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  1. How much for two 1300 plus?
  2. I am in a similar situation but on the other end of the stick. I bought my used car with motor last summer and a couple of months sold the VW and got a Honda to put in it. I tried to be honest with the guy I sold it to and told him here is what a paper form 20 years ago said and the guy who built it, but I cant verify any of it. I even told him it had overheated on me the last couple of times if I was in boost to long. He still bought it and took it get torn down. Turns out not only was it in bad shape, the crank was not what the paperwork said. Supposed to be a 90MM crank and turned out to be 86MM. Guy isn't to happy with the deal anymore. Anyway he contacted me and told me the deal. I have no obligation to help him out but I am going to give some of his money back. Basically enough where I feel it was fair. I also came down on my asking price a good deal and told him I couldn't afford to take the chance on two used motors. I am not sure he is going to be happy what I offer him, but I'm not paying for new parts to be put in either. Buying used parts is a risk, you never know what's in it - but that's why its significantly cheaper than new. I've always been pretty lucky with buying used stuff so I'm hoping I get some more good karma out of this as well.
  3. That's the thing about those limited classes, they start off great - but eventually people starting spending more than you would in an open class to have the 'super secret stuff' just to add 10 horsepower byt eh rules. I also believe you about the lap times. There is only so much power the G60 can put to the ground. I think that's why the crate does so well, its about the limit of what the tire can take and you don't waste all the power spinning the tires. We had a tweaked chassis once. Put it on jack stands, drilled some anchors into the concrete and used a come a long on the tweaked corener (most likely left or right rear in your case) and pull the sucker straight. Just make sure to check for frame cracks afterwards. May not be necessary, but would get your scale numbers closer to what 'the book' says it should be. Also need to make sure all 4 jacks are perfectly level.
  4. Although for the new chassis I would also want to know what kind of updates the new cars have. The guy that bought my car had a brand new 2015 razor he was racing and let me check it out. Pretty similar except the shock/spring angles seemed more extreme and it was a coil over on the right rear instead of the eliminator.
  5. it is an x mod.. it has a swing arm on left rear and spring on top of the housing on the right rear. all solid bars including the pull bar. We had to take a little length out of the left rear chain, was getting too much drop and rear steering too hard on the straight.. it has a ton of compression in left rear and a tie down right front on it. Seems to work pretty good. Next year I have to switch it over to noirthern sport mod rules. No more swing arm. Spring on top both sides and straight panhard bar behind housing.. What chassis were you running? She really wants to be in an A mod next year, not sure if I will be able to make it happen though. Hard enough keeping up with this year running 2 tracks. We are probably 20 already this year. Cool, I had two buddies running sport mods out here in CA, basically northern sport mod rules but I think they were allowed biscuit instead of solid bar. I had a 2010 BMS that I had bought in about 2011, funny enough I sold it back to the guy I bought it from. One of those buddies I mentioned in the sport mod has a 2008 (I think) BMS that's been backhalved more like a dirtworks car. He had it as a three bar northern sport mod rule set up then had it switched over to 4/4 planning on going to A Mod, but then got married and bought a house haha. I can see how much he was wanting for the roller. It is a 9 inch instead of quick change and hell probably keep the motor. He invested way to much in it and wouldn't sell it for a reasonable price. Either he had a brand new body on it already and was in the process if it. Our crew chief had got bored and stripped it down to the frame and rebuilt it over the past 6 months or so, should be pretty clean although I haven't seen it. Let me know if you want me to ask, he got serious about selling his since I sold mine. I don't think I ever got to race that many times in a year, depending on what motor you run it will go through a right rear in one race. I had a an open 383 on methanol so it ate through them pretty quick. I always said fi the motor blew I would get a crate though, people were getting good results and saving some tire - especially on the dry slick. a LOT less maintenance to. Methanol is nice on the track, a pain in the ass in the garage. over the next 2 years they are switching over to northern sport mod rules here.. our rules are kind of an abortion.. we can run a Falcon, Brinn, etc.. 10-1 compression, vortec heads, but has to have production cast iron intake and Holley 4412.. the guy that built her motor just dyno'd one it was around 400.. She is great on tires, I am getting 3-4 races out of left front, right rear, and left rear. She barely even feathers them. I have 3 I use for the heat and prep the 3 for the main at the shop then just switch them. After 3 or so races the main event tires become heat race tires. Sounds like a nice car, would prefer a quick change though obviously.. Her car now was an A mod. I have all the 4 bar stuff.. Just not sure I want to try to run A mod with this old of a chassis. It is a 2005 Shaw that has had a rough life. It used to be Jemery Payne's old car from back in the day. I think the crate is the way to go. They are dominating out here. Your sport mod buddies, what are they running for transmissions? My Falcon has to come out next year and I am not sure which way to go.. I know one of them was running a built powerglide, the other was running I believe a 3 speed Saginaw with 1st removed. We enver had the money for the fancy trans. I was even running a 3 speed 1st removed setup with the tinyest clutch possible in my A mod. I always liked the Brinns myself though - no real reason why. Shaw makes a hell of a chassis. Only thing I remember about them is people said they would start to bend with a lot of races or motor due to the overslung chassis, but I don't know if there was any truth to that. I only ever had an undeslung in the BMS but my buddies we backhalved they used overslung so it must not be that bad. My opinion is run it with the current chassis, it would be great learning. Figure out adjusting the 4 bars and let her get used to being up on the bars then start looking for a chassis after she's comfortable. That at least shes comfortable in the car itself, and you just change everything underneath it haha. Once you guys get the feeling and adjustments down start looking for a new chassis. But then again sounds like shes picking it up pretty quick so there may be no point.
