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!
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:
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.
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: TIG 200 Welder How-To from Eastwood
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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!!!
TIG Welding at Cagnazzi Racing with Miller's Dynasty® 200
Cagnazzi Racing (http://www.cagnazziracing.com) of Mooresville, NC relies
on Miller's Dynasty® 200 (http://bit.ly/dCUAc5) TIG welder for precise
TIG welding in the fabrication of NHRA Pro Stock dragsters. Todd Bevis,
chassis engineer, Cagnazzi Racing, discusses its performance on everything
from aluminum to chrome-moly tubing. Read our corresponding article on
welding 4130 chrome-moly tubing here: http://bit.ly/jU16aZ
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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.