Add this to the list of things you don’t see very often: a screw-blown, Hemi-powered Top Alcohol Funny Car on a dynamometer.
This season, the crew at Frankenstein Engine Dynamics teamed up with Jeff Jones and his Jones Racing Enterprises NHRA Top Alcohol Funny Car team based in Weatherford, Texas for a sponsorship and research and development program. That partnership has already led to the development and testing of a trick new billet aluminum supercharger intake manifold that Jones has been running on the NHRA Division 4 and national event trail this season.
Frankenstein, once specialized largely to high performance and racing cylinder heads, has been transformed over the last several months, changing its name from Frankenstein Racing Heads to Frankenstein Engine Dynamics and shifting focus to the entirety of engine airflow development, including intake manifolds. To improve their level of service and technology, proprietor Chris Frank and his team purchased a new Spintron valve endurance testing machine, a new Superflow chassis dyno, and as seen here, a Mainline DynoLog hub dyno, which is capable of withstanding 5,000 horsepower.
The Frankenstein crew broke in the new dyno (well, it was actually the second car to be bolted up, but by far the most powerful) by hooking the rear axles of Jones’ alky-burning flopper and letting it rip. The goal of this pull, they shared with us, was to compare the resulting numbers to other measuring devices the team has used previously. That being said, they’re mum for the moment on the final horsepower and torque numbers, but such a combination is typically known to belt out around 3,500 to 3,700 horsepower.
Check out Jones Racing Enterprises Top Alcohol Funny Car breaking in our new Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers dyno! #ThrowdownThursdayPosted by Frankenstein Engine Dynamics LLC on Thursday, July 6, 2017