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02-02-2009 9:55:50 PM CST
come on weather! ready to get the CHECK serviced for the summer, get ready steve!!!
02-02-2009 1:41:23 PM CST
Helly Jay, thanks for your business. Come visit more often.
02-01-2009 6:53:32 PM CST
Hey guys, good job on my boat, Thanks for the help. Enjoyed visitin the other night, Call if yall needd anything.
02-01-2009 5:57:13 PM CST
Cat, Had a good time saturday, As usuall it wasnt long enough. That 502 would be nice in the boat..LOL But, one of these days I am Going to have to upgrade that little motor thats in it.
01-29-2009 4:27:46 PM CST
LOL, Yea. Really, I have 350 for yours if you want. Now is good time.
01-29-2009 12:39:28 PM CST
Is that for my Boat....LMAO
01-28-2009 10:13:51 PM CST
Hey McKay, I'll be here. Building HP500 Saturday. Come on by. Also, there is new pic page up. I'll keep working.
01-28-2009 9:41:22 PM CST
Steve, are you going to be around Saturday?
I am going to be in the area, Thought I would stop by if you are going to be there.
01-26-2009 9:40:30 PM CST
Hey buddy. Yea, we'll be here. Good day for Party. Site will be on/off line for reconstruction. Not sure how long it will take, but I'll do best I can.
01-26-2009 9:23:37 PM CST
Dang thought being off line for the weekend might bring some new changes....guess not.....Steve you doing anything for the Super Bowl?????????????
01-20-2009 9:56:07 PM CST
Sorry, I have not had much time to update the site. I have a few ideas I would like to do, but simply have not had the time. I'll try to catch up soon.
01-20-2009 5:00:32 PM CST
My name is Tony, and I do not approve of this message! lol
01-20-2009 7:39:26 AM CST
Does this Web-Site ever get updated? Pictures are 2007 hell this is 2009. WTF??????
Cody Jenn & Caylee
01-11-2009 11:44:15 PM CST
Hope everybody is doing good!!! Hope to see yall soon!!!
01-05-2009 9:50:02 PM CST
01-05-2009 9:06:47 PM CST
01-05-2009 8:55:03 PM CST
Looks more like the tide was out. LSU!!!!
01-04-2009 5:11:23 PM CST
hey Steve...make sure Dee got the note i left her on your desk the other day!
01-03-2009 3:23:17 PM CST
Guess it was a Low Tide last night
01-01-2009 9:21:13 PM CST
Happy new years to everyone
12-31-2008 12:21:32 PM CST
I think that Steve has been smoking fiberglass!
12-30-2008 11:42:13 PM CST
Last minute plans. We are cleaning up the bar, closing Cathouse today, Wednesday and having Party for New Years Eve. All are invited. Thinkin' I might cook some Gator! All are welcome. Little crowd, big crowd. Yall come to cathouse. 334.358.2838.
12-30-2008 9:02:25 AM CST
my head hurts after reading all that, great info and I will stay in the stands with the crowd and sip on a cold one and watch, it's CHEAPER!..lol
oh! almost forgot! ROLL TIDE!!!!!
12-30-2008 12:34:26 AM CST
i can tell you aren't drinking...damm!
12-29-2008 9:42:10 PM CST
One top fuel dragster 500 cubic inch Hemi engine makes more horsepower than the first 4 rows of stock cars at the Daytona 500.
Under full throttle, a dragster engine consumes 1-1/2 gallons of nitro methane per second; a fully loaded 747 consumes jet fuel at the same rate with 25% less energy being produced.
A stock Dodge Hemi V8 engine cannot produce enough power to drive the dragster's supercharger.
With 3,000 CFM of air being rammed in by the supercharger on overdrive, the fuel mixture is compressed into a near-solid form before ignition.
Cylinders run on the verge of hydraulic lock at full throttle.
At the stoichiometric (stoichiometry: methodology and technology by which quantities of reactants and products in chemical reactions are
determined) 1.7:1 air/fuel mixture of nitro methane, the flame front temperature measures 7,050 deg F.
Nitro methane burns yellow. The spectacular white flame seen above the stacks at night is raw burning hydrogen, dissociated from atmospheric water vapor by the searing exhaust gases.
Dual magnetos supply 44 amps to each spark plug. This is the output of an arc welder in each cylinder.
Spark plug electrodes are totally consumed during a pass. After halfway, the engine is dieseling from compression, plus the glow of exhaust valves at 1,400 deg F. The engine can only be shut down by cutting the fuel flow.
If spark momentarily fails early in the run, unburned nitro builds up in the affected cylinders and then explodes with sufficient force to blow cylinder heads off the block in pieces or split the block in half.
In order to exceed 300 mph in 4.5 seconds, dragsters must accelerate an average of over 4G's. In order to reach 200 mph (well before half-track), the launch acceleration approaches 8G's.
Dragsters reach over 300 miles per hour before you have completed reading this sentence.
Top fuel engines turn approximately 540 revolutions from light to light!
Including the burnout, the engine must only survive 900 revolutions under load.
The redline is actually quite high at 9,500 rpm.
Assuming all the equipment is paid off, the crew worked for free, and for once NOTHING BLOWS UP, each run costs an estimate $1,000.00 per second.
The current top fuel dragster elapsed time record is 4.441 seconds for the quarter mile (10/05/03, Tony Schumacher). The top speed record is 333.00 mph (533 km/h) as measured over the last 66' of the run
(09/28/03 Doug Kalitta).
Putting all of this into perspective:
You are driving the average $140,000 Lingenfelter "twin-turbo" powered Corvette Z06. Over a mile up the road, a top fuel dragster is staged and ready to launch down a quarter mile strip as you pass. You have the advantage of a flying start. You run the 'Vette hard up through the gears and blast across the starting line and pass the dragster at an honest 200 mph. The "tree" goes green for both of you at that moment.
The dragster launches and starts after you. You keep your foot down hard, but you hear an incredibly brutal whine that sears your eardrums and within 3 seconds, the dragster catches and passes you. He beats you to the finish line, a quarter mile away from where you just passed him.
Think about it, from a standing start, the dragster had spotted you 200 mph and not only caught, but nearly blasted you off the road when he passed you within a mere 1,320 foot long race course.
... and that my friend, is ACCELERATION!