TIG welding a front engine dragster

S&W Race Cars chassis builder Rory, welding a Chrome Moly front engine dragster

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Fun with the front engine dragster- smoke the tires!!!
This is brown's FED. We thought we would break in the new tires. The engines a 383 chivy.





TIG Welding 4130 Chrome-moly Tubing
Todd Bevis, chassis engineer, Cagnazzi Racing (http://www.cagnazziracing.com), discusses TIG welding 4130 chrome-moly tubing on an NHRA Pro Stock dragster. Read the whole how-to article here: http://bit.ly/jU16aZ





Chassis Assembly
With the sub-chassis, front clip and roll cage welding complete, team Leavitt brings all three components together giving shape to the car. Rodney and Colton MIG weld at the same time to increase production while keeping a close eye on the heat input and metal draw, (which is also an important step in choosing where to sit)!





The Valley Speed FED: fired for the first time
Tim Conder fires the Valley Speed Front Engine Dragster (FED) for the very first time at the shop in Sonoma, CA with help from Pete Jensen, Chris Bochoko, Rex Hutchison and friends. AUTOCULTURE was there to record the event  ten years in the making!




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