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caltracs

Postby grumpyvette » February 12th, 2015, 11:06 am

BB Biscuit wrote:I'm in the middle of installing caltracs on my 73 Camaro. The springs are out, the front bushings have been pressed out and the aluminum bushings pressed in. Replacement rear bushings came the other day. Now if I can get a day off I'll finish.

Anyone else running caltracs? and if so, how do you like them? I have yet to hear anything bad.



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Id bet 40% of the members don,t know what those traction bars even look like or how they work, so for those members heres some basics

viewtopic.php?f=46&t=4067&p=10821&hilit=caltrac#p10821

viewtopic.php?f=46&t=7006&p=23123&hilit=+leaf+spring#p23123

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IF YOU CAN,T SMOKE THE TIRES AT WILL,FROM A 60 MPH ROLLING START YOUR ENGINE NEEDS MORE WORK!!"!
IF YOU CAN , YOU NEED BETTER TIRES AND YOUR SUSPENSION NEEDS MORE WORK!!
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Re: caltracs

Postby 87vette81big » February 12th, 2015, 11:22 am

I have MOROSO Slide A Links on my 1970-1/2 Trans Am.
Similar to Caltracs. Caltracs are popular with the Mopar Muslecar Crowd.
Either function Identical .
There are a few rear leaf spring street strip cars running deep 7's.
Giving up a little ET at that level Verses 4-link and coil overs.
Advantage is simplicity and overall lower cost.

At the Byron World Outlaw Wheelie contest 2015 I attended and watched all.
ALSO WAS SEASON END BRACKET RACING FOR $10,000 CASH POT WIN MONEY.
A 1978 TRANS AM WAS IN THE FINALS.
MOROSO SLIDE A LINKS LIKE MINE USED.
9.20 @ 144 MPH IN 1/4 MILE.
A 1967 FIREBIRD WITH A RACE 455 PONCHO RAN 8.40 @ 158 mph on mono leaf springs.
Lawewood traction. bars.
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Re: caltracs

Postby philly » February 17th, 2015, 11:50 pm

its always nice to see those awesome simple combinations that have been well thought out and well dialed in just straight working... especially when they are outrunning guys with their fancy four link conversions and coil over adjustable blah blah blah
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