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Keith Seymore
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Keith Seymore
09-17-08 02:05 PM - Post#1524318    

After much pressure from some friends I decide to finally join up. Here's the story and some pics on my car:

It's a '74 Chevelle (base Malibu). My dad, a GM employee, ordered it for my mom to drive. He ordered it as a Police car, so it would be somewhat rare by being a two door. He had to make some calls to the assembly plant (Oshawa) to get it spec'd as he wanted, including:


· LS4 235 HP 454 with aluminum intake and Rochester Quadrajet
· Turbo 400 trans w reworked valve body from factory
· 3.42 posi trac rear axle
· 8” Corvette Rally wheels with HR60-15 Goodyear “Blue dot” pursuit tires
· HD Alternator, radiator and frt/rr sway bars
· Auxiliary chassis skid plates
· Swivel bucket seats
· Tach cluster and gages
· Ratcheting console shift
· 4100 lb curb weight

Mom drove it for four years and then I got it. I started racing it in 1978 so I have been racing this same car for 30 years this year. First pass was a 15.10, by the end of the day it was going 14.90. The car has gone as quick as 12.25 with that old original numbers matching motor.

Currently it is a 555 cu in big block based on a GM Performance parts bowtie block, AFR heads, dart intake with either a 950 Holley or a Dominator depending on the class. That's around 900 HP naturally aspirated and, at 3950 lbs, was good enough for the 10.001 pass shown in my signature.

It's been a "good ole' car" and we've been through a lot together. It's taken me to two season "World Champion" runner up positions; I dated my high school sweetheart in this car, and I still have both (my wife, and the car)...

Current Configuration:

· 555 cu in “S&K Racing” Chevy; bowtie block with AFR aluminum heads, Holley Dominator and Dart Intake
· Full manual Turbo 400 trans
· 4.10 rear axle with Mark Williams spool and axles
· US Body Source fiberglass cowl induction hood and glass front bumper
· 3790 lbs curb weight with full interior and mandated roll bar

Best ET is 10.01 @ 136 mph with Mickey Thompson 10.5 " slicks through 4" Flowmaster mufflers (1.400 60 ft time); Since 1990, I have been running select "Super Chevy" magazine events, select BTE/Citgo Series events as well as the full National Street Car Association Series. This car has been run at the following venues: Phoenix Firebird Raceway, Bakersfield CA, Norwalk OH, West Palm Beach FLA, Atlanta GA, Mobile AL, Joliet IL, St Louis, Cecil County MD, Petersburg VA, Martin Mi, Milan MI, Grand Bend Canada, Salem OH, Stanton Mi, Columbus OH, Memphis TN, Union Grove WI, Atco NJ, Bowling Green KY, Ubly Mi and Lapeer Mi.

Recent Accomplishments:

· 2007 NSCA BF Goodrich "American Muscle" #2 in series year end points
· Winner: National Street Car Association (NSCA) American Muscle class – Thompson OH Aug, 07
· Winner: National Street Car Association (NSCA) Street Eliminator class - Grand Bend CAN, Aug '01
· Runner Up: National Muscle Car Association/National Street Car Association (NMCA/NSCA) "Super Series" Street Eliminator class - Salem OH, Aug 18 2002
· Runner Up: National Street Car Association (NSCA) American Muscle - Mobile AL, April 2003; Salem OH, August 2003; Salem OH, August 2004; Stanton Michigan, Sept 2004
· 2002 NMCA/NSCA Mickey Thompson "Street Eliminator" #3 in series year end points
· 2003 NMCA BF Goodrich "American Muscle" #2 in series year end points
· 2004 NSCA American Muscle #4 in series year end points
· This year marks 30 years racing the same car











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09-17-08 02:09 PM - Post#1524320    

A few more "modern" pics:









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09-17-08 02:29 PM - Post#1524329    

Saw car at bowling green...Nice!! Welcome!

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09-17-08 02:53 PM - Post#1524339    

What a great story!!!!! Also a cooooooool car! Seeing it popping a wheelie made my day. Welcome
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DoctorLarry
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09-17-08 07:01 PM - Post#1524512    

I've got this (or another photo like it) in one of my magazines. I'll have to dig it out.
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09-18-08 05:25 AM - Post#1524662    

WOOOWWWOOWWWWWWW!!!1!!!!! !1

Welcome aboard matey

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Keith Seymore
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09-18-08 11:10 AM - Post#1524831    

  • DoctorLarry Said:
I've got this (or another photo like it) in one of my magazines. I'll have to dig it out.



