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THUMPING COUGAR
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posted 02-04-2002 11:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for THUMPING COUGAR   Click Here to Email THUMPING COUGAR     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
i have a 351w and it doesnt seem to hard of a thing to do, please let me know how to do or what i need to do it thanks a lot

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MrWesson22
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posted 02-04-2002 11:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MrWesson22   Click Here to Email MrWesson22     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It is a hard thing to do. It takes major traction and lots of power. Almost all the cars I've seen pull the front tires more than a few inches off the ground have been 10s or faster.

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TomP
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posted 02-05-2002 04:24 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for TomP   Click Here to Email TomP     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
lotsa traction (doesn't have to mean big tires) , the right suspension, decent power, the right gearing and transmission.

And if that doesn't work, mount the engine in the trunk

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7DMACH1
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posted 02-05-2002 08:58 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 7DMACH1   Click Here to Email 7DMACH1     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My car only runs 12.80's and pulls the front wheels. Leave hard and hook. That's the answer.

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Moneymaker
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posted 02-05-2002 12:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You can make a 4 cylinder car pull wheel stands if that's what you really want to do.
Hell, Tony's car pulls the front end up almost a foot regularly and it is only a mid 12 second car at best with an AUTOMATIC!
The trick is not as much traction as it is WEIGHT TRANSFER. SImple physics.
If you can get over 50% of the weight over the rear wheels, you can make anything lift the front wheels.
A loose front end, good weight transfer, and a rear weight biased will do it every time.
Years ago we had a 55 chebbie with a hopped up 235 six and a 2.56 low gear four speed. The trunk was large enough to live in. We took the entire front end off, disconnected the shocks, and put about 500#'s in the trunk. It had 50/50 shocks in the rear. It would lift the front end over a foot every time we popped the clutch and could only turn mid 15 second ET's.

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 02-05-2002 01:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I used to do it with my brother's tractor all the time.

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Fastymz
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posted 02-05-2002 01:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
With my car two 12" jack stands works every time.


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Fastymz
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posted 02-05-2002 01:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Moneymaker:
You can make a 4 cylinder car pull wheel stands if that's what you really want to do.
Hell, Tony's car pulls the front end up almost a foot regularly and it is only a mid 12 second car at best with an AUTOMATIC!
The trick is not as much traction as it is WEIGHT TRANSFER. SImple physics.
If you can get over 50% of the weight over the rear wheels, you can make anything lift the front wheels.
A loose front end, good weight transfer, and a rear weight biased will do it every time.
Years ago we had a 55 chebbie with a hopped up 235 six and a 2.56 low gear four speed. The trunk was large enough to live in. We took the entire front end off, disconnected the shocks, and put about 500#'s in the trunk. It had 50/50 shocks in the rear. It would lift the front end over a foot every time we popped the clutch and could only turn mid 15 second ET's.


This set up works good for scaring off Street racers.Just like burn outs,people see a guy doing a big burn out in the parking lot and nobody wants to race him.Those are the ones I like to race.

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Dad Vishus
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posted 02-05-2002 05:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dad Vishus   Click Here to Email Dad Vishus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Put a bunch of weight in the trunk. We did that to Kids Granada and it got more consistent and started standing up a little. Also slowed down.

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Dr. Evil
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posted 02-06-2002 11:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dr. Evil   Click Here to Email Dr. Evil     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
don't you have to be on a drag strip to be able to do wheel stands? I wouldn't think that you could get the traction on the street....or do you just have to have the right tires...?

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