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gould
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posted April 09, 2005 07:41 PM  
My first time out in my mod was last night, car felt good on entry and mid corner but with my drag racing background im drilling the throttle to hard and my car was gettin loose coming off. how do i fix my "lead foot" lol.

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x13jc
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Total posts: 390
posted April 09, 2005 08:00 PM  
change the linkage on the accelerater pedal to give you a longer stroke. maybe even to the point that it is uncomfortable to get it to the floor!

andykmod
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posted April 10, 2005 10:02 AM  
Try www.moretraction.com it might help alittle.

sdracer12
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posted April 10, 2005 10:23 AM  
I use a Coleman bearing throttle pedal. It sounds too simple, but the pedal really lets you be more smooth on the throttle. It's also adjustable for length of throw, which helps too. Everyone who I know who has tried this pedal won't run anything else.

Also make sure you have enuff spring on the linkage on the carb. 2 springs are best, with one running forward and one running to the rear. This helps to balance the linkage and provide a real positive feel to your foot.

As far as electronic Traction conrol??? Yeah right... this question is about fixing a problem, not wasting money.

gould
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posted April 10, 2005 03:26 PM  
I'm not interested in cheating with t/c. Basically i need to train the foot/brain to not stomp the gas pedal to the radiator coming off the corner. I guess i just need seat time.

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nyimcamod8t
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posted April 10, 2005 04:31 PM  
go back to the old basics,drive 'er like you got an egg under your foot. don't break it.

andykmod
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posted April 10, 2005 04:35 PM  
Put a egg under it and don't break it.lol as for the tc i was just kidding around.

Wildside17
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posted April 10, 2005 08:50 PM  
As your getting back on the gas try counting 1-2-3 as you accelerate. Some people it works for some not.

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Dman
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Total posts: 270
posted April 11, 2005 07:46 AM  
Self control is a tough thing to accomplish with all that adrenalin running through you.
Racing is a rush. Slow down the throttle linkage, the rest will come with time and experience. You may even need to kill a little horsepower at first.
I think its great that you recognize the problem and aren't blaming the car.

chapa73
Dirt Maniac

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posted April 11, 2005 10:12 AM  
Thats hard to learn,I have really struggled in a mod,some if due to me,I got spoiled in my factory/street stock on how well it hooked up.

In my stocker days Instead of backing all the way out going in the corner,I would more float it in,using about 1/2 throttle and wouldnt smash it down till I was on the straits.It wasnt the fastest but I didnt loop it around as much,Wich gave more seat time at full speed and I learned how to be easy on the gas.Once you got it,It will be second nature,You wont really have to think about it.

autoshop
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Total posts: 298
posted April 11, 2005 10:21 AM  
there is a throttle device that was spring loaded that hooked up in between the carb linkage and the carb it's called a
throttle sponge Part # TS-2500
from Day's motorsports.

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allbritton
Dirt Newbie

Total posts: 1
posted April 12, 2005 04:27 PM  
I had that problem when I started out due to the sharp radius in the fourth turn of the quarter mile bull ring I first ran. My solution wast stiffer throttle return springs on the carb. You could even get a bracket and add 2 springs if you need to.

FlyNLoIMCA17
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posted April 12, 2005 04:45 PM  
seat time will improve this. But I run 3 springs on my carb. I am also an X-drag racer!

Rook78
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posted April 14, 2005 03:20 PM  
I would have thought you drag racers would have just ran it thru the wall first time out. jk lol.

I started last year on a momentum track, did not have to worry too much about educating the foot. Then I started running a tight 1/4 mile and oh boy did I get an education on educating so to speak. I run one spring and did not change that, just changed the way I peddled the car. Seat time took care of it. Good Luck!

gould
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posted April 14, 2005 07:49 PM  
thanks everyone. im running tomorrow night so ill be thinking hard about the foot going down easy. ill let you know how it went.

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Dman
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Total posts: 270
posted April 15, 2005 07:36 AM  
Gonna be tough for a ex-"squirt racer". Good Luck! P.S. No christmas tree at the start finish line and don't pull the chute after the checkers!

gould
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Total posts: 730
posted April 15, 2005 10:01 PM  
Well I did much better tonight on my throttle control. I never even opened it up all the way and it was faster then last week. I just need the seat time.

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