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10-02-2012 11:27 PM
Choctaw Bob That kind of deal is the rare exception where you know the entire history of the tires.

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we get ours from shootout racers that buy new slicks after two or three races.the ones the sell are only a couple of months old and usually are 3/4 of the wear still on them.my last set the guy had one night of testing on them and then one race.gave $125 for them and they would of cost $400 new and they were only three months old.
10-02-2012 09:26 PM
chris78 we get ours from shootout racers that buy new slicks after two or three races.the ones the sell are only a couple of months old and usually are 3/4 of the wear still on them.my last set the guy had one night of testing on them and then one race.gave $125 for them and they would of cost $400 new and they were only three months old.
10-01-2012 09:56 PM
Choctaw Bob Or sell them at a swap meet. A pair of slicks that have 20 passes over the last 10 years are no bargain. Always run new. A new pair of drag radials are better than old, hard slicks.

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when ours are about done we usually use them in local burnout contest and most of the time not much left after its over.sometimes sell them to another guy that just wants a spare set of slicks in case you get a flat at the track.
10-01-2012 09:02 PM
chris78 when ours are about done we usually use them in local burnout contest and most of the time not much left after its over.sometimes sell them to another guy that just wants a spare set of slicks in case you get a flat at the track.
10-01-2012 08:42 PM
vinniekq2 when the slicks are worn out,we used to swap them from side to side and run them backwards,and got an extra day out of them. Im not sure you can still do that?
10-01-2012 08:29 PM
chris78 missed choctaw bob's post somehow.what changes should be made to back of car.I've been told smaller slick but a ran 26in slicks earlier in the year bought this 28's at a swap meet cheap and they only had about 20 passes on them and started running them and if they've done anything its picked the car up on et.i know their slowing down my take off but they are helping my top end.aiming for more mph and lower et.
10-01-2012 02:48 PM
vinniekq2 read
Choctaw Bob what he already posted.
09-30-2012 10:01 PM
chris78 well my luck held up my bad luck that is.when my buddy help my time the car he didn't get the wire on the dist. good.result first time run did burnout rolled up to stage car dies.
push it to the pits and discover the problem and fix.second run tach goes crazy and is all over the place think its shorted out its jumps all over the place.no idea what to stall to or when to shift.still run 8.53 e.t.fastest pass car has made.
first elimination bad light car falls back to a 8.61 but other guy broke out.
2nd elimination get out of it alittle thought i was running to fast bad mistake she caught me at the line.there goes my mulligen.
3rd run over a tenth fast dial then other guy,have great light,and catch him right at the 330 and get out of it car runs great and goes 8.64 off the pedal at about 3 lenghts fomr the line.
4th run other guy starts lose water after burnout and is out,bye run go to stage no gear,lost the tranny in burnout.no gears in anything think pump must of went. thats race'in for ya and we still love it.
Could this tranny problem possible why the car has't been running like i thought it should?
09-29-2012 02:36 PM
chevota'54 hi chris, names charles, I also have a vac. sec. carb. and have gotton great resaults with changeing the springs, also been reading about dist. timing. had it pulling and tryed a step lighter spring and was ready to go back to the spring before when i added bit more timeing the truck came ALIVE, i've got a 350 w/a 350 trans, holley 650, mallory dist w/a accell coil. its alot cheaper and easier then changeing gears.
09-29-2012 07:35 AM
Choctaw Bob Just a couple of observations from reading through your posts.
There is 2 to 3 tenths you could pick up in 60' time with tire-suspension and technique work.
With the confusion over your RPM vs MPH on the top end, you could be getting some slippage in your trans or converter or both.
09-28-2012 10:47 PM
chris78 got the timing fixed it was a tooth off.car sounds goods keeping fingers crossed for tomorrow.couldn't get the brakes fixed though parts didn't make it in.they will have to make it through one more race.
09-27-2012 09:51 PM
my87Z Good luck
09-27-2012 09:51 PM
chris78 just being able to load the car under its own power has been a bonus this season.my buddies are getting tired of pushing.really got them a few races back when i ran my truck in eliminations because car broke and ended up taking home second at their expense.
09-27-2012 09:37 PM
vinniekq2 have a tonne of fun,speed is a bonus
09-27-2012 09:32 PM
chris78 hopefully have alittle more info after saturday.going to pull and reinstall distributer tomorrow and if my buddy can make it over going to work the back brakes over then head to the track saturday.mulligan race with lots of cars so maybe i can get several pass in and i'll try watch my mph and shift points on the track.also found one of my plug wires was not hooking on the cap good.fixed it so hopefully the car should run alittle better and we can go far.
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