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!
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.
Injected Alcohol Milodon Hemi Fire Up
We almost always save fire ups for the track but in this case we needed
make sure everything was in check before we hit the track since we never
ran this combination before. Installed in Matsuda Racing's nostalgia front
engine dragster. 484 Milodon Hemi. Weiand tunnel ram, Enderle bird
catcher, Enderle 80A fuel pump. Vertex mag.
Front Engine Dragster
BIrd's Eye View from the Injection Stack of my Front Engine Dragster. I
actually got a teeny tiny amount of air under the front wheels during the
burnout - that may be a first.
2012 CHRR California Hot Rod Reunion Mr. Boston AA/FD Front Engine Dragster Nostalgia Drag Racing
Drag Strip Riot Posters! http://www.maziracing.com/2004poster/index.htm
October 19-21, 2012 -21st Annual California Hot Rod Reunion at Auto Club
Famoso Raceway. Mr. Boston AA/FD nostalgia top fuel nitro front engine
dragster. Time lapse of engine assembly in pit area prior to first round
of eliminations. Howard Haight and Rick McGee squared off in round one.
McGee gets win light as Haight gets out of the groove and into the center
line timing blocks. CHRR
2012 CHRR Nostalgia Top Fuel Drag Racing and Nitromethane Front Engine
Dragster. Drift HD Action POV Camera
Freight Train fires up at 2008 CHRR
Legendary twin engined gas dragster the Freight Train fires up in the pits.
While it doesn't have the cackle of the nitro cars, the "whomp" of 16
cylinders of small block chevy and the cloud of blackie carbon is pretty
awesome...not to mention the engineering feat of linking and synching two
V8s is a neat deal. One of the few gas dragsters that made top fuelers
nervous when running for Top Eliminator.
The Injected Hemi Project
Matsuda Racing's front engine dragster. 484 Milodon Hemi. Shaking it down
on alcohol. 30% nitromethane in the tank next time out? Ran 8.50s. GoPro
HD @ 960p with open back.