Part and parcel of the 9-inch Ford is a removable pinion support. As we pointed out in our original installment, Ford used a special “Daytona” support on their high horsepower cars. Today, those old Daytona pinion supports aren’t exactly easy to locate, and besides, there are plenty of better options.
Drag Race 101: In the last issue, we looked at the basics of 9-inch Ford cases. This time around, we’ll concentrate on the carrier. There’s plenty of choice here for the drag racer (full time or street strip).
Drag Race 101: Part 1 of a four part series on Ford 9-Inch center sections.
Part IV of Wayne Scraba’s series on Crane Ignitions explores the importance of ignition wires.
Part III of Wayne Scraba’s series on Crane Ignitions explores the digital ignition boxes.
Drag Race 101: High Power Race Ignition Boxes from Crane Cams.
Go ahead, light my fire! Today, you have all sorts of options when it comes to an ignition system for your racecar. So which one is the best? The first in a four part series on ignition options.
In the last issue, we took an involved look at the business end of the car – the tires. And we devoted that space specifically drag radials. But what about the front of the car?
Our drag race and street-strip wheel and tire series rolls on. This time we’ll look at the rubber part of the equation. Years ago, slicks ruled the roost in terms of drag race tires. You wanted to race? You ran slicks. But today, many popular racing categories mandate radial tires.
In Part I we looked at wheel weights. And while weight is critical, something else is hugely important for wheel performance – wheel offset. The industry is filled with virtually any combination of wheels with specific standard or custom backspace dimensions. So what’s right for your car?