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 Post subject: Re: Building a NL Fairlane A drag car
Posted: Mon Mar 24, 2014 5:03 pm 
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Lol, lebo style.

Id go mini spool over welding the diff anyday lol.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Building a NL Fairlane A drag car
Posted: Mon Mar 24, 2014 5:09 pm 
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Hahahah ok got one sitting in my ebay cart anyway for about $80
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 Post subject: Re: Building a NL Fairlane A drag car
Posted: Mon Mar 24, 2014 6:11 pm 
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Being a fairlane I'd say it dose have an LSD already. AFAIK All lanes and LTDs had LSD for good traction with the fat a**.

Is that ratio read off the sticker on the diff? 3.25 is pretty good, Maybe just a mini spool to lock it together good and if you break it later get a 3.45.

I watched the first of those bluebell vids and it looks pretty I normative and pretty muh exactly what your after! See what they do (if anything) to the diff..



In the early ones maybe but the NF/NL they were 3.23 open centres from factory.
3.9's and 4.11's are available in wreckers from Pintaras and Skylines of the same era.
If its only for drags just chuck a set in yourself with the mini spool.
Its not like you are going to be worried if they whine for 400m.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Building a NL Fairlane A drag car
Posted: Mon Mar 24, 2014 9:16 pm 
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Did just spend the after noon watching that 13 for $1300 and thats pretty much what i intend to do
for the diff he put a mini spool in.
looking at about $500 plus a tank fill
could i turbo for that??
i'm gonna take a trip out to the local wreckers and see what they have and price it up to see whats best for power to price.
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 Post subject: Re: Building a NL Fairlane A drag car
Posted: Mon Mar 24, 2014 10:10 pm 
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You wont be turboing anything for $500..........................

 

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 Post subject: Re: Building a NL Fairlane A drag car
Posted: Mon Mar 24, 2014 10:43 pm 
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have you been down the mackay track?

when i've taken my el and my mates FG down we both had a little bit of trouble getting off the line, i'd go with the 4.11 diff gears if i was you, the sooner you're leaving the line the better

 

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 Post subject: Re: Building a NL Fairlane A drag car
Posted: Mon Mar 24, 2014 11:15 pm 
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I have not been down the track as I only turned 16 2 weeks ago.. What tyres we're you running?
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 Post subject: Re: Building a NL Fairlane A drag car
Posted: Mon Mar 24, 2014 11:16 pm 
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The big thing with working out the gears is what length of track will it be run on?
1/4 mile or 1/8 mile?
1/8 mile Id have the 4.11 for sure. Get out of the hole quicker and not getting enough top speed for 4.11's to hold you back.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Building a NL Fairlane A drag car
Posted: Mon Mar 24, 2014 11:24 pm 
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Mostly be on 1/4 track
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 Post subject: Re: Building a NL Fairlane A drag car
Posted: Tue Mar 25, 2014 12:31 am 
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@Matt_Jew, I keep forgetting Pintaras had the same diff in them.. with good ratios..

@NLFairlane $500 plus a tank fill.. what do you mean? Your budget?

If thats all Id get a mini spool, for best traction the widest possible tyres that will fit your current rims, and a nos kit.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Building a NL Fairlane A drag car
Posted: Tue Mar 25, 2014 7:48 am 
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NLfairlane wrote:
I have not been down the track as I only turned 16 2 weeks ago.. What tyres we're you running?

I use a semi slick street tyre, and grip wasn 't the issue

 

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 Post subject: Re: Building a NL Fairlane A drag car
Posted: Tue Mar 25, 2014 12:32 pm 
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Honestly the smartest thing you can do it take it to a track and run it as it is.
Then come back with the results. Full results off the time slip. Not just XX.XX@XX.XMPH. Include 60 footers etc.
There are people here who have much experience at the drags and much experience with the 4.0.
Depending on your results will dictate where to spend coin.
If your getting ok MPH but crap 60 footers , spend the money on making it launch better.
If you get crap MPH but ok 60 footers go chasing horsepower.
A general rule of thumb I was taught when I was playing with my Fairlane all them years ago , was every tenth you drop off you 60ft time is worth 2 10ths at the top end.
To just go bull at a gate chucking stuff on left right and centre is going to end in disappointment.
Take it from someone who learnt the hard way.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Building a NL Fairlane A drag car
Posted: Tue Mar 25, 2014 5:28 pm 
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sorry the $500 was for a nos kit plus getting the tank filled.
my budget is around $1000
The plan was to run a stock run see what i am dealing with as well as how much i have to spend.
i guess it all depends on the weather if there is a meeting this Friday

And ill get the time cards and post them up for you if yous are interested.
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 Post subject: Re: Building a NL Fairlane A drag car
Posted: Tue Mar 25, 2014 5:28 pm 
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sorry the $500 was for a nos kit plus getting the tank filled.
my budget is around $1000
The plan was to run a stock run see what i am dealing with as well as how much i have to spend.
i guess it all depends on the weather if there is a meeting this Friday

And ill get the time cards and post them up for you if yous are interested.
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 Post subject: Re: Building a NL Fairlane A drag car
Posted: Tue Mar 25, 2014 6:02 pm 
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The best thing you can do to a 6 cyl fairlane is run decent gears and a mini spool. And remove everything thats allowed to be for less weight.
Nos kits are good cheap power but im unsure of the on going costs to fill the tank or the effects it will have on the engine. Reground cams are cheap enough.
But doing a cam can mean a stall convertor or manual conversion.

What you need to look at is where you want the car budget wise. Andif it will be a long term commitment.

 

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