Entering Season Seven and
Still a Strong Performer
The dragster we assembled in the spring of 2001 is still alive and well, and it continues to be the most read-about project car ever. We started out with a pile of pipe and readers could see the transformation. “Project 4-Link” was built to be a test bed for products and to show readers what products work and some that didn’t. We started out focusing on S/Comp and local brackets and over the years we have rebuilt engines, transmissions, and brakes, and installed fuel injection. We have run the car in the Jegs Super Quick Series, the Million Dollar Race, and the Moroso 5-Day. We won divisional points events and a national event. Are we done with the “Project 4-Link”? No way, not by a long shot.
For the 2007 season we decided to freshen the 572” Indy Headed Mopar with a fresh set of rings and bearings. While it was apart we decided to take it to Chenoweth Speed and Machine, Morton, IL, and have it looked over and install lifter bushings and have it honed. I am glad I took it to them as they noticed a “strange spot” on the cylinder wall on #1. It ended up being a crack below the rings and could have caused major problems. They installed a sleeve, honed it to size and installed the bronze lifter bushings.