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Arkie Dirt Racer
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 25
posted August 21, 2001 05:25 PM
Does any tracks have a cubic inch rule for cruisers? Our track just says any "stock" V8. There are some guys here running Big Blocks and saying they are all stock. its kinda aggrivating when you've got a 350 running against a guy with a 454 or 440.
Also, our tech man don't go through any trouble inspecting the engines. If it will pull 16" of vacume he calls it stock! You can still run a decent cam and pull 16". To win a cruiser race at our track you almost need a 12.5:1 6-inch rod 350 or 400.
Guys are also running racing springs and shocks. they are against the rules, but since everyone is doing it they are just "letting it slide" for the rest of this year. If me and my freind weren't trying to just get some first-year driving experience, we could build a hobby car for about the same price!
sorry for the book, I just had to rant...lol

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phelps
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 14
posted August 28, 2001 09:30 PM
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Originally posted by Arkie Dirt Racer:
Does any tracks have a cubic inch rule for cruisers? Our track just says any "stock" V8. There are some guys here running Big Blocks and saying they are all stock. its kinda aggrivating when you've got a 350 running against a guy with a 454 or 440.
Also, our tech man don't go through any trouble inspecting the engines. If it will pull 16" of vacume he calls it stock! You can still run a decent cam and pull 16". To win a cruiser race at our track you almost need a 12.5:1 6-inch rod 350 or 400.
Guys are also running racing springs and shocks. they are against the rules, but since everyone is doing it they are just "letting it slide" for the rest of this year. If me and my freind weren't trying to just get some first-year driving experience, we could build a hobby car for about the same price!
sorry for the book, I just had to rant...lol



We race at a track in southern Kansas. There rules say "no Chevy cars or engines" Yet bumpy idling monte carlos are up front every week??

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ARR
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 16
posted August 30, 2001 12:12 PM
All the tracks we run at have no rules for cubic in. We run a 350 with a slightly larger cam than stock and have out run the big blocks all year. Seems like the big blocks are always spinning their tires out of the corners. If you can get your car to handle good you can do well in this class with out alot of power under the hood. Just my opinion

Pit Bull
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 42
posted September 04, 2001 05:58 PM
I dont have racing springs or shocks, but I do have a healthy big block that really plants the power. Ive got about 400 dollars in the motor, and it paid for itself in just a few races. For an engine, I would recommend a big block. Ive got a 455 buick, which is 100 lbs lighter than a 454 chevy, keeps weight off the nose. The oiling system must be modified to make it live, however. Parts are not cheap for buicks, and are hard to find, but you dont have to do a heck of alot to them to make them scream. Last race I smoked a 383 chevrolet powered caprice with racing springs and shocks. I had way more power than his 383. THERE IS NO REPLACEMENT FOR DISPLACEMENT!!!

Arkie Dirt Racer
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 25
posted September 04, 2001 09:51 PM
Sometimes there is a replacement for displacement...a good handling car. A lot of times at our track the big blocks and/or hot smallblocks can't get hooked up cause all that power just spins comin off the turns. But at our track since they are just "overlooking" racing springs/shocks on tech they are hooking up good too, even with a lotta power.

Pit Bull
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 42
posted September 05, 2001 10:58 AM
Good point. A car that handles good and can hook up the power will be the fastest.

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