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putting a top dragster on a diet

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February 23, 2020, 03:24 AM
Bucky
putting a top dragster on a diet
Yes. LOL


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May 20, 2020, 12:30 PM
Paul S/Q
quote:
Originally posted by Bucky:
Anyone here use much carbon fiber in their dragsters? Wonder how a cf seat would be to fabricate? It looks interesting to work with.



the Spitzers .....have carbon fiber;

seat
main body
rear side panels
nose cone
dash
wing
steering wheel
panel under top of body
floor pan
engine spill pan
May 20, 2020, 12:39 PM
Paul S/Q
quote:
Originally posted by jenavet:
quote:
they sure do build some strong/light cars. I have one. 235 @ 1825 loaded.

I got a quote from spitzer for a basic but lightweight car you are 40k with hardly any options....when your done adding racepak and wheels/tires your up over 50k :quote:

yes but they are light and work very well (NO bouncing problem).......our 272"nitrous car is 1670# without driver .... thats with 2 complete brake systems, dual chutes , a 30 lb battery NOS bottle , nose weight .1/2" mid plate ... so we could be 1625# EASILY ....
May 20, 2020, 09:28 PM
Bucky
quote:
Originally posted by Paul S/Q:
quote:
Originally posted by jenavet:
quote:
they sure do build some strong/light cars. I have one. 235 @ 1825 loaded.

I got a quote from spitzer for a basic but lightweight car you are 40k with hardly any options....when your done adding racepak and wheels/tires your up over 50k :quote:

yes but they are light and work very well (NO bouncing problem).......our 272"nitrous car is 1670# without driver .... thats with 2 complete brake systems, dual chutes , a 30 lb battery NOS bottle , nose weight .1/2" mid plate ... so we could be 1625# EASILY ....


I have my eye on one and I'm trying to ignore it. I think my suspended car is about 1825 with me in it, sbc, twin hairdryers. Curious how much lighter I would be with a 272" Spitzer


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When you see more and more censorship on social media:
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May 21, 2020, 08:56 AM
Bucky
Speaking to a fella that owns one, they seem to be about 125 or so lbs lighter. Plus or minus 25 lbs I think.


When you control the information and the news, you can control the masses.

When you see more and more censorship on social media:
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― George R.R. Martin
May 22, 2020, 07:26 AM
jenavet
im very confused about my diet...2019 I went over the scale at 2050lbs...for 2020 I did lighter axles,lighter center section with aluminum spool,lighter converter,lighter rear wheels which the scale said a total loss of 68lbs.

I go over the scale at Georgia and Orlando and she weighs 2050lbs...exact same as last year....but the car went faster lol
May 22, 2020, 10:31 AM
"The Bender"
quote:
Originally posted by jenavet:
im very confused about my diet...2019 I went over the scale at 2050lbs...for 2020 I did lighter axles,lighter center section with aluminum spool,lighter converter,lighter rear wheels which the scale said a total loss of 68lbs.

I go over the scale at Georgia and Orlando and she weighs 2050lbs...exact same as last year....but the car went faster lol


Gravity is getting stronger.


272" Spitzer
540 Chevy
The Blower Shop XR1
FTI XPM Series Converter
FTI Level 6 Powerglide
3.69@199
.916 60'


www.ftiperformance.com

2017 Bradenton Heads Up Madness
Open Outlaw Champ

2018 PDRA T/D #5
2019 PDRA T/D #2

2020 Retired From T/D Competition....

2020 Bradenton NMCA Hemi Shootout Winner
May 22, 2020, 11:12 AM
Big Steve
quote:
Originally posted by "The Bender":
quote:
Originally posted by jenavet:
im very confused about my diet...2019 I went over the scale at 2050lbs...for 2020 I did lighter axles,lighter center section with aluminum spool,lighter converter,lighter rear wheels which the scale said a total loss of 68lbs.

I go over the scale at Georgia and Orlando and she weighs 2050lbs...exact same as last year....but the car went faster lol


Gravity is getting stronger.


Must be, I took 20lbs off the car and 50lbs off the driver and only came up 40lbs lighter on the scales this year.... HMMMM
February 09, 2021, 09:47 PM
Bucky
Driver has been working out 3-4 times a week, and watching the plates a bit. 4 months and 5 lbs up. I better knock this off!


When you control the information and the news, you can control the masses.

When you see more and more censorship on social media:
"Cut out a man's tongue and you don't prove him a liar, only that you're afraid of what he has to say."
― George R.R. Martin