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Tbird Racer
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 10
posted April 06, 2005 07:32 PM  
any t-bird racers out there? share some pics.

Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 46
posted April 07, 2005 07:51 PM  
Try I think there may be a picture of our old car.

Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 136
posted April 09, 2005 06:06 PM  
My baby...

Dirt Newbie

Total posts: 1
posted April 10, 2005 09:01 PM  
4D, is the bird going to fly at Bedford this year?

Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 136
posted April 11, 2005 11:12 AM  
Right now I'd say prob not,
my goal is to start and finish a race
at The Rock and see what happens.
I had a rough year last year and
hopefully it will be a little better
this time around.

Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 26
posted April 11, 2005 06:33 PM  

here you go im all done with it now this is a pic over the winter

dirt poor racing
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 75
posted April 12, 2005 09:46 AM  
4d racer we also are runnibgan 92 t-bird how did you set up your rear-end and keep you wheels tucked in..

Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 136
posted April 13, 2005 06:29 PM  
I run a 10" wheel with 5" backspace.
Also I tried to run light springs in the
rear and the pumpkin kept bottoming out, too light. I had to go up on rear springs like 350 325. I am not 100% sure that that is even enough yet.
Man have you been able to get your power steering to last? Mine burnt up after 1 night, locked up, blew fluid out onto my helmet, couldn't see..hehe.
But I replaced the pump and when I fired it back up the line was too hot to touch after just a few minutes. I am in the process of
adding a cooler to the line.
My 1st night out I had overheating troubles and couldn't get on it, 2nd night the ps pump went out, destroyed the belt. Hopefully it'll be a little better this year.

dirt poor racing
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 75
posted April 18, 2005 10:00 AM  
we left the long factory ps line on it is a little longer, and have had no trouble yet. we did have to do alot of notching to get the 351 in though. car ran good till drive shaft ears broke. was running third when this happened , be back next week.

Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 44
posted April 20, 2005 07:22 PM  
make sure you are running the smallest crank pulley and the biggest ps pulley you can find the problem is the pump is spinning to fast. we had the same problem last year, same car same problem. it started whem we switched from one belt(on the small crank pulley) to two belts(with the water pump on the small pulley). We also switched to an old style pump with the steel can after we melted down the plastic one. I've got all the kinks worked out on mine except front springs. I can't get long enough springs and can't run any spacers, the longest I can find is 12" with enough spring rate.

Steve Dupree
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 316
posted April 21, 2005 04:51 AM  
Knock on wood but we started out last year and i had the same problems with the pumps. We finally had to put a new steering box because it locked up. When we did that we made sure to bleed the pump over kill and added Lucas oil treatment about half and half with power steering fluid. We use to throw fluid and you could tell it was hot. With a knew pump from autozone,lucas and no cooler we never add fluid and we have over 50 races on the pump and didnt change pulleys yet either but would if i have the pump off again. Also to the last post i have seen springs through summit but if not we welded water pump pulleys on ares just tack them. I am sure the reason they say no spacers is so you cant adjust at the track if they are welded you cant and if not they cant see them anyway in the top of spring perch. You have to get your car to the ride height you want.

dirt poor racing
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 75
posted April 21, 2005 09:44 AM  
we had too drop the rack and reroute the streering . we run about 3 1/2 inch ground clearance. with 12 inch springs.


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