Calvert split mono leafs

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  1. groberts101

    groberts101 Member Supporting Member

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    Cool.. now short of your car being in the garage.. the puzzle is almost complete. :D

    I do this kinda hotrod stuff long enough that I fully and completely understand how this speed stuff snowballs out of control. My prized bullet ain't even built yet and I'm already day dreaming of twin turbo's since "I have to make custom headers anyways.. so, why not run the collectors to the front and avoid all the chassis/trans tunnel limitations?". I used to rationalize with my wife that some mod's were good for "durability or fuel economy".. but she ain't buyin' those lines of crap any more these days. All my engine powered stuff usually ends up being violent and way too fast to be driven daily.. so that cat never even fully made it into the bag to begin with.

    As for the ride offer.. hell, T.. I doubt even a long ride to prison would feel like a bad ride in that car. Easily make a grown man grin wider than little kids. Our weather's changing quicker than usual up here but I'm surely jealous of all the extra road miles you guys get living in the longer warm season states. Hope you got backseats though.. or my 2 boys will be pissed! They have the same exact adrenaline starved curse as we do.

    looking forward to your garage entry.. later T.
     
  2. franktf

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    I just seen this thread..... I had to move my rear back a half inch too with my split monos.....
     
  3. spork1o1

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    What method did you use to move it back?
    Drill new hole in front half of spring or fill and really drill the perch and bottom plate.
     
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    I move the hole location in both halves of the spring..... If you only do one half you will change the length of the spring, if you drill both halves you will just move the pin back to center the rear.....
     
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    Has anyone mentioned this to Calvert? I'm sure they could modify new springs to accomodate this if it's universal to everyone. I have a set still awaiting installation (I know, I know...) and haven't seen them on mine to notice it yet. Has me wondering though...
     
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    I personally have not told them, I just marked it up to another part not fitting exactly right.....Pretty much like every other part I buy that is supposed to fit(both for mine and all the cars at work we do)..... I am surprised when something actually fits without a modification of some kind anymore.....
     
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    I'm stalling my split leaf monos this weekend. What needs to be done to get the wheel centered first try?

    Thanks
     
  8. spork1o1

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    On mine I just drilled the bolt hole that holds the 2 leaf halves together 1/2 inch farther back on the front leaf only. I did not re drill the rear leaf half, the shackles will take up the extra 1/2 inch.
     
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    MNTony, Id like to know your rear wheel size and back spacing ? Slick size? and have you modified the tubs or frame rails? May sound dumb, Im new here and new to the Maverick thing. Just getting started on gathering parts for a drag car build. thanks
     
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    I've changed quite a few things, so this might not be applicable to your car. But I have a narrowed 9" (I bought this already cut and it had Strange 35 spline axles in it) that is a little smaller than the stock unit (about 2" narrower than stock?). The tires are Hoosier 28.0/10.0-15 on a 10" rim with a 3" backspace. If I were to do it again, I would have made the rear wide enough to use a 4" backspace rim. Those are way more common and easier to buy.

    The tubs and frame rails are stock. Of course I have subframe connectors and a roll cage of my own design.

    There are no dumb questions and I like to help out others. I don't have any 'secret' parts like some people seem to in the racing world.
     
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    Tony..... lets get that beast to the track this fall :)
     
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    I'm working on it! Things are coming together, but the weather wasn't co-operating. It's finally starting to cool off and I'm not hating to be in the garage lately.
     
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    Don't blame ya... me either... still too hot
     

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