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racer 84
Dirt Newbie

Total posts: 2
posted March 22, 2002 11:57 AM
can anybody give me a good starting point for a 1970 model nova 3/8 mile dirt with med banking

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 273
posted March 22, 2002 09:33 PM
Steve Smith has some settings--I try to get pretty close to that -for ease of the old brain I'm going to say 2 and 2 on the left and 4 and 4 on the right. Sleepy Gomez posted a complete set up for an I-stock on here (mebbe in the pure stock / hobby forum) He likes a lot more caster than Steve Smith calls for-----but it works for him!

Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 199
posted March 22, 2002 11:25 PM
I think Steve Smith wrote about caster and camber twenty or more years ago. Now that power steering is almost universal in race cars much more caster and caster stagger can be used. When we raced mini-stocks my daughter drove it with out power steering and 5 deg caster stagger. I really like 5 degrees of caster stagger, that is 5 deg more on the right than the left. When you reach the corner just relax on the steering wheel and the car turns in. If the car turns in easily more of your chassis adjustments can be used to make a better corner exit. I have run as much as 9 deg of caster stagger and been happy with it however i can't get that much on my I Stock and still have any camber. Check the pure stock section for my my setup. I apologize for it being difficult to read. I need to ask jammin if there is a way to post a chart. Hope this helps, SLEEPY.

redneck racing
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 276
posted March 24, 2002 11:31 PM
Hey guy i agree with sleepy i have that Steve Smith book and its not bad for Novas 75 and newer 74 and later it really dont work one thing to remember is those rear steer Novas love alot of front tire stagger mine is a 73 and i run as much as 3" of stagger in the front. Good luck

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