Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Newport News, va
Ok, tires rub= Only at full turn. Stripped out plastic wheel wells did the trick. Have to run 70 series. Running Firestone firehawk P41 tires, 235-70-15's on the drv side, 235-70-16's on the pass.
Alternator cutout switch= Most guys don't run an alternater, just battery power, charged between races. Gets a few horses. I just put the exciter circuit on a switch to turn off / on.
Autostick= Already run one. We take out the trans gears that we don't need. Always run in 2nd. You'd be surprised how much centrifical weight these things are..Did the same thing on the Escort. Tryed running an aluminum flywheel. Lost TOO much weight. Let off the gas and she would instantly drop to idle. Stalled it trying to upshift.
Elongated spider gears= Welding the diff is against the rules. The way they check is jack up one side of the car. If the raised tire doesn't turn, she's locked/welded. DQ.
I ream out the center holes of the spider gears. Taper one side of the inside of the gears. When the check, torque applied from output shaft, she turns normal. However, under race conditions, torque is applied from the input shaft/pinion. The shaft binds up in the tapered slots of the spider gears, locking up the diff. ( Old school, rear wheel racer's trick.)
Springs= Circle track, left turns only, we want weak-broken-worn out springs on the left. New-highest capacity that will fit on the right front. Average everyday on right rear.
Been racing Escorts and Crown Vics. New to Intrepids. Hopefully will handle like a really big Escort...