*** FUNNY *** Standing next to a 10,000 + Horsepower Nitro burning Top Fuel Hemi engine
*BEFORE COMMENTING* on actually how much horsepower is being made,
Check out my other video titled " 10,000 + horsepower from a modern Top
Fuel HEMI ! " Let Mike Dunn & Gary Gerold explain the facts to you first.
Standing next to a 10,000 + horsepower Top Fuel Hemi
engine. Everyone has to atleast once in thier lifetime!
Ahhh... The sights, smells and sounds of a Nitro Methane burning monster
Top Fuel Hemi engine. An exprience one doesn't soon forget. An experience
that can't properly be captured on a video. A sensation that'll leave you
in awe and always coming back for more!
*Old Info 2006* Drag racing is one of the most popular forms of motor sport
in this country. Hopped-up Hemis and blown big blocks shred tires and
thunder down the 1320 in no time flat. But even the quickest modified
street cars pale in comparison to the awesome power of Top Fuel Dragsters
& Funny Cars. In fact, the forces at work inside these cars are almost
unimaginable. Here are some specifics that really put top fuel power and
acceleration into perspective.
One Top Fuel dragster 500 cubic inch Hemi engine makes more horsepower than the first 4
rows at the Daytona 500.
Under full throttle, a dragster engine consumes 1Ā½ gallons of nitromethane
per second; a fully loaded 747 consumes jet fuel at the same rate with 25%
less energy being produced.
A stock Dodge Hemi V8 engine cannot produce enough power to drive the
With 3000 CFM of air being rammed in by the Supercharger on overdrive, the fuel mixture is
compressed into a near solid form before ignition. Cylinders run on the
verge of hydraulic lock at full throttle.
At the stoichiometric 1.7:1 air/fuel mixture for nitromethane the flame
front temperature measures 7050 degrees F.
Nitromethane burns yellow. The spectacular white flame seen above the
stacks at night is raw burning hydrogen, dissociated from atmospheric water
vapor by the searing Exhaust gases.
Dual magnetos supply 44 amps to each spark plug. This is the output of an
arc welder in each cylinder.
Spark plug electrodes are totally consumed during a pass. After 1/2 way,
the engine is dieseling from compression plus the glow of Exhaust valves at 1400 degrees F. The engine can
only be shut down by cutting the fuel flow.
If spark momentarily fails early in the run, unburned nitro builds up in
the affected cylinders and then explodes with sufficient force to blow
cylinder heads off the block in pieces or split the block in half.
In order to exceed 300 mph in 4.5 seconds dragsters must accelerate at an
average of over 4G's. In order to reach 200 mph well before half-track, the
launch acceleration approaches 8G's. * Dragsters reach over 300 miles per
hour before you have completed reading this sentence.
Top Fuel Engines turn approximately 540 revolutions from light to light!
Including the burnout the engine must only survive 900 revolutions under
load. The redline is actually quite high at 9500 rpm.
The Bottom Line; Assuming all the equipment is paid off, the crew worked
for free, and for once NOTHING BLOWS UP, each run costs an estimated US
$1,000.00 per second. Putting all of this into perspective: You are driving
the average $140,000 Lingenfelter "twin-turbo" powered Corvette Z06. Over a mile up the
road, a Top Fuel dragster is staged and ready to launch down a quarter mile
strip as you pass.
You have the advantage of a flying start. You run the 'Vette hard up
through the gears and blast across the starting line and past the dragster
at an honest 200 mph.The 'tree' goes green for both of you at that moment.
The dragster launches and starts after you. You keep your foot down hard,
but you hear an incredibly brutal whine that sears your eardrums and within
3 seconds the dragster catches and passes you. He beats you to the finish
line, a quarter mile away from where you just passed him.
Think about it; from a standing start, the dragster had spotted you 200 mph
and not only caught, but nearly blasted you off the road when he passed you
within a mere 1320 foot long race course. That, folks is acceleration!
1965 Dodge Coronet AFX Altered Wheelbase Gasser Hot Rod Hemi Match Bash Drag Race Street Legal1
1965 AFX Altered Wheelbase Gasser Hot Rod Hemi Match Bash Drag Race Street
One of Rich Lefebvre's Altered Wheelbase cars - GOLD RUSH
1965 Dodge Coronet A/FX Tribute of a 1965 Dodge Coronet funny car. Built by
Richard Lefebvre AKA "Mr. Rich the Performance King," it is part of a
growing movement known as Match Bash. Match Bashers are essentially Hemi
Super Stock Replica cars that have been sent to the funny farm for
altered-wheelbase surgery. Built from original A/FX plans and dimensions.
Every detail is period correct. All body mods are invisible and flawlessly
executed. An original Coronet grille was modified to accept a vintage
3-gallon Moon tank.
