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Re: Some basic simple questions
« Reply #60 on: July 12, 2018, 06:18:01 PM »

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Re: Some basic simple questions
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Re: Some basic simple questions
« Reply #62 on: August 21, 2018, 10:50:35 PM »
Curly, if you are running the side wings to help with down force down track, because it's getting loose and moving around, you might want to think about running zoomies, because they will add down force, with-out adding more areo drag, like the wings do. That is unless you are trying to slow the car down to run brakets.
And it will look more nostalgic, and zoomies are lighter than the collector pipes, too.

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Re: Some basic simple questions
« Reply #63 on: August 22, 2018, 09:14:21 AM »
I run HUGE canards on my car (the team likes the look so we keep them), and i was still spinning down track last weekend.  I honestly do not believe 175-180mph creates enough pressure on them to make a noticable difference. 

My little small block isn't making snot down track, and for it to spin is amazing (hot and slick is my guess)
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Re: Some basic simple questions
« Reply #64 on: August 22, 2018, 09:58:24 AM »
On my altered the canard wings did nothing and the car felt loose on top end. You could feel it getting up on the tire over 150. When I put the wing on it the faster you go the smoother and more stable it was.  I do not have any good passes on dragster Yet.

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Re: Some basic simple questions
« Reply #65 on: August 22, 2018, 10:01:41 AM »
I hate zoomies and will only use them as a last resort. Blows fuel in your face, fumes gag you and they are loud as xxxx.

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Re: Some basic simple questions
« Reply #66 on: August 22, 2018, 10:23:05 AM »
Blows fuel in your face, fumes gag you and they are loud as xxxx.

I thought this was the best part about zoomies. :)

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Re: Some basic simple questions
« Reply #67 on: August 22, 2018, 12:41:19 PM »
I hate zoomies and will only use them as a last resort. Blows fuel in your face, fumes gag you and they are loud as xxxx.

I don't think i've ever smelled my own exhaust. I get a wiff of others sometimes (some run nitro, and i can smell it).  I never get fuel in my face.

Loud? well, yea,  a bit.  2.125 zoomies on a blown small block tends to make a little racket.
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Re: Some basic simple questions
« Reply #68 on: August 22, 2018, 02:30:10 PM »
Heck still trying to get them louder. I have my rep as loudest car at track to uphold.LOL Probably does not matter to OP but some nostalgia stuff is zoomies only.Just saying.
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Re: Some basic simple questions
« Reply #69 on: August 22, 2018, 03:06:22 PM »
I hate zoomies and will only use them as a last resort. Blows fuel in your face, fumes gag you and they are loud as xxxx.

You will need to tilt them out away from the car.  ;)

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Re: Some basic simple questions
« Reply #70 on: August 27, 2018, 04:59:12 AM »
I do not think the canards will do anything as far as performance I put them on there because I like the look. I want it to look like a more modern nostalgia car. And as long as I own the car it will never have zoomies.

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Re: Some basic simple questions
« Reply #71 on: September 15, 2018, 07:03:25 PM »
Okay I have got a few hits on the car now and a few issues. First good hit ran a 5.11 and data logger was showing bounce, spin, bounce spin bounce spin. I had 6.8 lbs of air which was what worked best on my altered with same size and brand of tire. Had a problem at the track so had to load up fix the issues and try again. Fix the issues and a few weeks later try again. Okay last night I lowered air pressure to 5.8 and it ran a 4.97 off the trailer. Logger showed it hit and then spun a little and took off but no more bouncing after that. I figured it was heading in right direction so I lowered the air pressure to 5.4 and tried to make another hit. This time it launched hard, spun a little and then got loose and out of groove. It felt like the tires were just way too low. Was there by myself and with out any video hard to tell exactly what was going on with it. Also I had the wheelie bar up fairly high and it hit the bar but it did not feel like it pulled the fronts up that high?

Any thoughts or suggestions?

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Re: Some basic simple questions
« Reply #72 on: September 22, 2018, 04:42:23 PM »
At the hit the rear is bouncing and spinning. Lowering air pressure helped a little but did not resolve the issue.  Any ideas?

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Re: Some basic simple questions
« Reply #73 on: September 22, 2018, 05:58:37 PM »
A little more information. The car weighs 1730 with me in it and has 1341 of that weight on rear tires. The tires are MT 3074 (14x32).