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mrutrac
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 18
posted July 24, 2002 01:19 PM
Well the time has come for me to pursue something that I have wanted to for a long time.... Build a race car.

Looking to build a imca hobbystock for next year.

Have one car (81 Monte). Guts gone no cage/motor/tranny/saftey stuff....long list after but hey you must start somewhere.. Many of you can relate to the position I'm in. I want to be safe and fast get some seat time but don't want to break the bank either.

Starting options... buy/build a chassis and motor/tranny combo. I have welding/motor knowledge so I can wrench and fab but could use advise on the best direction.

Any tips or advise helps a ton...

racer13
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 27
posted July 24, 2002 03:09 PM
I think the best way for you to go is go to the track you want to race out and talk to the guys you will race against and buy the best car there. You will spend a lot more on building one than if you buy one ready to go.If you want a comp. car that would be the way to go.

mrutrac
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 18
posted July 24, 2002 04:05 PM
Thats a good option, but in my area the tracks all race streetstock, next year hobbystock will start. I have plenty of time to get ready for next year. The only imca hobbystocks I find for sale are out of state and thats just a headache finding something that is not junk.

Thanks for the reply. All opinions are welcome.... now 3 options Build all/buy roller/buy chassis. If someone knows chassis builders for imca hobby please let me know. If you bought a cage, was it worth the time and did you really save anything.

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racer17j
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 1565
posted July 25, 2002 12:22 AM UIN: 54865418
i would buy a roller even one of those street stocks would more than likely work if you can weld get one and cut the cage out of it put it in your monte then copy the rest of the bars or design your own. our chassis we build are designed so that anybody can fix one if it gets bent other than the cage all the bars are straight so all you have to do is cut it out and put another one in. basily if i were you i would go out and find a roller with a good cage and safty stuff and start from there. as for a motor thats the good thing with imca it doesn't take a winston cup builder and budget to build one just get a junk yard motor have it gone thru and put a good cam and flat tops in it another thing if you can find one of the big rochester carbs it helps out alot

dode
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 417
posted July 25, 2002 10:48 AM UIN: 13209501
What exactly is a "big" rochester...is that one of the 850's that came on some big blocks I think?

JOhn

mrutrac
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 18
posted July 25, 2002 01:19 PM
Thanks Everyone for the comments.....

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racer17j
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 1565
posted July 26, 2002 08:11 AM UIN: 54865418
dode the big carbs are the 2g 500 cfm 2brls . mostly used on school buses or you can also get them from kplugnut on here or speedway or jet carbs it will cost you about 250 for a new one but it's well worth it belive me

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