Well sorted turn key awesome fun hot rod
Street legal, currently registered and inspected
511 ci vintage Hemi block and heads, approx 650+ HP
Professionally machined and freshened engine, all new bearings and valve
10.5:1 compression runs on 93 pump gas, runs and sounds awesome
Full roller motor, roller camshaft, Indy roller rockers
Manley rods, billet crank
Milodon oiling system
Modified Hilborn fuel injection system
Modern EFI that only looks antique by Simple Digital Solutions
727 Torqueflite 3-speed automatic manual shift
Narrowed Dana 60 rear packing new 4.11 gears, brand new posi unit, gears,
Super stock springs
Vintage front tires, front end just aligned
Radir dragster DOT grooved cheater slicks 10" x 15's
Detailing is authentic and execution first rate
Featured Cover car in April, 2007 issue of Mopar Muscle:
Build pictures and much more: photobucket.com/AFXGoldRush
Hot Rod article featuring the builder Mr. Rich:
Hot Rod article on another Mr. Rich car:
Video of car: youtube.com/watch?v=gCjo9r6z6GU
More cool related websites:
Very special and unique car. It has been my passion for 5+ years. I went
completely through the car to make it my own and to make sure it is 100%
and well tuned and sorted. It is turn key and ready to enjoy. ***No
Drag raced it 1 x on 1/4 mile and 2 x on 1/8 mile - just for fun but it is
super fast. Mostly take it to local cruise nights and car shows, I drive
it to work on nice days, and I took it to Carlisle several times. It won
1st place at the Carlisle Mopar weekend fun field!
Well sorted and in excellent condition, turn key and enjoy! Street legal,
registered and inspected. Pump gas. Needs nothing.
I just had engine freshened with all new bearings, rings (stock bore) had
the heads done over, brand new 3500 stall converter and 4.11 gears (more
street friendly than the 4.56's it had).
I also had a custom 3" Exhaust system
installed with cross over and tailpipes. New Mopar dual batteries.
Literally less than 10 miles on all new parts - still breaking it in.
When we tore down the engine we were shocked to find a top fuel billet
crank. We upgraded to Indy roller rockers to match the roller cam.
Super cool car it is the hit of any show.
The interior is period correct racer with vintage seats, full dash and roll
bar, but no carpet or door panels.
528 HEMI Start Up On Engine Test Stand
My uncle Cal breaking in the 528 Hemi before it gets dropped into a 1971
Plymouth Scamp race car. Sorry about the turning of the frame during the
video, my camera auto turns when I turn the camera. The video will
definitely make up for that! Enjoy!!
F.A.S.T. Hemi 4 speed in car camera. Mopar GTX vs. Road Runner Drag Race
In car video of Joel Nystroms Hemi 4 speed 67 GTX as he battles Factory
Appearing Stock Tire Champion Dave Dudek. Tires on the GTX are stock G70-14
bias plys, that went up in smoke on the 1-2shift
Here is a veiw of the same run from the outside:
1951 Plymouth Concorde Gasser. Two passes at The Strip, Las Vegas Motor
Speedway, March 2010. BTW, that's the original paint on the car.
1965 Plymouth Barracuda
1965 Plymouth Barracuda
Warmlands Show & Shine Duncan BC
Seaside Cruizers Qualicum Beach 2012
Antique Truck Show
Shawnigan Lake Show & Shine
Old Car Commercial Films
Hemi Under Glass Last Ride
After 39 years at the wheel of one of the most famous and unusual cars in
drag racing, the Hemi Under Glass, Bob Riggle decided to hang it up.
We were there to capture the last runs of this iconic car and the driver
who thrilled crowds at drag strips all over the country.
1965 Plymouth Belvedere 440 V8 Mopar Muscle Car
I thought you'd like a look at this 1965 Plymouth Belvedere drag car. This
is an original 426 Wedge/4-Spd car with history from the Chrysler
Historical Society and owner history back to the original owner. The car
was a drag car it's whole life and wasn't even driven since 1975.
Currenlty, this Belvedere has a 440 CID engine and A-727 Automatic
transmission from a 1968 Plymouth GTX. Mopar rear end with 4.11 Suregrip
gears. Only 200 miles and 12 drap strip trips have been put on this engine
and transmission since restored and put in the Belvedere. The car has been
restored with new paint inside and out. Trunk has been carpeted. Front disc
brakes and line lock. Cheetah internals to trans 2800 stall converter.
Manual valve body. Grey vinyl interior. This is a factory radio delete car.
Radial tires. This is a collector muscle car with a great history. Thanks
for taking a look!
Filmed at Gateway Classic Cars near St Louis, Missouri
The background music track is Whiskey on the Mississippi by Kevin MacLeod.
Available under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license.
Instruments: Guitar, Bass, Kit, Organ, EP
With a jumping bass and off-beat syncopation, this is straight from
Memphis' Beale Street. The Hammond organ and electric guitar play together
as longtime friends, while the melody changes hands from guitar to organ to
electric piano. 011
Bouncy, Grooving 2010