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In Topic: 70'3 Funny cars - wiring the brake system

07 January 2011 - 05:43 PM

Thank you for the info, the links work for me as well.

I also find another link with some nice photos, check this out:


WOW! Thanks for that link! Great stuff!

In Topic: 70'3 Funny cars - wiring the brake system

06 January 2011 - 08:11 PM

Hey Dan, the link doesn't work :huh:

Hmmm...It just did for me. Try this, then: Go to http://www.straightlinemodeler.org and click the "Research" link. When you get to that page click on "Unraveling The Snake Pit". That'll get you there! :)

In Topic: 70'3 Funny cars - wiring the brake system

06 January 2011 - 03:48 PM

Does anyone have some detail photos or info they can share with me on wiring the braking stsyem on 70's funny cars? I am building a Jungle Jim Monza and specifically I am looking for how you plumb it from the lever on the right hand side to the calipers.

Thank you

Try this:
FC and dragster brakes are pretty straightforward. The lever/handle is essentially the brake pedal.
When pulled, the bottom pushes a rod forward that operates the master cylinder. A hard line runs
to the front of the chassis where a "T" fitting feeds lines that run to each brake caliper.

In Topic: Removing Chrome Plating

04 November 2010 - 05:09 AM

I can't believe nobody's mentioned Castrol Super Clean (although the Walmart Purple Power is the same stuff). Either will strip the chrome and the undercoat in less than an hour (the plating will be gone in a minute or less). Why strip the undercoating? You're gonna take it off when you remove the mold lines, anyway.

In Topic: Fast ? Quick?

03 November 2010 - 12:48 PM

Schumacher ran a pair of passes over 325 MPH at Vegas, last weekend. He also ran the fastest-ever quarter mile pass at 337.58 in Brainerd in 2005(?). I was thee, for that one. Gave me goosebumps!