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Postby h-bot » Fri Mar 15, 2002 10:16 pm

From: beakerztoys_REMOVE_384318_THIS_@yahoo.com


I plan to take my sunbird to the strip this year,
never run a legal one before, car has 350,aftermarket
cam, carb, intake approx 300 ponies any clue about
what class to run in or things to check before i go.
{does an oil pressure gauge really need steel hose}
have nhra rule book but its not helping too much thanx
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Postby h-bot » Fri Mar 15, 2002 10:50 pm

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What track are you going to?


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Postby h-bot » Fri Mar 15, 2002 11:37 pm

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Yes, a copper line for the oil guage is needed.
If the car runs quicker than 14.00 seconds, you'll
need a driveshaft loop and a Snell 90 rated helmet.
Make sure the battery hold-down is
adequate.

Good Luck,
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Postby h-bot » Fri Mar 15, 2002 11:44 pm

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Depends on your local track when Quaker City was
NHRA the had the toughest tech around and never said
anything about the oil line. Keystone is the only one that
cared about that, but they didn't care if your NOS
bottle was in your lap...


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Postby h-bot » Sat Mar 16, 2002 12:19 am

From: beakerztoys_REMOVE_963160_THIS_@yahoo.com


I will be going to Race City Speedway in Calgary
Alberta, Canada. as far as I know they run NHRA rules. I
am hoping to run quicker than 14. but in reality I
have no idea what the car will run. where would a
driveshaft loop attach to on a 1980 sunbird? thanx T.J.


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Postby h-bot » Sat Mar 16, 2002 1:58 am

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you will run in either D.O.T. (street) or PRO 11.00 to 14.99 with slicks, and YES you have to run a "metalic" (copper) oil line, any moe questions, just ask, Joe


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Postby h-bot » Sat Mar 16, 2002 2:02 am

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Have you run at his track before?


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Postby h-bot » Sat Mar 16, 2002 2:04 am

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the driveshaft loop must be placed no farther back that 12" behind the front u-joint, Joe


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Postby h-bot » Sat Mar 16, 2002 9:45 am

From: CJBIAGI_REMOVE_575970_THIS_@yahoo.com


How about using steel braided hose for the oil
line? Is this acceptable? I used this on my Monza and
they make it specifically for oil lines and may be
easier to install, although probably a little more
expensive. Clyde


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Postby h-bot » Sat Mar 16, 2002 2:05 pm

From: billy_b_85222_REMOVE_887436_THIS_@yahoo.com


I would recomend running metal line for the oil
pressure guage . Ever been sprayed with hot oil while
wearing shorts in the summer time.I have! Not cool! The
metal line kits used to be like $6-$7 at Napa.Well
worth the investment and it will last forever.Good
luck.Bill


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Postby h-bot » Sat Mar 16, 2002 8:05 pm

From: beakerztoys_REMOVE_758690_THIS_@yahoo.com


To answer the questions no I have never drag
raced anything at a real race track before, the nearest
tracks are Calgary {1/4} and medicine hat {1/8} will be
sure too change the line, and yes I have had an oil
line break, pisssed oil all over the car.


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Postby h-bot » Sat Mar 16, 2002 9:12 pm

From: monzstar2000_REMOVE_727348_THIS_@yahoo.com


Chuck D here,
A little advice for ya when ya
clear tech make a few smooth passes before ya try going
all out lets you get the feel of the ride before a
good run. Believe me not fun dropping the hammer
knowing the ride has power and will run then set there
smoking the hides off. I have run at the Rock under NHRA
rules and IHRA rules the only thing they made sure I
had on the wagon was a catch tank for over heating,
then again that was test and tune nites, no sanction
runs, not brave enough for that yet :)
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Postby h-bot » Sun Mar 17, 2002 12:50 am

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steel braided oil lines is the best thing to use,
copper with time will crack and develop a leak
ALLSTAR alos sells braided line at a good price

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Postby h-bot » Sun Mar 17, 2002 1:19 pm

From: billy_b_85222_REMOVE_428353_THIS_@yahoo.com


Most tracks will check for the obvious safty
things like a secure battery hold down.All the wheel
studs need to be in place with no missing lug nuts.The
neutral safty switch will be checked to make sure the car
wont start in gear.They will check for seat
belts.Tires will need to be in good condition etc....I would
recomend picking up an NHRA rule book for all the
specifics.The faster you go the more safty rules you will have
to adhere to.Its all in your best interest of
course. Drag racing is a ball and i would recomend
everybody get those HBodys to the track to see what they
will run.You will have a ball!!!! Bill@GM HIGH
PERFORMANCE.


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Postby h-bot » Mon Mar 18, 2002 2:05 am

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I have a rulebook, it just confused me more, when
youve done it before its easy and if you haven't
well.......... Im just gonna race test and tunes at first too,
they have friday night drags sopposedly for any street
legal car, just heads up I think so Im gonna try it.
thanx T.J.


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