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ScottGreer
Member
posted January 24, 2001 09:48 PM
Has anybody used them on a mod? We just built a Pro Street 66 Nova Drag car for someone and built a set of slide-a-links for it and it hooks hard with a blown big block and only 10in of tire. Do they work on leaf sprung mods? If you are not familiar with them, they are a bar that fastens on the bottom of the leaf spring pad that conects to a bracket at the front feaf spring perch. As the rear end twists they force the leafs down giving a leaf sprung car the "4-bar" effect in body lift. We used a spring instead of a rubber on the set we built for the mod instead of the rubber to get some pinion movement before the two rods bottom out on each other.

Do these work on dirt cars? Hoosiers or McCrearys, either or.

racer5m
Member
posted January 25, 2001 08:12 PM
I run a mod with mutileaf setup and have thought somewhat about what you are talking about, used them on street cars alot back in the 70's. a mutileaf car really hooks good or mine does down the straights but as a racer I'm always thinking of something that would give me a edge, I'v really been thinking of a way to do it this year would really like to talk more to you about this, your idea really sounds instresting just wonder what this would do in the corners. Lets discuss this more if possible. I don't understand your slidealink setup, hope to here from you.


4ord
Member
posted January 26, 2001 12:11 AM
Scott,
Remember, if you do try those to use the rubber bushings and not replace them with springs as you did on the street rod. That would fall under the rule that doesn't allow any spring less than 4 1/2" diameter.. Wissota takes all the fun out, don't they??

Matt

ScottGreer
Member
posted January 26, 2001 04:29 PM
quote:
Originally posted by GnarlyCar:
Scott,
Remember, if you do try those to use the rubber bushings and not replace them with springs as you did on the street rod. That would fall under the rule that doesn't allow any spring less than 4 1/2" diameter.. Wissota takes all the fun out, don't they??

Matt


Haven't caught me on the 6th coil yet, or on the old 4bar car's upper links. Ahh, even Mr. Strand's cars have got the little 1 1/2" springs in em.

Catch Me if you can

haha

Scott


GnarlyCar
Member
posted January 28, 2001 10:57 PM
Well, Scott... I'm all for using imagination when it comes to chassis design and all that, but I draw the line at blatent cheating. You can bet Mr. Strand isn't gonna take any money home from any race I'm at, and quite frankly, you'd be smart to hide your identity as well. They say cheaters never win and when you think about it, it's true...because the cheaters aren't playing the same game, just fooling the rest of us into thinking so. So when they win, all they've done is let everyone think they did. People like you really **** me off. You just don't get it. At least I can hope you're not raising kids. By the way, I'll be sure to let Mr. Strand know who let me know where to look.

Haha, yourself..
Matt


Roadhzrd
Member
posted January 28, 2001 11:15 PM
They say the only rules in racing are the rules that are enforced. Haha


ScottGreer
Member
posted January 29, 2001 09:09 AM
quote:
Originally posted by GnarlyCar:
Well, Scott... I'm all for using imagination when it comes to chassis design and all that, but I draw the line at blatent cheating. You can bet Mr. Strand isn't gonna take any money home from any race I'm at, and quite frankly, you'd be smart to hide your identity as well. They say cheaters never win and when you think about it, it's true...because the cheaters aren't playing the same game, just fooling the rest of us into thinking so. So when they win, all they've done is let everyone think they did. People like you really **** me off. You just don't get it. At least I can hope you're not raising kids. By the way, I'll be sure to let Mr. Strand know who let me know where to look.

Haha, yourself..
Matt


Hey Matt, I was just joking around. We know about the 5" diameter rule, we are just using these in testing to see if they will work as good as the rubbers have. Anyways, sorry to **** you off, was just joking around, and Brian's cars don't have those springs anymore cause he had to go to rubbers too at the western 2 years ago. Hey, if you wanna put one of our cars through any tech, do it, it will pass. Sorry for the confusion.

GnarlyCar
Member
posted January 30, 2001 01:15 AM
To anyone concerned...
ScottGreer sent me an e-mail explaining to my satisfaction that his earlier post in here was indeed a rather ill-concieved attempt at a joke, and as you can see in his most recent post, challenged me to have him teched to prove himself. As far as I'm concerned, that's good enough for me. While my position on cheating hasn't and won't ever change, I'm satisfied by what I've read here and in his e-mail that Scott isn't doing it. I place integrity in a rather high standard myself, and if I can help it I won't allow anyone else's to be undeservedly stained so I'm posting this sort of "retraction" to essentially do my part to help clear his name in here.

For what it's worth,
Matt


jklostermann
Member
posted February 06, 2001 12:17 PM
I was very interested in the above articals and then I got to reading your guy's little ****ing contest down here. Everyone knows that racing is about who can cheat the most and not get caught. You see it in Winston Cup NHRA, and every other form of motor sports. So if you like it or not I know **** good and well that the guy who wins on Saturday night is the guy who out smarted everyone else!


MOD RACER#93
Member
posted February 06, 2001 09:09 PM
We are still building those links. We are also building rearward facing top mounted rods to try as well. As it turns out, the rubber works better than the springs, softer rubber for dryer, harder for tackier. Anyways, if anybody cares we will be testing so other ones soon, just trying to make the leaf cars faster, cause I hate being beaten by link cars.

Scott

jklostermann
Member
posted February 07, 2001 11:19 AM
Mod Racer 93

IF YOU GO BY THE BOOK 9 TIMES OUT OF 10, YOUR NOT GOING TO DO VERY WELL. GRANTED IF EVERYONE WENT BY THE BOOK THE FIELD WOULD BE MORE EVEN. BUT HOW OFTEN DO YOU SEE THAT! AS A RACER YOU MUST HOLD EVERY OPTION TO YOUR ADVANTAGE (some call it cheating) IN ORDER TO PLAY THE GAME.

ANYWAY I WOULD LIKE TO SEE A DIAGRAM POSTED IN THE SUSPENSION FORUM ABOUT THESE SLIE-A-LINKS. JUST ROUGH COPY TO GET A BETTER IDEA ABOUT HOW THEY ARE SETUP. MAYBE SOMEONE HERE COULD IMPROVE ON THEM AND RE-POST THEIR IDEA. I'LL BE WORKING ON THEM TO.

ScottGreer
Member
posted February 07, 2001 05:17 PM
For a real good picture, go to competitionengineering .com and into the bolt on suspension section, look for the SLIDE-A-Links, I misspelled it in the topic heading. They might work for dirt, that is why I posted. Thanks for the feedback and let's keep thinking.

Scott

modbob35
Member
posted February 08, 2001 06:08 PM
Hey Scott, What was that web site competitionengineering.com. Is this correct? thanks Bob