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How is Leroy staged? Video inside.

 
Old 05-04-2019, 12:01 PM
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Default How is Leroy staged? Video inside.

For anyone that will watch Cleetus, they will know what I'm referring to. He's on the launch/ limiter and then lurches/bumps in in while barely touching the lever.

For those that don't know what I'm talking about it's a 6 speed stick c5 vette cart and he bumps in on the staging line kinda like how an auto would.

Fast fwd to 15:50 in the video.

https://youtu.be/ydTgTh7DdlI

So how is the bumping in achieved? I understand you would have a launch limiter to build boost, but what is making him lurch forward at the same time?
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Originally Posted by Joe_Spoolin View Post
For anyone that will watch Cleetus, they will know what I'm referring to. He's on the launch/ limiter and then lurches/bumps in in while barely touching the lever.

For those that don't know what I'm talking about it's a 6 speed stick c5 vette cart and he bumps in on the staging line kinda like how an auto would.

Fast fwd to 15:50 in the video.

https://youtu.be/ydTgTh7DdlI

So how is the bumping in achieved? I understand you would have a launch limiter to build boost, but what is making him lurch forward at the same time?
Not sure if this is how he did it, but one technique my friend used was to tape the button on the emergency brake. That ends up giving you a lot more control while trying to stage because you aren't limited by having to pull on it a certain number of clicks to have it engage.
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I don't know this for sure, but I would assume he's simply using the clutch.

The big hand lever is working the rear brakes so he can keep himself from rolling too much, while both his feet are busy on the clutch and gas.
Either he's gently slipping the clutch then easing-up pressure on the hand brake to creep forward...
Or he's keeping light pressure on the hand brake then letting out the clutch a little more to creep...
Or a combination of both.

Meanwhile the accelerator it floored with the engine control maintaining boost/rpm (two step) by holding the button on the hand brake.


He then releases the button on the hand brake to disengage the "two step" when he's ready for full power.

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Old 05-12-2019, 11:49 AM
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Most likely using a line lock on the front brakes also.
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