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metlm5791
Dirt Newbie

Total posts: 4
posted July 16, 2003 09:19 AM  
My wife's cousin got into racing about a year ago in slow street racing. He's dumped a ton of money in his car and is doing well. I think I've got the fever now and thought that mini stock would be an "affordable" class to run. How much would you think it would cost to start from scratch?

Thanks

b4racing
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 626
posted July 16, 2003 10:01 AM  
Well it depends on what you are wanting. Buckseight did have a good looking car for sale for 2500. That is about what the avg. car around here sells for. If you are going all out it is easy to get 8-10 grand in one. It is easier and you could actually be a little ahead if you did buy one that had been raced then you can ask for all there notes and thoughts on the car and not have to fight the learning process as much. Just my .02 BObby

cajunracer88
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 180
posted July 16, 2003 06:55 PM  
i have a nissan truck for sell with many extras for $1500 all new safety equip. email kajunracin88@aol.com or reply here

KSGerry
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 376
posted July 17, 2003 08:12 AM  
Usually, four cylinder and mini-stock racing is more expensive than other classes due to the limited number of suppliers for aftermarket components. Unless you are set on the idea to race a mini, I suggest you look at full size alternative classes.

However, just my humble opinion.
Regards,
Gerry Dedonis

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KSGerry

metlm5791
Dirt Newbie

Total posts: 4
posted July 17, 2003 01:43 PM  
How does the truck fare in the races? I've seen a couple try and race in the mini-stock and sadly to say, they come in last, if they finish at all. It seems like they don't have the gearing down for the races. It sounds like they are running high rpm but just no power and speed.

SMURFBLUE3
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 29
posted July 18, 2003 01:48 PM  
here the truck do run good we have 2 pinto in front with a fox body mustang and then s-10 gearing is everything!

also ksgerry is right some what I ran a purestreet and unless you dump 3,500 to 4,550 in that bad boy you will be middle pack

I have a pinto I'm running now (fill in driver ) it is stock motor with a motorraft carb 373 gears on 15 inch tires and it runs middle pack

If you go to www.stlracing.com go to rams you can see about four cars for sale from 1400 to 2300 all very close compitition race ready to

notn
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 26
posted July 18, 2003 07:53 PM  
.......... I am not sure I totally agree with the comment about cheaper to build a full sized car. Some one made this same statement on this forum about the time I started my mini project (the statement wasn’t to me) but I did some math anyway. This may be a true if you’re not talking “stock”. At some point you are going to have to build/rebuild a motor. Price what it will take to do the “stock” rebuild on a 350 chev then a 2300 ford (don’t forget the machine work costs). Now look at the availability of stock body/chassis parts. Heck I have 3 mustangs in my yard (Fizzbomb and 2 parts cars that were given to me) and one other mustang and a pinto that I can have for the going and getting complete with motors. If you cant find stock mustang (especially) donor cars for the hauling off you aint looking. My point being if your wanting to run stock depending on what the stock rules are at your track you CAN do it cheaper than full size street stock. Now....if you have plans to go to street or super stock next year or so you may indeed be better off starting there anyway but also if your just starting with no experience at all then the smaller horsepower cars will teach you some of the basics without dealing with more power than talent syndrome and wind up scraping your fronend parts off the wall. Power is of no use sitting in the pits because you can’t control it and your a-frame is under the oil pan. If you want to go mini.....go ford mustang post 1979...lots of them sitting in the weeds in back yards. Oh..also the 2300 has ample go-fast parts out there too. oh (part two) if your track has a hornet class (or something like it) go that way...can't get any cheaper than that.
notn

cajunracer88
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 180
posted July 19, 2003 10:52 PM  
the truck has finished no worse than the middle of the field. the best was 6th or so. nissan has great gearing. i have many extras with the truck.let me know if ur interested.

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