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by TNTS79
Mon Oct 10, 2016 7:58 am
Forum: Drivetrain Technical
Topic: Molly drive shaft question
Replies: 5
Views: 1498

Re: Molly drive shaft question

Proper way to measure for a driveshaft. Insert yoke in to transmission completely, pull it out 1", measure center to center distance. If you are going to a moly shaft why not 1350's? If you plan on sticking with the 7.5, I would not bother upgrading drive shafts - chances are the spider gears or axl...
by TNTS79
Wed Apr 13, 2016 5:19 pm
Forum: Suspension Technical
Topic: Fbody / AFCO centerlink swap
Replies: 13
Views: 3317

Re: Fbody / AFCO centerlink swap

It's the same part as the AFCO centerlink!
by TNTS79
Sun Apr 10, 2016 9:42 am
Forum: Suspension Technical
Topic: Fbody / AFCO centerlink swap
Replies: 13
Views: 3317

Re: Fbody / AFCO centerlink swap

Part number search DS 1049. Thought about buying all the TRW ones they had left and selling them for 35 shipped. Might have made $5 a piece. Figured it would be better to put the information out there for you guys to get them on your own. I got the car aligned the other day and the guy was able to g...
by TNTS79
Sat Apr 09, 2016 4:31 pm
Forum: Suspension Technical
Topic: Fbody / AFCO centerlink swap
Replies: 13
Views: 3317

Re: Fbody / AFCO centerlink swap

Ysssir, rock auto is the cheapest place I have found - Trw or moog
by TNTS79
Wed Mar 30, 2016 12:43 pm
Forum: Suspension Technical
Topic: Fbody / AFCO centerlink swap
Replies: 13
Views: 3317

Re: Fbody / AFCO centerlink swap

What is better about this setup? This is what AFCO has to say... Improved geometry drag link relocates the inner tie rod end to shorten both tie rod assemblies, which improves steering geometry by reducing the excessive toe out that is common to GM Metric chassis during normal suspension travel (bu...
by TNTS79
Wed Mar 30, 2016 11:46 am
Forum: Suspension Technical
Topic: Fbody / AFCO centerlink swap
Replies: 13
Views: 3317

Fbody / AFCO centerlink swap

Read a few reviews and I wasn't quite sure the centerlink swap would work. Had read guys saying they had to cut the skid horn off the crossmember etc... Well I did the swap and it works out fine. Skid horn does not need removed. I had to trim down my tie rods by about 1/2" per inner and outer ends. ...
by TNTS79
Sat Sep 27, 2014 10:08 pm
Forum: Suspension Technical
Topic: Malibu Instant Center calculations
Replies: 12
Views: 2123

Re: Malibu Instant Center calculations

I am just starting to get a little of an understanding. If the intersection point of the control arms is infront of the center of gravity it will cause the nose of the car to lift more potentially resulting in a wheelie contest ride type of setup... Still a little unclear as to what role the instant...
by TNTS79
Fri Sep 26, 2014 10:44 pm
Forum: Suspension Technical
Topic: Malibu Instant Center calculations
Replies: 12
Views: 2123

Re: Malibu Instant Center calculations

Tire is MT ET drag now. Best 60 ft on the slicks is a 1.48. Back when I ran the pro series 275 radial it 60ft a best of 1.45. Power estimate around 450 hp at the tires. 3400 lb car 6.92 @ 97 fastest it has been on the radials
by TNTS79
Fri Sep 26, 2014 10:37 am
Forum: Suspension Technical
Topic: Malibu Instant Center calculations
Replies: 12
Views: 2123

Re: Malibu Instant Center calculations

If I move the upper control arm mount down 1" it calculates out to 152.75 AS
by TNTS79
Fri Sep 26, 2014 10:32 am
Forum: Suspension Technical
Topic: Malibu Instant Center calculations
Replies: 12
Views: 2123

Re: Malibu Instant Center calculations

Moving the lower control arm down 1" should hit the tires a little harder than moving the upper control arms but... There is a nice set of buckets and control arms from Baseline suspensions for $320 that would allow the upper control arms to be repositioned - would be a nicer setup than moving my lo...
by TNTS79
Thu Sep 25, 2014 3:42 pm
Forum: Suspension Technical
Topic: Malibu Instant Center calculations
Replies: 12
Views: 2123

Re: Malibu Instant Center calculations

I would be happy with it leaving with the front end on the ground if it would be more consistent rather than using energy launching the front end straight up in the air...

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by TNTS79
Thu Sep 25, 2014 3:39 pm
Forum: Suspension Technical
Topic: Malibu Instant Center calculations
Replies: 12
Views: 2123

Malibu Instant Center calculations

Here are some quick figures from my car, used baseline suspensions calculator. Rearend is a 12 bolt GM, aftermarket HPM upper control arms for a 12 bolt and tubular double adjustables from Iceman. Let me know if any of the figures seem out of line and I can remeasure them. Just wondering what some o...
by TNTS79
Sat Jun 22, 2013 7:31 pm
Forum: Wheels/Tires/Brakes Technical
Topic: Manual Brake Conversion with Pictures
Replies: 58
Views: 29782

Re: Manual Brake Conversion with Pictures

I too am on the hunt for a manual brake conversion. Nice work Dave, lot of good reading here. dancin_banana.gif
by TNTS79
Sat Jun 22, 2013 7:09 pm
Forum: Suspension Technical
Topic: Instant Center / Anti Squat #'s - 1.46 - 1.48 60 ft times
Replies: 0
Views: 1068

Instant Center / Anti Squat #'s - 1.46 - 1.48 60 ft times

With the rain cancelling racing today figured I would take some measurements and see what the MR community thinks... I am looking to improve upon my 60 foot times a bit and I am taking a hard look at control arm relocation, just not sure if that's the right step or not?? Here's the results from Base...
by TNTS79
Tue Jun 04, 2013 4:23 pm
Forum: Transmission Technical
Topic: Pinion angle retard!
Replies: 6
Views: 1690

Re: Pinion angle retard!

-2 pinion angle. As you apply a load to the car the rearend will try to rotate forcing the pinion yoke towards the floor pan. Depending on your bushings solid / poly you can get by with running more or less pinion angle by changing control arm lengths. Longer uppers result in less - or possibly + pi...