Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: N.W. Washington
Re: Possible wheel hop
With what you have now as far as traction aids, you may be ok on a sticky track, or it may be much worse, the problem is tuning on a paved or untreated concrete surface is a whole different world than a track, you'll never hook near as well. What you hear is wheel hop for sure, it may be the fact the snubber needs to be closer, and likely the snubber is not up at the spring eye, but hitting mid spring, making it worse.
On a sticky surface, the tires may bite hard enough to keep the bars loaded and it won't hop, or, it will bite harder and still unload and bite again (wheel hop), just more violently because of the track surface.
It could be from a couple of things, with a traction bar you want the snubber closer than an inch (usually), and it really should contact under the spring eye, not back on the spring, that is real hard on the spring, and also can contribute to hop. The other thing is tires, while a well set up traction bar will virtually eliminate hop, the tires can still make it happen a little, from just pure lack of traction, but even a set of hard radial tires and a traction bar set up, and a bit of throttle control, you should be able to plant the tires pretty well.
1968 rs with an old school 354" SB2.2 pump gas motor.
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