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#1 Robert BG

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Posted 07 June 2016 - 05:21 PM

I'm getting ready to build my first dragster and I was curious about doing burnouts with them.

I know it's possible as I used to do it with a womp I had big tires that I cut down  and a group 20 motor in.Although they weren't too happy to see me doing them on the hillclimb years ago.But hey I was young and dumb back then.

 

I would either use a little lighter fluid and hold the car or ease the tires down while flooring it.Of the two the lighter fluid worked the best :D

 

On the strips do they have a burnout box?or is it still frowned upon.If so could you use a thin block to do a burnout?

 

Thanks

 

 


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Posted 07 June 2016 - 05:29 PM

No burnouts. You just roll the glue out using a glue sled and/or your car.


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Posted 07 June 2016 - 06:41 PM

Oh well,it was fun back then that was for sure.

We were pretty shocked to actually get the tires to smoke though :D

I doubt I'd get away with it these days though ;) That and I wouldnt want to damage someones track doing something stupid.


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Posted 07 June 2016 - 07:15 PM

The strip at Slots-A-Lot has a high gloss finish. They use glue in all classes. But there are guys who run no glue. I don't know what they do to prep their tires for a launch.


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Posted 08 June 2016 - 12:08 PM

High REVS & no traction are BAD!!!! on com's......

I saw a kiddo do a burnout with a G27 Funny car...... All three com segments thrown from the arm.....WHAT a MESS!!!

 

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Posted 08 June 2016 - 12:32 PM

I highly doubt they'd want idiots frying tires on the strip but who knows :D  Although with just a little lighter fluid you could probably get some heat in the tires by the time it evaporates.

No glue drags would be kinda fun but I doubt the car I'm putting together would do too well without the sticky stuff.

It's a DRS cobalt chassis I ended up with and I'll either put a old open in it if I can find one cheap and nice if not I have a old Camen 27 I can use for it.

 

The body is a old 66-67 Chevelle body that I thought was a GTO until I dug it out.I must have got the Chevy though because my dad had a 66 convertible around when I was racing before.

 

It isnt perfect as it got a few dings in storage but for a little lightweight lexan body it's good enough.Considering the car is going to be 90% spare parts I dug up.


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Posted 09 June 2016 - 05:57 PM

The no bar cars in australian where the no bar cars came from has a rule that states the cars must perform a lighter fuel burn out across the start line before they stage there cars.
This rule is ment to remove any glue from the tyres as the no bar cars are ment to run with no glue. Guys put small amounts of glue in their lighter fuel so it defeats the purpose.
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Posted 09 June 2016 - 10:12 PM

I almost had some punks arrested when they burned the paint off of MY dragstrip trying to smoke their tires ten years ago.  Only works on concrete.


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