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JOHN NIP
Member
posted August 01, 2002 08:35 AM
i just want to no if anyone can tell me a good way to set a street stock car right now i drag race a 67 Mustang but i want to make the swap to street stock and just need some info on how to setup the car. example (tire size, spring size,whats better auto or stick, were to put the weights stuff like thats). i will be running a 85 monte carlo on a 3/8 mile high bank track. Can any one help. Thanks in advance. Or does any one no were a street stock car already set up is for sale in alabama or mississippi?


snowman
Member
posted August 01, 2002 10:21 PM
Welcome to the forum John. You are off to a good start just by finding the forum. My advice, read through the forum.......You will find the answers to your questions, and......answers to questions you didn't even know you had.....

85 monte.......springs...LF 1000....RF 1200..
LR 250......RR 200

You need to know the rules of the track where you will be racing....they will specify weight and probably tires.....also important building criteria.....like how much weight can be striped.....and if you may use ballast....... various performance modifications.........Whats legal (or being done).......Tough to advise you if we don't know what is legal.......

I personally prefer the standard trans with a mini clutch......The autos do have a rotating weight advantage.......

Good Luck,

Snowman

racer17j
Member
posted August 01, 2002 11:24 PM
one thing you will learn realy fast is what works and feals good for one guy might not be right for another for example i run lighter springs in the front then the snow man suggested not saying his set up is wrong tho it might work for you but i run 1150 rf and 925 lf same on the rears as snow. but like he said you need to know the guildlines before you even think about asking stuff saves alot of time money and headaches


JOHN NIP
Member
posted August 02, 2002 06:59 AM
I will be running at Columbus Mississippi.
car has to be 3200lbs with driver Im 215.
most of the guys have a 355 chevy. Has any one every raced there that can give me some info on what i can get a way with and what i cant. i got the rules off the internet but like i said im a drag racer so alot of it doesnt make since to me. Like pushing if someone says the car is pushing in the middle of the turn what do they mean.Plus they say the car has to pull 17in of vacum at 1000rpm.

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JOHN NIP
Member
posted August 02, 2002 07:15 AM
quote:
Originally posted by JOHN NIP:
I will be running at Columbus Mississippi.
car has to be 3200lbs with driver Im 215.
most of the guys have a 355 chevy. Has any one every raced there that can give me some info on what i can get a way with and what i cant. i got the rules off the internet but like i said im a drag racer so alot of it doesnt make since to me. Like pushing if someone says the car is pushing in the middle of the turn what do they mean.Plus they say the car has to pull 17in of vacum at 1000rpm.On a high bank track how should i stager my tires?

[This message has been edited by JOHN NIP (edited August 02, 2002).]




racer17j
Member
posted August 02, 2002 02:53 PM
first thing i'll give you a quick race'nees lesson lol push means you have the wheels cranked all the way to the left and the car will not turn loose means the rear end wants to come out from under you and causes you to spin out most of the time as for staggering the tires alot of that has to do with how the car scales out like for me i run 3 inches on the front and 2 on the rear on a wet track and 4 inches on the front and .5to1in on the rear on a dry track. the vacume deal the more lift you put in a cam the less vacume it will pull this basicly keeps you running smaller cams that make less power kinda like a dirt track version of a restrictor plate


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