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DirtModified72
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 7
posted May 11, 2004 07:25 AM  
What is the biggest difference in running a car with a metric front clip versus a ford front clip?

What length springs do you run in the front and rear of these cars? I need to buy some springs and don't know what length?

How about the rear end? Do you run them square or offset? 1/4 dry slick tracks

What about stagger? Front and rear?

Last thing, what do I need for a distributor? There are so many variations out there. Do I need the MSD box? Where can I find a GOOD carburator, new or used.

Thanks a million!

DirtModified72
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 7
posted May 11, 2004 07:41 AM  
One more thing, what midwest cam do you suggest for a claimer IMCA type motor?

DirtModified72
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 7
posted May 12, 2004 07:13 AM  
Still needing help guys. I need to buy springs, carb and a distributor quick. I plan on racing Friday night!

Thanks

mod70
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posted May 12, 2004 12:25 PM           send a private message to DirtModified72   Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/QuoteBBBBBB
Can't help you with the clip question, springs; 5" x 8" front (on my metric car) 5" x 13" rear, but some run 16". I ALWAYS run the rear square, however my teammate leads his LEFT by 1/4". On dry slick right rear steer is prefered. I know this may sound wrong at first, but if you think about it, as the car comes off the corner in a slide, it's pointed left. If the rear end has right steer, it's actually pointed straight down the track, and will tighten up the car. As for stagger, it depends on the banking. Higher banked tracks require less stager than flat tracks. For a very flat track, say 5deg. or so, get as much as you can. The most I think you can hope for out of the G60's in 1" maybe 1-1/4". Medium bank track would take .5" to 3/4" stagger. High bank .5" or less. No help on the rest, I'm not an engine guy, but I run a non-HEI MSD dist. and box. I've seen problems with the HEI styles. Good luck Friday!

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