How to drag race your classic

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  1. muddslide

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    When I launch, the tire spins 3 times around before i get traction. I might need to foot break the car.
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    Mess with tire pressures. That may help you. Your running a full slick right? Is the tires grabbing at all, then you blow them off? or are they simply not getting any grip at all when you launch?
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    Someone point me in direction to get some cheap v6 springs for a 65? Might be good to post a place, as allot of us are looking for them I assume.
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    You've got the same problem I have. I'll send you a PM.
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    I'm not. I'm looking for I6 springs. :D
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    Is there another option other than I6 springs that has a lower stance or is that pretty much the way to go?

    I wonder how much "travel" or lightness you would sacrifice if you cut them down to still have that nice lower front end appearance? Right now I have th 620's cut down a little. Before they were cut down they transfered weight OK but after they have been cut they don't seem to do as well....

    I would imagine the 6 cyl springs would be similar is you cut them. Does Moroso or Eibach (sp?) make a drag coil for our cars?
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    I messed around with tire pressure, I started at 16psi and moved down to 8-9psi, they are mt drag radials, et streets, the kind with the lines, basicly a slick with a few groves cut into it.
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    my stall is around 3,800-4,000, I have tried lauching at all difffent rpms, I think i might try to go real low, like a 1,200 stall. At 3,000 rpm, i'm making almost full boost and tourqe. or footbreak the car.
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    I6 springs. Im sorry. :)
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    I dont get drag racing, all you do is go straight! Musn't be my thing
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    Maybe you've never been in a car that carried the wheels so high you couldn't see the ground ahead of you.:D

    Washmo, I have original 6er's in mine and it has a good drag stance. I did here of a company that has started to make them for the SB in our cars. Which confuses me since Moroso only made them for BB, but most of us drive SB.:shrug:
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    I have been in capable cars, but not actually doing wheelies! Hehe it is pretty cool I guess.
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    Pic?
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    Almost done with the motor. :( Still need to get rid of my RPM airgap, and get me a Victor jr. Then it goes in. I'll try to get some pics with the 351 in there now.
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    I'm going to the track the first time Nov 18th so here is another drag racing noob question. Speed shifting. Do I let off the gas a little when I push in the clutch to change gears, or should I keep it floored while pushing in the clutch quickly hoping not to over rev my engine? Another related question: Does a rev limiter allow me to keep the gas pedal floored while shifting since I can't over rev the engine?
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    Sorry. Double post.
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    Shifting is done without lifting gas. As you get better, you won't much of a climb in RPM when you shift. Like 200-300 RPM.THat is kinda what the rev limiter is for. But you don't want to bounce off of it when shifting. IT is there for missed shifts.

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