caltracs

grumpyvette

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BB Biscuit said:
I'm in the middle of installing caltracs on my 73 Camaro. The springs are out, the front bushings have been pressed out and the aluminum bushings pressed in. Replacement rear bushings came the other day. Now if I can get a day off I'll finish.

Anyone else running caltracs? and if so, how do you like them? I have yet to hear anything bad.

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http://www.calvertracing.com/caltracs.html

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Id bet 40% of the members don,t know what those traction bars even look like or how they work, so for those members heres some basics

viewtopic.php?f=46&t=4067&p=10821&hilit=caltrac#p10821

viewtopic.php?f=46&t=7006&p=23123&hilit=+leaf+spring#p23123

viewtopic.php?f=71&t=6549&hilit=leaf+spring

viewtopic.php?f=71&t=216&p=13378&hilit=leaf+spring#p13378



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http://garage.grumpysperformance.co...ir-shocks-and-helper-springs.7006/#post-30414

https://streettechmag.com/2014/12/04/ladder-bars/

http://garage.grumpysperformance.co...oing-fast-with-leaf-spring-suspensions.11301/

http://garage.grumpysperformance.com/index.php?threads/tires-and-tire-compounds.1676/#post-4071

http://garage.grumpysperformance.co...asonably-fast-in-street-trim.3404/#post-41453

http://garage.grumpysperformance.com/index.php?threads/traction-bar-install-problem.6549/#post-20805

https://www.hotrod.com/articles/install-ladder-bars-ford-9-inch/

http://garage.grumpysperformance.co...hysics-of-racing-info-lots-of-good-stuff.373/

http://garage.grumpysperformance.co...ear-axles-and-differentials.11848/#post-71083

http://garage.grumpysperformance.co...ith-leaf-spring-suspensions.11301/#post-54392

http://garage.grumpysperformance.com/index.php?threads/caltracs.11025/#post-48762

http://garage.grumpysperformance.com/index.php?threads/trans-slip-yoke-problem.8765/#post-46981

http://garage.grumpysperformance.co...ng-to-drive-a-really-fast-car.906/#post-27083

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http://garage.grumpysperformance.co...a-camaro-or-firebird-to-bite.4067/#post-10823

http://garage.grumpysperformance.co...af-spring-rear-suspension-guys.216/#post-7849

http://garage.grumpysperformance.co...eaf-spring-rear-camaro-nova-et.884/#post-4884

http://garage.grumpysperformance.com/index.php?threads/a-brief-look-at-clutches.447/#post-1090

http://garage.grumpysperformance.co...-get-a-good-launch-off-the-line.486/#post-600

http://garage.grumpysperformance.com/index.php?threads/a-brief-look-at-clutches.447/#post-1090

http://garage.grumpysperformance.com/index.php?threads/suspension-upgrade.11385/#post-68537

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87vette81big

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I have MOROSO Slide A Links on my 1970-1/2 Trans Am.
Similar to Caltracs. Caltracs are popular with the Mopar Muslecar Crowd.
Either function Identical .
There are a few rear leaf spring street strip cars running deep 7's.
Giving up a little ET at that level Verses 4-link and coil overs.
Advantage is simplicity and overall lower cost.

At the Byron World Outlaw Wheelie contest 2015 I attended and watched all.
ALSO WAS SEASON END BRACKET RACING FOR $10,000 CASH POT WIN MONEY.
A 1978 TRANS AM WAS IN THE FINALS.
MOROSO SLIDE A LINKS LIKE MINE USED.
9.20 @ 144 MPH IN 1/4 MILE.
A 1967 FIREBIRD WITH A RACE 455 PONCHO RAN 8.40 @ 158 mph on mono leaf springs.
Lawewood traction. bars.
 

philly

solid fixture here in the forum
its always nice to see those awesome simple combinations that have been well thought out and well dialed in just straight working... especially when they are outrunning guys with their fancy four link conversions and coil over adjustable blah blah blah
 
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