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Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by Diesel Smoke, Aug 22, 2010.

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  1. Diesel Smoke

    Diesel Smoke Member

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    Well, my car is still getting built, but here is one that recently roller out of the shop, My father-in-law and I built and tuned this motor. For a while, the new motor was running the same times as the old motor did. After we narrowed it down to what it could be, we decided to switch the torque converter out for a new one, and this was the results:

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    we begged the owner to bring his wheelie bars, but he forgot to pack them.
     
  2. W.P.T.

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    That was a common occurance back when I used to run OutLaw Super Stock, we couldn't run wheely bars, it was against Out Laws rules ... The parachure rule (160 MPH+) was enforced (NHRA) so the cars all looked like street cars with parachutes on the back of them ... WPT ... (YAC) ...
     
  3. Fast Oil

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    I use to go to Thornhill back in the mid 70's. They had a sign out front that would not be politically correct today. Something about who they would not allow on the premises!
     
  4. Conn. Man

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    All I know is the reaction time on The blue Pinto is far better than the silver wheelie Pinto.He got cha buy abunch---big time.

    Sandy Holehouse.
     
  5. Diesel Smoke

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    bad part is, even with the bad RT, the wheelie, and letting out of it to bring the car back down, the silver one outran the blue one. 6.73 letting out vs. 6.92 of the blue car. But as far as R/T goes, this was the first run during time trials on the new setup, I think he just wanted to get a feel for how the car felt instead of outrunning the other guy
     
  6. shot410ga

    shot410ga Well-Known Member

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    I wasn't even aware Drag Racing was even popular any longer. I remember winning a "A" gas trophy about 6 ft. tall in 1964 in a 59 Vett. The good old days.
     
  7. Diesel Smoke

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    LOL 1/8 mile it would have still been a 9.83 in the 1/4 mile
     
  8. Conn. Man

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    Diesel,

    What is the Silver Pintos power plant ???

    Sandy Holehouse
     
  9. wireguy

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    That was a he** of a wheelstand to stay in the throttle and keep it under control.
     
  10. Royce10

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    Go to an NHRA national event. Super Stockers do that all day long, A lot of stockers ride out some big wheelies.
     
  11. Diesel Smoke

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    Sandy it's a 406 smallblock chevy. But I'm aware Super Stockers do this all the time, but keep in mind this is a bracket car, this motor cost about 33 thousand dollars less than a superstock motor. And it did this off a footbrake with a Powerglide.

    Smokey
     
  12. Remstar311

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    Diesel very nice work. If I could set up a Pinto like that I would be rocking it day and night.

    Some people just gotta "one up" ya all the time. Nice build.
     
  13. Brian in Oregon

    Brian in Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Royce10, quote: <i>"Go to an NHRA national event. Super Stockers do that all day long, A lot of stockers ride out some big wheelies."</i>

    Jim van Cleeve, Sr., used to do that all the time with his '67 427 Fairlane. And that ain't a light car.
     
  14. Diesel Smoke

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    Thank ya remstar, it was starting to get difficult, but finally it came together.
     
  15. Diesel Smoke

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    Little update, the car is sitting back in the garage with some problems, the top driver's side A arm is bent, frame's bent, motor plate is bent, oil pan is crushed on the bottom, steering rack is bent. This all happened on the third run, I didn't get a video of it, but it was a bigger wheelie than the first one.

    Smokey
     
  16. W.P.T.

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    If all that damage was done on the third wheelie, he better find another builder ... The OutLaws used to do that every run every weekend and didn't do that much damage in an entire season ... Oh well, back to the drawing board ... WPT ... (YAC) ...
     
  17. Diesel Smoke

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    I agree with you there, I have no idea who did the work on the front suspension, and I'm also not sure how long ago that was, the only part we dealt with was the motor and trans, but what can you expect from stock pinto A-arms? The car is back at our house, we are putting some new tubulaR A-arms on it, and straightening the frame back out, as well as the motor plate, so he can get through the season, then he's either gotta decide on a whole nother car or put his body on a new chassis.
     
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