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stoker
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From: folsom,cal,
Registered: Jan 2002

posted 03-23-2003 10:31 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for stoker        Reply w/Quote
which are more effective helping plant tires to improve holeshot?i have five leaf reverse eyelet springs.i dont notice any wheel hop or spring wrap up.i dont want to take away any street driveability,but when i do run at drags (maybe three times ayear)the drag radials were a little bit of a letdown (did not unhook one inch front sway bar).dont want to change setup,just looking to better my 60ft by a tenth or two (best is 2.08 without any bar on leafsprings)motor is making around 400 ft lbs torque down low with 2900 stall and 3.25 rear (tire is 24.5 tall)any suggestions?

Moneymaker
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posted 03-23-2003 12:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker        Reply w/Quote
Don't waste you time with the underide bars unless you want the "look".
All they do is keep the rear end from twisting.

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steve'66
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From: Sonoma,CA,USA
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posted 03-23-2003 01:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66        Reply w/Quote
They are ok for road racing, but not for drag racing. I tried them on the '66 years ago.

SteveW

stoker
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From: folsom,cal,
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posted 03-23-2003 09:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for stoker        Reply w/Quote
steve,what type of slapper bars did you use before the cal tracs?i cant justify the time or dough for caltracs,do you still have slapper bars?do you think they would help in my application?mayby we can make a deal?

jsracingbbf
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posted 03-23-2003 10:03 PM              Reply w/Quote
If Steve doesn't have or want to sell his old traction bars, I have a set in the attic I'll sell you for 20 bucks and you pay the shipping. They have solid bolts instead of rubber snubbers but I ran them that way. I used them on my 70 footbrake car with solid spring bushings. Steve's might be better for the street if they have the rubber snubbers.
good luck!

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steve'66
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posted 03-23-2003 10:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66        Reply w/Quote
They're Lakewood's for the 3" dia 9" axle tubes. They worked pretty good, what did you do about your brakes?

SteveW

Fastymz
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posted 03-24-2003 02:01 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz        Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by steve'66:
They're Lakewood's for the 3" dia 9" axle tubes. They worked pretty good, what did you do about your brakes?

SteveW


I forgot about the 9" in your car,they wont work on my cars small 8" shafts.

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stoker
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Posts: 159
From: folsom,cal,
Registered: Jan 2002

posted 03-24-2003 08:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for stoker        Reply w/Quote
still debating what to doabout rear drums.brake shop said they were just a little out of tolerance to be turned.so,after spending a ton of time trying to locate and comming up empty,i made it a low priority, LOL.i have thirteen inch baer trac race rotors on front,so stopping is no prob (made first return road at sacto going thru lites at 122)i heard you got yours turned.did you find any sources?my rear has three inch axle tubes that dont neck down,but i have reverse eyelet springs.if lakewood bars will work and you want to sell let me know.thanks

steve'66
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From: Sonoma,CA,USA
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posted 03-24-2003 09:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66        Reply w/Quote
Yeah, e-mail me.
We have the same rear so they'll work fine. You want some clamps for your springs too, or 4 leaf std eye springs for the rear all clamped up?


Drums just a little out of tolerance? Heck mine were more than a little out. But I got 'em turned anyway.


SteveW

65racecoupe
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From: Tempe, AZ,
Registered: May 2002

posted 03-25-2003 03:14 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 65racecoupe        Reply w/Quote
This post kinda lost me.

I need something that helps road racing and helps at the drags.

(65 coupe with stock style susp. and 9 inch with Disc Brakes)

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