68 Swing Pan or 75 IRS Pan

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68 Swing Pan or 75 IRS Pan

Post by MNAirHead » Wed Aug 23, 2006 7:22 pm

Background
About a year ago, the suggestion was made to move our cal look project to a 68 chassis to get the better gearing and BJ front end...

Now we're ready to assemble... with a new wrinkle....I just located a perfect (forgotten) 75 pan...

(Engine is a 1.7 stock w/conversion... body is a 60 ragtop)

Question
68 swing... or 75 IRS - which pan & why

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Post by MASSIVE TYPE IV » Wed Aug 23, 2006 7:49 pm

what are you doing with the car?? straight line driving? want handling?

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Post by Passatman » Wed Aug 23, 2006 8:23 pm

Mnairhead go irs rearend.

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Post by MNAirHead » Wed Aug 23, 2006 8:53 pm

Good question... the details...

We're airbagging the front... it's one that will see random use on speed limit country paved roads... weekend driving.

Jake... I'm sure you've forgot... you kindly suggested to put the loot into cooling and exhaust... have your A1/Magnaflow.. Del FRd... DTM...

Watching your conversion video wasn't quite clear the ultimate years - I can understand why you wouldn't make this type of commitment with the all the variables.

I swear this thing is getting on the road sooner or later.

T.

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Post by Rescue912 » Thu Aug 24, 2006 9:45 am

MNAirHead wrote:it's one that will see random use on speed limit country paved roads
Country roads = curves so I would go IRS.

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Post by tuna » Thu Aug 24, 2006 10:59 am

Passatman wrote:Mnairhead go irs rearend.
It all depends on what you intend on doing with the car. IRS is great at many things, but it's not perfect. For a Cal-Look car, swingaxle is actually the preferred setup for most people.

For someone like me, it doesn't matter. I don't drive the curvies, pushing the limits in the corners, but I've never seen a benefit of the IRS. I like to drive fast from a stoplight and drive on the freeway, that's it. I'm a cruiser. :-)

So the question is, how does he intend on driving the car?

Tuna

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Post by MNAirHead » Wed Aug 30, 2006 6:06 pm

tuna wrote:So the question is, how does he intend on driving the car?



Tuna
Like an old lady...

Update... I just found out that the car I was going to dismantle is a rare (in the US) model 110... guess this helps it.

Thanks...

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