Archive for the 'Littleman Ramblings' Category

Time to catch up……I retired the Truck with a 9.57 in November

Sunday, December 11th, 2011

This pic is actually from when I bent the front dropped axle…..since this pic I had added wheelie bars and made a outside of the box chassis adjustment that turned out to work great. It allowed for a 9.62 E.T. slip @ 139 mph and change…Then backed it up w/ the 9.57 !…nothing counts unless [...]

The Truck has Become Unruly and Unpredictable……

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

The Truck is making some Great Power……Only problem is the chassis can’t handle it…..Littleman

Hit the Nitrous for the first time w/ the Four Barrel….

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011

 
http://youtu.be/_f1RPT_V25o
http://youtu.be/eu5i6-UIpc4
First Time I ever had to get out of the gas……But the good news is …It clicked off a 1.276  60′ time….
2nd vid was the next pass 9.74 w/ a 1.30 60′ time @ 132 mph…………

The Truck Breaks into the 9’s With a 9.73 @ 135 mph Pass.

Monday, June 6th, 2011

First I need to  thank Bob Wenzelburger for the photo !..Thanks, Bob
Second, I need to thank Tony and his father @ Ross Racing Engines out of Niles Ohio for helping me reach my goal !
The Truck actually pulled both wheels @ the launch…not too bad for a Ohio plated HotRod…..
I finally broke into the 9’s [...]

If you Squint real hard….You can see what I am about to build…

Wednesday, January 26th, 2011

Or you just see a bunch of tubing on the shop floor !..he he
But I see a Drag Car…Moving this 4130 Moly tubing around makes me want to build a new light weight frame for DeathsDoorStep…I should have been using this light weight 4130 tubing all along…..The new car will be much lighter than anything I [...]

Happy New Year To Everyone !

Thursday, December 30th, 2010

I found this pic somewhere……It shows the mess the Street engine made in June while during my very first burnout @ the Thompson Gasser Meet……I am hoping for a better year coming up !…..
The Model A pickup is tucked away for the winter months and will return to the DragStrip on opening day @ the [...]

New355 SBC Hits 550 HP on the Ross Racing Dyno..

Thursday, October 14th, 2010

Man….it’s been awhile since I have updated….and shame on me !……The new 355 SBC has since been dynoed @ Ross Racing Engines in Niles ,Ohio….Making 550 HP w/ them six antique 94 carb’s and Offy intake…..Not too bad considering the first dyno pull was w/ a four barrel and modern intake and made 575 HP……but [...]

The Thompson Block…………….

Tuesday, July 6th, 2010

I thought I would post a pic of the cracked block…….it actually cracked all the way up the block wall in between both # 5 and # 7 cylinder walls and up thru the four bolt main cap………The next engine is well on it’s way @ Ross Racing Engines out of Niles Ohio….I am also [...]

Must weed out the Weak…Death of the new Street Engine….

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

Cylinder #7

Cylinder wall in # 7

Cylinder #7 rod

What you see …happened during my very first Burnout during the 2010 Thompson Gasser Meet………One needs to look @ events such as this as opportunity……..an opportunity to build something Meaner than before….
In the top photo..you can see it just blew a hole in the oil pan courteous of [...]

The Pickup finally hits the Streets again w/ a Streetable PowerPlant…

Thursday, May 27th, 2010

My Truck has hit the local streets for the first time in a while……….I installed a 355 w/ 10 to 1 compression, forged rotating assembly, Dart Iron Eagle 200cc heads w/ 2.02-1.6 valves, shaved .030” for more squeeze w/ aluminum roller rockers up top fully girdled…Comp Cams Mechanical Flat Tappet  camshaft w/ 252-260 duration @ .050” [...]