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11-30-2010, 07:41 PM
Replies: 14
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Posted By Bubstr

Painted cars for 40 years. I don't think you...

Painted cars for 40 years. I don't think you would be disappointed with PPG urethane clear gloss. For someone that don't paint everyday PPG seems to be user friendly. You can screw up and bail...
11-26-2010, 01:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 576
Posted By Bubstr

Most times it's the rear transverse spring that...

Most times it's the rear transverse spring that causes the lean. And comes from a weak side to a spring or slightly bent cross member the spring attaches to. Probably comes from an overload and a few...
06-09-2009, 01:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 651
Posted By Bubstr

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06-09-2009, 01:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 651
Posted By Bubstr

You should be ok. I believe the main difference...

You should be ok. I believe the main difference is the polyester is a little more porous than the Epoxy. If you was laminating pieces together, I might worry but to fill pin holes, I don't think you...
05-22-2009, 01:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 456
Posted By Bubstr

Thin is usually floppy. I have made my own with...

Thin is usually floppy. I have made my own with one layer of cloth and one layer of mat, over thin jel coat, then reinforcing sides with light aluminum angle, shaped to fit, and glassed right in. The...
05-22-2009, 01:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,664
Posted By Bubstr

The only sure way to tell if your air pressure is...

The only sure way to tell if your air pressure is right, is with a pyrometer. Taking temp. readings from 3 spots across the tire. When matching up side to side, it can tell you if your getting equal...
04-22-2009, 06:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 314
Posted By Bubstr

It depends on if you get tire shake at the top...

It depends on if you get tire shake at the top end. The average wing will slow you a few MPH but it keeps tires planted.
Forum: Engine Tech
04-04-2009, 04:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,590
Posted By Bubstr

I would have to go along with the thinking of...

I would have to go along with the thinking of Beast here. when you load the engine it is easier for a wire, coil, plug wire to jump to ground. These are hard to find sometimes, because your circuits...
01-08-2009, 02:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,535
Posted By Bubstr

Did you check that right front shock off the car?...

Did you check that right front shock off the car? Even if they are adjustable, if there is a bad seal they will do this.

Other than that, Tell us about your suspension. Stock, Ladder, 4link? Are...
12-13-2008, 08:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,947
Posted By Bubstr

I am not a shock expert either. I know there are...

I am not a shock expert either. I know there are claims by this one and that, but I heard an interesting conversation about shocks at a big dirt track race. I went down to the pits to visit old...
11-15-2008, 09:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,443
Posted By Bubstr

Depending on the temperatures Acrylic enamel will...

Depending on the temperatures Acrylic enamel will still be releasing solvents for over a month. Untill they have excaped you will have less than satisfactory results in sanding and buffing. The down...
09-29-2008, 11:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 822
Posted By Bubstr

If your talking 7 degrees caster on left side and...

If your talking 7 degrees caster on left side and 10 on the right you have a circle track straight axle. there should be a difference in camber also if that is the case. 1 degree Positive right and 1...
09-05-2008, 11:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 876
Posted By Bubstr

I wasn't saying you can't make 85 lb springs...

I wasn't saying you can't make 85 lb springs work. They just have certain disadvantages like helping to control body roll, weight transfer to the front when stopping and positively transmitting IC...
09-05-2008, 03:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 876
Posted By Bubstr

If you really want 85 lb spring they should be...

If you really want 85 lb spring they should be long enough fully extended to alow for a little over 5 inches of settling to be at ride hight. If you split your 1050 lbs in two that is 530 lbs per...
08-31-2008, 02:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,480
Posted By Bubstr

If you are interested in a Dirtworks car, I seen...

If you are interested in a Dirtworks car, I seen one in the classifieds at www.4m.net. It was an 04 DW9 I think.
08-17-2008, 08:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,722
Posted By Bubstr

Midgets and sprint cars was my first racing...

Midgets and sprint cars was my first racing experience. I started in 1956 washing the mud off. Anything to hang out around them. We went to the second Knoxville nationals. The place scared the hey...
08-16-2008, 12:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,722
Posted By Bubstr

Green eggs and ham. Ham I am. When you have a kid...

Green eggs and ham. Ham I am. When you have a kid in Jr Dragsters He could be Son of Ham. There must be a way to tie smoked by Ham in that.
08-12-2008, 08:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,693
Posted By Bubstr

While wheel stands are not good for steering, if...

While wheel stands are not good for steering, if they come down softly and don't compress the front suspension they don't hurt as much as some think. The problems come when you have to lift because...
08-05-2008, 02:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,483
Posted By Bubstr

There is no one that can tell you what's going on...

There is no one that can tell you what's going on with as little information as you have given. Your not getting bite on the right rear. Stagger, springs, is there a front sway bar, what is center of...
08-04-2008, 08:21 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,146
Posted By Bubstr

Hi Ed. I'm sorry to hear about your health...

Hi Ed. I'm sorry to hear about your health problems. Some times our old bodies don't treat us the best. We go threw life feeling like Superman and then get a wake up call. I've been in the VA...
07-28-2008, 04:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,722
Posted By Bubstr

I'm kinda old school and have had some off the...

I'm kinda old school and have had some off the wall Ideas that I never found someone to pay me to do and as old as I am and retired, I will probably never use them.
I've always wanted to make a...
07-15-2008, 06:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 773
Posted By Bubstr

The only experience I have with floating leafs is...

The only experience I have with floating leafs is on dirt ovals. Although I did have a brainstorming session with a guy about just such a deal in the 70s. Binding was one of the concerns we...
07-07-2008, 09:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,374
Posted By Bubstr

I basically agree with Ed. This is torque roll...

I basically agree with Ed. This is torque roll and because you don't have chassis flex is why you see it.

Any real pinpoint help as far as setting go would be in the crystal ball area of chassis...
06-26-2008, 02:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 747
Posted By Bubstr

I would try to sand run out with out going threw...

I would try to sand run out with out going threw to base first. by using a small hard wood block starting off with 600 wet holding block at 45* and a very light pressure. stepping to a finer grit as...
06-26-2008, 11:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 652
Posted By Bubstr

Guessing your COG height is about 18" with...

Guessing your COG height is about 18" with aluminum block, your neutral IC would be around 9" at 52 out. There are many ICs that get a neutral effect. 78 out 13.5 high, 26 out 4.5 high. As you can...
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