racing. I'm just moving on to another class and another chapter in my life.
Included is an old nostalgia trailer tailored just for this car. "TOW RIG AND DRIVER SAFETY EQUIPMENT NOT INCLUDED." I will consider selling car without engine or with a less expensive engine to run NE2 or 3 on alcohol or gas. (You can spend more money to go slower if you choose.) Negotiations considered as needed.
1.07 60's. Its on the wheelie bar through first gear! (Tires at 1/4-1/2 lbs of stagger keeps it straight on launch.)
4.78 @ 145 1/8 mile
7.55 @ 175 is the quickest it's ever gone. (I figure it went close to 200mph back in the day on a truck load of nitro (engine long gone) but the ET was never this low. Similar numbers were set at both Famoso and Sacramento.)
Please, serious inquiries ONLY. Call number below for more details.
If circumstances are reasonable, my crew and I will help purchaser get NHRA license.
Asking 27K for all listed above.
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