Heres another thought...... a different driver in the Warbird. ;DBadDogRacing said:Here's a thought.....that motor in the Warbird.
Yup. A matter of $$$. But where you going to race it. That's a lot of bucks for an exibition car.Tom Simon said:That dragster is modern enough to where you could build another chassis to fit the parts, but then you'd still be into it for $15k minimum, that's if you did most of the work yourself.
Cool info... I remember attempting to be friendly with Dave "*******" Pickering at the spring '99 Sacto Bug o Rama and the guy wouldn't even acknowledge me with a hello. There's a handful of racers in the Northwest that fit this socially inept category. Fortunately, the list is pretty small.FTG Racing said:If it is the "Pressure Sensitive" dragster then its original owner was Steve Foster from Texas. He was the owner of Bug-E-Wherehouse. We bought the dragster from him in '92 with no engine. We campaigned the dragster with a Pauter block, Auto-craft headed, Hilborn injected 2854cc. The dragster originally had Jerico 4 speed air shift tranny. After continuous problems with tranny failures we installed a powerglide. The best time ever posted were low 7.40's at high 170's. The chassis was only certified to go 7.50. For the work needed to update the chassis we opted to build a new Bob Meyer T/A chassis with a Lenco 3 speed. We sold the car rolling (less engine & fuel system) to Todd Gosney who lived in Washington. Then Todd sold the dragster to Dan/Dave ? Pickering? from the Oregon/Washington area. A Pauter big block engine was installed with Hilborn injection. Pickering? ran in the high 7.30's to low 7.40's with tech all over his a$$ about the chassis cert.
If would be cool to see it out again.
Call the dudes at carcraft -- they are always coming across themDean N said:i would be interested if there is a SMOKIN deal on a aftermarket case like the scat, bp, ac, pauter, etc.
i heard the dragster was up for sale the other day too but didnt know why.
This is the person in charge of selling parts and vehicles from Vans VW buisness. Send an email and see what they are asking for the dragster.vwdragon said::read: All, word is that Van Day has sadly passed away and that the family is considering selling the Pressure Sensitive dragster. I agree with all that it would be great to see it do its thing again!