I'd like to see it if you can find it.

I'm only aware of a couple other times it appeared; once in the July 2003 Car Craft (random photo) and then this month's Popular Hot Rodding.



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Malibu1974
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09-18-08 05:24 PM - Post#1525027    

Welcome Keith! Sweet car!
Mike

1974 Malibu Classic
427 big block
4145 lbs w/ driver
7.45 @ 91.5mph 1/8 mile
11.79 @ 113mph w/ 1.61 60ft
11.05 @ 123mph on a 150shot spinning alot!

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DoctorLarry
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09-18-08 06:12 PM - Post#1525060    

It was the "random photo" one in Car Craft.
jb2wheeler
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09-18-08 08:03 PM - Post#1525118    

Nice car, Keith, something to really be proud of. Several questions; What did you paint the front bumper with? How much trouble was it to mount that bumper? Did you have to alter the car to where it could not be put back stock when you mounted the bumper? JB
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09-18-08 11:44 PM - Post#1525224    

Welcome aboard Keith.

Great history on the car.
Mitch

'73 Laguna, 33,000 miles
489 Brodix RR Lunati solid roller
200R4 overdrive in the works
Ford 9" 3.89

'97 Silverado 4x4
Standard cab long box

Johnny Hunkins
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09-19-08 08:46 AM - Post#1525373    

I told everybody they were gonna like this guy! Thanks for joining, Keith. If anybody wants to know how to go fast in these cars, they've got a new guru.
david buick
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09-19-08 11:16 PM - Post#1525795    

NIIIIIIce and fast!

How do you deal with the seat belt and the Hi bucket?
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09-23-08 08:03 AM - Post#1527624    

Thanks, guys -

I can add one more item to my resume' -

Runner Up: National Muscle Car Association (NMCA) "Nostalgia Muscle Car" class - Atlanta GA Sept, 08

(Yep - I made it to the final round this weekend)

I'll try and answer your questions one at a time...

K
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09-23-08 08:05 AM - Post#1527626    

  • DoctorLarry Said:
It was the "random photo" one in Car Craft.



Thanks, Doc - that was a fun one.

I didn't know it was in there until one of the guys at work called. He said "Seymore, is that your car in Car Craft this month?".

I said "no, I don't think so".

He called back and said "Seymore - you idiot! Yes it is, page 80, July Car Craft".

I looked again and - sure enough! It was a pleasant surprise but a little "erie" to see yourself unexpectedly like that!

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09-23-08 08:09 AM - Post#1527630    

  • jb2wheeler Said:
Nice car, Keith, something to really be proud of. Several questions; What did you paint the front bumper with? How much trouble was it to mount that bumper? Did you have to alter the car to where it could not be put back stock when you mounted the bumper? JB



Ok - the bumper is hanging on there via 1/4"x2" aluminum strap, bent to the appropriate angles. It attaches directly to the end of the frame (under the rad support - the original shocks are totally removed).

The stock steel bumper can be re-attached, using these same fabricated brackets. In fact, the steel bumper is on the car now, due to an unfortunate bout of stupidity at Joliet ( I hooked the end of the bumper on the trailer ramp guide wire while backing the car out)

As far as paint - it is nothing special, just an argent silver ish color. The bumper is in the paint shop as we speak; this time they are using a base coat/clear coat system so I'll let you know how that turns out.

K
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09-23-08 08:13 AM - Post#1527632    

One other comment about the bumpers: this is about the third iteration of "bumper lightening" that I have gone through.

The first modification was back when I was in High School. The steel bumper impact bar (the chrome part) nests over a steel substrate. I took a die grinder and cut away all of that substrate, leaving just enough to hang the chrome part back on. I also gutted the shocks and cut the tube portion shorter, pulling the bumpers back toward the body 1". Doing this on the front and rear resulted in almost a 200 lb savings, and a better look, all for free.

The second iteration was going to the aforementioned aluminum bracketry, and then lastly the glass bumper instead of steel. The chrome steel bar weighs about 60 lbs; the fiberglass version is 6 lbs.
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09-23-08 08:16 AM - Post#1527635    

  • david buick Said:
NIIIIIIce and fast!

How do you deal with the seat belt and the Hi bucket?



The belt attaches to the cross brace of the roll bar. I keep it all buckled together even when I am not seated. It just lays across the headrest, as shown, during shipping and handling (it will slip off to one side or the other while trailering, but that is no big deal). When you are seated in the car it lays on your shoulders (which are outboard of the headrest portion) and is positioned inboard/outboard by your neck.