  6. it is an x mod.. it has a swing arm on left rear and spring on top of the housing on the right rear. all solid bars including the pull bar. We had to take a little length out of the left rear chain, was getting too much drop and rear steering too hard on the straight.. it has a ton of compression in left rear and a tie down right front on it. Seems to work pretty good. Next year I have to switch it over to noirthern sport mod rules. No more swing arm. Spring on top both sides and straight panhard bar behind housing.. What chassis were you running? She really wants to be in an A mod next year, not sure if I will be able to make it happen though. Hard enough keeping up with this year running 2 tracks. We are probably 20 already this year. Cool, I had two buddies running sport mods out here in CA, basically northern sport mod rules but I think they were allowed biscuit instead of solid bar. I had a 2010 BMS that I had bought in about 2011, funny enough I sold it back to the guy I bought it from. One of those buddies I mentioned in the sport mod has a 2008 (I think) BMS that's been backhalved more like a dirtworks car. He had it as a three bar northern sport mod rule set up then had it switched over to 4/4 planning on going to A Mod, but then got married and bought a house haha. I can see how much he was wanting for the roller. It is a 9 inch instead of quick change and hell probably keep the motor. He invested way to much in it and wouldn't sell it for a reasonable price. Either he had a brand new body on it already and was in the process if it. Our crew chief had got bored and stripped it down to the frame and rebuilt it over the past 6 months or so, should be pretty clean although I haven't seen it. Let me know if you want me to ask, he got serious about selling his since I sold mine. I don't think I ever got to race that many times in a year, depending on what motor you run it will go through a right rear in one race. I had a an open 383 on methanol so it ate through them pretty quick. I always said fi the motor blew I would get a crate though, people were getting good results and saving some tire - especially on the dry slick. a LOT less maintenance to. Methanol is nice on the track, a pain in the ass in the garage.
  7. I'm new here but its awesome to see someone learn about racing and come up the ranks. Hope to give my kids that opportunity if they want it. I just sold my IMCA A mod to a guy in Bullhead this past weekend. I hadn't raced in a couple of years and was tired of seeing it collecting dust. Didn't see what rear suspension setup you guys are using but moving to a 4bar/4bar setup is a kick in the pants haha. Looking through some more of the pictures though that thing is already hiking up like a 4 bar if its not already.
  8. svtim

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    Just two tanks. I have a methanol hookup for the race car so with the two tanks maybe ill do a methanol injection conversion on the VW - never have to worry about heat again haha. Thanks guys. Having fun so far. Have the same group in that group picture coming out again. Theres a white desert dynamics car on her id love to have, but don't think im ready to sell the race car to raise the money yet. Probably should get a trailer next so I don't have to rent and can go more.
  9. New to the Glamis deal. My girlfriend, now fiancée(happened in glamis) grew up there with her parents and friends. Took her out there last year for the first time in a while for her and ,my first time ever. I've done dirt circle track for a few years and have a IMCA modified, but this is a whole 'nother beast haha. first trip out last year rode in a guys ls1 Tatum and had a good time, so bought a car over the summer. Only been twice so afar this year, third trip this coming weekend, Already learned a lot - mostly what not to do. Engagement trip was a disaster, ended up burying the buggy to the heads when I ran out of talent. hiking a mile back to gecko fnding people to help - gppd guys in a nice buggy pulled me out. Learned to never go alone, cary my own tow strap, spare parts, bring flashlights and WATER. HAHA, tough trip but I got engaged after the ordeal so it worked out. Anyway, already done a few things to the buggy - nothing major supposedly 1999 sand limo 2500 CC injected turbo VW motor Picking up in phoenix - Learned about CV's after first trip Wrapped with ebay wrap to get by - High centered, she was pissed haha Good group og guys showing me the ropes did a tune up and found a stripped spark plug and broken valve adjuster, so working on that before the weekend. just learning form the site so far. the guy on here with a mosebuilt beam car took your 125 over 175 spring setup. we will see what it does this weekend, looks much softer than what seemed like a welded front end before haha.

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