is where you will be able to find some of the most
frequently asked questions at Huddleston Performance. We
will constantly be updating this page to help answer any
questions you may have able your combination. We hope that
by adding this page we can save you time and effort in the
long run. Be sure to check for updates often, we may address
issues you could encounter at any point during your Jr.
The effects of not properly storing your Jr.
Dragster can be long lasting and expensive to fix. Many
racers cause themselves long term damage by not taking a few
minutes to do the necessary things to store their racecars.
We never want to see someone lose a round due to a lack of
maintenance, when storing a car is very simple.
To properly store your Jr. there are only a
few things which need attention. First, the fuel system is
the most important thing to look at when storing your car.
You want to drain the entire system completely: Fuel Tank,
Fuel Lines, and Carburetor Bowl. Next you want to spray
small amounts of WD-40 in the inlet of your Fuel Pump and
Carburetor to ensure they have a coat of lubrication on
them. Then reconnect your fuel lines and your fuel system is
set for storage. This will fight off the effects of methanol
oxidizing inside your Carburetor, causing what is known as
For your engine, it is best to do a complete
oil change when storing it. Then roll the motor back against
its compression stroke for safe storage. Every so often you
will want to rotate the motor to be sure the rings don't
take a set on your sleeve, causing some damage to the
surfaces. Following these guidelines will help to ensure
your engines stays healthy through the winter months, or
during off time in the season.
Over the years Huddleston Performance has
become a leader in the Horsepower and Consistency
department. While we offer our Championship Winning Packages
listed above, we are more than happy to tailor a higher
horsepower package for 11.90, 8.90, or 7.90 competition.
Finding more horsepower is not a struggle
with the HP Packages listed above, however finding
horsepower in the correct way as to not lose consistency is
more difficult. Track proven ways of increasing horsepower
without sacrificing consistency is what Huddleston
Performance is about. Sometimes these performance increases
are a simple change, while other times it takes a revamping
of your combo to get the optimal results, regardless of your
situation we have put it on the race track before and won
If you are in the market for a higher
horsepower setup, give us a call to discuss options. Whether
is it a slightly different port configuration on an 11.90
motor for larger racers, or needing to step up to a bigger
motor in general for 7.90 racers, we will take all the time
necessary to discuss your specific combination and come up
with the Championship Combo for your team.
While it somewhat
surprises us that this needs addressing, we occasionally get
the customer who struggles with this topic. We want to make
sure everyone receives the best service in the Jr. Industry
by getting us on the phone, so below is the correct way to
handle reaching us at Huddleston Performance.
Here at Huddleston
Performance we strive to answer each and every call that
comes in; however, with the number of customers we have it
would be easy to stay on the phone 24/7 and get nothing
done. For that reason we keep our phone lines open from 8
a.m. to 5 p.m. Central Standard Time.
If your situation
causes you to call us after 5 p.m. Central Standard Time or
before 8 a.m. Central Standard Time, simply leave us a
voicemail with your name, needs, and phone number; we will
call you back the next morning to help address any issues
you may have with your Jr. Dragster. If we happen to not
reach you, we will always leave a voicemail on our return
call to ensure you get the service you need. While we may
have to play phone tag a few times, we constantly work to
return all voicemails which we receive.
If you call after 5
p.m. Central Standard Time or before 8 a.m. Central Standard
Time and do not leave a voicemail, do not expect a return
call. It is assumed that if your situation doesn't warrant a
voicemail then you have figured it out and don't need our
We look forward to
continuing with the best Technical Service in the Jr.
Dragster Industry. For anybody with a Tech Question, you can
reach us at 931-437-2457 between the hours of 8 a.m. to 5
p.m. Central Standard Time or direct your tech questions to
The short answer to this question is: Yes,
Huddleston Performance does work on nearly all other brands
However, like with most things, there is a
more detailed answer to this question which will help you to
know what to expect at Huddleston Performance. While we do
freshen most other brands, there are some out there which
simply are difficult to freshen. Parts availability, ease of
doing business, and overall layout of the engine make a very
small amount of engines something which Huddleston
Performance does not do work on. This applies to a very
small number of Jr. Engines out there today so don't
hesitate to call and ask about your specific combination.
Also, we want our customers to know what
they are getting up front. Here at Huddleston Performance we
put the best into every engine that comes through the door.
While that may not be the same parts in every layout of
engine, we do our homework on your specific combination to
ensure that you get the most life out of your parts. In
short, if we wouldn't race it then we won't put it back into
your motor, things such as:
1. We open your motor to see it has an
8 year old 7/8" crank with visible signs of stress.
2. Something has broke in your motor,
while the camshaft runs true, it has clearly been hit in the
3. Titanium Valves which have been run
with no lash caps have beat the tips off of them.
These are just a few examples of things which Huddleston
Performance sees in other brands of engine and will not put
back out the door to you the racer. While it may seem like a
savings at the time of freshening, this type of work is much
more costly to you in the long run. However, as with all
motors that come into the Huddleston Performance doors, we
will call you before any work has begun to discuss the quote
on your motor and what parts are needed.
On most engines, in shop turnaround time is less than a
week. When you include the shipping of your engine to and
from us, you will likely
miss only 1 weekend of racing action to get your engine
Performance all of our engines are designed to last the
average racer a full season between freshen-ups. The
rebuild interval on our 11.90 Pea Shooters is 300 passes.
Our 8.90 Sniper Jrs, Sniper 7.90 Lite, and Sniper 7.90 Heavy
all have a
recommended rebuild interval of 200 passes.
At Huddleston Performance we included a "care package" with
every new engine purchased. This includes a tune-up sheet
for your engine,
the correct break-in procedure for your engine, Huddleston
Performance T-Shirts, and Huddleston Performance decals for
Who better to clutch
your new Huddleston Performance engine, than the people who
know your engine best. For this reason, we developed
Performance Holeshot Gold Series Clutch. This is hands down
the best clutch available for a Jr. Dragster. We have
tune ups developed for
all of our engine combinations. Check out the full details
Series Clutch here.
In developing our own clutch we have also designed many
Ramps, Helixes, and other tune-up related items. These items
will retrofit to most
any "3 Arm Style" clutch on the market today. If you are not
in the market for a Gold Series Clutch, we can set you up
with the proper tune
up tools to help get your "3 Arm Style" clutch dialed in.
Lastly, we DO NOT
recommend the use of Flyweight style clutches on our
If your car has to be built from scratch, completion time is
around 4 weeks.
However, we typically have chassis' in the shop and ready
for a quick finish. If the car you are looking
at fits with something
we have in stock or can complete quickly, build time could
be as short as a few days.
Although we can't guarantee you a perfect tune-up right out
of the box, the many years of clutch experience Bo and
have will give you a tune-up which will be close. Our
extensive line of Ramps, Helixes, Reaction Time Shims, and
more will allow us to get
your combination dead on in only a few trips to the