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Author Topic:   car construction ?
posted November 30, 2003 07:44 PM
Ive got most of my car caged etc. Its a 75-79 nova imca legal.

I have never built a dirt car so I have a couple ?s.

whats my ride ht going to be, Im thinking 5 inches at the bottom of the clip, or center of front crossmember. imca tires are 80-83 tops

I ran 4 inches 10 years ago with a nine inch on pavement and had to cut the rear of the driveshaft tunnel out, am I going to need to do this to this car on this dirt car??


posted November 30, 2003 10:30 PM
Most dirt stock cars running IMCA I have worked on and built run around a 6" ride heigth in front and a 7" in rear. Shouldnt have to cut the trans tunnel at all.

posted December 01, 2003 01:54 PM
hows that measured, if your talking metrics and measuring on the stock sides of the rails, and thats at 6 and 7, then that would put my car at 4 and 5 to be the same. metrics rails are higher than mine compared to crank, crossmember ht etc.

thats why I was thinking 5 inches??

posted December 01, 2003 02:54 PM

i'll ask a buddy of mine tonight. he ran novas a bunch. won most every race he was in this year. he should have some good heights for you.


posted December 01, 2003 06:04 PM
i'll talk to my buddies dad too for ya he ran novas for years only reason he quit run'n um is they are so hard to find any more

posted December 01, 2003 06:08 PM
Thanks guys, I just want to make sure I am going to be ok leaving all that nice stock tin in there!!!