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.
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 ┬áten years in the making!
First Full Pass 1969 Front Engine Dragster 8.96 at 141 mph
Video of my first full 1/4 mile pass in my 1969 front engine dragster. It
went 8.96 @ 141 mph. Second pass went 8.94 @ 145 mph, but no video. Car
has a 600 hp small block Chevy, Powerglide trans, 4.30 gear in a Mopar 8
3/4 rear, and 12.00-16 M&H nostalgia top fuel slicks on real magnesium
16x11 Halibrand wheels.