Funny Car is a category of drag racing car and a particular racing category in organized sports drag racing. Funny cars are typically characterized by being either tilt-down fiberglass automotive bodies with a custom-made chassis, giving them a more “street” appearance vaguely resembling factory-produced showroom models. In the hands of the right driver, a Funny Car can be very fast and has some of the most wild and outrageous sound of any street racing car.
Drag racing is the most popular form of Funny Car racing and usually happens at national level events. Most Funny Cars are built on the basis of a manufacturer's “stock” car, or the most basic version of the car produced by the manufacturer. In some cases, a person builds his own Funny Car.
Funny Car racing is an extreme sport and it usually involves a large amount of speed and maneuverability. For the novice Funny Car racer, this is usually not easy. In fact, the only way to go is to acquire professional help. A skilled mechanic would be able to build a car for you. If not, there are many specialty stores that specialize in these vehicles.
Building your own car is probably the safest way to learn how to race one. This type of racing car is often driven on roads as much as possible, and is designed to be as safe as possible for the driver. It is also more difficult to make mistakes on than one that is not driven on a road.
A typical Funny Car weighs in at a little under one ton. However, a lot depends on the type of car you plan to build.
Some folks have gone so far as to build their own engine for their car. To do this, one must locate a reputable and experienced builder and purchase an engine and chassis from him. If you are planning to use an engine, you should know that it must be a fuel-efficient one.
Most people use carburetors to operate their Funny Cars. These are used to burn up fuel so the car runs more smoothly and safely. However, some like to use nitrous oxide instead. Others like to use turbochargers. Turbochargers, in their natural state, run at a higher pressure than carburetors to increase horsepower and torque.
The next step after building your engine is to install the fuel. The fuel has to be a good match for your engine in order for it to burn efficiently. Most Funny Car fuels are available from most local stores or even online, but some may be harder to find than the other.
As for the coolant, it should be as clean as possible. The reason is that if the coolant is dirty, it will cause the engine to overheat and potentially burn up. This can easily happen if the car is being driven on a wet road. To solve this problem, you should always store your coolant in a cool location, such as behind the car or inside a tank that is not visible to passersby.
Once you have made sure your vehicle is ready to go, you will need to purchase all the necessary accessories and parts for it. When you go to a mechanic, he will be able to tell you what you need. You will also be able to determine which parts will work best for your engine. and car and which ones will cost more.
To drive your first Funny Car, you need to purchase a set of wheels. However, before you drive it, you should test it out to make sure the wheels are functioning correctly. They should be able to grip the road and give you enough traction.
To race your first race, you should practice on a very smooth street so you can get the hang of it before you try it on a racetrack. A good way to get the hang of it is to buy a few cheap pieces of cardboard so you can practice on them. To help you practice, you can borrow an existing car and drive it, as well as practice your technique before racing it.