301 SBC (bored 283) slingshot dragster

Discussion in 'TBuckets and Custom Kit Cars' started by Loves302Chevy, Mar 6, 2019.

  1. Loves302Chevy

    Loves302Chevy "One test is worth a thousand expert opinions."

  2. Maniacmechanic1

    Maniacmechanic1 solid fixture here in the forum

    Nice Mike.
    Byron Dragway is my Hometown Dragstrip so to speak. Its 70 miles North of me on I-39 Interstate.
    Seen the Twin Nuke Power Plant Reactors. I knew it was Byron, IL.
    As You run down the 1320 your racing toward the Power plant its Kool.

    I thought it was Eddie Betz old 301 World Record setting back in the day Dragster.
    A local legend he passed on a long time ago.
    But Eddie had a 1957 Pontiac 9.3 rear diff narrowed with 5.57 Gears I recall Vivid.
    I was at a car show with my 1970 T/A back 1996.
    Pulled in engine loping heavy He yelled Pontiacs Are sheet kid lets Race ! Had his Dragster there.
    I said OK Eddie lets line them up Now out here !
    He laughed....Said Nice Pontiac Kid sounds good too !

    My late Bud Bill helped Eddie with building that 301.
     
  3. Loves302Chevy

    Loves302Chevy "One test is worth a thousand expert opinions."

    Cool! Small world.
     
  4. Loves302Chevy

    Loves302Chevy "One test is worth a thousand expert opinions."

    There is about only 6 parts to that entire dragster. I love the simplicity!
    Chassis, engine, gearbox, differential, 4 wheels (2 from a bicycle), 1 oil pressure gauge. No radiator. No battery. Magneto ignition.
    I love the way that thing jumps straight off of the ground. The driver's hands are only inches from the back tires.
     
  5. Loves302Chevy

    Loves302Chevy "One test is worth a thousand expert opinions."

    This link popped up at the end of the video.
     

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