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Brand New to the Forum!

PostPosted: Thu Sep 08, 2016 6:54 pm
by Chevy_Josh
Hey Guys! Just stumbled across this forum while looking for information on running Nitro on the web while in the campground at the US Nationals.

I currently run a bracket 1969 Camaro with a 355 sbc. Pretty normal deal...13:1 compression, aluminum heads, PG trans with a ProBrake.

I have always wanted to run a FED with Chevy power. I was trying to plan it all out when I found this place. So far the plan goes something like this...

1)Get a FED with an NA BBC, to learn how to run such a creature.
2)Step up power with Tunnel Ram mechanical injection set up on methanol.
3)Add a 8-71 blower.
4)Add Nitro...

Seems pretty simple...LOL Now all I need is experience. I was thinking of volunteering for a crew at the upcoming NDRL Drags in Bowling Green in October, or at least attending, and trying to talk with some of the crews.

Any advice of where to start, what to buy, what not to buy, what to do, what not to do would be greatly appreciated. There is no timeline on any of this. Just want to learn at my own pace, and as fast as the budget allows.

And with that...HELLO!

Re: Brand New to the Forum!

PostPosted: Thu Sep 08, 2016 7:01 pm
by uglytruck
Chevy_Josh wrote:Hey Guys! Just stumbled across this forum while looking for information on running Nitro on the web while in the campground at the US Nationals.

I currently run a bracket 1969 Camaro with a 355 sbc. Pretty normal deal...13:1 compression, aluminum heads, PG trans with a ProBrake.

I have always wanted to run a FED with Chevy power. I was trying to plan it all out when I found this place. So far the plan goes something like this...

1)Get a FED with an NA BBC, to learn how to run such a creature.
2)Step up power with Tunnel Ram mechanical injection set up on methanol.
3)Add a 8-71 blower.
4)Add Nitro...

Seems pretty simple...LOL Now all I need is experience. I was thinking of volunteering for a crew at the upcoming NDRL Drags in Bowling Green in October, or at least attending, and trying to talk with some of the crews.

Any advice of where to start, what to buy, what not to buy, what to do, what not to do would be greatly appreciated. There is no timeline on any of this. Just want to learn at my own pace, and as fast as the budget allows.

And with that...HELLO!


If only it were that simple. You left out "add gobs and gobs of cash". Welcome to the forum, you'll like it here!

Re: Brand New to the Forum!

PostPosted: Thu Sep 08, 2016 9:02 pm
by pdog
Might as well swap that BBC out for a late model hemi before you waste your dosh on something that won’t take the heat,,, so to speak… :roll:

Yap~

Re: Brand New to the Forum!

PostPosted: Thu Sep 08, 2016 9:05 pm
by admin
Step 1:
Join this forum. Pay your dues. Ask questions.

Step 2:
Buy the manual Read it. Ask Questions...

Step 3:

Read the forums. Look around.. Read more... Most of your questions have the answeres somewhere on these forums.

Step 4: Find out who from here is going to be where YOU are. Hook up with them and watch/help/ask questions...


Simple..

Re: Brand New to the Forum!

PostPosted: Thu Sep 08, 2016 10:44 pm
by Chevy_Josh
pdog wrote:Might as well swap that BBC out for a late model hemi before you waste your dosh on something that won’t take the heat,,, so to speak… :roll:

Yap~


Is there something about the late model Hemi that lends itself to nitro racing? When you say late model Hemi, what do you mean?

Re: Brand New to the Forum!

PostPosted: Thu Sep 08, 2016 11:57 pm
by Mick Withers
He's that old, he thinks that a 426 is a 'new' Hemi.

But he knows what he's talking about.

Welcome.

Re: Brand New to the Forum!

PostPosted: Fri Sep 09, 2016 12:46 am
by admin
Mick Withers wrote:He's that old, he thinks that a 426 is a 'new' Hemi.

But he knows what he's talking about.

Welcome.


Chevy_Josh:

If you stick around here long enough, you'll come to find out that EVERYONE HERE knows what they're talking about... That is what sets this place apart from all the other ones.

Re: Brand New to the Forum!

PostPosted: Fri Sep 09, 2016 5:15 am
by raceman61
admin wrote:Step 1:
Join this forum. Pay your dues. Ask questions.

Step 2:
Buy the manual Read it. Ask Questions...

Step 3:

Read the forums. Look around.. Read more... Most of your questions have the answeres somewhere on these forums.

Step 4: Find out who from here is going to be where YOU are. Hook up with them and watch/help/ask questions...


Simple..



Welcome

I second this
lot's of good info here best dollars ever spent on racing i think
+ a lot of good people to ask when in doubt

welco

Re: Brand New to the Forum!

PostPosted: Fri Sep 09, 2016 7:59 am
by jrfuel
You just saved yourself a lot of money and frustration when you joined.
See steps 1-4. When in doubt, see steps 1-4.
Welcome aboard.

Re: Brand New to the Forum!

PostPosted: Fri Sep 09, 2016 11:58 am
by Chevy_Josh
THANK YOU ALL FOR THE WELCOME AND GOOD ADVICE!

I will be paying my money for the Forums and The Manual this weekend.