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Author Topic:   Questions for next year
Scoot
Member
posted October 13, 2002 11:48 PM
Ok guys I have a few questions for next season. I'm going to drop down to Hobby Stock. Car was Hobby anyway, just couldnt pull vacuum. Must have single disc clutch 10" minimum, No Aluminum flywheels, OEM parts only. So my question is, what is the best flywheel, clutch and pressure plate(lightest also) that I can get. Next question, Must have stock cast iron intake. I have a Bowtie Highrise intake, what modifications can be done to it? Is there a better cast iron intake out there? Also I need help with spring rates. 3300# minimum weight, high banked 3/8 mile track, by feature time its dry slick, what spring rates should I run front and rear? Mono or multi? whats the difference in the two? Should I use sliders? Also adjustable upper control arms, bolt in or ***** in ball joints?

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Scoot
Smith Racing Team
870-365-5989

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rico 08
Member
posted October 14, 2002 12:27 PM
HEY SCOOT I WISH U WOULD HAVE GIVEN ME UR CAR # I WOULD HAVE ROOTED FOR U SAT NITE!ANYWAY DEFINITELY RUN A Z-28 FLYWHEEL AND CLUTCH HARD TO FING IN SALVAGE YARDS BUT STILL AVAILABLE NEW AT A DEALER,I WOULDN'T DO ANYTHING TO THE BOWTIE INTAKE IT DOES REALLY WELL STOCK AND ANYTHING U DO WILL PROBABLY JUST KILL THE TORQUE OFF CORNER THEY ARE WEAK THERE ANYWAY ESPECIALLY IN A VACUUM CLASS,BOWTIE IS THE BEST BAR NONE,I'D TRY LF 1200 RF 1400 LR 200 RR 250-275 THE RIGHT REAR IS A LITTLE STIFF HERE BUT AS TIGHT AS THE CORNERS ARE WHERE YOU RACE I DON'T THINK LOOSE IS A BAD THING,MONO SPRINGS ARE CHEAPER MULTI ARE HEAVIER I THINK SOME SPRING COMPANIES SELL MONO'S WITH A NO SAG WARRANTY IF THEY DO THEY WILL REPLACE THEM BUT MULTI-LEAFS CAN ALWAYS BE RE-ARCHED WHEN THEY GIVE-UP,SLIDERS WILL HELP THE SPRINGS MOVE EASIER AND PREVENT BINDING AND THE SPRING TRYING TO DEFLECT IN THE CORNER.I'VE ALWAYS USED STOCK UPPER CONTROL ARMS SO I CAN'T HELP THERE.


Scoot
Member
posted October 14, 2002 12:34 PM
Rico thanks for the input, did you see the green 25s that crashed hard in the hobby race? That was me, I slowed up for the car that had a flat in front of me and got hit and spun right in front of someone else. I'm still feeling the affects of that. I blame myself, the car just was not handling, it would not turn left, and something felt broke in the right front while I was out there. I just couldnt figure out what it was.

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Scoot
Smith Racing Team
870-365-5989


Scoot
Member
posted October 16, 2002 08:54 PM
Rico, I just re-read the post,Arent those rear springs backwards? would you really have that much split on the back?

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Scoot
Smith Racing Team
870-365-5989


tilley88
Member
posted October 17, 2002 08:54 AM
Vette flywheel & clutch set-up, untouched Bowtie intake(Brezinski if you can afford it), 1000-1300 front, Flexi-flyer Multi heavies on the rear, Bilsteins all the way around. And yes on the sliders.


outlawstock17
Member
posted October 17, 2002 11:08 AM
leaf sliders are going to bind up without a panhard bar. my opinion....


rico 08
Member
posted October 17, 2002 04:52 PM
i think that much split in the rear would help you turn in the center more and keep the car from pushing from the center off my friend ran 200 lr and 250 rr which is a 50 split and he really liked it and the track was monett which has a lot wider and more radius than there,just my opinion,sorry i didn't see the crash but you have all season to fix it.


66jj
Member
posted October 17, 2002 09:23 PM
sliders dont bind up, without a panhard bar i have used them on my cars for 6 yrs...

i weld a 1 inch acme nut to the top and ***** in a piece of rod and mount it like a sway bar tube, for a wt jack.

jj

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