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Mike N
posted August 02, 2003 12:16 PM
If your wheelbase on the left side is longer than the right then you will have a push for sure. I would deffinitly try to turn that around.

Mike N
posted August 02, 2003 12:33 PM
Weight only moves cross corner.
Weight out of the RF will also take weight off the LR. How rigid the chassis is as well as several other factors will decide how much weight comes off / gains in the other corners. As a very basic rule, RR weight will tighten the car on entry, and LR weight will tighten the car on exit. But these rules can be bent . . . .

I would suggest that you take the rearend square first rather then go straight to a longer rightside wheelbase.

posted August 03, 2003 06:00 AM

Advice from a guy that was out to lunch (and still is) on my first few outings. New drivers on a heavy track try to drive in like running on asphalt(ie...push). Now don't overload your waggon but some of this you'll be able to drive out in time. Get with someone that can help you with a balanced set up and from that point - drive and have fun. Just remember, peddle to the floor doesn't always equal fast. Enjoy your new modified and this forum is a good place for info. If you can find someone with scales and start using them early = big advantage! Good luck!

Mike N
posted August 03, 2003 02:34 PM
Harris has pinto spindles. what gear are you running? and RPM? I went from a 6.00 at about 6000-6100 rpm to a 650 at about 6800 rpm. what a difference, woke the car right up. Its like it stears itself.

posted August 08, 2003 08:21 AM
Mike, once you get the push fixed, the looseness will likely take care of itself. It looks like you are doing a good job of working through your problems in the order you should (start at the flagstand and fix the problems in the order they happen is the rule). But, the looseness is most likely coming from your driver trying to get the tight car to turn and when he does, it snaps around just past the middle of the corner. Getting your wheelbase square will be a big help and then we can start working on shocks and springs to get you quicker.


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