John Spradlin's 1967 SPE Dragster





This is my 173 inch 1967 S.P.E. (Speed Products Engineering) dragster.

It was built by Roy Fjastad, and the seat was made by Tony Nancy. It still has the original 3 point roll bar.
It has an 8 3/4" Mopar rear end, 4.10 Mark Williams spool and axles, Wilwood 4 piston calipers,
a shorty Powerglide built by "Clean" transmissions in Long Beach, a 5500 stall converter, and a
Hughes flex plate. The rear tires are 10.5" x 30" Goodyears.

The engine is a "belly button" 355 inch small block Chevy with a Reed solid cam, Brodix heads,
Holley 850, Team "G" manifold, and a Mallory fuel pump.

The dragster weighs 1150 pounds without driver.

I am currently preparing a new engine with 8:1 pistons, a Littlefield 6:71 blower, Hillborn
fuel injection, Bill Miller aluminum rods, Engle roller cam, and other goodies.

So far the dragster has run a best of 8.87 at 153.25 mph in the quarter mile,
and 5.60 at 124 mph in the eigth mile.



Click here to read about John's homemade cooling tower system!

Click here to see photos from the 2003 HAMBdrags at Mo-Kan dragway.