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Warrant 01-20-2006 04:25 PM

How to get my car to do a burnout
Ok, i wnat to do a burnout(ya ya I know) in my 1972 nova with a 250 and powerglide...cant seem to do it...(250 duh). Is dropping it from nuetral a bad idea? would it burnout? Would it wreck my PG? lol whats a way i can do a burnout? thx haha

steve t 01-20-2006 04:28 PM

yes ,bad idea, you will tear up trans, try a line lock on front wheels, need more h p

Centerline 01-20-2006 04:40 PM

Dropping it from neutral will do a great job of spreading the interior parts of your transmission all over the street. Not to mention how stupid you'll look to all your buddies.

As has been mentioned a line loc will help. It applies the front brakes only and allows the rear tires to spin. Also, since you're down on horsepower try pumping your rear tires up to about 40-50 psi. That will lower your traction and allow the tires to spin easier.

Jmark 01-20-2006 04:52 PM

Get a universal windshield squirter pump and mount it in your trunk. Run one tube through the fender well over the top of the tire. Fill a jug with antifreeze. Put a switch inside the car. When the time comes for a good burnout, flip the switch, soak the tire, roll forward a few feet then stand on it! Don't forget to turn off the pump when you're done. If antifreeze isn't slippery enough, try some thin oil!

steve t 01-20-2006 05:04 PM

i think antifreeze cost too much, get some skinny tires

Blazin72 01-20-2006 07:09 PM

Find a 350, they're all over the place. I actually saw one laying in the middle of the road once, fell out of the back of somebodys pickup. I had no way of picking it up or else it would have been mine. :D

Warrant 01-20-2006 07:22 PM

I do have a 350. I also have a 400, which ill be using. I just wanted to have some fun before I pulled 250 out, see if it could do it... :D

jimfulco 01-20-2006 09:36 PM

This is how we used to do it way back when. First, find a piece of blacktop (less traction than concrete) where there's nobody around. Back up a little, maybe 10mph, then put it in Low & floor it. Or, go forward about 10mph, then put it in Revenge & floor it. But we only had skinny tires back then, maybe 6.50x14's, so we didn't have to strain anything too much to break them loose. You will likely learn the meaning of the term "wheel hop" or "axle tramp" either way.

56Maynard 01-20-2006 10:49 PM

Well hell if its fun you want, borrow a 200 shot set up and spray it.

Warrant 01-21-2006 02:06 PM


Originally Posted by jimfulco
Back up a little, maybe 10mph, then put it in Low & floor it.

hmmm, seems like that would hurt my trans worse (powerglid here) from doing a nuetral drop...?...also i have to go through nuetral and drive to get to low...still would work...bad idea to try? i really dont want to blow the thing

HUH? 01-21-2006 04:19 PM

Back in the day Nova Burnout!
Back around 1970 we were hanging around a local engine builder/racer's
shop oohing and aahing over a new set of sticky drag slicks. A kid with a
small block Nova said he could spin them. -It Was On!- We bolted the slicks
on his car. He backed her out into the street, matted the gas pedal and side
stepped the clutch. The rear axle rotated in it's mounts about 90 degrees
and the car never moved. I forget what the bet was but I doubt if he was
forced to pay up. :drunk:

1957plymouthhemi 01-21-2006 04:34 PM

Stupid Kid tricks
Back around 71 (man was it really that long ago :cool: ) I guy I was going to trade school with asked the same question. He had his dads car which was a 68/9 4 door Pontiac full size. After much discussion he and a few of his buddies decided the best way would be to take a can of wheel bearing grease and srpead a strip of grease in front of one rear tire (open rear end).

Well, a bunch of us went to watch the big burn out. I got to admit it was really impressive :thumbup: ............and then......the tire ran out of the grease, got traction and snapped the shaft on the rear end pinion.

At least he had a project when we got to the part of the course on setting up rear ends. Of course his dad wasn't real happy :spank: .

aztek_warrior 01-21-2006 04:36 PM

I say fallow "jimfulco" advise, put it in its lowest gear
and then floor it.......
If anything else fails i say, find the widest tree around your
neighborhood, Block your front wheels
and tie a chain from the tree to your chassis.............(j/k)... :D

dh79 01-21-2006 08:55 PM

Just get a bottle of bleach. Put some bleach under each tire. It's so slippery even a K car could burnout.

redlightning 01-21-2006 09:10 PM

A guy at work was telling me he had a 69 chevelle with a 307 and power glide.He said to do burnouts,He would get on a country road with no one around.He would then pull over to the side of the road and hang one tire in the grass,dirt,gravel whatever was on the shoulder,brake torque the car and get the tire spinning like crazy and pull on the asphalt

HUH?,Good story.

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