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Hi...pretty new to the board. Great info available to the average guy. I have a 68 mustang fastback with caltrac bars and the rancho 9 way shocks, and i have a question: should i be trying to add weight to the car to come to some "ideal" front to rear weight distribution, or just keep working with the bars and shocks? the car has 53.5% ft 46.5% rear now. on hoosier quicktime pros it runs pretty consistent 7.28-30 at 95.5ish mph with 1.60-1 60ft times. from the mph, i think it could 60ft quicker. Thanks for any advice. Duke
 

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spoke to travis at caltrac, and got some advice on shock settings, but nothing in the way of weight distribution. do i even need to worry about weight distribution, or what? any advice AT ALL will be appreciated. Duke
 

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thanks for the reply, John. actuallyTravis and i just went through that exact issue. it seems that alot of the mustangs were having that exact problem with the previous 5 way ranchos being 2 inches too short, so when i called he had me measure them. that's how i got the 9 ways, he sent them to me for free...great service from those guys. how heavy is that plate in your truckbed john?
 

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yep, if i can get the gaskets in the car in time...havent taken the heads over to dave to mill them to the suggested RA yet. just need some time to get everything squared away. if it will hook, it should run the number. good luck in orlando, John.
 

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thanks for the info, Craig. when i get the gaskets in the car i'm gonna start stiffening up the shocks till it quits the "hook and spin". i'm on setting 6 now, but i spoke to some of the caltrac guys in orlando this past weekend, and apparently the general consensus is the stiffer the better, till the tires go flat :) i'm gonna make some weight bars for the car 50lbs each, and try it. whatever works, i'll scale it up and post my results. (saw alot of weight in those caltrac cars also) thanks for the advice. Duke
 

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hmm, hadn't thought of that...good point. whenever wilma lets racing resume in immokalee, i'll do the rear shocks and then see what happens. my front shocks are the carrera 90/10s as recommended (and sold) by Calvert, but theyre not adjustable. i did find however, that lengthening the ft shocks (the mr. gasket extentions) really seemed to help quite a bit. thanks for the tips, Craig... really appreciated. Duke
 
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