A/Fuel build general questions

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  1. Paul Vinyard

    Paul Vinyard New Member

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    I have been kicking around the idea of building up an A/Fuel TAD over the next few years. I was just hoping to put something together that can run 5.5-5.4's without tearing up too many parts. My plan would be to slowly piece something together as I can afford the parts.

    Does anyone have any rough estimates/experience on what it would cost to do that with used parts? I.e. how much would I be looking at for a motor, how much for a clutch set up, the necessary electronics etc?

    Any guidance is much appreciated,
    Paul
     
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  2. tad1011

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    When I priced up doing an a fuel car it was around 75K. That was about 2 years ago and that was a rough estimate.
     
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    Somebody told me about 4 years ago you could run one on a shoestring for 60k per year once it was built.
     
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    Will Hanna We put the 'inside' in Top Alcohol
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    That shoestring $1900 42 gallon drum of nitro tho...
     
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    No matter how you slice it up, it is still big $$$$$
     
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