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by johnh
Fri Sep 14, 2012 12:16 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspension
Topic: Leaf spring rear suspensions?, tips-tricks?, 60' times??????
Replies: 42
Views: 28701

Re: Leaf spring rear suspensions?, tips-tricks?, 60' times??

Good times.... I run a 6.50 index from April to October every Friday night....
Your numbers are in line with what I run on the bracket....

What RPM did you leave at?
by johnh
Mon Sep 10, 2012 8:02 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspension
Topic: Leaf spring rear suspensions?, tips-tricks?, 60' times??????
Replies: 42
Views: 28701

Re: Leaf spring rear suspensions?, tips-tricks?, 60' times??

I plan on calling Calvert this morning.... hopefuly they will help me figure out the "other" missing piece to my puzzle.

Thanks for your time Craig..
by johnh
Sun Sep 09, 2012 7:04 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspension
Topic: Leaf spring rear suspensions?, tips-tricks?, 60' times??????
Replies: 42
Views: 28701

Re: Leaf spring rear suspensions?, tips-tricks?, 60' times??

No sir... Under that condition the bottom of the shock miss's the bottom mounting hole by .75 -1 inch to be alligned.
by johnh
Sun Sep 09, 2012 7:44 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspension
Topic: Leaf spring rear suspensions?, tips-tricks?, 60' times??????
Replies: 42
Views: 28701

Re: Leaf spring rear suspensions?, tips-tricks?, 60' times??

Rancho # RS999119 (RS9000XL) 9 way adjust...(old Style b4 Calvert started selling them as there own) Compressed 11.93, Extended 17.330 travel 5.40 (ACCORDING TO THIS SPEC) http://www.my4by.com/rancho-rs9000xl-shock-specs-a-2.html I measured my shock mounts and they are 13.5" center of eye . With the...
by johnh
Sun Sep 09, 2012 6:50 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspension
Topic: Leaf spring rear suspensions?, tips-tricks?, 60' times??????
Replies: 42
Views: 28701

Re: Leaf spring rear suspensions?, tips-tricks?, 60' times??

4 corner scales with an older combo in it..Iron headed 468, with Th350.. but close enough for this I guess.... I can re weigh it if needed. SEE NEW SCALE NUMBERS BELOW IN THREAD Now we have a 540 Alum heads with a glide and a little more steel in the frame , and an over wight driver.... = 3681 lbs w...
by johnh
Sat Sep 08, 2012 5:08 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspension
Topic: Leaf spring rear suspensions?, tips-tricks?, 60' times??????
Replies: 42
Views: 28701

Re: Leaf spring rear suspensions?, tips-tricks?, 60' times??

Sorry to hear about the crash. I think I need a lighter spring rate... I have the 225 #with a 2 inch drop.... 3681Lb with Driver I dont have an issue with hook, I just cant hit the tire hard enough no matter what I have changed to experiment. I will call Calvert on Monday to discuss furthure with th...
by johnh
Sat Sep 08, 2012 2:14 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspension
Topic: Leaf spring rear suspensions?, tips-tricks?, 60' times??????
Replies: 42
Views: 28701

Re: Leaf spring rear suspensions?, tips-tricks?, 60' times??

My feelings on hooking a leaf spring car (most applies to about any car) is to get the car low, plenty of front end travel, soften the rear springs enough to let the shock do its job, get the car close to 50/50 front to rear and move it backwards and forwards to see what works, make sure the suspen...
by johnh
Thu Nov 25, 2010 10:03 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspension
Topic: Anti Roll bar questions
Replies: 9
Views: 2522

Re: Anti Roll bar questions

those vids didnt even look like a 1.40 launch at all... No hit as John said..
I would try full soft on the Ranchos if your footbrakin it...
by johnh
Wed Oct 20, 2010 11:12 pm
Forum: Nitrous
Topic: NOs Kits
Replies: 9
Views: 7541

Re: NOs Kits

Best bang for buck is Edelbrock Rpm Performer 50-250Hp single stage plate kit...used one with a 4150 flange carb for years and NEVER had an issue with it... Think they are cheaper then NOS.

I now have a NOS Big Shot Plate that i bought used for the Dominator carb and I relly like it as well...
by johnh
Mon Oct 18, 2010 12:17 pm
Forum: General BS
Topic: 9 inch tire Nova Dragging the BUMPER!
Replies: 7
Views: 2881

Re: 9 inch tire Nova Dragging the BUMPER!

No wheelie bars allowed in my class... WE HAVE TWO MORE POINTS RACES on the schedule... our local trac closes Oct.30th

We wont be doing those wheelies again any time soon..
We just had some fun / turned it up for the day and it cost me.....
by johnh
Mon Oct 18, 2010 6:38 am
Forum: General BS
Topic: 9 inch tire Nova Dragging the BUMPER!
Replies: 7
Views: 2881

Re: 9 inch tire Nova Dragging the BUMPER!

Way to go Phil.... You Buying it back or trading it back.... ?
Hopefully it didnt change much sence you last saw it...
Keep me posted.. :thumb:
by johnh
Sun Oct 17, 2010 9:21 pm
Forum: General BS
Topic: 9 inch tire Nova Dragging the BUMPER!
Replies: 7
Views: 2881

Re: 9 inch tire Nova Dragging the BUMPER!

you tube vid from my buddies cell phone... if i can get this to work http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVODcYZ1I7I May be some else can HELP with the embedded part.... what did I do wrong here? Last pass of the day cause it SLAMMED me down when the bumper dug into the track.. http://i217.photobucket.co...