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Re: Drag Springs
« Reply #30 on: April 04, 2021, 06:45:51 PM »
Thanks, David.

I have already looked there, but as Woody mentioned, it says indefinite backorder.....


Woody,

Thanks for the references, I will give them a looksee. 
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Re: Drag Springs
« Reply #31 on: April 05, 2021, 12:54:25 PM »
Try Landrum spring from  https://rinehartsperformance.com/
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Re: Drag Springs
« Reply #32 on: April 05, 2021, 06:06:27 PM »
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Re: Drag Springs
« Reply #33 on: April 05, 2021, 06:17:08 PM »
Springs may be on hold....bigger fish to fry right now. Last year I noticed the last 50-100 miles I drove it, a little oil was starting to show up in the radiator. No big deal, oil was clean, so I topped it off. Also, I had put a used oil pan on that had minor dings from a car that did a few wheelies that I straightened out and it developed a hairline crack right next to the drain plug bung. I temporarily used some JB weld to fix the oil pan leak. Sat. I pulled the pan to fix it right and I looked up inside and saw a little water trickling down from #4 main/cam bearing. Looks like a classic cracked rocker oil feed. Block, heads, and intake were all pressure tested prior to this rebuild and all was well. Engine is on the stand right now awaiting repairs. Down for maintenance again.... :(
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Re: Drag Springs
« Reply #34 on: April 05, 2021, 08:57:46 PM »
Uhh
I feel for you. I’ve been bitten by that bug.
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Re: Drag Springs
« Reply #35 on: April 06, 2021, 08:15:04 AM »
Anyone running a rear sway bar with their leaf spring Mustang/Fairlane drag car?

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« Reply #36 on: April 06, 2021, 09:18:54 AM »
That stinks, Jared. Hopefully that's all it is. Having to pull a fresh engine out is a little disheartening.
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Re: Drag Springs
« Reply #37 on: April 06, 2021, 04:07:09 PM »
I feel for you Jared Im going through a problem myself I just want it to go away. Good thing is you found it if you werent paying attention and missed it it could have been worse. So Good catch.

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Re: Drag Springs
« Reply #38 on: April 06, 2021, 06:11:34 PM »
Thanks guys. Maybe third time will be the charm? I hope. Joe, I also feel for you. Hopefully you get sorted out alright. I do keep a close eye on the gauges at all times and check things over every time I drive it. Yes, had I let it go, it could be much worse...
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Re: Drag Springs
« Reply #39 on: April 07, 2021, 03:38:19 PM »
Anyone running a rear sway bar with their leaf spring Mustang/Fairlane drag car?

Not here.  Why. 

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Re: Drag Springs
« Reply #40 on: April 08, 2021, 09:01:00 AM »
Sorry to hear about this Jared. Sounds like you are getting right after it. Getting any ideas about any changes now that it’s been pulled?
I took a winter off from my “annual” engine remove and rebuild. Of course that did not mean I couldn’t remove/replace trans and take third member half apart.
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Re: Drag Springs
« Reply #41 on: April 08, 2021, 01:05:39 PM »
Anyone running a rear sway bar with their leaf spring Mustang/Fairlane drag car?

Not here.  Why.

I guess they use it like as an Anti Roll bar if the car has a tendency to squat on one side.
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Re: Drag Springs
« Reply #42 on: April 08, 2021, 06:59:39 PM »
Sorry to hear about this Jared. Sounds like you are getting right after it. Getting any ideas about any changes now that it’s been pulled?
I took a winter off from my “annual” engine remove and rebuild. Of course that did not mean I couldn’t remove/replace trans and take third member half apart.


I have had a few ideas, alright. I don't think I will end up changing anything except what needs to be fixed. I will end up spending a few thousand more dollars at it before I know it, and it will be like last time where I kept changing my mind as I went and took forever. I would still like to reach my goal at the track with the current combo. I know it is capable. I will probably finish tearing it down this weekend. I already swapped the 4.86 in it, so that's off the list. I was hoping for more minor changes like that and the front springs/shocks. Now I have another engine rebuild....Might see if I can get my headers powder coated white this time, too. I think Jet Hot is the only one now that offers a high temp white.
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Re: Drag Springs
« Reply #43 on: April 10, 2021, 07:06:37 PM »
I have a set of Moroso drag springs with 1/2 ha coil cut off and a pair of Koni 3 way adjustable shocks for my 66 Comet. Here is a photo. You can have them for the shipping if you want them. Here is a photo of the car with my iron headed 390 to see the stance. Jim

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Re: Drag Springs
« Reply #44 on: April 11, 2021, 09:33:12 AM »
I have a set of Moroso drag springs with 1/2 ha coil cut off and a pair of Koni 3 way adjustable shocks for my 66 Comet. Here is a photo. You can have them for the shipping if you want them. Here is a photo of the car with my iron headed 390 to see the stance. Jim


I really appreciate your offer, Jim. Very nice of you. I still can't decide if I want to try the Moog or the Moroso. I need to get the engine fixed first. I will certainly keep you in mind and let you know which way I go. Thanks again. Which springs are in the car currently?
Jared



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