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01-22-2006 09:58 AM
poncho62 The old "Nuetral Drops" were great with a Chrysler push button automatic, especially when it was somone elses car.......................
01-22-2006 09:38 AM
just another car guy Have to say I'm with the "Reverse Drops - Bad Idea" crowd. I had a friend in highschool make garbage out of his tranny doing that, I think he did it 3 or 4 times until it grenaded.
It's much cooler when you don't need help other than ponies if you ask me
01-22-2006 12:22 AM
jimfulco Sorry, double post.
01-22-2006 12:19 AM
jimfulco Keep your foot out of the gas until the selected gear engages (you'll feel the bump), then just stand on the gas real hard. No brakes involved, and no neutral drops. Neutral drops are REAL hard on trannys and other drive train parts. In my experience, it's a little easier to get a wheel to break loose going forward & shifting into reverse, but, as they say, your results may vary.

I make no guarantees on what's going to break and what's not, but a friend of mine who was an absolute terror on cars had 2 Malibu's ('65 w/283 & '69 w/307) with PG's and the only one that ever broke had a big bubble in the shaft where it broke. But again, we didn't have squat for traction, either.

Just a thought: oiling down the street is dangerous, not to mention quite rude. Same goes for coolant, and bleach can beget rust.
01-21-2006 09:10 PM
redlightning 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.
01-21-2006 08:55 PM
dh79 Just get a bottle of bleach. Put some bleach under each tire. It's so slippery even a K car could burnout.
01-21-2006 04:36 PM
aztek_warrior 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)...
01-21-2006 04:34 PM
1957plymouthhemi
Stupid Kid tricks

Back around 71 (man was it really that long ago ) 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 ............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 .
01-21-2006 04:19 PM
HUH?
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.


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01-21-2006 02:06 PM
Warrant
Quote:
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
01-20-2006 10:49 PM
56Maynard Well hell if its fun you want, borrow a 200 shot set up and spray it.
01-20-2006 09:36 PM
jimfulco 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.
01-20-2006 07:22 PM
Warrant 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...
01-20-2006 07:09 PM
Blazin72 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.
01-20-2006 05:04 PM
steve t i think antifreeze cost too much, get some skinny tires
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