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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2007 9:58 pm    Post subject: how heavy is it Reply with quote

Hello i'm building a 57 chevy. some specs. 400+hp 350/th350
+ 100 shot off a bottle. 4.11, 3200 stall for now until i finish my 600+hp 406 im doing a three link and mini tubes. i'd like to do a four link, but i want to keep my back seat. any ways the ? i have is how much it weighs total and how much at the back tires. also
what would be a good tire dia./width/soft or hard. im hoping with
alot of tuning and some luck i can brake in to the 12s with the 350
and into the 11s with the 406. am i on the right track or not even
close. thanks for your input.
Aframe
i will drive it on the street, but i live in maine, so we can do almost
any thing we want. im keeping the steel nose, but i cut out all the stock suspention. and bought competition engineering ladder link , 3 way ajustable coil over shock and panhard, 12bolt from a chevelle had that cut down 6in.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2007 10:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

take it to a local truck weigh station and get front, rear, and total weights. they arent 100% accurate but it will get you in the ball park. i think (and i may be wrong) you would have to back half the car to go with a 4-link. you could use ladderbars and floaters along with the leaf springs without too much cutting. as far as the tires, ill wait for someone that can give a better answer than i can. although, we will need to know what your intention is with the car... street, street/strip, race only ????
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2007 5:26 pm    Post subject: Re: how heavy is it Reply with quote

aframe wrote:
Hello i'm building a 57 chevy. some specs. 400+hp 350. any ways the ? i have is how much it weighs total and how much at the back tires. also
what would be a good tire dia./width/soft or hard. im hoping with
alot of tuning and some luck i can brake in to the 12s with the 350
and into the 11s with the 406. am i on the right track or not even
close. thanks for your input.
Aframe
i will drive it on the street, but i live in maine, so we can do almost
any thing we want. im keeping the steel nose. and bought competition engineering ladder link , 3 way ajustable coil over shock and panhard, 12bolt from a chevelle had that cut down 6in.


I bought scales to address the same issue. You have to know the front to back bias and the left to right bias to get that # Without scales you don't have a clue.
Some will argue but that is the only way I know to start.
You also need to know the bias right to left with the front end off the ground in the center of the car to get a start point on setting the suspension.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2007 5:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

where did you get your scales ? i would like to get a set but everything i have found is $1000 Shocked . just cant afford it Sad .
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2007 6:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

10sec.et wrote:
where did you get your scales ? i would like to get a set but everything i have found is $1000 Shocked . just cant afford it Sad .


Yep that is it! using my friends scales became too much and had to buy my own! Twisted Evil I bought the ones off Ebay from a dirt track guy!

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/NEW-RACE-CAR-SCALES-2-ROLLER-bearing-aviation-legend_W0QQitemZ290096307891QQcategoryZ43998QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2007 7:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i guess i know what my next purchase is gonna be Wink .
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