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Wheelie
« on: August 27, 2010, 05:44:13 pm »

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Re: Wheelie
« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2010, 07:53:24 pm »
Bob, Looks like you had a great day. Car looks great.
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Re: Wheelie
« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2010, 02:36:00 am »
Attaboy!!!  Underbody looks clean... Headers look good... and tire wrinkle is perfect!

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Re: Wheelie
« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2010, 07:50:47 am »
I Like it!!!!!!!
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Re: Wheelie
« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2010, 11:24:32 am »
Very cool picture!
Do you think a relatively stock CJ could get the front wheels off the ground (even a little) with those tires?
I ask because I know you have done some mods to your car, but it would be way cool to have a picture of my own car doing something like this.  I just don't know if it is feasible without lots of modifications.
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Re: Wheelie
« Reply #5 on: August 28, 2010, 11:36:50 am »
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Do you think a relatively stock CJ could get the front wheels off the ground (even a little) with those tires?

With a heavy enough flywheel and enough RPM.......... ::)     
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Re: Wheelie
« Reply #6 on: August 28, 2010, 12:34:32 pm »
And a lot of gear in the back!

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Re: Wheelie
« Reply #7 on: August 28, 2010, 02:40:24 pm »
And a lot of gear in the back!

+1!!!!!  One of those smart guys from waaaay back in the day said, "give me a fulcrum and a long enough lever and I can lift the earth"...or something like that.  Gears are a force multiplier.  With enough gear and tire you could probably lift the front wheels off with a C code.

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Re: Wheelie
« Reply #8 on: August 28, 2010, 05:55:48 pm »
Bob you need to post the rear shot from the FE Forum. What a machine!!!! 8)
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Re: Wheelie
« Reply #9 on: August 28, 2010, 06:29:09 pm »
This is a great shot, a lot of power to do that !!

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Re: Wheelie
« Reply #10 on: August 29, 2010, 12:12:50 am »

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Re: Wheelie
« Reply #11 on: August 29, 2010, 01:16:25 pm »
Buddy of mine raced a 68 cj back in the day.....did a wheelie,and popped the windshield out when  the body flexed......so be careful!
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Re: Wheelie
« Reply #12 on: August 29, 2010, 03:07:16 pm »
Wow, thats a great leave at Denver with the elevation there.    I know my car feels like I have taken off in second gear there and runs about a second slower than a sea level track.

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Re: Wheelie
« Reply #13 on: August 29, 2010, 04:49:02 pm »
Thanks Guys, that car is such a blast to drive! I would have to drop it off a cliff before the windshield would pop out.

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Re: Wheelie
« Reply #14 on: August 29, 2010, 06:56:16 pm »
Thats a very cool shot,.."Hangin' the hoops"!  I think I've just got a new desk top pic. Very cool.