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Old 06-12-2002, 01:14 PM
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Those are keepers. Makes for good small talk, incredible facts.
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I saw on TNN once where they had a Top Fuel motor on a stand to simulate a pass and they dumped water thru the top. The water rushed out the bottom as fast as it went in. It was amazing to see how much fuel is needed. Those were some great facts. Can you imagine twice the horsepower of the biggest, baddest boat engine found? There is nothing like the sound of a burnout. Your whole body shakes. I saw th Space Shuttle take off and that was mild compared to the Dragster. I bet if I was 50ft from the Space Shuttle it would stop your Heart though Ever sit at the big end and watch the car go through the lights? The back is trying to pass the front.
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still don't get it...rev's per what???
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Total revolutions of the crank in the block I do think he's a little low as there would be a little warm up time etc, but all in all a VERY short engine life.

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i see what u r trying to say...
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Old 06-12-2002, 03:33 PM
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I was standing next to Tony Petragon's crew chief on the starting line in Enlishtown when he ran a 4.777 pass. HOLY $*@*
I've never seen power like that. It's scary! I also never realized the smell of Nitro is like tear gas!
 
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Yeah, the smell of nitro does bring tears to your eyes.
But there's nothing like it.
I'd like to have been standing at the line there myself. The thunder from two nitro cars must've been awsome.
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Old 06-12-2002, 04:56 PM
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Tbonepmp and myself attended the Creve Cour Classic Drag Boat races this past weekend and we were about 50 feet to the port rear of the top fule boat at launch and all i can say is(on this board) WOW The boat in the far lane launched to the left and took out all the timing equipment and sunk the boat.
 
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And people wonder why I sold the funny car and got into boats, you think boating is expensive, try running one of those damn things
 
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Those things aint got nothing on our nitro burning wheel standing tracktor
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