Happy Birthday. Had the same one just a few days before you.
Back in the day, 1967 to be exact, I bought my beautiful wife a pretty little black over gold, Malibu hardtop w L79 4sp. It, like my Vega, wanted to send the backend around although with its longer wheelbase wasn't so quick about it. It took very little air in a single airbag in the right coil to make it go dead straight. My wife raced the car in Pure Stock first, running sub 14 secs consistently. She liked the racing, but wanted the sound and fury of a proper race car. So shield and strap, headers and gears, and a set of the just released M&H 7" wrinkle walls for stock classes she went racing. The little 327 at 350hp had to run with the big dogs, and run it did. Picking both front wheels 2-4 inches, it left dead level and straight as an arrow. Wheelies were rare in the stock classes and a reporter for National Dragster caught a great pic for the paper. She "treed" the national record holding 427 BIscayne once and he was in tears putting his car on the trailer. Pretty embarrassing, that.
I degress. Its a problem that came with all those birthdays. I like the bag because they are instantly adjustable, up or down. Nothing permanent about them, with a convenient line you can make changes without crawling under the car. And then, ssssss, the preload is gone and you drive home. Oh, and I do have the stop hops. You can do the same thing with shock rates, but you have to crawl under the car, which I'm loath to do like I did 50 years ago, and then change 'em back or you'll feel it driving around.
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on Wed Jul 06, 2016 11:36 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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