Army Top Fuel Dragster Teardown

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Watch as the Don Schumacher Racing U.S. Army Top Fuel team disassembles an 8,000 horsepower engine in less than four minutes.

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  1. DaleU
    DaleU Feb 04, 2014

    They need to be fast -- it has to be done after EVERY run (even practice)! New plugs, bearings, valves & springs, sometimes pistons & rings, the multiple clutch plates. As of 2005 they estimated it cost about $1,000 _PER SECOND_ to run a top fueler. And only about $50 of that was fuel! (abt $400 per run) Popular Science had a breakdown of everything 8-10 years back.

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