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markz
07-01-2013, 11:13 PM
Got my car back today from John Holt (Columbus OH - does a lot of SS/AH cars). He put an Alterkation front end on it and went through the whole car.

Came out real nice. I am very pleased. Car lost about 35 lbs from the front but overall should be a much better car. He made quite a few changes including lowering the car and changing the rear springs from 130 lb to 170 lb. When I switched to the M/T 10.5 tire, the car spun quite a lot and no longer pulled the wheels, but was pretty consistent. We expect the car to wheelstand again. We'll see. Hoping for 9.50's in decent weather with the car.

If the weather is good this weekend, I plan on taking it out. Still need to get a diaper installed.

Not the greatest pictures...........

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67440Dodge
07-02-2013, 08:05 AM
Looks great Mark.. I'd love to do a Alter-K on my car, but just can't swing what they run.

67r/t4speeder
07-02-2013, 10:06 AM
Looks nice Mark, I bet you cant wait to test it, we know how you like to get the wheels up. I was wondering about how close the coil on shock is to mount, at full extension is it any closer? And is the shock the limiter or is there a limit strap or bump?

65rbdodge
07-02-2013, 11:15 AM
NICE!

snook
07-03-2013, 10:54 AM
I've always wanted to ditch the T-bars but I run NSS and it's not legal there. Looks great and maintenance should be a breeze now.

markz
07-03-2013, 06:11 PM
Looks nice Mark, I bet you cant wait to test it, we know how you like to get the wheels up. I was wondering about how close the coil on shock is to mount, at full extension is it any closer? And is the shock the limiter or is there a limit strap or bump?

Can't answer your first question - have not looked that close yet. And yes - the shock is the limiter. It is a double adjustable shock.

Sedanman67
07-03-2013, 07:38 PM
You may find it difficult to lift the front wheels with the AlterKation, there is far less suspension droop than there was with the stock front end.

ws27
07-03-2013, 08:42 PM
Looks great, lots of eye candy under there.

Racer Brown
07-04-2013, 11:12 AM
Looks great!!

mattsmopars
07-17-2013, 08:58 AM
That looks very nice! I think Bill makes nice quality stuff. I have wanted to use his street lynx kit on the rear of a dart project I have.
Matt

TekHousE
07-18-2013, 12:40 AM
Looks great!

markz
07-26-2013, 10:24 PM
Well I did take it out 2 weeks ago. Was a tad slow given the conditions (best 9.77 @ 137.5 mph), but there is hope on the suspension. Given it was a hot test and tune night, it was not bad. Got pretty decent air under the front tires on the second run, and a little less on the following runs. But I was really not pulling the wheels at all with the M/T tires ever before, so it is good progress. Had a best of 1.38 60 ft and a bunch of 1.39s.

Car was breaking up a bit going down the track. Don't think it had a huge impact on et, but needs fixing. My ignition system is old, so I bought new stuff. Need to get it installed before I go out again.