Phil Read's last test run at the WSID Nitro Champs May 3, 2009
This is Phil Read's last test pass (after the finals) at WSID from the 2009
Nitro Champs. While he shut off early, the footage gives a different
perspective of the engine and ride from the on-board camera mounted on top
of the roll cage looking backwards.
Drag Racer FG Muscle Car - Combining Diecast and RC
I get started on my next project, another largescale onroad car. It's an FG
Sportsline 2WD 530. This car is going to be turned into a 1970 Dodge
Challenger! In order to get the look I want, I decided to mix some diecast
in with the RC. I use a diecast supercharged V8 engine, that you can find
for anywhere between 30 and 40 dollars, to start my build with.
The diecast engine will be mounted over the front shock tower, covering up
some of the brake mechanics. I improvise the mounting of the piece, and
tell you what kind of tools I used and issues I ran into. The engine will
be looks only, the powerplant of the car will be replaced with a special,
more powerful unit during the build.
This build is going to have a ton of special features, a few of them rather
unique, and I will take you through the whole build process step by step so
if you want to, you can follow along. Make sure to subscribe to see what
the 2WD will turn into, so far I can reveal this much: it will pach a true
punch, will represent an icon of it's era, and will be unlike any RC you
have ever seen before!
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Mark Sheehan's Nitro Altered
Mark Sheehan today debuted his brand new nitromethane burning altered drag
racing machine. The body on this wild car is based around an early 1920's
style T-bucket, and has been meticulously curved and shaped in carbon fiber
to match the swoopy front wing, and massive triple element rear top fuel
The car is an ex John Force Mustang Funny Car that has been
transformed into a Nitro Altered since its arrival down under, and the
Perth based team has got plans to run this beast as a Nitro Funny Car as
well in the near future.
Today's debut as a Nitro Altered resulted in a good 60-foot launch on their
first run earlier in the day before the heat kicked in, and the team who
usually race in the alcohol division got familiar with what it was like to
play with nitromethane. A turn around on the car saw a couple of engine
sleeves replaced, and it was back out for the second of three planned runs.
As the climbing 35-degree afternoon heat scorched down on the track
however, Sheehan's second run resulted in instant tyre smoke, and the car
over revved and burst the Supercharger
off, and broke the inlet manifold as well as also damaging some other
componentry in the process, so the third run never happened.
The team plan to fully license this car in the near future however, so stay
tuned as this nitro breathing nostalgic retro modern machine and man both
get used to each other...
74 Chevy Nova Update 100 - FINAL PAINT (Lots of Timelapse video)
My Day at the paint booth! Lots of time lapse in this video of every step I
took to get the 74 Nova painted. If you are wondering why I taped green
tape to my clothes is because I wanted to make sure my clothes do not flap
and touch the car while painting. Its tight against my body.
Street Car Drag Racing 7-second 1/4 Mile "In-Car" Video
Sit down, buckle up, and get ready to go from 0-173 mph in less than 8
seconds in the quarter mile!!!
Check out www.10wideracing.com
Get behind the wheel of a 1,500+ horsepower big block (with a
500 hp nitorus kit) in a 3,500 lb Chevrolet street car for the ride of your
Keep an eye on the tach as it pegs 8,000 rpm !!!