I just got back. I ordered and placed a deposit on a new dragster today. I'm REALLY looking forward to it. Been without a race car for a month. Longest period in 17 years without one.
I ordered a new dragster from American Racecars in Ohio.
American is a fairly new company. They only started up two years ago and build an excellent car. Many of the big name "hitters", Scotty Richardson, etc are in their cars now. I placed my order through one of their dealers in N. Georgia.
The dealer gets the bare, powdercoated chassis and assembles to the customer specs.
What I ordered:
239" wheelbase swing arm suspension
2 colors powder coat on chassis and other parts. Powdercoat colors still be be chosen. They will send me a color chart
Strange aluminum rear end housing w Moser aluminum center, Moser axles/spool, 4.10 Pro gear, Strange brakes. Master cyl installed and brake lines plumbed.
Wheels, American Racing TrakStar wheels
matching 16X16's for the rear
front tires, left the rear tires off as It might take a while to finish I didn't want the slicks to dry out.
I will have to add: Paint, wiring and switch panel, ignition box, battery, delay box, shifter, gauges, belts, parachute. Many of the other odds n ends are std: glove box, seat pad, scoop and tray, charging lugs on boths sides, interior and fuel cell lights, dual shutoff, chute and throttle cables. It also has many extra mounts all over for things like trans cooler, overflow bottle, remote oil filter, etc.
It will be certified to 6.00 1/4 mile (Advanced ET cert)
I had many options and could have spent much more, but I did spring for some bling. Chrome: blow shield, fan shroud, complete swing arm assembly, dash top, tie rods and spindle arms, trans ring and limiters
I am charged up about this!