Dragster Engine

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Re: Dragster Engine

Post by liqu » Sat Feb 09, 2019 5:02 pm

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Re: Dragster Engine

Post by cjperformance » Sat Feb 09, 2019 5:26 pm

Really enjoying following your build. Great work.

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Re: Dragster Engine

Post by PackardV8 » Sat Feb 09, 2019 7:33 pm

engineguyBill wrote:
Tue Nov 20, 2018 9:42 pm
Reminds me of Bruce Crower. He retired several years ago and has a bunch of machinery and tools at his home garage. Decided that he wanted to build a race car, but he didn't want to compete with his customers at the cam shop. So he located a 1932 Nash and built a car to run at Bonneville, utilizing the Nash straight eight block and heads. Just about everything else in the engine was hand-built and the car set several records at B'ville.
I'm a long-time fan of Bruce's and his decades of firsts and his company products will be a legend forever. Anyway, I was on the salt 1988 or so when he brought the '27 T roadster with the Nash and set an A-gas modified roadster record of 227.4. Unfortunately, the high boost cracked a cylinder head.

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Re: Dragster Engine

Post by jsgarage » Mon Feb 11, 2019 3:44 am

Jack, there are crazy people everywhere. I worked at Lockheed Space Systems for awhile as an engineer and got to talking with a tech about racing. Seems he and two of his friends had gone to Bonneville in the '80s or '90s with a mid '30s Chrysler Airflow with a 6-71 roots blower strapped to a home made intake on the flathead straight 8. When I asked why on earth he would do such a thing, he said the idea sounded like fun.... and if I'da known about it at the time, I would have signed up too! They set a record but can't remember how fast. Stock flat-out for those old timers was about 88 mph.

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