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


 


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Front Engine Dragster built in five months
In December 2009 I got the idea that it would be fun to have a FED so I asked a few questions and read a few threads on the HAMB. After wieghing all the advice and suggestions I bought a set of Mark Williams blue prints and got started. With the help of a good friend or two I had a can the was ready to race at Eagle Field in May 2010.





Wheelstanding Front Engine Dragster
Me driving my dads Pontiac 455 powered 1969 Front Engine Dragster at a Test-N-Tune at State Capitol Raceway on 10-5-08. Car ran 8.31 @ 159mph on this pass and has run a best of 8.16 @ 163mph.





A-Arm Tubing Fabrication - Eastwood TIG Welder, Tubing Bender, Tube Notcher and Powder Coating Gun
BUY TIG Here: http://www.eastwood.com/tig-welders-eastwood-tig-ac-dc-welder.html BUY Power Coating Gun: http://www.eastwood.com/dual-voltage-hotcoat-powder-gun.html BUY Tubing Bender: http://www.eastwood.com/professional-tubing-bender.html BUY Tubing Notcher: http://www.eastwood.com/pipe-notcher-and-hole-saw-kit.html BUY Belt/Disc Sander: http://www.eastwood.com/4-inch-x-36-inch-belt-w-6-inch-disc-sander-26911.ht ml BUY Welding Table: http://www.eastwood.com/foldable-welding-table.html BUY PRE Paint Prep: http://www.eastwood.com/eastwood-pre-painting-prep.html Dual-Voltage HotCoat Powder-Coating Gun gives you the most complete coverage from tight areas to large surfaces With our dual-voltage HotCoat gun, you can powder coat interiors and hard-to-reach corners! Extremely durable finish Coat and cure in under an hour! Easy to apply Quick color changes Economical Versatility with 2 settings Low 15,000-volt setting High 25,000-volt setting for multi-coat coverage over larger areas Increased powder adhesion Minimal overspray Eastwood TIG 200 Welder...industrial TIG features at a DIY price Eastwood-engineered 200-amp TIG Welder offers affordable, professional-quality TIG welding on aluminum, stainless or steel (sheet, tube or bar stock), and precise welding of thinner-gauge materials up to 1/4" thick. Operates on either 110vAC, 15-amp circuit or 220vAC, 30-amp circuit 1/4"-thick welding capacity High-frequency start for precise arc control Square-wave inverter for accurate aluminum welding "WP-17"-type torch accepts common cups and collets, up to 1/8" electrodes Duty cycle: 45% at 150 amps ProFormer Tubing Bender uses hydraulic ram power to help you bend steel tubing easily Using the latest in metal-forming technology, this hydraulic tube-forming machine multiplies your power so you can produce accurate bends easily. No kinks, no flattening. Perfect for roll cages, tube chassis fabrication, custom cross members, transmission mounts and general shop fabrication projects. Includes all 5 dies and followers. Bends steel and chrome-molybdenum tubing Up to 60-degree bends in 1.5", 1.625" and 1.75" tubing (0.049" to 0.082" wall thickness) Up to 90-degree bends in 0.75" and 1" tubing





On-board footage of dragster crash
Blown head gasket dumps water in front of the tires causing dragster to veer into the wall and flip, landing upside down. Thanks to the excellent track emergency team and the strongly-built car, the driver sustained no injuries. The car is capable of 200+ MPH and sub-7 second 1/4 mile passes. It is powered by a turbo-charged 2.2 liter 4-cylinder GM EcoTech engine producing nearly 1600 HP.





S&W race car builder welding on a new dragster tube chassis
Rory from S&W Race Cars welding the first parts of a new chrome molly 27" wide 235" dragster





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)!





Front Engine Dragster SBC 355 Methanol 6/71 Supercharged first start





How To TIG Weld - TIG Welding with the Eastwood TIG 200 Welder
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Welding Race Cars.mp4
This video presents information about welding race cars that summarizes an article published in the American Welding Societies Journal. It outlines additional information presented on our www.NetWelding.com web site. It includes a few video clips of Richard Petty discussing the importance of quality welds in making a safe race car. It has suggestions and potential problems when welding 4130 Chrome-Moly used by drag racers as well as the mild steel used in NASCAR chassis. You can see the 1st page of information on welding race cars at: www.NetWelding.com/Welding_Race_Cars.htm





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.





EERIE DEJA VU OF FED DRAGSTER MISHAP LAST YEAR~ SAME LANE SAME SITUATION AT MELTDOWN DRAGS
In what seemed like a eerie replay of a terrible mishap last year at Meltdown Drags, this time a different Front Engine Dragster was able to control the situation. Meltdown Drags 7-19-14 Byron Dragway





Flathead Front Engine Dragster
First run with Blower Flathead. Yaaaaahuuuu!!!!!





Marcella Manifolds & TIG Welding Aluminum Manifolds
John Marcella, owner of Marcella Manifolds, discusses custom manifold fabrication and the evolution of TIG (GTAW) welding technology, including the advanced AC TIG controls of equipment such as the Dynasty 350 from Miller. For more on Marcella Manifolds, visit: http://bit.ly/InCxlR For more on the Dynasty 350, visit: http://bit.ly/pSpGDV





*Teaser* Matsuda Racing's Front Engine Dragster Onboard Cam
*Full pass coming soon.* 215" front engine dragster. 484 Keith Black Hemi. The camera is a GoPro Hero with roll bar mount.





NDRL~ FRONT ENGINE DRAGSTERS~ALTEREDS AT RT66 CLASSIC 2014
NOSTALGIA DRAG RACING LEAGUE FED'S AND ALTEREDS INVADE RT66 CLASSIC 8-16-14. BE SURE TO WATCH FOR MORE VIDEOS FROM THIS EVENT ON MY CHANNEL!





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