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Topic Discussion » loosening pinions » 6/01/2016 3:53 am

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I use this method on everything from AA/FC to my slowest bracket cars and it has never failed me yet.

Topic Discussion » loosening pinions » 6/01/2016 3:51 am

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I tin the shaft first then I ream and clean the hole in the pinion then I put a drop of acid flux in the hole. I then place the pinion on the tinned shaft and place a hot iron on the pinion holding pressure till it slides on. I use 60/40 solder. let me know how it works for u, good luck

Topic Discussion » gearing » 3/21/2016 2:55 am

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how much does your car weigh as compared to the cars running .850's?
what gears are your friends running?
is your motor broke in properly?

Time Results for Neo Motors » NEO Funny Car Testing Results » 1/14/2016 3:46 am

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I was testing my AA and Neo stuff last weekend and my Neo hard body with Bob's 6 mag in a c-can ran a best of .505 et.at 115 mph.

Tips and frequently asked questions. » reaction time troubles » 1/14/2016 3:40 am

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thank you, I found one at jegs.

Tips and frequently asked questions. » reaction time troubles » 1/11/2016 10:13 am

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hi Steve, where can a practice tree like what you describe be purchased?

Tips and frequently asked questions. » reaction time troubles » 1/05/2016 4:54 am

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racecar28, what ever you do, don't quit man. like most things in life it is just another challenge. these are supposed to be big boys TOYS for fun. Like you said their are as many ways to catch a light as there are racers. I am 61 years old and my reflexes aren't what they used to be but I can usually catch a light anywhere from .005 to .050 lol. I count down as the amber lights go out 1,2,3,go. get in rhythm with the staging lights to the amber then green. PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE AND ABOVE ALL, HAVE FUN. GOOD LUCK

Chassis » have i reached the limit of my edge chassi? » 8/29/2015 9:38 pm

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I agree with Juggler, as long as that car is running smooth and consistant just maitaine it and make some money with it. if it is more speed you are looking for build a lighter chassis with a lexan body, just imagine what a motor like the one u have in a 70 - 90 gram car would run. I have a VR Funny car that weighs 90 grams and runs .60's very consistantly and if I want to run in the .5's I just remove some lead weight. Good luck and above all have fun.

Motors Forum » Setting up a Hawk 19 motor, tell me if I have it figured out. » 8/14/2015 7:34 am

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I would start out with 10/60 because of the weight of your car and it only being 1/8th mile. the other factor will be how far you can glue the track, if only to the tree you may have to soften it up with gear. that is a lot of motor for limited glue. I hope this helps, and let us know how you do.

General Discussion » Motor ? for a Heads Up class. » 8/13/2015 5:16 am

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hi Teddy, are there no motor limitations? if not then a quad 20 should do it nicely if you are allowed to glue the track also a vr20. i would run a 10/60 to start with. because of the weight of your car you might even try a 9 pinion.
good luck

Chassis » tube chassis » 7/13/2015 5:21 pm

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i would use .082" stainless tubing for the chassis and use .072" or .062" for the wheelie bar supports. 

Chassis » tube chassis » 7/13/2015 3:39 am

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it depends on what you are building but the most common size is .072" or .082" stainless, 60/40 works well for soldering chassis.

Tips and frequently asked questions. » Tire questions » 7/09/2015 7:48 am

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fish , barracuda, tuna, pirrhanna rubber? are these just product names given to different manufacturers products? what is the best durameter numbers for high end drag cars? are these the same as what is called natural rubber? has anyone ever tried gum rubber tires?

Motors Forum » Group 20 w/ 45 degree arm » 10/14/2014 8:38 am

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HI Macman,
that looks like a DRS chassis, I have got 3 of the same type chassis that I run s16d motors in and one of them is a corvette funny car. for a year i ran it in brackets and it always ran 10.05-10.10 then i added .05 tubing to stiffen up the rear wheelie bars and rebuilt the motor(blueprinted it) put new .300 wide tires on it just hoping to get into the .9's and when it ran .920 on a new motor i was pleasantly surprised and after 3 more passes it finally setttled in at .905 i can only imagine what your Gr.20 might do, maybe mid .7's.
i just built a MM/PS with a quad Gr20 weighing in at 121 grams, the next time i go to the track will be the end of this month, i hope it runs in the high 7's to low 8's. time will tell..http://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/happy.png

Motors Forum » Group 20 w/ 45 degree arm » 10/10/2014 5:19 am

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have your tires been trued? you may want to try a different compound tire depending on the tracks surface. you might try a different gear ratio like 14/52 or 15/52. glueing a track can be a little tricky, I've had great success glueing the tires and pushing the car till the rear wheels are at the tree then I repeat this 3 times then a final coat of glue on the tires and then holding the rear tires off the track till you have made the stageing lights light up then set it down and gently push down on the rear of the car to seat it and you are ready to go. I should have asked you if there is anyone else at your track running the similar setup as you and if they are running well on that track under the same conditions as you. If others can do it then so can you. GOOD LUCK

Motors Forum » Group 20 w/ 45 degree arm » 10/09/2014 7:57 am

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sorry, i do not know where that =11pt came from.lol

Motors Forum » Group 20 w/ 45 degree arm » 10/09/2014 7:56 am

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are you running 1/8 or 1/4 mile? that is a lot of motor for that weight of car to try and run with only gluing to the tree. what size tires are you running? how are you putting the glue down on the track? (what is your =11ptTechnique) and how many feet is it to your tree? the reason i ask is that i have been to tracks that very as much as 2 feet from one to another, from 3ft to 5 ft.

General Discussion » endbells » 9/24/2014 2:06 am

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what is the inside dimension of the dragmaster can?
Just curious but, why do you have to have a Cahoza endbell?
 

General Discussion » "to Oil Or Not To Oil" That Is The ? » 4/28/2014 6:03 am

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I have experimented with many types of lubricantes and that Kroil Oil seems to me to be by far the best I have ever used. Dip a tooth pic or a needle in and use the smallest of drops (experiment). I hope this helps. Good luck

General Discussion » Kmr Gen 1's Take The Win At Topslots Street Outlaw Race! » 3/02/2014 10:48 pm

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?, are those 1,000' or 1,320' times ? are those all hard body cars? is this for a specific class that ya"ll run out where you live? what are your limitations on the motor? body? chassis?

Thanks, Russ

Motors Forum » Funny Car Gearing » 8/07/2012 6:09 pm

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I would start out with a 12/52 and then experiment from there 13/52, 13/54, untill you find what your car likes. Remember that the faster your car the tighter you have to set your wheelie wheels.

Good luck

Controllers » Adding a relay for around $10.00 » 2/28/2012 6:10 pm

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Does anyone know of a relay switch that you can use a 9 volt battery to activate and will handle 200-300 amps?
I have seen those rather large boxes with 8 ga. wire and clamps. I would like to build one. The 30 amp ones do not hold up to the amp draw of the high power high torque motors.

Thanks,

Russ

.6s club or better. » just went 101.46 » 1/24/2012 5:16 pm

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Hey Eric, what can you tell us about your car and motor and weight, body style?
Also what kind of power does the track have?

Exellent times congrats. 

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