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Author Topic:   Help with '76 monte carlo set up
Bill Adkins
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 19
posted August 12, 2001 06:18 PM
I have a 1976 monte carlo, t350, don't yet know rear end raito but truns 5400 rpm on the 1/4 mile track we run. some bank in turns, clay, have 225/70R/15 tires, need all the help I can get. Thanks Bill

redneck bubbas racing
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 14
posted August 12, 2001 08:29 PM
Are you allowed racing springs? If so try 1400 RF, 1200 LF, 250 RR and LR. Want better suggestion? Call AFCO- They can hit it pretty close. I run the same chassis in a heavy car and those are the springs I use. If you have to run stock springs put a 3/4 ton truck in the RF and a spring from a rear coil wagon in the LR. Good luck, Kenneth

4s racing
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 77
posted August 12, 2001 09:30 PM
I am running a ford torino with a 400mod.We have to use stock springs.you said 3/4 ton truck in rt.front and rear coil wagon in lft.rear.What do you run in lft.frnt. and rt.rear?

Bill Adkins
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 19
posted August 13, 2001 10:29 AM
I forgot to tell you that the car weights 3605lbs. ready to run. Thanks for the help.

redneck bubbas racing
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 14
posted August 13, 2001 10:24 PM
4s, Not real sure about the torino. Is it the same as a mustang- real small lower control arm w/strut rods and the upper is connected to a sheetmetal shock tower? If this is the case you definitly need to build you a removable brace that goes across the shock towers. In the rear I believe that you have leafs right? Go to a yard and find a set of leafs. Just take either the bottom one or the one next to it and add it to your left side. Only add one at a time to track your car. You can also build a adjuster of sorts with 2 pieces of flat stock and 2 bolts- the tighter you clamp the leaves together the stiffer the spring rate. Bill, that is about what I weigh, I am a little heavier. As far as what I would run in the LF and RR if you are having to use stock springs just keep the ones that you have. Sometimes you can find a 1/2 ton truck with the towing package or a "heavy half" and put their spring in the left front. These springs are all "stock" springs, not for the car but for the OEM. One more suggestion if you do put the fronts in. You need to cut the little loop out of the bootom of the spring, this is REAL HARD if the spring is already in the car. I wasn't paying attn. and didn't notice it till it was too late. The shock won't go in if you don't remove it. Good luck and feel free to ask any more questions.

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