Mono shock front suspension dragsters

Old 11-30-2008, 10:59 AM
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we have a 468bbc right now in our vette that weighs 2705 with me in it and its been 5.91 at 119mph and he said this dragster weighs 1760 with 210lb drive so it will be 1780lbs with me in it i figured it would run 4.90s with my motor what do you think?
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Old 11-30-2008, 12:47 PM
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My car was done at Diamond over the winter. It is a hard tail rear and they put the front suspension and new body on it. I have never has such quality work done before.

I would say you should run 5.05 ish to be honest with ya. My door car was 700 pounds heavier than my dragster and I picked up right at .70 by going to the dragster.

With the same drivetrain my 60 foot picked up .04. and my et picked up about .08 but the feel of the car is unbelieveable, especially in the pits!

The biggest thing about the front suspension is that now my lights can usually stay within about .007 all day. Before you would get a crazy one here and there, because it would snap the front wheels up.

here are a few pics of mine...

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Suspension:



Here is what it looked like before:

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Old 11-30-2008, 01:23 PM
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Originally Posted by sgchevy2nova
we have a 468bbc right now in our vette that weighs 2705 with me in it and its been 5.91 at 119mph and he said this dragster weighs 1760 with 210lb drive so it will be 1780lbs with me in it i figured it would run 4.90s with my motor what do you think?
1780 is light 4.90's should be had for sure, as long as converter is right you'll be fine.
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Old 11-30-2008, 01:54 PM
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i dunno what convertor we should use really because we have always had door cars mine right now flashes at 6400
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Old 11-30-2008, 03:06 PM
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Originally Posted by sgchevy2nova
i dunno what convertor we should use really because we have always had door cars mine right now flashes at 6400
My suggestion a 8" 6000-6200 stall converter would be the trick, a B&M 20608 if you have to buy one will work well.

When I ran 468 I had a 5800 stall but I like them a little looser now more consistent.

Is the converter you have now a 8" ?
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Old 11-30-2008, 03:17 PM
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yes it is but i just talked to a guy and he wants my convertor for his convertor and he said that it was set up for his 496 and was built for the car from PTC but he didnt tell me the stall on it
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Old 11-30-2008, 03:39 PM
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Originally Posted by sgchevy2nova
yes it is but i just talked to a guy and he wants my convertor for his convertor and he said that it was set up for his 496 and was built for the car from PTC but he didnt tell me the stall on it
If his is a 8" then you'll be fine.
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Old 11-30-2008, 03:44 PM
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yeh its a 8" i'm going to find out what it stalls to before i go and trade my convertor for his but i'm thinking it will be fine since he was running 5.0's and 8.0's with the car with a mild 496
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Old 11-30-2008, 03:48 PM
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I agree, anything between say 5700-6300 will work fine, fastest most consistent will be between 6000-6200 though.
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Old 11-30-2008, 03:50 PM
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hmm i wonder if i wouldnt be better off just keeping my convertor since i know its a 6400 stall and only has about 50 passes on it
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