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Author Topic:   76 monte carlo
Rookieracer76
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 182
posted June 25, 2002 06:01 PM
Does anyone know a web site i can get all tech information on a 76 monte??? like wheel base,tranny,motor,spring rates,gear ratio,etc...

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o5racer
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 115
posted June 25, 2002 09:16 PM
what do you want to know? The car Im racing now is a 77 monte. Id be glad to help you out.

Rookieracer76
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 182
posted June 25, 2002 09:24 PM
hey thanks for the reply. I would like to know the stock spring rates all the way around and some set-up tips for a low banked,hard-tackey track.

o5racer
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 115
posted June 25, 2002 10:34 PM
What are your rules at your track? The stock springs are going to be way too soft. a good starting point would me a 1200 RF 1100 LF 275 LR 250 RR.

Rookieracer76
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 182
posted June 26, 2002 08:10 AM
The rules at my track say they must be stock. so i am wondering what the stock rates are?. Is there anything i can do to stiffen the springs?

uforacing51
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 349
posted June 26, 2002 03:35 PM
spring rubbers will stiffen the springs up some but leave you guessing as to how much. I know if you have the time and patience, you can find stock springs that will make the car handle. You just have to get out and dig around and find them. the spring rates that the other posts gave you are right on maybe even a little too stiff, but look around and find them in wagons and 4 doors. they are out there. softer is better for tacky tracks.

o5racer
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 115
posted June 26, 2002 07:54 PM
I believe the fronts are around 350-400# and the rears are about 150 but im not positive. go with a big block 76 wagon springs for the front. and possibly look for a set of elcamino rear springs. they may be heavier than regular monte springs. you could always but a set of pigtail springs for the rear, sandblast them, spray them with fertilizer and set them outside for a week or two.

YAZ
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 77
posted June 26, 2002 10:38 PM
IF YOU HAVE A NAPA STORE IN YOUR AREA
THEY HAVE A BOOK THAT TELLS ALL THE STOCK
SPRING RATES. IT REALY HELPED ME OUT.
YOU CAN EVEN PURCHASE ONE LIKE I DID.

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