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Why They Make Nitromethane Part 5

Yeakel Plymouth AA/FD at Bakersfield March Meet 2008


 


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Why They Make Nitromethane Part 6
The Warren & Coburn AA/FD at the 2009 March Meet. I love this video because you can see flames in the daylight.





Lil Nitro Buddy
IHRA drag racing certified technicians attempt to grenade a throw away old lawn mower by fueling it with 100% Nitro-methane Top Fuel.





1990 - Part 7 Best of Famoso Raceway Nitro Fuel Altered Nostalgia Drag Racing Bakersfield, CA
Drag Strip Riot Posters! http://www.maziracing.com/2004poster/ 1990 Nitro Fuel Altered Nostalgia Drag Racing, Part 7 Best of Famoso Race Drag Racing; Dan Horan Jr. Top Fuel dragster, Jim Boyd, Mike Boyd, Bakersfield, California. Nostalgia Drag Racing at Famoso Raceway.





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!





Top Fuel @ Calder Park ~ FUCHS Nitro Thunder
In front of over 7000 Melbourne race fans, the ANDRA Drag Racing Series marked its return after 12 years away from Australia's sporting capital with thrilling action across three ANDRA pro categories. Morgan defeated event debutante John Lamattina in a close fought final with Morgan's 4.322 narrowly defeating a 4.556 from Lamattina. Morgan paid credit to his crew for their efforts not just at Fuchs Nitro Thunder presented by Crow Cams but across the whole season. "This crew has been amazing not just today but every time they go to work on this car," he said. "(Crew chief) Ben Patterson took a bit of a stab at the tune up today after we had an ignition shut off on one run and then a seized fuel pump in a warm up and sure enough it went down there -- he got it right and to do that twice in one day is full credit to him. "In the run before the final I was on the hand brake trying to keep traction so Ben calmed it down for the final and it sailed on through." Morgan defeated chief championship rival Phil Lamattina in the first elimination round and with 74 points now separating the pair, qualifying fifth or better at the Australian Nationals at Sydney Dragway in two weeks would mean Morgan wraps up his fourth Top Fuel title. "Championship wise it is what it is, we take the punches as we swing them," he said. FUCHS Nitro Thunder, Calder Park, Australia October 19th 2013 http://www.facebook.com/fullBoostcomau http://www.youtube.com/user/fullBoostcomau https://twitter.com/fullBoostcomau http://www.fullBoost.com.au





8000 horses clearing their throat!!
NHRA National Time Trials Phoenix 1-28-07. Doug Kalitta warming up his Top Fuel Nitromethan powered car at the Firebird raceway in Phoenix, AZ during the National time trials. I had to go to get my fix of Nitro cars. Check out the sound on this one, lol.





*** 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 1½ 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 dragster Supercharger. 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!





Top Dragster In Car Camera 7.19 vs 11.08





vintage nitro car warm-up
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Mickey Thompson 69 Mustang Funny Car
Mickey Thompson 69 Mustang Funny Car with a blown nitro 427SOHC vintage Drag Race





Mark Sheehan nitro funny car licensing explosion 12.03.2008
Mark Sheehan and his team were out trying to get the final stages of their nitro funny car licensing completed today at the Perth Motorplex. On the first pass for the day, the car smoked the tyres almost instantly, then some fine adjustments were made to try and cater for the hot conditions for the second pass. The car looked to be on a great run this time around getting to the 60' with a .972 short time, followed by a lift before the 330' in 2.59, but when Sheehan had a pedal and got back onto it, then KABOOM! The Mustang body totally blew off the chassis and into the air and lifted the back end of car at least a metre off the ground before a second bounce lifted it up and away again. Then with some great steering, Sheehan managed to tame his ride back to earth, and thankfully escaped the terrifying incident unharmed. We wish Sheehan and his team all the best for their next nitro outing.





WAYNE KING NITRO CACKLE IN CANADA TRADEX 2009 BC CLASSIC CUSTOM CAR SHOW
2009 CAR SHOW, WAYNE KING aka THE PEREGRINE A WARM UP ON 87% NITRO





top fuel old school warm up nhra with switchover
start and shutdown of a top fuel funnycar. topfuel warm up old school with switchover from alcohol to nitro. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZS8lDoKg5M&fmt=18





Exploding Engine
Exploding Engine





2013 Nitro Nationals Tulsa Raceway Nitro Nostalgia Funny Car Qualifying Nostalgia Drag Racing
Buy Drag Strip Riot Posters! http://www.maziracing.com/2004poster/index.htm 2013 Nostalgia Nitro Nationals - Tulsa Raceway Park - September 13 & 14, 2013 Nitro Nostalgia Funny Car Qualifying Sessions: Ronnie Young in the Blue Max Plymouth Arrow; Shawn Bowen in the Violator Corvette; Dennis Taylor in the Evil, Wicked, Mean and Nasty Ford Mustang; Fred Farndon in the Farndon and Lake Arrow; John Hale in the Mike Burkhart Camaro; Bazz Young in the Down Under Thunder Chevy Camaro; Doc Halladay; Brian Stewart in the Beartown Shaker Ford Mustang. Nostalgia Drag Racing





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