[DeTomaso] Non pantera suspension question
rgg at gregorycook.com
Fri Mar 31 07:26:51 EDT 2017
My recommendation was going to be bump rubbers in the shocks but then I read the lever shock part and that threw that out the window. Is there anything to can do with those shocks to limit their travel or make them rebound a little better?
From: DeTomaso [mailto:detomaso-bounces at server.detomasolist.com] On Behalf Of Kurt Byrnes
Sent: Thursday, March 30, 2017 10:57 PM
To: Dave Londry <davel at emspace.com>; detomaso at server.detomasolist.com
Subject: Re: [DeTomaso] Non pantera suspension question
Unfortunately, no. Welding the diff would be very difficult as well.
On 3/30/2017 11:45 PM, Dave Londry wrote:
> Is a limited-slip diff available/legal in your class Kurt?
> On 3/30/17 8:20 PM, Kurt Byrnes wrote:
>> I've been struggling to get my vintage race car to hookup coming out
>> corners. It seems to want to lift the inside rear wheel enough that
>> I loose traction and just spin the tire instead of accelerating out
>> of the corner. You can hear it pretty well a little past 50 seconds
>> in this video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NQDhmizu3Go I'm not
>> sure if I'm driving harder or it's getting worse but I do notice it
>> more and more. It does seem to be more pronounced in right hand turns.
>> I've lowered the car a couple inches at both ends, have stiffer front
>> springs and a 7/8" solid roll bar on the front. I changed the rear
>> leaf springs to a slightly newer model that are supposed to be a
>> little stiffer.
>> Not sure what to try next. I have to run the original suspension
>> geometry and lever shocks but I could change the oil in the shocks to
>> either thicker or thinner viscosity. Stiffer or softer front
>> springs? Any other suggestions?
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