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Old 02-23-2009, 06:16 PM   #41
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I have the complete Alf Wiebe system on my Chevelle. It is the original type that Alf built.
I just got word from NHRA that I will no longer be able to run my car after April 30, 2009 with this setup.

I talked to Alf and He said that He is in the process of building a new rear suspension kit that will be legal in A body cars.

Why are Cal-Trac bars legal? They adjust the pinion angle on leaf spring cars, no???

This is a little confusing to me.

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Old 02-23-2009, 06:21 PM   #42
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I searched for pics and found none on here.
How many pictures do you want???
Email me at craig@mrgoodbrush.com for pics
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Old 02-23-2009, 06:36 PM   #43
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Cal-Track bars do NOT adjust pinion angle. No more than a slapper bar.
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Old 02-25-2009, 05:51 PM   #44
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I have the complete Alf Wiebe system on my Chevelle. It is the original type that Alf built.
I just got word from NHRA that I will no longer be able to run my car after April 30, 2009 with this setup.

I talked to Alf and He said that He is in the process of building a new rear suspension kit that will be legal in A body cars.

Why are Cal-Trac bars legal? They adjust the pinion angle on leaf spring cars, no???

This is a little confusing to me.

Craig
B/SA Division 6
While I am not surprised... how can they allow something and then renege on it like that?

That is a very expensive setup, and it sounds like a number of racers are getting screwed in that decision.
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Old 02-26-2009, 01:44 AM   #45
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The caltracs do not adjusts the pinoin angle, the spring perches are welded to the housing and there is no rule on pinion angle.Yet,lol
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Old 02-26-2009, 01:47 AM   #46
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Hey sean,
What class will your caravan run when NHRA does away with the front wheel drive class?
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Old 02-26-2009, 04:38 PM   #47
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Hey sean,
What class will your caravan run when NHRA does away with the front wheel drive class?
I won't run a class. I'll put a bigger turbo on it and go take money from kids in Honda's. And probably use it for a daily driver.
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Old 02-26-2009, 05:30 PM   #48
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Hey Phillip, FWD classes have already been cut from 16 to 5 classes and combined autos and sticks. How are you gunna like it when RWD classes go to one pound breaks? Combine autos and sticks? Your next pal. Jim
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Old 02-26-2009, 05:57 PM   #49
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My little V/SA slant six will be just fine and if it's not I'll get the A865 finished and go CJ hunting. Thank you, Thank you very much.
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Old 02-27-2009, 08:37 AM   #50
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72 malibu that is one bad street car. It is still not a stocker. The A body is one of the toughest stocker to run for two reasons, one is the rear suspension and the other is that the motors are some ot the most powerful in stock. Traction is the issue with 9 inch tires. The 1970 454 is so powerful, I elected to stay with a L78 402 in my stocker.

Alf builds one system that works with the high power A bodies front and rear suspension. It really works. The A body twist is eliminated. The cars hook in most car washes. His front end kit makes the car faster. On the launch, the front tires don't look like a duck and scrub off speed when they land. An A body has the upper arms tilted backwards for anti dive. The front is up in the air at the top end catching air. His system takes out the anti dive and increases the aero dynamics. When I changed to his new system last year, I gained 2.5 miles per hour in the traps.

I have run a rear Weibe system since I started running my A body 6 years ago. The only reason to not buy one is that you want to have the pride that I designed my own system or I don't have the money to buy a complete system. I just figured how many years can I race? I want my car to run. I don't need to reinvent the wheel. He builds a proven system.

If you ever get to spend time with him, he is as straight a person that you will find. He will help you at his own expense. What a great guy.

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