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.
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!
*** 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
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!
WORLDS FASTEST PLYMOUTH ARROW KEITH BLACK RACING ENGINES HEMI
WORLDS FASTEST PLYMOUTH ARROW!
KEITH BLACK RACING ENGINES HEMI
DUAL QUADS! MY EARS RANG FOR HOURS!
This car looks like a funny car. But when you hear the lope in the idle you
know there is a big cam. not like a cummins but a gas guzzeling power house
hemi! This car is setup with a parachute to help it stop during drag races.
It drove on main street for this cruise night. I think it burns alcohol.
The loud Exhaust smelled different.
Not like my veggie oil burinig Chevy 6.5 diesel. Some people say WVO stands
for wast vegetable oil. When I burn it smells like donuts or hamburgers
LBZ 6.6 Duramax turbo Diesel Stock 1441
Well maintained company fleet truck AC even blew cold!
Chevy 2500 3500 4500 GMC
6.6L Duramax LBZ Specs:
90 degree V8
403 cubic inches, 6.6 liters
- Variable geometry turbocharger (VGT)
- Intercooler, air to air
- 20 psi maximum Boost pressure
- Direct injection, high pressure Bosch common rail injection system, CP3
- Maximum 26,000 psi injection pressure
- Seven hole injectors
OHV, 4 valves per cylinder
10 quarts w/filter
approx. 835 lbs
360 hp @ 3,200 RPM
650 lb-ft @ 1,600 RPM
Maximum Engine Speed:
- Catalytic converter & Exhaust gas
recirculation system (EGR)
6.6L Duramax LBZ Info:
• LBZ applications include the Chevrolet Silverado HD, GMC Sierra HD,
Chevrolet Kodiak, GMC Topkick.
• Nicknamed the "hot rod" of Duramax's due to its performance potential
in the aftermarket.
• More powerful tuning than the LLY Boosts peak horsepower & torque
considerably over the LLY, though the LLY & LBZ are mechanically very
• Compression was lowered to 16.8:1 for the LBZ.
• Increased piston pin diamter bore & thicker connecting rod "I section"
over previous generations.
• Injection pressure increased to 26,000 psi.
• Improved block casting & thicker connecting rods.
6.6L Duramax LB7 Specs
6.6L Duramax LLY Specs
6.6L Duramax LMM Specs
6.6L Duramax LML Specs
6.6L Duramax LGH Specs
Compare Duramax Generations
Duramax LBZ Specs
Top Fuel Throttle Spectators Reaction
Warm up of Anita Mäkelä and Tommi Haapaanen Top Fuel Dragster @
Hockenheim Ring and NitrolympiX 2013, look at the spectators when Tommi
hits the throttle :-)
10,000 + Horsepower from a modern Top Fuel HEMI !
NHRA's Mike Dunn & Gary Gerold explain. Since 1964 still the engine of
choice for Nitro drag racing regaurdless of the bodystyle it's in. It's a
10,000 + horsepower HEMI design. The
only engine capable of producing that much horsepower to propel a car
to well over 330 mph in 1000 ft. The only engine design durable enough to
make that kind of power. Hands down the fastest cars and engine design on
earth! They are ALL HEMI design!
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,"
FUCHS Nitro Thunder, Calder Park, Australia October 19th 2013
528 HEMI Start Up On Engine Test Stand
My uncle Cal breaking in the 528 Hemi before it gets dropped into a 1971
Plymouth Scamp race car. Sorry about the turning of the frame during the
video, my camera auto turns when I turn the camera. The video will
definitely make up for that! Enjoy!!