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Re: Wrecked my car [Re: n20mstr] #2917962
05/03/21 11:07 AM
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Ouch, sorry about the car.

But how are you feeling? Is your back ok?


Rich H.





Re: Wrecked my car [Re: ZIPPY] #2917989
05/03/21 12:07 PM
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Sorry to see this... I saw the photo Friday night. That was a big one. Hope you feel better You'll get her fixed.

Re: Wrecked my car [Re: JACK1440] #2918004
05/03/21 12:36 PM
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Glad you're doing ok, Tony. That must have been a rough landing! I hope you're able to get the car back in action soon, sir.

Re: Wrecked my car [Re: challenger451ci] #2918051
05/03/21 02:51 PM
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Thanks for all the well wishes guys. The car has all stock front suspension and K frame so it is time for a tubular K upgrade....Unfortunate that its in the beginning of the season and not the middle/end. I was really looking forward to this season as a lot of issues have been solved, and it finally looked like the car was going to come around. It had just gone a 5.07 @ 138 with a lot of timing out early and a 1.2 ramp in the progressive. I wanted to make sure it went down the track, The change to a 2 speed definitely solved my traction issues/inconsistency. Unfortunately i had the front a little too loose and it got away from me. That pic is probably 100 or more feet out so it was going pretty decent MPH at that point. Im glad that it came down flat instead of one side , then it would have rolled or shot to one side and maybe hot the wall?? Im trying to be positive LOL

Thanks again


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Re: Wrecked my car [Re: n20mstr] #2918088
05/03/21 04:50 PM
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Tony...The car can be fixed. Sure glad ya didn't roll it!

Re: Wrecked my car [Re: tboomer] #2918140
05/03/21 06:56 PM
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Glad you're ok!


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Re: Wrecked my car [Re: slantzilla] #2918232
05/03/21 10:16 PM
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Best of luck to you hope you feel better

The car can be fixed


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Re: Wrecked my car [Re: bigdad] #2918263
05/04/21 12:24 AM
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Holy FK! Flyin'!!

Re: Wrecked my car [Re: RTSrunner] #2918264
05/04/21 12:27 AM
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Sell posters of that to fund the rebuild wink

Re: Wrecked my car [Re: n20mstr] #2918301
05/04/21 08:06 AM
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Glad you're OK! Sorry to hear about the damage. Always one of my favorite cars.

Re: Wrecked my car [Re: MR_P_BODY] #2918302
05/04/21 08:08 AM
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Why no wheelie bars?


'70 Cuda,...605 Hemi Street Car (6.20 best pass, 1.33 60ft)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WYw6RA-k5Bk (6.25 at 108.75mph from inside car)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3zQEb9uxFng (6.25 at 108mph from outside car)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JCvfzsC4NgM (9.9)
Re: Wrecked my car [Re: Dragula] #2918303
05/04/21 08:09 AM
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Originally Posted by Dragula
Why no wheelie bars?

His class prohibits them.


CHIP
'70 hemicuda...8 sec street car
'69 road runner 440 w/ Indy SRs
'69 road runner 440-6, 4 speed...Dad's ride
'71 Demon 340 resto project
'06 GMC 2500HD LBZ Duramax...toy hauler
'16 Grand Caravan SXT...baby hauler
Re: Wrecked my car [Re: Dragula] #2918313
05/04/21 08:46 AM
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Originally Posted by Dragula
Why no wheelie bars?
old school no bars kid

Re: Wrecked my car [Re: one bad fish] #2918319
05/04/21 09:02 AM
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Originally Posted by one bad fish
Originally Posted by Dragula
Why no wheelie bars?
old school no bars kid

Pretty sure Tony ran bars for a long time?


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'70 hemicuda...8 sec street car
'69 road runner 440 w/ Indy SRs
'69 road runner 440-6, 4 speed...Dad's ride
'71 Demon 340 resto project
'06 GMC 2500HD LBZ Duramax...toy hauler
'16 Grand Caravan SXT...baby hauler
Re: Wrecked my car [Re: an8sec70cuda] #2918321
05/04/21 09:18 AM
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For us novices, what's the technique when this happens?
Stay in it so the landing is softer?

