The car just got off the frame machine yesterday, the guy who checked it runs circle track for the past 30 years and does many other teams vehicles. He has 4 race cars himself. He said the frame was excellent and he also did an alignment on it to get the caster up. He used to race second gen camaros back in the day and knows the cars well.BradH wrote: ↑Wed Apr 28, 2021 10:43 am It's probably been mentioned above, but I haven't read every post in detail: If the car won't hook, it'll never run to its potential. I don't know what the OP has, or will have, for tires & suspension to go along w/ his new engine and stick trans, but having a kick-butt retro-style engine is only part of the package to achieving those ETs. More than one "12 second car" never got out of the 13s due to unresolved traction issues. More power simply makes the problem more obvious.
What he is doing now is welding a set of PTFB Gen2 subframe connectors and g braces on, along with PTFB front sway bar bracket tie bar (aka wonder bar) now that we know the car is nice and straight. Shocks will be some typical stuff, nothing fancy. NO delrin or solid bushings allowed as the last car I did that drove like S###. You could feel bumps in the road you couldnt even see! No thanks!
I will put some Lakewood traction bars on it, Caltracs would be nice but I dont think they are period correct??? If they are I would most certianly prefer those.
Springs will be a comfy ride type deal, no harsh lowering BS that rides bad. Tires are staying 15's. I will be running Centerline Auto/Drag wheels with white raised letter tires for the street and something more serious for the track (on another set of the same wheels).
This car isn't a racecar. Its a time machine made to put a smile on my face and nothing else. I just need it quick enough not to get picked on by newer junk driven by a random person who isnt a racer. Any racer that beats this car, will appreciate it for what it is so they are not on my radar. Doesn't get any more simple than that.