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    a 100 years ago I got curious about this topic...

    a 100 years ago I got curious about this topic and tried something that Rocketbonehead mentioned.
    I chained down 3 corners of the car at the springs pickup points on my dirt modified and hung...
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    Some cheap caps don't seal worth a (not a nice...

    Some cheap caps don't seal worth a (not a nice word)(not a nice word)(not a nice word)(not a nice word), the springs wear out sometimes it's the radiator cap bung or sealing surface is messed up or...
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    I learned in college engineering class,...

    I learned in college engineering class, everything is a spring.
    If it's consistent, you can work with it, or around it.
    If it's not, things get a lot more complicated with never ending variables.
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    https://www.hptuners.com/product/trackaddict-app/?...

    https://www.hptuners.com/product/trackaddict-app/?gclid=Cj0KCQiAw9qOBhC-ARIsAG-rdn7v7Tr_8e2if0sIRJY9iOa0YjOZBftdvi81CyyvvQndxh4Ia_yM38QaAoLgEALw_wcB

    I've used this. It was fun. I learned a couple...
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    Agreed, there a whole bunch of BS floating around...

    Agreed, there a whole bunch of BS floating around the internet on E85. I suspect it begun with Cronies at VP.
    I treat E85 like pump gas, except the lines and fittings are specd for M1 for a large...
  6. Think flexable torque arm. Torque arms have been...

    Think flexable torque arm.
    Torque arms have been used in some high performance production cars for a long time. I had a 3Gen Camaro with one. It's simple and sturdy. It's a tube/bar/link/bracket or...
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    So the bolt failed but the shock shaft is okay?...

    So the bolt failed but the shock shaft is okay? Pictures?
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    Keeks, All good, I was just sharing my...

    Keeks, All good, I was just sharing my experiences with Evans. I didn't mean to imply it was or wasn't good I personally just got caught up in the hype with it among my hot rod friends and got a...
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    Evans has some radiator sizing and heat things to...

    Evans has some radiator sizing and heat things to know that scare most people.
    Most people don't like the engines running 30-40 degree's hotter as a new normal with Evans.
    The advantage lies with...
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    Far better off making one. 10ft of 1" square...

    Far better off making one.
    10ft of 1" square tube .062 is $25 at my local steel supply all day long.
    Same with 3/4 Square tube which I use a lot.
    Often, they have drops for $5 or less for 4-6...
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    Let me try to explain the theory. Spring load...

    Let me try to explain the theory.
    Spring load and spring smashing(load check off the car)is a slightly more accurate way of setting up the car as if it were on the track under green flag conditions...
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    Weaver pumps

    Any one have a lead on a rebuild service for Weaver dry sump pumps anywhere in the states?
  13. Thread: Tire prep

    by Lizardracing
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    https://www.ebay.com/itm/362078482569 The tire...

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/362078482569

    The tire prep rules really annoy me. I was able to get an additional 4 nights with this on plastic hockey puck tires.
    For $75, I can nearly cut the tire...
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    Stumble on Exit, When does this happen? When you...

    Stumble on Exit, When does this happen? When you pick up the throttle?
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    Define prep........Chemical or mechanical?

    Define prep........Chemical or mechanical?
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    Just food for thought, Oil temps can effect water...

    Just food for thought, Oil temps can effect water temps. Oil, also a coolant, picks up quite a bit of heat that also gets dispersed through the cooling system. When oil temps get too high, that adds...
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    I would agree to that races are won in the...

    I would agree to that races are won in the shop...
    I actually have a USMTS/USRA modified and so with one spring per corner and shock limits we don't get to play with that kinda stuff too much. With...
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    No one cares what it looks like it winners circle...

    No one cares what it looks like it winners circle anyway.
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    Very interesting. I hadn't consider that a...

    Very interesting. I hadn't consider that a possibility other than thinking about the molecule size comparison for leakage. I assumed, perhaps wrongly, the shock glands were chemical resistant like...
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    I did read that on the nets but I didn't know...

    I did read that on the nets but I didn't know anyone I trusted in that sport so I didn't explore that direction. It's very interesting in any case. Are those kind of shocks just air springs or are...
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    A couple of things and ideas I've been playing...

    A couple of things and ideas I've been playing around with.

    AFCO has a Youtube video posted that compressed air could be used long enough to get ya home again to a proper repair.

    First is the...
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    Did I ask the wrong question or am I missing the...

    Did I ask the wrong question or am I missing the security clearance for some top level speed secret?
    Ha! Just goofin.
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    Has anyone experimented with using Argon or C02...

    Has anyone experimented with using Argon or C02 for shocks?
    Both are stable and doesn’t contain water.
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    Makes sense. Thanks!

    Makes sense. Thanks!
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    True Story. More rules usually end up costing the...

    True Story. More rules usually end up costing the racer money so that's not a good answer unless you put enough rules in place that the entire car is a spec car kinda thing. That's not working out...
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