Re: Wrecked my car [Re: an8sec70cuda] #2918322
05/04/21 09:20 AM
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Originally Posted by an8sec70cuda
Originally Posted by Dragula
Why no wheelie bars?

His class prohibits them.


Totally glad he is alright....by the way.

Ok....Call me stupid, how is that NHRA legal then? Why have any safety equipment if they're going to prohibit a basic safety device? Hey I don't like running some of the safety equipment, but that's the rules I am always told when my belts are out or my helmet is out or this or that. I guess I am not understanding why a basic safety device is prohibited from this class and how that is legal to run that way....Let alone very dangerous, no?


'70 Cuda,...605 Hemi Street Car (6.20 best pass, 1.33 60ft)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WYw6RA-k5Bk (6.25 at 108.75mph from inside car)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3zQEb9uxFng (6.25 at 108mph from outside car)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JCvfzsC4NgM (9.9)
Re: Wrecked my car [Re: BDW] #2918325
05/04/21 09:21 AM
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Originally Posted by BDW
For us novices, what's the technique when this happens?
Stay in it so the landing is softer?


I think saving it goes out the window when the rear tires come off the ground. The safest option at the point is just to get it down and stopped. IMO


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Re: Wrecked my car [Re: Bad340fish] #2918392
05/04/21 11:47 AM
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Originally Posted by Bad340fish
Originally Posted by BDW
For us novices, what's the technique when this happens?
Stay in it so the landing is softer?


I think saving it goes out the window when the rear tires come off the ground. The safest option at the point is just to get it down and stopped. IMO


When I did it(2 times) first time I TRIED to pedal it but as soon as it started coming down it slammed down.. second
time was very similar.. I run bars but when I load or unload I have to pull the 2 pins so the bars come up high enough
to get in or out... I am pretty sure if I didnt pedal it MIGHT flip over because all the so called bumper are plastic..
all the bumper reinforcements (both front and rear)are metal but when I built the car I got rid if them.. the car with me and
full of fuel is 2360# race weight.. when I ran the R3 block and W-9 head and a dry sump it weighed a bit more at
2405#
wave


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Re: Wrecked my car [Re: Dragula] #2918444
05/04/21 01:51 PM
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Originally Posted by Dragula
Originally Posted by an8sec70cuda
Originally Posted by Dragula
Why no wheelie bars?

His class prohibits them.


Totally glad he is alright....by the way.

Ok....Call me stupid, how is that NHRA legal then? Why have any safety equipment if they're going to prohibit a basic safety device? Hey I don't like running some of the safety equipment, but that's the rules I am always told when my belts are out or my helmet is out or this or that. I guess I am not understanding why a basic safety device is prohibited from this class and how that is legal to run that way....Let alone very dangerous, no?


There is no NHRA rule that says its mandatory to run wheelie bars.

Re: Wrecked my car [Re: Dragula] #2918445
05/04/21 01:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Dragula
Originally Posted by an8sec70cuda
Originally Posted by Dragula
Why no wheelie bars?

His class prohibits them.


Totally glad he is alright....by the way.

Ok....Call me stupid, how is that NHRA legal then? Why have any safety equipment if they're going to prohibit a basic safety device? Hey I don't like running some of the safety equipment, but that's the rules I am always told when my belts are out or my helmet is out or this or that. I guess I am not understanding why a basic safety device is prohibited from this class and how that is legal to run that way....Let alone very dangerous, no?


You are 100% correct. NO bars was an "equalizer" at first. Now its either Davis VPS (Vehicle Position Sensor) , Racepak Laser ride height sensor or an AMS nitrous controller with GATS. They can all be used to pull a bunch of timing through an ECU when the car goes up past certain degrees of pitch. "electronic wheelie bars" is what it is really. Unfortunately i didnt have any of this.
YES i ran bars for a long time, but then decided to try running Ultra Street , which they are not legal.


....BAD A$$ STREET CAR.....
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