Need X-link for Cameron Dragster

Old 07-10-2008, 07:31 AM
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Default Need X-link for Cameron Dragster

I have a 235" Cameron 4-link dragster, and I want to replace the wishbone with an x-link. My lower bars are 17" long, and the mounting holes on the chassis and rear-end are 16.5" wide (center to center). Does anyone have one of these? Any advice is appreciated....

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Old 07-10-2008, 01:06 PM
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Default Re: Need X-link for Cameron Dragster

Originally Posted by spanky4888
I have a 235" Cameron 4-link dragster, and I want to replace the wishbone with an x-link. My lower bars are 17" long, and the mounting holes on the chassis and rear-end are 16.5" wide (center to center). Does anyone have one of these? Any advice is appreciated....

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You can get one made pretty easy from most dragster shops.
www.diamondracecars.com give Dan a call
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Old 07-10-2008, 03:12 PM
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Any advantage/disadvantage to a x-link as apposed to a conventional 4-link? My 63 Vette roadster has the x-link. Is it the same as a swing arm?
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Old 07-11-2008, 04:08 AM
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Here's the X-link from Vanishing point.... They have made one of them for a friend of mine....
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Old 07-11-2008, 11:21 AM
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Originally Posted by johnracer
Any advantage/disadvantage to a x-link as apposed to a conventional 4-link? My 63 Vette roadster has the x-link. Is it the same as a swing arm?
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Less body/chassis roll with a x link/swingarm setup
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Old 07-11-2008, 05:32 PM
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Thanks David. Mine has no body roll at all, but I'm still having trouble getting it to 60' where it should....I could REALLY use some advice/help from someone who knows his stuff. Any suggestions?
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Old 07-11-2008, 09:20 PM
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Are we setting ourselfs up to go the moon with all these changes, i personally can't see more than a couple hundreds with a change from a wishbone to an X-LINK, body roll who cares as long as the car hooks and goes straight when you're bracking racing. As far as i know there's no index, except in NHRA classes, and as long as the car is consistint, it's then up to the driver to win. I don't know what's good or bad but we run alnite long with a hard tail 235", small blk.on alchol injection 4.80's.
I guess if you have unlimited funds you should try everything just to say you done that been there, but that's not what wins in brk. racing.

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Old 07-12-2008, 03:32 AM
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Originally Posted by johnracer
Thanks David. Mine has no body roll at all, but I'm still having trouble getting it to 60' where it should....I could REALLY use some advice/help from someone who knows his stuff. Any suggestions?
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I agree with the post above a swingarm/xlink isnt the ticket here IMO I see no advantage to them other then chassis/body roll at the big end when playing the throttle game, but there is a lot of difference there.

When you say having trouble getting the 60's where it should be, you mean its just slow to the 60 ? Give me some more info on your setup and #'s then we can go from there.
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Old 07-12-2008, 05:55 AM
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Yes, it's just slow to the 60. I really shouldn't bitch because it's pretty consistent, I just know it'd be a lot quicker if it would 60 like most cars this fast.
The car is a 63 Vette roadster, 107" wheelbase, 839hp RM 522, glide w/1.80 low, 5800 stall, 4.29 gear, 33x16 D1 Goodyears, x-link w/antiroll bar, strut front, 2170#'s full of fuel & me. Current IC is 51.5" at 4.3" high.
Best et to date was this spring in Tucson and haven't been to lower altitude since. Ran 8.44 @ 160.19 with a 1.202 60'. Corrected altitude was 3666'.
Here in Colorado, the best et is 8.607 @ 157.89 with a 1.22 60' @ 6238'. It rarely 60's that quick. Usually it's in the 1.25-1.27 range w/1.27 being normal running mid 8.70's and low 80's @ 154 or so. This past weekend at 8100', ran low 90's at 152 w/1.27 60's all day. We had a 15-20mph quartering headwind all day too so I wasn't surprized by the et.
I've run tire pressures as low a 4 and as high as 6 and adjusted the suspension quite a bit with little effect. It really doesn't seem to respond to adjustments as it should. Of course it's possible I just expect too much, or I don't know what I'm doing. Let me know what you think.
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Old 07-12-2008, 10:59 PM
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Originally Posted by zipper06
Are we setting ourselfs up to go the moon with all these changes, i personally can't see more than a couple hundreds with a change from a wishbone to an X-LINK, body roll who cares as long as the car hooks and goes straight when you're bracking racing. As far as i know there's no index, except in NHRA classes, and as long as the car is consistint, it's then up to the driver to win. I don't know what's good or bad but we run alnite long with a hard tail 235", small blk.on alchol injection 4.80's.
I guess if you have unlimited funds you should try everything just to say you done that been there, but that's not what wins in brk. racing.

JMO

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First of all i would like to appolagize for this post ops: I donot know anything about X-LINKS, i only know about cross links and wishbones and solid mounts, i've never run an X-LINK so i'm not qualified to even talk about one. I have been [email protected], but that was 20 yrs. ago and the technogaly has changed so much that the same cars are now running [email protected]'s.
So again i appolagizes for posting on a subject that i'm not qualified to even speak on.

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