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stang106
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From: God's Country!... Port Alberni B.C. Canada
Registered: Jul 2001

posted 12-09-2002 11:39 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for stang106   Click Here to Email stang106     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If I am going to run a class that is DOT tires only, which DOT tires are best for this? I have 10" wide rims and will go 26" tall.
Thanks,
Dave

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'70 ragtop Stang
351W - 13.70 @104.

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steve'66
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posted 12-09-2002 11:48 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Dave,

M/T et streets in 26-11.5-15, closest thing to a real slick.

SteveW

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stang106
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posted 12-09-2002 01:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for stang106   Click Here to Email stang106     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks, Steve,
I'll check it out. Here in Canada all tires need to be CSA cerified, there should be a large enough market to make a batch with a CSA stamp.
Dave

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n2oMike
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From: Spencer, WV
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posted 12-09-2002 01:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for n2oMike   Click Here to Email n2oMike     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hoosier Quick Time Pros are pretty much the same thing, except they have deeper tread and last longer. I've used them, and they work well.

Good Luck!

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Mike Burch
66 mustang real street
302 4-speed 289 heads
10.63 @ 129.3
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steve'66
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posted 12-09-2002 11:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Dave,

The secret to et streets is to do a long burnout and heat them up well. They do wrinkle and you should run 15+ psi. I dunno if they are CSA approved, call Summit and find out.


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stang106
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posted 12-10-2002 01:00 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for stang106   Click Here to Email stang106     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I was talking to a local racer today and he said all I need is DOT approved, which makes sence because if I blow a tire in the 'States and buy a new one, it won't be CSA approved.
I'm just waiting for prices, now.
Dave

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'70 ragtop Stang
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Wireman
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From: Austin Tx
Registered: Oct 2002

posted 12-10-2002 12:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Wireman   Click Here to Email Wireman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I use the ET Streets in one of the street car series I race in.

I run a 28 X 12.5 on a 9' wheel with 13.5 pounds of air.
It is just a shade larger than the 28 X 10.5 ET Drag.

The best 60' to date on the Streets is 1.32.
They work very well.

The ET Drags have worked a little better for me.
The car will 1.29 on the drags.

rd

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steve'66
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posted 12-10-2002 01:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Wireman,

Tell us more about that ride of yours! Are you in the 9s on DOT tires?

SteveW

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Wireman
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From: Austin Tx
Registered: Oct 2002

posted 12-10-2002 03:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Wireman   Click Here to Email Wireman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I recently swapped over to a Glide.
All of the times with the C6 are on the foot brake, no trans brake.
With the C6 in the car was a 9.87 @ 138 on the motor and on nitrous an 8.97 @ 154

I have had several problems with the glide and not many passes.
Right now it is back at JPT getting fitted with a JW case, tail shaft housing and the converter tightened.

So far with the glide, it has been a 9.50 @ 144 on the motor and 8.73 @ 157 on nitrous.

All times are on the ET street tires. It does ET better on the ET Drags.

I am trying to get a 29" tall tire under the car. It is still stock sprung suspension on the rear.
I think once I get the trans and converter ironed out, it will see some solid 8.50's @ 160 on the ET Streets.
I put the car on a diet as well. It is now down to a portly 3270 with me in it.
I still have about 100 more pounds to get out of it. I am putting a glass hatch and a 3 gallon fuel cell up front.

I just started working on the new motor program. It should be a mean one.
The current motor has some aluminum Cobra Jet heads. The new motor will be bigger and have C460 heads.
The C heads are finished and flow some insane numbers. I think the old big block nitrous car will give some of the turbo cars a run for their money.
I plan on keeping the rear suspension like it is. I really like the challenge of the small tire.

Hey Alex, what about the Phoenix tires???

rd

Here are a few new pics.


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Ryan Wilke
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From: Stanton, Michigan 49707
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posted 12-10-2002 10:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ryan Wilke   Click Here to Email Ryan Wilke     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Wireman, that's one sweet ride!
Nice,clean, straight & quick! WAY
It's obvious that you've got the suspension working for ya! Once you get your trans back in & get some seat time to iron it out, you'll have to get back with us as to how well your doing!!

-- Always keep it between the guardrails!
Ryan

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steve'66
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posted 12-10-2002 10:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
YES!

That's an awesome street ride Wireman. What class do you run? NMRA?
Congratulations, we have an NMRA blown '86 stang at our track that runs 9's at 145, but he couldn't hang with you. Plus he runs et drags now, the car was out'a control on streets.

SteveW

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