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 Post subject: Re: Building a NL Fairlane A drag car
Posted: Mon Apr 28, 2014 8:43 pm 
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Yep got them boot is enclosed and all the holes on top. Line locker is installed and pulled the abs out and re done the lines so dont have to worry about that bull s**t.
couple of holes to patch up in the fire wall from where the aircon was and some in the floor pan. other than that i dont see why i wont be out at the track friday night.
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 Post subject: Re: Building a NL Fairlane A drag car
Posted: Mon Apr 28, 2014 9:35 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Building a NL Fairlane A drag car
Posted: Mon Apr 28, 2014 9:39 pm 
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Me too first time racing, i'm expecting something like a mid to late 15s at like 80/90mph
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 Post subject: Re: Building a NL Fairlane A drag car
Posted: Mon Apr 28, 2014 9:59 pm 
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NLfairlane wrote:
Me too first time racing, i'm expecting something like a mid to late 15s at like 80/90mph

That sounds about right. I ran a stock standard auto AU XR6 a few times, a few years ago and it ran low 15. If I was you I'd stall it up as far as it will go without spinning the wheels, then dump it and let the auto do the shifting. Old btr's dont shift when you tell them to anyway. You end up over 5000 with it doing nothing.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Building a NL Fairlane A drag car
Posted: Mon Apr 28, 2014 10:03 pm 
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Like out it in drive or go 1.....2.....3....finish line
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 Post subject: Re: Building a NL Fairlane A drag car
Posted: Mon Apr 28, 2014 10:07 pm 
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NLfairlane wrote:
Like out it in drive or go 1.....2.....3....finish line

If you go 1 2 3 by the time the revs get high and you want to shift, and you push the lever, by the time you get the car back on the trailer, and you're back at home, asleep, in your bed, is when the gearbox will actually shift up. Id leave it in D, but thats my experience, you'll be doing a few runs I reckon anyway so just try it both ways.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Building a NL Fairlane A drag car
Posted: Mon Apr 28, 2014 10:12 pm 
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NLfairlane wrote:
Like out it in drive or go 1.....2.....3....finish line


burnout, 1st 2nd if you want, i just leave auto's in drive, then then don't bother trying to stall it in my oppion, just drop your brake, on the last orange, either hand brake it or left foot on the pedal, mine was a manual so i could just sit with my revs up and pop the clutch, the car wouldn't roll but auto will want to roll still

 

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 Post subject: Re: Building a NL Fairlane A drag car
Posted: Mon Apr 28, 2014 10:35 pm 
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Ok thanks for the advice, I don't think ill stall it as the I'm not running slicks and if I leave to hard it'll just spin the tyres. Correct?
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 Post subject: Re: Building a NL Fairlane A drag car
Posted: Mon Apr 28, 2014 10:43 pm 
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unlikely to spin, my el ghia is a manual with a DOHC and i run a semi slick tyre 24/7 and i was popping the clutch at 4500 and getting a slight chirp off the line, which is good, but and auto is more likely to bog as soon as the break is released

 

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 Post subject: Re: Building a NL Fairlane A drag car
Posted: Mon Apr 28, 2014 10:44 pm 
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I'll try both way i guess only way to learn
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 Post subject: Re: Building a NL Fairlane A drag car
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Id be surprised if you got much more than some chirping.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Building a NL Fairlane A drag car
Posted: Mon Apr 28, 2014 10:45 pm 
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93_eb_fairmont wrote:
Id be surprised if you got much more than some chirping.

i've raced on the track he'll be using so yeah very lucky, and it's a proper meet this saturday so the track will be preped up really well

 

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 Post subject: Re: Building a NL Fairlane A drag car
Posted: Tue Apr 29, 2014 12:21 am 
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93_eb_fairmont wrote:
NLfairlane wrote:
Like out it in drive or go 1.....2.....3....finish line

If you go 1 2 3 by the time the revs get high and you want to shift, and you push the lever, by the time you get the car back on the trailer, and you're back at home, asleep, in your bed, is when the gearbox will actually shift up. Id leave it in D, but thats my experience, you'll be doing a few runs I reckon anyway so just try it both ways.


BaHAHAHAHAHA!!!!! Rofl!!!!!!

That's so true though, under full throttle your best to use the power button and leave I in D..

Try your first run just flooring it and try a few stalling it up a little, nothing hard just a little for a bit more go off the line, practice makes perfect or if it just bogs then leave it.

Did you do the auto shift kit mod yet? Not 100% as I haven't done it myself but AFAIK it tightens the shifts up a bit (input anyone?)

 

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 Post subject: Re: Building a NL Fairlane A drag car
Posted: Tue Apr 29, 2014 9:00 am 
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yeah put a shift kit in her
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 Post subject: Re: Building a NL Fairlane A drag car
Posted: Tue Apr 29, 2014 7:06 pm 
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Doors are done, boot done, breaks/linelock done. Looking good for friday.
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