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Author Topic:   How Much Gain Can I expect? Moving engine
#37DG
Member
posted March 06, 2002 10:07 AM
My class rules changed and now for metric cars we can move the engine from the stock location back to line up the #1 spark plug to the upper ball joint. This is about 4 1/2 inches in my car. What kind of gain of rear percentage have you guys seen added when doing this?

#37DG

#37DG
Member
posted March 06, 2002 10:16 PM
Well **** I guess I'll try to answer my own question.

Well there Dan moving the engine around four inches will help you a bit but who knows how much, If you told us what your car percentages is we might be able to give you a ball park answer.

Dan

#37DG
Member
posted March 06, 2002 10:17 PM
My percentages are 54% rear 55% left side weight and the cross well heck I forgot.

#37DG

#37DG
Member
posted March 06, 2002 10:19 PM
Heck you might gain 2% percent rear maybe. I don't know? Maybe my fellow dirt forum buddies might help you, maybe not since you are a newbie.

Dan

te33
Member
posted March 06, 2002 11:16 PM
lol wait a day or two before you get two worked up. I think most of us have to be at work for a few hours to support our habit.


sideways
Member
posted March 07, 2002 08:33 AM
Hey man if you keep going there maybe one of those ego's might give the answer your looking for! HeheHe!


techmaster35
Member
posted March 07, 2002 11:16 PM
you are gonna have to shorten the drive shaft along with moving the tranny mount or just go to a power glide to keep the same length but some cutting and moving is gonna be required. it would help you on your rear percentage but i dont know much about the exact percentages but it would help with the weight transfer and if you could lower the engine any it would help with your center of gravity by lowering it. you would come better of the corners and the tires would be planted better.


skawldeddawg
Member
posted March 07, 2002 11:25 PM
moving the firewall was no walk in the park for me,i got it back some but nowhere near the #1=ball joint thing. Skawlded Dawg


snowman
Member
posted March 14, 2002 01:30 PM
Dan, Welcome to the forum. It does sometimes take a while to get answers,But I think you will find the forum members happy to help.

The center of gravity will move a distance of;

(Weight of component) X ( move distance)
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(vehicle weight)

On the home page of this forum,You will find calculators for center of gravity and weight distribution.

Using these tools,You should be able to awnser your own questios a bit more accurately than in the past...lol..

Good Luck



HIGH VOLTAGE
Member
posted March 14, 2002 08:54 PM
Move it back by all means.This will move weight off the front and move it more towards the rear.Scale your're car before and after.Always remember what ever comes off the front can be taken off the rear;50 lbs off the front means 50 lbs off the rear of add on weight.


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