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  1. Alright Fellas... Now that 1/16th Scale Army Funny Car is done I figured that it was time to unveil my next build I am going to start. This build and a couple others I have been thinking about building have a sentimental valve to me. I have been planning them since I have been in the middle of the funny car build. A few people here have know that I grew up around a dragster team. My Mom, Dad and I used to be part of the pit crew for the San Paolo Bros. Spaghetti Bender Top Alcohol Dragster. The Tracks we typically went to was Fremont (Baylands) Raceway, Orange County Raceway, Pomona, Bakersfield Raceway, Sacramento Raceway, Sears Point Raceway (Now called Sonoma Raceway), Ontario and I believe maybe Irwindale Raceway. Pretty much up and down California although Fremont was our home track. We were involved from the early 70's to mid 80's and it is where the love of drag racing came for me. I was 7 months old at my first drags and believe it was at Bakersfield Raceway. As a kid I specifically remember 2 of the Rear engine dragsters the most and they are the two I have been wanting to build. Well the last time I went home to visit my parents my mom had found another photo Album with one of the Front Engine Dragsters that was raced before I was born. After seeing the pics of it I just knew that this was the one that I needed to build first. The pictures that I have are from 1974 and ran in the Pro Comp Class Supercharged on gas. So since then I have been searching the web trying to find any more pics of all of the dragsters that I can. I figured the more reference I could find It couldn't hurt. So if anyone has any pictures by chance that wouldn't mind sharing or sending to me, I would be appreciative of it. Anyway here are a few pictures of what this Front Engine Dragster looks like. Now I was able to find a couple of pictures from Skidmark Johnson searching online, one was of the dragster when it ran a 392 Supercharged on Gas and the other was when they switch to a blown Alcohol Donovan 417. I think this is going to be a really fun build to do and I am going to have a blast with it. Here is the dragster..... This was the FED Blown Alcohol Donovan 417: Here is the 392 Hemi Iron block Blown on Gas That ran in Pro Comp: Here is a Pic that my Mom took in 1974 at Sears Point Raceway:
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