Pinion Snubbers on 65 Belvedere

1962 - 1965 Mopars

  1. Paul Cotton

    Paul Cotton Well-Known Member

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    O.K. Here's a question for you. I have a 1965 Plymouth Belvedere with a 440 motor, Edelbrock intake, Holley 750 double pumper, headers, MSI ignition and Bullet hi performance cam. When taking off from a dead stop, I am having problems hooking up the tires. I have as large a tire as I can get under it without tubbing the car. Before looking into the cost of new radial street/strip slicks, or as a last resort, tubbing, I thought I would go the Pinion Snubber route. Does anyone know if the pinion snubber will help with hooking up. I don't have the wheel hop problem, just too much horse power at the rear tires. I am being told the snubber will definitely help.
     
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    The snubber and good tires. Both will get ya there.The snubber will help plant the tires,then it's up to them.
     
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      Jerry Hall Well-Known Member

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      I agree with Darter6, but once you get the tires to plant is when you could experience wheel hop. I assume you are using traction bars of some sort and this helps with the wheel hop issue.
       
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      I like the SS springs option? With the a snubber. (Where snubber more acts as just pinion support.) Not only does the spring package give stiffer pinion support. But springs bow far better than stock to spool launch energy. Unspools in a delay more evenly. Giving the tires a far better chance to grab. The question is how much power can SS spings support before they are over powered? I've put 550+ HP with them performing very well. I'm guessing up to 700 HP? Higher HP? You may need to look at more expensive options like Cals, ladder or 4-link? Just my humble opinion.
       
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        What tires are you running on the rear ? And where is it not hooking on the street ? Myself I run just the SS springs on my 63 Sport Fury as with the SS springs the snubber made no difference so I don't use a snubber. But if your springs are no good then the snubber may help. Also most cars wont hook on the street most of the time. I run 30 x 9 Hoosier radial slicks on the street and strip and they hook great on the track as long as I stage in the tire groove which is where all the cars are launching then the hook is great. On the street I can spin them with ease but most places on the street are not a good hooking surface. My car runs 10's on a 9" tire and just SS springs and the longer rear shocks as I don't run adjustable shocks. But on the street is not a good place to test the cars hook as it may hook on the track. Or have you tried it at the track ? I never dynoed my car but buy the et/mph and car weight I believe its making around 600 hp at the flywheel. Ron
         
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