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Post  Dave C. on March 24th 2013, 12:46 am

Don't have many myself..got a few buddies at work and in the neighborhood but not many true friends....BUT I KNOW WHERE TO RENT SOME!!! Wink

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Post  cool40 on March 24th 2013, 12:51 am

i've saw a lot of truck pullers use that setup.the heavy frontend makes it hard to guide.
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Post  DILLIGASDAVE on March 24th 2013, 12:53 am

jbozzelle wrote:For you guys that push post up some pics of your setup
No pics but the one that I was going to build for a friend's car was just going to be the normal/simple design a lot of peole use. Just 'moly tubing with rod-ends at both ends, a bolted/pined double shear bracket/clevis on the front of the push vehicle, and a pined double shear bracket/clevis built into the 'chute tether mount. What haden't been decided yet was if the push bar should be just made of only one size/one piece of tubing, or telescoped smaller on each end with smaller & smaller tubing.
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Post  whitefield on March 24th 2013, 12:54 am

Dave C. wrote:Don't have many myself..got a few buddies at work and in the neighborhood but not many true friends....BUT I KNOW WHERE TO RENT SOME!!! Wink


My son helps when he can , but he has a wife and kids plus he races too! Thats what I usually have to do ,is rent a few LOL!
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Post  cool40 on March 24th 2013, 12:55 am

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Post  Dave C. on March 24th 2013, 1:00 am

Good idea.

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Post  bbf-falcon on March 24th 2013, 8:29 am

I drive mine,lots less trouble all the way around .jmo

I have a friend that has friends and family to push his car in the LONG staging lanes so he don't get it to hot.THEN he sets and lets it run for five minutes at the front of the lanes to get heat in it before the run while his pushers get their breath. lol! It's like wiping your butt before you take a poop,just don't make sense. "Keep it simple. It will be more fun for everyone" Very Happy

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Post  Dave C. on March 24th 2013, 10:06 am

Rick are you and your buddy runnin alky or gas? Ive been readin where it takes a lot to warm up an alky engine..It does sound simpler and besises i only have small open trailer to haul everything ....

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Post  56Tbird on March 24th 2013, 10:10 am

I prefer to drive mine up at a small race, but like the HotRod reunion where there are 30,000 people wandering around and 500 or more race cars ,I like towing it up a lot better.
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Post  bbf-falcon on March 24th 2013, 11:42 am

Dave C. wrote:Rick are you and your buddy runnin alky or gas? Ive been readin where it takes a lot to warm up an alky engine..It does sound simpler and besises i only have small open trailer to haul everything ....

Gas. BUT,I'm on Meth now. I have a Electric solenoid on it now fo leanout. It will heat up quicker than on gas. (leanout is under carb plenum)


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Post  61coon on March 24th 2013, 1:39 pm

bbf-falcon wrote:I drive mine,lots less trouble all the way around .jmo

I have a friend that has friends and family to push his car in the LONG staging lanes so he don't get it to hot.THEN he sets and lets it run for five minutes at the front of the lanes to get heat in it before the run while his pushers get their breath. lol! It's like wiping your butt before you take a poop,just don't make sense. "Keep it simple. It will be more fun for everyone" Very Happy

Take a poop? I leave one, never take one.....
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Post  70FB on March 24th 2013, 2:19 pm

Drive mine back but needed a plug check also. I have friends at the track with 4 wheelers but would like to be independent sometimes. Put fresh plug in before the run with an old one and wrench in the car. Made the pass and let it coast to the last turn off out the way. Changed new plug for old and drove back to the pits.
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Post  Dave C. on March 25th 2013, 4:08 pm

I've been told the SE guys cars are set up so well that one guy can easily push it in the staging lanes...My old 65 Mustang eas way to hard to push by hand..

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Post  richter69 on March 25th 2013, 7:29 pm

Grande pushes pretty easy, all REM treated bearings in the diff, along w roller bearing pinion suppt, and ring and pinion, no to little bearing preload, front wheel bearings are treated also. when the tranny comes apart it gets the same treatment.... theres lots a little tricks with the brakes etc.
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Post  bbf-falcon on March 25th 2013, 7:40 pm

To hell w/pushing a long way Rolling Eyes thats why they put starters on um. Very Happy

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Post  Dave C. on March 25th 2013, 7:49 pm

Just thinkin there's a lot of horse power in the car it'self....not free but every little bit helps.

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Post  richter69 on March 25th 2013, 7:51 pm

sure is, some cheap, some not so much.
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Post  bbf-falcon on March 25th 2013, 7:58 pm

Wheelbase alignment helps abunch also.

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Post  John Myrick on March 25th 2013, 8:01 pm

I drive it......would hate to see the wife pushing it Shocked
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Post  bb429power on March 25th 2013, 8:05 pm

Being that I only run on pump gas and it doesn't cost so darn much, I like to chop back to my spot in the pits feeling like the shit after I have a successful pass cheers Razz Besides, I have nothing to pull it with Laughing
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Post  Dave C. on March 25th 2013, 9:38 pm

Justin is that a maverick in ur avatar? Looks like a Torino from the picture.

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Post  bb429power on March 25th 2013, 9:43 pm

Dave C. wrote: Justin is that a maverick in ur avatar? Looks like a Torino from the picture.
That's my dad's 69 cougar, I always tell him it looks torino based front and back Very Happy

Here's a picture of the maverick I found on a quick google search, it's from last year.
http://cdn.speednik.com/files/2012/06/justin.jpg
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Post  Dave C. on March 25th 2013, 9:49 pm

Looks good...a buddy of mine had one ..Most of the younger guys at the track didn't know what it was.

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Post  bb429power on March 25th 2013, 10:14 pm

Thanks! They have always been my favorite, and I like that they aren't as common as mustangs Smile
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