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Brian

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« on: August 18, 2012, 10:10:59 AM »

I might go again next week....change a few things on the motor and see if it helps.  I could easily see myslef snowballing into the drag racing thing with the wagon....I had a hoot.
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« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2012, 04:19:58 PM »

loose the spare tire, jack and any other junk you have.  Raise the tire pressure a bit.
 
Starve yourself for the week too.  LOL
 
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« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2012, 07:46:37 PM »

Good advice Steve....I'll drop 60lbs just getting the spare and jack hardware out.  As for starving myself for the week....don't care about the times that much...yet.


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« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2012, 08:01:22 PM »

For your kickdown lever on the carb, put a quarter inch bolt and nut aft of the carb pin that operates it. This will raise the line pressure of the transmission shifting and a quarter inch bolt (and nut) will raise the shift point about 1000rpm. Being full throttle, the extra line pressure is a good thing, just make sure you remove it when you drive home, it will not let the trans shift into second until about 25mph and into third until about 40mph.
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« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2012, 09:21:07 AM »

Well with the 2.76's I wasn't  shifting into 2nd until about 1/2 track or better, and was still in 2nd gear through the traps.


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« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2012, 01:41:19 PM »


Quote from: thrashingcows
Good advice Steve....I'll drop 60lbs just getting the spare and jack hardware out.  As for starving myself for the week....don't care about the times that much...yet.

OK  Just don't eat the products then.  LOL
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« Reply #6 on: August 19, 2012, 01:46:30 PM »


Quote from: dana44
For your kickdown lever on the carb, put a quarter inch bolt and nut aft of the carb pin that operates it. This will raise the line pressure of the transmission shifting and a quarter inch bolt (and nut) will raise the shift point about 1000rpm. Being full throttle, the extra line pressure is a good thing, just make sure you remove it when you drive home, it will not let the trans shift into second until about 25mph and into third until about 40mph.
Or have I  been behind a diesel too long.  I know once I hit #4, it feels like the booster rockets kicked in.  5 is when the impulse engines are at full speed and 6 is warp drive.  Well I am over 1100 Ft Lb of torque by then.
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« Reply #7 on: August 19, 2012, 07:30:09 PM »

Nothing wrong with a little extra line pressure with all that weight and torque. 440s are good for a little top end fun, that little extra line pressure is better for the transmission, especially at full throttle for 16 seconds or so.
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« Reply #8 on: August 20, 2012, 05:53:08 PM »

I'll try and remember to do that.  Regardless of leaving the tranny in drive, or me shifting manually, it still never got out of 2nd gear through the 1/4 mile.
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« Reply #9 on: August 20, 2012, 06:27:03 PM »

Seeing that "Behemouth" T&C going down the quarter mile must be quite a sight. Wish I could be there to see it.
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« Reply #10 on: August 21, 2012, 10:03:32 AM »


Quote from: thrashingcows
Not bad for a  stock 440 with 90K miles, a 727 with about the same milage, and a 2.76 open rear end....and all that in a 4000lb car with a 270lb driver. ;)




Just read in Hemmings Muscle Machines about a '73 Dodge Cop Car doing a 15 second run at 87 MPH.  No!!!
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« Reply #11 on: August 21, 2012, 10:07:21 AM »


Quote from: POLARACO
loose the spare tire, jack and any other junk you have.  Raise the tire pressure a bit.
 
Starve yourself for the week too.  LOL
 

I agree, except for the tire pressure.  The other drivers at Famoso told e to drop mine to 20 psi.  That's wen I hit the 16.3.  Prior to that, and while dropping smaller amounts every run (5) I had done a 16.5.  I am running TAs and they are rather hard to begin with.

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« Reply #12 on: August 21, 2012, 11:23:59 AM »

Well with the wagon I had no problem with traction...torqued it up to around 2K RPM on the starting line and dumped the brake, and mashed the throttle...never spun "the" tire...
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« Reply #13 on: August 22, 2012, 01:35:45 PM »

That's good.  I did a 180 foot burnout my second run - embarrassing!!!  One tire too....
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