Why can't I spin the tires?

Discussion in 'Small Block Tech' started by cstanley-gs, Apr 20, 2006.

  1. 72lark350


    Yep, thats one thing i have never done, a donut. Heavy car, pegleg, 350 2bbl. Cant do it :af:
  2. 71bskylarkk

    71bskylarkk Vroom Vroom.

    I'll have to make a vid when I get a new tire of some donuts :)
  3. cstanley-gs

    cstanley-gs Silver Mist

    Funny you should ask... I thought the car was not posi... and I posted pics on here somewhere of the car on blocks as I pulled the axles for new side bearings and seals. I made a comment about not being posi and the next guy said "that is a posi"

    Needless to say that explained a lot on why I could not break the tires loose.
    The last change I made was to put some 111 gas in it. actually 2 gal of 111 and 8 gal of 93. no pinging at all now.

    And my wife was not as amused as I was about the driveway...Good thing I didnt try for a second darker set!
  4. 72lark350


    Haha thats pretty awesome. Cant wait til i get rid of my pegleg and start makin 2 stripes! :Brow: BTW ur car is really nice, love the color combo like mine, and convert to boot. Cant wait til i can drive up to a show and meet yall up there again :TU:
  5. 71skylark3504v

    71skylark3504v Goin' Fast In Luxury!

    My firestone tires are so sticky they don't spin much but boy, you are sunk in your seat big time. I need to find some hockey pucks and have some fun.
  6. 71bskylarkk

    71bskylarkk Vroom Vroom.

    lol! hockey puck to the face!

    us 3 in florida should meet up and cruise around some place and drop jaws, if only mine was red, only color I would ever repaint it.
  7. monetpit73

    monetpit73 big john

    way to go man!!! burnin rubber,takin names. BUICK power, baby:3gears: :3gears:
  8. Jim Blackwood

    Jim Blackwood Well-Known Member

    About those idle mixture screws.... there is no fixed setting for them, just a starting point. Generally speaking you crank them in until the car starts to stumble and back them out a quarter or half turn. Since you had to crank in the idle speed screw (on the linkage) it sounds like you could be a little lean. Try backing them out a half turn to see if that brings the idle speed back up. If it does that should make your throttle response off idle better.


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