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Old 06-11-2013, 07:38 AM
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ladder bar help

hi, I need help, I have 1962 chevy 2, blown small block, power glide tran,dana 60 rearend with 456 gears,has a ladder bar up in back,leaves the line at 1700,and picks up wheels and carries them way down track,need to know how to keep tires down as much as possible,front bracket has 5 hokes ,ladder bar is in center hole,have 3 degree pinion angle ,down,engine and transmission factory location,maybe inch forward,want to leave line without 4 ft high wheelie,wheelie bars are 4 inch off ground spring loaded,any and all advice is welcomed,,thanks

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Old 06-13-2013, 09:38 PM
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I'd first try adjusting the ladder bars in each set of holes. Note exactly what happens. You may have to shorten them too.

Once that's done I'd get after the wheelie bars. Lower them down to hold the car on the ground. You may have to get rid of the spring loaded feature. Personally I hate it when a car does a massive wheelie. It tells me the car needs work and the car is operating in a dangerous situation. If it carries one wheel or both fronts a few feet and a couple inches off the ground that's ok as long as the car goes straight.

In the Funnycars we move weight bars around too. Sometimes you just have to carry 50# or even more to manage the thing. I'd rather do that than risk tangling with the guard rail.
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I would try keeping the left side in a neutral spot, And add a little per load on the left side..

Here's a site I found that might help....http://www.baselinesuspensions.com/i...A_Drag_Car.htm

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Higher mounting holes hit the tire harder, lower holes hit less hard. Not soft, just less hard. A blown engine will hit the tire hard regardless. You might try stiffer extension settings on the front shocks or a travel limiter up front. Weight added in front of the front axle will help too, as Bentwings suggested. These will help kill weight transfer. Just know ,when you reduce the weight transfer, you may induce wheel spin. If you have a timing computer, take out some timing on the launch.
Oh yea, don't forget to reset the pinion angle when you change the mounting position of the ladder bars.
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I don't know if you're subframed or not, but consider shortening the ladders to reduce the leverage. This will require that you move the front mounts further rear.
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