posted September 07, 2002 12:29 AM
Hey, Ive been reading the posts on the site for a while now and think I've learned alot. But I still have some unanswered questions that we need help with.
We currently run a 81 Camaro, with Chev 350 advanced to 35 degrees at 3000 rpm, a 600 double pumper Holley, camel hump heads, Saginaw 3-Spd trans, and 373 rear axle. Running in 2nd gear.
We race on a 3/8 clay oval track with steep banks.
We purchased the car from a racer who did fairly well with racing, and we were spectators before thinking,"How hard could it be?"
He had lowering blocks on the car, but they were cracked, so we never put them back. I was wondering, what is the purpose of them, and do racers recommend that I put them back?
We have been running 275/15 on the LR/RR/RF. The LF we run 235/15. Does this sound like it is the right combination for our car? We also have a heavy front bumper made of sched 40 pipe, so we think the front is pretty loaded for weight.
We are planning on maybe building a new car next year, but will try to follow the measurments from this car. Any tips that we should know about racing camaros and adjustments we should make, such as stock springs, sway bars, etc.
Thanks, and I'll keep checking in.