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 Post subject: QA1 Shocks?
 Post Posted: Sun Jun 04, 2006 1:53 pm 
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Anyone have any written data on how to adjust these things? Mine are turned all the way in the + direction. The car seems a little stiff in the rear and I was wondering what the adjustment does in either direction.

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I'll have to find my paper work Ken. But I am pretty sure that pos. is tight. And if I remember correctly, positive turns to the right? I'll see if I can find my paperwork and post some info later. =;


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If I'm not mistaken those QA1s are the same as Hals which were originally AVOs. talk about mixin your acronyms! Anyway I ran the AVO/HAL shocks on the Pinto for years. clockwise makes them stiffer. I think mine had a total of 12 "clicks" in them and I started in the middle of the adjustment and trial and error'd it for the best 60'.If the track is hookin' hard tighten it up to take some hit out of it. if the track was slick, loosen them up. 2 clicks is a pretty big change. The adjuster changes both the compression and extension on the shocks with one adjuster.

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Chuck where did you start out? These on my car are tight to the + direction. Should I back them up to say 6 clicks to begin with?

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I have mine 2 clicks off of dead soft. I am going to tighten them my next time at the track. I am hitting the tire really hard. =; But my car is 3,250 with me in it. I use 110lb. springs.


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Chuck where did you start out? These on my car are tight to the + direction. Should I back them up to say 6 clicks to begin with?


yeah, that's what I would do. turn them in till it stops and back off 6 clicks. I am assuming there is a total of 12 clicks in them. If it seems like your close I would change them 1 click at a time, if not 2 clicks should make a noticable difference. look for the best 60' time.

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Hi Ken
Member all the probs i had
I solved mine by going 6 clicks from the softest setting
Man what a difference that made to the 60 ft times
Oh they are the same brand as yours as well
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I ran Strange Eng. Dbl Adj. on my 64 and just wanted to throw it out there that that when I first got them I would just make a change regardless if it was 1,2 or 10 clicks and would make a pass. I wasnt getting much for results and learned the car had to be bounced up and down to work the shocks in the new posistion. Once I started doing that after an adjustment the car would react to each change.


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Well I adjusted them to 6 clicks from the hard stop. That should put me in the "middle of the road" so to speak.

Will have the "John Holmes" carb back on this weekend to see if I can get some consistancy in this thing as well as the 5mph I lost going to the 750.

One good thing about the one 750 carb though, I made three passes on a 4 gal fuel cell the other day and it took less than 3 gal to fill it back up!

Well, got a computer to reload ($$$) so I better get after it. =;

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hmmmmm, mine are set at 5 from soft.... maybe this year I'll try adjusting them a bit each way...

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