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  • #16

    Re: Trailer hitches?

    ...I still might go sans trailer but with carrying spare tires and such it will get heavy quick. I don't know how well the Calvert monos will like a load. Thanks for any info.

    Fastback.....lots of room....poor accessability

    Clark

    I wouldn't reccommend going to all the trouble of a trailer just so you can carry spare tires. Just bring a patch kit and little 12 volt portable compressor. If you are really paranoid about it, bring a couple tubes just in case you have a bad puncture that a patch won't handle.

    I did power tour with no spare, 4600 mile round trip and I did get a puncture. I just fixed it in a parking lot at Abe Lincolns birthplace.
    Last edited by Hemi Joel; May 10th, 2012, 12:44 PM.

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    • #17

      Re: Trailer hitches?

      140 plus mph, I dont want no stinking patches
      2007 SBN/A Drag Week Winner & First only SBN/A Car in the 9's Till 2012
      First to run in the .90s .80s and .70's in SBN/A
      2012 SSBN/A Drag Week Winner First in the 9.60's/ 9.67 @ 139 1.42 60'
      2013 SSBN/A Drag Week, Lets quit sand bagging, and let it rip!

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      • #18

        Re: Trailer hitches?

        Jeff, if you use an inside patch, centrifical force at 140 mph will hold it in place! I wouldn't trust a patch that some kid at the local tire shop did, not at 140 mph anyway. I would trust a patch that I did myself. Because if I wasn't 100% certain that it would work, I wouldn't patch it. If there was structural damage to the tire, I wouldn't run it on the highway or the track.

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        • #19

          Re: Trailer hitches?


          I still might go sans trailer but with carrying spare tires and such it will get heavy quick. I don't know how well the Calvert monos will like a load. Thanks for any info.

          Clark

          I forgot this part. I'm running Cal-Trac split mono-leafs. No issue there per se, but you may want to back down the preload on the bars as all the junk in the trunk, the passenger or trunk monkey (for you Joel) and the tongue weight well really drive the links pretty hard. You may also find you suddenly have pre-load even if you normally run an air gap. I figure it's not good to use the Cal-Trac bars and the springs in bind as an equivalent to an overload spring. BTW I have done this without a problem but I still don't like the idea. I more or less had to when I ran DW without a trailer in '06 and '07 and the car was stacked full of everything.
          Drag Week 2012 - Winner Street Race Big Block Naturally Aspirated - Big hat no horses Drag Week 2013 - Watching the live feed Drag Week 2014 - Maybe I'll go faster with a 1000 fewer pounds?

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          • #20

            Re: Trailer hitches?

            ...junk in the trunk, the passenger or trunk monkey (for you Joel)...


            Hey, didn't you hear? I graduated from Trunk Monkey extrordinaire to Hired Gun! Jay's going to let me drive his Mach I on Drag Week, while he drives his Shelby. So I get my own Trunk Monkey apprentice. I'll be able to train him in on the finer points of Trunkmonkology, stuff like changing my tires, carrying my extensive collection of designer luggage, putting a mint on my pillow at the hotel, etc.
            Last edited by Hemi Joel; May 10th, 2012, 04:10 PM.

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            • #21

              Re: Trailer hitches?

              Thanks for the replies guys. After consulting further with my trunk monkey I think I will forgo the trailer idea.
              1968 Plymouth Barracuda Formula S 340 with a 360
              1997 Jeep Cherokee off road toy/driver. lifted, lockers, stroked 4.0

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              • #22

                Re: Trailer hitches?

                Hey, didn't you hear? I graduated from Trunk Monkey extrordinaire to Hired Gun! Jay's going to let me drive his Mach I on Drag Week, while he drives his Shelby. So I get my own Trunk Monkey apprentice. I'll be able to train him in on the finer points of Trunkmonkology, stuff like changing my tires, carrying my extensive collection of designer luggage, putting a mint on my pillow at the hotel, etc.
                Knew Bill was getting up there and now I see signs of senility.(sp).LOL. Who is you apprentice Joel?I think your son needs to go.Id "almost" give my spot up if you would take the Dusey or GTX.

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                • #23

                  Re: Trailer hitches?

                  I went to Uhaul and they listed a hitch for my 68 Camaro. They were not in production but they have their own mfg plant so I ordered it. It was about $150.00 and it works great.

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                  • #24

                    Re: Trailer hitches?

                    I like to pull my DW trailer when I go out to the local track. Gives me a semi-secure place to store my tools/jack/whatever while I am away from the car or in the staging lanes.

                    http://i41.tinypic.com/16knnz6.jpg
                    1974 F-250 460/C6 -1983 Mustang GT 545/C6 - 10.46 @ 130 - Drag Week 2012 - SRBB N/A runner-up - Drag Week 2014 - kapooya

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                    • #25

                      Re: Trailer hitches?

                      James I can't help but notice all the extra room you have on your trailer. Shouldn't you add portable grill and beer keg attachment? I'll bring the red solo cups.
                      Drag Week 2012 - Winner Street Race Big Block Naturally Aspirated - Big hat no horses Drag Week 2013 - Watching the live feed Drag Week 2014 - Maybe I'll go faster with a 1000 fewer pounds?

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                      • #26

                        Re: Trailer hitches?

                        I had spare tires on the back last year. May need to rethink that for this year though.
                        http://i41.tinypic.com/16knnz6.jpg
                        1974 F-250 460/C6 -1983 Mustang GT 545/C6 - 10.46 @ 130 - Drag Week 2012 - SRBB N/A runner-up - Drag Week 2014 - kapooya

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                        • #27

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                          Good eyes you got there Bill.

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                          • #28

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                            A side effect of senility. Grandpa glasses.
                            Drag Week 2012 - Winner Street Race Big Block Naturally Aspirated - Big hat no horses Drag Week 2013 - Watching the live feed Drag Week 2014 - Maybe I'll go faster with a 1000 fewer pounds?

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                            • #29

                              Re: Trailer hitches?

                              I had the chassis shop make me one........tucks up very nicely.....
                              Any pics of the hitch from under the car?
                              1966 F-85 Crew Cab
                              SC&C stage 2+, spc springs, discs, etc.

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                              • #30

                                Re: Trailer hitches?

                                Any pics of the hitch from under the car?
                                Im sure he has photos of EVERYTHING,video as well. LOL.

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