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Author Topic:   Ummm...where the heck to I put this much weight?
posted April 28, 2002 11:55 AM
Went to the races Friday night, and it was the first time the car had been on the scales. I knew it was under weight, but with about 7 gallons of fuel in the fuel cell (20 gallon cell) and the driver in the car, it weighed in at a grand total of 2999 lbs. This is in a class that requires a minimum weight of 3400 lbs . The car is an 85 Monte. It actually handled very well around the track, but when we weighed after hot laps, the scale operator was like, guys have a problem. Ha ha ha. Well, I knew we weren't in any danger of winning, so I wasn't worried about it. We just needed some track time. My question is now, where on earth can we put that much weight (must be lead). That is 400 plus pounds we have to add. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to get the exact numbers from the scales, they were rushing us through too fast and we didn't get printouts or anything, but the left side weight was approximately 53% and the cross weight was approximately 51%. I could really use some help on this. Oh, and by the way, we race on a 1/2 banked oval where conditions change pretty much weekly, and we have 1000 and 1100 lb springs on the front (I think) and 250 on the lr and 225 on the rr (I think, could be 200). Thanks.


posted April 28, 2002 08:45 PM
where you located

posted April 28, 2002 09:34 PM
Iwould get a set of scales set it up like you want it then lay your weight in different ares of the car to maintain % I f yo have an area that seems to need more than others out some high and some low part of my weight is added shoulder high right behind the deatI would put it in in 30 or 40 # pieces bacause things may change you may go to another trackand this gives you at least an option without losin a 100# at a whack If you need a few more bars put them in JMO

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