Yes they actually work. Not every explosion is the same. If you split the block, this manifold isn't going to help, but if you over rev and bang one like T.J. did last week, it can save you some parts. Tim told me that since he started running them the most damage he has had to the body is a broken windshield. And he swears by them. But like the Top Fuel canopy, there are others who have a different opinion.and yet when it blows the supercharger goes up and crooked along with splitting the body. So do they actually work ??
I would say that despite not completely preventing splitting the body, they are helpful. Often with the one-piece manifolds a blower explosion would blow out the bottom of the manifold and send a fireball inside the engine and the resulting oil/nitro mist fire resembled a nuclear explosion, usually a complete body-shredding event.and yet when it blows the supercharger goes up and crooked along with splitting the body. So do they actually work ??
Correct, I'm going to do another one looking at the manifolds air distribution capabilities, and it shows it much more vividly. Tim gave me a brand new manifold for thatAlan, I notice there are dovetail o-ring grooves in the base of the manifold. Since the grooves are not for a continuous ring I presume they are using o-ring cord stock to make the seal between the manifold halves?
Hey Cliff... thank you! I am still very involved in the HSMS Top Fuel car. I actually leave tomorrow for Bowling Green. I still throw clutch discs in and out of that thing. Tom has it running really well. As for 5.30s... that's tough in the summer months but hopefully we'll see some conditions again this year like the ones in Gainesville. My dad is my hero... he taught me 90% of what I know in drag racing. We still race his funny car and are in the process of working the bugs out of a nostalgia car... stay tuned.Sean, you have been kicking butt in TA/FC. I wanna see you guys run in the .30's. Do you still keep in touch with High Speed AA/FD? Mendy Fry ran 5.40's at Bakersfield this year. Do they still run your products? BTW, I used to watch your dad race, Easy Rider altered. Always thought he was a great racer.