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Old 05-02-2012, 07:56 PM   #736
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Nice

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They should fit I got a buddy who gave me a set of stock 15x8 ponies
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i dont know what they will measure when on the rim but they measure out to 12 1/2" the way the sit. just seems wide. i am crossing my fingers.
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Well Hoosiers might be different I have a set of MT 26x10.5-15 on 15x8s and or fine
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Old 05-02-2012, 08:27 PM   #739
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are you lowered to?

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my back springs have been cut but i dont know how much. im sure they will nit be as wide once they are mounted. but if i have to i will clearance them or get a better backspacing rim.
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Lower 1.5 in. And pulled the quad shock off and with 26in tall tires I can fit 3 fingers in-between finder and tire so 27s would fit
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that should be good then. i dont have the quad shock either. and i dont think that my car would be more than 1.5 lowered. so hopefully i am good.

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well plus with the umi's the a$$ actually raises instead of lowers when we get on it so that may help to.
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Old 05-02-2012, 08:55 PM   #742
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Yep and you can see how well they work lol
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Old 05-02-2012, 08:58 PM   #743
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my local track is pretty redneck. which is fine with me. but they do keep alot of glue on the track. so hoking with these bad boys should not be an issue. i have never launched on slicks before so i am a little nervous. for me and my u joints.lol
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Old 05-02-2012, 09:04 PM   #744
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Oh I know what you mean lol I hoping nothing breaks when I launch. I think imma start off small. Like at idle again then at 1000 then at 1500 then at 2000. Till I get to about 2500-3000. Just to see how she's gonna handle the pressure. But I have to wait almost 3 weeks before goin back cause of work grrr I wish I could just win the lotto and not have to work for my money lol
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Old 05-02-2012, 09:17 PM   #745
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Oh I know what you mean lol I hoping nothing breaks when I launch. I think imma start off small. Like at idle again then at 1000 then at 1500 then at 2000. Till I get to about 2500-3000. Just to see how she's gonna handle the pressure. But I have to wait almost 3 weeks before goin back cause of work grrr I wish I could just win the lotto and not have to work for my money lol
are you sure you didnt steal this plan for the track and lotto from me? thats exactly what im gonna do. i may take a couple extra u joints with me.

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i may launch on my street tires once just to see what it does to.
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Old 05-02-2012, 09:22 PM   #746
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Lol what can I say great minds think alike. Lol
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Old 05-02-2012, 09:25 PM   #747
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haha. yes they do.
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Picked up my tires today. Now to find some rims. I sure hope they fit cause they look pretty big.not bad for free huh?
Can't beat that price!


Look for some 9" - 10" wide rims with 6" - 6.5" backspacing.
You may have to do a bit of "clearancing" (article in the Useful Info thread near bottom of first post) to tuck them under there, but I think you will manage ok.
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Old 05-03-2012, 06:37 AM   #749
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Can't beat that price!

Look for some 9" - 10" wide rims with 6" - 6.5" backspacing.
You may have to do a bit of "clearancing" (article in the Useful Info thread near bottom of first post) to tuck them under there, but I think you will manage ok.
Got it boss. That's what I will look for.
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I'm tellin ya I'd love to fit some 295-50-15s under my car. Or at least the 17s equivalent
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I haven't done much lately. But I figured I would share some thoughts. I think I am gonna need to change my rear springs to fit my tires. No big deal but I hope I can find some used ones for cheap. I don't know how much my car is lowered. But after doing Srebrenica sfc's I noticed that his car is way higher than mine. Probably more than 2"s.

So if I just put stock height rear springs on just for the track, it shouldnt affect anything. It may look funny with the front still lowered. But it may give it an old school look.haha.

On a side note I got her nice and washed today.
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Old 05-09-2012, 05:53 PM   #752
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looks sharp man
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I haven't done much lately. But I figured I would share some thoughts. I think I am gonna need to change my rear springs to fit my tires. No big deal but I hope I can find some used ones for cheap. I don't know how much my car is lowered. But after doing Srebrenica sfc's I noticed that his car is way higher than mine. Probably more than 2"s.

So if I just put stock height rear springs on just for the track, it shouldnt affect anything. It may look funny with the front still lowered. But it may give it an old school look.haha.

On a side note I got her nice and washed today.
I think I still have the factory springs off of my 86 GT and maybe another set off of an 88 GT laying around if you need them?
Now the cheapest I can go is free.
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I think I still have the factory springs off of my 86 GT and maybe another set off of an 88 GT laying around if you need them?
Now the cheapest I can go is free.
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haha that is a great price! let me know how much shipping is. and no big rush i still gotta find some rims to accomodate those slicks and all that other prep. so i wont need them for atleast a month.

oh and btw you are the man!!!!!!!!!!!
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haha that is a great price! let me know how much shipping is. and no big rush i still gotta find some rims to accomodate those slicks and all that other prep. so i wont need them for atleast a month.

oh and btw you are the man!!!!!!!!!!!
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me to. i spend alot of time on here and have made lots of good friends. and have learned a ton.
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haha that is a great price! let me know how much shipping is. and no big rush i still gotta find some rims to accomodate those slicks and all that other prep. so i wont need them for atleast a month.

oh and btw you are the man!!!!!!!!!!!

