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  • Blazerteam
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    Re: Burnout Video: Crazy Aussie Smokes the Tires For a Quarter-Mile

    Originally posted by JOES66FURY2
    This car has a number of videos floating around on youtube...I love this thing...everytime my little guy wants to see cars doing burnouts I pull up these videos
    Yeah..agree..it screams raw power and coolness 8).

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  • 38P
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    Originally posted by SpiderGearsMan
    where is old zealand ?


    jungle jim was doing this 36 years ago
    Yeah, but Liberman had an AA/FC, not a massive Rambler waggy.

    BTW, "Old Zealand" was in the Netherlands. Abel Tasman, the first European explorer in "Kiwiland," named it.

    Tasmania was named after Tasman.

    (Sarcophilus harrisii (Tasmanian Devil))

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  • FANTASY FACTORY
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    Nothing beats a Line Loc and brke pressure guage..

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  • SpiderGearsMan
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    where is old zealand ?


    jungle jim was doing this 36 years ago

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  • JOES66FURY
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    Re: Burnout Video: Crazy Aussie Smokes the Tires For a Quarter-Mile

    This car has a number of videos floating around on youtube...I love this thing...everytime my little guy wants to see cars doing burnouts I pull up these videos

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  • Brian Lohnes
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    Yikes! Sorry to botch up the locale of the strip. That's a bad one too. I owe you New Zealanders one.

    I definitely know that the wagon is not on jacks, we were headed off the topic (as seems to happen too often).

    Thanks for reading (and apologies again to Fram Dragway)

    Brian

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  • cal
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    Re: Burnout Video: Crazy Aussie Smokes the Tires For a Quarter-Mile

    Hehe you just beat me to it Old Kiwi!

    I love that car. Full-size wagon + Blown BB = COOL

    I don't think the owner really races it, just cruises it and does skids, i've seen it in some quite far flung places.

    Loving this site btw Brian ;D

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  • Old Kiwi
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    Meremere Dragway is not in Austrailia. It is in NEW ZEALAND. Now known a Fram Dragway.

    The Ambassador does NOT have jacks on tne rear supension. It just has pure grunt.

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  • Brian Lohnes
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    Re: Burnout Video: Crazy Aussie Smokes the Tires For a Quarter-Mile

    Correcto!
    I think I know the Mav you're talking about.

    If we're going down the hydraulic jack route, you have to mention "Sneaky Pete" Robinson who had a SOHC Ford powered fuel dragster that was equipped with jacks that raised the car ever so slightly off the ground and then dropped at the hit of a button. This was before the days of a slipper clutch and with the tires free-wheeling and then hitting the ground at speed, the car was untouchable. The jacks were banned pretty quickly, but it was good thinkin.

    Brian

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  • 38P
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    Re: Burnout Video: Crazy Aussie Smokes the Tires For a Quarter-Mile

    But the thing I remember seeing was built 15+ years before the Sport Compact thing. As I recall it, it was a SOHC or BOSS 429-powered Mav that was written up in the ~ 1969-71 time frame (maybe in CARS or Super Stock or one of the other NY magazines).

    As I recall the sport compact version of hydraulic wheelie bars, they could preload (jack) weight onto the front axle and dramtically lengthen the effective wheelbase, both of which would tend to offset some of the front-to-rear weight transfer effects under acceleration.

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  • Brian Lohnes
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    The hydraulic wheelie bar trick was being employed by some of the high level sport compact drag racers for a time until it was outlawed. Obviously the benefit was to load the front tires for the best traction.

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  • 38P
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    Re: Burnout Video: Crazy Aussie Smokes the Tires For a Quarter-Mile

    That's a long way to back up (after the burnout). 8)

    BTW, I remember seeing magazine photos years ago of an odd Maverick that used hydraulic rams on a set of oversized wheelie bars to slightly lift pressure off the rear slicks for burnouts without a water/bleach box. Obviously such a Rube Goldberg set-up never caught on. But it would be another way to build a controllable quarter-mile smoker.

    Of course I'd prefer the 1500-h.p.-on-10-inch-street-tires method . . . . ;D

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  • 67prostreet
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    I have seen alot of vids like this but what I want to know is can these car run any good 1/8 or 1/4 mile numbers?

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