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Talking pulls

I saw a 79 f250 outpull a 00-ish chevy 2500 4x4-BAD,a dodge RC cummins.
Anyone see this in Belton. They pulled a sled. The old ford made me warm and fuzzy inside, made me think of my 78
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Old 02-20-2008, 10:38 PM
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The snow makes it a biatch to pull the sled right now
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Old 02-22-2008, 09:24 PM
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Put some tire chains on, then you'd have traction and the sled would slide easier, lol

What did the 78 have for a motor? 460? If so why was it pulling agianst diesels?
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they only had three trucks in the "pickup" class. No, I think it was an "m" motor 400 possibly. BOY it tore up that track. It walked on a 2000-ish 2500 chevy 4x4 auto, everyone gave the ford dirty looks but it outpulled 1 cummins and 1 Vortec chebby. not a bad night for the old girl. The dually dodge beat it by 20 something feet.
My thoughts are it was an excellent pull for a smogged (era) motor
It was low on power but had wieght, and good tires
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Ohhhh, where are you from? Why was there only 3 pickups in a "pickup" class, what was adually doing in there with em? What happened the rest of the night, was it also a tractor pull?
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3 plus the 79. it was the redneck lame butt nations in Belton texas
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So there was a grand total of 4 trucks? I'm not familiar with the redneck lame butt nation whatever that is.
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hopefully I'll get a chance to take my 94' stroker to a pull or two here in IN this summer
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Is there a "how to pulling" type of page or site? I guess I am just looking for the quick and dirty cheats type of stuff. Tire pressures, clamping the rear springs together (do you do just the back or front and back of spring???), etc IDK what all the tricks are but I have been around tractor pulling long enough to know they are out there
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Is there a "how to pulling" type of page or site? I guess I am just looking for the quick and dirty cheats type of stuff. Tire pressures, clamping the rear springs together (do you do just the back or front and back of spring???), etc IDK what all the tricks are but I have been around tractor pulling long enough to know they are out there
There are plenty of tricks, it just depends if you can get away with em or not, whats the teching situation at your local pull or wherever your going, find out how strict they are first?
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Not strict at all. We are talking EXTREME variences on even weight and hitch height. Last year one of the local pulls let a guy with 12" of lift and big time over weight pull. He then got teched and told his hitch height was too high (20" for trucks?) and he switched his reciever to a drop hitch. Then after he pulled off the scale back to the tall hitch. Nothing ever said... (Why do I want to get into truck pulling if I already know this happens!?!)
This same pull was dq'ing for "excessive black smoke" in the diesel class. They said a truck with and intake, exhaust, and chip is breaking the rules in stock class (Which it is, but too much smoke!?!) I think "the big three" should be allowed in stock class. JMHO...
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Your gonna be pulling your diesel right? Gas motors you have to deal w/ vac. checks sometimes, yes hitch height is just like tractor pullin. Do you wanna pull in stock or mod? In mod around here you can have your suspension solid, for stock I think you have to have 2 inches of travel on the rear (no blockin it up) in the stock there is no putting weights in the front, some ppl try to sneak em in the engine compartment and then they are DQ'd, but last year is when they really started crackin down around here on chips and everything, they check you and can tell by your smoke, if your running a chip they actually were checkin it's setting right b4 you hooked (you were aloowed up to 60HP, other then that they didn't care about exhaust, but they will sometimes measure your turbo (usually only the winners)
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Is there a "how to pulling" type of page or site? I guess I am just looking for the quick and dirty cheats type of stuff. Tire pressures, clamping the rear springs together (do you do just the back or front and back of spring???), etc IDK what all the tricks are but I have been around tractor pulling long enough to know they are out there
Its all about weight balance and track reading.

Get as much weight as far foward as possible, go as fast as possible, and do everything you can to stiffen up the rear, and eliminate axle hop.

The next secret is to read the track conditions and find the right line. I can't explain any better than pick the path of least resistance. Hell if you've been around tractor pulling you know what I mean.
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