A couple of weeks ago I posted some pics of various parts I had been collecting for the new dragster that I had on order. It was suggested that a few of you would like to see the deal of getting it ready for the track. It finally has been delivered and I thought I would post some pics of it it and more as I add things to it. I shrank the pics down to where they are reasonable in size ~75-85K each (so it won't take forever to download). Chilly, if this takes too much bandwidth let me know and I'll edit it to just include links to my pics.
A long story made short. I sold my '98 Undercover 225" wheelbase slipjoint dragster back in the spring. It was a great car, but a non-suspened dragster tends to lose value pretty quick once it hits the 10 yr old mark. Mine was in great shape, but it was time to move it. It was also a tight (but not uncomfortable) fit for me with it's 21.5" std cage since I'm 6' and 250 or so. I spent a while looking at every brand out there and decided on a new American Race Cars dragster. I think they build a great car and you get alot of value for your money with many innovative features. . The car is finally here, even if it was 8 weeks late due to several issues. Nothing to do with the chassis. Mainly powdercoater backlog and parts being back ordered.
For now the pics are without the body installed. After all the parts/wiring is done I'll take some with the body on.
239" wheelbase. The wheels are American Trakstar. The Tires/wheels in floor under the car are old ones that I borrowed just to roll it around.
Strange aluminum housing with Moser 35 spline axles and Moser center w 4.10 Pro gears. The rear and dash are powdercoated a charcoal gray called Polished Anthracite and the chassis is Alien Silver. Both the gray and silver have alot of metal flake. You really can't tell in the pics, but the metal really sparkles in the sun.
Swing arm suspension with chrome "birdcage". I think the chrome/charcoal/silver will look good with my main body color of Ford Toredor Red. ( a dark, almost burgundy red)
Dash and Indy steering wheel. To me, the Indy wheel is more comfortable than a butterfly wheel. The IHRA chassis sticker in the corner of the pics says it's certified to 6.00 1/4 mile. (I don't think I'll ever be close to that unless I win the lottery. LOL