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BattlestarGalactic

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Weigh in time for the wagon.....
« on: September 04, 2022, 08:27:20 AM »
Saw they had the scales open at DW42 yesterday so before hitting the ET shack first TT I veered into the scales.  Yup, as it was many years ago, 3975# with me and 2000# on the front with me.  This makes the car at pert near 50/50 weight distribution with me in it.  3800# without me.

This is of course is without the hood yet, so throw that 25# back on and its 4000#.
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Re: Weigh in time for the wagon.....
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2022, 12:58:53 AM »
About 600lbs less than a Hellcat!

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Re: Weigh in time for the wagon.....
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2022, 08:11:30 AM »
Very cool it runs that quick at almost 4000 lbs.

What did one of those wagons weigh fresh off the assembly line?
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Re: Weigh in time for the wagon.....
« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2022, 08:52:50 AM »
was nice to see it at the Beave Larry.
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Re: Weigh in time for the wagon.....
« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2022, 04:42:01 PM »
Very cool it runs that quick at almost 4000 lbs.

What did one of those wagons weigh fresh off the assembly line?

My was a small block car and was 4600#.
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Re: Weigh in time for the wagon.....
« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2022, 05:39:27 PM »
do all tracks have a scale never even thought to ask

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Re: Weigh in time for the wagon.....
« Reply #6 on: September 12, 2022, 07:13:03 PM »
do all tracks have a scale never even thought to ask

Most larger tracks have scales, especially if they host national or divisional events, because some classes have a minimum weight, or other classes like Stock or Super Stock the cars have a specific weight and that gets checked after a winning run, for example. And if the track runs specialty events, like when we’ve done Hot Rod Drag Week, some classes also have minimum weights that are checked. Even in classes that don’t require a particular weight, like in bracket racing, racers often like to monitor their race car weight, whether for the day or even between rounds, adding or removing ballast, fuel level (weight), etc. can all be used to adjust your ET. Just some examples of why a track having scales is nice, and most do. Some smaller tracks don’t always have them.
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Re: Weigh in time for the wagon.....
« Reply #7 on: September 12, 2022, 08:37:53 PM »
thanks for the answer. Does beaver springs have a scale does antbody know

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Re: Weigh in time for the wagon.....
« Reply #8 on: September 13, 2022, 09:15:13 AM »
Joe,
No scales at Beaver Springs. However do you have a local feed mill? They typically have calibrated scales. The mill local to me in Denver, PA will scale at $2 with a printout.

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Re: Weigh in time for the wagon.....
« Reply #9 on: September 13, 2022, 10:33:47 AM »
thanks Doug no there arent any feed places on Long Island that I know of but there are some junk yards that have scales but driving through the yard to get to the scale
might cost you a tire or two so not really worth it. And yes it was good to talk o you to. i already cant wait for next year.



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Re: Weigh in time for the wagon.....
« Reply #10 on: September 13, 2022, 01:24:03 PM »
More then once, way back I would hit the local truck stop scales.  If you put axles on separate pads you can get front/rear bias.  Most large truck scales have two pads for tractors, and another for trailer axles.
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Re: Weigh in time for the wagon.....
« Reply #11 on: September 16, 2022, 10:27:56 AM »
Joe my neighbor has scales