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Can You Name That Part?

Test your knowledge about the different parts found on a Top Fuel dragster and nitro Funny Car!

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  1. What is this part called?

    Head Stud
    Flywheel Bolt
    Main Stud
    Valve Stud
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Head Stud

    The head stud holds the cylinder head and rocker assembly in place.

  2. What is this?

    Rocker Stand
    Cam Follower
    Rocker Arm
    Oil Pump Bracket
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Rocker Stand

    The rocker stand holds the rocker shafts in place and attaches the rocker assembly to the cylinder head.

  3. What's the name of this part?

    Pressure Sensor
    EGT Probe
    Oxygen Sensor
    Glow Plug
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    EGT Probe

    The EGT probe tells how hot the exhaust gases coming out of each cylinder are. There are 8 of these on the car in the headers, one for each cylinder.

  4. What is this called?

    Fuel Filter
    Boost Controller
    Nitro Checker
    Flow Meter
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Flow Meter

    The flow meter tells how many gallons per minute (GPM) are going through the fuel line, going to the engine, or returning. There are two flow meters for fuel and one for the clutch for the cannon return.

  5. What is this called?

    Oil Squirter
    Bearing Spacer
    Rod Cap Bearing Pin
    All of the Above
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Rod Cap Bearing Pin

    The rod cap bearing pin holds the bearing in place on the cap side of the rod.

  6. What is this part's name?

    Oil Pan
    Supercharger Endframe
    Front Cover
    Motor Plate
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Front Cover

    The front cover covers the front of the engine, prevents oil from coming out of the front, and retains the cam gear assembly.

  7. What is this?

    Clutch Disc
    Floater
    Flywheel
    Rotor
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Floater

    The floater shears the friction material (known as clutch dust) and provides a flat friction surface for the clutch disc. The floater turns at engine speed and can have anywhere from 1-8 grooves on it that the friction material travels through to be expelled.

  8. What is this part?

    Motor Plate
    Spacer for Bellhousing
    Both of the Above
    None of the above
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Motor Plate and Spacer for Bellhousing

    The motor plate is between the engine and bellhousing and attaches both the engine and bellhousing to the chassis. The spacer goes between the bellhousing and the motor plate to provide enough room for the clutch assembly.

  9. What's this called?

    Bolt Gasket
    Counterweight
    Adapter
    Rod Bolt Washer
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Rod Bolt Washer

    The rod bolt washer keeps the bolt head from grinding on the rod cap during torquing procedure and allows for more accurate torque specs.

  10. What is this?

    Intake Valve
    Pushrod
    Exhaust Valve
    None of the Above
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Exhaust Valve

    The exhaust valve opens to let the exhaust gases out of the combustion chamber.

  11. What is the name of this part?

    Caliper
    Fire Bottle Switch
    Master Cylinder for Brakes
    Clutch Control Valve
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Master Cylinder for Brakes

    The master cylinder for the brakes creates brake pressure when the brake handle is pulled. The first picture shows the master cylinder in a Funny Car, the second picture shows one in a Top Fuel car.

    Master Cylinder for Brakes

Can You Name That Part?

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With so many parts on these cars, it takes a while to learn what they all are! Come out to an NHRA event and ask the crewmembers questions to expand your knowledge about these nitro-powered cars!

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