Del, I wasn't jumping on tne bandwagon that got all over your case about your car not being "safe" in that other thread. I'm just saying that I don't see a reason not to have either double nutted the arms, or use Ny-lock nuts. If they're regular nuts, I'd be watching them close! Just think about one of them coming off.Fair enough. I will pay attention the the front. I wasn't because it was coming up and seemed to be working. I will pull the shocks off and try to figure out the settings. No I do not use Ny-lock nuts but I do check them before each time going to the track. Not each run but each outing. So far they haven't budged. I also spray WD40 on the bushings before I leave the house. Don't know if that helps or not.
That car is so safe it isn't funny. I have seen sh!t going down the track with rusted parts but they have a roll bar, etc.. Mine is way safer than you would believe. It is a friggin tank! :thumbsup:
As far as the wheelie thing, I know you've said before that you want the car to wheelie, but I would be focusing on a better 60 foot time if I were you even though your present one is great. I only say that, because look at the guys on here who have Chevelles who are launching with good sized wheelies every time their cars hook....I believe just about every one is turning 1.3 second short times. It seems that atleast with most Chevelles running in the low 10 second/high 9 second neighborhood, I'm not so sure you can separate the two (1.3's and very obvious and regular wheelies).
Crazy Davey comes to mind as far as someone with a Chevelle launching with wheels up and running 1.4 second short times, but I get the impression from what he has posted that his wheels-up launches are not as often, and not as high as guys like Bob West, Vinny Jr., Pat Steele (aka "Fatrat70" )and Guy Lomack do. And all of those guys run 1.3 second 60' times. (I didn't list Garret although he is another one in the 1.3's because he has a Camaro and some guys might argue that his car is not a good comparison simply because it has a shorter wheelbase, so that introduces another variable).
My point is that you might not attain that goal of yours until you get the car to launch a little harder, so it's getting into the 1.3's pretty consistently (not just when the DA is great either). I'm sure that whatever Bob has told you will only help, since both his and his son's car are launching fantastic. But don't overlook what the front end is doing. I know that Bob used to use Koni front shocks, and he said he did pretty good with them, and I believe that he uses Santhuffs in the front now (which isn't anything that he hasn't already posted on this board in the past, so It isn't like I'm exposng anyone's secrets here). But if for an example your car happens to be heavier in the front than Bob's car is, then you might have to pay some closer attention to the front shocks than you have been. Atleast as far as what settings you have them on anyway. Just a thought. I wish you well.