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Dirt Roller

Total posts: 6
posted September 25, 2002 07:05 PM
Ok, I just bought a 74 nova roller. It doesn't need re-skined and looks pretty straight. Has anyone else ran one? What would be a good starting point for weight? Shocks? Springs? (3400 pounds w/ me in it)Caster? Camber? Toe? Cam? (10.5:1 stock intake carb & exh manifolds 350 cu in)I also need a seat and a fuel cell 16 gal. or smaller.Oh ya Ill be on a fast 1/2 mile with med to high banking. Thanx

redneck bubbas racing
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 213
posted September 25, 2002 07:47 PM
I can give you the best advice that your gonna get. Talk to the previous owner and ask for his setup sheets. No one can help better than some who has drove the car.

Dirt Roller

Total posts: 6
posted September 26, 2002 11:30 AM
Thanx bubba but the kid didnt even know what a caster camber gauge was. He has no shims on the left and about 16 on the right. He replaced the front springs and has a 2 in spacer on the right rear wheel. He replaced the old shocks with stock. And all he could tell me is it pushed really bad going in.

Dirt Roller

Total posts: 6
posted September 29, 2002 03:45 PM
could someone give me some hints? thanx

Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 89
posted September 29, 2002 04:13 PM
What is funny about buying a used race car is making it work for you. Any info from the 1st owner may help,but it is you and your race car now,and you have to make it work for you and your driving style.

You are going to change things that will affect the whole set up to the car. Are there ares where weight reduction is in order,how about the cage and front and rear hoop,any changes need to be done there?

Things that need to be done to update the car that affect weight will affect set up.
Start by doing what you think that needs to be done to the car first,excluding shocks,springs and rimm offsets.

Then you need to know weight percentages of your ride,that means scales.

See where your at,and that will be your starting point.

Get the basics done first,because those little updates will in a fact help you with your final outcome for springs,shock and set ups.

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