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Author Topic:   pinto problem
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 17
posted December 05, 2005 02:37 PM  
A leaf spring was removed from the right rear now the car just pushes up the track. Should the spring have been removed from the left instead. The car would turn before we removed the spring.

Dirt Roller

Total posts: 9
posted December 05, 2005 03:09 PM  
Taking the leaf out of RR creates a push.....Think this way:

The LR and RF being heavier than the RR and LF makes the car go to passenger side. The RR and LF makes the car go left.ON or OFF the gas..When you take leaves or spring rate out of a corner the weight goes to the other corners and you have nothing to turn the car with........A traditional race spring 175 LR and say 150 RR won't work worth a hoot on a pinto....

What was the car doing before you removed leaves and perhaps we can suggest.

Dirt Roller

Total posts: 17
posted December 05, 2005 04:41 PM  
It had a little push middle off. At the end of last year but I could run up high with no problem. I was told this would help it. Should I remove the springs from the left to correct this.

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 386
posted December 05, 2005 06:23 PM  
Put the spring back in. The push in the middle could be not enough stagger, too much crossweight or the body could be rolling over to the right enough to bottom the right front causing a push, etc.....

Dirt Newbie

Total posts: 2
posted December 05, 2005 10:18 PM  
Removing a leaf from both will make it push more. Add the leaf back on the right. Then make some shackles with the holes drilled in different offsets, to raise or lower a corner. Raise the right rear 1/2" or lower the left rear 1/2". If it continues to push do both.

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