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casper31642
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posted December 08, 2003 11:03 AM  
i took a 73 nova put front chassie out of 77 nova for power steering and disc brake.what rear leaf spring should i use?doesnt have coil sprigs.any set-up help would be a big help .im a rookie.lol

redneck racing
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posted December 08, 2003 06:02 PM  
I ran a 73 Nova for years. Building a 77 Nova right now for next year. I ran the stock 73 stub under my car though. Your spring set up is going to depend on what kind of a track you are running. Some guys like a softer spring while others preffer a stiffer ones, I ran a 3/8 dirt track with a bank to it and ran lf-1000 rf-900 lr-225 and rr-200. Im sure there are better set ups but this is what this car liked and it handled well for me. Nova also like alot of stagger. Eddie

casper31642
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posted December 09, 2003 08:47 AM  
how much stagger we talkin about?
and what about shocks? do you run the same shocks on front or do u have a heavy and light ? we will run a 1/2 mile semi banked track

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redneck racing
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posted December 09, 2003 04:16 PM  
I ran 245-60 onthe rs and 235-60 on the left. When I ran asphalt we had 3" front and rear. As for the shocks I had tube uppers and wedge bolts in the front of it. I had 76 shocks on both sides in the front the rear I used the doecsh street stock shocks and set the rs at heavy and the ls was soft. Eddie

casper31642
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posted December 09, 2003 05:10 PM  
quote:
Originally posted by redneck racing:
I ran 245-60 onthe rs and 235-60 on the left. When I ran asphalt we had 3" front and rear. As for the shocks I had tube uppers and wedge bolts in the front of it. I had 76 shocks on both sides in the front the rear I used the doecsh street stock shocks and set the rs at heavy and the ls was soft. Eddie


casper31642
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posted December 09, 2003 05:12 PM  
quote:
Originally posted by casper31642:

cant run wedge bolts or adjustable shocks

redneck racing
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posted December 11, 2003 05:03 PM  
Speedway Motors makes a stock racing spring for the front. You should be able to get the right geometry in the front end with the stock configuration. I manage a car parts store and will see if i can find stock shocks that will work for you. Any questions pm me. Eddie

casper31642
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posted December 12, 2003 08:28 AM  
i do want to thank u for your help drivers at my track dont want to help me too much. this is my first car and all this tech stuff is loadin my brain.lol.if i run last i want it to be my fault not the cars.

redneck racing
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posted December 13, 2003 04:25 PM  
Thats pretty uncool of the drivers at your track, most experienced guys want to help a rookie least ways i'll help anyone i can. My crew has helped other drivers to keep them on the track, even other different classes. Rookies in my oppinion need help with there cars and knowing what line to run etc its good for racing in a whole and it makes for some real good racing once the rookie begins to learn. Theres more to it than just turning left and pushing the gas. If you have any questions just let me know and i'll try to be of assistacnce. GOOD LUCK.Eddie

Eljojo
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posted December 13, 2003 04:41 PM  
Eddie--you got that right!

deegan01
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posted December 14, 2003 01:24 PM  
take 1 leaf out of the lr and stick it in the rr. and put an impala spring on the rf. i run a 275/60/15 on the rr and a 255/60/15 on the lr but myne is a super stocker but it works for me.

endurodriver
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posted December 18, 2003 04:04 PM  
I'm running a 77 Nova enduro car and planning on switching to manual sterring instead of power sterring (tending to loose belts often) I am just wondering what manual steering box will mount up and if anyone had one for sale. Thanks.

redneck racing
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posted December 18, 2003 09:03 PM  
I cant tell you what manual box to run but what I do is cut the hose off at the tube then take some 3/8 hose and tube them together have done this for years since i dont like the power steering on the race car. Eddie

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