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Author Topic:   HANDELING ON A FORD THUNDERBIRD
hotrod99
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 26
posted May 13, 2002 05:39 PM
BAD PUSH THROUGH CORNOR..77 T-BIRD
LF 866
RF 762 TOTAL WEIGHT:3526
LR 1012
RR 885
LEFT%53.3
REAR%53.8
CROSS%50.2

SPRINGS
LF 1000
RF 1150
RR 250
LR 225

IF ANYONE RUNS FORD GIVE ME A HOLLER THANKS ALOT

ford5
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 298
posted May 13, 2002 06:42 PM
99, what are your frame hgts? if the rear of the car is too high, the rear control arms work the wrong way and tightnen the car up as it enters the corner, need to be about level at rest

techmaster35
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 259
posted May 13, 2002 09:07 PM
yeah a 77 t-bird what do those cars weight i think around about 9000 pounds why you racin somethin so heavy my dad had one and i know that as a street car it handled like a peterbuilt. but seriously go with what ford5 is sayin and check your frame heights.

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ford5
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 298
posted May 14, 2002 07:31 AM
hotrod99, the fastest pure\hobby stock here for the last three yrs was a 74 ford torino, it won the last 3 track championships, and by far the most features with 2 differnt drivers. so dont let anyone tell you it wont work, or too heavy or any that stuff! i and a guy who was employed by me at the time built that car, and by the way it is the same frame as you have. ford5 P.S. you can view that car on user pics. it is near the bottom white number 10 driver is sitting on the door.

techmaster35
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 259
posted May 14, 2002 09:22 PM
hey ford5, i was kiddin man calm down. i think they are great cars. i got an 86 2 door mercury grand marquis that i drive on the street and that things chassis is so stiff it aint funny. those ford unibodies are good chassis. i would run one.

hotrod99
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 26
posted May 15, 2002 04:34 PM
Ford5..those shocks u was telling me about.we cant run those type..they have to be stock mounts..we have a pro..street stock 100 on the right front..so you have any idea's?..let me know thanks alot

340duster
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 70
posted May 15, 2002 05:43 PM
how much rear stagger?

Tom Asmus
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 219
posted May 15, 2002 07:16 PM
Try runnin a heavier right front spring like a 1250. We run a lot of Ford hobby stocks here, and the have no problems!

hotrod99
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 26
posted May 15, 2002 09:53 PM
frame heights...lf 6 5/8 rf 6 3/4 lr 6 3/4 rr 7........1/4 stagger front 1 1/4 rear

pipes
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 21
posted May 31, 2002 12:12 AM
quote:
Originally posted by hotrod99:
frame heights...lf 6 5/8 rf 6 3/4 lr 6 3/4 rr 7........1/4 stagger front 1 1/4 rear

im no expert but looking at your specs
adding more rear stagger will loosen
taking stagger out of the front will dewedge it as well
a stiffer right frt spring will tighten it some more so stiffen the left frt.
less sway bar will loosen it up
hope some of it helps


GTH RACING
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 11
posted July 03, 2002 02:59 PM
i have a 93 t-bird on a 95 crown vic frame i had a problem with being too tight & i pulled the front & rear sway-bars off added 1250 lf spring 1150 rf spring 250 lr spring 200 rr spring & some stock mount afco shocks on it it loosened it up too much now i need to tighten up some try putting more bite on right rear or more air in right rear

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