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#1059839 - 08/23/11 04:40 AM Launch video
mafo Offline
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Registered: 02/08/09
Posts: 1009
Loc: Finland
just want to show you a couple of vids,
here s a typical me against a chevy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vshMW8I-bGk&feature=related


and here s a slow motion launch, long video so you can start at the middle
If someone knows what to do about the front wheel wobble, let s hear it

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RlZMelhbIrk

and I know I was late but it was a qualifying run...
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#1059840 - 08/23/11 05:44 AM Re: Launch video [Re: mafo]
slippery440 Offline
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Registered: 01/20/03
Posts: 1142
Loc: Central New York
NICE!!!!!!!!! GREAY LOOKING CAR
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#1059841 - 08/23/11 06:40 AM Re: Launch video [Re: slippery440]
jim sciortino Offline
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Registered: 04/22/07
Posts: 1991
Loc: Trumbull,CT.
Sweet.....

One word about the wooble: AlterKation.

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#1059842 - 08/23/11 07:45 AM Re: Launch video [Re: jim sciortino]
POS Dakota Offline
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Registered: 12/27/09
Posts: 1074
Loc: detroit, mi
Man it sounds really good!

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#1059843 - 08/23/11 08:04 AM Re: Launch video [Re: jim sciortino]
mafo Offline
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Registered: 02/08/09
Posts: 1009
Loc: Finland
our rules are pretty clear about that, stock front suspension only, steering can be after market
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#1059844 - 08/23/11 08:22 AM Re: Launch video [Re: mafo]
jim sciortino Offline
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Registered: 04/22/07
Posts: 1991
Loc: Trumbull,CT.
Quote:

our rules are pretty clear about that, stock front suspension only, steering can be after market


So much for that idea.

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#1059845 - 08/23/11 09:48 AM Re: Launch video [Re: jim sciortino]
bonefish Offline
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Registered: 11/03/04
Posts: 7105
Loc: s.w.fl
my road runner wobbled just like that,never did figer it out.finnally i just quit worrin about it.

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#1059846 - 08/23/11 03:47 PM Re: Launch video [Re: bonefish]
Mopar-Al Offline
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Registered: 06/03/04
Posts: 6780
Loc: Alabama
Maybe put some limiters on. Like a cable to control the suspension a bit more. The geometry settles back to normal at set height and rebound. It used to be common practice back in the late 80's on bracket cars as I remember. It would be easy enough to test.

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#1059847 - 08/23/11 04:32 PM Re: Launch video [Re: Mopar-Al]
theraif Online   tonguue
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Registered: 10/03/03
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Loc: my own world
Love hearing that small block sing
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#1059848 - 08/23/11 04:35 PM Re: Launch video [Re: Mopar-Al]
mafo Offline
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Posts: 1009
Loc: Finland
I m gonna test limiters but I really want to keep max front end travel for our airfield tracks, I know there has to be a way around this, just look at the SS cars
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#1059849 - 08/23/11 05:49 PM Re: Launch video [Re: mafo]
jim sciortino Offline
top fuel

Registered: 04/22/07
Posts: 1991
Loc: Trumbull,CT.
Quote:

I m gonna test limiters but I really want to keep max front end travel for our airfield tracks, I know there has to be a way around this, just look at the SS cars


Exactly.....

Maybe give a shout to one of the SS chassis builders. Might be some creative bending involved.

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#1059850 - 08/23/11 06:18 PM Re: Launch video [Re: jim sciortino]
Stroker Scamp Offline
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Registered: 11/03/04
Posts: 3455
Loc: pacific northwest
very nice, that car just hauls
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#1059851 - 08/23/11 06:35 PM Re: Launch video [Re: mafo]
MR_P_BODY Offline
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Registered: 06/13/03
Posts: 51000
Loc: Romeo MI
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I m gonna test limiters but I really want to keep max front end travel for our airfield tracks, I know there has to be a way around this, just look at the SS cars




You better do a toe curve on it... I can see that as
the body starts going up the toe goes toe OUT big time...
which is bad and the toe out is causing flex in the
steering arms, idler and what not... gotta keep the
toe in at 0 or slightly toe in
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#1059852 - 08/23/11 06:50 PM Re: Launch video [Re: MR_P_BODY]
Todd Offline
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Registered: 02/23/10
Posts: 1377
Loc: Ohio
Quote:

Quote:

I m gonna test limiters but I really want to keep max front end travel for our airfield tracks, I know there has to be a way around this, just look at the SS cars




You better do a toe curve on it... I can see that as
the body starts going up the toe goes toe OUT big time...
which is bad and the toe out is causing flex in the
steering arms, idler and what not... gotta keep the
toe in at 0 or slightly toe in



100%
The toe goes way out. Need to check the bump steer and get it to or as close to 0 change as possible though out the travel. Sweet Ride!
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#1059853 - 08/23/11 08:47 PM Re: Launch video [Re: Todd]
tubtar Offline
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Registered: 11/07/09
Posts: 2461
Loc: St. Paul , Mn.
That motor at full song is SWEET ! Looks great Ken.
I can't help with the wobble , but I could watch that car lap all day.

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#1059854 - 08/23/11 08:50 PM Re: Launch video [Re: Todd]
LA360 Offline
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Registered: 01/20/03
Posts: 5587
Loc: Melbourne , Australia
As has been mentioned, I would check the bump steer.
Did you still want an Australian Valiant Grill Ken, I am having abit of a clear out. Shoot me an email if you still do.

Thanks
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#1059855 - 08/24/11 01:04 AM Re: Launch video [Re: LA360]
mafo Offline
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Registered: 02/08/09
Posts: 1009
Loc: Finland
seems like its time to dig up that old Direct Connection chassis manual and try to get it sorted out,
Alan, I still want one, pretty rare here...
Tubtar, get a plane ticket
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#1059856 - 08/24/11 10:54 AM Re: Launch video [Re: mafo]
deaks Offline
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Posts: 3118
Loc: robin hood country
It sounds great, like a high pitch whistle, maybe the resonance from the trees.
Reminds me of the MX gp i went to in Belgium.
Mick
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#1059857 - 08/24/11 12:21 PM Re: Launch video [Re: deaks]
451Guy Offline
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Registered: 02/03/06
Posts: 428
Loc: Alberta, Canada
I have lots of videos of current Super Stock world record holding cars that do exactly the same thing. My factory front suspension Demon did it also. Does not make it right but I think it is in the factory front end design.
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