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Offline dgrossmann44

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Towing with a strap
« on: January 27, 2020, 04:15:00 PM »
What is the best spot to connect the strap to the car. We’ve been Connecting to center of the front axle. Steering feels little different after pulling it around a bit. Has a P&S box  175” FED Thanks


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Re: Towing with a strap
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2020, 06:01:39 PM »
In my instance I have a 5/8 ID tube welded on the frame that sticks up flush with the nosepiece to drop a pin in and hook a strap over it. On a couple of occasions track personnel have had to use it to get my car off the track after being disabled.

But to your other point, I have had a couple of P&S style boxes go bad (chipped scroll gear or worm gear). I'd take that box apart and examine it. They are not very complicated to service.

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Re: Towing with a strap
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2020, 04:51:15 AM »
Where the strap is hooked up should not affect the steering although I am not a big fan of the deal that puts tow loops on the spindle caps. I do the same as Frenchtown on my cars. The 5/8" tow pin is the NHRA standard for TAD and T/F so any of the safety vehicles at a track sanctioned by them should have that capability.

Yeah, I am from the south--any further south and I would have been a bloody penguin.

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Re: Towing with a strap
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2020, 10:29:09 AM »
i build a pin holder under my front nose.  We drop the pin thru the nose, into it's hole and away we go.  i do not like pulling from the front axle at all. I know it was done for years that way, but i don't like it.
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Re: Towing with a strap
« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2020, 02:08:53 PM »
Drop pin

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Re: Towing with a strap
« Reply #5 on: November 27, 2020, 02:03:01 PM »
I absolutely hate being towed.
If you have the chance, rig up a bar to push the car.