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Forum: performance & modifications Yesterday, 09:47 PM
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Posted By mikep
Still looking for loan or donation of stock 740...

Still looking for loan or donation of stock 740 springs and any early stuff.
I’ll do WWD as well.

Going to Charlotte again at the end of June.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-16-2018, 12:13 PM
Replies: 24
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Posted By mikep
Yes, I think the IPD black springs should be...

Yes, I think the IPD black springs should be split up and the rear paired with stiffer fronts, the fronts paired with softer rears.

Joe Gibbs Racing is where we did the graphs. I stay with Drew...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-10-2018, 01:22 PM
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Posted By mikep
Sedan. I found another set, too. I will test...

Sedan. I found another set, too. I will test those when I test the 7 series IPDs and anything else I find.
Probably going to take the stock 945 springs off when I head back down.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-01-2018, 02:55 PM
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Posted By mikep
I will probably get them from Pete this weekend....

I will probably get them from Pete this weekend. Thanks.
Forum: performance & modifications 03-02-2018, 10:40 PM
Replies: 24
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Posted By mikep
The old ipds? Me too. They were probably unaware...

The old ipds? Me too. They were probably unaware of motion ratio. Most of us were then.
Forum: performance & modifications 02-28-2018, 12:31 PM
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Posted By mikep
My first round of tests, I used wood to spread...

My first round of tests, I used wood to spread the load on my scale (an old shipping scale with springs inside, sheet steel housing, dial indicator).
Follow-up tests to compare my methods with...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-28-2018, 12:11 PM
Replies: 24
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Posted By mikep
hit "post" too soon. hang on a minute.. I...

hit "post" too soon. hang on a minute..

I took 2 sets of springs to Drew for testing. Both have been tested on my home-made rig.

1992 245 springs, one of the rears was lower than the other,...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-15-2018, 10:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 21,390
Posted By mikep
Taking the IPD springs and the wagon springs to...

Taking the IPD springs and the wagon springs to NASCAR-land for checking on Sunday. That way I will know how far off my rig is. I may also purchase a load cell to replace my freight scale.
Forum: performance & modifications 02-09-2018, 04:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 21,390
Posted By mikep
old IPD sport black springs from Mike Rausch. I...

old IPD sport black springs from Mike Rausch.
I will add pics later.
Only measured one each.

Front spring 137 lb/in
330mm (13") free length
6.5" overall Diameter
14.27mm (.562") wire...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-16-2016, 11:21 AM
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Posted By mikep
Added installed data for the sedan. The guinea...

Added installed data for the sedan. The guinea pig was a 1983 Canadian 244 with no carpet.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-05-2016, 03:43 PM
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Posted By mikep
added numbers, separated into posts. If there's...

added numbers, separated into posts.
If there's an inch with fractions, it was a tape measure. If a decimal, it was a dial caliper.
I scraped off the paint with a knife for the wire dia.

I did...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-29-2016, 08:30 PM
Replies: 24
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Posted By mikep
92 245 Front springs 79 and 80 lb/in 445mm...

92 245
Front springs 79 and 80 lb/in
445mm (17-1/2") free length
167mm overall Diameter
13.6mm (.540") wire diameter
5.5 free coils
___ installed height

Rear 97/107#
449mm (16-5/8") free...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-28-2016, 11:34 AM
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Posted By mikep
so, just measured numbers:

1988 Hartford CT 244
Front springs 80 lb/in
449mm (17-5/8") free length
166mm overall Diameter
13.2mm (.520") wire diameter
5.5 free coils
11.5" installed height hanging
8.5" installed height...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-28-2016, 11:28 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 21,390
Posted By mikep
Spring Rate Data

Starting the spring thread that was requested.
I will edit it as we go, adding numbers and deleting extraneous comments.
Please comment, and please offer to loan sets of springs if you remove...
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