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We’ve been trying our hand at recording video! Hopefully it gives viewers a glimpse into what kind of books we provide. Check out our latest video for our book, Blown Nitro Racing on a Budget: You can learn more about this book in our store!
At a local drag racing event recently, we helped one of the racers chop 0.3 seconds off his ET slip with a correct addition of a low percentage of nitro. The racecar was an early model, low compression Hemi drag car with a small 6 GPM fuel pump. It ran solid 7.6 seconds in the […]
A few weeks ago, one of the drag racers completed competition with a bracket blown alcohol 7.60 second ET setup. It was close to maxed out with a small 0.040 inch main bypass jet in his fuel injection setup. The main bypass jet is used to return excess fuel to the fuel tank. In this […]
Over a short but significant period in US Top Fuel drag racing history, the Surfers Team set record level performance. The Surfers Team was made up of owners/builders/tuners, Bob Skinner & Tom Jobe with driver/crew member, Mike Sorokin. Their nitro Chrysler (early) Hemi dragster quickly became one the sport’s best performers. Highlights of their setup […]
On board data recording began. Gary Beck reported the following specs in Pro Top Fuel drag racing: – 0 to 100 MPH in a little over 1.2 seconds – 0 to 200 MPH in a little over 3.8 seconds – max acceleration of 4 g’s – max engine speed of almost 9,000 RPM. Quarter mile […]
We found some interesting nitro stats in a recent racing history search. Art Malone was one of the frontrunners in the mid 1960’s in Top Fuel drag racing. Note the following: Engine: Early Model Hemi 398 ci Blower: Roots 6-71 @ 18% OD Fuel injection hat: Hilborn Bugcatcher (4 hole front) Fuel pump: Hilborn 12.5 […]
Jerry Gleason’s fuel injected Big Block drag race boat set the latest (at the time) APBA unblown fuel record at 130 MPH. That was done on 30% nitro (Ref. HRM, April, 1968, p. 107). Keep in mind that was with typical OEM Big Block cylinder heads and block. It was with cam lift and timing, […]
Recently we set up procedures using Pro-Calc to determine nozzles & jetting for turbocharged racing engines with mechanical fuel injection. In addition, we set up procedures using Pro-Calc to determine nozzles & jetting for rotary racing engines with mechanical fuel injection. We are currently setting up procedures using Pro-Calc to determine nozzles & jetting for […]
Decreased percentages of nitro richen the racing engine.