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#16 Chris11 OFFLINE  

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Posted August 01, 2015 - 10:24 PM

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Posted August 01, 2015 - 10:42 PM

I could make one out of chrome molly steel


That is what I see all the hot rod pullers running around here, I think it would be a wise choice.

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Posted August 01, 2015 - 10:49 PM

My cub cadet


I am surprized to not see a weight bar on the front to help hold the front end down.
Do they not have a limit as to how high the front end can be off the ground.
Most pullers have wheelie bars that limit how far you can pull the front up it is required in the associations out here.

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Posted August 02, 2015 - 07:29 AM

Sorry about the luck Chris,
I've slammed down a couple of times, but the 81 always bounced and recovered.
It's hard to wince, brace yourself, brake, and clutch all at the same time :D
Lower tire pressure may have helped?
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Posted August 02, 2015 - 08:06 AM

Yikes thats a hard hit


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Posted August 02, 2015 - 08:11 AM

I am surprized to not see a weight bar on the front to help hold the front end down.
Do they not have a limit as to how high the front end can be off the ground.
Most pullers have wheelie bars that limit how far you can pull the front up it is required in the associations out here.

It was wheelie bars That doesn't allow it to go over 14 inches. And has weight bar. In the 900 lbs class I was running I never needed to weight it up. Like I said the tires just grabbed and it went up. Pulling on concrete isn't the same as dirt. You have to get the tires hot before the grab. It just happen to fast.

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Edited by Chris11, August 02, 2015 - 08:19 AM.

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Posted August 02, 2015 - 08:53 PM

Sorry to hear that chris. My diesel did the same thing. It was a hard wet clay track and i rode a good 20 feet with the front end up off the ground before it came back down and broke in half. My dad being a fabricator he made me a custom aluminum tube front axle. If i remember correctly it weights roughly 5 pounds.


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Posted August 02, 2015 - 09:03 PM

I can make one out of billet aluminum. Or one made out of 4130



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Posted August 03, 2015 - 07:28 AM

Are these hard landings frequent? The axle may have had stress cracks before it broke?

 

Having said that, is it possible to spring mount the axle or use a hard rubber bushing? Just a thought.



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Posted August 03, 2015 - 09:26 AM

it landed hard because I had to hit the brakes. I was coming up to the end of the pad. If I hit the grass at the end they would have disqualified me. So I tried to stop it.



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Posted August 07, 2015 - 09:57 AM

Got The axle out last night. and glued it back together

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Posted August 07, 2015 - 01:09 PM

Yeah! That'll work. :thumbs:


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Posted August 07, 2015 - 01:29 PM

Works on TV. Heres the new one in the band saw

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Posted August 07, 2015 - 04:20 PM

Works on TV. Heres the new one in the band saw

Where's the saw?


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Posted August 07, 2015 - 06:01 PM

Sorry I had wrong picture up

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