Solid Axle Drag Falcon starts up at March Meet 2009
My business partner's original drag Falcon at March Meet 2009. The engine is a 355 Chevy (350 .30 over, 14.5 to 1) with a .700 lift solid roller cam, and he shifts it at 9,500 rpm. Transmission is a big shaft Ford Top-Loader.
Eagle Field, Living The Good Old Days...Today!
The 4th Eagle Field Fresno Dragways Reunion was a great success. People are
coming out of the wood work to be a part of living the good old days.
Fremont flag starter Eves Tall-Chief came out to help make this event the
most memorable one yet.
The ShockWheel invention by Chet Baigh
Also check out my Tungsten Carbide watch company!: http://www.SOLARRI.com
This is the FIRST RIDE of the ShockWheel in slow-motion! Whoever licences
the "Shock Wheel" will dominate the bicycle world for years to come.
...and will likely put everyone else out of business.
- The ShockWheel is a historical improvement in ride comfort.
- The bike in the video has a disabled front shock fork.
- This Prototype has a 100mm extension travel. This can be increased or
decreased- as well as firmness.
- I have also patented numerous methods to make the ShockWheel adjustable-
For those who want a firmer/softer ride, or differ in weight.
- "Bow-Spokes" may be made to handle various compressive forces to
accommodate riders of various weights. Each non-adjustable wheel may
accommodate a huge weight range.
- The bow-spokes weigh +/- 6 ounces
- Uses a standard rigid bike rim and tire
- 15 years ago, the smart man would have foreseen that many bikes would
have shock absorbers. In 2012, the smart man can predict many bikes will
utilize the ShockWheel.
- I will commit my expertise, time, business acumen, marketing acumen, and
ingenuity to any company agreeing to an exclusive license.
- Production methods and materials may be my "secret recipe" until
- Venture capital backers are welcome to talk if licensing falls short of
- It can be expected that the Shock Wheel will initially be readily adopted
by specialty bicycle manufacturers, specialty bicycle stores, and their
clientele. Early-adopters will surely pay an excessive amount for Shock
Wheel technology. This will afford the company manufacturing and selling
the Shock Wheel greater revenue AT a greater profit margin. The
approximately 4,200 specialty bicycle retailers commanded approximately 14%
of the bicycle market in terms of unit sales in 2010, but 44% of the
dollars, a dominant dollar share of the $6 Billion total U.S. bike market
in 2010. 44% of $6 Billion is $2.64 Billion.
- Early-adopter novelty will wear off around 2-5 years from debut of the
Shock Wheel. And saturation of the Shock Wheel within specialty bicycle
world should occur within 5-8 years. At this time, it may make sense to
ALSO allow distribution into the mass merchant channel under a newly-formed
economy brand. Approximately 75% of U.S. bicycle units were sold through
the mass merchant channel in 2010, representing 36% of the dollars due to
the average selling price of $79. Yet 36% of $6 Billion is $2.16 Billion.
- The Shock Wheel may be best suited for mountain bikes, hybrid/cross,
comfort, youth, and cruisers. Together these categories comprise 77% of the
bikes sold. (Source: U.S. Commerce Department statistics) The remaining 23%
comprises road bikes which seem to be more attractive without shocks.
Further Projections are available.
The present invention relates to a shock-absorbing performance wheel
comprising bow-shaped spokes which act as bows or springs to dampen
acceleratory jerks brought on by unwanted shock. The said invention also
comprises a non-circular hub onto which a plurality of "bow-spokes" are
directly affixed to the periphery of said hub.
Patent: Shock Absorbing Bow-Spoke Wheel Primarily for Bicycles and
United States Patent Office Filing Number: 61/686,030
Filing Date: 3/30/2012
Patent #2: Shock-Absorbing Bow-Spoke "ShockWheel" and "Adjustable Shock
Wheel" versions with Alterations
Inventor: Chet R. Baigh
Written and Drawn by: Chet R. Baigh
United States Patent Office Filing Number: 61/687,514
Filing Date: 4/27/2012
1955 Chevy Gasser "The Ride"
A 1955 Chevy Gasser a Friend of mine has....He takes me out for a little
taste of what it will do....this is one BAD Ride!!!...Check it out!!
CHUCKLES GARAGE 62 Ford Falcon Gasser with BLOWN NAILHEAD Power!
This Is the Chuckles Garage "Strange Bird" 1962 Ford Falcon Futura A/GS
The car is powered by a Littlefield Supercharged 401 Buick Nailhead that
was originally in a 1960's drag boat. The motor sports a custom blower
manifold made here at the shop, custom pistons, custom rods, wild Comp cam,
Comp lifters, custom valve springs, custom hi-flow valves, mild port work,
custom pushrods, custom headers made in-house,vintage Weiand valve covers,
dual Buick Wildcat Rochester 4 Jets that were modified for use with the
blower with custom non-progressive linkage, Nicson front cover/engine
mount, custom motor plate, custom oil pan, and its backed by a built switch
pitch ST400 transmission that is from a 65 Riviera. Front suspension is a
Speedway straight axle kit with custom made two position shackles, and
custom panhard. Rear suspension is stock leaf springs with custom 66" long
heavy wall ladder bars. Rear axle is a Lincoln Versailles unit with 4.56
gears. Tires are Hurst Racing Super Cushions in the front, and Hurst 30x10
Piecrust slicks in the back. Wheels are Vintage American Racing Magnesium
spindle mounts up front (no front brakes) and vintage Shelby Cal 500's out
back. Seats are set back almost to the rear seat. Gauges are a Sun Super
tach, and vintage Stewart Warner oil, temp, amp. The car will have a 6
point cage, and a passenger seat as well when it is finished. This is a
period exhibition car, so it will not conform to current NHRA spec. The car
is being built to the 1966 NHRA rule book. It has the maximum crank center
height of 25", and near the maximum amount of engine set back as well.
Maximum setback was determined by the wheelbase. You are allowed 10% of the
wheelbase measured from the axle centerline to the first sparkplug hole.
This engine is set back 10" The car sports a fill .120 wall frame that will
be tied in to the .120 wall roll cage. It's very sturdy. All work on the
Strange bird is being done at Chuckles Garage.
ford Galaxie with a 427 high riser with a custom blower and custom made
lines for the carbs and the nos!
Twin engine 1956 Ford F100
My dad's twin engine 56 Ford. It can run on the motor in the cab, or off
both the one in the cab and the one under the hood. They both have
powerglide transmissions, and work both going through a transfer case then
to the rear end. There is a lever that locks both throttles to the gas
pedal. The main motor is a 383 Chevy and the secodary motor is a 355 Chevy.
It has a trans am front clip, 12 bolt rear end, a fiberglass doghouse, and
the bed is made from aluminum. Approx. 900-1000 hp with both motors
Chevy Big Block Camaro 509 "The Grocery Getter"
This is our 80 Camaro
that has been transformed from weak to sick with a 10:1, 509cid solid
roller big block, TH400 with Hughs trans kit, Hughs 3000 stall conv., GM
12 bolt rear with Detroit Tru-Trac and Richmond 3.73 gears all custom built
by me. Frame connectors, and eurothane bushing's throughout stiffened up
the car, Moroso coil springs and Afco rear springs made it all come
together. The fiberglass 4"cowl induction hood keeps it all concealed. We
love the car and cant wait to get it to the 1/4 mile and chassis Dyno to shoot more video's.