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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-16-2005, 08:12 PM Thread Starter
 
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Snowmobile Dragster

900cc "stock" Artic Cat Thundercat snowmobile dragster
6.50's @ 105 in the 1/8th mile "660 feet"
Got pics of others please tell me! Snowmobile Dragster!
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I know of quite a few, can't say as I know exactly where they ALL are, but I do know there are lots. I know this because I used to fab them, everything from bare chasis to turn key. Little race car fab shop in N.D. We had cars we sent to all parts of the globe. If you do not know or are not aware, the clutches are a bomb waiting to go off everytime you run that thing. It is in my opinion that if you do not currently have a gaurd made of 1/4 steel plate or equivalant SURROUNDING the drive cluth, GET ONE OR MAKE ONE NOW. I have personaly witnessed to many of them things exploding on the starting line at launch and also know of a kid who was severely injured by one down there in Fl. so for everyone's sake cover that thing. And 6.50's in the eigth is ok, but I know they are capable of 8's in the qaurter mile, so keep tuning :-P I personaly liked our motorcycle powered versions much better. But thats just my opinion as a builder.

Oh and BTW, better drop the prototype name, yours isn't the prototype and you did not come up with the idea, they were being built in 95/96.

OMG, I just checked out the pics on that site, ARE U GUYS NUTS? It's bad enough that those clutches explode like bombs but you guys have yours set up so that when it explodes it will send shrapnel to the sides instead of in line with the race track! Your gonna get some one killed! Hope you have a VERY VERY good attorney.
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Well we do have a clutch cover and yes the motor is sideways. But this is the 1st I have ever heard of a "bomb" waiting to go off. I understand your point but don't see that happening.. Do you have any pics of the many you made?
We do also have a motorcycle powered dragsters and funny cars. Our motor used to be 9 inches lowered with a chain drive. But turned them gears into saw blades. Kicked a chain every 1-3 passes.
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Unfortunately for me, I wasn't "INTO" photography back then, I WAS "INTO" building them. BUT, I do have pics from the flyer we would send out to prospective customers.
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Hope your not on dial up
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and yet another
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And so you can plainly see, I am not a troll just looking to give you grief. I am THE REAL DEAL and do know of what I am talking about. Those clutches were never designed to take the amount of heat that they will build when doing a burnout on drag slicks in a chasis that weighs 800 plus pounds. I am not bull****ting you, I AM SERIOUS!
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Also in regards to your clutch cover, looks like 1/8 inch aluminum in the pics, ABSOLUTELY NOT ENOUGH!!!!
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Re: Snowmobile Dragster

I have one of your flyers!. Wow that was some time ago.. I remember your dragsters.
I still understand your meaning of the clutch but people are still sledding high HP sleds..
" I have personaly witnessed to many of them things exploding on the starting line at launch and also know of a kid who was severely injured by one down there in Fl."
My only q is was it the same type clutchs?
Not to piss you off.. But thinking also...
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