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fairlaniac
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 74
posted June 12, 2002 07:50 AM
Hi,
I'm new here as well as new to working on an Enduro/Bomber/Pure Stock race car. We are working on getting my buddies car to handle. What we have is a '79 Buick Regal. We have:

1250# RF spring
1000# LF spring
rear springs are unknown. We put the light one on the RR and the heavier one on the LF. I'm going to use the Spring Calculator in the tool box to get an idea of what we have.
Tires are below with starting air pressure:

225/70/15 RF with a 4" offset Bart Wheel 19 psi
225/70/15 RR with stock offset 19 psi
195/70/14 LF with stock offset 26 psi
215/70/14 LR with stock offset 19 psi

We have coil over shocks on the right side. Should we use these? If so do we have them in the right spots? This past sunday was the best the car ever handled and was flying in 5th until a car spun in front of us. We did have a loose condtion which got worse as we went. By the end of 200 laps the thing was all over the place. Tires were good as far as wear. We don't have a temp guage to check the tires either.

Thanks!

We also have the RF shimmed for some added camber. I'm open for any ideas or criticism.


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Doug
"Ford man workin' on a Chebby""

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racer17j
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 1565
posted June 12, 2002 12:08 PM UIN: 54865418
sounds like alot of stagger and alot of pressure in that lf myself i would try another 225 on the lr and use that 215 on the lf and i assume you guys have fuel stops right if so you might want to have somebody check the air pressures and set then back down while your putting the fuel in the high pressure could cause a loose condition

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fairlaniac
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 74
posted June 12, 2002 12:58 PM
No fuel stops! If you stop even for the quickest of stops with the pit speed, you'll lose 3-4 laps and that pretty much puts you out of the top 10 and into the top 20, anything longer you're 21st and beyond.

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Doug
"Ford man workin' on a Chebby""

racer17j
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 1565
posted June 13, 2002 02:27 AM UIN: 54865418
how big of a track is this 1/4?

fairlaniac
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 74
posted June 13, 2002 05:44 AM
It is a 1/2 mile. Williams Grove Speedway in PA.

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Doug
"Ford man workin' on a Chebby""

racer17j
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 1565
posted June 13, 2002 11:36 AM UIN: 54865418
i take it your running a 32 gallon cell then that could cause your loose no tail weight at the end when your down on fuel and the track dries out

fairlaniac
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 74
posted June 13, 2002 11:56 AM
Yepper! 32 gallons with usually 18-19 gallons burned up over 200 laps.

Any opinions on the coil over shocks that we have on the right side? We are running street type shocks. What stock appearing shocks will work?

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Doug
"Ford man workin' on a Chebby""

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