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Burnouts don't do anything for me, either. My build objective is a dependable car I can cruise Rt.66 from one end to the other. 8)

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Boss/Cyclone wrote:
Fri Dec 23, 2022 8:13 am
I thought I was the only one. Everyone seems so impressed with burnouts. I'm of the thought spinning ain't winning. Plus just burning up good tires makes no sense to me. The only place for a burnout is warming up the tires at the dragstrip right before making a pass.
What always impressed me from an early age was the $5 on the dashboard grab contest.
Before seat belts were mandatory, when you could buy carton of smokes from the PX.

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Yea before I put in a new chunk I guess the clutches were worn out because when I first got the car going it would almost come out of the hole with out spinning . I think it did a very few times .but even with 295/50/15s one side would always slip after that & when it did my head & upper body would kinda whip forward like I hit the brakes when it lost traction & quit pulling . so now with a good diff & bigger tires it's so nice not to spin!!! & to feel that pull in 1st & second for a change.
And as expensive as these wide tires are who would want to sit in one spot & wear em down? :? :?
These ones I have were over 800 bucks when I bought them just 2-3 years ago, I noticed a few months ago they were near a grand & now they're 1100 a pr!!!
https://www.summitracing.com/parts/MTT- ... sZEALw_wcB
also they were a tad cheaper than the next size up like Lou runs now they're a over 1000
https://www.summitracing.com/parts/HOO- ... VnEALw_wcB

So now I really dont want to spin
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This past spring I found a pair of 15x7 wheels that are family to the 10s I have on the back!!
They have an inch more backspace than the14s up there now so, with an inch wider tire same height as the 185/60s= same fender clearence! Looking into 205/50-15s.
The rims had been very neglected and unused for decades so it was a long grind to get them to a decent shine. Even now they are just driver quality which for this olboy is about perfect!
I started with like 80 on a drum sander in the slots then 220. After that it was hand sanding 500-600.
Used a random orbital sander on the center and spokes.
To do the bell portions of the wheel I mount the wheel on the left side of the car, running at fast idle in overdrive gives about the right surface speed to sand the bell. It also works great when buffing cause the wheel is turning the opposite direction of the
grinder rotation so the contact speed is very high. Easier to put heat into the wheel and get the aluminum to flatten with the buffing compound and produce the shine.
Starting 60-80 grit and finishing 600-800 used some gas spinning those wheels!
Was a great way to clean the tire mount areas as well!
These wheels can be mounted on the axle backward if the brake drum is removed,,,,,,, that exposed a leaky axle seal,,,, FU!!! always something!
Anyway spin sanded the back bell up to 220 and called it good.
The wheels are decent but a good polish shop would've taken 10-20 thou off the face on a CNC lathe. The aluminum gets contaminated fairly deep so some shine is lost without it.
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Cleaned up the tens a bit too while in there.
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I'd rather do it myself if it's done right or not,,,isn't that what hotrodding is all about

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Looks good Fred!

Always liked aluminum slots, don't see them too much any more. Lot of work cleaning/polishing aluminum wheels but boy they look good when done.

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Joe Travers
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Look new to me, Fred :D

Had American Racing aluminum slots on several of my cars over the years.
Always liked them because they were easy to clean w/ special sauce and some water pressure.

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They look great, Fred! 8)

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They fit the car, they suit it well & always have ! Found a set used back in tha day,2 at a time for the staggered look on a 74 ventura with a 250 6 cyl.. had to get air shocks to get the big tires on back. but had 2-3 guys pull up wanting to race first weekend out in it with those wheels & tires. I'd just laugh. Sure did look fast! 8)
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poboyjo65 wrote:
Fri Jun 16, 2023 12:44 am
They fit the car, they suit it well & always have ! Found a set used back in tha day,2 at a time for the staggered look on a 74 ventura with a 250 6 cyl.. had to get air shocks to get the big tires on back. but had 2-3 guys pull up wanting to race first weekend out in it with those wheels & tires. I'd just laugh. Sure did look fast! 8)
Pop talked me into buying a '71 Nova from a 'friend' back in HS set up the same way. Left the slots on the front and bought a pair of TTDs off a guy for the rear. I blew up the engine in about 10 week period. Swapped it and some cash to buy my first Mustang. The race was on after that :D

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Wheels look great fred !!
1965 Caliente HT- 289/4 speed
1964 Falcon HT- track car- 302/4 speed
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Hey Fred! :D

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Man I gotta get me one!! :lol:
I'd rather do it myself if it's done right or not,,,isn't that what hotrodding is all about

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SASSY wrote:
Sun Jun 18, 2023 7:17 pm
Man I gotta get me one!! :lol:
You know I thought of you at first glance! 8)
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Hey Fred that tape on the floor in your sigpic,,,I have similar markings on mine to mark where I park to align the front end, finally had to spray paint it , tape was coming off. Is that what your tape is for?
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LOL EXACTLY!
I use a plumb bob to set toe.
I'd rather do it myself if it's done right or not,,,isn't that what hotrodding is all about

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