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BEAST477
09-03-2012, 05:53 PM
Previous setup:
1965 Nova chassis car ladder bar 2870lbs
540BBC 870hp est, turbo 400, Dana 60 4.56 gear, 33x16.5x15 107 1/4 rollout. Ran 9.00-9.04 in a three day period. 60' times were 1.30-1.31 and crossed the stripe at 7200.

Changed rear tire to a 32x16x15 102 1/2 rollout. Hoping for a little better 60' times and 74-7500 at the stripe to be up in the power a little better. What do you guys think it will do?

wazup
09-03-2012, 08:41 PM
How hard in the convertor, maybe better 60s dont know about et, it depends on the power band and shift points.

BEAST477
09-04-2012, 12:05 PM
Converter stalls 5800. Been shifting at 7200. Does anyone think my 60' times seem slow to be able to run 9.00? My best pass of [email protected] 149 was with a 60' of 1.31. :?

wrightway
09-04-2012, 02:24 PM
This was using the wallace site using the 60 it gave these stats take that for what it is
60 Foot 1.31 330 Foot 3.78 660 Foot 5.95 660 MPH 114.30 1000 Foot 7.82 1/4 Mile ET 9.42 1/4 Mile MPH 140.59

Mike as you know my junk is not as fast as yours but here's my thoughts on it.
I suspect the converter is on the low side of the sweet spot
and it will like the shorter tire (gear change)
Also with the shorter tire you will be raising the ladder bar angel slightly

BEAST477
09-04-2012, 04:14 PM
This was using the wallace site using the 60 it gave these stats take that for what it is
60 Foot 1.31 330 Foot 3.78 660 Foot 5.95 660 MPH 114.30 1000 Foot 7.82 1/4 Mile ET 9.42 1/4 Mile MPH 140.59

Mike as you know my junk is not as fast as yours but here's my thoughts on it.
I suspect the converter is on the low side of the sweet spot
and it will like the shorter tire (gear change)
Also with the shorter tire you will be raising the ladder bar angel slightly

Thanks Joe, I should've checked that site myself. It's in my fav's.

Someone else wondered if I'm tripping the 60' with my rear tires? Does that seem possible. I know my car leaves pretty good but not sure if it carries them that far out.

wrightway
09-04-2012, 04:51 PM
Someone else wondered if I'm tripping the 60' with my rear tires? Does that seem possible. I know my car leaves pretty good but not sure if it carries them that far out.
Well it been almost a year now sense i seen it launch but but i don't remember it carrying them that far

But with the gear and bar changes it might.

wrightway
09-04-2012, 05:04 PM
One more though the 60 beam is set at 10" height to trip that with the rears you'd have to carry them well past the 60
Does that make sense?

bbchevy
09-07-2012, 10:39 AM
Mike,
I would think your 60's should be in the mid 1.20's!Like 1.25ish.
My Cars alot heavier than yours and will go 1.200,and I'm looking for 1.15-.16.
Later
G 8)

BEAST477
09-07-2012, 05:59 PM
One more though the 60 beam is set at 10" height to trip that with the rears you'd have to carry them well past the 60
Does that make sense?

Yeah Joe, I was kinda thinking the same thing. I don't think it carries them that far either.

BEAST477
09-07-2012, 06:02 PM
Mike,
I would think your 60's should be in the mid 1.20's!Like 1.25ish.
My Cars alot heavier than yours and will go 1.200,and I'm looking for 1.15-.16.
Later
G 8)

Yeah Greg, I would like to see mid 1.20's after the tire change. I'll hope to find out in a couple weeks.

itsabird
09-08-2012, 04:42 AM
beast are these stiff wall slicks? droping 4-6 hundreds with the shorter slicks, is a good possibility.

BEAST477
09-08-2012, 05:46 PM
beast are these stiff wall slicks? droping 4-6 hundreds with the shorter slicks, is a good possibility.

Yes they are stiff sidewall. So were the ones I took off.

bbchevy
09-09-2012, 01:28 PM
Mike
looked for ya last night,..............???

Seen Joe,no Mike?

Maybe I can get ya to come up for the MULLIGAN,21,22,23 Sept.LMK?
Later
G 8)

BEAST477
09-09-2012, 04:46 PM
Mike
looked for ya last night,..............???

Seen Joe,no Mike?

Maybe I can get ya to come up for the MULLIGAN,21,22,23 Sept.LMK?
Later
G 8)

Yeah had to work 8hrs on Saturday didn't get home till after 3:00 would've been 4:00 or later before I could've got there. They were probably into the second round by then so just stayed home.

bbchevy
09-11-2012, 09:07 AM
Mike
looked for ya last night,..............???

Seen Joe,no Mike?

Maybe I can get ya to come up for the MULLIGAN,21,22,23 Sept.LMK?
Later
G 8)

Yeah had to work 8hrs on Saturday didn't get home till after 3:00 would've been 4:00 or later before I could've got there. They were probably into the second round by then so just stayed home.
Mike,
We left around midnight,and they had not ran the 3rd rd yet,in the box class.
Come on up later this month,it will be a GREAT Time!!!!!
Later
G 8)