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Hey Bill,
This is the set up that I used(still use on the street) for drag racing,ect. Go to
"Auto Weld chassis.com"
Super Stang 8.8 section
Part #1450C Top Control Arm Kit for "Cobra"
A lot of "good" info there.
hth
Butch
Please forgive the ignorance of my question but I currently run a 3 link in the rear. Will these still apply?

Thanks!

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Driveshaft loop is in.
I’ll be taking the car to the nostalgia drag races at St Thomas dragway next summer.
I ran my ‘54 Country Squire Woody Wagon there this past summer and it did an impressive 11.01 1/8 with a 292 Y-Block and Fordomatic.
I expect the roadster to be much faster ;)




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Looks like we’re going to test and tune this weekend.

New harness is in, drag radials are mounted and balanced, shift lift is wired up.

I’ve got my helmet and other safety gear ready to go!


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Glad this thread came back up... If no one said... I would drain the radiator and put in water.. Drag strips get pissed if you blow a hose and dump that slick stuff on the track.
Good luck and have fun and post your times.
 

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Line lock may be in the future,
We’ll see how Saturday goes


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4 link and instant centers. Sports cars usually use zero weight transfer so that too much throttle won't affect the front wheel traction. Drag cars need more rear-wheel traction. Raising the front of the lower bar increases weight xfer, traction, and dragability.
 

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We had a great time!
Originally we were supposed to go to the Big-Go Drags at St. Thomas Raceway, but that was canceled. I was able to talk the guys in to going to test and tie at Toronto Motorsports Park in Cayuga.
We drove out Saturday morning, ran until 5pm when the Canadian Sport Compact guys arrived, then we grilled sausages, had a campfire and watched American graffiti, projected in to the side of my trailer. Many beverages were consumed after we were done racing.

My best run was a 14.27 at 96mph.
That was with about 25’ of spinning off the line.
I needed to air down the drag radials and do a better burnout.

Line lock will be installed for next year and I’m confident I’ll be running in the 13’s.

We had a great mid of cars,
1966 Plymouth Valiant -driven to the track and ran mid 15’s on street tires.
1954 Crosley dragster broke a suspension bolt and fuel pump died.
1952 Chevy Business Coupe with 454 on alcohol ran too fast to post.

Everyone at the track was super nice and friendly and I got a lot of good advice from the experienced guys.

Looking forward to doing it again next year!






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Pic my dad took


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Found some wheels I’m going to look at,
Anyone have pics of their cobra with weld draglites ?


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I do. Don't know how to post pics here, but can e-mail pics if that helps?
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Who makes a good line lock?

Hurst is $175CAD with free shipping, and one friend had his fail within a week.

B&M is $100CAD with free shipping, and another friend has had 3 fail in 5 years.

Summit is about $100CAD shipped,


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Who makes a good line lock?

Hurst is $175CAD with free shipping, and one friend had his fail within a week.

B&M is $100CAD with free shipping, and another friend has had 3 fail in 5 years.

Summit is about $100CAD shipped,


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I run the Hurst in my Henry J that's shown in my avatar, never had a problem
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Thanks, that’s the one I had decided on until my friend said his failed.

And your Henry J is awesome!


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Got some racing rubber for my car!
Guy was changing things on his mustang and was selling 6 wheels, the skinny fronts and two sets of rears, street tires and slicks with all the Center caps and lug nuts.
My friend works near the seller and picked them up for me, great deal!

Line lock and wheel studs are on order!


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Installed the line lock today,
Used the Jegs one with their install kit for mustangs.
Only needed one more fitting to make it work.
The car pushes the front tires now, they don’t turn just skid,but that was dry burnout on street tires.

Unfortunately the pinion seal started leaking badly somewhere between my house and my friends house where we worked on the car.

The car currently has 3.55 gears, I have both 373 and 410 I my parts stash, may change gears if I have to work in the rearend anyway.



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Drag wheels and tires fit great!


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I totally missed this thread - great reading! Now you just need summer back to test it out. Looks like so much fun!

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I just saw this too. Sure seems like a lot of fun! These cars are great at becoming anything you have the desire to make them. I love reading about people willing to stretch their legs and transform their build into something new.

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