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Old 05-03-2021, 05:52 AM   #10515
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Old 05-03-2021, 07:10 AM   #10516
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Doing some upgrades this morning on the black car, rear axle and lower control arms.Attachment 326770Attachment 326771Attachment 326772
And they come up with sealed motors etc to keep the cost of racing down
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LOL yup! Racers will always find places to spend money
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First time in the trailer, lots of room! Bikes will fit in the front, just need to weigh to see tonque weight ect and how to load.Click image for larger version

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"Gold Rush" looks good in the new trailer!
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Looks great in there Terry!

What will the overall length of coach and trailer be?

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Thanks Rail! Lloyd, round figures we are going to be 70 ft long, (just measured it), so long for sure, LOL
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Terry that looks like KandyKolor Tangerine, sweet!!!!!!!!
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Harv, from what I've been able to figure out that's what I think it is too, it was done in Missouri and I don't know the name of the shop that did it. Harv, here's a picture of how the car's get up in the corners and how the shackle on the left rear plants the left rear tire and also rotates the rear, thought you'd like a picture of that.
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If I was any good at math I think I would conclude that the left wheelbase being 12" shorter than the right could be a real advantage short track racing. But the question I would have would be about advantage on slick track. Do you guys disable the trick say in the heats when the tracks is like grease.

I'm smiling as I remember welding the leaf spring hangers on the 70 Olds Cutlass wagon rearend for my Firenova. The advantage of the Olds was the axles weren't held in the differential with the deadly C clips. The stock class said you had to have at least GM parts in your Camaro. Which was really really stupid because often we'd end up with an axle assembly including brake drum and wheel loose at speed on the track. Ford 9" rear ends kept the axles in place via retainers at the ends of the differentials. I suspected it was the sick Ford guys knowing they couldn't outrun us but they could sabotage the cars that insisted on that rule.

Anyway, as I laid out the leaf spring perches I screwed up.The left one was 3/4" closer to the front and the right one was 3/4" back. They always measured the wheel base on one side and didn't compare them. So if they measured I was 3/4" long or short depending on the side measured. But the net was the left was 1 1/2" shorter than the right.

I felt it made the difference and I'm sure the competition would have agreed. If they had known. Of course I was also the guy that ran tubes when everyone else went tubeless. But then I had TEK screws on the inside of the rear wheels to keep the tires from spinning on the wheels because I ran low low tire pressures. "Yup, those are 18 lb pressures bro." I liked 6-8 because well, contact patch is better bigger.

Terry I'm appreciating your fun.

Firebird sheet metal was expensive. Nova, way cheaper. So I took the Firebird off season and stuffed it under a Nova. Everyone knew a Nova couldn't handle. LOL so at home we called it the Firenova, at the track it was that lucky Nova.
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Harv, here's a picture of the rear spring shackles, the one with the s shape is the left rear, they run on bearings to make sure they move, we use a dry graphite spray to lube'em. We adjust with air, stagger, jacking bolts and wheel spacers depending on track conditions, roll over ect can be controlled by shocks too, it's really crazy how things have advanced in the chassis tuning area.Click image for larger version

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Harv, here's a picture of the rear spring shackles, the one with the s shape is the left rear, they run on bearings to make sure they move, we use a dry graphite spray to lube'em. We adjust with air, stagger, jacking bolts and wheel spacers depending on track conditions, roll over ect can be controlled by shocks too, it's really crazy how things have advanced in the chassis tuning area.Attachment 327291Attachment 327292
Terry I would probably poop my pants when I dropped the throttle to upset the car just enough to set it up for a rim ride going into three and that stuff kicked in.

That was my technique setting up for three-four. Drive it in as far as I could on the outside and then drop the throttle as I turned the wheel and the car would hang a ninety as I pedal to the floor moving the cushion up a couple of inches and flying by the boys driving the corner at the bottom. Coming down the straight along the wall it was like my butt was reaching out to touch the wall just inches away. One-two was always different every lap every track. Most of the time it was about letting the guy on the inside blow by and then diving low and taking away the outside groove coming out of two.

Driving the car like it was on asphalt was never my style, even on asphalt.

Y'all are having too much fun.
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Haven't had a chance to jump on this project, raining today so I guess we'll work here, all the boards are up, trim and access door left on this wall, need to get more wood, dreading that, the prices have skyrocketed. Click image for larger version

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