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Joe the Gear banger

Post by swampbuggy » Fri Aug 03, 2018 9:12 am

Joespanova, this thread was worth your 1/4 mile pass video---VERY awesome shifting and quicker than i would expect. After you get your engine freshened up and make the changes, it would be great to see another video ? Mark H. :D

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Post by Frankshaft » Fri Aug 03, 2018 9:41 am

I wonder how much et/mph it would lose if it was an auto car. I bet a bunch. I know a guy who ran 8.80's with a similar set up, as in a high rpm stick shift car. His engine makes more power. He was tired of clutch maintenance, and it was hard bracket racing. Car now runs 9.20's. And lost mph.

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Post by turdwilly » Fri Aug 03, 2018 10:25 am

Weird how the exact opposite seems to be true with slow cars. My old DD bracket car picked up almost a full .4 over previous best on the first pass after I twisted the input shaft & axles with the close-ratio top loader 4 speed set up & swapped to a C-6. But maybe my shifting skills were just much worse than I realized. :lol:

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Post by joespanova » Fri Aug 03, 2018 11:38 am

OK , you guys are funny , but my racing "career" is winding down. I can feel it. The "allure" of drag racing is fading.
That being said , in the remaining few years left maybe my goals are only to go 9 teens......LOL.
IT IS ABSOLUTELY TRUE , in that the faster you go the more fun it is......BUT , that only applies to real "clutch" assisted stick cars!
I've always discounted the clutchless cars ( Liberty's et al ). Sorry , that's just the way it is........
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Post by CGT » Fri Aug 03, 2018 12:12 pm

joespanova wrote:
Fri Aug 03, 2018 11:38 am
OK , you guys are funny , but my racing "career" is winding down. I can feel it. The "allure" of drag racing is fading.
That being said , in the remaining few years left maybe my goals are only to go 9 teens......LOL.
IT IS ABSOLUTELY TRUE , in that the faster you go the more fun it is......BUT , that only applies to real "clutch" assisted stick cars!
I've always discounted the clutchless cars ( Liberty's et al ). Sorry , that's just the way it is........
I didnt think all liberty's were clutchless. I have a friend running currently running a Jerico . I was always under the impression that the Nash's were weak? Maybe I got bad info. Is there something to that?

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Post by joespanova » Fri Aug 03, 2018 12:57 pm

The alloys in the originals was probably 9310 , but now I believe they use VAR9310 and 300M. Most of the gears in mine have been replaced over the years. Liberty manufactures most ratios / gears now.
"Split slider" trans are all clutchless. I converted my gears to "face plated" ( std slider ) 6-7 years ago. Still clutch assisted. Weak , well , that's all relative. Behind a Pro Mod or Pro Stocker.......sure , but for anything in my weight range and power to 800 hp-maybe 850ish , shouldn't be a problem...........but that's with the newer gears.
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