I would appreciate a little more length in those chest belts but it will still latch up nice and snug, which is the way you want it anyway. You've just reminded me that if and when I do a full cage I should add a little length to that attaching bracket for that reason.

K
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09-23-08 10:41 AM - Post#1527744    

  • jb2wheeler Said:
Did you have to alter the car to where it could not be put back stock when you mounted the bumper? JB



Just to comment on "backward compatibility" for a minute: I've already mentioned that the steel and glass bumpers are interchangeable; I wanted to do the same with my hoods.

I actually have three: the original steel hood, a USBody Source flat glass bolt on hood and a USBody Source 4" cowl lift off hood.

The way I achieved the interchangeability was by mounting my "lift off" hood to the original hinges. I did it for a couple reasons:

a) I wanted the lift off for the weight savings (20 lbs lift off vs 40 lbs bolt on). The original steel hood was 80 lbs, by the way.

b) I wanted to be able to operate the hood by myself, in the staging lanes (this hood is huge and it doesn't have a good "handle". I takes two people to lift it off). When things get serious you undo the Dzus fasteners and VIOLA you have ultimate engine access.

c) As mentioned I wanted to be able to go back and forth between my bolt on glass hood and this one.

The way I did this was by Dzus fastening the cowl lift off to the hood hinges, via a homemade spacer (adapter). The adapter takes up the thickness between the thicker bolt on hoods and the thinner lift off version; it also adapts from the bolt on attachment scheme to the Dzus fasteners.

It's probably a bit unsightly (the adapter), and you don't get the usual weight savings of getting rid of the production hinges but it did allow me to do all of the above. I already had light springs (from Harwood, for a 1980 Camaro, I believe) on the hinges because of the bolt on glass hood.










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09-23-08 03:17 PM - Post#1527956    

Thanks, you just answered some things I have been wondering about for some time. JB
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09-27-08 10:54 AM - Post#1530597    

That seems like it could be a very rare car from the options ordered. Do you have any plans to try and return it to stock form when the race days are done? Or has it been welded and modded to the point where it will be forever a drag car?
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09-29-08 06:14 AM - Post#1531452    

I've kept everything to return it to stock form. So far I have not passed "the point of no return".

K
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10-14-08 05:39 AM - Post#1541727    

More news:

This past weekend was our final NMCA event for the season. I was able to go a few rounds (before "going red" and blowing a bye into the final round - duh!) to move up in series point standings.

I was only able to attend five of the seven events and so was hoping for a "top five" finish.

In doing the math, unofficially it appears that I secured a third place finish for the season - so I am pleased with that.

K
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09-17-09 04:35 AM - Post#1773373    

Just noticed it was a year ago to the day that I joined the forum!

K
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09-17-09 02:45 PM - Post#1773687    

wtg good job bro on making the top 3 thats kewl as hell
RACECAR BACKWARDS STILL SPELLS RACECAR

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09-17-10 12:48 PM - Post#1977402    

Two years since I joined -

;o)=
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09-17-10 02:59 PM - Post#1977444    

Sweet ride, I like the stance have you lowered it? what size rims and tires are you running? it looks bad to the bone. I want mine to sit just like yours
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Blazerteam
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09-18-10 12:34 AM - Post#1977598    

I really really really like your car .It oozes cool..the stance and wheels and paint does it for me...and that engine .

It looked great in those old photos too..with sidepipes and 8 inch rallys.8 inch rallys should have been delivered original on this cars..it looks so right!
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09-23-10 01:37 PM - Post#1980021    

  • Blazerteam Said:
I really really really like your car .It oozes cool..the stance and wheels and paint does it for me...and that engine .

It looked great in those old photos too..with sidepipes and 8 inch rallys.8 inch rallys should have been delivered original on this cars..it looks so right!



Thank you -

Those 15xs8 rallys are the ones that came on this car.

K
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09-23-10 01:40 PM - Post#1980024    

  • junk yard creeper Said:
Sweet ride, I like the stance have you lowered it? what size rims and tires are you running? it looks bad to the bone. I want mine to sit just like yours



Thanks -

The front is definitely down an inch or two, via cut coils. The rear usually ends up wherever it wants, based on the specific springs that are in there (a station wagon spring in the right rear) or how much air is in the airbag.

The wheels you see are a 15x6 on the front, with a Firestone street tire; rears in the pics above are 15x8 with a 29.5 x 10.5 M/T slick. I also have a set of LT 13.5 M/T ET Street tires on a 10" rally that I can use on the street (or for any class where a DOT tire is required).

