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johnlj68
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 22
posted March 20, 2002 07:16 PM
Hello, this is a great forum.I am getting into racing again, and i need some pointers for first time back at track.I will get a picture up here as soon as car is finished. I will be racing at winchester va speedway, and the car is a purestock chevy. Any input will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks, JOHN. P.S Keep up the good work!!

racer17j
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 1565
posted March 21, 2002 02:16 AM UIN: 54865418
ummmm go fast turn left and try not to tear to much stuff up lol what kinda help are you looking for here suspention,motors what?

johnlj68
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 22
posted March 21, 2002 07:27 AM
suspension,tire air pressure.I also saw on this site i think, about how to check for weight on rear by jacking up rear and seeing which side comes off ground first, but now i can not find it. jj

NYhick
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 82
posted March 21, 2002 09:06 AM
jack your rearend right in the center of the pumpkin, you can put a socket on the jack to make sure you are perfect but it can be dangerous. When you jack the car up watch the left tire and as soon as it starts to lift, look at the right tire. The right should be like 4 or 5 inches off the ground, with the left just off. You can change springs or heat springs to adjust.

racer17j
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 1565
posted March 21, 2002 01:08 PM UIN: 54865418
we need to know a little more about what you are running. like can you move your shocks or do they have to be stock mount ,weight of the car, tire and wheels your running tubes or not. i could tell you what i run but if you are running nothing like my stuff that will do you no good

johnlj68
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 22
posted March 22, 2002 07:04 PM
shocks are to be kept in stock location,im running bart 11" wheels with hoosier rc4 tires that are tubeless, I dont know much about the car springs under it, other than i dont believe they are stock.

jj

KWTracer
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 233
posted March 23, 2002 07:46 AM
Scale the car.

racer17j
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 1565
posted March 23, 2002 11:50 AM UIN: 54865418
kwt is right you need to scale the car even if it's just on the scalee at the coop to get an idea if you don't know what you have for springs your going to have to get them checked. i'm taking it that this was a used car right if so try to get ahold of rthe guy you bought it from and see if he even knew . what is the car chevy doesn't say much there is alot of diference in chevys is it a metric a camaro nova old chevelle what?

johnlj68
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 22
posted March 23, 2002 07:39 PM
hello, racer17j, its a 1985 chevy monte carlo, that supposedly has two wins on it,the car weighs in at 2850 with fuel and driver,the car has been thru 3 people and previous 2 has no idea what spring rating is on it and as far as i know the original car builder is no longer around here to ask.i do know that these springs on it are not stock springs.nor are the shocks stock. I thank you for the information so far. JJ

racer17j
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 1565
posted March 23, 2002 09:01 PM UIN: 54865418
well sorry i can't help you on your tire pressures they don't let us run late model tire on our pure stocks around here lol but good luck this year

EVANSRACING24E
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 80
posted March 23, 2002 09:43 PM
i run 12 on lf, 20 on rf, 13 to 18 on the rear depending on track conditions. as far as springs ive got a 1350 on the rf, 1150 lf, 275 lr, and 250 rr. my car runs a little loose but i like it that way. mine wieghs a little less than yours. also have afco stock appearing racing shocks for full size monte. hope this helps a little

marple
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 117
posted March 23, 2002 11:05 PM
if you're in winchester i know of a couple guys that you might wanna talk to.i race at the rock-allegany co. in cumberland md.gotta couple buds down that way.pm me for more info

johnlj68
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 22
posted May 20, 2002 10:15 PM
Hello fellows, i'm back. been gone for a while. alot of stuff going on, but down to basics. We took car out first time this past saturday night and my brother wanted to drive it.The car settup is just right, but i cant get him to grasp the situation about sliding car in the corner, he wants to brake and let off the gas and he stalls the car out, can anybody suggest how to get him to slide it in the corners and how to come out of the turn.

Thanks, johnlj68

Donnie Ross
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 109
posted May 22, 2002 05:31 PM
my brother taught me by making me real mad
so i was determined to barrel in like he said and knew i was going to crash ,surprise it turned what a rush.just convince him to drive it in till he is sure he won,t make it
a little left turn lift, back on the gas hard turning right hang on.

racer17j
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 1565
posted May 23, 2002 12:58 AM UIN: 54865418
myself i wouldn't let him in it again or you can pick on him next time he gets in the car and buckles up hand him a couple lug nuts and tell him that after seeing him last time you think he could use some more

[This message has been edited by racer17j (edited May 23, 2002).]

powerglides
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 69
posted May 23, 2002 06:03 AM
Johnlj68 go see Roy Anderson he is the man around Va. Street Stocks.

johnlj68
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 22
posted May 23, 2002 07:32 PM
roy anderson is who i got the car from. Do you race at winchester speedway? Ifso,what car do you drive.Roy helped me a whole lot when i had my first car several years ago. I never thought to ask him, thanks, John

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