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.
4130 Tubing - Welding Rod Test - Conclusion
My thoughts on the process. The welding rod may be important,, but it's
the ability and practice that makes a strong joint. TIG or gas, all welding
rods I used worked just fine. Practice, practice and more practice!!!
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)!
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:
TIG Welding: TIG 200 Welder How-To from Eastwood
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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.
How to Set Up and Use a TIG Welder with Mr. Tig -EricTheCarGuy
When I got my new TIG welder I was fortunate enough to have Mr. Tig there
to show me how it works and how to work it. This video shows the basic set
up and operation of a TIG welder and I hope it helps those of you that are
interested in TIG welding. I know that I'm going to enjoy my new welder
even more now that I have a better idea how to use it.
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Welding - Tips for Beginners, Types of Welds and Troubleshooting from Eastwood
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