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DRAG Racer Frame by Michael Seager with the LONGEVITY WeldAll 160pi



LONGEVITY
08-17-2010, 03:06 PM
Check out what Michael Seager of Dixie Twister Racing is doing with his custom build drag race car exclusive using LONGEVITY Welding and Cutting equipment. Michael is a fab nut. He can build the best of the best and although he is not too computer savy, he was able to share some of his work with us.

Michael uses a LONGEVITY WeldAll 160pi for his Drag Racer build and he was so impressed with the machine, he decided to join LONGEVITY Racing at www.longevity-racing.com (http://www.longevity-racing.com/)

Michael plans on placing a big block Chevy that is 511 cubic inches which will output somewhere around 1300hp, hilborn fuel injection on methanol alcohol. The transmission will be a 2-speed powerglide. The dragster will feature a 9 inch ford rear end in a 200 inch wheel base nostalgia front engine rail. The car is certified up to 7 seconds flat in a 1/4 mile as expected by Michael, which will be in the neighborhood of near 180mph.

We have sponsored Michael to showcase piece by piece builds of his custom drag racer. I will be updating you guys as Michael completes his project and breaks all sorts of speeds.

Check out www.longevity-racing.com (http://www.longevity-racing.com/) and check out www.longevity-inc.com (http://www.longevity-inc.com/) - where you can get the best welding deals!

gilly
08-17-2010, 04:14 PM
The boy has got some skills.Very nice work.Thanks for showing all the progress as it goes along.

whitescout
08-17-2010, 04:38 PM
That looks awesome!!!!!

Gadget
08-17-2010, 08:45 PM
Great looking machine, it should be a real scorcher.

KHK
08-17-2010, 09:06 PM
Really looks GREAT!!! If I thought I would survive, I would love to drive a machine like this one.

weldingtwopotatoes
08-18-2010, 02:58 AM
Wow, what a great looking project. Longevity's gaining more and more skilled welders.

wellis77
08-18-2010, 05:06 AM
That is sweet!!!

Icutone2
08-18-2010, 09:19 AM
Very Cool! Nice long shop also.
Lee

gilly
08-18-2010, 10:19 AM
That's a lot of work on the pipe notcher.Fish mouth city.

Bdub
08-21-2010, 07:44 AM
Wow, very nice.

matteh99
08-22-2010, 05:03 PM
Looks good! We all look forward to more updates.

It is a bit fancier than my gravity race donkey cart thingy :)

I wonder if I can get sponsored by longevity. I did weld most of it together with my LC-520..

tjjolle
08-29-2010, 09:01 PM
Now that is cool! I wouldnt mind a project like that on a smaller scale, something like a desert racer or UTV. VERY NICE!

LONGEVITY
10-26-2010, 05:21 PM
Pictures from Michael Seager's welding of the frame for his drag build. For news, go to www.longevity-racing.com

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Gadget
10-26-2010, 05:37 PM
Nice looking welds, the dragster looks good too.

ISKI
11-17-2010, 06:08 PM
Nice work, seven second 1/4 mile is scary fast.

KHK
11-17-2010, 07:11 PM
Looks GREAT!! Thanks for sharing.

UnfinishedProjects
12-08-2010, 05:35 AM
Those welds look good. Wonder what the wall thickness is, .120 wall? Seems like the 160PI is doing fine.

I don't want to high-jack the thread but I have a question on chassis fab and choosing the right TIG. I am not sure which is best suited for me. Chopper stuff is usually always .120 wall, same with most cars. But I may build a chassis for my K5 Blazer off-road project as well that might have thicker wall tubing and some 3/8" - 1/2" brackets on the frame.

Any recommendations between the 160, 200 and 250? Right now only $400 separate all 3 welders.

Thanks for the input and

mdkrusemark
01-14-2011, 12:23 PM
Those welds look good. Wonder what the wall thickness is, .120 wall? Seems like the 160PI is doing fine.

I don't want to high-jack the thread but I have a question on chassis fab and choosing the right TIG. I am not sure which is best suited for me. Chopper stuff is usually always .120 wall, same with most cars. But I may build a chassis for my K5 Blazer off-road project as well that might have thicker wall tubing and some 3/8" - 1/2" brackets on the frame.

Any recommendations between the 160, 200 and 250? Right now only $400 separate all 3 welders.

Thanks for the input and

Get the 250 better to have the power than not.

ISKI
01-17-2011, 12:29 PM
Get the 250, I have a Lincoln 185, and wish I had a 250. I will typically use my Ideal Arc 250 to hit the really big stuff. With this said, I have welded 1/4 with the 185. Sometimes you need to make multiple passes, but I'm sort of impatient;)

KHK
01-17-2011, 01:40 PM
Those welds look good. Wonder what the wall thickness is, .120 wall? Seems like the 160PI is doing fine.

I don't want to high-jack the thread but I have a question on chassis fab and choosing the right TIG. I am not sure which is best suited for me. Chopper stuff is usually always .120 wall, same with most cars. But I may build a chassis for my K5 Blazer off-road project as well that might have thicker wall tubing and some 3/8" - 1/2" brackets on the frame.

Any recommendations between the 160, 200 and 250? Right now only $400 separate all 3 welders.

Thanks for the input and

I would go with the 250, you can always turn the dial down!!

Nick
04-24-2011, 03:20 AM
Updates! :D

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If I have to dodge the speed police daily, I demand updates. :D Sweep the shop, take a photo of the neighbor's birdhouse...... :D

Besides, no revenge is sweeter than the tears of one's enemies... Just saying. :twisted:

Nick
07-02-2011, 03:07 AM
Bueller? o_O

Nick
02-04-2012, 01:02 AM
Year and a half later... I believe there was mention of certification elsewhere.