In general terms, drag racing is the fastest form of motor racing within drag racing, Top Fuel is the fastest of the classes Top Fuel has always been the leading class in terms of technology, cost, excitement, and speed Over the years, technology has changed greatly What started out as a flathead engine, four wheels, frame rails, and a steering wheel has morphed into technological wonders producing horsepower figures in the thousands and running supercharged nitromethane cars over the quarter mile in the 4 second range.Over the course of the evolution of these technological developments in the late 1960s and early 1970s, Top Fuelers were making enough horsepower so that sitting directly behind the engine, as the diggers did in the 1950s through the 1960s, was recognized as a fairly dangerous proposition for the driver Any blower explosion or clutch and bellhousing failure occured directly in the face of the pilot Teams and engineers developed the rear engine layout that is still in use today, where the engine sits behind the driver but in front of the rear wheels.Industry legend and veteran journalist Steve Reyes was there through all the technological changes he has the photos, anecdotes, quotes, and tales of the era He discusses it all, including the experimentation that led to incredibly exciting racing and wild mishaps Join him in the pages of this book where he shares all the stories of this incredible racing era....
|Title||:||Top Fuel Dragsters: Drag Racing's Rear-Engine Revolution|
|Publisher||:||CarTech February 11, 2016|
|Number of Pages||:||176 pages|
|File Size||:||793 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
|Last checked||:||21 Minutes ago!|
Top Fuel Dragsters: Drag Racing's Rear-Engine Revolution Reviews
I enjoyed this book very much.
The item arrived in a timely manner and as advertised.
Very good book. Good photos, good history, good perspectives. And not a lot of crap. I like books like this that aren't all about the author and his personal life. I want to know about dragsters, and that's what I got!
While I usually prefer the front engine dragsters, given my age, this book hit the mark. Very well done
Great book,but when he was talking about Top Fuel blowovers he missed the only one that has happened in Indy.Chris Vandergriff.Great book though! I hope he makes many more!
Great buy, really interesting - or so says my hubby!
Its Steve Reyes... Enough said...