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Old 08-05-2009, 02:57 PM   #1
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I was thinking about some of the problems you are having in the first 60' of your runs. I thought you had mentioned that fish tailing was one of them. Do you have a swaybar, some call it a torsion bar, mounted on you rear end? If so,..how is it mounted?

These things really are great for most short commings of equalizing the distribution of preload. If the car leans one way then the sway bar will add preload to the propper side, mainly the opposite side, to get it going straight again. It's pretty awsome how they work.

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Old 08-07-2009, 07:56 PM   #2
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yeppers, its solid mounted to the lower bars.....
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Old 09-30-2009, 07:02 PM   #3
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Wow, looks like a mighty fine Impala. 1967?

I am building up my 1976 Impala Custom.

Just finished squeezing in the 434 Stroker and 700R4 trans.

The rear coil springs and shocks need upgrading also.

Are you running any special rear suspension?

I have heard that METCO makes upper and lower Control arms that would keep me from bouncing of the pavement.

Any suggestions?

Thanks.
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Old 10-01-2009, 11:14 AM   #4
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Its a 67 chevelle with adjustable uppers solid lowers and CA connectors.....pretty much just upgraded stock stuff.
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Old 10-01-2009, 04:29 PM   #5
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Doh... sorry about that...

It is a very nice looking car.
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But he does have an Impala,... or his wife does any way.

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Old 10-03-2009, 03:29 AM   #7
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Yep wifey drives the Impy boat 3-4 times a week. Really rolling on the miles this year. Doing a cam, head intake swap this winter.............anyone know where I can get a good set of heads??????
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lack of air pressure causes the sashaying or swaying or fish tailing. Also if the posi is given up this will cause one tire to bite let go bite let go etc. From the look of the hit of the tire, it needs more air pressure, you should never wrinkle the tire that bad! jmo
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Old 10-19-2009, 02:57 AM   #9
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That was with 12lbs. I remember in high school, I ran a 10.90's bbc in a 67 chevelle, and we ran the Goodyears at 8lbs. Looking at the pics and watching the video, you are right. More air will help alot. I also talked to a MT rep, he said that with 3600lbs, I should use a stiff side tire. These tires are just plain 28x10.50's I think I will get to the bottom of it. I am having a cage put in this winter, to keep the techs off my back. So next spring I should be able to run everyweekend. That is if my junk holds up.

I also have a new cam being ground. With super top secret lobes But I will tell you this, it is shorter at .020 and .050.
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That was with 12lbs. I remember in high school, I ran a 10.90's bbc in a 67 chevelle, and we ran the Goodyears at 8lbs. Looking at the pics and watching the video, you are right. More air will help alot. I also talked to a MT rep, he said that with 3600lbs, I should use a stiff side tire. These tires are just plain 28x10.50's I think I will get to the bottom of it. I am having a cage put in this winter, to keep the techs off my back. So next spring I should be able to run everyweekend. That is if my junk holds up.

I also have a new cam being ground. With super top secret lobes But I will tell you this, it is shorter at .020 and .050.
What about @.200"

Serious most Crane/Comp lobes and many others would be 10 shorter yet have the same @.200" number
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