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by 71Hellride
Tue Apr 17, 2012 6:39 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: 4" exhaust...quiet thru design possible?
Replies: 7
Views: 1689

Re: 4" exhaust...quiet thru design possible?

The dynatech split flows is a good muffler. They are much quieter than flowmaster outlaws that we have on the car now. They must flow as good also, because there was no et difference between the two.
by 71Hellride
Mon Oct 17, 2011 8:08 pm
Forum: General BS
Topic: Anybody going to No Mercy at SGMP this weekend?
Replies: 18
Views: 2202

Re: Anybody going to No Mercy at SGMP this weekend?

mytmouz wrote:Flippen went nineties in qualifying in one of the classes Saturday night, not long before they did the rental car drags. I think he was in more than one class though...
Probably x275. He could take about 300 lbs out of his truck for that class
by 71Hellride
Sat May 28, 2011 10:04 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: What would cause this?
Replies: 6
Views: 965

Re: What would cause this?

The timing is a little more than what I run. Being rich over time will take the rings out as well. Rich and over timed seem to go hand in hand. If nothing mechanical happened, like trash in the system, I'd say the tune up got it.
by 71Hellride
Fri May 27, 2011 8:30 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: What would cause this?
Replies: 6
Views: 965

Re: What would cause this?

Usually the when the piston looks like it's been "nibbled" on like that it's from too much timing. I'd say for whatever reason (possibly too much timing) the rings gave up and let oil in the chamber. When that happens it does exactly what you see. Looking at the piston I'd assume you have a conventi...
by 71Hellride
Thu May 26, 2011 11:55 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: What would cause this?
Replies: 6
Views: 965

Re: What would cause this?

Are you running Nitrous? Looks like it with the torch marks. Do all the pistons look the same or is that the worst one?
by 71Hellride
Tue May 10, 2011 11:31 pm
Forum: Nitrous
Topic: 1/8 fitting
Replies: 4
Views: 4529

Re: 1/8 fitting

Grainger has them, but I can only find them in a 10 pack. http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/Street-Elbow-6MP05?Pid=search Mcmaster has these http://www.mcmaster.com/#brass-pipe-street-elbows/=c93ndi I have a grainger close to the house and buy most stuff from there. If they don't have it they always ...
by 71Hellride
Sat May 07, 2011 12:22 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspension
Topic: i have a newbie suspension question
Replies: 17
Views: 1973

Re: i have a newbie suspension question

I agree want a be, you want the lightest longest spring you can run without going into coil bind. Oh And I said I had an 8" spring but they are 10".
by 71Hellride
Fri May 06, 2011 1:41 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspension
Topic: i have a newbie suspension question
Replies: 17
Views: 1973

Re: i have a newbie suspension question

71chevy,

Your shocks probably only adjust rebound and the compression is fixed on firm. As long as it comes up free it should be fine. Mine was real low too, when you jack up the ride height it will take some travel away. 4" has always been plenty on my car though.
by 71Hellride
Fri May 06, 2011 1:32 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspension
Topic: i have a newbie suspension question
Replies: 17
Views: 1973

Re: i have a newbie suspension question

My front end weight is 1795. I have 8" 450lb springs. I wanted 400lb springs but Mike told me I could run into coil bind and send the shock through the lower control arm. When you jack this car up,...how much suspension travel do you have? How much of the shock shaft is showing at normal ride heigh...
by 71Hellride
Fri May 06, 2011 1:22 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspension
Topic: i have a newbie suspension question
Replies: 17
Views: 1973

Re: i have a newbie suspension question

With the compression and rebound both fairly soft, maybe 5 clicks from full soft, it feels similar to the moroso springs and the 90/10 shocks I used to have. If I crank the compression up it gets hard as a rock. I can jump on the front end and hardly move it down. This is with the afco bnc front sho...
by 71Hellride
Thu May 05, 2011 12:11 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspension
Topic: i have a newbie suspension question
Replies: 17
Views: 1973

Re: i have a newbie suspension question

My front end weight is 1795. I have 8" 450lb springs. I wanted 400lb springs but Mike told me I could run into coil bind and send the shock through the lower control arm.
by 71Hellride
Thu May 05, 2011 3:04 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspension
Topic: i have a newbie suspension question
Replies: 17
Views: 1973

Re: i have a newbie suspension question

I think ours is 25" to the fender. I had to turn it up maybe 2-3" of thread. You might have a lighter spring than me and it lets it compress a little more.
by 71Hellride
Wed May 04, 2011 12:39 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspension
Topic: i have a newbie suspension question
Replies: 17
Views: 1973

Re: i have a newbie suspension question

Trz told me on a nova every half inch of shock travel is an inch at the wheel. I just put afco coil overs on mine and I have 4" of travel. Are you saying you have 7" from front end fully compressed to fully open?
by 71Hellride
Fri Apr 29, 2011 10:31 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspension
Topic: Rear leaf springs
Replies: 17
Views: 1983

Re: Rear leaf springs

I'd say your biggest problem is the shocks and your gear ratio. With the turbo 350 and the 4.11 rear gear, you have a 10.35 ratio off the line (assuming you have a stock gear set) . That's a lot of gear and hit for the 275. Fwiw I have mine in the top hole also with a 1/4 turn of preload. I've never...
by 71Hellride
Thu Apr 28, 2011 10:29 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspension
Topic: Rear leaf springs
Replies: 17
Views: 1983

Re: Rear leaf springs

Our nova has very little seperation. You can hardly see it in a video. I have the stiffest spring calvert makes, I think its a 225?, i can push the rearend down about 3/4 to an inch. What kind of shocks do you have? If they are rancho shocks the valve also adjust compression at the same time. If the...