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MD
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 96
posted May 15, 2003 11:32 PM  
We have a new Super 4 class at Southern Oregon Speedway. You can look at the rules on thier site, www.sospeedway.com
I was wondering where else they have been running these cars for a while? Looking for some insight to get fast. Any builders out there with experience or somewhere on the web to look? Who has that #15 car with the wing and aftermarket body in the user pics page? Any and all information would be very helpful. Thanks...

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towmandan
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 370
posted May 16, 2003 09:16 AM  
I looked at the track website and I would run the 2.3 ford I would get 2.5 stroker crank 5.7 rod mill the head for compression and Im gonna recommend you talk to B4racing hes on here quite a bit and is really good with these engines he can give you cam and valve train suggestions hope you have fun with it.....Towman

superdave
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Total posts: 280
posted May 16, 2003 09:21 AM  
The easiest thing to do is dump your stock clutch and flywheel. Ram Coupler wouldn't be legal but the Go-Getter would be as it uses clutch plates and not a cone clutch.

Limit is on bore but not stroke. Stroke a 2300 Ford with a good solid camshaft, aftermarket intake with a Holley 500 carb. Lots of RPM's. It will take it.

Cut some gears out of the tranny and use a nine inch ford rear in high gear. Synthetic fluids in the tranny and gear make a big difference.

Of course the right springs and stock mount racing shocks are the best start. Racer walsh and Esslinger can sell you everything you need. All it takes is money!

There's lots of good ideas that don't cost quite so much. Just depends on how fast the competition is. I built and maintained a car and engines for 4 straight Mini Stock championships. Spent a ton of money doing it too.

Good luck,

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b4racing
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 626
posted May 16, 2003 12:08 PM  
What kind of car are you wanting to race first. I personally like the 2.3 ford. If you do go this way. I would see if JD Laramee would do your head by far he is the best. If you have someone else do it go for a oval port head with a efi intake and get an adapter. Are your corners real tight or are they sweeping. I would then get wiseco or ross or je pistons. then I would get 5.7 rods. If you have real tight corners then get where your rpms are dropping quite a bit I would get a 2.5 crank and have it lightened and balanced. If it is sweeping corners then go with stock crank lightened and balanced. Make sure not to lighten them to much as they tend to flex. I would stick with a 350 holley and have it set up. Earl Parker is really good. I would go with a goldstar clutch if you have the money to spend. This is a start if you need any other help just ask. Remember the head is where most of the power comes from the lower end is for durability. BObby

b4racing
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 626
posted May 16, 2003 12:17 PM  
Also I would stay with the stock 7.5 rear. It is much lighter than the 9". The gear selection is not as great but you can play around with your trannie to get the right gear. I also like using the limited slip You will be less likly to have a push than welding the gears but to each his own. Good luck BObby

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MD
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 96
posted May 17, 2003 03:02 AM  
Thanks a ton for the info. It will be printed and used. We'll post a pic when we're done and keep ya informed. If there's anything else, don't hold back please...

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