New domain: www.Speed-Talk.com

The forum is currently running on the new domain and server. The old domain will remain active for a short while to forward any (less frequent) visitors.
IMPORTANT: Update your bookmarks to https://www.speed-talk.com/forum/

SFI 2.7C

Shocks, Springs, Brakes, Frame, Body Work, etc

Moderator: Team

Post Reply
cgarb
Guru
Guru
Posts: 1737
Joined: Wed Jul 09, 2014 11:50 am

SFI 2.7C

Post by cgarb » Tue Jun 06, 2017 7:02 pm

My stepbrother is looking to buy a dragster. He found an older chassis that was cert in 1998. What updates would a car that old need to have to be able to cert today? I know nothing about dragsters myself I've always raced a door car. I told him to do some homework before he bought it because it could turn into a money pit.

User avatar
John Wallace
HotPass
HotPass
Posts: 1448
Joined: Tue Jan 04, 2005 10:20 am

Re: SFI 2.7C

Post by John Wallace » Wed Jun 07, 2017 7:08 am

Chrome-moly or mild steel?

One thing I know is the cage area around the head might need extra bars or different setup.
(not sure when that changed, might be before 98)

If the thickness of the metal is good, probably not much needed?

But best to have an inspector look at it.
Is there a chassis builder close to him?
John Wallace
Pontiac Power RULES !
www.wallaceracing.com

User avatar
John Wallace
HotPass
HotPass
Posts: 1448
Joined: Tue Jan 04, 2005 10:20 am

Re: SFI 2.7C

Post by John Wallace » Wed Jun 07, 2017 7:25 am

If he has a rulebook look in the chassis area.

In this pic, the bars labeled 'H' changed possibly from when it was last cert.
cage-nhra.JPG
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
John Wallace
Pontiac Power RULES !
www.wallaceracing.com

cgarb
Guru
Guru
Posts: 1737
Joined: Wed Jul 09, 2014 11:50 am

Re: SFI 2.7C

Post by cgarb » Thu Jun 08, 2017 4:08 pm

From the pictures he showed me I can see the helmet bars. He may not even end up with the car, he made an offer lower than the asking price, someone was in front of him to look at it. If its meant to be I guess then he will find out. Thanks guys.

Post Reply