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Looking at running slow ets. Maybe no faster than 5.50's. Can they still be bought new?
 
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Land shark was the main company doing them don’t know if there still around but I would imagine and competent builder could
 
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Kasey Lane race cars has built several recently. Contact Sunset Performance Engines they'll have his contact info. In the DFW area. Cool JB
 
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The Landsharks are 185" and the newer shorties I have been seeing are 205". I would like to have a 185" car myself.

Landshark is still in business I believe. I think Danny Nelson makes 205" cars. I know I have seen others just don't remember who.

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So far, I've seen race tech, Miller, American, Dean Mcilvaine, and Nelson shorties.
 
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Land Shark has a web site. https://www.landsharkdragsters.com/
I just googled them.


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So far, I've seen race tech, Miller, American, Dean Mcilvaine, and Nelson shorties.


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Advanced Chassis started doing shorty dragsters a couple years ago.
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I have seen both the Kasey Lane and Danny Nelson Racecraft shorty dragsters up close, both are very nice and very competitive. I believe they are around 200 inches, not as short as the Landshark
 
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IMO, not a wise choice due to the very limited resale market.
 
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Racetech and American also build nice 205" cars


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IMO, not a wise choice due to the very limited resale market.


I understand your thinkin 1320, but with tracks closing and big $$$ bracket racing being spread out across the U.S. I think they have a purpose.
You could probably put two in a 24' trailer. You might have room for a golf cart as well.
It's also the reason you see alot more up headers in my opinion.

Pretty sure I saw a 4.43 today watching on mmtv from a shorty at Bristol. Lynch?

Just to razz you a little bit, who cares about resale when you're willing to spend $1800 to spin your engine over? Lol! You should put your retired racing stuff out at the curb and put a "Free" sign on it! I'd stop by.
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I have a friend who has one, every time he races (do to a heavy JR's schedule) is not often has won over $4,000 this year. LOL ... this is a 7.60s player in 1/4.


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I can see many advantages over the longer four link dragsters up until you get really fast. I think if I was going 4.40??? would probably want the longer car.

After driving the "Long Shot" 225" Front Engine Dragster for a few years I am ready to go back to shorter Altered. The shorty dragster will have many of the advantages of the Altered. Shorter, easier to load, and unload, more room to work with in garage and trailer, Stiffer (possibly more durable) chassis.

We may not want to admit it but many drag racers are follow the leader. If a front suspended car started winning a bunch of races they would sell like crazy. If a few shorty's started winning a bunch they would start selling like crazy. We all know it we have all seen it.


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Ed who builds it buys a race car and worries about resale
 
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Many and I have many friends that build a new dragster every 2 years.
 
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Wise choice and race car don’t really belong in the same conversation anyway. Laughing Hard None of them are wise choices. But they are fun choices.



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I have a friend who has one, every time he races (do to a heavy JR's schedule) is not often has won over $4,000 this year. LOL ... this is a 7.60s player in 1/4.


That's faster than I would have thought. Any wheelie issues? I love the space savings of the shorties.
Sure I think resale is more difficult when you limit your market. I know of a fella that turns cars over every 3-4 years, and they aren't cheap ones. Really nice carbon car for sale that I know he is losing his ass at the price he is asking. He's been sitting on it for a while, and must not really car cuz he aint budgin on price. I would love to own the car, but not at that price. So even the nice ones are sitting right now.

The ones that really take a beating are the little cars, and especially the hard tails. Most people want a suspended car first, so that limits the market a bunch. Then take out all the people who aren't comfortable in a 19" cage. I can get into a 19", but I can't fold my shoulders in enough or get sideways enough to get out without a whole lot of help. Had to walk on that one. My son fit, but we would be faced with the same issue when we wanted to sell it. So we would have to get it cheap.


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I have a friend who has one, every time he races (do to a heavy JR's schedule) is not often has won over $4,000 this year. LOL ... this is a 7.60s player in 1/4.


That's faster than I would have thought. Any wheelie issues?


Has red top and 12 lbs over front 60s are 1.08s


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Seems like if the resale value is bad then I should be able to purchase a used roller for a steal Smile
 
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