Want To Go Fast Cheap? Start With This Dragster Chassis The Seller Is Basically Giving Away


Want To Go Fast Cheap? Start With This Dragster Chassis The Seller Is Basically Giving Away

(By Greg Rourke) – Want to go fast for cheap? It’s hard to beat a dragster.

My only attempt at serious drag racing involved a front engine dragster. A mild 327 with a bunch of mismatched swap meet parts got a couple of low 10 second passes out of it. That is, until I decided to make it faster and ended up with a popping, farting 12 second embarrassment. But the point is a light car is very forgiving when horsepower is hard to come by. The project featured here could just be your jam.
What we have here is a roller, less engine and transmission. The seller claims it was certified for 7.50, although it needs a recert after being powder coated green. It looks to be properly constructed, not something cobbled together out of water pipe by some guy with a buzz box welder. It has a Mark Williams rear, gauges, an MSD box, and  a bare aluminum body that the seller admits is a little rough. It also comes with motor plates for a small block Ford, it appears the seller had a turbo SBF in it when he was racing it.
So…lets say you have this baby sitting in your garage. Now what? If it was me, a junkyard 5.3 LS with a pair of eBay turbos and a Powerglide. Assuming it needed new slicks, a few Krylon spray bombs and some incidentals and I feel one could reasonably expect low 10’s all day long for under 10K . Maybe a set of plugs and some oil and a filter once a year for a maintenance program, and you’re going fast for cheap.
  Your thoughts?

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5 thoughts on “Want To Go Fast Cheap? Start With This Dragster Chassis The Seller Is Basically Giving Away

  1. Wes Tarkington

    I’ve got three SBF mills collecting dust along with a couple of shorty Glides. Would be pretty easy to replicate the turbo set-up and not have to build new plates. And, since my dad and I build all kinds of dragster bodies we could have this thing looking brand new in a couple weeks.

  2. Brendan M

    Daddy like!!!
    No SBC though. I’d go completely out of the box and use a 2 stroke mercury outboard V8. Maybe do a methanol/nitrous combo?

  3. crazy

    2k paperweight..
    if it get a cert. it have it..
    It’ll get one after you rework it then re power-coat it..
    WHAT DOES THE NHRA charge to re-cert a chassis???
    and why isn’t he doing it..
    2k paper weight

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