K
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11-14-10 05:01 AM - Post#2003964    

I was (finally) able to get out and do some testing in the good fall air this weekend.

Resulted in a new personal best: 9.85 @ 136.87 mph. Backed it up with a 9.88.

This could be attributed to the addition of Q16 race fuel, jetted up and re-set the timing. Baseline for the day was 10.07.

K
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11-14-10 08:41 AM - Post#2004045    

Way to go! BTW, how many times a month do you paint your car. Every time I see it, it is a differant color. JB
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11-15-10 05:43 AM - Post#2004486    

  • JackieB Said:
Way to go! BTW, how many times a month do you paint your car. Every time I see it, it is a differant color. JB



Thank you, but I'm not sure I know what you mean about the color;

It's been black since new, although it varies between "dirty black" and "needs to be wheeled out" black, up to "freshly waxed" black....










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11-15-10 08:05 AM - Post#2004550    

My monitor or video card is a little off. For some reason I keep thinking your car was dark blue. Oh well, I love black. If I did not have a green interior I would paint mine black. JB
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11-15-10 09:27 AM - Post#2004580    

  • JackieB Said:
My monitor or video card is a little off. For some reason I keep thinking your car was dark blue. Oh well, I love black. If I did not have a green interior I would paint mine black. JB



I think the look varies depending on the sky and other things in the background...

that's probably why the magazines don't like black feature cars...

(lol)
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09-27-11 08:23 AM - Post#2141341    

Say, Keith,

What kind of rear end do you have? What mods did you do?

Many thanks!

D.
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09-30-11 11:12 AM - Post#2142581    

  • DorianL Said:
Say, Keith,

What kind of rear end do you have? What mods did you do?

Many thanks!

D.



Thanks for askin; it's the original 8.5" 10 bolt that came under the car. On the exterior of the axle I've changed the attaching points a little bit to improve the rear suspension instant center, and the tubes are welded to the centersection. Inside, it's got Mark Williams axles (with C clip eliminators) and a MW spool.

Ratio has been anywhere from the original 3.42 all the way up to 4.88. Currently it's back to a 4.10.

K
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11-27-12 12:03 PM - Post#2292718    

Just bringin' this back to the top; it's been a little over a year since I've posted on this thread (and I don't want to lose track of it).
K
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06-20-13 09:05 AM - Post#2356942    

  • Keith Seymore Said:
Best ET is 10.01 @ 136 mph with Mickey Thompson 10.5 " slicks through 4" Flowmaster mufflers (1.400 60 ft time); Since 1990, I have been running select "Super Chevy" magazine events, select BTE/Citgo Series events as well as the full National Street Car Association Series. This car has been run at the following venues: Phoenix Firebird Raceway, Bakersfield CA, Norwalk OH, West Palm Beach FLA, Atlanta GA, Mobile AL, Joliet IL, St Louis, Cecil County MD, Petersburg VA, Martin Mi, Milan MI, Grand Bend Canada, Salem OH, Stanton Mi, Columbus OH, Memphis TN, Union Grove WI, Atco NJ, Bowling Green KY, Ubly Mi and Lapeer Mi.



Just updating the list; best ET remains at 9.85, but I can add Phoenix Speedworld, Indianapolis and Thompson Ohio to the list of tracks visited.

Remaining events for this year are planned to be:

July 12-14 in Joliet

August 2-4 in Bowling Green Kentucky

August 23 - 25 in Norwalk Ohio

and October 10-13 in Indy

all with the National Muscle Car Association.

This year marks 35 consecutive years racing this same car.



K
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11-05-13 09:40 AM - Post#2397080    

Looks like we are done for the year here in Michigan, so I thought I'd give an update for this season:

I spent a lot of time away on business (building G vans in Wentzville) - so I missed all of the NMCA events on my calendar - but I did manage to make it out twice this year.

I've been participating in an "all motor" series sponsored by the Renegade Race Association. They alternate events between Norwalk and Thompson Ohio. They have an 8.90, 9.90 and 10.50 index to chose from; since I'm legal only to 10 flat I have been slowing the car to 10.50 and running that class.

I'll tell you what - I don't know why we go anywhere other than Norwalk to race. That has got to be the nicest facility in the known universe. New guy here qualified #2 (out of 18 cars) right off the trailer



Of the 18 guys in the class I'm pretty good friends with one guy, one of my Pontiac buddies. Guess who I was scheduled to run in the first round?

