Another safety requirement is a driveshaft loop located within 6 inches of the front U-joint. All cars using slicks require one, but we prefer to run a loop on any car that we run on the dragstrip. It's cheap insurance. Eddie Kartek in Los Angeles moved the exhaust and added the crossover tube.Another safety requirement is a driveshaft loop located within 6 inches of the front U-joi Besides having too many holes in our firewall, we've been turned away at tracks for not having all five lug nuts. Instead of cobbling together a bunch of used stuff, we used a set of shank-style lugs from McGard on the 15x4-inch Wheel Vintiques 02 Gasser Alloys.Besides having too many holes in our firewall, we've been turned away at tracks for not ha We tossed the stock six-cylinder fuel tank years ago because it leaked and hit the V-8 differential. Diagne welded this cool brace on the bottom side of the Rambler to keep the cell from bending the flimsy trunk floor.We tossed the stock six-cylinder fuel tank years ago because it leaked and hit the V-8 dif Diagne also welded us a new crossmember for the Richmond five-speed. Originally we'd used a modified version from a Matador that was functional and ugly.Diagne also welded us a new crossmember for the Richmond five-speed. Originally we'd used If you are running a fuel cell like this one from Summit Racing, you'll need a firewall between the trunk and the passenger compartment. To save weight, we've seen them made from aluminum and the rules allow it. The fuel lines must be metallic, steel braided, or NHRA-approved woven to get through inspection. And a maximum of 12 inches of rubber are allowed for connection anywhere in the system.If you are running a fuel cell like this one from Summit Racing, you'll need a firewall be If you leave the battery in the stock location using stock hold-downs, you're good. If you move it to the trunk like we did, it needs to either be in an NHRA-approved sealed box (like this one from Moroso) or the firewall between the trunk and the interior must be made of 0.24-inch steel or 0.32-inch aluminum and include a piece sealing the package tray. You'll also need a master electrical cutoff (or kill switch) that can be reached from outside the car.If you leave the battery in the stock location using stock hold-downs, you're good. If you For days when we are serious, we use a Simpson Bandit. It is Snell SA 2005 approved, so it is good until the year 2017. We prefer these helmets because they are lighter and cooler than standard motorcycle helmets.For days when we are serious, we use a Simpson Bandit. It is Snell SA 2005 approved, so it The final piece to passing the safety inspection is clothing. You'll need a helmet for any car faster than 13.99, and if you are running nitrous, the tech inspector may ask to see a flame retardant jacket and gloves. We just like the boots, so we wear them too.The final piece to passing the safety inspection is clothing. You'll need a helmet for any Parts Description PN Source Price* Swing-out door bar kit 018900 Applied Racing Technologies $65.95*** Safety harness 11094A Crow Safety Gear $82.95** Boots 22100BK Crow Safety Gear $66.98** Standard gloves 11724 Crow Safety Gear $42.95** Battery-disconnect switch 74102 Moroso $61.88 Battery cable kit 74055 Moroso $104.25 Battery box 74050 Moroso $96.25 Driveshaft safety loop SUM-G7900 Summit Racing $23.95 Bandit helmet SIM-1200032 Summit Racing $424.95 16-gallon fuel cell RCI-1162C Summit Racing $195.95 02 Gasser alloy wheels 02-54212218 Wheel Vintiques $365.95 each *All prices quoted from Summit Racing unless otherwise noted **Price quoted from Crow Enterprizes ***Price quoted from Applied Racing Technologies SOURCES Summit Racing Equipment PO Box 909 Akron OH 44398 800-230-3030 330-630-0240 www.summitracing.com NHRA Glendora CA 626-914-4761 www.nhra.com Crow Enterprizes Anaheim CA 888-869-2769 www.crowenterprizes.com JMS Racing Engines El Monte CA 626-579-4567 www.jmsracing.com Westside Performance Los Angeles CA 310-820-4718 www.westsideperformance.org XRP 5630 Imperial Hwy South Gate CA 90280 562-861-4765 www.xrp.com Kartek Off-Road 2871 Ragle Way Corona CA 92879 951-737-9682 http://www.kartek.com/ « | 1 | 2 | 3 | View Full Article By Douglas R. Glad Enjoyed this Post? Subscribe to our RSS Feed, or use your favorite social media to recommend us to friends and colleagues!