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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by HEMIBERT, Oct 12, 2015.

  1. Thanks, I appreciate that. It's starting to come around finally. Next week at Clay City has gotten my hopes up really high. Shame it's taken so long, but that's racin. The people of the SEG are so supportive the work is nothing. Moonshiner Josh said it's like a family reunion where you play with cars!
     
  2. glrbird
    Joined: Dec 20, 2010
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    New rubber can make you feel like a HERO! Hooks up now!
     
  3. Oh wow - you're running drums in the front. Some old guy in the staging lanes was complaining about cars running discs. I said "How fast you think these cars are going down at the end of this old track?" ;) That track went down to 1 lane real quick after the finish. We should do some runs showing the times on the board :rolleyes:
     
  4. Danny G
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    The Studebaker has 1949 ford truck drums on the front and olds drums on the rear and stops real good and several people were surprised how well it stopped at Knoxville with that quick left turn
     
  5. I've had no problems so far. Stock 9" Mopar a-body drums. Keep them adjusted and they have less rolling resistance than most discs, but then I'm nowhere near as fast as you!
     
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  6. Yes they do. When wife/crew chief says it's time for tires, you get tires!
     
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  7. That photo is thanks to Jason Cole of ColePhotography. He asked me what lane I'd be in, but I didn't think it would turn out like this!
     
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  8. loudbang
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  9. We are wound up. Had a long talk with Mother MOPAR and she learned me a few things. Clay City will be good for us. Bout time. Enough talk. Don't want to jinks things.
     
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  10. AHotRod
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    Momma knows Best :)
     
  11. Floater03
    Joined: Aug 2, 2010
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    Jason has a fb page where he posts a link to all the pics he takes at the events he attends. There are a bunch of killer shots from Brainerd. He is an outstanding photographer. Oh yea, you can purchase them too
     
  12. Thanks. I saw them, I really liked them, I bought them. Yes, he does do excellent work. Very reasonable priced and great shipping. I need to get hooked up with more of the photographers I see at all the races. I'm sure I could buy some from them too.
     
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  13. Car ran best it has this year. Hooks great, goes straight, but Mother Mopar needs to take the driver out to the shed--I let her down today. W'ell do better at Myrtle Beach.
     
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  14. Uncledirty616
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    I have a buddy who runs a 1961 Falcon with drums. He is in the mid 120s, mph wise. He is just starting to get to where he isn't comfortable with how its stopping. It can be done. If we just ran 1/8th mile i would try it on mine, but unfortunately in the North, most of the tracks are Quarter, and i don't want to try this at 140+
     
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  15. Bad Banana
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    I've gone 138 in the quarter with mine and 4 wheel drums but it has enough wind resistance that you really only need to let off the throttle and the air stops it.....lol.
     
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  16. 35touring
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    Here you go guys, my photo from Mt Park. SE FGassers 2 033.JPG
     
  17. 35touring
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    Photo I took at MT Park this weekend. SE FGassers 2 005.JPG
     
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  18. glrbird
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    P9150031.jpg Back in the day, the shops would 'ARC' the shoes to fit the drum surface exactly. they worked fine with good material on the brake shoes.
     
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  19. D.N.D.
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    My front tube axle was made with 35' Willy's parts and the drums were way over size, and only half of the brake shoes were touching the drum's cause they were bowing a bit

    By the third run in a row being they were getting hot it would take both feet to get her stopped

    No trick lining for the brake shoes back then, kinda crazy but it all worked some how

    DND
     
  20. Thank you very much for the killer picture. I usually wind up running Rusty every race weekend, this time I ran him twice. The results are the same every time, but I'm gaining.
     
  21. Higgy's Henry
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    I finally got to check out your car up close on Saturday. Nice handy work! I wanted to ask about the jack bolts, have you used them a lot? I was thinking of putting some in or just carrying a few sets of coils
     
  22. If I had coils, I'd definitely have jack bolts! I've thought about changing to coils, collected the parts to do it, but just too much other stuff to sort out right now. It would be lighter and softer, I believe.
     
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  23. Higgy's Henry
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    Oh, I should have looked closer!! What are these for?!
    IMG_20160910_171813.jpg
     
  24. Is that on my car? If so, where? Sure looks like a jack bolt!
     
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  25. Higgy's Henry
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    Lmao!! Now I'm confused, looking through th back window over the rear axle?! Are these your peadals?
    IMG_20160910_165906.jpg
     
  26. Higgy's Henry
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    Maybe just maybe they were on Snake Bite. You guys were parked close together I think. Annnnnd, you two are the only ones with rear windows large enough to take that picture!!!
     
  27. Yes, those are mine.
     
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  28. I think it was Snake Bite. We were next to each other. Glad to see he has them. I want to check his out.
     
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  29. Tested last night at Bristol. Seem to have the launch figured out! Now for the next 600 ft. BRISTOL.jpg
     
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  30. saltflats
    Joined: Aug 14, 2007
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    from Missouri

    Did the same thing wonder if we will make the commercial.
     
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