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hammertime
07-27-2009, 07:27 PM
Hey guys, been busy the last few weeks. Sold my car a few weeks ago as a roller with plans to buy a 66 Nova but came across a deal on another dragster I couldnt refuse. Wanted to share pics of it, got it out on the track this past weekend. Had massive tire shake at shift change but 60ft was 1.0931 4 test passes on a very poor track. Looks promising when I get everything sorted out.

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TheRabbit
07-27-2009, 07:41 PM
SWEEEEEET! I love those headers. Can I have 'em when your done?? LOL!
I'm gonna finally get a good set this winter.

cepx111
07-27-2009, 09:54 PM
Nice ride Hammertime, as always I'm sure you'll make it even better.

What were the ET's?


>Cp

oldandtired
07-28-2009, 05:17 AM
Real nice!!

Dave

hollowayshotrods
07-28-2009, 05:21 AM
Sweet ride Hammertime! Man, I bet that would be a blast to drive!

itsabird
07-28-2009, 07:43 AM
good looking ride, short time ain't bad either hammertime.

fla1976
07-28-2009, 11:58 AM
Fine looking ride, congratulations.

TheYellaBrick
07-28-2009, 01:24 PM
MAN is that PUUURRRTY !!

Did you pay the asking price ? Get a fair deal ?

On your car you sold; get your asking price ?

Just getting a feel for what the market is doing.

Tod74
07-28-2009, 01:35 PM
Why you sell the other one ?...that car was beautiful. Of coarse none of my beez wax just curious... New one looks good too, I just thought the candy purple or whatever it was on the chassis of the other was neat.

spib
07-28-2009, 02:46 PM
SWEET!!!!!

hammertime
07-28-2009, 07:32 PM
thanks for the replies guys

This one isnt as fast as the other *yet* bad track with bad tire shake I am sure wasnt helping went [email protected] [email protected] I am sure I'll have it back in the 4.7/7.5 zone very soon. I was taking it very easy first time out, launch light and shift very light.

I feel I did ok on both cars, was hard to get rid of the old one it was what we call old and trusty, been down the road of getting rid of a good car before but in order to not loose a lot of money on dragsters it seems ya have to move them every few years. I upgraded 4 years here, with some better parts, this one actually has the same powdercoating just without the silver chrome under it. I am thinking a wild paint job this winter will help this car. It does have nice parts though, dual brakes, beadlocks and nicer front rims. Plus its suppose to be about 80lbs lighter then the last car :D

kod99
07-29-2009, 05:25 PM
That's a sweet looking ride David. Now you have a reason to buy more shiny chrome parts this winter!
Give us some specs on it!

hammertime
07-29-2009, 08:03 PM
I may not bling this one out, actually thinking about going black with it :)

Specs of it
06 Danny Nelson Racecraft, 235" swingarm suspension (dual shock in front of rear), 24" cage, saldana radiator, 16x16 alum start beadlocks, dual strange brakes on rear ( I unhooked one set untill I get two pedals in the car), bolt through moser center section. Once I get everything sorted out it should be right back where my other car was, if not a bit faster :D

TS1955
07-30-2009, 05:17 PM
Great looking ride Hammer! I like the front wheels!!!

TS1955

kod99
07-30-2009, 07:56 PM
I may not bling this one out, actually thinking about going black with it :)

Specs of it
06 Danny Nelson Racecraft, 235" swingarm suspension (dual shock in front of rear), 24" cage, saldana radiator, 16x16 alum start beadlocks, dual strange brakes on rear ( I unhooked one set untill I get two pedals in the car), bolt through moser center section. Once I get everything sorted out it should be right back where my other car was, if not a bit faster :D

Sounds like great car David.

I was planning on putting dual rear brakes on mine this winter. Do I need two pedals? I was going to run two master cylinders with one pedal and perhaps mount two brake pressure guages on the dash.

hammertime
08-16-2009, 04:52 AM
2nd weekend out in car and it visits a final @ US 131 Motorsports Park

This car is every bit as good as my last one, had 4 packages less then 15 thousands in 7 rounds. :D 8)

BEAST477
08-16-2009, 04:22 PM
Good job David. Your car was running strong. Got mine figured out and back together today. What a relief.

bbchevy
08-16-2009, 05:07 PM
2nd weekend out in car and it visits a final @ US 131 Motorsports Park

This car is every bit as good as my last one, had 4 packages less then 15 thousands in 7 rounds. :D 8)

Thats GREAT,NEWS!
Later
G 8)

hammertime
08-16-2009, 05:50 PM
Good job David. Your car was running strong. Got mine figured out and back together today. What a relief.

Mike was it what ya thought it was ?


thanks Greg It was a good feeling, last car was flat out awesome and this one seems to be just as good. I had a hired gun in there today at Osceola Dragway, ran within 8 thousands between 2 TT and 1st rd .. he went red first round and dead on with a 6. Not bad for a 6 hr period in 95 degree track that usually is miserable.

