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header tethers nhra new rule

Post by garym » Sat Aug 24, 2013 6:23 am

Well boys the price of drag racing just went up 200 for nhra approved header tethers.i saw this on the yellowbullet and i think this rule is crazy!! it looks like t bolt band clamps and a length of cable. certainly not worth 200.a longer 1/4 bolt double nutted is surely cheaper. this is what is ruining drag racing. garym

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Post by woody b » Sat Aug 31, 2013 11:35 am

I suspect most everyone who doesn't have to dis assemble the headers to remove or install them will just weld the collectors on. I have heard of problems with collectors coming off because the welds break on the tabs. If people would actually look their cars over every once in a while stuff like this wouldn't happen. The biggest thing that pizzes me off it all of this stuff has to be "NHRA APPROVED". I've had a locking dipstick on my trans since the 80's, but now it's got to be "NHRA APPROVED". BTW, NHRA charges manufacturers a fee to "APPROVE" stuff.
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Post by Walter R. Malik » Fri Oct 04, 2013 6:50 pm

It is all about MONEY and a lawsuit.
A person got injured badly when a header collector came off, got under the spinning tire in the burn-out box and shot back into someones head.
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Post by Alan Roehrich » Fri Oct 04, 2013 11:13 pm

Blame the people who refuse to properly build and maintain their race cars.

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Post by 4banger » Tue Oct 08, 2013 4:32 am

Might also blame those who stand behind a car during a burnout!
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Post by John Wallace » Tue Oct 08, 2013 8:15 am

X2!

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Post by woody b » Wed Oct 09, 2013 6:39 pm

Alan Roehrich wrote:Blame the people who refuse to properly build and maintain their race cars.
4banger wrote:Might also blame those who stand behind a car during a burnout!

Y'all got me thinking. When I started racing (33 years ago) a lot of the racers were mechanics, machinists, engine builders, body men, ect. who worked in the auto repair industry. Lately, more and more "drag racers" are office workers, and other white collar people who just buy fast cars. Most of them know nothing about building, repairing or maintaining a car.
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Post by Kenova » Wed Oct 09, 2013 10:22 pm

woody b wrote: Y'all got me thinking. When I started racing (33 years ago) a lot of the racers were mechanics, machinists, engine builders, body men, ect. who worked in the auto repair industry. Lately, more and more "drag racers" are office workers, and other white collar people who just buy fast cars. Most of them know nothing about building, repairing or maintaining a car.
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Post by Unkl Ian » Mon Oct 14, 2013 4:58 pm

woody b wrote: Y'all got me thinking. When I started racing (33 years ago) a lot of the racers were mechanics, machinists, engine builders, body men, ect. who worked in the auto repair industry. Lately, more and more "drag racers" are office workers, and other white collar people who just buy fast cars. Most of them know nothing about building, repairing or maintaining a car.


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Post by justahoby » Sun Oct 20, 2013 7:35 pm

You hear a rattle get under there and tighten them damn things.... you know laziness and neglect, and stupidity cost us at the track

When I was young, and stupid, glad my POS didnt fling exhaust pipes at the local 1/8th track :lol:

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Post by alteredu » Mon Nov 04, 2013 3:51 pm

Or if you run zoomies, you don't have to worry about all that crap....

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Post by Walter R. Malik » Mon Nov 11, 2013 10:57 am

alteredu wrote:Or if you run zoomies, you don't have to worry about all that crap....
OR, fully welded headers.
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Post by justahoby » Tue Nov 12, 2013 10:19 pm

Walter R. Malik wrote:
alteredu wrote:Or if you run zoomies, you don't have to worry about all that crap....
OR, fully welded headers.
To meet some rule this would make sense, the way I read it seems to say you can.
I have done this before anyway tired of collector gaskets :D
As I'm approaching 40,I still think I'm 20. What the hell is wrong with me?

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