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Post by Stocker » Fri Sep 03, 2004 11:25 am

Well, it looks like NHRA is changing it weight breaks for Stock and SuperStock from 1/2 lb. to 1.0 lb. ... In my current situation, it looks like I'll have to add 145-160 lbs. or remove 120.. Removing will be next to impossible, w/o totally going thru everything, changing bar to Chro-Mo , stripping paint, steering box etc... So it looks like I'll be putting some lead into my car... question is... where is the best location ? It's a small block powered 67 Camaro with a 4-speed... Any suggestions ?
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Post by speedtalk » Fri Sep 03, 2004 1:37 pm

This should start a debate :D

Love those wheelstands, so I vote the rear bumper.
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Post by 18winZ » Thu Oct 14, 2004 9:17 pm

Stocker wrote:Well, it looks like NHRA is changing it weight breaks for Stock and SuperStock from 1/2 lb. to 1.0 lb. ... In my current situation, it looks like I'll have to add 145-160 lbs. or remove 120.. Removing will be next to impossible, w/o totally going thru everything, changing bar to Chro-Mo , stripping paint, steering box etc... So it looks like I'll be putting some lead into my car... question is... where is the best location ? It's a small block powered 67 Camaro with a 4-speed... Any suggestions ?
Mike..
I should not be telling you this but you can hide it in your rear bumper. Get it as far back as you can unless the car is pulling the wheels off the ground, then put it up front. Also, what type of wheels are you running? If you are using LW Aluminum wheels, sell them and get some steel ones. That should be worth a bunch right there.
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Post by speedtalk » Thu Oct 14, 2004 11:37 pm

18winZ wrote: If you are using LW Aluminum wheels, sell them and get some steel ones. That should be worth a bunch right there.
Are you saying steel wheels are quicker?
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Post by 18winZ » Thu Oct 14, 2004 11:52 pm

Good point. You're right, scratch that and stick with "sprung weight" instead of the unsprung weight. I dont know what I was thinking, guess I wasn't!!!!

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Post by speedtalk » Fri Oct 15, 2004 12:16 am

No problem, I've been there :D
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Post by hookdaddy » Mon Nov 15, 2004 11:04 am

Len has announced NO change for 2005 so you're good for now.
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