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Pegasus-Norton Top Fuel Drag Machine


Pegasus-Norton Top Fuel Drag Machine

Powered by two Norton 828cc engines with two Shorrock superchargers, Pegasus was designed and built in 1973 bu owner-riderIan Messenger and mechanic Derek Chinn.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pegasus-Norton Top Fuel Drag Machine Front View

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The machine competed widely capturing many victories and awards at international meetings before making its final face appearance in August 1979.

Pegasus-Norton Top Fuel Drag Machine Engine

With its two-speed transmission and a power output of some 350 hp, Pegasus ran on a heady mixture of 75% Niteo-Methane and 25% Methanol, burning 1.5 gallons on a 1/8 mile run.

During its race career, Pegasus achieved a fastest standing start 1/4 mile time of 8.4 seconds and a best terminal speed of 170 mph over the same distance.

Specifications

  • Engines - 2 x 828cc Norton - 1656cc
  • Superchargers - 2 x 75B Lenco
  • Transmission - 2 speed Lenco
  • Clutch - Miller centrifugal slider
  • Ignition - Modified BTH racing magnetos
  • Con rods - Carrillo (steel)
  • Flywheels - Chinn (steel) special
  • Pistons - Eenolia 7:1 forged
  • Camshafts - Crane F258 fuel cam
  • Rings - Total Seal gapless and Childs & Albert stainless/chrome
  • Valves - Manley stainless one piece
  • Valve springs - S&W 'A' type
  • Pushrods & retainers - Crane titanium
  • Fuel injection/carburretion - Hilborn/SU carbs
  • Frame - T45 - designed and built by I Messenger and D Chinn
  • Wheelbase - 66"
  • Forks - Metal profile
  • Front wheel - Offenstant - W.M2x17
  • Read wheel - Cragar spun aluminium 5Vi" x 15.00"
  • Brakes - Hurst Alrheat discs, front and rear
  • Weight - 580 lbs
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