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afret
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posted 03-27-2003 07:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for afret   Click Here to Email afret     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have an old Hurst Roll Control and am thinking of installing it but would prefer not to mess with the brakes/brake lines if I don't have to. I would only used it for burnouts with an automatic and was wondering if it is really necessary. Other than wearing out the rear brake shoes, if you heat up the tires in the water without a linelock, would it hurt anything? Thanks for any advice.

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capri man
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posted 03-27-2003 08:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for capri man   Click Here to Email capri man     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
you cant install the roll controll WITHOUT messing with the brake lines. heating up the tires without the line lock will not hurt anything but will wear out the rear brakes pretty quick. by using the line lock, you can adjust your rear brakes up more for a better launch. why are you hiding your idenity from us??? we dont bite!

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Ryan Wilke
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posted 03-27-2003 10:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ryan Wilke   Click Here to Email Ryan Wilke     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by capri man:
... you can adjust your rear brakes up more for a better launch.

Mike,
What do ya mean by that...please explain a bit more - I'm not sure I follow you.

Thanks,
Ryan

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steve'66
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posted 03-27-2003 11:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Ryan Wilke:
Mike,
What do ya mean by that...please explain a bit more - I'm not sure I follow you.

Thanks,
Ryan


Ryan,

He means that people adjust their rear brakes loose to allow burnouts w/o a linelock. With a line lock yo can adjust the rear brakes properly.

SteveW

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capri man
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posted 03-28-2003 07:43 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for capri man   Click Here to Email capri man     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
thanks steve, yes because during a burnout using a line lock there is no brake fluid pressure being applied to the rear brakes. only the front.

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mike r
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afret
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posted 03-28-2003 10:59 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for afret   Click Here to Email afret     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks Capri Man for the info. I stopped being lazy and filled out my profile. I looked at the line lock solenoid and it takes a NPT to flare nut adapter to hook the brake lines to the solenoid. Can a NPT fitting handle the pressure? Also there is a lot more room to hook up the unit on the rear brake line near the rear end. Anybody do it this way? I figure you can activate the unit before engaging the brake to cut off the rear brakes to heat the tires. What do you guys think?

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rockafellz
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posted 03-28-2003 11:17 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for rockafellz   Click Here to Email rockafellz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by afret:
Also there is a lot more room to hook up the unit on the rear brake line near the rear end. Anybody do it this way? I figure you can activate the unit before engaging the brake to cut off the rear brakes to heat the tires. What do you guys think?

If i'm not mistaken, I believe the line lock gets connected to the front brakes. You press the brakes firmly, activate the line lock, then release the brakes, thus releasing brake fluid pressure to the rear brakes. I believe that's how it works, but correct me if i'm wrong anyone.

Erik

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steve'66
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posted 03-28-2003 11:27 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Erik's got it right.

SteveW

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capri man
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posted 03-28-2003 11:45 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for capri man   Click Here to Email capri man     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
actually it will work either way. but if you are going to drag race, it has to be connected to the non drive wheels. get the installation kit that go's with the unit. it will be a lot cheaper than trying to buy everything seperatly. and you will still make a few trips to the hardware store.
good luck

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mike r
racing is real
everything else is just a game.
81 capri-7.51 @89mph 1/8
1.54 60 ft.
http://prestage.com/site/site_display.asp?SiteID=141

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Ryan Wilke
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posted 03-28-2003 03:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ryan Wilke   Click Here to Email Ryan Wilke     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by steve'66:
He means that people adjust their rear brakes loose to allow burnouts w/o a linelock. With a line lock yo can adjust the rear brakes properly. SteveW

Thanks for the clarifications, SteveW & mike r!

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