Casting : Snake Fuel Dragster
Years of Production:
Country of Origin:
The casting is labeled "Fuel Dragster" on the base
No casting variations
Paint Colors and Variations:
Paint is always white.
The car came with a blue sticker sheet with "Snakee" logos.
The front wheels came in clear with black paint or in solid black.
The rear wheels do not have red stripes.
White driver, no glass
Other Versions of Same Casting:
1971 Mongoose Fuel Dragster
Base of the Fuel Dragster
Often called the "front engine dragster" or "Rail", the Fuel Dragster casting was used for both the Snake and Mongoose releases.
Rear of the Fuel Dragster
The dragster is designed to be held in the "wheelie" position when started down the track.
Wheelie Wheels and Counterweight Mechanism
The white hook latches the counterweight, causing the car to tilt back onto the wheelie wheels.
A small trigger in the track catches the hook and releases the counter weight dropping the car into for the finish.
The ball bearings in the hub of the front wheel sometimes fall out.
The wheelie bar (wheels) piece is often missing as it is detachable.
The Snake and Mongoose versions of the Fuel Dragster came in the Wild Wheelie track set and also in a unique two pack.
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