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happy
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 73
posted July 07, 2005 12:21 PM  
Are any of you familiar with the specialty fab J-car? I'd like to know if they are using stock O.E.M. spindles.

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uforacing51
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 570
posted July 07, 2005 03:17 PM  
Just like any other builder, they use whatever you want. I have heard of them with pinto spidles, metric and impala. they will all do the job but some better than others.

WaterJaw
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 14
posted July 07, 2005 03:22 PM  
Newer cars use pinto. he does bend the steering arm to correct bump, not legal in IMCA. Can use spacer to do the same thing.

happy
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 73
posted July 08, 2005 10:23 AM  
Waterjaw do run under Wissota sancioning and are you familiar with their rules? If I read them correctly it states....Front suspension must be unaltered O.E.M and be in stock location, and must be replaceable by stock parts. Stock passanger car spindles only; no fabricated.

Do you read this as the people running the Pinto spindles having an illegal front end?

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sdracer12
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 180
posted July 08, 2005 10:25 PM  
I run Wissota sanction, and this was discussed a couple of years ago. The Pinto spindles are legal. They are interchangeable/replaceable with the OEM Impala spindles, so Wissota says the Pinto's are fine. I'm not sure about the aftermarket pinto reproductions, though, or the ones with IMCA stamped on them.

KK17
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 229
posted July 10, 2005 06:05 PM  
I run a J-car with the stock full size spindles...Jay had to put taller mounts on my new car than he would for the pinto's...If you have one or are looking at buying, it may have only the pinto mounts( that's pretty much standard on his cars),but to change them is not a big deal...with a lightweight rotor and the small metric caliper adapted to the spindle, I'm within 12 lbs of the pinto setup..of which is a good trade-off for me becuase I don't like the way it steers with the pintos(just couldn't get a good feel out of the steering)but lots of guys are fast with the pintos...

crazyhorse
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 15
posted July 11, 2005 11:57 PM  
j-cars are hard to beat in wissota country.

just look at craig thatchers record

DSR54
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 9
posted July 27, 2005 03:37 PM  
quote:
Originally posted by KK17:
I run a J-car with the stock full size spindles...Jay had to put taller mounts on my new car than he would for the pinto's...If you have one or are looking at buying, it may have only the pinto mounts( that's pretty much standard on his cars),but to change them is not a big deal...with a lightweight rotor and the small metric caliper adapted to the spindle, I'm within 12 lbs of the pinto setup..of which is a good trade-off for me becuase I don't like the way it steers with the pintos(just couldn't get a good feel out of the steering)but lots of guys are fast with the pintos...

What spindles are you running.... I have a j car with pinto spindles and have thought of changing. I would like to get steering stops again. It pushes bad if you turn too far and the tire rubs the frame.

KK17
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 229
posted July 28, 2005 09:14 PM  
I run the full size(caprice,etc)spindles, on a full size metric frame...but like I said Jay had to put taller mounts for the upper control arms, most of his cars are only set up for pintos..and yes the rf hitting against the frame/lower A,is exactly why I went with the stock stuff..

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