I have had a Hurst one in my Dart for over 35 years without a problem, I wouldn't hesitate to buy a Biondo if I needed another one, good unit and good customer supportI haven’t used one for years. Just put my foot on the brake, spin the motor up real quick, and drive out after I get smoke.
Just something to go bad
I've read "Biondo" in at least 3 posts in this thread, all good comments.Biondo if I needed another one, good unit and good customer support
I’ve never personally had one go bad in 45 years of racing but on the duster I gave my son his went bad around five years ago. With radials he just slips his foot off the brakes and floors it. Works for him. I put my powerglide in high, count to three, and I’m out of there.
With a manual transmission, going without a line lock AND having enough power to need a well heated and "cleaned" tire makes it difficult.
I've tried just spinning and that doesn't impart enough heat, and doing the two foot, 3 pedal boogie is just too difficult.
I finally got back to this problem.
I took the old one apart. I didn't see anything obvious.
However, as I was re-installing it, I noticed that I had the "in" line on one of the outlets. (The "out" line was correct.) Duh. Nope. After correcting it, same thing. Oh, the inlet/outlets weren't marked, and I guess I brain farted installing it.
I also tried what I read somewhere, that, some line locks need the button pushed after pushing the brake. No luck there, either.
So I bought another one. It looks the same as the original, but is from another company. (Still Chinese.) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08BC1F11H/?tag=fabo03-20 After reading all of the replies on here, I figured it's a crapshoot as to what will work. As such, the one I bought is the same design as the first one, so I wouldn't have to re-plumb the lines.
Bottom line: It works. If I were to do it from scratch, I'd probably try a Biondo. I wonder if they're China-made?