BEAST477
08-17-2009, 03:14 PM
Yeah David it was just what we talked about. All is good now I think. Wont know till Saturday.

hammertime
08-17-2009, 06:50 PM
Yeah David it was just what we talked about. All is good now I think. Wont know till Saturday.

I hope its all fixed up and right now :D I wont see ya this weekend, going to OC for div 5 deal, havent made up my mind on TD or 8.90 stuff

BEAST477
08-18-2009, 06:55 PM
Yeah David it was just what we talked about. All is good now I think. Wont know till Saturday.

I hope its all fixed up and right now :D I wont see ya this weekend, going to OC for div 5 deal, havent made up my mind on TD or 8.90 stuff
Good luck at OC. I'll let you know what it does. If all is well I bet your carb I tried would make a difference now.

hammertime
08-18-2009, 07:04 PM
If I still had it, it was yours to try .. someone wanted that thing in a BAD way .. and I couldnt say no :D

Good luck and keep me posted hopefully I can steal some wirelss connection from someone this weekend to see who wins :)

hammertime
09-13-2009, 03:42 PM
this car just keeps getting better

I've been searching for 7.4's with this motor combo for a year and a half and finally got it last weekend @ Norwalks 10 grand nationals, [email protected]

This weekend it post a 7.488 @178 in route to another final but this time a big light came on in the final. This is with what is my slow converter, 7-8 slower then my other converters but its a copy machine :D

johnracer
09-19-2009, 10:34 AM
Hey David, this is really unrelated to this post, but I know you're an experienced swingarm dragster guy and was looking for some suggestions/tips for a friend of mine.
He just bought a '00 Fritz swingarm 235" dragster. Nice clean chassis, 4.10 gear, has old 33.5x15 Hoosiers on it now, will have his 970hp 23 deg 565 RM, 1.80 glide, 6000 stall 8" convertor, and should weigh around 1850-1900 lbs. Any suggestions for slicks? Brand, size, compound, pressure to start with? Also any suggestons on where to start with swing arm ic and front ballast?
He'll be running primarily up here in Co with 6000- 9000' air and figure it should run 8.0's and maybe high 7.90's in the spring and fall.
Thanks for your help.
Johnny

hammertime
09-19-2009, 01:32 PM
Hey David, this is really unrelated to this post, but I know you're an experienced swingarm dragster guy and was looking for some suggestions/tips for a friend of mine.
He just bought a '00 Fritz swingarm 235" dragster. Nice clean chassis, 4.10 gear, has old 33.5x15 Hoosiers on it now, will have his 970hp 23 deg 565 RM, 1.80 glide, 6000 stall 8" convertor, and should weigh around 1850-1900 lbs. Any suggestions for slicks? Brand, size, compound, pressure to start with? Also any suggestons on where to start with swing arm ic and front ballast?
He'll be running primarily up here in Co with 6000- 9000' air and figure it should run 8.0's and maybe high 7.90's in the spring and fall.
Thanks for your help.
Johnny

Hey Johnny, the MT tire seems to be the ticket here latley with anything with any kinda of hp, the gy's rattle in the burnout to much so stay away from them, hoosiers have been good to me but the mt's i tried a month or so ago were smooooth. I assume it has a 15x15 rim ? I would start with around 5.5lbs and try all the way down to 4 3/4. Dont get crazy with the IC being to short, do you know what it is set at now ? Any kinda of supsended dragster should not need weight in the front if it does its a band-aid fix. Hope this helps some

johnracer
09-19-2009, 02:06 PM
David, thanks for the input. Yep, it's a 15x15 rim. I haven't had a chance to get serious about measuring up the swing arm mounting points, so I don't know where it's set now. I let you know as soon as I can. I'd say it's fairly long though. The powder coat isn't marked at any of the mounting holes except for where it's set now, so either it worked well there, or the previous owner just didn't want to experiment.

The car was built as a S/C car, so I was thinking the front ballast was more for making sure the front didn't pop out of the beams if the track tightened up rather than for chassis tuning. We'll probably try it without any weight first and see what happens.

Any suggestions on tire size and launch rpm?

Thanks again,
Johnny

hammertime
09-20-2009, 06:02 PM
I've only seen a few of that brand car around, they seem to work ok so prob was setup right from the get go. Let me know on what your IC measurment is on it.

IMO put the biggest tire you can on it, more tire=more consistent to me, launch it around 4200-4400, to many times I see people getting carried away wanting to leave at 5,000 like these bb's are sb's and all it goes is make it inconsistent.

johnracer
09-20-2009, 06:29 PM
It'll be a few weeks before we get serious with the dragster. Our season will be over next weekend and we'll be able to set the 565 in the chassis and put it on the ground. I'll measure it up and let you know. Thanks again for your input!
Later,
Johnny

Scooterz
10-12-2009, 02:38 PM
HAMMA...I like the dragster... looks all business... & sinister too. Scoot

hammertime
10-14-2009, 02:46 PM
HAMMA...I like the dragster... looks all business... & sinister too. Scoot

thanks =)

I've really been thinking hard about having the headers coated black and powdercoating the beadlock rings black also. It has some new shoes, these MT's look cool as hell on there