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Old 12-13-2001, 07:15 AM   #1
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Just acquired a 1981 Stock Vette and she seems to not want to spin the tires Just Squat like a dog and GO. Very Happy with the car .
Is this normal .
Also how does one get a picture of your cat into the BIO. Duh
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Old 12-13-2001, 08:05 AM   #2
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This is quite common. Your car has the ultimate traction and is built not to spin. When you spin you are not moving ahead. Enjoy the car. If you want to spin try it on wet raods. :)
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Old 12-13-2001, 08:13 AM   #3
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Yes, normal for stock SB. Sting Rays did not have traction problems until BB.

Some of us w/ SB esp. BSB have fixed this. :cool:

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As everyone has mentioned lost traction obviously = slower launch. With 225-255mm wide tires and less than around 200 horsepower, you'll see very little wheel spin, especially with a positraction rear end. Not really a bad thing.
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Old 12-13-2001, 09:44 AM   #5
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I have 460 hp and 500 ft/lbs of torque? what is this Lack of wheel spin of which you speak?

Actually it hooks quite well, a little spin off the line, then it locks in!
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Yes, normal for stock SB. Sting Rays did not have traction problems until BB.

Some of us w/ SB esp. BSB have fixed this. :cool:
Hmmm, I have no problem spinning the tires on my stock 327 Roadster. :confused:
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Old 12-13-2001, 07:54 PM   #7
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If your spinin your not winin. Enjoy. :lol:
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Old 12-13-2001, 07:57 PM   #8
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Default Re: Smoking Tires (thamzid)

Since nobody else said it.

Welcome to the forum! :cheers:

I've gotta find the line between spinning and squatting for the track...spun too much last night. :yesnod:
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Old 12-13-2001, 10:49 PM   #9
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Welcome to the forum! My 81' was a very nice driver :cool: But there's nothing like a Big Block! Try a Shift Kit at least it will bark second gear :D As for the pic... register at Home Pages and up load your pic. :cool: :cheers:
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Old 12-13-2001, 11:44 PM   #10
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Try turning a curve and punching it.... :eek: :eek: :eek: it will spin and so will the car. When you see cars spinning its usually not posi.
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Old 12-14-2001, 12:34 AM   #11
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200 hp stock - 20% gives you 160 hp at the rear wheels, ain't gonna cut it.
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Old 12-14-2001, 12:39 AM   #12
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how do I get rid of this "posi" you speak of? :jester

Daniel
PS. will a taller gear help? Or should I just power break?(a no-no)
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Old 12-14-2001, 02:09 AM   #13
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200 hp stock - 20% gives you 160 hp at the rear wheels, ain't gonna cut it.
Wait I have 200 hp. and there is only about 2000 miles on my new tires. and i can spin them a little bit. not smoking but there is some spin... :cool:
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Old 12-14-2001, 02:27 AM   #14
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according to my blackbook, for 81 its 190 HP net.....(thats at the rear wheels...)




[Modified by daily_driver, 1:28 AM 12/14/2001]
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Old 12-14-2001, 02:31 AM   #15
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Whats wheel spin.....ive never heard of that :rolleyes: :confused: :rolleyes: :eek: :eek:
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Whats wheel spin.....ive never heard of that :rolleyes: :confused: :rolleyes: :eek: :eek:
hey someone musta been smoking next to your gas tank!!

its on fiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiirrrrrrrr rrrrrrreeeee

:lol: :lol:
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Old 12-14-2001, 02:38 AM   #17
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Mine spin too much......that's why I'm in the 13's and not 11's..... :chevy Next time out I'll run on drag radials....let me see what I can break with those booties on..... :seeya
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hey someone musta been smoking next to your gas tank!!

its on fiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiirrrrrrrr rrrrrrreeeee

:lol: :lol:
hahahaha :D :lol: :) :seeya
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according to my blackbook, for 81 its 190 HP net.....(thats at the rear wheels...)

[Modified by daily_driver, 1:28 AM 12/14/2001]
I have to disagree. I may be wrong but I don't think that "net" horsepower factors in drivetrain losses. One reason is that for a particular engine, only one horsepower rating is given. If a car was available with different rear-end ratios, that would probably affect the net horsepower rating.

When the industry went to a net horsepower rating in '73 or soI think it was the gross horsepower minus the losses from ther ancillary equipment (PS pumps, AIR pumps, alternators, etc).
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Old 12-14-2001, 11:06 AM   #20
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your right i think....my bad..

and why is this thread sooo wiiide??

:lol: :lol:
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