I'm just happy to be able to pay you back a bit for what you have done for me.


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Old 05-09-2012, 08:03 PM   #762
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Pm sent. Now I wonder what its gonna look like with the rear sitting up way higher than the front. It's gonna have that 60s 70s muscle car era stance.lol but its only gonna be for track days.

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Yes it is. I have tried about 3 other ones. My post count on all 3 together is about 130.
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Pm sent. Now I wonder what its gonna look like with the rear sitting up way higher than the front. It's gonna have that 60s 70s muscle car era stance.lol but its only gonna be for track days.

Yes it is. I have tried about 3 other ones. My post count on all 3 together is about 130.
RAKED! Put some big ole' fat tires on there that stick way out past the quarter panels and you're good to go.


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ok so the last couple times i went for a spin i noticed my idle was low. i also had a small pop/backfire through the exhaust. so i put the timing light on it today and somehow it was at 4* btdc. this is really weird because i had it at 15* and it ran fine for a few drives . the only thing i can come up with is that the hold down wasnt tight enough and let the dizzy move a little. i know its an easy fix i just was wondering if anyone else come up with a good logical explanation?!? i am all ears.
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ps @ steve if you read this. remember when we went for a ride. this must have been lke this then because the idle was extra low that day and had a small pop also. so i was probably missing alot of power!
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That would be my guess, I would mark or take a picture of how the dist is now that you've fixed it. So if it happens again you can look and see if it's moved again. Knock on wood nothing happens heh
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That would be my guess, I would mark or take a picture of how the dist is now that you've fixed it. So if it happens again you can look and see if it's moved again. Knock on wood nothing happens heh
actually thats a good idea. as a matter of fact i may have a mark on there already. hmmmm.... im gonna go out there and see.

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yeah i did have marks on the dizzy and it did move. and it was pretty tight. the part of the dizzy that the hold down tightens against actually has scrape marks in the direction it spun. i may need to get a better hold down or check it out a little deeper.
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Over the years I have noticed that with advanced timing sometimes you will get a little "kickback" from the engine when it is shut down. The first time I noticed this was on a distributor that I had marked for 12, 14, & 16 degrees advance. I had set the timing at 14° then shut down the engine to finish tightening the hold down clamp so I wouldn't get tangled up in the fan. I noticed a little shake when I shut the engine off, but didn't think to much about it until I saw that the distributor had moved from my setting of 14° back to around 10°. To prevent this I ended up buying the proper curved wrench for tightening and loosening the hold down bolt, so I could do it with the engine running and not worry about the fan hitting my hand or the straight wrench I was using.

Marking the distributor is an excellent idea. In addition to letting you see at a glance where your timing is set, the marks can also be used to determine whether or not your timing chain is stretching.

It sounds to me like your hold down clamp may be sprung out of shape and not clamping hard enough.
Is it factory or an aftermarket clamp?
Sometime the aftermarket clamps are not made of good enough metal or have not been tempered properly and they will fail to hold.
Tighten it down with a thin strip of metal under it and see how much force it takes to pull it out. A good clamp will make it very difficult or impossible to remove the metal strip.
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Over the years I have noticed that with advanced timing sometimes you will get a little "kickback" from the engine when it is shut down. The first time I noticed this was on a distributor that I had marked for 12, 14, & 16 degrees advance. I had set the timing at 14° then shut down the engine to finish tightening the hold down clamp so I wouldn't get tangled up in the fan. I noticed a little shake when I shut the engine off, but didn't think to much about it until I saw that the distributor had moved from my setting of 14° back to around 10°. To prevent this I ended up buying the proper curved wrench for tightening and loosening the hold down bolt, so I could do it with the engine running and not worry about the fan hitting my hand or the straight wrench I was using.

Marking the distributor is an excellent idea. In addition to letting you see at a glance where your timing is set, the marks can also be used to determine whether or not your timing chain is stretching.

It sounds to me like your hold down clamp may be sprung out of shape and not clamping hard enough.
Is it factory or an aftermarket clamp?
Sometime the aftermarket clamps are not made of good enough metal or have not been tempered properly and they will fail to hold.
Tighten it down with a thin strip of metal under it and see how much force it takes to pull it out. A good clamp will make it very difficult or impossible to remove the metal strip.
Good idea. It is the factory clamp. And thanx for The info I will checkout the clamp a little closer.
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i just had a thought. i wonder if the tubing i have is strong enough to build a custom rear sway bar. i have 1",1 1/4", and 1 1/2 tubing. its all 1/8" thick. and whats the benifits of this? i am gonna do a little research on aftermarket ones and get some ideas and thoughts.
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i just had a thought. i wonder if the tubing i have is strong enough to build a custom rear sway bar. i have 1",1 1/4", and 1 1/2 tubing. its all 1/8" thick. and whats the benifits of this? i am gonna do a little research on aftermarket ones and get some ideas and thoughts.
Unless it is properly tempered, no.
It has to resist twisting and bending.
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