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by luv454
Wed Jun 29, 2016 11:24 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspension
Topic: Slider cleaning/Lubing?
Replies: 1
Views: 770

Slider cleaning/Lubing?

How often do you remove the sliders and clean them, re-lube them?
Also what do you use to lube them or how often?

Thanks,
by luv454
Thu Jul 30, 2015 10:47 am
Forum: General BS
Topic: Made it to the 4.70's
Replies: 24
Views: 4998

Re: Made it to the 4.70's

Bet that's the fastest street car in Kansas!!! :D Congratulations.
by luv454
Wed Apr 16, 2014 10:05 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspension
Topic: Rear shock setting on a leaf spring nova
Replies: 2
Views: 1480

Re: Rear shock setting on a leaf spring nova

Thanks that is what I was thinking.
by luv454
Tue Apr 15, 2014 11:21 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspension
Topic: Rear shock setting on a leaf spring nova
Replies: 2
Views: 1480

Rear shock setting on a leaf spring nova

I seem to be having trouble getting my car to hook. My shocks are the strange 10 way single adjustable. I have them on about 7 clicks tight. I noticed from a pic that my son took that the body doesn't appear to be separating. I footbrake the car my question is should the shocks be tight or loose to ...
by luv454
Mon Jun 24, 2013 12:09 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspension
Topic: Launch advice please
Replies: 5
Views: 2091

Re: Launch advice please

Is that the M/T 28 10.5 S rear tire? I think you could play with air pressure maybe go up 1lb at a time until it spins then back it up. That may give you the quickest et. So I've been told but I run a 30x9 radial slick on my car. I think leaving at a lower rpm hits the convertor harder may be why it...
by luv454
Mon Oct 22, 2012 4:36 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspension
Topic: Relocate rear leaf spring with slider?
Replies: 1
Views: 1565

Relocate rear leaf spring with slider?

If you install the slider next to the frame where the shackle was do you have to relocate the front spring pocket mount?
by luv454
Sat Oct 20, 2012 7:15 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspension
Topic: Leaf spring rear suspensions?, tips-tricks?, 60' times??????
Replies: 42
Views: 24930

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

Sportsman 500 full tree bottombulber. Trans is a powerglide with a pro tree brake but I'm footbraking leaving between 3200 and 3500 5500 stall convertor.
by luv454
Fri Oct 19, 2012 3:03 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspension
Topic: Leaf spring rear suspensions?, tips-tricks?, 60' times??????
Replies: 42
Views: 24930

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

What should the rake be? For example if I'm running a 30" tall rear radial slick what size front runner should I use? Or does it matter. Right now I have a 24" on and I'm redlighting.
by luv454
Mon Sep 17, 2012 7:52 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspension
Topic: Leaf spring rear suspensions?, tips-tricks?, 60' times??????
Replies: 42
Views: 24930

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

I left at 3200 rpms on the footbrake and shifted at 6700. That shift was about half track. Motor spins easily to 7000. I feel like I should be shifting sooner. When I crossed the traps it was just starting to breathe good. I crossed the traps somewhere between 5700 and 6000. It was my first pass in ...
by luv454
Fri Sep 14, 2012 6:53 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspension
Topic: Leaf spring rear suspensions?, tips-tricks?, 60' times??????
Replies: 42
Views: 24930

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

60' - 1.5233 330' - 4.2382 660' - 6.565 MPH - 104.94 It was haulin but just getting started. I crossed the traps at somewhere between 5800 and 6000 rpms. This motor needs to turn harder. More like 7000 or 7200 to be safe. But with a bracket car I wouldn't have to worry about slipping the tires with ...
by luv454
Thu Sep 13, 2012 12:55 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspension
Topic: Leaf spring rear suspensions?, tips-tricks?, 60' times??????
Replies: 42
Views: 24930

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

Thanks, I have put together a high winding small block Nova with 3.89 gears and a powerglide. First time running it tonight and everyone tells me I need a 4.86 or a 5.13 and they could be right. It is naturally aspirated leafspring car with 10.5 slicks. The man I bought the motor from had it in a op...
by luv454
Thu Sep 13, 2012 8:42 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspension
Topic: Leaf spring rear suspensions?, tips-tricks?, 60' times??????
Replies: 42
Views: 24930

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

JohnH what gear ratio do you have for that small tire combo?
by luv454
Tue Apr 24, 2012 12:31 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspension
Topic: .........Traction bars...!!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 4082

Re: .........Traction bars...!!!!

Wow! looks complicated with all those adjustments. :shock:
by luv454
Tue Nov 22, 2011 8:23 am
Forum: General BS
Topic: for you nova guys
Replies: 15
Views: 2819

Re: for you nova guys

If you don't mind me asking what is the master cylinder off of ? It doesn't look like the nova or the dodge one.
Nice job with the mini-tub and tin work! Very clean!
by luv454
Fri Oct 14, 2011 12:53 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Tranny Cooler Mounting
Replies: 6
Views: 1972

Re: Tranny Cooler Mounting

Most guys around here that run in the 1/8th mile don't even use one they just loop the trans cooler line. They say it doesn't even run long enough or far enough to need one. Street car definitely needs one.