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Technical Simple speed tricks

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Lloyd's paint & glass, Oct 5, 2020.

  1. Sunoco 260, "that blue gas, man!"
  2. Harv
    Joined: Jan 16, 2008
    Posts: 656

    from Sydney

    I had to look up what gas line antifreeze was... it don't get cold enough down here for anyone to sell it. :D

    Looks like it is mainly methanol. I guess with an alky/gas mix in the tank, the guys could wind the timing out a bit without knocking.

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  3. Almostdone
    Joined: Dec 19, 2019
    Posts: 814


    A friend had a wreck and took his hood off. He rerouted his windshield washer hose over the driver’s front fender. At a stop light one time some guys gave him crap about his dented car. He pushed the button, bullseye! Right in the face of that guy.

    Oh, and it seemed to go faster after that.
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  4. Budget36
    Joined: Nov 29, 2014
    Posts: 10,862


    Anyone mention turns the side mirrors in to lessen drag? Always thought it helped staying straight too;)
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  5. Probably gotta make sure both are at the same angle or it could push the car one way or another :D
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  6. Ah i never owned anything that was actually fast, but bygod they were to me. My late model daily driver pickup with a 5.7 hemi would probably smoke my 57, but we'll never know lmao. Sometimes i wish i was a tuner, but i chose autobody lol. Guess I'd rather look good going slow ;)
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  7. So we did unhook the back brakes on an old C10 i had, pulled the hard line out of the block at the rear rubber hose, cut the head off of a nail and stuck it in the line, hooked it back up. Instant roll control baby! Wasted those back tires that night ;)
  8. Aviation Gas would kick up the octane to 145.
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  9. wulf powis
    Joined: Jun 19, 2017
    Posts: 64

    wulf powis

    Thanks for the memories! I had forgotten about the spring spacers we would put in the front springs to give the dragster look and then come in with a slinky dog slant after hitting a speed bump and losing a couple on one side. Oh for some more youth.
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  10. ekimneirbo
    Joined: Apr 29, 2017
    Posts: 3,185


    I always thought the master of rule interpretation and fooling the tech crews was Smokey Yunik.......Lots of stories about his genius.
  11. 6sally6
    Joined: Feb 16, 2014
    Posts: 2,151


    Here's one "I heard" about from a tech guy at the local dirt track.....
    Guy was a consistent winner but no matter how many times he was protested(tore down) nobody could figure out his trick.
    (THE TRICK).......
    They ran a VERY illegal camshaft BUT....under the engine beside the oil pan and under the header he welded a 2.5" section of pipe. Inside the pipe he had an oily stock/legal camshaft. Whenever he was protested, and did a tear down, they would pull the oily legal cam out(still hot like the one in the engine!) and the tech guy would mic it and look it over and call it legal.......
    winner-winner chicken dinner!
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  12. deathrowdave
    Joined: May 27, 2014
    Posts: 3,098

    from NKy

    Mine I guess was claimed 332 Cube solid lifter and was running 428 Cube solid lifter cam . Advance the cam timing on the timing chain . Painted my sidewinder engine color , never open the hood unless home alone . I had 2 Fairlanes same exact car , color , interior , trans , only difference one 289 one 427 or 428 . Want to play slip away , run home return with the big block . Remove spare tire jack , rear window regulators , battery into the trunk over right rear wheel . One extra leaf in rt rear spring . Different rate front springs , with flat plates on top mounting surface . 60s Ford guys will understand this . That light body car was about as ill handling as I have ever driven , I was just a kid and did not know the difference .
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  13. Harv
    Joined: Jan 16, 2008
    Posts: 656

    from Sydney

    Some of the tech guys are pretty blind (our local drag strip checks little more than battery hold down), but it would be pretty hard to miss a 2.5"x1'6" length of waterpipe... especially on an engine know to be suspect.

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  14. Rodsports
    Joined: Sep 24, 2018
    Posts: 51


    Dana Barlow, very cool Mate, very cool.
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  15. I think just owning this book/mag was good for 10-20 HP
    speed book.jpg
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  16. 1ton
    Joined: Dec 3, 2010
    Posts: 645


    A cheap set of headers with the mufflers hangin low, air shocks in the back with fat tires stickin out of the wheel wells. Good to go.
    Last edited: Oct 22, 2020
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  17. Dick Stevens
    Joined: Aug 7, 2012
    Posts: 3,516

    Dick Stevens

    Yes, that story sounds like a bench racing story told while enjoying a few cold beverages!
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