Anybody out there running a '62-'67 in Stock Eliminator? Need to know what method used to re-locate rear springs inboard, what size tire you can get under there.
Nothing in the NHRA rule book that sez you can't relocate the rear leaf springs inboard....that I've found. A 9" tire will fit the wheelwell IF the springs can be moved. Book also sez you can trim a maximum of 1" from front or rear wheel opening to clear a taller tire. I have new set of 29x9's....If I can squeeze them under there.... Figured a Stocker vet would know.Um, in Stock classes you can't go changing the suspension around. You might want to read your rule book. Most Stock classes use a 30x9 slick as a maximum, but I doubt that'll fit in a 2nd gen's rear wheel wells.
Didn't say it would be easy...just that it could be done. Just probing right now. Don't like all the restrictive rules in Stock, but do like the stock suspension/small tire concept. I have a '66 Chevy II and a '69 Chevelle and the latter would seem to be a better option in some ways.This should be interesting. Please post some pics when done.
Don't really have anything definite in mind. Really just wanted to look at what it would take to prep a car. Tired of the big tire/tube chassis thing & looking for a new direction.What are the combinations you are looking at running, that will help to determine alot.
I hope you have a lot of money....If not, you will waste a lot for an uncompetitive car.Didn't say it would be easy...just that it could be done. Just probing right now. Don't like all the restrictive rules in Stock, but do like the stock suspension/small tire concept. I have a '66 Chevy II and a '69 Chevelle and the latter would seem to be a better option in some ways.
Yeah Dave, the Chevelle is ready to go as soon as I get the motor back from freshening. Only have a 355" SBC. Runs 7.30's eighth mile. Easy car to race.I've always likes the Stock eliminator class. Before I got the 65 I built a 69 Chevelle. Set it up like a stocker. 9x30 tire, 4.56 gear, 454 9-1 engine, and a bolt on rear control arm locator. Car ran 11.60's yanking the tires a foot in the air with a 1.51 60ft time. It was a ball. Then I got the dragster and 65. It was fun while it lasted. Dave