One correction.Thanks Bob. Wow, this was great! While I was watching the video, I was thinking, what if I could go back thru time & show this to a funny car team? Say early 1980's, when they were running about the same speeds & ET's that Pro Mods run. I think they would be amazed at what you see inside the car. Carbon fiber everything, even steering wheel. All the chassis tubing. The electronics. Torque converter, on and on. And seeing what it's like to drive the car. A F/C driver from back then would have a hard time driving this car, altho I think they would figure it out. This is why I love Pro Mod. Watching these cars race just blows me away. So, I give this video 4 stars outta 4 stars.
Cliff, My son and I have recently started an oil field tools machine shop. We make a bunch of components for the directional drilling industry. Most of what we make is stainless steel or duplex (2205/nitronic 50, etc.) but we make a number of parts out of aluminum that get hard anodized in a specialty coating shop in Houston. Hard anodizing happens at temperatures much closer to freezing, but the top surface of the aluminum comes out as hard as a steel file ..... the roughnecks are pretty hard on these huge pipe threads in aluminum and evidently the hard anodizing really makes em stand up to some abuse.Well, it kinda, sorta looked like carbon fiber to me. Thanks for the info Jeff & Randy. there is so much carbon fiber used in all kinds of cars. Waiting for carbon fiber engine.... heh heh
Randy, that video was interesting. They can do this process to anything. It reminded me a bit of years ago, when I worked in a place that did anodizing & cad plate. They would hang parts on a hook and lower into a tank. It took some time to do do the plating and it looked good when it came out. Anodizing was cool cuz you could do it in different colors. Wow, interesting process.
So, after watching that pass. which would be easier to drive? Pro Mod or AA/FA? HEH OK, some comments. When they first got ready to start the engine, crewman was doing something in the car on "passenger side". What was he doing? Watching the tach fluctuate, man that thing is so accurate! Noticed a little box to the right of the tach, w/ red numbers. What info is driver getting from that? Noticed that after he stopped, I could see a couple of unplugged cables on the floor of the "passenger side". Had never seen that before. Why leave them unplugged? OK, those are my comments, paired down. Bob, that was a great video! Man I love watching these cars run!