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Old 12-02-2018, 11:28 AM   #771
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Default Re: H-I-J '76 Nova re-fit.

Glad to see it on the track, Todd.

When starting out with a QJet, I always advise people to use a known good carb. It can save hours of headaches and give you a benchmark for your own carb(s). -Al
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Old 12-02-2018, 02:08 PM   #772
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Last week she was working under the dash, I went to put the clip back in the brake rod but couldn't find it, looked for about 30 minutes till we found it stuck in her hair.
Lol.

My daughter has long hair too. When she was little, we used to find remnants of her last meal in it. Like behind her ears, not just on the tips.
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Old 12-02-2018, 11:31 PM   #773
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Glad to see it on the track, Todd.

When starting out with a QJet, I always advise people to use a known good carb. It can save hours of headaches and give you a benchmark for your own carb(s). -Al
Trying to borrow a good one to test, I may have to buy a couple just to have spares.
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Old 12-02-2018, 11:34 PM   #774
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Lol.

My daughter has long hair too. When she was little, we used to find remnants of her last meal in it. Like behind her ears, not just on the tips.
They'll never go hungry.
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Old 12-12-2018, 04:10 PM   #775
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Old 12-12-2018, 04:50 PM   #776
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Default Re: H-I-J '76 Nova re-fit.

Hi Todd,
What gear is she doing a burnout in, it looks like 2nd? Have you tried 3rd gear, as that will have a higher wheel speed and require a lower engine RPM to do so.

Also what are your thoughts on the wheelie bar?

Again very cool build!
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Hi Todd,
What gear is she doing a burnout in, it looks like 2nd? Have you tried 3rd gear, as that will have a higher wheel speed and require a lower engine RPM to do so.

Also what are your thoughts on the wheelie bar?

Again very cool build!
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Yes Sean 2nd gear, I agree 3rd would be a better option but I think shes too inexperienced and would stress the trans too much, we'll work into that. The bar is of high quality and is real nice, Ken said he runs them about 10" off the ground but at that height it would easily get pushed into the bumper on a hard launch so I set it at maybe 8", well I didn't realize just how much the axle wraps up with these leafs so even on a soft launch it will bounce the wheel off the track. I'm going to call Caltrac and see if it's normal or I have to change something in the suspension.
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Old 12-12-2018, 07:09 PM   #778
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Todd save the call to cal trac. I chose not to weld my bottom bar on the wheelie bar and just use a bolt to set height (I figured I would weld it once I made a few runs so I can set height perfect) and mine hit the ground so hard it broke the bolt on a pass leaving the bar dragging down the track !!! I set my bar 13 inches on these runs. Now its 15 inches off the ground to hopefully not have it hit on the leave.

I think its a stick car thing as far as axle movement maybe a good shock will stabalize it a bit more idk.
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Old 12-12-2018, 08:05 PM   #779
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Todd save the call to cal trac. I chose not to weld my bottom bar on the wheelie bar and just use a bolt to set height (I figured I would weld it once I made a few runs so I can set height perfect) and mine hit the ground so hard it broke the bolt on a pass leaving the bar dragging down the track !!! I set my bar 13 inches on these runs. Now its 15 inches off the ground to hopefully not have it hit on the leave.

I think its a stick car thing as far as axle movement maybe a good shock will stabalize it a bit more idk.
I did the same thing, bolted it to get it right then I'll weld. Crazy how much it moves. I have a new set of DA shocks on the way to replace the Caltrac shocks.
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Old 12-12-2018, 11:19 PM   #780
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Not sure if it was shenanigans but when ken found my car was a stick he sold me on a bigger diameter bar. It’s crazy how violent the bars move shifting a stick. ( could see it in your first vid )

When I recently ordered my rear shocks Marty had me measure from the mounting spot to the cal tracs with the rear end hanging. He mentioned some stick guys having issues with to short of rear shock travel.
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