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Old 07-31-2009, 07:12 PM
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I know I used to say (in the sixties) I "hung a wheelie".

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I didn't know you could do a wheelie with a Big Wheel.
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Hung a big one = power shift

Also a 2-4 shift (skipping a gear)
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I didn't know you could do a wheelie with a Big Wheel.

Hey buddy, is that a challenge? I can STILL ride a wheelie down the street! Here I am on my 1939 Columbia "Goodyear Hiway Patrol".

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Not quite the same phrase but close to it IIRC, was beating one of the Detroit Muscle cars in a drag race with a older car, like a 57 Chevy with a beefed up small block. A friend of mine used to hang these guys all the time with a 301 in a 57 Chevy, 2-4's, beefed to the gills, hunt them down on weekends and blow their doors off. Bounty hunter style, "I hung a Super Bee last Saturday night".
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Power shift.
Preload the shifter, kick the clutch just enough to let it come out of gear and bang it into the next gear while the clutch is regaining full engagement. 2-3 shift was very difficult because of the G forces involved. I ran the bucket seat clear ahead so I could brace my shoulders against the seat on the 2-3.
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Brian, weren't you about 7 in the mid 60s? I remember the wheelie and you kinda hurt youself didn't you? You're only as old as you feel after trying to prove it.
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OK - since I can't think of any "tuff" ones right off, here a "puffball"....

Back in the Muscle-car era, (late 60's and VERY early 70's)what was the single most common method of Chassis tuning to get a good launch? (and why?)
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Brian, weren't you about 7 in the mid 60s? I remember the wheelie and you kinda hurt youself didn't you? You're only as old as you feel after trying to prove it.
Huh, I was born in 58.

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OK - since I can't think of any "tuff" ones right off, here a "puffball"....

Back in the Muscle-car era, (late 60's and VERY early 70's)what was the single most common method of Chassis tuning to get a good launch? (and why?)
70:30 shocks in the front to hold the front end up for weight transfer?

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Nope - not the answer I was looking for, although some guys did run things as silly as 90/10 front shox or worn-out 6cyl front shocks

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OK - since I can't think of any "tuff" ones right off, here a "puffball"....

Back in the Muscle-car era, (late 60's and VERY early 70's)what was the single most common method of Chassis tuning to get a good launch? (and why?)

Larger front coil springs for weight transfer.
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Nope- that's not it either!
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Loading the right rear with a heavier spring and moving the battery to the trunk .

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Ahhh, yeah that sounds like a goodie.

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Thats what I did. Also used a 8d battery to add 60 additional pounds over a standard batt to plant the RR.
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