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I have a 72 nova with stock front and rear suspension only thing that it has is comp engineening shock front and rear . i have 275/50/15 tires on back 410 gears built small block with 550- 575 hp want to make it hook up. it will spin all 3 gears on the street and frist 2 at the track.
 

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how about a taller tire and or some 3.90 gear
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Buddy with a 70SS 383SBC on a 225 shot has seen 1.5's 60' and 10.0 (maybe better?) with cal-tracks and 9" slicks. He was running all motor and high 10's with slapper bars and MT DR's.

Sticky tires always help too.
 

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Sticky tires are a must.

When I went to the track a couple of years ago in my malibu, on street tires, I smoked them to the 330'.

Then you could do cal tracs, slide-a-links or slapper bars.

Good luck
 

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basketcase said:
Sticky tires are a must.

When I went to the track a couple of years ago in my malibu, on street tires, I smoked them to the 330'.

Then you could do cal tracs, slide-a-links or slapper bars.

Good luck
I made my own slapper bars and put them NEXT to the leaf spring. They slap on a piece of steel that I welded to the floor and not the spring. It give me the advantage of using different lengths - short ones for violent launches and longer ones for softer. A good set of externally adjustable shocks like the QA-1s are a must to control the launch.

 

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Those slappers next to the springs are a good idea. It saves a lot of clearance issues and looks great. That would have saved me a set of Mickey Thompsons when my 'under springs' bar twisted and gouged out the tire.

Simple, yet elegant. Thanks for sharing.
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I agree that sticky tires make a word of differance. On street radials I can roast rubber to half track at our local 1/8th mile. When using my Mickey T drag radials it is a whole differant story.
 
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