I'm not worried about NHRA requirements, when they built the trck here, they tried to get it certified but the NHRA refusd since it's only 1/8 not 1/4, I'll mostly be running it on the Friday "Test & Tune" days when it's on the strip, the only times it will be in a drag competition will be during "Motor Magic" every year, which is why I'm thinking about a 2-spd PG tranny for reliabilityhttp://www.magiccityinternationaldragwa ... edule.htmlhttp://motormagic.net/event_01.html
I don't remember what thickness 11 gauge is right away. Remember the strength on the tubing comes from the outside of it, that's why they put a big hole in the middle. Unless you don't have much of a choice, you shouldn't need more then 1/8" wall.
11ga from my local supplier is .120", depending on supplier it ranges from .110-.125"
Sounds cool as long as I don't have to fill the tank, which should be around 20-30 gallons.
Have you found a good price for the cams? Try seconds on the corral or possibly regrinding on a reduced circle.
You could greatly reduce the overal cost by just picking up an old 70s lincoln or similar and use the 460, c6, 9", spindles, and brakes. Just adapt a manual rack.
I suggest you stick with a 9 rather than irs if you ever want to get decent traction (i.e. antisquat).
Don't expect a fat little radiator in a Locost nose to cool this beast in traffic.
Build what you want.
cams are going to be Comp Cams, NOBODY makes "off the rack" performance cams for these motors, the only exception is Comp, and they only sell the blanks, but they grind them to custom lobe specs for free when you buy the blanks
I'm thinking about using an old F-100 I have, it has a 460 with a c6 and manual steering
as far as cooling, I'll probably go with a Rodney Red custom radiator and will be using Evans Waterless coolant for sure
So you like drag-racing, but what will the car be used for besides that?
well, I just enjoy cruising in the countryside a lot, I put on a couple thousand miles every year without any destination
I live in Minot, ND, and in the summertime there are always custom Model A's, Model T's, Studebakers, and many others on the roads that farmers have put together over the years (there is actually a guy less than a mile from me who makes custom Model A and T frames for people)
I'll probably end up using it as a summertime DD when I get it done, my crew cab F-350 is just too damn big to park easily