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how to drive a demo car
« on: February 14, 2006, 05:37:29 AM »
build the car

get into the car

turn the car on

drive to the track

wait till they drop the flag

wait till both the peole move away from you and go for the last ones radiatior

the use the rear end as much as possible untill you either cant see out of the back of it hits the ground and use the front end or give up becouse you dont want to even come close to winning
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when in the car and going backward dont look back at the hit you will feel it in the morning TRUST ME
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stick as close to the guy who is the strongest on the track as you can you dont want them to line up with you and get a good shot

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Re: how to drive a demo car
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2006, 07:24:35 AM »
A well placed "sandbag" can help too.

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Re: how to drive a demo car
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2006, 01:28:46 PM »
TUDE,, thanx....   :text_yb_rofl:
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Re: how to drive a demo car
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2006, 02:03:21 PM »
See,, I knew this would be a fun topic......... ....  :text_yb_warnin g: :police:
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Re: how to drive a demo car
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2006, 10:58:27 PM »
But how do you know which one is the strongest on the track to stay close by too?
Is it because he is probably in a souped up Pinto?
Unless your at a Kansas derby then you dont have time to look around, just watch out for the cars that feel like huge chuncks of concrete and steel. LOL.
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Re: how to drive a demo car
« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2006, 01:40:46 AM »
A well placed "sandbag" can help too.

Bill
sand bagging doesnt mean you have sand bags in the trunk it means some one who makes a little tap and goes and hides until his time is about up and makes another tap

look for a car that has a roof bar, massively welded doors, tires look like they poped about 10 years ago but they are doubled . just look for all the little things thats how to tell the strong cars.
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Re: how to drive a demo car
« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2006, 08:10:36 AM »
I know, that's why I put the " " there.

I have seen too many drivers that fake tranny trouble a few times as well, then they win; Does not seem right to me.

I have never been in a "demo", but years ago I did LOTS of enduros, and last year I did a trailer race. The trailer race was a blast, we had 38 on a 3/8 mile track. I came in second, with the crowd "boo-ing" the winner. He had to pull off the track several times to re-fill his radiator, and was off the track for a while each time. He also had an very illegal trailer set-up that he modified to the tech guys satisfaction, then he re-did it back to his way just before the event. After it was just him and me for a while, they lined us up for a re-start. I started reving the engine, then he did. When the green flag fell, I backed up, threw it in first and SLAMMED him. I wedged between his trailer and bumper and pushed him into debris half way around the track. The crowd went nuts, but shortly after that my (LEGAL) trailer fell off its chains.

I have an old mini stock pinto that I might go back with.

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Re: how to drive a demo car
« Reply #7 on: February 17, 2006, 11:42:07 AM »
actuallyon pintosthe frontsare stonger than the rears  mat  89r
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Re: how to drive a demo car
« Reply #8 on: February 17, 2006, 06:23:15 PM »
That's why ford did not put the gas tank up front.

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Re: how to drive a demo car
« Reply #9 on: February 18, 2006, 09:57:49 AM »
How do you figure the fronts are stronger than the rear on Pintos.
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Re: how to drive a demo car
« Reply #10 on: February 19, 2006, 05:15:20 AM »
Sand baggers stay home!
Hit em as hard as you can head-on!
Nothing better than a full tracker into a passenger door!(you will   
      look  like a rag doll when you get hit by me)
Shift gears going across the track!(I haven't found a track big
      enough for fourth gear yet!)
Keep it above 6,000 RPM!(I should be the only one heard)   

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Re: how to drive a demo car
« Reply #11 on: February 20, 2006, 01:40:55 PM »
i agree sand baggers stay home or start hitting.
around here theyve been putting $50-100 on a sandbagger. they put a magnetic flag on there car and who ever takes them out gets the money.

you want to save your car some what by not hitting but you also dont want to hit so hard that in a few hits its trashed either

on the fronts they are stronger becouse the inner fenders are welded to the cab area of the car
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Re: how to drive a demo car
« Reply #12 on: February 20, 2006, 08:31:52 PM »
I can hit all day with the rear of a wagon but one hard shot to the front and they look like this.
Frame was wrapped around harmonic balancer also.
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Re: how to drive a demo car
« Reply #13 on: February 21, 2006, 12:59:15 PM »
The rear ends fold in too easy and will break the shackles on the leafs. the fronts are solids will fold up and stay away from motor.  Matt   89r
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Re: how to drive a demo car
« Reply #14 on: April 23, 2006, 07:12:02 AM »
Head on!

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Re: how to drive a demo car
« Reply #15 on: April 23, 2006, 07:13:35 AM »
I love pinto guys who try and use there rearend all the time, makes them easier targets!

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Re: how to drive a demo car
« Reply #16 on: June 26, 2006, 09:47:41 AM »
I just won a fourth derby with my Pinto wagon.I never used the back end.I only hit with the front end,and never lost my radiator.Most of the hits were made in second gear.It was the fifth run on the car and is good enough for another one.I did take one second place finish with it.Yes ,I can be beat!
  All the hits were side shots,I was trying to make sure I didn't have a bumper come under mine and get my radiator.

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Re: how to drive a demo car
« Reply #17 on: June 26, 2006, 05:55:57 PM »
I think your gonna have to send me some more tips im building a 74 sedan pinto for our local show. And a mustang II for the second night.
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Re: how to drive a demo car
« Reply #18 on: September 16, 2008, 01:32:41 AM »
i've learned alot about drving the past year.. stay away from barriers such as logs or tractor tires....... u get hung up... ::)   also when u know ur about to get hit turn away from the hit.. most of the time u just bounce off.
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« Reply #19 on: December 30, 2009, 09:24:15 PM »
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Re: how to drive a demo car
« Reply #20 on: December 30, 2009, 09:51:18 PM »
And the same to you my dear! Are you a derby driver? Just wondering since you posted in the derby section. ;D
If you don't have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over?

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Re: how to drive a demo car
« Reply #21 on: January 10, 2010, 05:59:18 PM »
lol, i built my first pinto wagon this year and ran in a derby in kansas and i was like an all u can smash fest, and if u build them right the back will go up and in then wont move even if u take track shots bc thats what i did!