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PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 6:03 am    Post subject: Anyone have any opinions or experience with this? Reply with quote

http://smithracecraft.com/article.pdf
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 10:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't know as I can not load that page. What are we talking about?

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 4:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The .pdf article is about this setup from Smith Race craft-





Taken from a gallery on their site:

http://smithracecraft.com/gallery/customers.html

They donít have a lot of info about this setup there though- none on the 68-73 Nova at least.


I did happen across a place near us in FL that sells very suspiciously similar control arms and steering parts-

http://www.trzmotorsports.com/316.html
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 5:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

About all I've done is glance at that sort of stuff when flipping through magazines. I might like to have it, but I don't think there would be much return on the investment as much as the rest of my car weighs. Most of what I have seen is pretty pricey. Clay
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 7:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you have no way to fabricate it then buy it. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 11:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

it looks pretty. wheres it made and by who ? i know who is selling it but do THEY make it ? i saw no reference to "Made In USA". maybe im just paranoid but i have to ask Embarassed .
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 02, 2008 9:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like the look of the Max-Trax bars. With the adjust ability seems a bit better than the others I have seen.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 02, 2008 11:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We used the Chris Alston clip on a nove and the only thing I didnt like was you could not rake much caster into the alignment. I like 6-8 degrees on a drag car, and we could only forcefully get 4. For street use they would be OK though.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 02, 2008 7:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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i wish i made that kind of loot Embarassed

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 02, 2008 7:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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We used the Chris Alston clip on a nove and the only thing I didnt like was you could not rake much caster into the alignment. I like 6-8 degrees on a drag car, and we could only forcefully get 4. For street use they would be OK though.

That sucks. That's the one reason I have actually looked at the tubular control arms - they claim to have more caster built in. I'm in the situation with not quite enough caster and to much camber - sort of work the best between the two. Clay

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 02, 2008 7:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Check out Speedway Motors catalog online as they sell tubular A-arms for a song with loads of caster and camber for roundy-round cars. (First gen Camaro equals a1968-'74 Nova, Second gen Camaro parts fit 1975-'79 Nova).

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