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Old 03-08-2007, 10:50 AM
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Need help taming the Model A

We are now "tweaking" the 28 hot rod we are building for my son.
On a hard takeoff (read that as, smoking rubber - balls to the wall) the rear end squats and torques over so far the tires rub on the body. Its a 4 bar rear end setup (oldguy829 journal has pics) with coil overs. there really isn't anything there to stop the torque. Any suggestions? Sway bar?
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Old 03-08-2007, 05:45 PM
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You do have a Panhard bar ? right. This should keep the rear centered. If not, adjust it so the body sets just a bit off. To clear the tire under hard acc.
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Old 03-08-2007, 06:32 PM
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There is nothing particularly bad with your suspension set up. The squat and roll is part of the parallel-4-bar design.

A real anti-roll bar would help.

Too bad BillyShope doesn't show up, he is THE expert.
Where's Billy Shope ??

http://www.hotrodders.com/forum/members/billyshope.html


You might cruise his site for help=

http://home.earthlink.net/~whshope/
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