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    1. Kit: , by (VIP/Sponsor) Old Busted Hotness is offline
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      Started: 02-11-12 Build Revisions: Never  
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      Blame it on the fumes from the T-Bucket, I guess.



      Once I realized I had some choice leftovers, I had to think of something to do with them. So let's toss the Lindberg's front axle under the broken Jag, and throw in the supercharger while we're at it. And hog out the wheelwells.



      I was going to use another name, but decided (for once) to pass on the clever double entendre.



      That poor Jag never knew what hit it. But don't feel bad, it's an old glue bomb Bad Kitty: The Drag Jag .



      Supercharger through the hood. If I stay with the early-60's thing I got going, this could be a Gas Coupe (have to check an old NHRA rulebook to see where it would fall, probably C or D G/S)

      The hardest part of the build so far is getting the halves of the body to stick together.

      I may paint it, or leave it as is. The goal is to have some fun without buying anything. Won't win any craftsmanship awards, but that's not why I'm doing it.
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  1. Don Garrett's Avatar Asst. Administrator
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    Havin' some fun now huh?
    Yeah buddy, (run wotcha brung) backyard engineering at it's best.
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    Oh yeah, I love this Bad Kitty thing you got going. It doesn't get more unique than that. Many kudos for creativity.
    Sometimes a handful of patience is worth more than a truck load of brains. Have the courage to trust your own beliefs. Don't be swayed by those with louder voices. W.S. Maugham :)
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    As usual, I'm putting way too much thought and effort into this thing:



    Start of the two-pot Hilborn setup. First, styrene Bad Kitty: The Drag Jag tube is heated. As it heats up it naturally forms a flare. Then the tubes are cut off, glued to the base, and a smaller tube for the throttle shafts is inserted.



    Throttle shaft and plates installed



    Velocity stacks, linkage and plumbing Bad Kitty: The Drag Jag installed



    The view down the throats



    Took a break for some 6-into-3-into-1 headers



    Injection setup poking thru the bonnet. There's a pump on the driver's side camshaft, but I forgot to take a pic. Next time.



    The slicks were tricky. I'm using the larger 2-piece Silvertown tires from the T, but they're too skinny to be slicks. And they're made of polyethylene, so making them wider is a challenge, as no known glue will stick to them. So I used tape. It's pretty hack, but at least it was free. Wheels are recycled HPI Vintage mags.


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    Wow!!! That's out of this world. I really like it
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    wow love your jag i have 2 of em down the basement 1 is for my girlfriend she loves xke's its close to mint so it will get built "stock" the other is a messed up glue bomb Bad Kitty: The Drag Jag which is for me and me being a drag nut ,...hmmm lets just say im getting some ideas lookin at yours
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    Looking good! The original super charger setup in the '60's was a Paxton unit that bolted right up in place on the right side of the engine and still allowed the bonnet to close.

    Good use of this kit.

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    Just curious, you going to flare the wheelwells or leave 'em as is? Either way it's a way cool build.
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    I really love what you did on the slicks with the tape. That gives a lot of leeway in tire size.
    Sometimes a handful of patience is worth more than a truck load of brains. Have the courage to trust your own beliefs. Don't be swayed by those with louder voices. W.S. Maugham :)
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    The original super charger setup in the '60's was a Paxton unit that bolted right up in place on the right side of the engine and still allowed the bonnet to close.
    But that's no fun! It's not a race car unless the engine is taller than the roof. A proper English solution with a Roots blower would be an inline drive from the front of the crank, and long pipes. If this were a road-racing Bad kitty, I'd have done that. Maybe with a hole in the radiator for the blower drive

    Just curious, you going to flare the wheelwells or leave 'em as is?
    Leave 'em as is. Apparently flares hadn't been invented in the early 60's, or hadn't made their way to the drag strip yet. Half the tire sticking out of the fenders was the norm.


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    BLASPHEMY!!!

    AN OUTRAGE!!!

    Wot'll the queen say?

    I owned two 1968 4.2 litre E-Types and they were pretty fast out of the box, really just an engine two seats and a tight body. Everyone says how plush and luxurious they were, but that's BULL! They were naked, raw road runners. Now, then, about this drag Jag... Keep up the good work! - Terry
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    Ha, I've offended the purists! I must be doing something right


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    This don't look like no expressway to me! - Jake Blues
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    No tea and crumpets for you buddy.
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    Tea and crumpets, eh? I used to play the crumpet but it hurt my lip. No that's wrong, that's trumpet. Oh yeah, If you fool around with crumpets, you can get sick. No, that's strumpets. Ah forget about it.
    Sometimes a handful of patience is worth more than a truck load of brains. Have the courage to trust your own beliefs. Don't be swayed by those with louder voices. W.S. Maugham :)
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    Not much building going on with this lately, but here's the progress I got:



    Moon tank, plug wires, etc...



    Hilborn stack looks a lot better in color.


    Bad Kitty: The Drag Jag
    This don't look like no expressway to me! - Jake Blues
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