Yep. He was a nervous wreck. We waited until 8:30 pm to run our first round...

and then....we got rained out.



Second race was in Thompson, which is a bit smaller facility. Qualifying was tough, with 10 guys all running within .001 of the perfect 10.50 run. First round my opponent broke at about the 1000 foot mark so I coasted past for an easy win. Second round....the rains came again and we were done.

I think I need to find an indoor sport (or, that said, I'm a huge proponent of indoor drag racing!).


So - that's probably it for now - unless I can sneak off and do some testing locally. Looking forward to not having to cut 4 acres of grass and using that extra time to get some work done in the garage...

K


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03-16-14 06:29 AM - Post#2436073    

Norwalk (aka summit motorsports park) & Thompson... You must live somewhere somewhat near me as those are my two closest tracks. Thompson is about 45 minutes away, and norwalk is a hour and a half away.
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03-16-14 11:40 AM - Post#2436177    

  • dynchel Said:
Norwalk (aka summit motorsports park) & Thompson... You must live somewhere somewhat near me as those are my two closest tracks. Thompson is about 45 minutes away, and norwalk is a hour and a half away.



Detroit area. But I'm used to driving - I used to run the full NMCA/NSCA schedule (Florida in March, Georgia in April, Virginia in May, etc, ending up in Michigan and then finals in either Columbus or Memphis in September/October).

Norwalk's about 3 hours for me, and Thompson maybe 5 or 6.

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09-25-14 05:30 AM - Post#2486523    

Today is my car's birthday!

Built September 25th, 1973 in Oshawa Ontario Canada for US use.

Shipped Sept 26th and delivered through Robert Uptegraff Chevrolet in Davison, Michigan.

Mom drove it four years and then I got it when she was done. Had it ever since!

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10-27-14 04:27 PM - Post#2494066    

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10-28-14 09:46 AM - Post#2494236    

  • dynchel Said:


...oh, you....



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12-19-14 09:26 PM - Post#2507682    

nice car & a good read !
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12-20-14 08:15 PM - Post#2507872    

Keith
I was wondering how you got your car to set almost level with 2in drop spindles in the front ?
How did you get the rear down on those 29 in tires ?
I have a 76 EL camino im going to put 2 in drop spindles on but i would like to bring the backend down also i already have two coils clamped almost together to bring the rear end down it sets ok right now but i want it just a little lower like your car fenderwells just above the rims & tad bit higher mid tire in the rear almost what you have going on ! And i read somewhere you have a wagon spring in the R/R so i can not figure out how u got it to have the Great stance !
Any sugestions for my elcamino to get the back lower im runing OeM springs in the rear
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01-13-15 06:18 AM - Post#2514280    

  • Jr samples Said:
Keith
I was wondering how you got your car to set almost level with 2in drop spindles in the front ?
How did you get the rear down on those 29 in tires ?
I have a 76 EL camino im going to put 2 in drop spindles on but i would like to bring the backend down also i already have two coils clamped almost together to bring the rear end down it sets ok right now but i want it just a little lower like your car fenderwells just above the rims & tad bit higher mid tire in the rear almost what you have going on ! And i read somewhere you have a wagon spring in the R/R so i can not figure out how u got it to have the Great stance !
Any sugestions for my elcamino to get the back lower im runing OeM springs in the rear



I have production spindles in the front, but cut coils (probably one coil for a 2" drop).

I honestly don't remember doing anything to drop the rear. I do have a wagon spring in the right rear - plus an airbag which I preload with 20psi at the track (so the rear of the car is pretty jacked out of shape at the track).

The rear wheelhouse on a Chevelle may be different than an El Camino. I have no issues sticking a 29.5x15.5 Mickey Thompson (13.5" wide) in the wheelhouse. The frame was the limiting factor for me.

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01-26-15 05:11 AM - Post#2517962    

This came in my mailbox over the weekend.

Kind of an interesting diamond nestled within the coverage of the NMCA Indy event from last fall.

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Impressive Keith !!
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04-02-15 09:25 PM - Post#2536331    

Very Nice Keith keep up the great work My friend, Maybe catch you this time in Joliet ? When is the date for this year ?
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04-09-15 07:49 AM - Post#2538084    

  • 75CHEVBU Said:
Very Nice Keith keep up the great work My friend, Maybe catch you this time in Joliet ? When is the date for this year ?




Thank you; Joliet is July 30-Aug 2 this year.

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06-24-19 03:28 AM - Post#2769105    

Got my Father's Day present from the kids (mostly my youngest son Joseph) -

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