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    RockinRobin Well-Known Member

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    We are lucky here in Central/South Tx we get to race about 10 to 11 months out of the year but Aug and Sept are brutal! Hell it was 88 with 50% humidity at the track yesterday for a while!
     
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    j par Well-hung Member

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    It was over 85° here last Thursday and Friday - we went home early from work, it was to HOT ! LOL
     
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    70aarcuda Master Hoader of SBM FABO Gold Member

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    85 hot....

    July and Aug our overnight low is 85......wear a shorter skirt next time girls...
     
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    j par Well-hung Member

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    I knew that comment was going to get your attention LMAO!
     
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    ebigga67 Well-Known Member

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    I don't know yellow 72 Duster guy personally but I know someone who does and everything you say about him has been repeated to me. I was told his knowledge is second to none.

    11.41 chipped down and a stocker? I'm envious! I can only imagine what he could do without the stock limitations.

    By the tone of the side story it sounded to me like j par finally found the mythical yellow rose and his car.

    you should have looked at his clutch button setup for line lock and two step.
    Is it safe to assume the button is not on the steering wheel since you say clutch button setup?
     
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    perfacar Well-Known Member

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    the button is under clutch pedal, has to be there, to be legal. rule book states, two steps must be activated by brake pedal or clutch pedal , no buttons on shifter or steering wheel.
    reason , is to prevent adjustable buttons use. also, it releases just before clutch pedal engages, the motor is starting to rev up as clutch engages, this prevents a bog condition. that's how he has it setup.
     
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    j par Well-hung Member

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    This is why I wanted to know if he would be back for the Nationals this year because usually I have my son racing the car and I have more time to walk around the pits and look and see what other people are doing and learn. Like I was saying before his car was inspiring and very interesting hopefully I can catch him when he has a little extra time to talk maybe teach me something. Under no circumstances do I ever approach anyone let alone another one of the race drivers in any kind of disrespectful or off-the-cuff manner. I probably don't seem like I even have a car because I'm just like usually address in an old t-shirt and some blue jeans with the Mountain Dew in my hand looking like a spectator and just having fun with a big smile. Kind of like a wide-eyed kid in a candy store. Always willing to give a hand if someone needs one and if I have something that can keep them going it's always theirs for the taking.
     
  8. 318willrun

    318willrun Utube channel 318willrun

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    it's the middle/late april before the drag way opens here....
     
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    Hey thanks for the explanation I appreciate you taking the time.
     
  10. j par

    j par Well-hung Member

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    So I was talking to a forum member about SS Springs and the reaction to traction bars before I went out this first time. And we were discussing about how the passenger side spring is a lot more stronger and has more bow to it to raise the car up a little bit more on that side which when using traction bars bring that right one farther away from its stopping point. We were both kind of up in the air on how that was going to work and how maybe putting a taller snubber on the passenger side would affect it bad or good.
    would it pull or push? Car seemed straight. So I didn't like to tell her snubber on there though so I added a little to the top of the right traction bar. It's a truck Dana 60 so I couldn't use the pinion snubber I had for my 8 3/4 and can't afford caltracs this year so it's make do with the traction bars. I say this so we don't have 214 page one vs. the other battle - we did that a year ago.
    Gotta love that $99 Harbor Freight welder in that $15 grinder !
    CRAP I don't like it when the picture is upside-down :violent1:
    View attachment 20160413_164706.jpg
     
  11. RustyRatRod

    RustyRatRod I was born on a Monday. Not last Monday. FABO Gold Member

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    Hay I didn't think of doin that. It's a little harder to remove if it doesn't work...but good idea.
     
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    j par Well-hung Member

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    I said "member" ! LOL
    That Harbor Freight grinder has a cutting wheel on it, it would make quick work at taking that back off.
     
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    Traction bars on a SS spring car????? I would clamp the front segment of the leaf springs and let the SS spring do what they were designed to do. Plant the tires evenly, Aka Hook.

    If you let the traction bars create the hook, you will not have as even of traction as if you let the SS Spring do there job.

    I understand that you don't have a pinion snubber, and that stick shifts can have vary violent starts. The traction bars will lengthen the life of the SS spring........................
     
  14. AJ/FormS

    AJ/FormS 68 B'cuda fb, Form S clone ... 367/A833/3.55s

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    1.684- 60ft. Keep up the good work!
     
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    j par Well-hung Member

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    Thank you, I had my best ever 60 foot- 1.620 on a slower pass. I even had my tire pressure a couple pounds higher than normal. I've got a lot of t&t to do.
    :coffee2:
     
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    j par Well-hung Member

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    Not to argue, but rather ask questions and learn - wouldn't the ss springs normally work in conjunction with a pinion snubber to prevent spring wrap ? In my (mest up mind) I was using the traction bars instead of the pinion snubber. The t-bars are pre loaded - not slappers. Thank you for your time......
     
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    Have you ever considered renting the track at Woodburn to T&T? I'm not sure if they still rent it out or not but they used to. If you get a couple of buddies to go with you it will keep costs down and you can make way more passes than if you went to a regular T&T day.
     
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    yellow rose Overnight Sensation

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    Then it wouldn't be a hobby anymore.
     
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    j par Well-hung Member

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    It would be fun to like have a party with friends and stuff and do that on a special occasion butt it's just too expensive for test and tune. On any Friday or Saturday night much less expensive and much closer to my house I can go to the local TNT at PIR. Of course it's a night-and-day difference because Woodburn is it full prep track and PIR is not. But at PIR I can go round and round as much as I want for a simple $28 and get an idea of my tune and practiced launching and such.
     
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    I have heard it argued both ways, as to whether you need a pinion snubber with a SS spring.

    and since i have 0 experience with a stick car.......I guess i'm kind a talking out my a$$

    And It seems to be working.:rock:
     
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    Yeah I get it, just thought I'd throw out another suggestion on how to spend some more of your money. LOL! Good luck getting things sorted out.
     
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    j par Well-hung Member

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    I got more ideas on how to spend my money than money to spend LOL may I refer you to another thread here called dual quad nitrous LOL that I don't have the money for!
     
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    yellow duster , 1.53 60 ', no s/s springs , calvert bars. wheels up.
     
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    yellow rose Overnight Sensation

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    If I may add...1.88 intake valves, cast iron intake, Thermoquad carb, 8.5:1 compression and a driver that's not afraid to let it rip.


    Very impressive to say the least. Those Stock eliminator guys are very, very sharp and they don't miss much.

    Perfacar, please correct any numbers I may have incorrect.
     
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    very wheels up, a couple of times! Yup, seemed to know what he's doing. He quickly sparked my interest from the first time I seen him a couple years ago. Like i was saying before - a lot of (seemingly) home brewed gadgets and switches in the cockpit. :thumbrig:
    looked as if he's doing things his way all by himself.
     
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