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JoeD
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posted 03-05-2003 10:32 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for JoeD     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
As I prepare my 65 Mustang for racing I need tire help. I plan to use tires just for racing and street tires at other times.
I read somewhere that there was a tire that you did NOT need to heat-up that still worked. I'm not big on wasting time doing a burn-out if I can get-by without it. Is there such a tire?

Thanks,
Joe

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Just Strokin
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From: Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Registered: Dec 2001

posted 03-05-2003 10:56 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Just Strokin   Click Here to Email Just Strokin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Joe,

I am sure you have seen the smoky burn-outs at the track. Usually this is a waste of time and money (faster wear of the slicks). I have had good luck with E/T's and Hoosier's doing just enough burn-out to get the tires smoking and then pull straight to the line. For most bracket racing, the tires will last a season, maybe two. Infact, E/T's say little or no burn out required.

Next time you are at the track, look at the white lettering on the tires, if it is brownish, then usually they are doing too long of a burn out.

Also, the key to a good burn out is to start in the highest gear you can with a 4 spd that will let the tires spin or with an auto, shift into high gear as fast as you can during the burn out. This will spin the tires faster and generate the heat in them quicker reducing the wear on them.

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Larry

No fast Fords at this time but one fine cruising 96 F350 CC DRW Power Strokin diesel.
And one rusty 64 Fairlane nick-named the Rust Bucket....And sometimes called the Money Pit...

The sounds of a brain dropping into gear.....
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JoeD
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posted 03-05-2003 11:12 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for JoeD     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just Strokin,

It was the ET's that I was reading about. I figure I'll use them and try it without a burnout at first as I'm a rookie at this.
I have a 64 Fairlane and it sounds like our cars could be twins. I live in Arizona but this car has been somewhere else in it's lifetime. I'm heading to the driveway now to start working on the floors, or what's left of them.
That's alright because it will be an awe-inspiring car when it's done.
Take care back there in Ol' Alabammy.

Joe

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bluestreek
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From: Athens,GA
Registered: Jul 2001

posted 03-05-2003 11:12 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for bluestreek   Click Here to Email bluestreek     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If you're running a stick shift or clutch rearend, be careful doing a burnout in any gear higher than 2nd. Have someone watch your tires and make sure they are both spinning. The clutches in the rear or tranny can fry quickly if the tires aren't turning.

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1966 Mustang Coupe: Custom glass hood and BIG scoop sits atop a 289 stroked to 331 c.i., Steel crank and girdle, 5.4 H-beams, Forged slugs, ported TFS alum. heads, ported Stealth 8020 intake, CompCams Xtreme Solid Roller, Holley 750 HP, long tubes, 4speed, 9" 3.50 posi, BFG Drag radials..

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Hans olsson
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posted 03-05-2003 11:26 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hans olsson   Click Here to Email Hans olsson     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The M/T ET Drag is long lasting and needs only a short burnout.

Hans

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clevelandstyle
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From: Connersville, IN
Registered: Jul 2001

posted 03-05-2003 12:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for clevelandstyle     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I believe that M/T requires a break in for the first burn out. They also have different burn out procedures for stick and auto cars. I've read it on there web site before, but I can't remember the details.

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Ben
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Fstln69
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From: Westmont,il
Registered: Jan 2003

posted 03-05-2003 04:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fstln69   Click Here to Email Fstln69     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
With my wonderful limited slip burnouts are impossible.I drive around the water do two short hops(just to clean tires)and stage.Look at the pics i think that seems to work. 10x26 mt's

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D&S Induction Systems
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From: Columbia Heights Mn U.S.A.
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posted 03-05-2003 08:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for D&S Induction Systems   Click Here to Email D&S Induction Systems     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A few years back I drove my street/strip daily dirver all summer long on a set of 10" slicks... GOOD TIMES, GOOD TIMES.

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