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Author Topic:   Rayburn chassis set up
Dirt Newbie

Total posts: 2
posted November 13, 2005 02:21 PM  
Would like to start off by saying that I have entered a field of knowing very little about. I am currently the owner of a 98 Rayburn getting ready to buy a crate motor and start racing. I have loved this sport since my childhood and always said that when I got enough money I was going to buy one and here I am today. I am hoping there is someone out there who can tell me a little bit about what I need to do for diferent track conditions, type of tranny that is better than the other and anyone who might be able to help me find crate motor regulations. I have seen the class say that I need a 602 or 604 but do I really have to buy direct from GM or can I build to that specification? Anyone willing to give me some info in these areas would be greatly appreciated.

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 210
posted November 13, 2005 06:33 PM  
for setup, check out the cj rayburn website, they have some base setup sheets and adjustment guide on there. you could also call the guys at rayburn and they should be able to get you started out with specifics for your model of car.
i would stick with either a bert or brinn transmission if your rules and budget allow. they can be found for a good price second hand and are very durable. try looking on some of the top drivers web sites, because at this time of year they are often selling up some stuff ready to update. also try the classifieds on this forum,, and ebay.
i'm not too familiar with the crate rules but i would have thought that the whole idea is that everyone has to end up with the same engine thus eliminating the opportunity to build your own. value for money, they're probably pretty good anyway, besides, whole idea is to create a good entry level and low budget form of late model racing.
just remembered, i think go24 (who posts on this site) runs a rayburn and seems pretty clued up, hopefully he'll be able to help.

Ego Racing
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 730
posted November 13, 2005 07:18 PM  
You MUST run a 602 or 604 crate motor and they are sealed. You cannot build one to match. Beside you can not build a completely new 350hp/400ftlbs of torque motor for $3000 or a completely new 400hp/400ftlbs of torque aluminum head motor for $5200.

GO 24
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 367
posted November 14, 2005 01:41 PM  
We'll sure try to help ya if we can.
If you don't already have a baseline setup for the Rayburn pm me & I'll send ya what we run on the 00'. Take my advise on CJ....if your car isn't fairly new he won't give you alot of time and that's just the way he is.
The 602 and/or 604 MUST be bought from a disignated supplier (contact the track for that list) and remain sealed...the 602 seamed to work great for the guys who ran it around here this year.
What size of tracks will you be running on?
Bert Brinn Falcon are all good tranny's, besides the websites listed check out:

Dirt Newbie

Total posts: 3
posted November 16, 2005 02:58 PM  
You should try to make it to the Rayburn Seminar on the 25th of this month, it would help you quite a bit.


Dirt Newbie

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posted November 16, 2005 03:10 PM  
Sure wish I could but unfortunateley operational commitments must come first...see Im in the military and getting to go and do stuff like that right now is slim to none but I appreciate the info...I saw it on his website about a month ago and wanted to load the car up and just go and get some goodies out of it and hopefully get some work done but just isnt going to happen this year...maybe next though

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