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Offline mrmopartech

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Front engine digger wheelie bars
« on: August 12, 2017, 05:25:13 AM »
Looking for pictures of wheelie bars used on front engine  diggers as we had a minor problem a few weeks ago.After installing a new P/G,with trans brake and new convertor,and doing some regular passes we launch on the trans brake and went straight up.The front wheels from pictures where at least 6-8 feet in the air,and my driver did not pedal the car and well,damage happened big time,wheels are done,front end damage,nothing that 600-1000$ can,t solve.So if you have pictures,send them along to me at:

penstarperformance@gmail.com

thanks,mrmopartech/Scott Preston

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Re: Front engine digger wheelie bars
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2017, 05:59:12 AM »
Scott sorry to hear of the damage.
I'm about 250 miles east of you in central Maine.
I'll  try to find some pictures of our bar.
Single wheel triple bar design.

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Re: Front engine digger wheelie bars
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2017, 12:02:06 PM »
Scott here are a few

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Re: Front engine digger wheelie bars
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2017, 05:27:24 PM »
welcome to the new front end wheelie club. we did this in may at the valley. it went to about 75-80*. my son said he tried to pedal it down. 50 yr old fed chassis just does not like those sudden stops to the ground. $1000 later and now we have 4' of straight pipe on the chassis thanks to dr david beard of n.h.. lol. we should have brought the wheelie bars. who would have thought that a bigger blower would do that..........

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Re: Front engine digger wheelie bars
« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2017, 06:28:49 PM »
3 tubes of CM no tie between the bars to allow some flex, not so stiff it unloads the slicks if you hit it too hard. WB set just 2" off the track.
But best is if you are picking the wheels up more than 3-4" ADD more balast to the front end. I can't tell you how many times I have suggested a racer add 20lbs and they went quicker.
It's all about car balance. I know some Comp Elim racers will move 5 lbs of weight 5".
If you hit the bar hard to unload the rear tires, it's a wasted run.

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Re: Front engine digger wheelie bars
« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2017, 05:01:27 AM »
Look at the top of any page here and you can see the bars on Glenn and Anne's car. Roughly 6' long and set at about 2" up just as Jon suggested.

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