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SPEEDWAYCATL74
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 12
posted August 16, 2005 07:35 AM  

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I HAVE A 74 FORD TARINO STREET STOCK IT HAS A SUPPER FAST MOTER IN IT I WILL PASS 2 OR 3 CARS DOWN THE STRAIGHT AWAY BUT IN THE TURN THEY PASS ME BACK BECAUSE I CAN NOT TURN I HAVE TO ALL BUT STOP TO GET AROUND THE CURVE

ANY SUGGESTIONS ON HOW TO MAKE IT TURN

pforsythe
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 133
posted August 16, 2005 08:01 AM  
I WAS TOLD BY THIS BEING SUCH A LONG CAR THAT IF I GET TO MUCH ON THE REAR IT WOULD CAUSE A SLING SHOOT EFECT

ALL WE HAVE TO WEIGHT IS 3200
I ALREADY WEIGHT 3695
AND CAN NOT FIND ANY WHERE TO LOSS 400 LBS AT

hotrodenford
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 60
posted August 16, 2005 09:35 AM  
On a big car like that you have to remove every nut, bolt, wire, and anythig else not enternded to make the car turn, stop or go. If you really are as fast as you say, you could definatly add rear weight the way it is and only pass one car on the strait but keep that spot through the corner. Get my drift? as long as the car is fast your overall weight doesn't matter. We also need to know the weight at each wheel, what your springs are, tire sizes and stager. I would say your lack or rear percentage is your bigest problem.

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Steve Dupree
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 316
posted August 16, 2005 06:33 PM  
Well right up my alley!!!!!!! Yes it is. The first thing i will tell you is yes you can loose alot of weight. When we put our car on the track for the first time we weighed 3712. We weigh 3475 with 200 lbs of lead in the rear and run 50% rear weight. Things to look at front,bumper you build tubing to mount bumper not the factory reinforcement,Raditor support inner fenders, front and rear and replace with plastic. Then hit the rocker panels and put black plastic over them there is 40lbs in the rockers alone. Then the roof there is another 40lbs in the side of the roof,Move battery all the way back left side. many other things also but there is alot of weight to loose. OH cross member make a 1x2 for cross member 25 lbs. loss. all under coating and all extra metal. I am building a new Torino and if i wanted it would weigh 3000 lbs with 351w but i am obsessed with these cars. These cars are spelled....... Torinos get it right if you are going to be a ford guy. We take alot of pride in what we do us ford guys that is.......... lol

Steve Dupree
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 316
posted August 16, 2005 06:40 PM  
Oh forgot to say: **** that front stabilizer bar up and remove the rubber. It will make the car turn and give you alot more positive caster on that side. These cars need a little stgger to turn so when you get the weight down and get ready then run around 2 inch stagger in the rear and about the same up front and then go from there. These cars are bad about pushing till you get them right. Rear % goal: 50% left 53% cross 49.5 you get this and you will be in heaven if you can finish a race without bad calls.

hotrodenford
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 60
posted August 18, 2005 12:45 PM  
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Are you saying remover the front bar intirely, or just remove the rubber mounts?

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If it has wheels or a skirt, you can't afford it! But they shure are fun...

Steve Dupree
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 316
posted August 18, 2005 05:05 PM  
No just remove rubber from the rear and **** it foward. It helps the cars push and tire wear and creates positive caster with ease. We use a spacer instead of threading the normal bar. Just remove rubber and use a spacer and dont over tighten i mean leave the big washer there in the back but dont **** it up tight so it wont bind front arm. Just open front washer and build spacer with 3/4 sterring rod and open washer hole and then double nut it.

Steve Dupree
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 316
posted August 18, 2005 05:07 PM  
One more thing do this only on the right side.

SPEEDWAYCATL74
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 12
posted August 18, 2005 08:54 PM  
IF I KNEW WHERE THIS BAR IS LOCATED OR WHAT IT LOOKED LIKE I WOULD BE BETTER OFF.

Steve Dupree
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 316
posted August 19, 2005 04:32 AM  
OK this is the bar that comes off the front lower control arm and goes towards the front of the car. Take it loose from the lower control arm and them from the front. It is made so it will only tighten so much so either you have to thread it more or use a spacer, a spacer is easier and faster. Leave the washer on the back but remove rubber leave rubber on the front make hole bigger in front washer and then build like a 2" spacer so you dont have to rethread it and then double nut it so you dont have to tighten all the way. You want it to still be able to move freely. Hope this helps

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