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PostPosted:Sun May 26, 2024 3:14 pm 
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Jon Nelson and his Valiant Effort team are representing Slant 6s well this weekend at Thunderhill Raceway in Willows, CA.

I’m sure Jon will post a recap in a few days.

Way to represent Team Valiant Effort!! :mrgreen:

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PostPosted:Tue May 28, 2024 11:11 am 
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Very cool. Thanks for the heads up, Rob.

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PostPosted:Thu Jun 06, 2024 7:29 am 
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Well,… I’m headed to the next Lemons race in New Jersey & I see Jon ain’t posted nuthin’ here yet… :?

I’ll give him a poke.

He swapped the push button 904 fer one uh them row yer own A833s…
It put smiles on all their faces! :mrgreen:

Hey Jon! What you gotta say ‘bout that!? :D

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PostPosted:Sat Jun 08, 2024 7:08 am 
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Sounds great, Jon. Sounds like nice steady improvements. I am not surprised at all that you can hang with most cars in the corners. That has been my experience with several A-bodies in LeMons over the last 8-10 yrs and in other road course events over the last 25.

Best wishes and Slant onward!
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Didn't E-booger on Mopar Action used to say the green bearings shouldn't be used on the corner carver.
The tapered bearings might be the fix.

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PostPosted:Mon Jun 10, 2024 10:07 am 
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Yes, they're garbage. I wouldn't personally use them on anything but a tool-around cruiser, or drag only ride. The 8.75" wasn't designed to use straight roller or ball bearings as axle supports, properly designed rears with C-locks transfer the cornering/side loading to the tapered carrier bearings thru' the C-lock/side gear(inside wheel)& spider shaft(outside wheel), an 8.75" cannot. The green brg. design was to be a simple & low friction unit to increase speeds/lower ET's at the dragstrip, that's all they were intended for. Worse, their use is being propagated by rear-disc swap kits that "can't use" the proper tapered brg./adjuster setup, so for largely unecessary rear disc brakes these things are being swapped in.


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PostPosted:Mon Jun 10, 2024 11:16 am 
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I have used green bearings on road course cars/events and for 10s of thousands of spirited street miles. One key is to make sure there is no side loading from the thrust button (remove it, or grind the axles to shorten them). I think that is the main reason for the failures. Ford 8" and 9" rears pretty much all used ball bearings like the green bearings from the factory and with no c-clips. However, I agree they are not as good as tapered rollers like the stock 8.75". I use the snap ring type green bearings and have had zero failures.

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Here they are: https://www.doctordiff.com/green-bearings-pair.html

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For the green bearings get rid of the the thrust button in the center section diff if you have not already. You could have some runout problems too, but I would start there.

The clutch ratling can be fixed with a rubber stop on the pedal box, there are factory parts for this and I bet yours is gone or dieed out. A simple length of heater hose split open and zip-tied to the clutch pedal or the pedal box where there is metal contact. also there should be a medium spring in the torque shaft and clutch lever arm assembly "pulling" the linkage toward the front of the bell housing when your foot is off the clutch.

I may also suggest driving a bit harder into those turns coasting less, and either using a 2 foot/throttle/brake technique if not planning a downshift or if planning a downshift from 4-3 or from 3-2 through the braking phase with the heel-toe technique to gain some negative seconds or tenths of a second on the lap times.
It seems that there is a lot of coasting now. Getting into the corner and blipping the throttle into 2nd gear for the corner entry for the maximum torque in the corner exit may help in this area, but you and all the drivers will need to start practicing heel-toe shifting technique on your street cars before the next track sessions.

Best of luck!

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