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 Post subject: Re: Building a NL Fairlane A drag car
Posted: Tue Mar 25, 2014 7:03 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Building a NL Fairlane A drag car
Posted: Tue Mar 25, 2014 7:21 pm 
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Matt_jew wrote:
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.



listen to what he is saying - its a good start
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 Post subject: Re: Building a NL Fairlane A drag car
Posted: Tue Mar 25, 2014 8:18 pm 
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Would rather not go with a manual but thanks anyway.
Engines are cheap and easy to swap
the car wont be a long time commitment its like an entry level just to get into it without spending too much money.
What gears do you recommend it has 3.45 in it from stock.
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 Post subject: Re: Building a NL Fairlane A drag car
Posted: Tue Mar 25, 2014 8:36 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Building a NL Fairlane A drag car
Posted: Tue Mar 25, 2014 8:50 pm 
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This would make it get off the line beter? without reducing top speed dramatically?
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 Post subject: Re: Building a NL Fairlane A drag car
Posted: Wed Mar 26, 2014 12:12 pm 
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NLfairlane wrote:
This would make it get off the line beter? without reducing top speed dramatically?

You will need to put a hell of a lot of work into it to run out of speed with stock gears.
4.11 gears will be good if your keeping it n/a. If your looking at boosting it in the future maybe hang on to the standard gears or go 3.7 gears

 

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 Post subject: Re: Building a NL Fairlane A drag car
Posted: Wed Mar 26, 2014 12:20 pm 
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NLfairlane wrote:
This would make it get off the line beter? without reducing top speed dramatically?

You will need to put a hell of a lot of work into it to run out of speed with stock gears.
4.11 gears will be good if your keeping it n/a. If your looking at boosting it in the future maybe hang on to the standard gears or go 3.7 gears

 

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 Post subject: Re: Building a NL Fairlane A drag car
Posted: Wed Mar 26, 2014 4:32 pm 
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Meeting was cancelled for this Friday! :evil: :(
So the stock gears are better for turbos but not nos?
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Posted: Wed Mar 26, 2014 6:56 pm 
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NLfairlane wrote:
Meeting was cancelled for this Friday! :evil: :(
So the stock gears are better for turbos but not nos?

my mate has a 3 speed auto on 3:45's and he's on limiter 3/4 track, so yes a lower raito is better for turbo cause you can go threw the gears quicker, nos as far as i know is only a short time type of hit

 

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 Post subject: Re: Building a NL Fairlane A drag car
Posted: Wed Mar 26, 2014 7:55 pm 
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Does he like manually shift the stick from first, second then third or just put it in drive?
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 Post subject: Re: Building a NL Fairlane A drag car
Posted: Wed Mar 26, 2014 8:06 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Building a NL Fairlane A drag car
Posted: Wed Mar 26, 2014 8:14 pm 
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Probably do a run shifting manually and ride the limiter if i have to, then another runwith just putting it into drive and hope the shift kit i made works
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 Post subject: Re: Building a NL Fairlane A drag car
Posted: Wed Mar 26, 2014 8:14 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Building a NL Fairlane A drag car
Posted: Wed Mar 26, 2014 8:15 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Building a NL Fairlane A drag car
Posted: Wed Mar 26, 2014 8:16 pm 
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