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post #16 of 22 (permalink) Old 03-23-2009, 04:14 AM
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Thanks Dennis, I try to save the bucks where I can. You looking to put one in your car now, I think your illegal under the newer rules running mid low 11's?
Yeah, I should have put one in over the winter but got hung up on a couple of issues. I can almost kick myself for not driving down to S&W and picking one up. Having no experience in installing one has held me back but your pics has got me excited about the prospect.

For now, this will help keep me legal:




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Re: Do It Yourself Garage Roll Bar

Whats that, a gov/limiter?
Dennis, looking at some of the work you can do, this roll bar is a piece of cake, if I can do it, you can! Its just a pain taking the car apart to bare interior, but I was there anyway.
I may go for installing the swing out bars later on, I have the 14 inch wood steering wheel, its a little tight, but the 13 inch would do fine, and a lot easier than putting in the swing outs.
Glad you enjoyed it, C.


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Re: Do It Yourself Garage Roll Bar

AAAHHHHHH!!!!!!

Say it ain't so, Dennis! Spend a bunch of money to go faster.... then install a throttle stop????

If yours is a small track, chances are, they won't say anything.... unless you are in a professional class or are racing brackets every weekend.

Anyway, I predict you'll be installing a 31 spline output shaft in your trans, and a rollbar this summer.

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Re: Do It Yourself Garage Roll Bar

Nice job and a good write up. Looks good!




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AAAHHHHHH!!!!!!

Say it ain't so, Dennis! Spend a bunch of money to go faster.... then install a throttle stop????

If yours is a small track, chances are, they won't say anything.... unless you are in a professional class or are racing brackets every weekend.

Anyway, I predict you'll be installing a 31 spline output shaft in your trans, and a rollbar this summer.

Good Luck!
Throttle stop is for when I have to slow it down. I have no problem at my "home" track which is pretty much an outlaw track. Ever hear of Andy Jensen? Also the track owner (Ford Lover) digs my car and knows exactly what it is capable of. I do want to make a few Pro Stick races at some NHRA tracks in Md. and I know that they are not as lenient.

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So Dennis, do you have it figured out how many turns per 10th or MPH or something, or you trial and error. How far do you slow it down? Dont forget you have it on and bend your floor board! Pretty cool though.
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Throttle stop is for when I have to slow it down. I have no problem at my "home" track which is pretty much an outlaw track. Ever hear of Andy Jensen? Also the track owner (Ford Lover) digs my car and knows exactly what it is capable of. I do want to make a few Pro Stick races at some NHRA tracks in Md. and I know that they are not as lenient.


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I know of no way of figuring it out other than at the track. I do know that it takes several rotations to slow a car down significantly. I can practically stop the secondaries from opening at all when at maximum adjustment. I am sure it will be possible after a few runs to know that so many rotations of the stop will get me close to my desired run--of course there are other variables such as the weather, track, and how the car is setup. To play in the ProStick club I need to run at least a 11.99 average, which is now a cake walk.

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