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  • #31
    ANOTHER DAY when we all miss Alex... ...who willingly gave us all pointers and shared his experiences with us all who simply asked......

    Originally posted by Dennis112 View Post
    That sounds like a lot of drop during a shift. Your probably using the clutch-are you leaving off the gas too?
    I don't claim to know anything about anything, but, if handed the microphone, I'd have to say I agree that sounds like a lot of RPM drop between shifts.... I seem to recall a 1000 rpm drop between was the norm..... Ideal shifting technique - stab the clutch at gear change but never let up on the accelerator.......

    Originally posted by Dennis112 View Post
    Are you running a racing tire in the front or a common street radial? I'd like to see more air there.
    A front racing tire would be much lighter than a street tire too.....

    Ryan

    Quality means doing it right when no one is looking. - Henry Ford

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    • #32
      Thanks for the suggestions guys! A little more info on the current set-up. The front tires are MT 26x3.5's. I run them low like that to slow down the car reaction. Back when I ran them at 40 - 45psi, I'd red light far to often. This helped a ton. Rob Youngblood set the clutch up and doesn't want it ran down below 4 turns which is 1,160lbs of base. Different clutch design? I actually only had 8.5 turns in it. Started off at 7 instead of 8 like I used to run. That's still 1,820 lbs though. As far as rpm drop. I'll use my GoPro to get a certain answer for you guys. It's tough to watch the tach early in the run and I was shifting at 8,100 and it look'd to drop to the upper 6k zone. It's a five speed so you wouldn't think it would drop much. As far as shift technique Ryan, it's clutchless so if I lifted in any gear but 5th, it would drop into neutral. Balls to the wall!! LOL

      Thanks for the suggestions guys, plenty to do on the next trip!
      1965 Poppy Red Three Peddle Gear Banger
      347 Stock Block Pump Gas Street/Strip 10.44 @ 125.97 Old Combo
      363 Dart Block Pump Gas Street/Strip - Under Construction

      2005 Torch Red Topless Three Peddle 12 valve Monster
      244 Stock Block Pump Gas Street /Street Much Slower


      Current CI Count - 103

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      • #33
        Just got off the phone with Rob at Advanced and Dennis, you hit it right on the head....waaaay to much clutch. That and I'm leaving to low. I'll drop the front shock extension all of the way down as suggested and take the clutch down to 4 turns (1160 lbs) with a 6,200 launch. If it doesn't slip the clutch during the run maybe even bring it down more. Don't think I'll mess with rear pressure until I get a handle on the launch then bring it up. As far as front pressure, maybe I can bring that up down the road if the extra clutch slip keeps the lights plenty green. I miss understood Rob on no less than 4 turns. He was down to 1.5 in his stocker with this same clutch so around 700 lbs on a nine inch tire and cutting low 1.30 60's.
        1965 Poppy Red Three Peddle Gear Banger
        347 Stock Block Pump Gas Street/Strip 10.44 @ 125.97 Old Combo
        363 Dart Block Pump Gas Street/Strip - Under Construction

        2005 Torch Red Topless Three Peddle 12 valve Monster
        244 Stock Block Pump Gas Street /Street Much Slower


        Current CI Count - 103

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        • #34
          Poppy65,
          I suspect you'll be knocking on that sub-10 second door sooner than later!

          Ryan

          Quality means doing it right when no one is looking. - Henry Ford

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          • #35
            Originally posted by Poppy65 View Post
            Just got off the phone with Rob at Advanced and Dennis, you hit it right on the head....waaaay to much clutch. That and I'm leaving to low. I'll drop the front shock extension all of the way down as suggested and take the clutch down to 4 turns (1160 lbs) with a 6,200 launch. If it doesn't slip the clutch during the run maybe even bring it down more. Don't think I'll mess with rear pressure until I get a handle on the launch then bring it up. As far as front pressure, maybe I can bring that up down the road if the extra clutch slip keeps the lights plenty green. I miss understood Rob on no less than 4 turns. He was down to 1.5 in his stocker with this same clutch so around 700 lbs on a nine inch tire and cutting low 1.30 60's.
            Glad that you verified your stuff with Rob before pulling out your hair on what to do. Good Luck on your next outing!
            Dennis

            65' STANG Street/Strip

            434W NA, Victor Heads, Super Vic Intake, Bullet SR, Braswell Carb, 11.2:1, Gforce 4 Spd, 4:33, 93 Octane Pump Gas pushing 3550lbs. 9.91@135.56

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            • #36
              Found a video from last year with my old engine before the new front shocks. After installing and tuning those ended up down in the 10.40's


              https://youtu.be/JYc1uBAGTsM
              1965 Poppy Red Three Peddle Gear Banger
              347 Stock Block Pump Gas Street/Strip 10.44 @ 125.97 Old Combo
              363 Dart Block Pump Gas Street/Strip - Under Construction

              2005 Torch Red Topless Three Peddle 12 valve Monster
              244 Stock Block Pump Gas Street /Street Much Slower


              Current CI Count - 103

              Comment


              • #37
                Originally posted by Poppy65 View Post
                Found a video from last year with my old engine before the new front shocks. After installing and tuning those ended up down in the 10.40's


                https://youtu.be/JYc1uBAGTsM
                sweet !!!!
                34 FORD coupe...Cleveland POWERED

                it`s nice to be important but it is more important to be nice.

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                • #38
                  Just got caught up on this Thread. A lot of good questions n info in here. Subscribing and good luck on your next outting.
                  79 Stang, full cage,mini-tubbed,396"W,G-Force G-101 4 spd,4.56's, tagged street/strip 10.28@129.3
                  69 Stang Vert
                  69 Stang Coupe
                  92 Stang 5.0 LX
                  other DD's

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                  • #39
                    How much did you gain with the Viking front shocks? I'm still on the fence about ordering a set of DAs for my car.
                    Rob Hetzler
                    M&M member since Oct 2000, #773
                    Roxboro Dragway 2011 Top ET champion

                    My Photo Page

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                    • #40
                      Originally posted by kid vishus View Post
                      How much did you gain with the Viking front shocks? I'm still on the fence about ordering a set of DAs for my car.
                      It took the bounce out of the landing and picked up a little more than half a tenth. It's gotta be easier on the front end only coming down once.
                      1965 Poppy Red Three Peddle Gear Banger
                      347 Stock Block Pump Gas Street/Strip 10.44 @ 125.97 Old Combo
                      363 Dart Block Pump Gas Street/Strip - Under Construction

                      2005 Torch Red Topless Three Peddle 12 valve Monster
                      244 Stock Block Pump Gas Street /Street Much Slower


                      Current CI Count - 103

                      Comment


                      • #41
                        Thats a good gain for a shock change, in my opinion.
                        Mine probably doesnt stand up as much as yours, so I might not see as much of a gain.
                        Rob Hetzler
                        M&M member since Oct 2000, #773
                        Roxboro Dragway 2011 Top ET champion

                        My Photo Page

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