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Technical Dead X

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by goldigger, Oct 27, 2020.

  1. goldigger
    Joined: May 29, 2008
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    just be reading Hop Up special No5 and there is an article about a guy scratch building a speedster but I don't understand part of it and I quote "Friend Mike Bowling donated a heavily heated plus bent Model T rear spring that negates having any real suspension but being at Dead X meant better take off and no wheel hop" unquote.
    What is Dead X tried googling it but all I get is not found. I am really curious about this can anyone fill me in on this please.
    Nige
     
  2. Budget36
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    Maybe another term for a dead perch?
     
  3. J. A. Miller
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    @mike bowling is a member on here. He should see this alert to this thread and answer your question.
     
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  4. squirrel
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    dead center is what dead X means, I think
     
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  5. J. A. Miller
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    I was thinking that it meant "dead nuts" as in "exactly on". Exactly on what? I don't know.
     
  6. hoop
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    I think it means no rear suspension Like a dragster or altered
     
  7. Bandit Billy
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    We could ask OJ...what? too soon?
     
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  8. seb fontana
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    Spring was heated and bent so much its Dead on the Axle.
     
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  9. -Brent-
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    Now I want to know, too!
     
  10. I'm in with 'straight across with no arch'....... but that's just a guess. :oops:
     
  11. DDDenny
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    "I heard it on the X".
     
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  12. adam401
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    Ray is fatherray on instagram just ask him. I don't think he's on here ever anymore?
     
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  13. 302GMC
    Joined: Dec 15, 2005
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    Up here, it was ''dead ax'', as in dead axle, meaning no travel.
     
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